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(once like a spark) photography + A Discount!

Here at SMP, we get a little bit giddy when we run across a vendor that takes our breath away. Case in point? (once like a spark) photography. Based in San Diego, Los Angeles + Northern California, this boutique-style photography company creates photos that are truly different — timelessly beautiful with a touch of whimsy and a whole lot of charm.

When you work with (once like a spark) photography, you’re not only signing on with an amazing photographer, but also with a team of wedding experts (in-house planner, editor, etc.) that will seamlessly guide you through the process. Knowing that your wedding photos will be some of your most treasured memories, (once like a spark) photography not only captures you and your honey to perfection, but makes sure you’re totally comfortable on your big day, knows how to schedule everything to get the perfect light and edits beautifully to make sure the final product is picture perfect.

For a ton more information and to book your big day with (once like a spark) photography, head over to their website. OH, there’s more! Just for our SMP readers, (once like a spark) photography is offering either $200 off your package or a free engagement session for the month of November! Be sure to mention SMP California when filling out the contact form to redeem discount. 


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Vintage Chic Winery Wedding with Pops of Purple

When an event planner ties the knot, there’s no denying a little added pressure. And for this event pro turned bride, that meant pulling off a day her guests would remember forever. Designed with a French-vintage flair, these Sonoma lovies planned a wedding that set the style bar high, and Chestnut & Vine and Sweet On Cake made the details unforgettable. See it all from Onelove Photography right here.


From The Bride…My now husband (!) and I have been together for 10+ years. We really wanted to showcase our love for our family and friends. Being an event planner, everyone was expecting something GREAT! So, naturally the pressure was on. Our number one goal was for everyone to have the most amazing time. So many things contributed to this….the location, the music, the food and of course the drinks! We had gone up to BR Cohn many years ago and fell in love with their wine and Oyster Bar on Sundays. We remember thinking so many years ago what a great place it would be to get married. To be fortunate enough to have that dream come true was the best. Next, we LOVE food. It was super important to us for people to love the food and to keep it coming. Lastly, we don’t get the opportunity to let loose and dance too often. Music was key and having a full dance floor from beginning to end is what we hoped for and came true!

I am a lover of all things vintage! The wedding was designed around a French-Vintage feeling. I had so many ideas for what I wanted, almost too many! In the end it was exactly what I wanted with the perfect touch of elegance.

I have been going to the Alameda Antique Fair for years and have been collecting antiques for quite some time. My husband always jokes with me and says how I love anything antique/vintage. Over a year plus span, I collected vintage mirror trays that I used for the centerpiece.

Another significant piece were the skeleton keys on each mirror tray that had a wooden tag with a significant word hand written on each. Each word (cherish, love, family, adventure) represents our past, present and future. They were words that describe us as a couple.

The day honestly could not have been better! Thank you to Amy, who is both my good friend and coordinator, everything went off without a hitch. Everything I had imagined came to life and could not have been more beautiful. During the reception, my husband told me to stop and take a look around. There was nothing more amazing then seeing all your closest family and friends together in one space and enjoying themselves. We never felt so much love from everyone as we did that day and particularly at that moment.

We had a last dance planned for everyone, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” a nod to our favorite team, San Francisco Giants and the DJ had everyone make a circle around us as we danced just the two of us. This wasn’t planned, but it was the absolute best way to end the day, surrounded by all of our loved ones.

Photography: Onelove Photography | Cake: Sweet On Cake | Stationary: Minted | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Watters | Catering: Park Avenue Catering | Hair And Makeup: Tasha Cohn At Heart Amonos | Lighting: Verducci Entertainment | DJ: Verducci Entertainment | Ceremony And Reception: B.R. Cohn Winery | Event Design And Coordination: True Emerald Styling And Planning | Florals: Chestnut And Vine | Photo Booth: Verducci Entertainment | Shoe Designer: C' Est La Vie | Vintage Rentals: Pieces By Violet

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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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