I feel so fortunate to have a career that I love so much, and giving back was on my list of things to do this year. I have started that with signing on to be the lead wedding designer for the SF Dream Wedding Giveaway for a very deserving couple, Vanessa and Mike. The couple found out they were winners on Valentine's Day, and the design team got right to work on our design. I was able to Skype with Vanessa to find out her likes and dislikes, and get an overall feel of how she will want her wedding to be.
Her original color selection was red, black and white. This could work almost anywhere, except the Hotel Vitale. This hotel is only five years old, has a very muted color palette and looks like a West Elm catalog. It is lovely! After realizing those colors weren't going to work, we came up with a muted grey, soft yellow and crisp white. It is coming together nicely, and will look great with the backdrop that the Vitale offers.
I will posting throughout the planning of this wedding of our progress on the design elements. The wedding is coming up quickly on May 14th, but for now, here is our inspiration board that got us started. She already has her gown, bridesmaid dresses and invitations picked out. Linens have been selected and rentals ordered. I'm working with Nancy Liu Chin and Leighsa Montrose on the
floral design, so you know it is going to be beautiful!