Friday, December 17

Some exciting news to share...

...I'm engaged! Yesterday afternoon, my boyfriend proposed to me at home plate at AT&T Park (where we met), and then took me out for the most incredible night of my life! We had a walk around the park after so I could stop shaking, then some champagne at Public House (the restaurant outside the park, which used to be Restaurant 24, where our first glance at each other was), then to dinner at RN74.  To end the night, he took me to the top of the Sir Francis Drake hotel for dessert and more champagne overlooking the holiday lights in Union Square.

He told me later that he had asked for my father's blessing the night before when they went to dinner together.  He has a friend that works for the Giants, and she was able to allow him access to the field, and she even took the great pictures of us to have forever.  I basically cried for the entire night and I am still glowing. We are extremely excited!

Here is a quick photo of us right after the proposal (I think you can still see the tears in my eyes):
I will be definitely updating everyone on how planning my own wedding is going to be, but for now, we hope everyone has a very merry holiday season, and we will be back with more posts (and hopefully our new shiny blog!!) after the new year.


Wednesday, December 15

Jen + Chris | StoneTree Golf Club | August 14

What can I say about Chris and Jen other than they are a fabulous couple full of life and love for each other. From the time I met them I had the best time working with them and loved being around Jen's infectious laughter and Chris's easy going attitude.

The wedding was at StoneTree Golf Club in Novato and the day could not have been more perfect! The ceremony was held outside under a clear blue sky with the beautiful StoneTree greens in the background. Afterward, guests were welcomed inside where a delicious meal prepared by Elaine Bell Catering awaited them. Once the meal was finished Jen and Chris celebrated their union with their first dance and everyone was quick to follow in their footsteps...and the dancing did not stop! This group was full of some of the most energetic dancers I have ever witnessed. It was a true pleasure to be a part of this special occasion.

The pictures taken by the talented husband and wife team of What Shanni Saw will really speak for themselves, enjoy.

The vendors that were a part of Jen + Chris's special day were:

Florist: Julie Stevens Design
Djay: Perfect Day Music
Catering: Elaine Bell Catering
Cake: Laurie Lucov Wedding Cakes
Photography: What Shanni Saw
Makeup Artist: Sherrie Long
Venue: StoneTree Golf Club

Happy Planning!


Thursday, December 9

Marinda + Jeff | Stafford Lake | August 20

We are so happy to be able to finally share all the weddings we worked so hard on this year, and this one was such a fun one!

Marinda and Jeff wanted to have a wedding that was unlike any other wedding they or their friends had ever been to.  I think they accomplished that extremely well with their Great Gatsby themed wedding on a warm Friday afternoon at Stafford Lake in Novato, California this past August.  The couple was so excited when they saw nearly all of their 200 guests dressed to the nines and playing the part that they had requested of their guests.  They even did a skit to open up the ceremony, it was all very well thought out!

While most of the wedding was DIY, they did hire some amazing vendors to help make their day just as perfect as they thought it would be.  Enjoy the photos from the very talented husband and wife team from Tim Halberg Photography in Southern California:

The vendors that helped make this special day happen for Marinda + Jeff were:

Venue: Stafford Lake, Novato
Catering: Feast Catering
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals - Burlingame
Florals & Lighting: friends and family
Transportation: United Coach Tours
Djay: Tommy Fullove

Happy Planning!

Tuesday, December 7

Cristin + Matt | Real Engagement Session

Cristin and Matt are getting married in January at the Flood Mansion, and we have been planning their day this fall.  They have been great at choosing their vendors, and made a great choice in their photographer with Shanni Weilert.  They did their engagement session last month on a rainy day in San Francisco, and the results were perfection.  Enjoy these images, and hope they bring a smile to your face as they did mine!

Happy Planning!