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Rich Berry Shades Make This Wedding Palette Pop

The recipe for an amazing wedding? Beautiful photography. Thanks, Rebecca Yale. Drool-worthy florals. Laura Miller Design, you totally delivered. And of course, a happy couple who is madly in love. Check, check, check. Head to The Vault for all of the above, plus a berry-infused color palette you’ll probably want to steal.


From Rebecca Yale… Michelle and Tianyu were married in an intimate celebration surrounded by their friends and family at Kohl Mansion in San Francisco. The bride and groom met in Los Angeles while she was at school at UCLA and he was her T.A. 

They made the wedding incredibly personal by writing their own vows and by incorporating fun facts into their table numbers with information about the two of them as a couple like the number of days since they met (914) and number of cats adopted together (2). The bride mixed berry tones in her bouquet and decor throughout the day and gifted each guest as a party favor a beautiful red Chinese box with delicious Ferrero Rocher inside of them.

The groom surprised the bride with a choreographed dance number with his groomsmen, which he choreographed himself by watching youtube videos and combining them together to make a very special dance just for her.

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Photography: Rebecca Yale Photography | Floral Design: Laura Miller Design | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Cake: Carolyn Wong | Catering: Continental Caterers | Hair + Makeup: Melisa Hall | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss Red Label | Venue: Kohl Mansion

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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).

Cinematography: Marmalade Sky Films


Romantic Bay Area Wedding

Take a moment to really soak in this gorgeous Bay Area affair, then wrap your head around the fact that it was planned in only three months.  Yes, three months is all A & B Creative creative had to put together this masterpiece of pretty and, well… they hit it out of the park completely.  Imagine breathtaking views, lush blooms from Mandolin Flowers and gorgeous captures from Hannah Suh.  See them here. 

And a beautiful film from Twenty Twenty Studios

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From Rebekah of A&B Creative… Matt & Shadi are such an incredible couple, the respect and adoration they have for one another, and their growing family is such an inspiration. We only had three months to find the venue and create the design for their big day, but I couldn’t be happier with how the whole day came together.

They chose a venue with a stunning view and we created designs including a head table that was a little out of the box. Shadi wanted lots of color, and a design that was incredibly romantic and very summery. Along with Amanda of Mandolin Flowers we created an incredibly romantic and lush runner that paired perfectly with the gold flatware and sea foam green plates and classic cut glass coups from Frances Lane. Little touches of calligraphy from Bright Room Studio added more romance and personality to the venue and celebration. We added cascading globe lights above the head table. I highly recommend trying to think outside the box/your venue to try to create exactly what you’ve dreamed of! This venue didn’t have an outdoor reception space, so we created one for the head table and for their guests to come enjoy their drinks around in an area that had previously only been used as a space for guests to get air. We transformed it into Shadi and Matt’s dream, and you never would have known it wasn’t made for that purpose!

Looking over all of Hannah’s stunning images you can’t help but feel the utter joy and love the couple and all of their friends and families felt all day long.

From the Bride… We planned our wedding in three months and we tried so hard to keep our focus on the important things. We didn’t stress and loved every bit of the process we really tried to cherish it all. We were so excited to plan something that truly expressed our love for each other. We wanted to have a very intimate feel. Our wedding day was a sweet testament of our love and journey in life. A day to celebrate with those that have been a crucial part of our lives. Our day was not only a day that we got to be joined together as one but also a day where we became a FAMILY. It was very important to us that the boys were a big part of our day. The boys being Matt’s best men was also something that was so extremely special. Seeing the joy in our boys’ faces that day made it perfect.

Photography: Hannah Suh Photography | Cinematography: Twenty Twenty Studios | Event Design: A & B Creative | Floral Design: Mandolin Floral | Ceremony Venue: The Wedgewood Carmel | Hair Stylist: Adrian De Lozada | Calligraphy: Brightroom Studio | Dinnerware: Frances Lane