Earlier today I featured part one of Kelly and Patrick’s oh-so lovely San Francisco wedding. Now it’s time for their sparkly gold vintage California glam wedding part two!
From the gorgeous blooms created by Fireworks & Perfume to the lighted heart display near the glamorous gold and cream cake, to unique venue and the stunning images The Weaver House captured, this wedding captured everything the Kelly and Patrick wanted and more!
Photography: The Weaver House // Videography: Landshark // Floral Design: Fireworks & Perfume // Venue: The Headlands // Coordination: Be Hitched // Mariachi Band: Trio Sol De America // Ceremony Music: Aleron Strings // DJ: DJ Jeremy Productions // Catering: Katie Powers Catering // Cake: The Whole Cake // Desserts: Miette Bakery // Marshmallows: Guimauve Confections // Invitations: Mercurio Brothers Printing // Invitations: A Printable Press // Photobooth: Photo-matica // Hair And Make-Up: Fox & Doll // Wedding Dress: Rivini // Veil: Liancarlo // Bridal Salon: Carine’s Bridal Atelier // Sequin Hanger: Pearls And Pastries // Garter: La Gartier // Bride’s Earrings: BHLDN // Bride’s Bracelet: Rent The Runway // Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade // Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss // Groom’s Tie: John Varvatos // Necktie to Bow Tie Conversion: Beau Ties // Bridesmaids Dresses: BHLDN // Bridesmaids’ Bracelets : Kate Spade // Groomsmen’s Ties: Hugo Boss // Mother-of-the-Bride Dress: DVF // Audrey Hepburn Quote: The First Snow // Custom Heartshaped Light: JunkArtGypsyz // Guestbook: Grimm // Tassel Garlands: Studio Mucci // Programs: Confetti Gray // Officiant: Rev. Peadar Dalton
continued from part one…
From the bride:
Things we collected and style choices
With my mom’s help, I started collecting vintage napkin rings with brass bows, hobnail perfume bottles and San Francisco post cards (for the table numbers) soon after our wedding date was set. The hobnail pieces along with gold mercury glass votives and vintage green glass vases became the centerpieces filled with peonies, dahlias and anemones.
For our color palette, we started with lots of black and white, but the key word for our wedding was “gold.” A minimalist at heart, I was worried our choices would be gold overload, but in the end the reflective gold touches were just right and the rooms seemed to glow with warmth. From there, we incorporated touches of green with the invitation, vases, vintage cake stands and tassel garlands. With this neutral color pallet as a base, I decided to let Fireworks and Perfume work their design magic and take the color scheme in whatever direction the flowers beckoned.
It the week leading up to the wedding, we spent time with both of our families at my parents’ house, painting votives, assembling programs and putting Mexican wedding cookies into clear cube boxes for favors. My aunt whipped up a batch of her famous divinity candy and my bridesmaid baked some beautiful little scones and toffee to accompany the old fashioned Miette princess cake and other treats on the sweet table. My dad and brother made a wooden directional sign to honor some of our out-of-town guests and my mom created the extra long foil-pressed burlap runners for the king’s tables at the reception in between altering bridesmaids dresses.
My favorite labors of love were the invitations and the drawing projects. A centerpiece of the wedding was the welcome sign. My aunt had collected various old vintage mirrors and turned them into blank chalkboard canvases for me to paint the same font used on our invitation. I also had dreamed of asking Jolly Edition to customize one of their amazing couple portraits for us, but unfortunately our budget did not allow for it. Instead, their whimsical, mid-century style was my inspiration for my own painting of us in our wedding attire. My side of the painting was kept hidden from my fiance until our wedding day to make sure my dress would be a surprise to him when I walked down the aisle and after the ceremony the portrait was added to our display of family wedding photos.
The invitation design was a bold calligraphy from A Printable Press letterpressed by the Mercurio Brothers in black ink on extra-thick ivory paper with a painted gold edge. To finish the look, I used antique gold envelopes from Paper Source and painstakingly created envelope liners from a gorgeous green floral wrapping paper from Rifle Paper Co. The stenciling and cutting took hours longer than I had anticipated, but I loved the finished product. Instead of gold, I used brown Kraft paper envelopes for the RSVPs but lined them all in the same floral paper. I also hand painted a directional map, scanned it and shrunk it down for inclusion and tied the whole ensemble together with gold and ivory bakers twine before sending these off with Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant stamps. It was the perfect combination of glam and distressed to match our venue.
Another favorite project was the selection of my husband’s tie. Originally, he wanted to wear a long necktie with his tuxedo and I thought had found him the perfect one – a John Varvatos black tie, but with tiny dots that were made with individual stitches of ivory thread – the perfect combination of glam and rustic. However, as we approached the wedding, he decided a bow tie was more fitting for the occasion. Luckily, rather than starting the search for a tie over again, I found Beau Ties, Ltd., a Vermont company that specializes in converting long ties into bow ties. We sent off his long tie in the mail and anxiously awaited it’s return. The end result was one-of-a-kind perfection!
What we loved and special moments we’ll remember forever
In the end, it was more lovely than we had hoped: we cried tears of joy during our vows, feasted like organic Californian royalty, and danced the night away with our friends and family from around the country (in broad daylight, of course). One of my favorite moments of the day was my father ending his toast by introducing the mariachi band as a surprise for my new husband and his family – just as my late grandfather had done at my parents’ wedding 35 years before. The band entered the dining room performing “Cucurrucucu Paloma,” a song featured in the movie The Five-Year Engagement which had become a favorite for us during our own engagement. Later that night, my grandmother hugged me and said that my grandfather would have loved the surprise. We’re so thankful that our amazing photographers and videographer truly captured the warm glow of the day and our moments and details (large and small) so magically because it went by so quickly. We still talk about how we wish we could go back and live that day again; the photos and and video (plus all that hobnail glass we ended up with!) let us get pretty close.
If you didn’t see part one, be sure to check it out!
Oh…and here’s their sweet video by Landshark to view as well!
Thanks for stopping by!