Bridal Makeup Preview Event

Dream A Little Dream Events & Sarah Sponberg
8 • 23 • 2012  |  Vendors
We are so thrilled to be hosting the Free Makeup Preview Event by Sarah Sponberg at our studio on Thursday August 30th from 4pm-8pm (time slots are on an appointment basis). Here are more details: 
 
Join us for a private makeup event, where you can enjoy a complementary mini-makeup consultation with Sarah, the owner of SF Bridal Makeup and chat with Kathryn, the owner of Dream A Little Dream Events!  
 
You will receive a 20 minute demo of your choice of either:  
 
*A flawless airbrushed face that will last 24 hours and look amazing in photos and in-person  
 
or...  
 
*A perfect bridal eye look for your big day, false lashes included!  
 
We will also be serving drinks and sweet treats! Mother of the bride and wedding party members are welcome as guests! (2 guests max)  
 
If you have been wondering how your skin would look airbrushed, or how you would look with that sultry smokey eye on your wedding day, this is the perfect event for you!  
 
We have limited space available, so you must RSVP to attend this event! Please email Sarah with: your name, phone, wedding date and desired appointment time, or call Sarah directly at 415-735-6159 to reserve your space.

  Kathryn

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Katie + Greg

Hotel Vitale & Presidio Social Club | May 27
8 • 21 • 2012  |  Real Weddings
Katie & Greg came in to meet with me for a consultation, and weren't really sure on where they should have their wedding. After listening to them and talking over what their main wants for their wedding were, I suggested a few locations, and one being the Presidio Social Club. It fit all their expectations to a T; restaurant quality dinner service, all inclusive of rentals, etc., and a place where their out of town guests could feel like they were really experiencing San Francisco. They ended up going by on their way out of our meeting that night, as I suggested they try it out, and have a nice dinner either way. They ended up loving it, and we booked it a few weeks later. The planning from there was simple, they knew I was going to bring them the vendors that matched up with their wants for their wedding, and it was a very easy process.  
 
Things got a little complicated only when I found out the Golden Gate Bridge had announced that their 75th birthday party celebration was going to be that same Sunday evening over Memorial Day Weekend, and the entire Presidio was going to be closed. One might think I panicked, but I knew it would be okay. We had 80 guests, so I knew I could get them in on two shuttles, which we did. I had to arrange to get permits for all the vendors to enter, and explain which gates they could enter through. The guests got to even enjoy a close up seat to the incredible fireworks show off the Golden Gate Bridge as the night was ending. It was a beautiful night caught by the always fabulous Adi Nevo. Enjoy these images from Katie & Greg's wonderful wedding!
Congrats Katie & Greg!

Ceremony: Hotel Vitale
Reception: Presidio Social Club
Photographer: Adi Nevo
Transportation: CA Wine Tours
Djay: Jason Mitchell

Beauty: Meganne McCandess
Guitarist: Music to Go
Officiant: Rev. Holt
Flowers: Soulflower

  Kathryn

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Finalist in the 7x7 Hot 20 List

Last two days to vote
8 • 16 • 2012  |  Misc.
I was so thrilled to even have been nominated for the 7x7 Hot 20 List, but to find out I made it to the final round of seven is incredible! I am asking kindly for your vote (it takes a quick minute to click the box next to my name, that's it!) by Friday the 17th at 5pm PST. I appreciate all the support! 
 
Cheers,

  Kathryn

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Dates to Avoid in 2013

San Francisco
8 • 13 • 2012  |  Tips & Inspiration
I had just recently read an article that The Knot put out about wedding dates to avoid, and it reminded me of some local events that have historically caused problems for weddings in the past, and I thought I would share those with any of you planning your 2013 wedding in the San Francisco Bay Area. 
 
First, are some key dates of Sept 1-22, 2013. This is during the America's Cup Finals, and while some don't know what that is, or how many people will attend, the early findings I'm having is that room rates and blocks are much higher and more difficult (courtesy blocks are almost non-existent during these dates). The other issue that is obviously a concern is traffic, as San Francisco already has heavy traffic along the waterfronts on warm September days, so this will almost certainly be an issue. Another thing to consider, is that rentals (i.e. tents, tables, chairs, the basics), will be possibly at a minimum due to all the private events being planned as well as September being one of the most popular wedding months in San Francisco. Just something to weigh out when choosing your date and venue, especially along the waterfront or with a lot of out of town guests.
Another big date to avoid is Bay To Breakers weekend. The race day is set for Sunday May 19, 2013, but hotel rates tend to be higher as there are a lot of people that travel here just for this race. The race literally takes over the entire city for most of the day, so you wouldn't want to be anywhere near the race route, which goes from near the Bay Bridge all the way to Ocean Beach.
There are dates that haven't been announced also as of yet, but if you are considering any of these venues/areas, always check the calendar before signing on the dotted line: 
 
Early June 2013 - Union Street/Marina Area (Flood Mansion, Hamlin Mansion) - Union Street Festival 
Late June 2013 - Sonoma/Napa/St. Helena - Nascar Race 
July 2013 - Fillmore Street/Pacific Heights Area (Yoshi's, St. Dominic's) - Fillmore Street Jazz Festival 
August 2013 - Golden Gate Park Area (Shakespeare Garden, Tulip Garden, DeYoung Museum)- Outside Lands Festival 
 
There are always things you can't avoid though that may be planned last minute, as came up in our real wedding that will post next week, but if you have a great planner in place, they will make sure that it doesn't affect your wedding day or your guests. Always feel free to email or comment here if you have any questions about any dates, we're always happy to help! 
 
Cheers, 

  Kathryn

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Wedding Paper Divas One Day Sale

Self Inking Custom Stamps
8 • 9 • 2012  |  Misc.
Wedding Paper divas is having a sale on their self inking custom stamps, TODAY ONLY, you will get 33% off using code: DOD0809. Offer expires on 8/10/12 at 8:00am PST. Custom stamps are a great thing to have when you are planning your wedding. We used ours for our engagement party invitations, save the dates, thank you cards and holiday cards. Don't miss out on this very useful item!
Cheers,

  Kathryn

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