I’ll admit it… I am sort of obsessed with bridal shows. I mean, an entire day of drop-dead gorgeous inspiration, plus a glass of bubbly? Heaven, I tell ya. Which is why I am all sorts of excited for the Luxe Bridal Show, an exclusive luxury showcase of premier wedding vendors that is unlike anything you’ve ever attended before. All happening on Sunday, March 13th, you seriously can’t miss this.
Hosted by the Omni San Francisco Hotel from 12 pm – 4 pm, the Luxe Bridal Show is four full hours of inspiration from some of the most talented wedding experts the Bay Area has to offer. I’m talking everything from yummy cakes to chic wedding gowns and tuxedos to fabulous rental decor to breathtaking floral arrangements and more. There’s even a fashion show hosted by La Soie Bridal, which is, well… totally awesome. Not to mention the never-ending lineup of ah-mazing giveaways. Think over $25,000 (yes, $25,000!) in prizes, including exclusive “Day of Show” promotions that you are going to LOVE, plus a $10,000 wedding trunk that will be given away to one lucky bride – all you have to do is pre-register by purchasing tickets online (here) to enter. It’s sooo exciting.
What: The Luxe Bridal Show is giving away two (2) sets of four (4) tickets to the event! (Value $200)
How: Simply leave a comment below letting us know which vendor you still need to book for a chance to win! (Example: Still looking for that ah-mazing florist!)
Who: One lucky winner, chosen completely at random, will be announced right here on SMP on Friday, March 11, 2016! For terms and conditions, click here. Good luck, loves! xo
Receive 50% off your ticket purchase by using the code SMP at checkout! (Awesome.)
Photography: Clane Gessel Photography | Wedding Dresses: La Soie Bridal | Bridal Showcase: Luxe Bridal Show | Event Venue: Omni Shoreham DC
This is one of those galleries that gets better and better with every scroll forward. First I pinned this hairstyle, than I went a little wild with the detailing on this dress. And don’t even get me started on Christine Cater’s florals and full design – my fingers can’t keep up with all this must-pin madness! But luckily Sally Pinera did, capturing every romantic piece of pretty – all of them in our Vault right this way!
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From Sally Pinera… Sometimes we don’t need to travel great distances to feel otherworldly! In the heart of Napa rests Andretti Winery where a very old world Italian inspired villa lies. With a elegant and sophisticated feel, we set this shoot on neutral tones to heighten the colors that were already at play at the villa. Christine Cater beautifully created a tablescape that was both organic and exquisite. The table was adorned with beautiful Ark tabletops. The bride wore a lace lush gown by Inbal Dror and classy Christian Louboutin shoes.
Photography: Sally Pinera | Event Design: Christine Cater | Event Planning: Merren Events | Floral Design: Christine Cater | Wedding Dress: Inbal Dror | Bride's Shoes: Louboutin | Jewelry: Fourtane | Hair + Makeup: Kelly Jones Makeup | Calligraphy: September Letters | Venue: Andretti Winery | Boudoir Attire: Girl With A Serious Dream | Models: Taylor And Derrick | Ribbons: Tono & Co | Tabletop: Flowerwild
I’ve never been to Napa but I know I’d love it. Gather any gallery from the gorgeous winery weddings that have graced SMP’s pages and you’ll be won over before you can say vino. And the latest of these lovelies? This Sylvie Gil gem. Every image shines bright, from the beautiful Bride and her Jenny Yoo decked out maids to the tablescapes that scream rustic elegance. Add in IQ Videography’s film and let’s all just fall more in love than we thought possible with this piece of heaven in our Vault right here!
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From the Bride… We first met briefly at the University of Colorado, but it was not until five years later in Chicago when we met again that we really hit it off. Instantly the two of us were best friends and simply loved being around one another. During our growing and deepening friendship, we realized just how much that we truly loved one another and began dating.
About five fun-filled years later, we were out on a regular date night in the city when Brett popped the question after going to a few of our favorite spots. We always thought that since our love developed where we live in Chicago that we would get married here. However, once we began the wedding planning process and research, we realized we loved the idea of having a destination wedding and celebrating with our friends and family over the course of an entire weekend. After the destination decision was made, it was very easy for us to choose Napa – a place we visit together at least once a year and have a passion for the wine and the lifestyle.
The components that made the entire wedding weekend so special was having personal touches spread throughout the day that are characteristic of the two of us. The groom is a great fan of scotch, and his most important element of the wedding was ensuring that there was a scotch bar at the reception. With the cigars, expansive selection of whiskey, and robust leather couches – it was a huge hit! I was more focused on the smaller details of the wedding, such as having my mother’s wedding dress and grandmother’s brooch tied around my bouquet (that bouquet!), the music, especially the song “Into The Mystic” played during the ceremony, and finding the perfect wedding dress.
We feel so lucky to have worked with all of our wonderful vendors and cannot thank them enough for all they did to make our best day ever, so incredible. We gratefully hired our wedding planner Simone first and she helped us find our perfect vendors. With her intensive help and collaboration, we created the most amazing day of our lives, with the ones that we love the most, that we will cherish and remember forever.
Photography: Sylvie Gil Photography | Cinematography: IQvideography | Event Planning: Simone Lennon Events | Floral Design: Max Gill | Wedding Dress: Fifis Tailor And Custom Design | Cake: Perfect Endings | Invitations: Union Street Papery | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Catering: The Vintage Estate | Makeup: Sandy Thinnes | Hair: sHe Artists | Lighting: ImpactSF | Band: Wall Street | Groom's Attire: Loro Piana | Ceremony Music: Garden Strings | Venue: The Vintage Estate | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental