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

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



Lauren & Brian’s Wedding 12.30.15

This beautiful winter wedding had a very special bride and groom. Our groom Brian is in the U.S. Military and we’d like to extend a formal “Thank You” to Brian for his service.

It was a gorgeous day in late December and we have the photos to prove it!


Lauren and Brian incorporated some personal touches, and we LOVE that!

A “Wish Tree” took the place of a Guest Book and guests loved hanging their well wishes.

They also incorporated a customized step & repeat photo booth backdrop along with a personalized hashtag.

We loved being part of Lauren & Brian’s wedding!

A huge ‘Thank You’ to all our Preferred Vendors:

Wedding Planner & Designer:       A’Reve Event Production,

Florist:                                            LC Floral Design,

Photographer:                                Jeff Hall Photography,

DJ:                                                   DJ Superior Sound,

Thank you for another GREAT event!

“Love & Lavender” is featuring Lauren & Brian’s wedding on their blog! 


2016 Wedding Tips & Trends

2016 is a year of texture, contrast, and a culmination of refined 2015 trends.

Updated Guest Books

Polaroids are fun, and INSTANT!

Place a scrap-book type book on the table next to your photo booth props, with double sided tape. Your guests can take 2 photos, one for your book (they write a ‘Love Note’ next to their photo) and one to take with them. You can’t be part of every detail on your wedding day. This book is a great way to share your guests’ special moments.

Photo Favors

Think out of the box, traditional Photo Booth’s have seen better days! Gone are the cramped photo booths that can only hold two to three people. The ‘open-air’ photo booth is so much fun! Customize your backdrop with a step and repeat! Or add some glam to your wedding décor with a sequin backdrop, or our personal favorite…a flower wall!


Unique Venues

We are fans of a beautiful vineyard as your wedding ceremony backdrop, but we LOVE a unique venue…a private estate, an airplane hangar, the possibilities are endless!

We particularly love this new exclusive venue and are honored to be able to share it with you.

This most exclusive private estate is now available and accepting applications for 2016 weddings and events. It’s list of credentials are long and growing:

  • First and foremost, designed by world renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright
  • 2016 winner of “The Most Beautiful House in the World”
  • Among the many spectacular features of this exclusive venue is an authentic teahouse!
  • For more details, write to us at or (925) 518-5495

Social Media Love/Hate

Brides and Grooms love to include social media in their BIG day! Well, parts of it anyway…

Unplugged ceremonies are growing in popularity. Why, you ask? The three guest faux-pas of any ceremony are:

  • Cell phones ringing during the ceremony
  • Crying babies
  • Guests taking photos that intercept the photographer and videographer’s shots


That’s the hate, here’s the love!

 Have fun and create a personalized hashtag! Create signs, frame them and post them strategically throughout the reception venue. This is a great reminder to your guests to post the photos they take personally and the result is an album for you to enjoy for years to come.

Let’s face it, as the bride and groom, your wedding day is a whirlwind and it’s nearly impossible for you to be part of every moment the entire day. Your photographer will capture a lot, but there are those moments that only your guests will capture. Encourage your guests to share!

Texture is IN

Texture can be incorporated into endless aspects of your wedding. We are going to mention a few but don’t stop there, create your own brainstorm of where and how you can incorporate texture into your wedding.

Floral centerpieces are a great way to incorporate texture, & one of the best kinds to achieve this is the hydrangea.

Table Linens are another great way to incorporate texture either with covers or fun runners.


The use of metallics is nothing new. What is new, is where and how the metallics are being used! Incorporate shiny shades into your cakes & invitations!

What are your favorite up & coming wedding trends for 2016?