The Wedding University
March 6, 2009

First of all, so sorry to be starting off today a little late! I am fighting off my THIRD Winter cold, which is no fun at all. But, I have a really fun day of posts for you, so let's get right to it.

Some of you remember a feature that we did about The Wedding a quick nutshell, the wonderful Viola of Chewing the Cud partnered up with Jubilee of Jubilee Lau Events to host a full day seminar packed with HONEST advice as to how to stretch your wedding dollars.It was the first real event of it's kind, which featured a design team of San Francisco's brightest including (to name a few) Nancy Liu Chin Designs, Sash and SugarWildflower Linens, Hartmann Studios and Enhanced Lighting.

Well, Viola just sent me the images and I am SO jealous that I didn't get to attend, as the ideas and inspirations were so so SO chic. Take a peek at this first table that the team designed...

Wedding University

all photographs were taken by the fabulous, Kevin Chin

From Viola...

The story that inspired this concept was a couple who spent most of their courting days separated by distance. They communicated mostly via letters, emails and packages. Nothing better than a good old love letter to set hearts aflutter right? We took this idea and threaded it through from the escort card area, reception table, favors, to dessert buffet. The escort cards consisted of wax seals with table letters on them; a vintage typewriter, globe and other antique props adorned the table. Mason jars, hemp linens, twine and postal art on the kraft box favors were a nice touch for the dinner table. The menus were slipped into enclosures designed to resemble vintage envelopes (which also doubled as place cards); the same striped pattern was carried through to the dessert buffet table as apparent on the cake and labels.Nancy created beautiful blooms that rested on risers made of kraft boxes adorned with postal art.Love letters acted as backdrops for the area.

We have SO much more to come today, so stay tuned!