SHARK WEEK! WOOOooooOOOOOoooOOOO! Nah, just kidding I couldn’t care less. Hahaahaah. Yeah.
Ok so here we go… happy Friday afternoon, friendlies! How goes it? Is it feelin’ hot hot hot where you are? Because it’s 101 degrees of caliente here and so IT’S KIND OF A LITTLE INTENSE. If I had alls-bay, they would probably be completely en fuego. (Haha, I pig Latin’d balls, even though I unabashedly started out yesterday’s post with the very word in all its glory. Hmph. Odd.) Anyway my focus is elsewhere, because our building sometimes *vibrates* for some unapparent and most likely harmful reason, however I’m sitting here in my vibrating chair and… not minding it so much? In fact, I’m kind of enjoying it ifyaknowwhatimeanandithinkyoudo. Sing it with me… I’m pickin’ up goooood viiiiiibraaaaations. Yeah ok I need some water; maybe that’ll get the crazy out. I beg you to blame the heat for any further instances of crazy. Ok? Please? I’m gonna go ahead and assume that you’re on board. Great.
Moving swiftly along. Today we’ve got something super gorg for your faces to lick off the screen. It’s an inspiration shoot that the wonderful team that makes up Locally Grown Weddings submitted recently, and it’s a slight doozie of seaside proportions. I hope you love it! And afterwards, there’s a treat for you… it’s four-legged. *giggle*
Here are some words from the team:
Locally Grown Weddings is the creative team that designs and produces unique and sustainable events. We help our couples tell their story by creating and orchestrating beautiful, sophisticated and unique celebrations that reflect personal styles and tastes.
Inspired by the natural world and the period details of the setting, the Locally Grown Weddings team designed a special photo shoot at Lyford House in Tiburon. Perched on the edge of Richardson Bay, Lyford House shares its surroundings with a bird sanctuary and stunning views of San Francisco. The site was a natural fit for us since the venue not only hosts weddings, but also educates the public about the area and its inhabitants. We also appreciated that they had a shared focus on the environment that is aligned with the business values and practices of the Locally Grown Weddings team. We first learned about Lyford House through Chef Stephanie, who is a preferred caterer at this venue. With her Green Business Certification and focus on local and sustainable cuisine, Lyford House is one of her favorite venues in the Bay Area because it enables her to showcase her talents in a gorgeous setting.
Each of the team members brought their own unique twist to the overall vision of this photo shoot. Whether it was Angela channeling a bygone era of romance and haunting beauty in the hair and makeup styling for our bride, Cacey, Madeline and Sadie integrating gorgeous avian details with the sumptuous linens and place settings, the subtle artistry and references to the natural environment in Pei-Yee’s wedding cake design, Chef Stephanie’s elegant plates of delicious and seasonal food, or Aurora’s ability to capture the “perfect” moment in time.
Weddings aren’t just about the location, beautiful as they may be! For the Locally Grown Weddings team, one of our key goals is to help tell the story of the couple and bring their personalities and vision to life. And while this was a faux wedding, weaving together the story of an actual couple was a critical element for our photographer, Aurora. Having studied film and directing in school, she knew that one of the hardest things to fake is the chemistry between a couple; having Cacey and Paulo as our models was a true delight!
What sets Locally Grown Weddings apart in the wedding industry is that we are a cohesive team, each with a rich knowledge base in our area of expertise. Since we all know each other so well and trust each other’s instincts, we were able to work together seamlessly with plenty of smiles and laughter throughout the day. We also loved the opportunity to work with our network of partners, including: D & H Sustainable Jewelers, who shared some stunning vintage earrings and graceful rings from their well-curated collection, while Hartmann Studios provided us with the beautiful linens, tableware, and chairs that tied the whole vision together, and videographer Deepa Pathak of FilmTwist, who crafted a film interpreting the day’s shoot as a bride dreaming of her perfect day. Adele Wechsler provided a gown from her eco-couture collection where couture bridal fashion and a green perspective merge.
The end result of our collective team efforts? A modern take on Victorian era romance that was inspired by the local wildlife and surroundings and celebrates the timelessness of the Lyford House.
↑ AAAAAHHHH. This is gorgeous. Silhouette shots are the bomb.com.
Do one of those on your wedding day… if not for you, para mi? Please and thank you.
And now, your Friday Fun: Another installment of Day in the Life of Bambino McPuppyPants.
Today’s episode: Bam is determined to figure out what mommy’s doing all day. But what he discovers, he’s not prepared for. Ok, here we go…
Ok, so let’s see what it is you’re up to when you’re not playing with me…
Wait, I didn’t – shoot, I didn’t bring my reading glasses, hold on a sec…
Ohhhh, ok. I see now. Wow, I bet those posts take time, eh? Yeah I bet.
WHO WHAT WHAT WHO HOLD ON WAIT A SECOND
I knew it. I KNEW you were publishing photos of me without my knowledge or consent.
Really Mother? Really?
You know, it’s – you’re just – it’s not even worth arguing over because you and I both know quite well that you’ll just keep doing it anyway. That’s not the point. The point is simply that I expected more of you… of our relationship.
Just know I’m not on board with this.
Hey by the way – check out my view. Yup, that’s genuine Grade A Time Warner cabling hanging directly in front of that window obstructing my view. And yes, it *does* slap against that window pane with each passing wind, making a slapping sound. JEALOUS?
OK, SO… tell me, do you love that tulip bouquet or WHAT??!!!! I’ve always adored tulips, almost as much as I adore peonies. And I’m SERIOUSLY DIGGING the REAL lace on that cake! Truly, add edible or not edible lace to my wedding cakes, and I’ll be a pleased camper.
P.S. – this is my fave Bambino McPuppyPants installment ever. Just so you know. :)
xoxo! – Alison
Locally Grown Weddings Members:: Event Planning: Sadie Waddington / Catering: Chef Stephanie / Photography: Aurora Meneghello / Flowers and Design: Madeline Trait / Wedding Desserts: Pei-Yee Woo / Make Up Artistry: Angela LaFlamme / Venue: Lyford House
By the way, here’s the video from this gorgeous shoot, by Film Twist Productions!