Posts Tagged ‘Ceremony’

Nov
05
Part One: Love Poetry Photoshoot with Erich McVey Photography + Petalos
Posted by Kate. Filed under Photography, Wedding Inspiration

I have a love affair with poetry… the kind that is timeless, enduring, and speaks to the heart like nothing else.  In the early planning stages of this exclusive PW styled shoot, it occurred to me that there is nothing more romantic (and for me, more meaningful) than love poetry.  I wanted to share something utterly dream-filled with a contemporary approach on classic style.  I sought out the wildly talented Erich McVey and Stephanie Major of Petalos- who poured over every detail to help me bring the vision to life.  And thus, this exquisite spread of photos came forth.   Enjoy reveling in all of this romance, romance, romance… 

We chose The Historic Deepwood Estate for its classic ambiance, light-filled rooms, and breathtaking landscape.  A warm, rich palette of crimson, pink, amber, peach, and gold hues set an inviting tone with stunning contrast.  Above, our bride model Nicole poses in a soft peach Jim Hjelm gown.

The first vignette was set in the courtyard, amongst lush forest and arching topiaries.  Nicole was the epitome of fairytale romance in a soft sherbet Lazaro ballgown and loose, wavy locks styled by Christine Shields.  Kamyar, our groom model, looked incredibly dapper in black tie finery from Este’s Mens in Portland.

On the bouquet: ‘I went with a crescent design which allows for an organic shape.  It is composed of an assortment of roses, stock, pepper berries, and chocolate cosmos.  To bring a modern textural quality I also included mink protea and cockcomb.’ ~Petalos

Braided velvet ribbon by Midori was used on the handle.

After falling completely in love with Neither Snow’s calligraphies, I asked Mara to infuse our collaboration with the written word…. and she did so, so beautifully.  Her one-of-a-kind calligraphy danced across the fabric ceremony backdrop, the vows, and more… 

On a day when the wind is perfect,

the sail just needs to open

and the love starts.

 

Today is such

a day.

~Rumi, translated by Daniel Ladinsky in Love Poems from God

There is more loveliness to bask in; be sure to head over to the photo gallery to see the full photoshoot. Tomorrow I’ll be sharing all of the delicious details from the reception right here…. xoxo

Photos by Erich McVey Photography

Design and Florals by Petalos

Calligraphy and Ceremony Backdrop by Neither Snow

Hair and Make-Up Styling by Christine Shields

Venue: Historic Deepwood Estate

Lace Mermaid Gown by Jim Hjelm; Sherbet Ball Gown by Lazaro

Groom’s Attire by Este’s Mens

Tiara by Twigs and Honey via The English Department

Ribbon by Midori

Models: Nicole and Kamyar from Option Models & Media

Gold Chiavari Chair Rental by West Coast Event Production

Marble Table Rental by Peter Corvallis

Creative Direction by Katelin Gallagher

 

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Aug
09
{Part One} Rustic Island Glamour by This Love of Yours… Photography
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

After knowing one another for nearly two decades and dating for about eight of those years, Hawaiian natives Rana and Jay tied the knot in San Francisco, incorporating tons of rustic island glamour into their day. Nearly half of their guests flew in from Hawaii- Rana and Jay were deeply honored that so many people made the trip. Undoubtedly, it was well worth it… we’re marveling at  all of the thoughtful detail that went into this day.  Not to mention, Rana and Jay’s incredible style… a little rustic, a little glam, a dash of edgy and a sprinkle of vintage.  Get ready to gush over these gorgeous photos by Erika and Michael of This Love of Yours…Photography.

The ceremony leis were utterly exquisite… just the right amount of Island flair.  And Rana’s gown by Enzoani? We’re gushing.  The invites, designed by anna.michelle Cards, set the tone for a day of rustic, vintage romance.

Such gorgeous florals by Chestnut & Vine, who worked with the couple to bring subtle Hawaiian elements into the décor. Each bridesmaid chose her own style of dress by Wtoo, in the perfect shade of soft grey.

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Rana and Jay said ‘I do’ in front of an intimate group of seventy five loved ones.  The Fort Mason Parade Grounds were a scenic locale for the ceremony, surrounded by gorgeous trees, with a mix of urban city life and the Pacific Ocean as the backdrop.  The photo of them being showered with petals is so precious… love.

Go to {Part 2}, the reception… 

Photos by This Love of Yours…Photography

Florals by Chestnut & Vine

Bridal Gown by Enzoani

Bridal Shoes by Jimmy Choo

Hair by Carrie L’Esperance; Makeup by Allen Conkle

Bridesmaids Dresses by Wtoo

Ceremony Site:  Fort Mason Parade Grounds

Paper Goods by anna.michelle Cards

Ceremony Music by Spencer Sutherland 

Rentals by Carrie Dove Catering

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