So, after we had seen everything in SOMA, we headed to the Marina District and directly to Habit. This is a super chic waxing studio that also does make up application for wedding day or other special events.
We then walked into the always lovely Haute Bride showroom, and the girls mouths were open the entire time! From designer gowns to vintage styled hairpieces, this place really shines as the go to spot for the hottest bridal accessories and jewelry.
By this time, we were burning some calories, and a stop at Cocoa Bella was just the thing we needed. The shop houses over 100 different artisan chocolates from 7 different countries. The giveaway boxes were opened and eaten quickly!
We then walked two blocks down to Bella Bridesmaid and Nick Brown Photography. This quaint little shop is the spot to get your bridesmaid gowns in San Francisco. The personal service, quality and availability of designer dresses and colors make it easy for the busy bride to find just what she wants.
We then headed to Pacific Heights to check out the La Tavola linen showroom on Sacramento Street. Not only do I love going to this shop, I absolutely love their linens. Everything in this place is perfect, and they make the daunting task of picking linens so much easier!
We then went to Lora Dukler. She does handmade gowns as well as alterations. Sweetest little Russian woman who you know will not have you looking frumpy on your wedding day!
Our last stop on the tour was Shu Uemura. I am lucky enough to have an office across the street from this amazing store, and the best thing to share with brides is their lash bar.
We then headed back to our studio for yet some more champagne with cupcake tasting and presentation by Gaby of Cake Coquette. Then Kathy of Well Rehearsed discussed the rehearsal dinner planning, and how it can sometimes be an overlooked event surrounding the wedding. Andrew from Weeks Photography discussed how to choose a photographer and then I talked about what I offer for brides in my studio from calligraphy, vendor referral sessions and up to full planning wedding services.
We had such an energetic group, and they really walked away with a large bag full of goodies and discounts, as well as information and knowledge that they didn't have four hours earlier.
We will be announcing future tour dates and *new* locations for the tour in the coming months, so stay tuned! The best way to be informed is to follow the tour on Twitter and get the upcoming dates, ticket releases and giveaways.
As always, Happy Planning!