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San Francisco Garden Wedding

Nothing like a pretty DIY wedding fresh off the presses to feast our eyes on. So this morning we’re going to San Francisco to relish these gorgeous images by Stephen Hughes Loewinsohn. Britta and Kyle’s handmade fete was perfectly in sync thanks to coordinator Vera Devera of Va De Vie Events. We’re loving the garden setting, the vintage mix and pops of color everywhere. View all images from this colorful DIY wedding in the gallery.

Stephen Hughes Loewinsohn. Britta and Kyle’s handmade fete was perfectly in sync thanks to coordinator Vera Devera of Va De Vie Events. We’re loving the garden setting, the vintage mix and pops of color everywhere. View all images from this colorful DIY wedding DIY British Columbia wedding

From Vera Devera of Va De Vie Events: Britta and Kyle had been together for 10 years before tying the knot; these Midwest “kids” met in Arizona, moved to Costa Rica for a bit of adventure and recently settled in Oakland, CA last year after getting engaged.

Details of the wedding included colors of jadite, saffron and coral popped with accents of charcoal. We did a lot of hands on work, including hand-dying muslin ribbons in those colors to hang above her head table, to creating invitations with designer Lilli Keinaenen, mason jar escort cards, and more. Pilar Zuniga created a whimsical bouquet that was literally buttoned up with vintage buttons and fashioned handmade flower boxes.
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Stephen Hughes Loewinsohn. Britta and Kyle’s handmade fete was perfectly in sync thanks to coordinator Vera Devera of Va De Vie Events. We’re loving the garden setting, the vintage mix and pops of color everywhere. View all images from this colorful DIY wedding View all images in the gallery

Notes from Britta:
The most memorable part of our wedding day was when Kyle and I exchanged our vows. We had written our vows independent of one another, following the same format, and asked our officiant, a close friend, to put them together. As it turns out our thoughts on love and marriage are identical. They were funny, personal, and heartfelt—an honest reflection on our 10 years together and our hopes for the future. Other memorable moments were the toasts, all unique and sincere, my dance with my dad which he had taken lessons to prepare for, and the photo booth picture of a friend kissing my grandma.

Advice for other brides:
1. Hire a wedding coordinator! The number of minute details that go into planning a wedding is mind-boggling. Find a great one that you can trust who will let you call the shots.
2. Do as much ahead of time as possible. Leave nothing to the last minute.
3. Keep things in perspective. Your wedding is about bringing together family and friends to witness and celebrate the start of a new life. Not the party.

Wedding Vendors and Venue (San Francisco, CA):

Venue: Floral Grubb Gardens / Wedding planner: Va de Vie Events / Photographer: Stephen Hughes Loewinsohn / Cake: Alison Okabayashi, Two for Two Cakes / Caterer Venue: Devoted Catering / DJ: Brett Smith (smith.brett.esq@gmail.com) / Guitar Player: Frederick Boette / Flowers: Pilar Zuniga, Gorgeous and Green / Lighting: Henry Perez, Event Magic / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Hair: Jenna Bates (jennabates@gmail.com) / Makeup: Vanessa Beckrum (rlyfree@yahoo.com) / Security: Vladimir V. Butenko / Transportation (Limo & Shuttle): Dyer Limos / Officiant: Paula Turner (friend) / Photo booth: Green Cheeze Photo Booth

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