Featured: Kathryn + Joe Rehearsal Dinner

Martha Stewart Weddings | February 29
2 • 29 • 2012  |  Press
Yesterday was truly exciting being able to have our wedding featured in such a perfect way, and the feedback we have received has been completely overwhelming. We are so honored to have our wedding published, and if you asked me a year ago, I had said outright, there is no way this wedding gets featured. I wasn't planning or designing it for a feature, and maybe that is why it was chosen. There weren't that many details, but the details we did do had a lot of meaning behind them. 
 
We now are able to share our rehearsal dinner which took place at Tres SF and welcome party at Public House, which went up this morning on the Martha Stewart Bride's Guide. There are also a few images from our Pebble Beach mini-moon at the Lodge at Pebble Beach. Our rehearsal dinner was planned by Kathy Goodman from Well Rehearsed, with photos by Flory Photo.
Cheers,

  Kathryn

View 0 Comments
Add a Comment Share

Featured: Kathryn + Joe

Martha Stewart Weddings | February 2012
2 • 28 • 2012  |  Press
This will go down as the most exciting, yet terrifying post I have ever written, but I am writing this to share with you all a link to my own wedding photos. They have been graciously published on the amazing Martha Stewart Weddings Website today, and while I'm writing this a little tinge in my stomach since I know how the internet can be very critical, as well as how personal it can be, I'm also open to sharing what our wedding weekend was all about and how it came together. I know there are many that will appreciate it being shared, as it was a winter wedding, all inside, and it was in a nightclub. It was hard for me to get inspiration while planning my wedding, I knew most of what we wanted to do, and I just stayed true to that, and tried away from anything that may come off too trendy. Trends are wonderful, but being a designer myself, I felt like I really needed to build my inspiration from within, and from my venue. I hope I don't look back in ten years saying, what was I thinking?!  
 
We chose our vendors very carefully, and the photography and videography were extremely important to us. Kate Harrison did such an incredible job catching all the important moments and details, and here is a link to her best of slideshow set to our first dance song, "Lights" by Journey, with some images you won't see on Martha Stewart. 
 
Our wedding film is up as well by Sandbox Love, and let's just say I have already watched it five times since yesterday and I still can't get enough of it. Jesse and his team rock!
I wanted to share a little bit of how my wedding came from a vision in my head, to what it turned out to be. I do want to say that designing a wedding isn't an overnight thing; it is something that builds, develops, changes and blossoms over time. There were visions I had that didn't work in reality, and then there were many that did. Having a team of creative minds also helped mold what the wedding concept turned out to be, which was a 1930's Art Deco Nightclub Wedding. There was no color, Bimbo's 365 Club's interior has red and black checkered floors, with silver stage curtains with nude mermaid statues and paintings throughout. I decided not to play against their palette, but to enhance it with charcoal grey, silver, black and white. In the end, the club looked exactly as I wanted it to; like it was the early 1930's, and our 285 guests were dressed to the 9's as if they were going to a big show. We even had our dear friend sit in the old fashioned ticket booth outside the club, and hand out "tickets" as guests arrived, which served ultimately as their escort cards. 
 
My inspiration board started with a few old images of Bimbo's I found online, and then images I found of everything I liked from invitations, to hairstyles to rental items, I was a bookmarking fool. I let it be for a few months or so (we were engaged for a year), and then came back to it, and cleaned out the ones that didn't fit what I was doing, and then finally built a true inspiration board, as well as the one below. I feel that a true fabric board is great to take to floral, rental and invitation design meetings, as colors need to be true, and real swatches are never the same online. You can also put together little boards like this that we do for our full planning and design clients, as it can be something you keep in the binder, and can always reference as the feel you want the wedding to have.
This week I will be posting more of my personal favorite images, along with a few more details and links to every single vendor that made our wedding weekend so special. The one thing I will say is that I never had more fun in my life than I did that week, as well as the year of planning with Joe. Knowing that I had hired some of the best vendors in the business made that a possible feat. They did not have an easy task with having to get that many guests into the main room for the ceremony, and be able to flip it and have it ready for dinner within one hour (plus, have me to content with!). It goes to show when you have quality vendors, a lot more is possible. I could make design boards all day, but if the vendors can't execute your vision, it would all be for nothing. Thank goodness my own staff of Adrianna, Kristen and Brittani were there to make sure everything went perfectly. 
 
I hope you enjoy the wedding feature on Martha Stewart, and please feel free to leave me any questions here! 
 
Cheers,

  Kathryn

View 2 Comments
Add a Comment Share

Featured: Leora + Adam

Today's Bride | Spring 2012
2 • 27 • 2012  |  Press
We wanted to share a recent feature that was in Today's Bride Magazine's new Spring 2012 issue of the lovely wedding of Leora + Adam from Fall 2010 at Mayacamas Ranch. It came out beautifully, and perfect for a season when one of the trends happening now is colorful and bright weddings!
Cheers,

  Kathryn

View 0 Comments
Add a Comment Share

Featured: Liz + Matt

Style Me Pretty | February 2012
2 • 25 • 2012  |  Press
It is always fun to be checking your email and receive an email from a florist that is sending out recent press they have received, only to see it is a wedding that our own Brittani planned with the bride last summer in San Francisco. The wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty's Little Black Book Blog, and is a little close to my heart, since this is the same venue where I got married two months ago (photos are definitely coming soon!). I love that Liz was able to use color, and really played with the whimsical colors inside of this nightclub built in 1931. 
 
The photos are by Janae Shields Photography, with flowers by Spiral Hand Designs. Check out the feature over on SMP's blog!
Cheers,

  Kathryn

View 0 Comments
Add a Comment Share

Britt + Blake

Asian Art Museum | December 3
2 • 23 • 2012  |  Real Weddings
Britt and Blake are a very sweet couple that we happen to know very closely, as Britt has been a day of wedding and event assistant with us for five years. She is a beauty in every way, and on her wedding day, she truly shined. She met Blake while they both attended college at the University of San Francisco, so choosing St. Ignatius Church for their ceremony (which is on the campus), was an easy decision. Her next decision on where to have the reception was easy as well, as she had worked a wedding with me in 2010 at the Asian Art Museum and pronounced, "when I get married, I'm going to get married here!". And that she did. 
 
It was a gorgeous Winter wedding, with deep red as the main color, with champagne and black accents. The Asian Art's clean marble backdrop was perfect for their 175 guests to enjoy a wonderful meal followed by a great night of dancing to DJ Jason Mitchell. I know for a fact, since I was a guest at this wonderful affair, while Brittani and Elise ran the day perfectly. 
 
Enjoy these lovely images by Andrew Weeks Photography!
Me and the beautiful bride

Church : St. Ignatius
Venue: Asian Art Museum
Photographer: Andrew Weeks
Flowers: Nancy Liu Chin
Transportation: CA Wine Tours
Lighting: Enhanced Lighting

Caterer: Global Gourmet
Rentals: Hartmann Studios
Invitation Suite: Hello! Lucky
Djay: Jason Mitchell
Musicians: Music to Go!
Hair & Makeup: The Makeup Dolls

  Kathryn

View 1 Comment
Add a Comment Share
page 1 of 2

Our Sponsors

Minted.com
Beau-coup Favors
Wedding Jojo
Shutterfly
Montage
The Knot Wedding Shop
One King's Lane
My Own Labels
Hello Lucky
For Your Party
Wedding Paper Divas
Dessy
Advertise With Us

As Seen In...

Glamour.com
October 2015
Style Me Pretty California
September 2015
Style Me Pretty
May 2015
The Knot
April 2015
Style Me Pretty
April 2015
The Knot Magazine
December 2014
Carats and Cake
December 2014
The Knot
May 2014
Ruffled
February 2014
Martha Stewart Weddings
January 2014
California Brides
June 2013
Snippet & Ink
May 2013
Style Me Pretty
April 2013
Style Me Pretty
March 2013
Once Wed
February 2013
Martha Stewart Weddings
December 2012
Style Me Pretty
November 2012
Ruffled
October 2012
Style Me Pretty
October 2012
Green Wedding Shoes
May 2012
Style Me Pretty Little Black Book
May 2012
Martha Stewart Weddings
February 2012
The Little Umbrella
February 2012
Style Me Pretty California
February 2012
7x7 Magazine Blog
November 2011
Style Me Pretty
September 2011
Style Me Pretty
June 2011
Style Me Pretty California
May 2011
Brides National Magazine
May 2011
Style Me Pretty
February 2011
Style Me Pretty
January 2011
San Francisco Brides
Spring/Summer 2011
San Francisco Brides
Winter 2009
San Francisco Brides
Summer 2009
Daily Candy Wedding Guide
Fall 2009
The Knot Best of Weddings
2009
The Knot Best of Weddings
2008

Favorite Links

Stella & Dot
For Your Party
Cardgirl Custom Invitations
Tiny Prints Invitations
My Wedding Labels

Blog Archives


2016

jan 2
feb 1
mar 1
apr
may
jun 2
jul 1
aug 1
sep
oct
nov 1
dec

2015

jan 5
feb 1
mar 1
apr 4
may 1
jun 1
jul 1
aug 1
sep 2
oct 2
nov 2
dec 1

2014

jan 2
feb 2
mar 1
apr 3
may 3
jun 4
jul 2
aug 1
sep
oct 1
nov 3
dec 4

2013

jan 5
feb 7
mar 7
apr 2
may 4
jun 1
jul 1
aug 1
sep 4
oct 2
nov 5
dec 3

2012

jan 10
feb 10
mar 5
apr 9
may 8
jun 7
jul 6
aug 8
sep 6
oct 5
nov 4
dec 8

2011

jan 7
feb 10
mar 15
apr 10
may 12
jun 14
jul 8
aug 11
sep 7
oct 8
nov 10
dec 7