http://www.atouchofgrace.biz/ - Amber and Dawn at A Touch of Grace over in Dublin are two fantastic wedding planners and coordinators that I believe every bride should use. They are there to help you plan in the early stages, gather your belongings in the weeks prior, make sure everything is set up and running smoothly, and make sure it all gets back to you after its all said and done. These two are concerned about what their clients want, and not what they want, making sure that your day is exactly how you envisioned it. They are both kind in their nature and thorough in their attention to detail. Everything you would want in a planner! :D
www.flowersbyyip.com – Flowers by Yip is a floral Santa Clara based company run by John and Fred Yip. The two brothers operate out of a home studio and offer an incredible assortment of pristine arrangements. Taking care to order and deliver each flower such that they are perfectly in bloom for your event, John and Fred pay attention to even the smallest of details. Backing the incredible quality of their product, is a high level of customer service and personal attention that I value above everything else.
http://wishsocialevents.com/ - Heather Cassady runs Wish Social Events here in San Francisco, and Ill just say her floral work is totally stunning (and she is sweet as could be!). I’d describe her style as a bit modern and very upscale. Im pretty sure my camera has an addiction to shooting her table pieces and all the little details that she includes in a wedding. She can turn an average banquet hall into an exotic ball room that gives guests this “WOW!” impression when the room is revealed. Definitely recommend her for anyone looking for that modern twist!
www.batterbakery.com – Looking for something sweet to nibble on at your wedding? Batter Bakery, run by Jen Musty, is one of my favorite places to grab a little something indulgent. Batter brings unique flavors like lavender sea-salt and lemon currant to delicious little bites that are perfect for a wedding. From biscotti and scones to cookies and cupcakes, they will have something that will tickle your fancy. Be sure to check out Batter’s new store on Polk Street for a preview of the goods and a taste of deliciousness! 2127 Polk St. San Francisco, CA 94109
http://studioshik.com/ – Cinematography is one of those things that I was not sure was needed at a wedding, that is…. until I saw Alex and Diana’s work. This husband and wife duo create phenomenal documentary wedding videos that simply blow my mind. When I first saw their work, I think I actually cried watching some random couple’s video… seriously heart-full stuff. Their use of narrative, and elegant filming techniques come together to make wonderfully beautiful stories in video format. All this, and then you get to meet them… seriously, Alex and Diana are one of the sweetest couples I’ve ever met. Check out their latest work at http://www.studioshik.com/blog/ and don’t forget a tissue!