Right after college, I packed up all of my stuff and moved to San Francsico. Bold move for a Texas girl who had never been to the West Coast. But it wasn’t long before I fell madly in love with the city (oh and did I mention I met my husband there, which might have had some influence), madly in love with its quirky but spectacular style. And this little tablescape that a handful of San Fran’s best vendors put together, captures the essence of the city beautifully…fresh, locally made food, hints of Victorian charm, and a warm, totally approachable vibe. Love, love, love that.
From Edyta Szyszlo Photography…Greetings from San Francisco! With so much eye candy on the wedding scene, it was time to put San Francisco on the map! We wanted to capture some elements reminiscent of our city in the inspirational design—Victorian architecture, diverse color, the California Gold Rush, natural beauty of the area, all with a modern twist. The goal was to showcase charming details, a bit of our city’s history mixed with the easy-going elegance that our SF brides strive for.
Our color palette and patterns were an eclectic variety of golds, poppy/cherry reds, slate/seaspray blues, celery greens and buttery creams. We wanted to add a pop of vintage pattern in some of the key details such as the tablecloths, favors and pillows. Olivia’s menu, table number and invitation set complimented the mood of timeless elegance with a fun twist.
Brocade and broach napkin rings, vintage demitasse cups as favors and place card holders, as well as the wrought iron lounge furniture were all added for Victorian appeal. The gold-rimmed dinnerware, gold flatware, gold dining chairs and gold-rimmed wine glasses added some glamour and elegance to our outdoor setting.
Seasonal florals accented all three areas. The dinner centerpiece made from bunches of Snowball Viburnum tucked into a two-tiered planter found at a thrift store. The dessert table held Strawberry tarts, red velvet cake with cream cheese icing, madelines topped with gold-leaf, and dark-chocolate truffles, and was accented with succulents and a bunch of Dusty Miller in an urn made of white milk glass. The lounge area was simply accented with a self-standing bouquet of cream tulips surrounded by fresh mint. Lidia hung recycled glass fluted jars from the tree – add candles or fresh flowers for an extra pop.
Photography: Edyta Szyszlo of Edyta Szyszlo Photography, LLC / Design and Styling: Alexis Ring and Brook Holton of Nonpareil Event Planning and Design / Event Rentals: Hartmann Studios / Floral: Lidia Sadoun of La Fleuriste / Desserts: Heather Johnson of Adelphi Productions / Letterpress: Olivia San Mateo of Olive-Route / Calligraphy: Kelley Slebos of Analog Inks