After hearing that Susan + Ben run an interior design and architecture firm together in San Francisco, we knew their wedding was going to be full of creative, design-driven touches. And everything from the dress (a vintage frock that Susan reworked) to the florals does not disappoint. But our favorite little detail is probably the paper crown favors that Susan + Ben lovingly hand-cut for each and every guest. You can tell from Edyta Szyszlo’s photos that everyone had a lot of fun with those…
Susan purchased her vintage ‘60s gown from Decades of Fashion in SF, and then added gold lace and fringe trim to jazz it up.
Romantic and soft, with a little bit of quirk added in for good measure… everything we love in a bouquet!
Susan says, I would describe our inspiration and concept to be an end-of-summer, simple and intimate dinner party at an old mansion tucked away in the Redwoods. We wanted the party to be true to us, so we took the traditional wedding concept for a spin and made it a modern celebration that reflected our styles.
Our favorite memory of the night was the moment when Ben and I walked into the dining room as husband and wife to see all our guests wearing their crowns! Ben took out his phone and took a picture of that moment—so cute and special!
Just gorgeous! Congrats Susan + Ben!
Photographer: Edyta Szyszlo Photography / Event Design & Stationery: Homework (bride & groom) / Day-of Coordinator: Marquita Hunter from Happily Wedding / Venue: Ralston White Retreat / Hair & Makeup: Jasmine Choi / Florist: Natalie Bowen Designs / Dessert: The Creme Brulee Cart / Food Trucks: The Chairman & Roli Roti / Bartenders: Geoffrey Rush & Jason Rager from AQ / Rentals: Hartmann & Zephyr Tents / DJ: Rytoast / Officiant: Demir Gjokaj (friend of the couple) / Favors: San Franola Granola & Kinfolk Magazine / Bride’s Dress: Reworked vintage gown from Decades of Fashion / Shoes: Brian Atwood / Cocktail Ring: Adina Mills / Groom’s Suit: Custom / Tie & Shoes: J.Crew / Bridesmaid Dresses: Vintage
We love surprises… and kate spade new york surprised us this week with a little pop-up wedding sale on their website! It’s no secret that we adore kate spade new york’s flirty, feminine style. And we only love it even more at up to 65 percent off. Here are just a few of the goodies we’re coveting from the surprise wedding sale…
Marry Me Book Clutch | Wedding Belles Gia | Monterey Bay Short Clamshell Necklace | Bridesmaid Idiom Bangle | Gumdrop Studs | Crystal Gardens Tennis Bracelet
Sweet Nothing Small Square Studs |Wedding Belles Starla | Monterey Bay Seahorse Cuff | Crystal Gardens Chandelier Earrings | All Wrapped Up Small Bow Pendant
Looking for the perfect bridal shower dress? Maybe a gift idea for your maids? We highly recommend that you check out the sale at surprise.katespade.com. Whether you’re a bride-to-be, a bridesmaid, or just a romantic at heart, you’ll find everything you could ever want when it comes to clothing and accessories. But the sale ends tonight, so it’s time to get shopping asap. You can thank us later for the tip!
Parisian inspired anything always gets our hearts a flutter, but this styled shoot was actually shot in Paris, in a private residence just a stones throw away from Le Louvre. It was also designed by La Marièe Aux Pieds Nus for Made in You, soooo it’s legit. The beautiful model’s name? Noèmie. And the natural floral arrangements were made by Madame Artisan Fleuriste… see what we’re doing here? Trying to drop as much French as possible, because we can. In all honesty, this is one of our favorite bridal looks. Minimal makeup, a delicate and simple gown, a flower crown (obvs), with decor to match. And let’s not forget the beautiful photos (all shot on film!), by Greg Finck!
This is the photo you’ll want to take to your makeup artist and say, I want this look, right? So pretty!
Floral garlands are everything, and add such a romantic touch to your wedding. Plus, you can use them in your ceremony, then transfer them over to your reception and use them as table runners.
The silhouette of that Elise Hameau gown, we die!
Oh anemones, we love you so. They add just a touch of drama while keeping an arrangement looking soft and romantic, don’t you think?
Simple, elegant, ethereal… j’adore!
Photographer: Greg Finck / Design & Styling: La Marièe Aux Pieds Nus for Made in You / Florals: Madame Artisan Fleuriste / Makeup: My Beauty Corner / Gowns: Elise Hameau / Rings: Paule à Bicyclette / Venue: Private apartment / Scans: Richard Photo Lab