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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 | Reception Venue: Annadel Estate Winery


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Marmalade Sky Films + A Discount + A Giveaway!

There is something so special about having your wedding day captured on film for you and your honey to relive over and over again. And when the film is done by the insanely creative Northern California boutique cinematography company Marmalade Sky Films, you’ll find any excuse to press play.

Behind the lens is a team of best friends, Eugene + Matt, who worked in the film industry prior to discovering their passion for wedding cinematography. Thanks to this experience, every film they create is based in a deep love for visual storytelling. Their films capture all the special moments of the couple’s big day, from the kisses to the laughter and tears, in a way that is authentic and genuine, to tell each couple’s individual and unique love story.

Are you head-over-heels yet? Well now’s the time to book your big day with Marmalade Sky Films because they’re giving SMP readers who book before September 2015 $200 off a Wedding Cinematography Package of their choice! Simply mention this post when booking to redeem the offer. Check out their packages here.
Oh and there’s more! Marmalade Sky Films is giving one lucky reader a Save the Date film shot on Full HD ($499 value).

To enter:Comment on this post with why you’d love to have Marmalade Sky Films tell the story of you and your honey!

To win: A winner will be randomly chosen and announced in WIUP on Friday, April 24, 2015.

The details: Session must take place in San Francisco or mutually agreed upon location on mutually agreed upon date. The giveaway includes session time and one Engagement Video or Save the Date Invitation video (30 seconds to 1 minute in length).


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Fact: I could literally spend all day looking at gorgeous wedding photography.  So dedicating our entire Saturday to the brilliant work of The Marin Studio is, well… a serious no brainer.  Because this is a photographer that knows a thing or two about capturing those fabulous moments that you don’t ever want to forget, from the first kiss as newlyweds to your sparkler exit at the end of the night.  

From The Marin Studio… Hello! My name is Ramin. With each wedding, my goal is to photograph the day so that a couple and their families can experience it again and again. For me, that means understanding your vision, your personal style, and your individual needs.

Choosing a photographer is one of the most important decisions you will make for your wedding day. It is important to feel comfortable with the photographer, as you will be spending a great deal of time with them. I photograph in a personal and non-obtrusive way. I will fade into the background while capturing candid moments, and yet I will comfortably take control during portrait sessions and when you need my assistance.

My style is clean, light and sophisticated. I can capture every step of the day, starting from the time you are getting ready in the morning until past the time that your Uncle Larry has embarrassed himself on the dance floor. It’s completely up to you. It’s your day and your story.

Don’t forget to check out The Marin Studio on Twitter and Pinterest! 

Welcome to the family, The Marin Studio!  We are so happy to have you! xo

Alexandra Grecco + A Discount + A Giveaway!

Since voicing my obsession with Alexandra Grecco sweet-as-can-be skirts, I’ve been dreaming up a time + place where I can wear my very own tulle number! Offering heirloom-quality pieces that are timeless with a hint of nostalgia, I’m loving them for everything from engagement photos + bridal brunches to bridesmaid attire!

Since releasing her first collection in 2010, brides have been falling head-over-heels for this collection that is inspired by designs of the past. Made in New York’s garment district, the high-quality, six-layer tulle skirts are fully lined and layered for a perfect fit and have a gorgeous silk waistband! Available in two lengths (24″ and 30″), in sizes 00-12 and in a gorgeous selection of colors, Alexandra Grecco’s skirts are about as pretty as they come.

Just for our lovely readers, Alexandra Grecco‘s offering 20% off any quantity with code TWENTY. Offer valid until September 12, 2014. 


The Prize: A lucky reader will win a gorgeous tulle skirt from Alexandra Grecco! (value $188)

To Enter: Comment on this post with how and where you’d wear your very own Alexandra Grecco tulle skirt!

To Win: One winner will be selected at random and announced on the main page WIUP on Friday, September 12, 2014.

Terms & Conditions:  See them all right here. Good luck my dears! xoxo

Photo Credits: Ivory Tulle Skirt Couple : KT Merry | Ivory Tulle Skirt Photo: Atlantic Pacific


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Romantic Outdoor Wedding at Skylake Gardens

It’s days like this that make my heart happy.  Because behind all of the amazing details and gorgeous stylings is a beautiful duo (and heartwarming love story) that will melt your heart.  One that reminds you that saying “I do” is all about finding your lifelong best friend, and celebrating that find with your nearest and dearest in amazing fashion.  See it all captured by K Stone Photography right here.

Al Fresco

From K Stone Photography… This wedding was full of beautiful details. Everything from its lakeside setting to the subtle hints of green in the color palette; it was a perfect day. What could be better than pomegranate and walnut trees next to the water, or bouquets full of succulents?

Mostly, the day was surrounded by amazing people with beautiful stories.  Miles and Kristen met and began dating just weeks after Mile lost his mother to cancer. As the two friends walked together through tragedies, they became stronger. Strong enough to become best friends and marry one another. And together, they radiate love and joy to everyone around them. Their guests echoed the kind of happiness that these two do.

The two wed just before sunset in the early fall. And as the reception began, a live band began their evening of entertainment, which lasted long into the night.

It was a gorgeous day, absolutely gorgeous!

Photography: K Stone Photography | Floral Design: Lisa's Flor Decor | Dress: Nicole Miller | Catering: Italian Guy | Wedding Venue: Skylake Gardens

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