Enchanted Forest Wedding!

The UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens is an enchanting woodsy wonderland with it's towering redwoods and shaded forest floor it was the perfect place for Mark & Philip to say I do! This couple had delightful ideas for their magical wedding, wild flower bouquets, moss and woodsy elements, deep forest greens, rich scarlet reds, and deep navy blue made this day truly special and unique. Their reception held at Elliston Vineyards in Sunol was a lovely transition from the redwood grove of the botanical gardens to the wooded vineyard winery. The tables had lush woodsy arrangements over flowing with ferns, moss, and wild flowers while the stunning cake by Cake Delight was dripping with an enchanted forest vibe. We are thrilled to have been apart of this fun and handsome couples special day!

This amazing day was beautifully captured by Love and Wolves Co.

Woodsy meets Elegance

The Brazilian Room in beautiful Tilden Park is both elegant and unique. The outdoor ceremony site is surrounded by a lush green meadow and wooded areas of redwoods and oaks. This couple kept the outdoors theme throughout the ceremony with white flowers cascading in and out of the aisle, abundant ferns, and rustic elegant lanterns. The bride's style was old Hollywood elegance and her lovely textured bouquet was abundant with roses, scabiosa, tea roses, orchids, and silver dollar eucalyptus. Her bridesmaids sparkled in navy and gold dresses and carried rich vibrant bouquets of magenta, deep plum and blush pink. The reception held inside the Brazilian Room was rich, bold, and enchanting. Deep magenta floral arrangements popped against the dark navy linens, gold candelabras and charges added brightness and shimmer, and details of butterflies and hummingbirds added enchanting touches.

This lovely and enchanting event was captured by Marielle Hayes Photography

How To Organize Your Modern Wedding

How To Organize Your Modern Wedding

You may be a great manager. Maybe you run an office or run your own business. Multi-tasking is easy for you. That is until you decided to have a wedding. Suddenly there are not enough hours in the day, and you simply cannot begin to plan all the details of this monumental event.

To hold a wedding you have to contact different business people in different companies and coordinate their arrival. If one of these key players in the wedding fails, the domino effect will begin. So how do you rope this in and ensure you have your dream wedding?

 

 

Time to Call in the Team

A wedding planner is a must. Even wedding planners hire a wedding planner when they hold a wedding. You have enough to do to keep you running. Let the wedding planner do what she does and you have time to iron out the details. Even a wedding planner hires a wedding planner when she gets married. This is not about ability; it is about balancing a lot of details at once. You simply do not have time to be the wedding planner and the bride.

 

The Dresses

You can get the wedding gown of your choice or have one custom made. But it is best if you work with one vendor for the bridal gown and the bridesmaids dresses. Using a pro like Azazie will put your mind at ease. They are ready with all the hot colors for 2018.

 

Define Bridesmaid

Somewhere along the line, brides became confused about the duties of their bridesmaid’s. Your bridal party is made up of people you love and respect, who are willing to help you pull your wedding together.

This doesn’t mean they are to be treated like hired help. Nor does it mean they are to ignore their own responsibility to help you. Make your selections carefully. If one of your maids in waiting has young children, you cannot expect her to have time to run errands for you.

 

Assign Duties

Remember to be kind, thoughtful, and polite. Remember to thank them when they have taken their time and effort for you. The function of a bridesmaid is to attend to the needs of the bride. While the majority of the duties fall on the maid of honor, each member of the bridal party should be willing to assist. Whether that means mailing invitations, arranging flower donations to a nursing home after the wedding, or picking up your shoes from the mall. Ask your bridesmaids to help you and assign them duties as they have time to help.

 

Being organized for your wedding is not just a good thing, it is a critical thing. The organized bride has everything she needs at hand when she needs it. She is not searching for a necessary item that slipped her mind.

 

Be organized, but cut yourself some slack. If some little something goes wrong, you have two choices, laugh it off or ruin the honeymoon screaming and crying. The second option usually doesn’t end well. Life isn’t perfect, but you can be perfectly happy with a little effort.

Honeymoon Online Registry

Guests will expect you to have an online honeymoon registry. This has been the trending way to gift couples for the last several years. The easiest one is the free honeymoon registry by Honeyfund. This is free and easy for your guests and free and easy for you. You can link it to your wedding webpage and even link store registries to it if you want to. Honeyfund can be used to pay for events and activities that you choose. You do the work, and your guests simply select their gift and pay online on a secure site.

 

Follow these tips, and you are sure to have a beautiful wedding, with little stress.