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Modern Film Noir Inspired Wedding

Vintage Weddings

This San Francisco gem captured by John + Louise Weddings is the perfect example of mixing old and new into a gorgeus modern wedding. Erin and Jon-Paul wanted a modern-day glam wedding, inspired by the 1920s and film noir. Planned by Events by Satra, and with classic florals by Laura Miller Design– which looked impeccable with glitzy bridesmaid dresses.

San Francisco club wedding
San Francisco club wedding
San Francisco club wedding

The day Jon-Paul asked me to marry him and I said yes (of course!), I knew by the look of my antique engagement ring that I wanted an Art Deco theme. The old school glitz and glamour of Jazz Age San Francisco inspired us to get custom artwork done for our save-the-date. We liked the artwork so much, we ended up creating a commemorative guest book print to hang in our house.


San Francisco club wedding
San Francisco club wedding
University Cluc San Francisco wedding
San Francisco club wedding
antique wedding ring boxes
San Francisco club wedding

When it came time to find a location, we knew that we wanted two things: 1. A night wedding and 2. A view of the city. We’ve both lived in San Francisco for quite awhile and we just knew that we wanted it to be the centerpiece to our decor. When we found the University Club, with it’s stunning view and vintage feel, we knew that we had found it! We ended up finding a lot of similar decor at thrift stores and flea markets which added just that perfect amount of detail. To top it all off we ended up with surprise fireworks from a nearby event. We couldn’t have imagined anything more perfect.


San Francisco club wedding
blush and gold bridesmaid dresses
San Francisco club wedding
blush and gold bridesmaid dresses
San Francisco club wedding
blush and gold bridesmaid dresses
San Francisco club wedding

Our main piece of advice for putting together a great theme is to pick one early and stick to it. Once it’s been decided all the other decisions become a bit easier. The other thing that was really helpful, was to space everything out and try to get as much done in advance as possible. We really wanted the week before to spend with family and guests, so we only left a few things until the days before. Not to mention the vendors that we worked with, who were all fabulous, which made a world of difference for our stress levels.


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San Francisco club wedding

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San Francisco club wedding


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Wedding Location: San Francisco, CA / Photographer: John + Louise Weddings / Florist: Laura Miller Design / Planner: Events by Satra / Venue: University Club of SF / Band: West Grand Boulevard / Beauty: Ethereal Salon / Ceremony Musicians: Music to Go! Conservatory of Music / Wedding Cake: SusieCakes / Officiant: Father Cameron Ayers / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Transportation: Kings Tours / Invites: Nicole Hermann / Dress: Vera Wang White – David’s Bridal / Necklace: Rodrigo Otazu – Rent the Runway / Shoes: Seychelles / Groom’s Suit: Ermenegildo Zegna – Neiman Marcus

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NotedOccasions

Notedoccasions offers unique custom wedding invitations, with designs for every type of wedding- rustic chic, country weddings, boho chic weddings, outdoor weddings and whimsical vintage weddings alike.

As a graphic designer, I believe that great graphic design is in the details {read: spending lots of time at the computer looking at pixels.} If you dont know what a pixel is- congratulations- because that’s why graphic designer types exist! {to save your eyesight} Really, though-design is more than matching colors and picking pretty fonts {but I do have major love for fonts} – it’s about conveying your message to the world with a swirl, a flourish, a dot, a pattern- whatever it takes to creatively encompass your clients vision and send that vision out into the world with impact.

That’s what I try to do. EMPHASIS on TRY. I adore designing and am currently the owner of NOTEDOCCASIONS.COM , an online site catering to everyone who loves having a party. And who doesn’t because as I see it, life’s a party!

Custom invitation design requests are always welcome – we welcome the opportunity to make your event absolutely perfect!

Sandy Buckley, NotedOccasions

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DIY Wire Orbs

DIY Projects

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We were instantly smitten when we saw these wire orbs hanging above the tablescape in today’s inspiration shoot from Honey & Twine Weddings and Events, so just imagine our delight when we learned that Hannah and Tria were willing to share how they made these little beauties! Our thanks goes out to Kimberly Chan Photography for expertly capturing each step along the way.

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From Hannah and Tria of Honey & Twine Weddings and Events: These whimsical and delicate little atoms only require a couple materials and some manual dexterity. We designed them for our inspiration shoot “The Artist & the Scientist” and suspended them over the table, but they’re versatile little things and can be used in a number of ways!

diy wire orbs necklace

For this project, you will need:
-wire (feel free to use varying thickness and color)
-wire cutters
-pearl beads

Instructions:
1. Thread wire through pearl and bend tail down to secure.

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2. We’re going to use our fingers to measure. Line up pearl with your ring finger.

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3. Twist wire around your fingers once, twice, three times.

diy wire orb tutorials

4. Cut wire at the middle of the back of your fingers.

diy wire orb tutorials

5. Pinch loops together at this middle point, and wrap the tail of your wire twice to secure the pinch.

diy wire orb tutorials

6. Open loops to form an “atom” shape.

diy wire orb tutorials

7. At the point where all the loops touch (opposite of your first “pinch”), wrap the pearl end twice to secure.

diy wire orb tutorials


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Photoshoot Location: San Francisco, CA / Event Styling: Honey & Twine Weddings and Events / Photography: Page Bertelsen / Florals: Church Street Flowers / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals, SF / Hair and Makeup: WowPretty / Dresses: Novella Bridal Boutique / Model: Maria Fang / Venue: The Allied Arts Guild

You can bend them to be perfectly shaped, but we also love the personality and charm that slightly imperfect forms communicate.

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DIY wire orbs
DIY wire orbs

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CRIMSON LETTERS

My company, Crimson Letters creates unique hand painted wedding stationery, specialising in opulently painted, heavily illustrated design work, with calligraphy. All items are digitally printed from a master watercolour or acrylic artwork piece and individually and lovingly painted upon. Using only the finest papers and card stock sourced from London And Paris.

I’m a British designer with a degree in textile design, artist and a person with a passion for intricate creativity who’s inspired by all fine things, whether it’s food, interiors or architecture. I’m influenced heavily by my love of travelling, my rich heritage and travelling frequently through the Mediterranean where I have family in Portugal and Paris. I’m exhilarated and humbled by the beauty of this world. Bringing these ideas back to my design studio, each piece is fuelled from the cultures across the world.

I enjoy bringing a fresh decadent approach to wedding invitations, which are a timeless medium. I have always loved weddings and seeing the bride in her white dress has always been a magical moment for me. I feel completely over the moon to be able to create irreplaceable memoirs that the bride can look back on one day with a huge smile.

When I’m not busy in my design studio, I love exploring new parts of Europe, trying to improve my hopelessly basic French and Portuguese skiing, cross stitching, kissing my sons, watching period dramas and painting whilst drinking copious amounts of tea.

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The Artist and the Scientist

Wedding Design

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Page Bertelsen

Who says opposites can’t attract? They certainly do in this styled shoot brought to us by Honey & Twine Weddings and Events and Page Bertelsen, which highlights the love between, you guessed it, an artist and a scientist. Picture pretty watercolors, test tube flower arrangements, and a stylish bride in a short lace gown that we’re absolutely nuts about!

science inspired wedding ideas

From the stylist, Honey & Twine Weddings and Events: We’ve been chilly in San Francisco, and eager for the first signs of spring. Our styled shoot, The Artist and the Scientist brings you some warmth, in the form of a story about blossoming love and the beautiful union of contrasting elements.


science inspired wedding ideas

watercolor wedding invitations

science inspired wedding ideas

Sometime in the 1960s, a very skinny, very quiet high school boy in suspenders was poked in the stomach at his bus stop by a pretty, playful girl two grades above him. The girl claimed not to remember, but the boy never forgot. When they met again years later, he pursuing science and she pursuing art, they stayed up talking all night and realized they had more in common than they ever imagined.


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science inspired wedding ideas

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science inspired wedding ideas

bride with dogs

science inspired wedding ideas

When designing our styled shoot, Tria wanted to pay homage to the two fields her parents brought together so harmoniously: Art & Science. By pairing beakers and atoms with petals and paintbrushes, we aim to combine the masculine and feminine, the orderly and unrestrained, the geometric and fluid. And since Tria’s mom, a watercolor artist, has since passed on, our angelic bride is patiently awaiting her groom in a heavenly (and artistic!) wedding location.


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science inspired wedding ideas

unique wedding receptions

science inspired wedding ideas

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science inspired wedding ideas

pink ranunculus centerpieces


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Photoshoot Location: San Francisco, CA / Event Styling: Honey & Twine Weddings and Events / Photography: Page Bertelsen / Florals: Church Street Flowers / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals, SF / Hair and Makeup: WowPretty / Dresses: Novella Bridal Boutique / Model: Maria Fang / Venue: The Allied Arts Guild

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best day ever floral design

We are a boutique floral design studio based in los angeles that believes beauty creates magic. We’re talking about that whimsical, golden-hour, moment your never gonna forget kind of magic. We live for that. We love pairing different textures and adding in surprising elements to keep our designs original, organic, playful, and ethereal. We think flowers are pretty rad around here and are extremely passionate about making a brides vision come to life. We are driven by creating beauty and believe that filling a space with fresh blooms brings it to life.

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