Styled Shoot: Whimsical Modrophenia Elopement

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Who says an elopement can’t be full of fun details? We teamed up with Jenny Sais Quois Events for a two-part vintage-flavored wedding just in time for rising temperatures. Our inspiration? The whimsy of the Audrey Hepburn/Gregory Peck classic Roman Holiday and the edginess of the mod-vs.-rockers film Quadrophenia. Our colors? Red, white, and turquoise, a nod to the iconic mod target. Our mascots? Dachshunds Elvis and Priscilla, wearing floral collars made of light blue delphinium and eucalyptus. (Florist Sheryl of Thistle and Bone really outdid herself, as you’ll soon see!)

Our fantasy elopement featured two dresses, two bouquets, two boutonnieres, and a Vespa ride to the beach for dinner and a sunset, plus cocktails and bite-sized treats (macarons and mini cucpakes) for fuel. For the ceremony look, our “bride” Eidelyn donned a white, full-length, tulle gown with sweetheart neckline, turquoise accessories, and red peep-toe heels. A comb of…

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Taylor & Patrick Heart San Francisco Engagement

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Last fall, we had a fantastic time exploring some of Taylor and Patrick’s favorite San Francisco spots during their engagement session. They live in the Pacific Heights neighborhood and wanted to capture some of their life together in the city before their April wedding in Florida. We happily obliged.

Our first stop was their neighborhood haunt Garibaldi’s Restaurant, where a few drinks warmed them up for their trip down Lovers’ Lane (literally!) in the Presidio. Since it was such a lovely, balmy day, we were surprised to have the awe-inspiring Wood Line sculpture practically all to ourselves.

Luscious solitude was not the case, however, when we arrived at the Lyon Street Steps. With views of the Palace of Fine Arts and the bay, it’s a popular location for camera-wielding tourists. Fitness enthusiasts also enjoy racing up and down the 332 steps as well as performing assorted calisthenics at the…

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Tyra & Mike’s Forest & Bayfront Engagement Adventure

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California may be suffering from a drought but, ironically, we had to reschedule Tyra and Mike’s engagement session earlier this year when a heavy storm hit the Bay Area. Happily, gorgeous sunshine greeted us when we met up with them recently at Tilden Park Regional Botanic Garden, a diverse expanse that hosts an impressive array of native California flora. Tyra and Mike frequently hike together and felt right at home navigating the lush greenery, clambering over slippery slopes, dodging dragonflies, and smooching in sunbeams.

Once the gardens closed, we headed to Marina Park in Emeryville for a change of scenery: windswept trees, rocky shorelines, and unobstructed views (give or take some fog) of the Port of Oakland, San Francisco, and the Golden Gate Bridge across San Francisco Bay. Whether they were spurred by the fresh air or the excitement of getting hitched in just a few weeks, Tyra and…

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Adrienne & Brian’s Vintage-Infused Valentine’s Day Wedding

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Having first met at an anti-Valentine’s Day party, Adrienne and Brian probably never expected to get married on Valentine’s Day several years later. But life is funny that way and we were thrilled to be a part of their special day.

Their mutual love of old architecture brought them to Oakland’s Scottish Rite Center, a grand 1927 structure on the shores of Lake Merritt. With ornate hand-carved ceilings, sweeping staircases, and myriad Art Deco flourishes, it was the perfect venue for their vintage-infused wedding.

Brian was dashing in a black tuxedo and Adrienne evoked a classic Hollywood starlet in her intricately beaded gown, emerald and diamond earrings, twinkly turquoise shoes, and hairpiece that she crafted herself. Montgomery Clift and Hedy Lamarr, anyone? We’re sure Adrienne would’ve swooned had she heard Brian murmur to no one in particular, “I love that girl so much,” as he opened her wedding gift to him…

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