Black and White Wedding Ideas
Locally Grown Weddings Collective is a team of wedding professionals who know how to get a party going. This group – including JennaBeth Photography, One Big Fish Green Events, Madeline Trait, and Chef Stephanie, to name a few – threw together a styled shoot in a classic palette of black and white. How unreal is that houndstooth wedding cake?
From the stylist, Sadie Waddington of One Big Fish Green Events: While the Conservatory of Flowers official history began in 1876, the awe-inspiring Victorian building was actually completed in 1879. It was contracted as a pre-fabricated glass greenhouse for James Lick, who for a time was the richest man in California. Lick died before the conservatory was assembled and ownership passed to the city after a group of San Francisco businessmen purchased the Conservatory, had it constructed and then donated it to the San Francisco Park Commission. The Victorian style of the wood and glass building mirrors many of the other iconic buildings in San Francisco. Currently the Conservatory is part of the National Register of Historic Places, the California Register of Historical Places, is a California Historical Landmark, and a San Francisco Designated Landmark.
Madeline Trait’s flowers and designs were inspired by the conservatory’s collection of plants as well as the overall color palette of rich green hues set against a crisp white and stark black backdrops. This idea ran through every detail of the day from the buffet table to the couples attire. Each element was infused with organic elements, vintage touches all with a modern twist. This is true of many couples today who are infusing different times periods of their lives together and apart to create an interesting and unique composition that speaks to who they are. The look and feel is a fun twist of modern, iconic and organic elements to create one cohesive look.
Susan of Cake Bloom produced a beautiful cake and says this about it: “To match the black, white and golden-hued palette of the wedding, the couple chose vanilla macarons filled with dark chocolate ganache and a 4-layer rich, dark chocolate cake layered with a bourbon-infused cream filling and amber threads of salted caramel. Cake layers were frosted in horizontal bands of vanilla buttercream and divided with square bases wrapped in deco-inspired papers.”
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Shoot Location: San Francisco, CA / Creative Team: Locally Grown Weddings Collective / Photography and Invitations: JennaBeth Photography / Event Planning and Design: Sadie Waddington of One Big Fish Green Events / Flowers and Cuff Links: Madeline Trait / Caterer: Chef Stephanie / Venue: Conservatory of Flowers / Dress: Katie Jean / Veil: Simply Bridal / Jewelry: Betsy Barron / Hair and Makeup: Chava Nieto of Hair to Dye For / Tie: This Humble Abode / Bow Tie: DIBI ties / Cake: Cake Bloom / Rentals: Hartmann Studios / Linens: The Swede Life Shop / Calligrapher: Flourish & Whim
What a great location for a wedding. This venue is the best. I stumbled into it on vacation last year. Breathtaking. The wedding photographs are great.