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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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Elegant San Francisco + Napa Wedding Weekend

There’s no denying that a California fetes in and of themselves are amazing, but a wedding weekend set at both San Francisco City Hall and a Napa winery? That’s next level, m’dears. Blueberry Photography tagged along for all the fun and we’re so glad they did because our galleries just got that much prettier. See it all here and make sure to enjoy the film from IQ Videography!


From Blueberry PhotographyThis two day wedding is one for the books! Sarah and Stanley are both doctors from Canada so this was a destination wedding for them. They were married at San Francisco City Hall, one of the most gorgeous buildings in San Francisco. Sarah’s Naeem Khan dress is one of the most beautiful and intricate that we’ve seen. The following afternoon, the two held their reception at a winery in Napa. The winery is full of sculptures and other unique works of art.

Photography: Blueberry Photography | Videography: IQ Videography | Floral Design: The Bow Collective | Wedding Dress: Naeem Khan | Invitations: The Bow Collective | Ceremony Venue: San Francisco City Hall | Reception Venue: Private Napa Winery | Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Jewelry: Harry Winston | Catering: Cliff Lede Vineyards | Hair And Makeup: Makeup By Quis | Groom's Attire: Prada | Photography - Assistance: Jessica Bradley

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Modern Kimono Robes + A Giveaway!

You may or may not have heard, but here at SMP, we are slightly obsessed with all things fashion.  Okay, okay… we live for it.  So when it comes to chic wedding day attire, you know Modern Kimono ranks high atop our must-have lists.  I’m talking luxurious robes in 100% premium, designer cotton that are perfect for you and your maids.  Getting ready in style has never looked better, or more sophisticated.

Made to order in San Francisco, Modern Kimono is putting a sweet spin on getting ready attire with stylish robes that you and your besties are sure to rock long after your big day.  That’s because Modern Kimono robes are created to be equal parts functional and pretty.  Imagine sleek, modern designs complete with patch pockets or inseam side pockets (YES), 3/4 length sleeves (worry-free for putting on makeup or washing your hands), rounded necklines and fits that are made to order.  That means your 6′ tall bridesmaid will be just as comfortable as your 5’4″ bestie.  And they also include a darling craft paper hang tag (with grosgrain ribbon!) with each of your bridesmaids’ names written on it.  We love that.

Visit Modern Kimono today to order your maids the best gift they’ll ever receive.  And don’t forget to check out the mid-calf lengths for mothers and mother-in-laws, plus the sweet robes for your flower girls!


What: Modern Kimono is giving away a robe of your choice to one lucky reader! (Value $60)

How: To enter, simply leave a comment below telling us why you can’t wait to rock a Modern Kimono robe on your big day!

Who: A winner, chosen completely at random, will be announced right here on SMP on April 17, 2015.  For terms and conditions, click here.  Good luck, lovelies!

Photography: Autumn Harrison + Carly Fuller


Brideside + A Giveaway!

I love being a bridesmaid, but I have to admit… bridesmaid dress shopping?  Not so much.  Because as much as I adore hanging with my besties, trekking around to one bridal store after another isn’t really my idea of fun.  Enter Brideside, the chic online boutique that will change the way you operate with amazing gowns, a personal stylist, a seriously simple ordering process AND a chance to win $500 towards those dresses of your dreams.  Stunning gowns + an amazing giveaway?!? Yes, please.

Gorgeous gowns, sans drama – that’s how Brideside operates with a plethora of beautiful designs to choose from, all with the help of your very own personal stylist.  And the best part?  You can do it all from the comfort of your own home, and even try on the gowns before buying.  Bridesmaid dress shopping has never been so fabulous.  Here’s how it works:

Meet Your Stylist - Browsing gorgeous bridesmaid frocks online just got amazing with the help of one of Brideside’s FREE personal stylists.  Think of them as your very own wedding-style expert who will walk with you step by step throughout the entire process, from helping you create a “closet” of unique + oh-so-chic styles to keeping track of all of the specifics.  And Brideside introduced Jenny Yoo gowns this month, which means even more amazing styles to choose from.

Invite Your Besties to Your Brideside Closet - Now that you and your stylist are filling your Closet with some of the prettiest frocks imaginable, invite your bridal party to view your choices for those much-needed second opinions. And when you add or share a favorite, your stylist can see all of the happenings, so she is totally in the loop.

Try It On at Home! - Want to try on the dress before committing?  Once you have narrowed down all of the wedding loveliness to three must-have styles, Brideside will send them to you or your bridesmaids in a Brideside Box!  That means an at-home fitting party with your own shoes, jewelry and a little (or a lot!) of champagne.  Soooo fun.

Order “The One” - Now that you’ve chosen the perfect gown, you can work directly with your stylist to be sure everyone is fitted properly and that the dress of your dreams is ordered for each and every one of your ‘maids.  Oh, and it’s shipped directly to you.  It’s seriously awesome, and seriously stress-free. Seriously.

I know, I know… you can’t wait to get started with Brideside.  Visit their website now or, if you live in Chicago, make an appointment with a stylist here.  You can thank us later.


What: Brideside is giving away a $500 credit to one bridal party! 

How: Simply sign up here by April 15, 2015 to be entered to win!

Who: The winner, chosen completely at random, will be announced right here on SMP on Friday, April 17, 2015.

Good luck, lovelies! xo


Romantic Napa Valley Wedding

This wedding is the epitome of romantic. It’s soft, sweet, and ethereal. With jaw-dropping gorgeous The Flower Monkey Group blooms, crisp California sunshine, and some of the most beautiful scenery a la Auberge Du Soleil. In summary, it’s guaranteed to warm your heart. Adeline & Grace Photography were behind the lens of every lovely moment and shared it all, right here!


From Adeline & Grace Photography… Leslee and Maxine’s Napa winter wedding was one I will never forget. It was under 30 degrees with a chance of snow the morning of their wedding, but the couple lucked out with perfect (yet brisk) weather for their ceremony that overlooked Napa Valley. Leslee and Maxine wanted to spend as much time with their guests as possible so they opted for a first look in the olive grove of Auberge du Soleil. Their first look made me (and my associate photographer Marita) cry. It was so touching and heartfelt. It continued to be the same theme for the rest of the day. I’ve never felt so much love and joy at a wedding before and the guests that came together could not have been more happy for Leslee and Maxine to finally be able to say “I do”. After the wedding instead of leaving immediately for their honeymoon they felt an urge “just to look” at at few houses in Napa, and now they call Napa home!

Photography: Adeline & Grace Photography | Floral Design: The Flower Monkey Group | Cake: Amber From Sweet On Cake | Hair & Makeup: Jeanne Eden & Alina Zade | Wedding Venue: Auberge Du Soleil

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Cole Drake Events

This, loves, is the kind of wedding we live for.  That sort of elegant meets at-home affair that seamlessly mixes sophisticated details with a beautiful laid-back charm.  And the geniuses behind all of the pretty? Cole Drake Events, a team of talented designers and planners with an eye for design and a work ethic that is so crazy awesome, they’ll most definitely create the wedding of your dreams.

Just one look at this stunning affair and it’s easy to see why we can’t get enough of Cole Drake Events’ amazing talents.  I’m talking a breathtaking Napa Valley setting, yummy food stations and entertainers wowing the guests every step of the way.  It’s the kind of drop-dead gorgeous party that Cole Drake Events is known for – one that really speaks to who you are as a couple and is chock-full of creativity.  Whether it’s sourcing the perfect paper goods, designing a dream ceremony on straw bales or weaving in cultural touches that really make your day sing.  With Cole Drake Events, you can count on their authenticity, humor and roll-up-the-sleeves mentality to take your event to that next level.

Call Cole Drake Events today to begin planning your dream wedding.  And don’t forget to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram for even more inspiration.

Photography: Christophe Genty | Wedding Planner: David Aten Events | Wedding Planner: Cole Drake Events | Florist: Kathy Hoffman | Cake: Momofuku | Catering: Paula LeDuc Fine Catering | Favors: Favor Custom Gifts | Transportation: Napa Valley Limousine | Additional Rentals: Wine Country Party & Events | Ceremony Entertainment: Wine Country Entertainment | Dining Entertainment: Wine Country Aerialists | Dining Subfloor Rental: Classic Party Rentals | Farewell Brunch: Napa Valley Country Club | Farewell Brunch: Napa Valley Country Club | Furniture/Dining/Cocktails Rentals: Zephyr Tents | Golf Cart Rentals: Nick's Custom Golf Carts | Lighting/Audio: The Lux Productions | Linens: La Tavola | Patio Heaters: Patio Heaters R Us | Pool Area Rentals: Raj Tents | Pool Subfloor: Stage Commander | Private Estate (Wedding): Grooms Family Home | Reception Entertainment: Zach Darling ZDCA | Rehearsal Dinner: The Carneros Inn | Rehearsal Dinner: The Carneros Inn | Stationery/Logos: Ceci New York | VIP Portalettes: Northbay Portables | Valet Services: CPA Valet


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