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Colorful + Modern Firehouse8 San Francisco Wedding

If you haven’t figured it out by now, the quickest way to my heart is with an amaze wedding, and BrittRenePhoto? Well she sure knows how to capture my affection. A dreamy celebration full of colorful modern details, it’s easy to see why I’m crushing hard on Tysie and Jared’s special day. One look at this gallery and you’ll understand the love I feel towards this pretty lil’ party, see it all in THE VAULT!

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From the Bride…Tysie moved to the West Coast in 2004 and promptly started going out almost every night, leading her down the primrose path to a group of friends she would have forever. Little did she know at the time that one of those friends would end up meaning much, much more.

We met shortly after Tysie moved to town but didn’t start dating until 2012 after Tysie persistently pursued Jared to hang out after a concert:)We spent that morning laughing at reruns of The Batchelor and talking about what we wanted to eat that day. Who knew this would come to define our favorite pass time – going to the grocery store!

But it wasn’t meant to be quite yet – after hatching a creative plan to get rid of Jared that day, it was up to him to figure out how to spend more time with her. So, like the resourceful guy he is, he realized Tysie is one of San Francisco’s most famous Notary’s. So he found a couple of documents he needed notarized and turned that into dinner and a movie. We went on 4 dates that first week including a Napa wine tour, Giants game and a dance party – the rest, as they say is history.

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Photography: BrittRenePhoto | Cinematography: Thomas Hughes Films | Event Planning: JNS Events | Wedding Dress: Lovely Bride San Francisco | Invitations: minted | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Catering: Hugh Groman Catering | DJ: Ryan Stubbs | Wedding Venue: FIREHOUSE 8

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Classic Wedding at The Berkeley City Club + A Giveaway!

When it comes to booking your vendor dream team, finding that perfect photographer is a pretty big deal. They capture the moments you’ll treasure forever, and that’s where Magnolia Weddings comes in. In the words of Erich of Magnolia, “I love bringing the couple’s story to life in their images,” and that’s exactly what he did for this sweet couple wed at the Berkeley City Club. Get lost in the gallery and don’t miss a major Magnolia Weddings giveaway below.

From Magnolia Weddings... This wedding took place at a California Historic Landmark, the Berkeley City Club. The historical society designation says that architect Julia Morgan’s “Moorish and Gothic elements created a landmark of California design.”

Not only was there distinctive architecture as the backdrop but the library, courtyard and pool all added to the elegance of the wedding. The courtyard provided a great romantic spot for the bride and groom’s first look. The library was perfect for the groom and groomsmen to hang out and drink scotch in while they waited for the ceremony.

The couple met at a crossfit class–in fact the groom was the instructor. I think the story of ‘law school student finds love at the crossfit gym’ is the perfect set up to a romantic comedy. At the wedding they enjoyed themselves throughout, making each other laugh and having a great time dancing with friends and family.


The Prize: Magnolia Weddings is giving away the winner’s choice of either a deluxe engagement portrait session (within a 40 mile radius of San Francisco) or $400 off a wedding package!

To Enter: Simply visit Magnolia Weddings and leave a comment below telling us which style wedding (rustic, modern, classic, etc.) most closely matches your own style.

To Win: One lucky winner, chosen completely at random, will be announced right here on SMP on Friday, January 29.

Terms & Conditions: Can be found right here.


Photography: Magnolia Weddings | Ceremony Venue: Berkeley City Club | Reception Venue: Berkeley City Club

Beautiful Wedding Gowns from Ieie’s Bridal Dress Boutique

We know you’ve been dreaming of your wedding gown since before you were even engaged, so now that it’s time to find “the one,” settling for less than perfect is NOT an option.  Enter Ieie’s Bridal Dress Boutique, a sweet little shop with a never-ending supply of vintage-inspired, beautifully modest gowns that are all sorts of pretty.  Perfect dress in one, two, three?  Absolutely.

From sophisticated lace fabrics to intricately crafted details to stunning silhouettes that are beyond flattering, Ieie’s Bridal Dress Boutique knows everything there is to know about creating a dress that will make your heart happy.  Think glamorous fit and flares, princess-style ballgowns and amazing a-line pretties… just to name a few.  Not to mention that Ieie’s Bridal Dress Boutique specializes in making customized wedding dresses for brides all over the world, which means that whether you are saying “I do” in London, New York or San Francisco, the knowledgeable staff at Ieie’s Bridal Dress Boutique will handle your every need.  We love that.

High-quality, truly affordable and beyond anything you’ve ever imagined… contact Ieie’s Bridal Dress Boutique to begin your journey towards that modest dress of your dreams.  And make sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for even more gorgeous inspiration.