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Wedding Trends We Love: Circular Ceremony Seating

When A Day Like No Other is planning your wedding, you better believe there will be some special touches. One of our favorites? The circular ceremony seating that set the tone for an intimate, completely personal celebration. Gary Sexton photographed every moment waiting in The Vault.


From A Day Like No OtherThe couple Haneen and Anthony met during their Junior year at UC Davis (2008/2009). They both had transferred to the school that year. The bride’s roommate introduced the two; she had attended a Greek camp with the groom (who is of Greek heritage) when they were 10 or 12 yrs old. She ended up inviting him to the bride’s birthday celebration. A good half year after that first encounter, the two began dating. 

They got engaged in December of 2014 and, after an 18-month courtship, got married in May 2016. A few things they absolutely wanted for their wedding: lots of good music, all of their friends, and LOTS AND LOTS of dancing! 

The theme was “1920s light:” a mixture of the bride’s and the groom’s ideas. They were looking to mix it up in a world filled with mason jar weddings. So they decided to take a “light approach to Great Gatsby”. And the beautiful antique race car – actually, a treasured family heirloom – did come in handy to set the tone for this elegant celebration right at the venue entrance.

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Photography: Gary Sexton | Cinematography: Thomas Hughes Films | Event Planning: A Day Like No Other | Floral Design: Natalini Flowers | Cupcakes: BiteSizeBaking | Makeup: Tammy Son | Hair: Amanda Elhassan | Lighting: Chair Divas | DJ: Will Magid | Venue: The Ranch Golf Club | Bouzouki Player: George Mylordos | Chair Rentals: Chair Divas | Desserts: Chef Chirp | Draping: Chair Divas | Photo Booth: 2 Dudes & A Booth

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Weddings Unveiled

Let’s talk about the Weddings Unveiled bridal showcase for a moment, shall we?  That totally fabulous + totally inspirational gathering of wedding experts happening at the Embarcadero Center on September 13th.  Think a one-stop wedding shop with everything you’ll ever need to make that dream day a reality. Can’t wait to attend?  All you have to do is RSVP.

From an awesome fashion show from Bridal Galleria to free yummies from Kara’s Cupcakes to live music from DJ Twin Spin and Musical Heart Strings, the Weddings Unveiled bridal showcase brings together the best and brightest in the wedding industry under one incredibly beautiful setting.  Imagine an entire day of talking shop with one wedding expert after another (hello beauty demos from Peninsula Beauty + Christina Choi Cosmetics and photo lessons from Dianne Jones) and you are sooo on the right track.  Which means that ultra-romantic day you’ve been imagining (including that candy bar with treats from SF Candy Bar and Godiva)? It’s right at your fingertips.  Not to mention that crazy cool rehearsal dinner and going away brunch that will leave all of your guests talking, Snap Fiesta photo booth included.

So what are you waiting for, loves?  Grab the one you love (+ your friends and family!) and start planning to attend the inspiration extravaganza known as the Weddings Unveiled bridal showcase.  The first 100 guests will receive a free gift (!) and copies of Today’s Bride and Here Comes The Guide.  And don’t forget about the FREE raffle with a variety of amazing prizes!  Your road to “I do” starts on September 13th!


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).

Cinematography: Marmalade Sky Films