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Kindred Hearts, Instagram, Wine + Love: A Real Wedding
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

From the moment they got engaged, Jen and Loreal knew that their wedding was bound to be far from traditional.  They poured loving effort into designing a truly unique, family-oriented day full of their favorite things!   The women share passions for wine and literature, so they incorporated eclectic typography pieces into their unfolding vision at SCRIBE, a favorite winery in Sonoma.  The couple created a personal Instagram stream so that their guests could share pictures… along with the professional work of Andrew Pielage Photography, the couple has photos that capture every personal detail!

Instead of a traditional bridal party, Jen and Loreal enlisted members of their immediate families to stand at the altar with them.  Loreal says, ‘without their love and support, our union might have never happened.’  Loreal’s sister, Katie, officiated the ceremony- pronouncing them wife and wife by the power vested in her by the ‘World Wide Web!’

Before dinner began, the group toasted with tuaca, a tasty Italian liqueur, to celebrate the memory of Jen’s late mother. Forty guests dined together in an intimate, community-style meal catered by Casey’s Pizza Truck.  It’s easy to see that the reception was a gathering of kindred hearts.  Toss in the instagram-fest, good wine, music by Cosmo Alleycats, and dancing- this reception was made-for-them.

DIY projects were a huge part of the celebration.  The couple sourced vintage table settings from various thrift stores and flowers from the Oakland Flower Mart to design overflowing centerpieces that graced the length of the table.  The escort cards were printed in old-fashioned type and attached to a fresh baguette with baker’s twine.  In lieu of favors, a heartfelt donation to The Human Rights Campaign topped off this loving, family day of matrimony and fun. Jen and Loreal were lucky enough to have their guests stick around for the weekend- the next day was slated for a bike wine tour through Sonoma!

Many Congratulations to Jen & Loreal, and a big thanks for sharing your inspiring day ♥

Professional Photographs by Andrew Pielage Photography; Others by Friends via Instagram

Day of Event Coordination by Laura Baxter of LBH Events

Venue: SCRIBE Winery

Flowers by Oakland Flower Mart

Catering by Casey’s Pizza Truck

Reception Musicians: Cosmo Alleycats

Favors: A Donation to The Human Rights Campaign


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

As if Rana and Jay’s ceremony wasn’t gorgeous enough… we have a big spread of photos to share from their exquisite reception at RF 80 in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood.   The rustic island glamour theme continued with a variety of unique décor elements in shades of ivory, grey and sage.  Enjoy Part Two by  This Love of Yours…Photography.

The reception was a wonderland… a sight to behold.  Tables were dressed in shiny, crushed charcoal linens and topped with a dynamic blend of exotic and rustic florals.  It’s almost hard to find words to describe their unique and sophisticated style.  We’re simply in awe; these photos speak volumes for themselves. 

The evening was topped off with a shimmering, monochromatic candy bar and a heavenly cake with white chocolate mousse filling.  How utterly divine.   What a sweet, sweet and incredibly beautiful day it was.  We’re over the moon for Rana and Jay… be sure to peek at their video trailer by Lovespun Films.


Photos by This Love of Yours…Photography

Reception Venue: RF 80

Florals by Chestnut & Vine

Bridal Gown by Enzoani

Hair by Carrie L’Esperance; Makeup by Allen Conkle

Paper Goods by anna.michelle Cards

Reception Music by Spencer Sutherland 

Catering & Vendor Coordination by Carrie Dove Catering

Cake by Butterfly Cakes

Video by Lovespun Films


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{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.


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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A Rustic Chic Real Wedding by Allie Lindsey Photography
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

Ali and Troy’s Oceanside, California wedding aimed to be casual, rustic and fun. From the looks of these gorgeous photos, courtesy of Allie Lindsey Photography– goal accomplished! The palette of navy, grey, burlap and splashes of green (think succulents) was perfect for this relaxed wedding with California country flair.

Ali’s fit and flare Alfred Angelo gown is perfectly chic, especially with that coordinating navy accent sash!  The maids wore lace frocks from Banana Republic, paired with cowgirl boots.  Love that look- it gets me every time.  Leaf it to Lexi Floral Design created ethereal baby’s breath bouquets that tied it all together.

The bride and groom went to high school together, but weren’t friends at the time. Eight years later, Alison’s brother-in-law, who was Troy’s best friend growing up, introduced them. They married in Heritage Park on an amazing, cloudless day in May.

Alison got a lot of her ideas for detail from Pinterest. Those personalized bottles are definitely a Pinterest-worthy highlight!  The reception was catered by the Delicioso Food Truck (how fun)! and the cake table  was crafted by Sweet Thing Bakery. A photo booth played the role of ‘guestbook’ and provided fun favors.

Coordinated by Main Thing Events, this rustic celebration was as sweet as it gets. From the optional quilt seating for the ceremony (which kids loved) to the taco truck and photobooth (which the adults loved), Ali and Troy’s wedding was a hit.  The relaxed vibe allowed for the love to flow- between family, friends, and of course, between the adorable couple <3

Photos by Allie Lindsey Photography

Coordination by Main Thing Events

Bridal Gown by Alfred Angelo

Bridesmaids Dresses by Banana Republic

Florals by Leaf it to Lexi Floral Design

Venue: Heritage Park

Catering by Delicioso Food Truck

Cake by Sweet Thing Bakery

Favors by The Photobooth Company


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