Wednesday, February 10, 2016

(Amy Nichols Special Events Wedding Gown Designer Series) Atelier des Modistes

 Photo Credit: (from left to right) Shelly Kroger Photography, Andy Berry Photography
and Sylvie Gil Photography

Welcome to the fifth installment of our new blog series for 2016, featuring our favorite designer wedding dresses.  We hope you're having as much fun this lovely series as we are!  Today, let's focus on Atelier des Modistes whose couture wedding gowns take our breath away.

Atelier des Modistes is a chic boutique of custom-designed, hand-crafted wedding gowns made of the finest materials in San Francisco.  It's a local gem!  All wedding gowns are designed by Suzanne Hanley, and each bride works with her from start to finish to create their unique wedding gown.  The custom wedding gowns are spun of luxurious silks from Italy, delicate lace from France, and beading of Swarovzki crystals, semiprecious stones, and freshwater pearls in their workroom.  Some Atelier des Modistes wedding gowns are classic, while others are contemporary but all are equally stunning.  We always love them!  One-of-a-kind Atelier des Modistes wedding gowns are only available at their Hyde Street boutique in San Francisco.   

Here are Amy Nichols Special Events brides that looked absolutely fabulous in their Atelier des Modistes wedding gowns:

Photo Credit: Sylvie Gil Photography

Photo Credit: Sylvie Gil Photography

Photo Credit: Sylvie Gil Photography

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Classic San Francisco Wedding Featured on Carats & Cake

Photo Credit: Julie Mikos via Carats & Cake

We are doing the happy dance!  We're thrilled to have our amazing clients' San Francisco, CA wedding featured on Carats & Cake.  Tina and Spencer had a classic city wedding last fall at the historic Ferry Building.  It was a true stunner including an elegant navy blue and white color palette, gorgeous white and green flowers with navy blue, gold and brown accents, and minimalist invitations featuring an unique Ferry Building clock tower bookmark.  The flawless affair was swoon-worthy, especially the bride's incredible Carolina Herrera wedding gown!  There is just so much to love and admire about this timeless wedding so you simply must take a peek at the beautiful feature.

Our special thanks to Julie Mikos for the perfect photographs, Paula LeDuc Fine Catering for the seasonal menu, La Fleuriste for the lovely flowers, and Coral Pheasant Stationery & Design for the wonderful wedding stationery.

Want to see more of this beauty?  You'll enjoy the previous feature on Style Me Pretty.  Also, we think you'll like the couple's San Francisco engagement session.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

(Amy Nichols Special Events Wedding Gown Designer Series) Romona Keveza

Photo Credits: Stephanie Pool Photography

Welcome to the fourth installment of our new blog series for 2016, featuring our favorite designer wedding dresses.  We hope you're enjoying this lovely series as much as we are!  Today, let's turn our attention to Romona Keveza whose gorgeous wedding gowns always draw our attention. 

Romona Keveza burst into the wedding industry in 1999 when she launched her signature Luxe Bridal collection.  In 2005, she introduced her classic LEGENDS Romona Keveza, inspired by legendary fashion icons like Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Jacqueline Kennedy.  Now a top wedding designer, she is known for her chic, elegant, timeless designs that win her many fans, from brides walking down the aisle to Hollywood stars gracing the red carpet.  We love the exquisite, luxurious look of Romona Keveza wedding gowns!  Hollywood stars like Emily Deschanel, Cheryl Hines and Crystal Harris agreed as they wore Romona Keveza gowns for their weddings, while Lady Gaga, Angelina Jolie, Sofia Vergara and more regularly wear her designs for red carpet events.  To find a Romona Keveza wedding gowns of your own, please visit the Romona Keveza Flagship Boutique in New York, Bridal Galleria in San Francisco, and Kleinfeld Bridal in New York.

Here is an Amy Nichols Special Events bride looking as beautiful as can be in a Romona Keveza wedding gown on her Napa Valley wedding day:

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Weddings + Social Media Tips Feature on Brides

Photo Credit: Getty Images via Brides

Brides, grooms, and weddings guests often use social media like Instagram and Facebook to share a wedding with the world.  It's all in good fun, but how much is too much?  Amy and other industry experts are here to fill you in on The 6 Top Social Media Faux-Pas to Avoid on Brides.  Nobody wants to be that wedding guest who shared too much on social media and ruined the wedding.  Or, even worse, that bride and groom who caused unnecessary wedding drama via social media.  Do everyone a favor and read this informative article to keep the mix of weddings and social media as it should be- good, plain merriment!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

(Amy Nichols Special Events Wedding Gown Designer Series) Vera Wang

Photo Credit: (from left to right) Flory Photo and Mallory Samson Photography

We hope you are enjoying our new blog series for 2016featuring our favorite designer wedding dresses.  For the the third installment, we're highlighting amazing Vera Wang wedding gowns that we absolutely adore.

As a bride-to-be in 1989, Vera Wang was less than impressed with the wedding gown options available.  Her frustration led her to design her first wedding gown for herself.  One year later, Vera Wang opened her first bridal boutique at The Carlyle Hotel in New York City.  Now she is a prominent wedding gown designer known for fusing sophistication, feminine details, and modern design.  Vera Wang wedding gowns are innovative, elegant works of art!  Throughout the years, her wedding gowns have graced celebrities like Chelsea Clinton, Ivanka Trump, and Victoria Beckham at their weddings.  Vera Wang wedding gowns can be found at the flagship Vera Wang Bride in New York, Vera Wang Bride in San Francisco and Beverly Hills, Mark Ingram Bridal Atelier, as well as select Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom locations.

Here are two of our lovely clients in gorgeous Vera Wang gowns*:  

Photo Credit: Flory Photo
Photo Credit: Mallory Samson Photography
Photo Credit: Mallory Samson Photography
Photo Credit: Mallory Samson Photography
Photo Credit: Flory Photo

*The first bride, Natalie, shown in the photographs by Flory Photo is wearing a Vera Wang skirt paired with a Monique Lhuillier corset purchased at Glamour Closet in San Francisco. Two of our favorite wedding gown designers- see our Monique Lhuillier feature from last week!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Colorful Olympic Club Wedding Featured on Wedding Chicks

Photo Credit: Sylvie Gil Photography via Wedding Chicks

We are so ecstatic and proud to have our wonderful clients' Navy, Red and Gold Country Club Wedding featured on Wedding Chicks!  Erica and Mike tied the knot at the Olympic Club in San Francisco last June.  It was a truly one-of-a-kind wedding ceremony and reception!  We especially adored the stunning, colorful floral arch created that adorned the ceremony.  There are many, many more beautiful details to admire in the gallery of jaw-dropping photos by Sylvie Gil Photography.  You will absolutely not want to miss the vibrant, gorgeous florals by Waterlily Pond, the unique, peacock-inspired wedding cake by Cake Coquette, and fabulous cake and pie pops by Sweet Lauren Cakes.  Take a peek at this lovely wedding feature and prepare to be inspired!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

(Amy Nichols Special Events Wedding Gown Designer Series) Monique Lhuillier

Photo Credits: (from left to right) Matt MayLisa Lefkowitz, & Carolyn Q

We are so excited to continue our new blog series for 2016, featuring our favorite designer wedding dresses.  For the the second installment, we're showing lovely Monique Lhuillier wedding gowns that captured our hearts. 

Monique Lhuillier started her bridal collection after she had trouble finding fashion inspired wedding gowns. Her gorgeous designs are high fashion mixed with soft, feminine details. Since the start of her line, she has dressed celebrities like Taylor Swift, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez, and Reese Witherspoon. It is not surprising that Monique Lhuillier is a staple in the fashion industry! Monique Lhuillier wedding gowns can be found at Bridal Galleria in San Francisco, Monique Lhuillier Flagship Salon in Los Angeles, Bergdorf Goodman, Kleinfeld, Mark Ingram, and Monique Lhuillier Flagship Salon in New York.

Here are a few of our beautiful clients in stunning Monique Lhuillier gowns:

Photo Credit: Lisa Lefkowitz

Photo Credit: Lisa Lefkowitz

Photo Credit: Carolyn Q

Photo Credit: Carolyn Q

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