San Francisco City Hall Wedding

This AMAZING wedding was featured on the Overwhelmed Bride but I had to share such a special day as well. The beautiful bride, Jen and I met when we were in elementary school. It was love at first sight as we shared the same bus stop together. From then on we were inseparable. We went through braces and breakups together, learning how to do style our hair and eyebrows, marriages and babies, concerts and vacations, etc. I could go on and on about how much her friendship means to me, but I know you are here for the stunning photos right?!

Jen and Jim knew they wanted an intimate destination wedding with only their parents. Being the strong willed and somewhat dominate group of friends we are, we smuggled our way into the day and the intimate wedding because the perfect mix of closest friends and family. The destination became San Francisco a day before the 4th of July. It was PERFECT!!

Although a small wedding it had a BIG heart. Enjoy scrolling through their photos and reading how much meaningful moments happened throughout the day!

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Jen and Jim exchanged wedding gifts the morning of their wedding. By the look on Jim’s face any guesses what he received?!

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Jen and Jim decided to not have a bridal party, but still made their friends feel important. Jen did a first look with her girlfriends, mom, and mother in law. Cue my ugly cry!

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First look outside the grounds of San Francisco City Hall

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And a first look with her first love, her father who we knowingly love as Papa B.

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Who better to speak about your love than a best friend. Our bestie, Jen Sayer became Reverend Sayer executing the most beautiful ceremony script I have ever heard.

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To pay tribute to both sets of parents for their long and successful marriages, both presents presented their son/daughter in law with their wedding ring.
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During the ceremony three friends stood up to each read individual song lyrics that correspond with their friendship with the bride and groom. NSYNC, Kayne West, and Bon Jovi!

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After the ceremony Jen and Jim slayed all over the city hall while their guests boarded a cable car to enjoy drinks and snacks.

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The cable car took us to multiple stops and ending at the iconic Golden Gate Bridge!
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Jen and Jim, thank you for the most incredible wedding experience, for your friendship, and for bringing Green Orchid Events along for the ride!

With Love,

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Meet the team!

Photography: J.Anne Photography
Floral: The Floral Loft
Coordination: Juliet Douglas with Green Orchid Events
Hair and Makeup: Vani Leon Beauty
Wedding Dress: Brilliant Bridal
Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Tux: Ted Baker
Hotel: Clift Hotel

Bridal Capes

I have a love/hate relationship with the word trend. If it is a trend that means everyone is doing it right?! But there are certain trends I fall in love with and must do at a wedding one day. Yes, I do have a wedding bucket list of designs and ideas that I am waiting for to present to the right client! This is where the bridal cape comes in. I am loving this whimsical look on a bride! There are a good amount of brides opting not to wear a veil so I love that the bridal cape still gives them that length and wow factor in the back still. Have capes replaced veils? Maybe on the runway but not quite yet at real weddings. I prefer the sheer capes as they don’t weigh down the bride or feel and look heavy. I also love that it allows the bride to have two different looks but not have to buy two different dresses. Wear the cape for the ceremony to drape down your aisle as you are walking and remove before the grand entrance at your reception! Are you thinking of wearing a bridal cape? If so here is some great inspiration below!

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Photo 1: Designer: Mira Zwillinger           Photo Credit: Wedding Inspirasi

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Photo 4: Designer: Bramanta Wijaya Sposa     Photo Credit: Is Amare

A Winter Engagement Session in Las Vegas

While attending the same university in Arizona, Molly and Paul met at a local bar. To say there was an instant connection would be an understatement! These two have had quite the year with exciting events including building a brand new home, Paul getting called up to the major leagues to play baseball for the New York Mets, and now a wedding. We are so excited for their December wedding! It is sure to be a homerun. Cheesy pun intended!

Engagement photos by: KMH Photography

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With Love,
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A Fall Wedding at Red Rock Country Club

I stepped into the wedding planning process with Courtney and Robby way late into the game, but it was love at first sight when I met Courtney! They chose Red Rock Country Club and a great team of wedding professionals to assist in executing their big day! With Robby and Courtney both being in the nightclub industry, we knew this would be a party! Their guests dined on a dual entrée of lobster and filet while Courtney’s love for all things hip hop blared in the background during open dancing. Oh what a pretty night!

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Wedding Coordinator: Green Orchid Events
Photography: Norina Kaye Photography
Venue: Red Rock Country Club
Wedding Dress: Couture Bride
Brides Shoes: Giuseppe Zanott
Tux: Stitched LV
Floral: Layers of Lovely
Wedding Cake: Las Vegas Custom Cakes

Valentine’s Day Wedding Inspiration

I am so lucky that my job title is pretty much summed up as “celebrating love”. Being a wedding planner LOVE is what keeps us in business. During the planning process we will dwell on questions such as “what type of food do you love, what type of floral do you love, what colors do you love?”. See, it all boils down to love! Enjoy your day whether that be with your friends, family, significant other, fur babies, or simply yourself and some Netflix!

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Photo Credit from Left to Right:
1. Pink and Gold Macarons: Josephine and Jaime Weddings
2. LOVE Letters: Jove Meyer Events
3. Floral Centerpiece: Annabella Charles
4. Wedding Invitation Suite: Paper Bow London
5. Arrow Wedding Cake: Heather Saunders Photography
6. Heart Wreath: Pinterest.com
7. Jimmy Choo Burgundy High Heels: Jimmy Choo

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