Last year, we participated in the very first Big Fake Wedding in San Francisco – a new kind of bridal event where a real married couples renew their vows in a form of a fake wedding while the attending guests are future brides and grooms. It is a totally revolutionized type of wedding show where soon-to-be married couples can experience a mock wedding so they can better plan their weddings. Totally amazing.
We teamed up with some pretty incredible San Francisco Bay Area wedding professionals to put together a fun wedding concept of edgy rustic chic for a California winter to spring wedding. You normally would not hear the words "edgy" and "rustic" put together but it can be done! Here we are showing you some ways to make your wedding uniquely yours with these bridal and wedding inspirations.
For brides in Northern California who are looking for an outdoor open space with an amazing hillside scenic view, Mountain Winery might just be the right place for them. It is located on top of the Saratoga hills overlooking the Bay Area. They host concerts, private events, and of course, weddings so they are one of the experts of creating everlasting memories.
With the popularity of small intimate weddings, it's no surprise that many modern brides prefer destination weddings over extravagant city weddings in 5-star hotels. Not only are they expensive (averaging between $1000 - 3000 just for the venue itself), but they are also harder to plan. For majority of the brides, this is their first wedding with no experience on how to put together such a massive operation. Therefore, it's inevitable that you need a wedding planner for either the day of or full service, which is another expensive budget to add on. Don't get me wrong, I think hiring a wedding planner is worth the money because they put their hearts and souls into planning your dream wedding, but how many brides have the extra money to hire one when they have to pay for other essentials like the dress, food, alcohols, and photographers for the wedding already?
Our popular "Cupid" tulle skirt in color seafoam (USD $288) is now back in stock! For a while, we are out of this color. To celebrate, we are offering a 10% discount for EVERY style in our collection for the month of April!
It is beginning to get extremely popular for brides to choose a holiday for their weddings but have you thought of getting married on the spookiest day of the year like Halloween or Dia de los Muerto for the Mexican tradition?
With the launch of the Endless Love collection this year for Ju.Lee, the concept of re-wearing your wedding dress is the inspiration behind this fun yet super affordable collection. Every piece can be mixed and matched with another style, and this was exactly what I did - I styled the Sweetheart ruffle skirt (priced at $170) with other stylish pieces that are already in my wardrobe!
In the middle of San Francisco there is a warehouse. To the ordinary eye it may just be an abandoned building - a part of the chaos of a big bustling city. But on the inside there is peace and a calm in the storms of life. This is the perfect place for the big day.
What is the Big Fake Wedding? We first heard of this event from another wedding dress designer who participated in the New York Big Fake Wedding the previous year. The concept is completely original and amazing - "It is a bridal show alternative complete with an emotional vow renewal ceremony, light bites and a dance-party reception. "Wedding guests" are brides- and grooms-to-be who get to truly experience the wedding vendors in action." We couldn't help it but jumped into this opportunity immediately!