Leora + Adam

Mayacamas Ranch | Oct 9
3 • 31 • 2011  |  Real Weddings
I am beyond excited to share this wedding, aka Lovefest 2010 (as titled by the bride & groom), with you all. If the title doesn't give you a glimpse into what this wedding entailed, then I hope the photos will! It was a definite representation of both Leora and Adam, their love for each other, travel, burning man, music, food and color. There was so much beauty in this wedding from the unique glass vases, candle holders and other little knick-knacks, all mostly found on Ebay, to the amount of jewel toned colors everywhere.  
 
I spent four days setting up this wedding, as Mayacamas Ranch is a large open space, but we were putting up a large clear top tent, elevated sisal covered flooring, hanging floral installations and executive restrooms. It was clearly a labor of love by all the vendors involved, and we were so happy with how it came out.  
 
The guests had three days of activities to partake in, and it started with a Friday evening dinner at Clos Pegase. Guests were then met with a welcome bar with their two custom cocktails when they arrived for the ceremony, and were then in the rose garden for cocktails and a vintage photo booth. Then, dinner began in the tent as the sun was setting, as guests enjoyed a three course meal. There was then a live band, a library for guests to relax in and a full on dessert buffet. We wound that down at 10pm, and moved the guests into the lodge for the after party complete with a pudding bar, a photo booth and a silent disco. Yes, this is where the guests wear wireless headphones and can dance until 4am, which they did! Their day after brunch the following morning in the rose garden was complete with a custom crepe making station showed the guests how this couple really took time to think about every single detail.  
 
Please enjoy these fabulous photos from Arrowood Photography!
The photo booth during the cocktail reception
Congrats Leora + Adam!

Venue: Mayacamas Ranch
Photographer: Tara Arrowood
Catering: Betty Zlatchin
Florist: Waterlily Pond
Transportation: CA Wine Tours
Tent & Rentals: Hartmann Studios

Farm Tables: Zephyr Tents
Beauty: Meaganne McCandess
Nannies: Nannies of the Valley
Lighting/Music: reFRACTion
Photo Booth: Photoboof!

  Kathryn

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La Boulange Catering

for some of your smaller events
3 • 29 • 2011  |  Vendors
One of my favorite little cafe's here in the Bay Area is La Boulange (just ask the staff at the Fillmore one, they see me a few times a week!). I was so happy when they started offering their catering services, since some of the smaller events that we consult for or do ourselves are too small to have a full service caterer. Another nice part about their services is that you are order online, and they even include cute little signs for all your food items! 
 
When I was interviewed recently for Brides Northern California magazine, I was asked what sweet treat I like to include in the out of town gift baskets, and their Macarons de Paris were my instant choice. They are now offering them in ribbon tied bags for favors as well as the out of town gift baskets and dessert bars. Your guests will love them, and they come in so many colors that you can really match it to your wedding concept. 
 
Check out all their options to add a special touch to your next event!
Cheers,

  Kathryn

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Spring Soiree Invitation

from The Whole Cake and Olive-Route
3 • 25 • 2011  |  Misc.
Our friends at The Whole Cake are putting on a Spring Soiree with Olive-Route Letterpress in Berkeley, and you are invited! They will be showcasing one-of-a-kind cakes inspired by letterpress invitations. Should be a great time, and there will be plenty of cake to try as well! 
 
Make sure to RSVP to Kelsey if you plan on attending.
Cheers,

  Kathryn

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Crate & Barrel Wedding Party Event

Have fun while creating your registry
3 • 23 • 2011  |  Misc.
For my fiance and I, creating our registry felt a little weird, since we have been together for so long, but we knew we had to do it because our guests would expect to be able to find one. We decided to start with Crate & Barrel, and went to one of the Sunday morning registry parties. It was so much fun to sip mimosas and nibble on breakfast foods prepared with all their cook and bake ware. There were also many of their associates on hand who were able to help us find things or answer any questions. I highly recommend it, even for those who are a little hesitant. You can look up and RSVP for the next one happening in a Crate & Barrel location near you. You even get a little gift for participating.
Cheers,

  Kathryn

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The Must Have Manicure

and stay chip free through your honeymoon
3 • 21 • 2011  |  Tips & Inspiration
Do you wish there was a way to reduce the number of details you need to worry about right before your wedding day? I have just the thing; it's the shellac or gel manicure. I am telling you this is the way to go! What is it exactly? I asked the same question when I tried it out for the first time (I am now converted). It's a combination of regular nail polish and UV gel that when dry creates a long lasting beautiful glossy manicure (no chipping for at least 2 weeks). It's applied just like regular nail polish and is dried by using a UV lamp. These are also referred to as gel polishes, so you can inquire with your local nail salon and see what they are carrying. 
 
When I say long lasting I mean it! You know it works when the nail technicians themselves are flaunting perfect glossy fingers at the end of a long day. I myself sported my last shellac mani for four weeks and had no chips, just nail growth (and that included a beach vacation). PLUS you don't have to wait for your nails to dry! Once they are done you can walk out the door and do not have to worry about smudging your nails when reaching for your keys. It's amazing! Due to the rise in popularity many fabulous nail spas now offer this service and the color selection has grown to rival that of the rainbow variety of OPI.  
 
The best part is you can get your manicure the week of your wedding and your nails will look pristine through your honeymoon. What more could you ask for?!  
 
* Kathryn adds: I just recently had my first gel manicure at my local nail salon, and I am in my second week with not a chip! I am extremely harsh on my hands between work and household chores, plus washing them constantly. This is a great find, as my usual manicure will only last about 3-4 days, tops. Looking forward to having pretty hands all through wedding season!
Cheers,

  Michelle

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