Unique Celebrations

Here are three ways to style your special day your way.



1. Ranchero Chic

Say “I do” to the rolling hills and stunning views on Mount Diablo.

Vibe

Traditional touches with modern elements create an elegant and rustic celebration.

Venue

Embrace the country setting of Diablo Ranch for a wedding steeped in breathtaking beauty. Have your reception in the old barn—
perfect for an intimate affair. Walnut Creek, bayarearanchweddings.com.

Dress

Choose a simple lace gown paired with a mid-length veil for a traditional look. But swap out heels for cowgirl boots to give a fun twist to the classic ensemble.

Decor

Build on the ranch’s rustic charm and cover your tables with Mexican wool blankets and sophisticated place settings from Frances Lane. Add Mexican prayer candles for a romantic feel and vases filled with pinto beans for a playful finish. San Francisco, franceslane.com.

Flowers

Mix soft pinks and light greens with bold pops of color from Green Snapdragon Floral Design and Consultation, and incorporate a modern touch with succulents like cacti. Santa Rosa, greensnapdragon.com.

Extra Touch

Celebrate your newly married titles with hand-painted señor and señora signs from Bee Curious Designs, adding the finishing touch to your sweetheart table. Concord,
etsy.com/shop/beecuriousdesigns.

 

Additional Credits:

Hair and Makeup: Penney Do, PDArtistry, Bay Area, pdartistry.com.

Paper Products: Sweet and Crafty, Larkspur, sweetandcrafty.com.

Photographer: Elise Nicole Photography, Concord, elisenicolephotography.com.

Styled: Mariko Giverink, Concord.

Dress: clairelafaye.com

Elise Nicole Photography

Elise Nicole Photography

Elise Nicole Photography


 

2. Hollywood Glam

Pop some bubbly and celebrate like movie stars.

Vibe

Travel back in time to an era of glamorous sophistication.

Venue

The Jefferson Street Mansion is a gorgeous backdrop for an elegant celebration. The impressive façade and wisteria- strewn grounds are a picture-perfect place to begin your marriage. Benicia, jeffersonstreetmansion.com.

Dress

Keep it romantic in a satin gown with a sweetheart neckline and gold lace appliqué on the bodice. Add a strand of pearls, a bold lip, and classic chignon hairstyle for a timeless look.

Decor

Go deco with gold, silver, and blush tones, Depression–era glass, and chairs with scalloped accents from Standard Party Rentals. Play up the vintage feel with gilded frames, candlesticks, and just a touch of sparkle. Richmond, standardpartyrentals.com.

Flowers

Delicate petals and lush greenery stun in floral designs. Incorporate blooming vines like pink jasmine or small branches of kumquats for a textured floral arrangement. 

Extra Touch

Give your guests a sweet treat with pink macaroons, meringues, and small chocolates from Lettie Cakes. San Francisco, facebook.com/lettie.cakes.

 

Additional Credits:

Hair: Michelle, Pins and Curls, San Francisco, pins-and-curls.com.

Jewelry: Jewelry Exchange Co., San Francisco, jewelryexchangeco.com.

Linens: Napa Valley Linens, Emeryville, nvlinens.com.

Makeup: Lynn Yee Makeup, San Francisco, lynnyee.com.

Photography: Elise Nicole Photography, Concord, elisenicolephotography.com.

Signage: Bee Curious Designs, Concord, etsy.com/shop/beecuriousdesigns.

Styled and Designed: Nariné Birindjian, Sweet and Crafty, Larkspur, sweetandcrafty.com.

Vintage Furniture: Seventh Heaven Vintage Rentals, Fremont, seventhheavenvintage.com.

Dress: clairelafaye.com

Elise Nicole Photography

Elise Nicole Photography

Elise Nicole Photography


 

3. Royal India

Raise a toast to a regal evening.

Vibe

A colorful blend of texture and pattern transforms the big day into a cultural celebration.

Venue

The Julia Morgan Ballroom in the Merchants Exchange is an architectural masterpiece made for an extraordinary gathering. San Francisco, juliamorganballroom.com.

Dress

Be bold and beautiful in an embellished gown fit for royalty from Swati Couture. Rich jewel tones, gold and silver embroidery, and intricate beading creates a gorgeously exotic ensemble. Palo Alto, swati.us.

Decor

Wow your guests with bright place settings from Bright Event Rentals. Gold-rimmed glasses ground the table in tradition, while blue chargers add a surprise to embellished dishes. Brisbane, brightrentals.com.

Flowers

A single centerpiece offers simple elegance. Add color to make it lively. Red roses, blue hydrangeas, and purple orchids will pump up your venue with vivid hues. 

Extra Touch

End with an opulent cake with edible pearls from Pâtisserie Angelica for a seamless finish to your royal wedding. Sebastopol, patisserieangelica.com.

 

Additional Credits:

Chairs: Blueprint Studios, San Francisco, blueprintstudios.com.

Hair and Makeup: BeautifulOne Makeup Artistry, Morgan Hill, beautifulonemakeupartistry.com.

Jewelry: Reveti Fine Jewelry, Palo Alto, reveti.com.

Photography: Brian MacStay Photography, Concord, brianmacstayphotography.com.

Styled and Designed: Tamara J Events, Napa, tamarajevents.com.

Brian MacStay Photography

Brian MacStay Photography

Brian MacStay Photography