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Weddings Unveiled

As the days begin to shorten and the temps start to drop, it can only mean one thing: fall weddings are upon us! California brides, get ready to gather tons of inspiration at the Weddings Unveiled event from 11am until 2pm on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at San Francisco’s Embarcadero Center. This free bridal + wedding fair will get you on your way to planning your dream wedding!

This incredible free event (yes, free!) will help couples get a head start on their planning to-do list! All held in a beautiful setting filled with amazing inspiration, Weddings Unveiled will feature live music, a couture bridal fashion show by Bridal Galleria as well as 40+ top wedding professionals! This show is basically a one-stop-shop, where couples can check out incredible cakes, caterers, florists, invitations, music and even honeymoon destinations! Be sure to mark your calendars for September 14, my dears.

Not only will there be tons of amazing vendors, but there will also be giveaways, raffle prizes (such as 2 VIVO fascinators and a Motives gift bag) and special discounts, including 10% off invitations at Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy! For more information on the event, check out the Weddings Unveiled Facebook Page, and to RSVP, head over here!

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DIY Holman Ranch Wedding

This Holman Ranch fete from Jasmine Lee? It’s DIY down to it’s very core. From the Bride’s lovely veil made by the Groom’s mother and her shoes custom-made by her twin brother, to the flowy chuppah, cork signage, pillows, invitations and everything in between, this day is jam-packed with hand-crafted details. Even the Bride’s Uncle stepped in to officiate. It’s one pretty package of homemade love SMPers.

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From the beautiful Bride… The day was perfect in my eyes. I married the man of my dreams, my best friend and partner of 9 years in the most picturesque setting at breathtaking Holman Ranch which is nestled in the rolling hills of Carmel Valley. We were surrounded by our dearest family and friends during our much anticipated wedding day. I could not wait to be in the moment, at my wedding to see my husband and for the many details of our wedding to come together at last. Many of our friends and family members contributed to making the day unique and special. My Uncle Alan was one of these individuals who became ordained for the occasion and married us. The ceremony was beautiful, personal, light hearted and a mix of two cultures coming together as one (Jewish and Japanese). The chuppah we were married under was constructed by my parents-in-law Glenn and Donna. It was stunning and created the perfect canopy for us to begin our married life under.

The veil I wore, along with the flower girl basket and ring bearer pillow were made by my mother-in-law Kathy. Carl’s sister created a gorgeous picture out of 1,000 paper cranes of two coy fish in a pond as a wedding gift for us. My mother collected jars and mirror glass sprayed all of the center pieces, and made 100 succulent garden name tags as take home gifts out of baby food jars. We corked signs and letters from 10 inch tall letters I bought from a MardiGras website for less than $3 each! Friends and family baked an array of desserts for our home baked goods bar. We had sake instead of champagne! My college girlfriends all wore blue dresses to be my something blue. A few of our friends brought their GoPros in place of a videographer since it was not in the budget and captured the most special moments of the day. My husband designed all of the paper products himself, from the save the dates, to the invitations, to the ketubah. He is truly talented! My twin brother custom designed and hand painted my wedding shoes. As we know it, our fathers played a tremendous roll and payed for gas while we navigated the way. It truly was a group effort. The day following our Friday wedding we went wine tasting with 30-40 people and then my in-laws hosted a BBQ for 100 people. It was the event of a lifetime.

The most special moments to me were seeing my groom for the first time during our first look and holding his hands, starring into his eyes during our ceremony as we made promises for a lifetime with our personal vows. I was the happiest as is physically possible, so consumed with love and emotions. It was incredible. We attended 9 weddings in 12 months last year and were able to gather a lot of inspiration for our day. We knew what made past weddings memorable to us, and a few of the most important things were to have a few consecutive days of events to prolong the time with our guests, a stunning venue, phenomenal food, a talented photographer that would capture our special day for eternity, a good DJ to keep the party flowing and most importantly a ceremony that was personal and reflected our personalities, our relationship and our values. It was perfect.

Photography: Jasmine Lee Photography | Dress: Matthew Christopher | Invitations: Designed By Groom | Shoes: Urban Outfitter | Rings: Robbins Brothers, Coast Jewlery | Catering: Paradise Catering | Groom's Suit: III Bar | Bride's Earrings: Nordstrom, By Freida Rothman | Bride's Headpiece: Veil Made By My Mother-in-law, Kathy Mori | Coordination: Engaged & Inspired | Dessert Bar: Homemade Baked Good Dessert Bar With Desserts Made With Love By Bridesmaids, Friends And Family! | Hair And Makeup Artist: Skin By Gina | MC/DJ: Belmont Entertainment | Shoe Design: Blake Of Bstreetshoes | Stylist/Flowers: Assembled By Family And Delivered By Blue Heron Farms | Wedding Venue: Holman Ranch

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Modern French Inspired Wedding with Pops of Color

Jen Huang Photography has been sharing loads of goodies with us today and it’s culminating in this tuscan inspired gem. It makes a healthy dose of color look elegant, refined and all at once gorgeous. With layers of textured details by Davia Lee Events mingling with the prettiest hued blooms by Inviting Occasiongold dipped furniture by Found Rentals and a day positively brimming with happy.

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From Davia Lee EventsFrom my perspective, some of the most special aspects of this wedding was the amount of family love and support that went into it. The caterer was the grooms brother in law, the amazing young man that sang when lauren walked down the aisle & for their first dance was her nephew. There was family from near & far with many traveling all the way from Mexico. You could just feel the love all night long! From a design standpoint, working with Larrissa to create the beautiful ceremony backdrop and chapel like feeling in La Cav was one of my absolute favorite details to see come to life. It was truly a work of art, so special and so unique for this wedding. You felt as if you escaped from California and were transported to a little stone chapel in France. The design standpoint for dinner was al fresco dining with subtle details and hints. The beautiful La Tavola Linens and china from Town & Country created the perfect palette for a beautifully presented dinner menu. All of the small hand crafted details such as the painted menus, incredible 16ft charcuterie display & beer and wine tasting for cocktail hour really proved that their guest comfort was their number one priority and it was a wedding that ended far too soon!

From Jen Huang PhotographyI absolutely love color, so I was so happy to see Lauren and Jorge’s bright pops of color against the neutral, natural stone of Sunstone Winery. The subtle stones, pink peonies and flow-y navy bridesmaids were such a visual symphony. Little details by Davia and Larissa that I thought were so beautiful were the delightful pairings of flowers and gold vases and fancy gold rimmed furniture. Did anyone notice the tiny little daisies in the bouquets that echoed the pieces of gold found in the decor and the absolutely adorable flower girl and her crown? I also love a good charcuterie spread, and this one didn’t disappoint, with layers of meats and cheeses and fruits in rustic, primitive wooden bowls and wax paper, all atop aged wine barrels in the Sunstone wine room. The dinner transformed the wedding from rustic to modern with lovely hanging glass chandeliers, textured La Tavola linens and gorgeous fluted glassware. Such a feast for the senses!

Photography: Jen Huang Photography | Videography: Cloudless Weddings | Styling: Davia Lee Events | Caterer: Pasta Connection | Hair & Makeup: Team Hair & Makeup | DJ: Carlos Dymond | Catering Staff: Night And Day Productions | Cupcakes & Cake: Enjoy Cupcakes | Film & Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Florals: Inviting Occasion | Ice Cream Truck: Negranti Ice Cream | Lighting + Chandeliers: LBPS Events | Linens: La Tavola | Music: Gavin Roy | Rentals: Classic Party Rental | Rentals: Town & Country | Rentals: Found Rentals | Winery: Sunstone Winery

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