Thursday, July 29

Emily + Brian | Nestldown | May 22

I love working with clients that have so many fun ideas for their wedding, and Emily & Brian definitely had TONS!  This wedding looked like it was straight out of a fairytale, with the handmade painted wooden table names, to the stone place cards, plus, Nestldown has that look to it.  Everything was carefully thought out, and even though the evening was chilly, the guests and the couple couldn't have had a more amazing night!

The basket of IKEA blankets were a big hit, as it was chilly even when the ceremony started.  This is a great idea for those of you having outdoor weddings, and want to make sure that your guests are comfortable. IKEA has many fleece blankets all for around $3/piece. They come pre-rolled, so grab a big basket, fill it up, and you have an instant guest pleaser.

Emily & Brian also did a great job in hiring a fabulous vendor team!  Everyone was so happy and worked so well together, it was really just a perfect night.  The photos below were taken by the talented Danielle Gillett:

The other vendors that made this wedding come together so beautifully were:

Catering: Thomas John Events
Florist: Asiel Design
Videographer: David Ethridge of AVR Films
Hair: Lisa Zomer
Djay: Paul with Big Fun Djay
Transportation: Lone Star Limo
Cake: Pastry Smart

Happy Planning!

Wednesday, July 28

Immortalize Your Wedding Cake

I wanted to introduce Michelle to everyone! She is our newest team member, and is a month of coordinator.  She has amazing ideas and tips to share, so watch for her posts here on the blog too!  Here is her first post about a fun way to keep the memory of your wedding cake around forever: 

You spend hours if not days thinking about your wedding cake and how you want it to look. I was a little heartbroken after our cake was devoured and all I had left was our beautiful pictures. So when I was clicking around on Etsy one day I came across SugarArt Jewelry out of Cincinnati who makes replica wedding cake ornaments and had to give it a shot. Now every Christmas while decorating and admiring our tree we will be able to reminisce about our special day.

SugarArt can custom design a mini customized cake ornament or figurine to match your wedding cake, baby cake, birthday cake, etc… Once they receive your picture it takes up to 3-4 weeks to create. It can be made into an ornament or left as a small figurine. The ornament will have a silver hook with a coordinating ribbon, your names and wedding date can be written on the bottom as well. The cake is made of polymer clay, acrylic and puffy paint with a coat of clear gloss to add luster and shine to last for years. It’s a great gift idea too!

Happy Planning!


Monday, July 26

Design Studio & 6th Anniversary Party | July 8

A few weeks ago, the Dream A Little Dream Events staff all came together to celebrate not only our 6th anniversary, but also the opening of our new design studio!  The girls all loved seeing it, and we had a great night chatting about our past and upcoming weddings.  Some of our day of assistants never get to see each other, as they work different events with Michelle, Brittani and I, so it was nice for everyone to make connections.  We even had support from Andrew Weeks, our suite mate, and his wife and son, my boyfriend and son, and Michelle's husband.

We have such an incredible team, and I feel truly blessed to have a staff that cares as much for my business as I do!  Below are some photos taken by me, so I apologize for them not being up to par, but wanted to share them anyway.  Enjoy!

Happy Planning!

Thursday, July 22

Makai & Vasken | Fairmont San Francisco | May 8

Makai and Vasken are a such a classy and fun couple!  I had such a great time working with Makai to put together the wedding she and Vasken had envisioned.  It was a small and intimate wedding and they found the perfect spot in the Penthouse Suite at The Fairmont San Francisco.  There are so many different rooms and places to use that we were able to really have some fun!

Here are some of the photos taken by the incredible and talented Viera Photographics:

The flowers were simple, beautiful and elegant.  We were lucky to catch peonies right as they came into season.  A. Hana Design helped to bring their vision to life.

The scotch bar in the Billiard Room was such a fun spot for guests to gather and play.

The vintage cake topper was one of Makai's favorite details and made this awesome cake complete.

One of the best perks of the Penthouse is the incredible view of downtown San Francisco!

Venue: The Fairmont San Francisco
Photographer: Viera Photographics
Florist: A. Hana Design
Band:  Elle Music and Events, Misa Malone Project
Cake:  The Fairmont San Francisco

Happy Planning!

Tuesday, July 20

A Fun Day Off

Last week I was able to enjoy a day off with some fun wedding industry friends on Treasure Island being an extra in the new Train music video.  Most would wonder how I would end up there, but when one of my best friends, Michelle from MB Wedding Designs called and said she needed extras for a wedding scene in a video, we were there without hesitation.  It was a lot different to see things from a filming side (except how long everything took!), and be able to help them create a realistic wedding ceremony scene for the new video.

Here are a couple photos that Gustavo Fernandez took, and even though I probably am not visible in the scenes, I still had a good time!  Watch for the video though, as the dress worn by the bride was from Haute Bride, one of our favorite places in San Francisco for bridal gowns and accessories.

Happy Planning!

Thursday, July 15

Nahjeen + Brian | The Claremont Resort and Spa | May 14

Brittani is excited to share this wedding she coordinated in May at the Claremont Resort and Spa. You can read all the details and vendor information below:

I had the pleasure of working with Nahjeen and Brian to plan their perfect wedding. Nahjeen was so excited to jump start the planning process and we did just that. Nahjeen never hesitated to ask for suggestions, questions and referrals throughout our time working together, and ended up with a gorgeous wedding because of it! Nahjeen thought through every detail of her wedding with an illuminated smile!

Enjoy these photos from the talented Maurice Ramirez!

The wedding was at The Claremont Resort and Spa in Berkeley. La Tavola had just come out with their new line of linens a few weeks before the wedding so we decided to change our original plan and were able to be one of the first to bring these beautiful new linens to the table.

Nahjeen and Brian have such great enthusiasm and it was so fun to be part of their special day!

Photographer: Maurice Ramirez Photo
Flowers: Katherine Bergman Floral Designs
Linens: La Tavola
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Cake: Katrina Rozelle Pasteries
Videographer: Day Dreamer Creative Cinematography
DJ: Amos Productions

Happy Planning!


Wednesday, July 14

San Francisco Brides Magazine Day of Luxury | August 1

This bridal show is a lot of fun, as I went last year with one my clients, and we had a great time. From the vendor showcase to the fashion show, it was a top notch affair. They are holding the event again on Sunday August 1st at the St. Regis, so if you are in the Bay Area, make sure to check it out!

Here are more details and the link to purchase tickets:
San Francisco’s hottest bridal event—An Afternoon of Bridal Luxury—unveils at the St. Regis on August 1. Join San Francisco Brides magazine for specialty cocktails and posh hors d’oeuvres before a Vera Wang runway fashion show. Then chat with vendors at luxurious vendor suites before heading home with an Oscar-style goodie-bag.

Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite.

Happy Planning!

Monday, July 12

Bari + Justin | Featured on Style Unveiled

We love the ladies at Style Unveiled, and were so happy to hear that they have featured our fabulous New Year's Eve couple, Bari & Justin. I have featured their photos before on the blog, but you can take a look at many more, including their words of advice (like how couples should definitely hire a planner, so cute!).

Check out their post here, and Happy Planning!