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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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Fleurs de France

Flowers make people happy, that’s a well known fact. But wedding flowers? Well, those beauties cause elation! And when your big day bouquets + arrangements are done by the uber talented Fleurs de France, the pretty just doesn’t stop.

With over 20 years of experience, Jessica of Fleurs de France has created countless unique floral designs for couples saying “I do” in California’s Napa Valley and Sonoma Wine Country. Passionate about weddings, parties and events and endlessly creative, she helps her clients’ dreams become reality by pulling inspiration from the area’s breathtaking scenery as well as the couple’s personal style. Fleurs de France works closely with each couple to create a floral look that is truly special. Whether you’re hosting a traditional intimate soiree or a modern over-the-top bash, Fleurs de France makes sure your big day is completely stress free and flawlessly executed!

To see even more of their gorgeous work, be sure to take a peek at the Fleurs de France blog and head over here to contact Fleurs de France to start planning your big day!

Photo Credits: Larissa Cleveland Photography | Julie Kay Kelly Photography | Larissa Cleveland PhotographyLarissa Cleveland Photography | Jenna Marie Photography | Fleurs de France | Arrowood PhotographyBriana Marie Photography Wedding Planners: Stacy McCain Events | Cole Drake Events | Suzy Berberian Weddings & Events | A Dream Wedding Venues Pictured: Calistoga Ranch | St. Francis Winery | Chalk Hill WineryGundlach Bundschu | Booneville Hotel | Harvest Inn | Chateau St. Jean

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Romantic Silver Creek Valley Country Club Wedding

If I had to describe this Californian soiree from IQphoto in just a few words, it’d be a sweet, happy celebration. This adorable duo didn’t overload on the details, but they mixed up their energetic personalities with the loveliness of Silver Creek Valley Country Club and the result is a day filled with pure love. See so much more in the full gallery!

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From IQphoto… Elaine and Jeff met through a couple of their mutual friends what seems like eons ago. They became joined at the hip ever since the first date. It was the beginning of their lifetime journey together. They laugh, cry, go on adventures, party hard, yell and pout, throw tantrums, and cuddle with dogs together.

Unbeknownst to either of them at the time, Jeff bought the engagement ring of her dreams only a couple of days before Elaine bought the watch of his dreams, which she presented to him on their wedding day. Great minds think alike! Elaine planned a mini weekend trip to Carmel to celebrate their 3 year anniversary. Jeff sneakily planned around her plans and proposed on Carmel Beach next to the crashing waves under the cloudy starry night sky.

Elaine and Jeff’s wedding was a perfect one because it was a special evening filled with tears of joy, laughter, awesome food and sweets, and drunken madness with the most beautiful of guests.

Photography: IQphoto | Videography: Chriz Photography | Flowers: Flowers By Ivy | Cake: Maria's Dream Cakes | DJ/Emcee/Lighting: Spintronix | Day-of Coordinator: White Carpet Events | Makeup And Hair: Joli De Jackie | Musicians/Strings: Musical Heart Strings | Photo Booth: Impressions Photo Booth | Rentals: 1000 Fine Events | Silver Creek Valley Country Club: Silver Creek Valley Country Club

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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Montgomery Hill Park Anniversary Session

I think anniversary sessions should be mandatory for every married couple. It’s a beautiful way to document love through the years, and today we’ve got one session so cute, you’ll be convinced to plan your own. The amazing Majesta Patterson snapped the pretty and you can see their entire first-year celebration right over here.

From Majesta Patterson… When Chandra contacted me 9 months before her anniversary to take pictures of her and her new husband, I knew documenting her and Brandon’s love was important, but I didn’t know how beautiful her plan was until we met up at Montgomery Hill! Adorned with macaroons, some wild looking orchids amongst other props from their wedding, they celebrated by cutting into cake, lighting a sparkler and snuggling on a lace blanket under an oak tree.

Traditional gifts for your first anniversary are paper-related and a more modern take insists on clocks or “time” related gifts. So, Chandra included elements of paper, their napkins from their wedding as well as a paper chevron table runner, and a clock to represent the modern and tradition of their first year of marriage.

She even had a bouquet made and brought milk in jars with paper straws to drink with their cake. It was all so thoughtful and very sweet, I just had to share!

Photography: Majesta Patterson Weddings & Portraits | Cake: SusieCakes | Florals & Bouquet: Petals of Love Floral Studio