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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.
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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 Spring Wedding

Having first met and fallen in love on NBC’s “Love in the Wild” these two cuties continued their story and only a couple years later, won their true prize and said “I do” with one sparkling soiree in San Fran. With the help of Charmed Events Group and Nancy Liu Chin Designs, they sealed the deal and Meg Perotti captured it all for us to ooh and aah over right here!

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From Charmed Events GroupThere are certain love stories that are a “forever love” that you could only imagine happening in movies and on TV, but not in real life. Samantha and Mike not only have one of these love stories, but they found love with one another, true love, on a reality TV show. They were both competitors on NBC’s season 1 of ‘Love in the Wild,’ and not only did they find love, they won the entire season and earned themselves a first class trip around the world! Samantha was a wedding planner in Southern California when she chose to join the show, and after winning the show, decided to move to San Francisco, where Mike was in commercial real estate, and the two were shortly engaged two years later.

It was important for Samantha and Mike to incorporate personal and sentimental elements of their journey to finding each other into the feel and look of their wedding. It was also important for Samantha and Mike to invite their family and friends for an elegant evening of celebration so they chose to have a black tie affair at the historic Palace Hotel in San Francisco. A sophisticated palette of charcoal, white and black was chosen to color up the day with notes of gold. Elements of glitter added texture to the day and infused a sense of fun and sparkle.

We used two main motifs in designing their wedding: a compass that represents their journey to finding love and the phrase “I Choose You,” both paying homage to their time on ‘Love in the Wild’ and where it’s taken them. Love is a choice and throughout their time on the show and through the different challenges they’ve faced on the premise of the show, they repeatedly chose each other and chose to be together no matter the obstacle.

The ceremony was held at the Sunset Court on the mezzanine level of the Palace Hotel and the decor and floral design was in an all-white, lush palette with hints of silver and gold. The idea behind the ceremony design was to create an ethereal and heavenly feel to the altar. The ceremony backdrop was draped in white with a modern white table with luxurious blooms and candles by Nancy Liu Chin.

Guests were invited to the Ralston Room for cocktails and hors ‘d’oeuvres and asked to find their seats by seeking out our Escort Wall which had individual guest cards and feathers with glitter gold tips for each guest. The feather represents that “love always finds a way” and pays homage to the couple’s love story. Upon the Bride and Groom’s entrance into cocktail hour, a live demonstration of a champagne tower was poured in celebration.

The reception was a rich and luxurious space with sparkle silver linens and adorned with decadent and lush white flowers that were perfectly matched against gold rimmed chargers. The menus at each place setting had corners dipped in gold glitter that created the perfect setting to a regal and ethereal affair. There were so many warm moments of the evening that is such a beautiful reflection of the love shared by Samantha and Mike’s family and friends. Their first dance happened on a white dance floor with their compass motif on it, serenaded by a good family friend on video as a surprise to the couple, the cousin of the bride performed a special song after dinner and the evening was complete with an custom ice cream sandwich station with cookies made by the Bride’s family. Every moment of the evening literally glistened and danced under the grand chandeliers of the Palace Hotel’s Garden Court surrounded by the sparkle reflected from the candlelight on the table. The cake topper that said “I Choose You” is the perfect way to describe Samantha and Mikes’ day, one that was sentimental in telling their love story and one that was a beautiful and luxurious experience for their guests!

DJ And Lighting: Sound In Motion | Drape And Chairs: Asma's Designs | Event Planning, Design And Stationery: Charmed Events Group | Event Rentals: Hartmann Studios | Floral Design: Nancy Liu Chin Designs | Linens: La Tavola | Officiant: Tim Mills | Photobooth: Tomfoolery | Photography: Meg Perotti | Videographer: Twisted Light Films | Wedding Venue: Palace Hotel

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Tuscan Villa-Inspired Santa Monica Wedding

This is the sort of wedding that makes your heart happy: a backyard meets totally elegant charmer planned to perfection by Carly Rae Weddings and filled with vibrant blooms from Primary Petals.  It’s one part boho, one part Tuscan beauty and all parts pretty… just the way we like it.  See it all captured in gorgeous images from Anna Delores Photography in the full gallery.

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From Carly Rae WeddingsKatie and Jon’s Italian-inspired wedding materialized with many meaningful touches from the Bride herself. Katie, who comes from a large family, chose to get hitched in her childhood backyard in Santa Monica surrounded by her closest family and friends. Primary Petals provided lush garlands and greenery to bring the backyard to life, and Urbanic and Rock Paper Scissors tied to it all together with the paper goods (Katie hand-painted the roses herself!). All in all, this rustic Tuscan wedding had many meaningful touches that made the guests feel right at home.

From Anna Delores PhotographyKatie and Jon selected Palihouse in Santa Monica for their “first look” photo op; this boutique hotel was a perfectly chic choice for the Bride and Groom portraits before heading to Katie’s parents’ home for their ceremony and reception. Katie and Jon’s organic, authentic day focused only on the traditions that the couple held dear; their ceremony acknowledged Jewish traditions, while Jon and Katie decided to skip the bouquet and garter toss.

Katie’s dress was a customized Claire Pettibone gown, and she wore a family heirloom emerald cuff bracelet; her earrings and necklace were also inherited from her grandmothers. Amy Clarke created a beautiful look for Katie’s hair and makeup, with a lovely undo that Katie was able to let down after the ceremony for a slightly more relaxed vibe during the reception.

Event Coordination: Carly Rae Weddings | Floral Design: Primary Petals | Getting Ready Venue: Palihouse | Hair And Makeup: Amy Clarke | Paper Goods: Rock Paper Scissors | Photography: Anna Delores Photography | Rentals: Town And Country | Stationery: Urbanic Paper | Wedding Dress: Claire Pettibone

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Romantic + Glamorous Spring Wedding Inspiration

When a talented team of vendors and glamorous blush and gold details join forces, it’s a crazy beautiful thing.  Imagine lush blooms from Little Hill Floral Designs, the fab stylings of HoneyFitz Events and an MJB Cakes masterpiece that is equal parts yummy and stunning.  Anna Delores Photography captured every gorgeous moment… and the gallery?  A must-see.


From Anna Delores PhotographyHoneyFitz Events collaborated with the talented floral designers at Little Hill to create a timeless and romantic shoot inspired by the blossoms and rich foliage of spring, a season that evokes new beginnings and renewal. The spring color palate includes soft pinks, creams and whites accented by gold tones, deep greens and a touch of marsala.

The centerpiece was the beautiful and sophisticated lace dress worn by the lovely bride which inspired the elegant feel captured throughout the shoot. It was complemented by the classic tuxedo donned by the tall, dark and handsome groom. The flower girls and ring bearer added a playful element, representing the rebirth and liveliness of spring.

Located in the heart of Topanga National Park and surrounded by a canopy of California Oak trees, The 1909 was the perfect natural backdrop.

Photography: Anna Delores Photography | Coordination: HoneyFitz Events | Event Design: Sweets & Celebrations | Floral Design: Little Hill | Wedding Dress: Winnie Couture | Cake: MJB Cakes | Stationery: Graceline | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Hair and Makeup: Blushing Beauty | Location: The 1909 | Model: Io Bottoms | Model: Jan Milewicz | Rentals: My Lovely Events | Tabletop: Borrowed Blu | Veil and Jewelry: BHLDN

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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!

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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.

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

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Bohemian Beachfront Malibu Wedding

I’m not sure what I love the most about this wedding. Maybe it’s the Bride’s effortless elegance. Or the ridiculously lovely Malibu sunset. Maybe it’s the sweet but easy details, the forever gorgeous photographs by Readyluck, the fact that the couple used pink poppies in their beautiful arrangements by This Little Branch, to celebrate their adorable daughter, Poppy. I love it all, every last bit of it. And guess what? There is SO much more right here!

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From Lavender Grey EventsWhen you have summer time in a Malibu at a cottage overlooking the ocean, a British groom and a beautiful bride you know you have a recipe for a gorgeous event. Lizzie and Matt put together a fun boho chic wedding that put everyone in a good mood. Lindsay from READYLUCK was there to capture it all. Lizzie and her girls carried amazing florals designed by The Little Branch. My favorite were the large king proteas that the girls carried. All of their dresses mirrored the brides lovely, relaxed lace gown. Floral crowns adorned all of their heads to complete the look. Even their little girl Poppy had a tiny floral crown on her head.

As for the event, the venue itself set a stage for so much natural beauty that we kept it simple. Cypress Sea Cove boasts gorgeous views and lush greenery all around. The color palette was full of coral, mint, peaches, pinks and gold. The Little Branch created a beautiful birch archway adorned with loose pink and blush flowers. Bronze lanterns and petals lined the aisle as the beautiful wedding party entered. For the reception, Lizzie and Matt marked each guest table with a vinyl, including Pink Floyd, Arctic Monkeys, and Yacht. The florals on each table were an eclectic mix of vintage brass vases and bottles with a variety of florals like ranunculus, succulents and poppies. There was a 24 foot garland with mixed florals stretching the large head table. An adorable little box with one french macaron in peach was placed at each setting. Z Patisserie created the biggest tiramisu cake that we placed in the lookout overlooking the cliff for the couple to cut.

With such a fun group of folks, we knew the dancing portion was going to be great, but Matt and his mom brought down the house with a lively dance to Pharrell’s “Happy.” This got everyone dancing, and from there on, no one stopped. The DJ was their friend that flew in from London to help the couple out. He was fantastic and kept everyone on the dance floor all night long. The whole night was magical under the stars overlooking the ocean but it was this sweet loving couple that really made the night special.

From the Bride… Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale. A fairy tale is what our wedding day truly felt like to me. Marrying the man of my dreams in front of all our friends and family was such a magical feeling.

Matt and I both knew that we always wanted to get married on a beach or near the ocean. Cypress Sea Cove was the first venue that we went to go see, and immediately we knew it was the perfect place for us to get married, it just felt right, kind of like our love. Once the venue was decided, we began thinking about what kind of wedding we wanted. We both agreed that we wanted our wedding to represent what we loved, which is why we decided to use album covers for our seating chart instead of table numbers. We choose 12 bands that we absolutely loved, and bands that reminded us of our time together. Flowers were an easy choice. I knew that I wanted to wear a flower crown instead of a veil since our wedding was more on the casual side. I also wanted to incorporate some unique flowers, which is why I choose to use proteas as the bridesmaid’s bouquets, and I couldn’t forget to include pink poppy’s to represent our beautiful daughter Poppy. I also wanted the tablescape to be unique and interesting with an eclectic vibe, which is why I used lots of different flowers, vases, and candles instead of just one center piece. Meg at The Little Branch turned my dreams into a reality, and the whole day was just completely magical.

Bridesmaids' Dresses: Free People | Cake: Z Patisserie | Catering: Truly Yours Catering | DJ: DJ Money Shot | Event Planning: Lavender Grey Events | Floral Design: The Little Branch | Groom's Attire: Theory | Groom's Tie: Barney's New York | Groomsmen's Jackets: H&M | Groomsmen's Shirts: Topshop | Lighting Design: Buster Lighting Design | Musician: Jason Sulkin Music | Photography: Readyluck | Wedding Dress: Nicole Miller | Wedding Venue: Cypress Sea Cove

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