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Alexandra Grecco + A Discount + A Giveaway!

Since voicing my obsession with Alexandra Grecco sweet-as-can-be skirts, I’ve been dreaming up a time + place where I can wear my very own tulle number! Offering heirloom-quality pieces that are timeless with a hint of nostalgia, I’m loving them for everything from engagement photos + bridal brunches to bridesmaid attire!

Since releasing her first collection in 2010, brides have been falling head-over-heels for this collection that is inspired by designs of the past. Made in New York’s garment district, the high-quality, six-layer tulle skirts are fully lined and layered for a perfect fit and have a gorgeous silk waistband! Available in two lengths (24″ and 30″), in sizes 00-12 and in a gorgeous selection of colors, Alexandra Grecco’s skirts are about as pretty as they come.

Just for our lovely readers, Alexandra Grecco‘s offering 20% off any quantity with code TWENTY. Offer valid until September 12, 2014. 

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The Prize: A lucky reader will win a gorgeous tulle skirt from Alexandra Grecco! (value $188)

To Enter: Comment on this post with how and where you’d wear your very own Alexandra Grecco tulle skirt!

To Win: One winner will be selected at random and announced on the main page WIUP on Friday, September 12, 2014.

Terms & Conditions:  See them all right here. Good luck my dears! xoxo

Photo Credits: Ivory Tulle Skirt Couple : KT Merry | Ivory Tulle Skirt Photo: Atlantic Pacific

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San Francisco Wedding at the Asian Art Museum Wedding

This wedding defines lovely. The kind of lovely that just makes you want to squeal with glee for this Bride and her picture perfect day. Planned to perfection by Stacey And Company with beautiful florals from  McCalls Catering & Events, this gallery from Kristen Wood is simply overflowing with pretty, and you can see it all here.

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From The Bride…For the reception, we loved the idea of using a public space & that some of the wedding costs would go to something worthy (like preserving art!). The Asian Art Museum, all openness and marble and light, was an easy choice. At some point we also learned that the architect who designed the space, was the same one who designed the Musee D’ Orsay in Paris, which happened to be where Michael and I were the day we got engaged!

The day really felt like a collection of perfect moments strung together by a sort of euphoric disbelief that I would be married to my best friend by the day’s end. It’s hard to pluck out a favorite moment when I was spoiled with so many, but here are a few I come back to all the time:

I loved putting on my Godmother’s shoes. My aunt Kirsty is not only my personal hero, but also a personal style icon. What started at 11 (when I finally hit a size 9 and inherited a pair of her Converse sandals) grew into a extremely fruitful one-sided shoe relationship I’m still shamelessly benefiting from today. But never so meaningfully as I did on the morning of the wedding. It was truly an honor & a special delight wear the same shoes both she and my aunt Melina both wore on their wedding days.

I loved our ride to the church. Between the champagne pulls and marriage advice, I remember feeling so thankful for my mom, step-mom and bridesmaids– who had not only spent the entire day with me, but had been wildly generous with their time, effort, ideas, and patience to help me plan out that day for months. And just perfectly stunning, all of them.

I loved the few minutes spent alone with my dad before we walked down the aisle. Hearing the first few chords of Ave Maria start, waiting for the doors to open, seeing the emotion on his face and knowing the same was on mine, knowing we were in it together– it was all really wonderful.

Predictably, I most loved the moments I got alone with Michael. Holding his hand for the first time that day, as we looked out on our friends and family during the ceremony, was like coming home. Our trip to Land’s End for photos was magical.

Walking into our reception was like walking through a dream– seeing a million tiny decisions I’d made as one collective expression in reality was a bizarre and fantastic experience.

And every single second I got to spend in that dress. Every. single. second.

My only advice to other brides is to delegate. I wish I listened to it more. The best is also yet to come! I found that as long as I kept the end goal in sight and focused on how excited I was for the actual marriage, the planning-related panic/stress/anxiety would dissolve. Also: Bring water to the Church. Try to get a second alone during the day to breathe it all in. Carry breath mints. Bring dancing shoes to change into, and stay close to your husband.

Photography: Kristen Wood | Event Planning: Stacey And Company | Floral Design: McCalls Catering & Events | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: The Cakemaker | Ceremony Venue: St. Igantius Church | Reception Venue: Asian Art Museum | Bride's Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J. Crew | Catering: McCalls Catering & Events | Hair Stylist: Meaganne McCandess | Hotel: The Clift Hotel | Make Up Artist: Colleen Harnett

J.Crew and Monique Lhuillier are members of our Look Book. For more information on how members are chosen, click here.
Beautiful San Francisco City Hall Elopement

I swear to you, San Francisco City Hall could possibly be one of my favorite venues of all time. I know that’s a big statement, but I stand by it. Because not only is it absolutely stunning, it seems to attract equally stunning couples like these two cuties below. Their elopement captured by Jasmine Lee Photography is one for the books, and is yet another reason why I’ll always adore city hall elopements.

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From The Bride…For our wedding day, Devin and I wanted to emulate the two most important things to both of us: each other and our families. Surrounded by our closest family and friends, we exchanged vows in a small, intimate ceremony at San Francisco City Hall. The afternoon light gleamed brightly through the ceiling of the Rotunda and lit up the ceremony with the perfect sparkle. In addition to the profound elegance of City Hall, our desire for romantic simplicity was satisfied beyond expectation. A few special touches that embellished our wedding day included my traditional lace gown, my glowing groom, my flawless bouquet, and my brilliant photographer. Jasmine captured every moment of our special day thanks to her extraordinary talent behind the camera. She was even able to personalize photos for Devin and I that I had been inspired by on Pinterest.

My bouquet added the perfect touch to our pictures. Because I am not from the San Francisco area, I relied on an emailed photograph of my desired bouquet that I had found on Pinterest to the florist at Not Just Flowers. When the bouquet arrived at my hotel the morning of the wedding, I was astonished at how perfect it was. The huge, pale-pink Dahlias and warm burgundy astilbe gave the bouquet the delicate look I was going for. Because Devin and I wanted the day to be romantic, we wanted our pictures to reflect that. We chose Baker Beach as our second location for photographs so that we could capture the beauty of the ocean and the Golden Gate Bridge in our photos. We were a bit nervous because of the gusty winds that day, but to our amazement, Jasmine worked her magic and captured extraordinary photos that the wind ended up complimenting. When we received our photographs, we were in awe. Everything about our wedding day was exactly how we dreamed of it to be: romantic, sweet, simple, and surrounded by those who are closest to our hearts.

Photography: Jasmine Lee Photography | Coordinator: Jackie Armstrong (Mother Of Bride) | Florist: Not Just Flowers | Bride's Shoes: Style & Co. | Groom's Suit: Bride's Corral | Bride's Dress: Enzoani Bridal | San Francisco City Hall: San Francisco City Hall

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