Every so often, you get the chance to meet people that you have instant chemistry with and as time goes on, you find that you've found lifelong friends in them. Meet this fabulous couple that I've affectionately nicknamed "MJ", who have become just that through the process of planning their wedding over dinners and drinks. Michelle is a gal who's after my own heart, a girly girl who has fabulous style with a heart of gold and Jon, who is a "get to the point", straight-shooter kinda guy. Yeap, they are definitely my kind of people. They are a bold, sassy, modern and colorful couple and we set out to create a wedding design that matched exactly who they are as a couple...and I just love everything about it!
Their wedding design is not for the faint of heart with a fun color palette of navy blue, fuchsia and elements of sequins and mixed textile patterns paired with acrylic detailing. I always tell my couples that I am not one to shy away from color and patterns so should you dare, I will take it to the next level that aims to dazzle.
See how their day unfolds below. Caution, this is one of the longest blog posts I've done so beware, you've been warned! =)
Jon is in Marketing and is drawn specifically to modern and sleek design so for their invitation suite and wedding stationery, we used a lot of infographics which I LOVE!
Remember how I mentioned that Michelle has fabulous style? Yes, feast your eyes on her Badgley Mischka dress, Christian Louboutin and Jimmy Choo shoes. What a dream!
In my humble opinion, their ceremony was out of this world beautiful. It's one of my favorite ceremony designs because it's just so modern and different. We draped the St. Regis tent in chiffon and added some ceiling swag and a beautiful crystal chandelier to set the tone. We created circular seating for the ceremony and had such a modern ceremony design with a white table filled with pink and fuschia blooms created by my pal, Nicole Ha, and how pretty are the acrylic pedestals with the lush arrangements?!
Who doesn't love a confetti toss? Especially one that is filled with fun colors?!
For the reception, we wanted to create a really modern design. We brought in white sequin linens and geometric blue patterns paired with the Infiniti chair and accented each place setting with corresponding patterned napkins. Tables were named after the couple's favorite fine dining establishments in the city and were featured on acrylic panels.
My philosophy in designing weddings is to really create a custom "brand" for each couple. I think we've done just that with this reception with the infographic paper goods and the "MJ" logo we created, which is pretty much everywhere. I don't think any of their guests could forget the look and feel of this wedding.
Since MJ loves dining about town, they created their version of a zagat guide that we designed as favors for guests to take home. MJ shared with their guests why they love each restaurant they chose and listed their personal favorites at each restaurant for guests to try. Now that's going the distance to really personalize their day and create a one of a kind experience for guests!
To my dearest MJ, you hold a very special place in my heart. I tell you time and time again how much I adore you both and I will say it again and again. Thanks for letting us do what we do, you rock!
Vendors of the Day: Full Planning, Design and Stationery: Charmed Events Group, Photographer: Gene Higa, Floral Design: Nicole Ha, Venue and Cake: St. Regis San Francisco, Rentals: Standard Party Rentals, Linens: La Tavola, DJ: Sound in Motion , Hair and Make Up: Aimee Make Up Artistry