Planning a wedding! Oh, what fun we had. Oh, what stress we endured. Oh, what a freaking amazing party we threw. Oh, how totally relieved I am that we’re no longer planning a wedding.
We loved how the details came out. Here are a few. Photos by Carmen Alvarez.
The invitation suite. Yes, that's letterpress. Yes, that's letterpress on wood veneer. Yes, they were awesome. Designed by Daniel, printed by Joel and team at Dependable Letterpress in San Francisco.
We're obsessed with succulents, as was evidenced at our wedding. I insisted on individual succulent place card/favors. They turned out well.
Click here to view the template for the paper wrappers we used.
Our bouquets and boutonnieres were also succulents. Designed by Zoe Farmar Bowers of Sebastapol.
Isn't it lovely?
Other things we wore included Daniel's amazing SF Muni token cuff links.
And I wore the wedding pin that has been in my family for generations. The flower it sits in was custom made by the world's best seamstress: Glenda Pongiglione of San Francisco.
Our tables were set simply, with a succulent wreath at the center and a few frosted votives. Accessories by Ikea, and currently for sale by owner. Email me if interested.
A close up of the wreaths. Best. Decision. Ever! Doubled as thank you gifts for parents, wedding party, and vendors. Purchased wholesale from Succulent Gardens in Castroville, CA.
The reception space was incredibly lovely. We were married at Trione Vineyards and Winery in Geyserville, CA in October 2010.
We held the ceremony upstairs at Trione. It was rustic and beautiful.
This is the ring bearer pillow that I made for my nephew to carry. He carried two handfuls of Tootsie Pops instead. Can't win 'em all.
We embraced an old family tradition of sending guests home with a small piece of "groom's cake" which was a fruitcake made by my mom, godmother, and aunt using my grandmother's recipe. It was a unique and special touch. We served cake from Susie Cakes Bakery in Ross. It was EPIC.
My one regret: I didn't eat more food. It was DELICIOUS. Can't recommend Michael from MWoodward Catering enough.
We were very, very happy.
Not pictured was our amazing event coordinator, Jackie Jones Wilson of Enchanted Weddings. She kept me sane throughout the process, and her incredible associate Lauren ran a very tight ship on the actual day of.
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