1. Chic San Francisco City Hall Wedding

    February 4, 2013

    This wedding is so different from what I usually post, but it’s also quite a breath of fresh air. As special and wonderful as an abundance of details is, when it comes down to it, none of that matters in the least–all that matters is the couple in love and the friends and family who gather to celebrate it. This bride and groom rocked some stylish outfits, were married at the truly stunning San Francisco City Hall, and celebrated the next day with a dinner at their favorite restaurant. The result was chic, elegant simplicity that never let the focus drift from what truly mattered, and Delbarr Moradi captured it all beautifully.

    Chic San Francisco City Hall Wedding | Delbarr Moradi Photography {Vendors: Photographer: Delbarr Moradi| Ceremony venue: San Francisco City Hall| Reception venue: Baker & Banker Restaurant| Bride’s dress: Gomez Gracia| Bride’s shoes: Jessica Simpson| Groom’s attire: Hugo Boss| Hair: Denna of Glama-Rama| Makeup: Jane Tran}

    If you love this wedding, be sure to check out the New York City Hall wedding I posted last year–it has the same relaxed charm. Thank you so much to Delbarr for letting me share this beautiful wedding!

    Love, Lisa



  2. Elegant Glamorous Winter Wedding Inspiration

    December 17, 2012

    I tend to gravitate more toward rustic and cozy when it comes to Christmas and winter decorations, but this glamorous styled shoot had me at velvet linens! A similar look (blush blooms, gray linens, lots of crystal) would be gorgeous any time of year, but in this case, the understated Christmas accents, like the Silent Night signage and sparkly white trees, make this shoot perfect inspiration for a December wedding.

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    What’s your favorite detail? I’m especially loving the silver julep cups the flowers are in–it makes me even more anxious to hunt some down for myself! Thank you so much to She Wanders Photography for letting me share this beautiful shoot!

    Love, Lisa



  3. Glamorous Rustic Wedding

    November 26, 2012

    Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! Before I turn over to all things festive on Something Pretty for the month of December, I just had to share this gorgeous ranch wedding. It is the perfect example of turning a rustic venue glamorous, thanks to the bride’s completely amazing gown, understated polka dot and swiss dot linens, and lots of luscious blue flowers. In a word, this wedding is just beautiful. Hope you love it as much as I do!

    {Vendors: Photographer: Sylvie Gil Photography| Venue: Durham Ranch| Event planning: Annena & Co.| Florals: Tapestry Flowers| Videography: Thomas Hughes Films| Bride’s gown: Anne Barge| Bride’s shoes: Banana Republic| Bridesmaid dresses:  J. Crew| Bridesmaids’ earrings: La Vie Parisienne| Hair and makeup: Julie Morgan| Groomsmen’s ties: Thomas Pink| Rentals: Classic Party Rentals| Linens: La Tavola| Lighting: Twilight Design| Invitations: Hello Lucky| Calligraphy: Michele Papineau| Catering: Paula LeDuc Fine Catering| Cupcakes: Perfect Endings| Ceremony music: Paul Binkley| Reception music: Busta-Groove}

    Seriously, how perfect are the polka dot linens? They add the perfect touch of understated whimsy to the wedding and it works beautifully. Thank you so much to Sylvie Gil for the honor of sharing her lovely work!

    Love, Lisa



  4. Classic Romantic Ranch Wedding

    November 12, 2012

    After blogging for almost two years and reading wedding blogs/magazines for years before that, I have a pretty extensive mental list of favorite vendors and venues from all over the world. Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu, California lands pretty high on the list of favorite venues, which is why I’m thrilled and honored to share this wedding today, photographed by Picotte Photography. The blush details, daring wedding dress, luscious florals, and gorgeous ceremony space are proof that choosing wedding details you love trumps choosing whatever is trendy–I would never guess from glancing at it that this wedding took place in 2010. Also…there’s a zebra, which is pretty much the most amazing detail ever!

    {Vendors: Photographer: Picotte Photography| Venue: Saddlerock Ranch| Event planning: Krista Malinin from Amber Events| Florals: Hollyflora| Bride’s dress: Amy Michelson| Hair and makeup: John of Italy| Rentals: Town & Country Event Rentals| Paper: Wedding Paper Divas| Cake: A Sweet Design| Catering: Contemporary Catering| Ceremony string musicians: Alison Spieth Trio| Band: No Vacancy Entertainment}

    I can’t get over the bride’s style, from her gorgeous dress to her lush rose and peony bouquet! What’s your favorite detail? Thank you so much to Suthi Picotte for the honor of sharing this truly beautiful wedding.

    Love, Lisa



  5. Romantic Moroccan-Inspired Wedding

    September 24, 2012

    One piece of advice that I sometimes give to brides who ask me about their wedding plans is that every single detail doesn’t need to be a revolutionary new concept–instead, focus on one or two statement elements and make them extra special. I’ve noticed that many weddings I’m drawn to follow that sort of pattern, and I think today’s does as well. Every piece is gorgeous and special, but the lush, colorful, rich flowers really elevate everything to the next level! Of course, starting with a beautiful venue is a must as well, and Korakia Pensione could not be more perfect for this Moroccan-inspired wedding.

    {Vendors: Photographer: Joy Marie Studios| Venue: Korakia Pensione| Event planning and design: Amy Kaneko Events| Bride’s gown: Vera Wang| Hair: Metin Serdan| Makeup: Noseph Trinh| Florals: The Velvet Garden| Cinematography: Thomas Hughes Films| Catering: Heirloom LA| Rentals: Classic Party Rentals and Found Vintage Rentals| Linens: La Tavola| Lighting: Images by Lighting| Wedding invitations and programs: Tiny Pine Press| Calligraphy: Barbara Callow and Laura Mendoza}

    Thank you so much to Joy Marie for the honor of sharing this incredible wedding! I’m super inspired by it, and I hope all of you are too! :)

    Love, Lisa