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The Prettiest Color Palette We Ever Did See

I’m kinda freaking out about this color palette; the dove gray bridesmaids’ dresses, the creams, the greens and those pops of burgundy. I would never have thought of this creative combination but it works oh so, so well. And Luna de Mare Photography captured it from every angle, on every detail and every moment of this intimate al fresco wedding. See it all – and get on board with these stunning shades – in our Vault gallery right this way!


From Luna de MareSherilyn and Alex were married on the grounds of Calamigos Equestrian, near stables housing majestic and beautiful horses. One of them even making a debut, long enough to pose with them during portraits.

Sherilyn decided on neutral tones for nearly all her elements, and introduced deep hues of burgundy and lush greens which were incorporated into the florals for contrast, for her warm, inviting and intimate wedding.

Guests mingled outdoors on the veranda during cocktail hour, and made their way into the reception shortly thereafter, awaiting the introduction of the new Bride and Groom.

Each of the paired attendants danced their choreographed way into the room filled with laughter and anticipation until finally the grand entrance, where the couple were greeted by boisterous welcomes and cheer. It was so much fun witnessing and capturing their beautiful day!

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Photography: Luna de Mare Photography | Videography: Etcetera Productions | Floral Design: Vickie's Flowers | Cake: Porto's Bakery | Groom's Attire: High Society | Bridal Boutique: Shin Bu Bridal | Bride's Hair + Makeup: Jackie Su | Bridesmaids' Makeup: Yuri Sinata

IQ Videography

I’ll admit it — I’ve been married almost four years, and I still watch my wedding film all the time. So you can imagine my excitement that I get to introduce you all to the incredibly talented and award winning IQ Videography.

Based in San Francisco, IQ Videography specializes in an artistic, modern style that beautifully captures all the details of your wedding day. Their unobtrusive approach allows for a more intimate filming of your big day and their top-notch HD technology and editing techniques create a finished product that is something you’ll watch on repeat for years to come. IQ Videography also uses combinations of 8mm film and video — swoon! The combination of nostalgic + crisp footage is so unique and seriously special.

Capturing all of the most special and emotional moments from your big day, from gift exchanges to hand-written emotional vows, IQ Videography crafts wedding films that are as visually stunning. For more information and to book them for your big day, head over here.

Ceremony Venue: Calistoga Ranch Resort | Reception Venue: Annadel Estate Winery


Patina Wedding + A Giveaway!

Dreamy weddings?  They’re sort of our business here at SMP.  So when it comes to drop-dead gorgeous affairs that make our hearts sing, our obsession starts and ends with Patina Wedding.  From their expert culinarians to their fab mixologists to their amazing planning team, this, loves, is a group of wedding gurus that knows a thing or two about making your day totally stunning + totally unique.

A literal dream team of all things wedding, Patina Wedding can take those visions that have been dancing in your head and turn them into a serious reality.  Think custom dessert stations meets fabulous drinks meets the prettiest celebration you have ever seen and you are sooo on the right track.  And with Patina Wedding, each and every affair they touch is yours and yours only, so that every magical moment of your day speaks 100% to you and your honey.  We love that.

Contact one of Patina Wedding’s amazing Wedding Specialists at 213.972.3673 or to start talking about your perfect day.  You can celebrate your “I do’s” in a location of your choosing, or select one of Patina Wedding’s breathtaking locales, including the Walt Disney Concert Hall.  No matter the venue, you can rest assured that Patina Wedding and their extensive network of vendors will craft a day that you never dreamed possible… and then some.


What: Patina Wedding is giving away $2500 towards your dream day, plus free upgrades, toasts, dinners and discounts on party favors!

Who: To enter, simply build your Pinterest wedding board and take a short quiz!  Click here for all of the details! #PatinaRingOnIt