Top Unique Wedding Trends 2017


One wedding trend that is sweeping 2017 is greenery, and more specifically garlands. They are creating a natural vibe that is still beautiful and elegant. Garlands are being taken advantage of in any and every element of decor. From your altar, to signage, to tables, or bar. Garlands are the new wedding go to.

The Hanging Decor

This element is such a creative, gorgeous look! It adds a whole new level to your overall wedding picture. You can get very out-of-the-box with this as well. From hanging flowers, lights, bottles, and more! Truly whatever your heart and wedding dreams desire. The ceilings the limit!  😉

The Destination Wedding

The destination weddings are getting chicer and bigger every year. It can be a fun lavish travel experience for all guests or a more intimate vacation for close family. Nowadays wedding planners make it so easy to accommodate a wedding anywhere! Couples can hand pick invitations, tourist arrangements, and say ‘I do’ with a view.

Unique Wedding Entertainment 

Entertainment is an element that is really taking a step up in the wedding industry. A DJ and photo booth simply isn’t cutting it any more. There are so many options to make your wedding more exciting, unique, and hands on for your guests. Bringing in live music that specializes a specific genre, a live painter or artist, or a ‘surprise and delight’ catering treat are all great ways to entertain your guests.

Lindsay & Hunter

Another wedding in the books! We had a fabulous time planning Lindsay & Hunter’s big day. The floral arrangements were out of this world, & how stunning was her dress?


Photos: Kelley L Cox

Flowers:  LC Floral Design

Venue:  Observation Post at The Presidio, San Francisco

Event Planners:  A’Reve Event Production

Wedding Invite Trends of 2016

Setting the tone for your big day, wedding invitations are the first glimpse into your event. Here are some trends of 2016 that will be popping up a lot (& where to get them!).

Modern Lines & Shapes

Give your guests a taste of your contemporary style with bold lines & geometric shapes.

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East Six

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Luxury Invites

These are the crème de la crème of wedding invites. Complete sets that encompass the tone you want to set on your wedding day, luxury sets wow your guests with raised detailing, personalized calligraphy, & shimmery cardstock.

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Engaging Papers

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East Six (Recently featured in The Knot!)

Minimalistic Invites

Keep things simple & aesthetically pleasing with straight forward invites.

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Bold Florals

Soft florals are so 2015. This wedding season, brides are focusing on statement hues & tones. Check out these modern romantic invites we found!

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Custom Envelope Liners

Nothing says fabulous better than custom envelope inserts & liners. Elevate your invitations with a simple addition to your envelopes.

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Jupiter and Juno

Jesse & Wayne

We love weddings with personal touches, & Jesse & Wayne’s was no exception! Who doesn’t love a dog in a bowtie? This bride & groom knew they wanted a fun event, just check out Jesse’s amazing modern wedding dress & the CREAM ice cream sandwiches as a late night snack.

Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day!



Venue/Cater- 4th Street Summit Center, by the SJ Fairmont

Photographer – Mischa Photography

DJ – Superior Sound

Florist – LC Floral Design 

Baker – Peter’s Bakery

Rentals – Joe Squared Production 

Hair & Make Up – Faces by Emily

Late night snack – CREAM, SJ

Coordinator: A’Reve Event Prodution

You’re Engaged! Now what?

Once the initial excitement settles & you’ve stopped looking at your ring every 5 seconds, reality hits. Your wedding is a momentous occasion, unlike other events (if any) you’ve put together in the past. After you’ve purchased every ‘just engaged’ piece Etsy has to offer, get yourself and your groom organized.

We are here to help! Check out this simple wedding planning timeline from Allison over at MarryThis! This is a great breakdown of where your planning should be every step of the way.


While this all might seem like a walk in the park, it’s beyond beneficial hiring an event planner to help you along that way. Call or text us today for a free 30 minute consultation! (925.518.5495 )


2016 Wedding Color Trends

It didn’t take long after Pantone introduced, for the first time, their two colors of 2016, Rose Quartz & Serenity, for brides to stock up on decor & dresses in these signature hues. Paired together or with other shades, these soft tones are taking over weddings this year.

It makes sense; Pantone described Serenity as “bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times” & Rose Quartz as “a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure”. Perfect feelings and emotions for any couple’s biggest day!

Here are some ideas to incorporate these gorgeous colors into your wedding day