Happy weekend SMP California!  We wanted to take a moment on this sunny Saturday to thank some of our totally awesome sponsors who make everything we do here on the SMP California blog possible.  We love each and every one and can you really blame us with a stellar lineup like the one below?  It’s folks like the incredible boutique Ruche, photographer Jean-Philippe Dobrin, designers The Pressroom, shutterbugs Paperwhites Photography registry mavens Deposit a Gift, and artist What Shanni Saw that make all the pretty possible!  Join us for a cup of joe and get to know some of these amazing vendors a little better!

From Ruche… We’re a modern boutique with a vintage touch.   We’re an online boutique, but we strive to have friendly and personable customer service.  We have lookbooks for style inspiration. Our next one will launch soon!   We carry unique and affordable dresses, perfect for bridesmaids. We also carry a variety of jewelry and shoes for brides and bridal parties too.

From Jean-Philippe Dobrin… I was recently awarded a distinction from the WPJA (the prestigious Wedding Photojournalist Association) and The Knot’s editors named me as a 2011 “best of” pick.

When I’m not photographing weddings,  I make pictures for editorial news outlets, non-profit and advertising clients. Some of my clients include Men’s Warehouse, the Marin IJ, San Francisco Examiner and San Francisco Weekly.

I’m currently offering a 50% discount on engagement and portrait sessions for the month of August only!

From The PressroomThe Pressroom & Company (TP&C) is a select group of experienced and passionate stationery designers who came together to showcase their beautiful designs through this new venture. Our renowned designers are from all over the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. Their styles showcase a wide variety of artwork from modern to vintage, formal to understated, whimsical to elegant and more. TP&C is operated by Spark Letterpress, an experienced and trusted stationer so you can be assured your order is handled with the utmost of care.

Our exceptional yet affordable letterpress printing is a perfect match for all of life’s events. A 100 quantity, 4-piece set in 1 color letterpress is only $850, which is an amazing deal for those of you who might have thought letterpress was not in your budget.

Be sure to take advantage of their special offer for Style Me Pretty readers – 10% off your order – by using code SMP when you place your order.

Whether you’re internet-savvy or need a little guidance, the experts at The Pressroom will help you make all the right moves to end up with custom stationery you’ll treasure for years to come.

From Deposit a Gift… Deposit a Gift gives engaged couples what they want most: Flexibility. Our cash wedding registry lets friends and family contribute monetary gifts towards the dreams and experiences they actually want, not ‘stuff’ they don’t. It’s incredibly user friendly, and offers a great alternative to traditionalregistries. Simply put, it’s a less crass way of asking for cash.

Deposit a Gift works like a traditional registry to be easy on gift-givers, but allows couples to register for anything — from honeymoons to home down payments, newlywed activities to charities. We are also the only site that includes a free wedding website, and room to list your other registries, so it truly is a one-stop-shop. No shipping. No gift wrap. No need for returns.

From Paperwhites Photography … We are 2 photographers (Darcy Hemley & Trina Roberts) who have been great friends since we were 12 years old and have degrees in photography.  We absolutely love what we do!

We shoot with a variety of vintage film &  professional digital cameras.  With our editorial backgrounds, we tend to shoot weddings with an eye for the unposed  &  beautiful moments: moments that are captured, not created.  We are unique in that we shoot each wedding together-so our clients have two viewpoints, two styles, two photographers at each wedding.


From What Shanni Saw… I have an undying love for oversized towels, Fun Dip Sticks, laughter, my puppy dog, cleaning products, photography, my husband, the sunshine, making new friends, and Diet Coke (although not necessarily in that order!).  There is nothing that brings me greater joy than love.  Cliche as it may be, I truly love love.

I feel wedding photography should capture the moments just as much as the portraits- the tuck of the hair, the wipe of a tear, the gasp of a breath, the exhaling of a giggle.  I feel blessed every day the sun shines in California and strive to fill my portraits with light and love.  I would love the honor of capturing your love story!

We hope you love our newest Advertisers as much as we do and make sure to stop by their sites and show them some SMP support! Welcome aboard everyone, we’re happy to have you join our Style Me Pretty California Family!

Ruche is a member of our Look Book. For more information on how members are chosen, click here.