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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-giveaway

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.

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

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‘Tis the season for fabulous gift giving, loves, and today we have a little something special just for you. Think an amazing meet and greet with the crazy talented Quintana Events, a team of planners + designers that know everything about designing a perfect wedding.  From rustic chic affairs to modern soirees to everything in between.  Do yourself a favor and spend your Saturday getting to know them.

From Quintana EventsEvery couple is unique, and your wedding should be a true reflection of the two of you. We take the time to get to know you in order to create a celebration that’s a truly personal and memorable experience. Experts in the art of the timeline and design, our team handles the details with behind-the-scenes precision and genuine care, so you and your guests can simply relax and enjoy. Rustic to modern … traditional to eclectic … romantic to glamorous … whatever your vision, Quintana Events has a distinctive eye for dramatic impact and the visual delight of unique and unexpected touches. We transform beautiful venues into works of art and turn private homes and vineyards into magical settings. We know how to find balance between old traditions and current trends, turning usual customs into meaningful, memorable moments.

Photography: Anna Marks (Photo 1, 3-4, 6) +  Duy Ho Photography (Photo 2, 5)

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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!

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