Slated for Oct. 16, 2010 at PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn, Tahoe Unveiled is an opportunity for upscale brides and grooms to gain first-hand insight from the region’s finest wedding vendors at a venue that epitomizes casual elegance. Unlike sprawling conventional wedding fairs, the intimate Tahoe Unveiled promises to make planning one’s wedding almost as pleasurable as the event itself.
The San Francisco Wedding Fair was a tremendous success. I was really impressed with the overall design and our fellow exhibitors. Hartman Studios, the Four Seasons, Connie Kearns, and Karla Tibbets created several looks in the various rooms - each reflected possible wedding designs and the high caliber of this event. The main ballroom featured a modern lounge in the center of the room - a perfect place for the guests to relax. One of the adjacent rooms featured "Late Night Munchies" by the Four Seasons - I didn't have a chance to walk through here, but there was a consistent long line of hungry brides. The remaining room featured several unique table setups ranging in design from rustic elegance to modern classic. I was really happy with our table, which was complete with yellows, greens, and chocolate brown. We displayed our portfolio, a few collages of past weddings, magazines that we are currently featured in, and our raffle. Thank you to Bellissima Floral for the fabulous flower arrangements. The 3 lucky winners of the raffle will be notified on Wednesday!
The Knot's pick of best outdoor sites features the Redwood Grove at the UC Botanical Gardens. This place is beautiful ~ the tall redwood trees create a very magical and romantic setting while the amphitheater creates an atypical but intimate ceremony site. We coordinated Christine and Tom's wedding here last August. Everything from the floral arrangements to the voluptuous redwoods was stunning and caught the guests by surprise.
The service started with the bridesmaids and groomsmen entering from behind the guests as tradition states, but the bride and her father walked through the trees down a winding path in front of the amphitheater, allowing the guests to sneak a peak of the bride in between the tree trunks and the greenery. During the service, Christine's brother joined the musicians by playing the violin. It was romantic, peaceful, and perfect!
Ceremony Venue · UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens
Reception Venue · The Berkeley City Club
Florist · Grandi Flora
Photographer · Darcy Padilla
Videographer · Martin Meyer
DJ · Denon & Doyle
Ceremony Musicians · The Sterling Trio