I have a super amazing nanny, Beny, who is literally the French Mary Poppins (as seen here with a couple of fairy charges) and recently whipped up a fun business card for her French immersion camp. The art was pulled from our spiffy new Kids Love Candy valentines card that will be released next year – here’s a little sneak peek! One of many exciting new valentines we have up our sleeve. Can’t wait to reveal them all!
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We were thrilled when Laura of Form & Future reached out to us about being a part of her ongoing series at Makeshift Society where she talks to designers and entrepreneurs. Laura will be interviewing us at Makeshift on Monday, July 15th. We’d love to see you there! For more information and to purchase tickets to this event here.
SKILL EXCHANGE MIXER: SKILLS, COCKTAILS AND MORE
FRIDAY MAY 17TH 7-9PM
UPHOLSTERY BASICS: FOCUS ON CHAIRS
TAUGHT BY LARA REMPEL | UPHOLSTERER & DESIGNER
THURSDAY, MAY 23RD 6:30-8:30PM
CHEESE LOVE: A LESSON IN ITALIAN CHEESE
TAUGHT BY SOPHIE MOSGROVE | CHEESE MONGER
THURSDAY, MAY 30TH 6:30-8:30PM
COCKTAILS AND BITTERS: HOW TO BUILD A BETTER DRINK
TAUGHT BY GENEVIEVE BRAZELTON | CHIEF MUDDLER AND JILL FITZGERALD | BAR OWNER
THURSDAY, JUNE 13TH 6:30-8:30PM
We’re big fans of the San Francisco Center for the Book so we were excited to hear that they recently moved into a new and bigger space. This Friday, April 26th, from 6 – 9pm they will be celebrating in their new home on 375 Rhode Island Street. Head to their blog to see the great list of events they have planned for the evening which include printing and binding demos. The event is free and open to the public, just be sure to RSVP here . You can also view the event on Facebook.
Photos by creativebug
We had a great time this past Sunday at the Locally Grown Love event here in San Francisco. It was one of the most fun and unique wedding events we’ve attended and it really felt more like a great party with lots of useful information for brides to be or anyone who likes organizing events and throwing parties. And did we mention it was held at Studio Trilogy, a recording studio that boasts Lady Gaga as one of its clients?
An impressive lineup of classes and panel discussions were scheduled throughout the day and we kicked things off with a wine and cheese pairing tutorial led by Domaine Somm.
The owners of Succulence were on hand to teach people how to care for air plants and succulents and we loved the inventive terrariums they brought. We were also surprised to learn that most blooms used in bouquets and boutonnieres can be replanted and enjoyed for years. What a great way for guests to remember your big day!
With high ceilings, amazing acoustics and a beautiful private patio, the venue would be a great place for a a special event (maybe a musical wedding?). We were lucky enough to be there on one of San Francisco’s rare sunny days and Lillian soaked up as many rays as possible!
Its always a party with our friends from Magnolia Photo Booth Co. and we simply can’t resist their silly props and instant mementos. This is surely one for our collection!
Congratulations on a great event Locally Grown Weddings! We had a blast.
Our friends over at Locally Grown Weddings are throwing a fun event in the bay area this weekend. It’s a party all about parties! While the event will be great for recently engaged couples it’s certainly not just for brides. Anyone who loves throwing a good party, foodies, wine lovers, and folks interested in local & sustainable products should check it out! Tickets are $20 each but they’ve offered us a pair of tickets for one of our lucky readers. To enter to win leave a comment on this post and read more about the event below.
Be inspired locally with Bay Area-grown artisans
Join Locally Grown Weddings & Events at their first ever pop up event, Locally Grown Love, a unique wedding & celebration pop-up. The event is a fun alternative to the traditional wedding fair, with a hand-picked selection of local artisans in the marketplace, delicious food & wine pairings in a fun tasting room, informative workshops and demos in their salon, and a lounge where you can sit back and relax. Stop by for an afternoon filled with food, drink, great music, and all the trimmings to make your wedding or celebration a knock-out! If you love to celebrate or are starting out on the wedding planning journey, Locally Grown Love is the perfect place to find unique ideas and inspiration.
Where: Studio Trilogy, 1160 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA (A super cool recording studio that has an event space attached)
When: March 10, 2013 from 1 pm – 6 pm (don’t forget to set your clocks for daylight savings!)
Who should attend: Couples recently engaged, individuals who love to throw parties, foodies, wine lovers, and those interested in local, sustainable products.
How to attend: This is a ticketed event. Tickets can be purchased on line @ http://locallygrownlove-
Price: $20/single $35/double $25/door
Leave a comment on this post to win a pair of tickets to this fabulous event! We’ll announce a winner Thursday at 5pm.
When our dear friends at Alison Events asked us to design their most recent wedding planner book All the Essentials we couldn’t have said yes any quicker. This talented group of women knows all there is about planning a perfect wedding, and their eye for design is off the charts. Some of our lovely ladies attended the book party and it was a ball, as expected.
The book, filled with prime planner advice, offers check lists, templates, and gift trackers – all to make your wedding day a dream.
We asked Alison herself a few questions about the process and here is what she had to say!
What’s the first step for any bride planning a wedding who wants to stay organized?
Getting organized and staying organized is always such a daunting task. We designed this book with that in mind. We modeled it after a binder because that’s exactly what we use with our own clients. We make a client blinder that stays with us in the office and we send one to our couples. Month by month we make a “to-do” list with things we are working on and things our couple should be completing in that month. Taking it one step at a time is the only way to go at it and not get completely overwhelmed. It’s also super helpful to have one place where you keep everything and can reference that so easy.
What inspired you to create this wedding planner and to share all this helpful info?
We’ve been lucky enough to be doing what we love for over 12 years now and have learned so much along the way. Trends change, design shifts but the core of planning more or less stays the same. This planner is set up to guide couples through the process and keep them on track. Everyone will need a place to keep those important contracts, hotel information, menus, registry, and seating charts etc. With this wedding planner, you’ll be able to hole punch and put them right in the binder with the added bonus of some advice on how to go about these monumental decisions.
In all your wedding planning experience, what’s the most important tip you’ve learned along the way?
Surround yourself with a solid team. This is true in my business as well as couple’s hiring on help. Couple’s should be reaching out to vendors that have great reputations and speak to their personal style but they should also be someone you click with and trust. You have to follow your instincts and this will make the process all the easier.
What’s your best advice for a bride who is feeling overwhelmed and stressed out while planning?
Hire a planner! The amount of money & stress you will save will be worth it in the end if planning just isn’t your thing! Some couples really enjoy the process of finding unique ways to incorporate their story or things they enjoy into their special day, while others might need a little help getting there. Don’t let it get to a place where it just isn’t fun anymore and you’re dreaming of eloping. You can always turn things around by either getting a professional on board or just getting some advice on how to attack intimidating tasks.
The day of the wedding can often be hectic. Do you have advice for a bride and groom for when the big day arrives?
When the big day arrives…it’s time to party and celebrate major milestone accomplishments! By that time, the two of you have already made executive decisions together and come out on top. Stay focused on what that day will represent for years, decades to come and enjoy being surrounded by your closest friends, family, and most of all, the person you’re meant to spend your life with.
To get your copy of All the Essentials, published by Chronicle Books leave a comment below telling us your best wedding tip or your dream wedding location. We’ll pick three winners on Friday, February 22nd.
This fall we had the pleasure of working with a team at the Top of the Mark at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins Hotel for a special photo shoot. As such an iconic hotel with deep San Francisco history, we were thrilled to create a custom skyline invitation for the event. Our San Francisco Skyline is packed with significant imagery, but one thing was missing for this Nob Hill destination. We created a new icon for the mix and included the Top of the Mark peaking above our lovely city by the bay.
If you haven’t been to the Top of the Mark, it’s a must for visitors and city dwellers. Their views are some of the best in the city, and the bar makes a delicious cocktail.
Can you see the difference? We love having the Mark Hopkins in our Skyline!
These photos by Rien van Rijthoven of Architecture Photography capture the magic of the Mark Hopkins so well. With elegant tablescapes and jaw-dropping views, this venue makes any event a dream.
Interested in learning about letterpress? Want to try your hand at printing on a vintage Vandercook press? The San Francisco Center for the Book is the best place to start. Their talented team has come up with a great lineup of 2013 workshops and they are available for registry now! As owners of a Vandercook and letterpress lovers, we know how fun it is to crank your own prints.
Visit the SFCB online for a list of workshops, or stop by their NEW location at 375 Rhode Island Street (between 16th and 17th Streets) in San Francisco.
Photobooth SF is a Tintype Polaroid-style studio located on Valencia Street here in San Francisco, offering beautiful vintage-looking photography. It’s obvious we’re big fans of anything vintage, so we fell in love with the idea immediately. It’s nice to see something new and different pop up on the photography scene!
Aren’t these moody photobooth images of our staff fabulous? They were taken by Photobooth SF at the Contemporary Jewish Museum last month for the Rit Lab event. For the event we brought stacks of letterpress prints and accessories to make one-of-a-kind photo frames and these images were the perfect addition.
You can book your sessions with Photobooth SF here or pop in their studio located in San Francisco’s Mission district.
1193 Valencia Street @ 23rd.
San Francisco, CA 94110
Open: Wed- Th 1-8, Fri – Sun 1-9