Wedding Resources

Planning a wedding can be stressful! So we’ve put together a list of vendors we’ve personally were impressed with. We hope you’ll be impressed too!
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Wedding dress
Trudy’s bride. This is an awesome shop – they aren’t any high pressure salespersons there. Shopping there is a real pleasure, and their selection is breathtaking.
Jinza Couture. I don’t ever have dress envy… except when I walk into Jinza’s shop. The dresses are phenomenal; they are unique, they are a statement, and they are made to make you look stunning. The proportions, the material…. drool.
Amy Kuschel. Let not the website keep you away, this amazing bridal design studio has couture dresses which include modern designs, classic lace silhouettes, and many others to show off your very unique body.
Dark Garden Corsets – they do wonderful custom work, including Victorian dresses!

Wedding band / Jewelry
Giovanna’s – Mountain View, California. Giovanna’s did an amazing job with my own wedding band, and she has made many couples very happy since. Giovanna’s is located on Castro in downtown Mountain View. It definitely has the feel of a family business, including hospitality and excellent service.

Hair by Heidi – Heidi is available for travel. She is punctual, friendly, and does a stunning job with hair!
Mikel Session Hair – Mikel is a very fashion / vintage hair stylist. He did Analisa‘s hair. Visit Mikel on his Facebook page to contact him.

Grace Colindres – Grace works at MAC and her passion for makeup shines through. She’s fun, friendly and incredibly Phone:415 412 2273
Rebecca Wraxall – Rebecca is based out of Redwood City, California and is super fun to work with! She did Joyce’s makeup (gallery: Joyce & Vasily).

The Innocenti Strings - the Innocenti are available in duets, trios and quartets. They play throughout the San Francisco area.

The Peelers Band – Campbell, California. An awesome band that plays all the latest hits – they have great voices, awesome mashups of Lady Gaga meets Eurythmics, and super cool moves. Visit the Peelers’ website.

Ron Grandia – A different kind of DJ. Based out of the South Bay and serves San Francisco a lot.
Jude Wellington – In the Mix Productions. Based out of Fremont and super fun!

Torino Baking – Berkeley, California. Julie is a Food Network Challenge Winner – but don’t let that intimidate you! She is friendly and compassionate, on top of being an amazing pastry chef. We hired Julie for our own wedding (we went for the grand marnier / hazelnut / candied oranges combination) and would hire her again in a heartbeat!
Sugar Butter Flour – Sunnyvale, California. It takes a LOT to impress me. This bakery is IMPRESSIVE. ’nuff said.
Molly’s Desserts – Campbell, California. Really elegant designs for the sophisticated bride.
Branching Out Cakes – San Francisco, California
Euro Delights Bakery – San Jose, California

Photolicious Booths – a fun photobooth company with packages starting at 2h.
Purple Monkey Photobooth – available throughout California (they serve San Francisco a lot) – based out of Tiburon, California.
Norcal Photobooths – based out of Tracy, available throughout the Bay Area
Magnolia Booths – Serving the SF Bay Area and beyond!

Burkart Studios – James is the single most talented videographer you will ever meet. He creates romantic memories you will want to replay forever. He is gentle, creative and fun!
Video Madness – a great video service that knows how to tell a story

General accessories, centerpieces, paper, cake toppers, handmade goods – a little of everything really!
Etsy. If you don’t know Etsy yet, I’ve just caused you lots of trouble! Etsy is an amazing marketplace of handmade goods from crafty people all around the world.
Here are some of our favorite shops on Etsy:
Wedding signs by Danielle V. Wedding signs for your wedding – publications love weddings that have signs (and your guests, too, because they know where the action’s at!). I know for a fact that she takes custom orders!
Our Hobby to Your Home. Great wedding and Thank You signs.
LolliPop Worshop on Etsy. The cutest custom made cake toppers we’ve seen!
Red Light Studio. Cute little bird cake toppers

Wedding planner & coordinator
Caitlin Arnold Wedding Planning & Coordination. It took me 3 years to recommend a planner / coordinator… I could tell you stories. Lots of them. They’re only funny in retrospective. Caitlin is the opposite of these horror stories – she is simply awesome. She’s fun. She’s compassionate. She’s uber organized. She’s got your best interest in mind, but we won’t lie to you – she’ll tell you what you need to know and that know one else will tell you. I can’t possibly say enough good things about her. She’s amazing, and she’ll be amazing to you. Promise.
A Bride’s Best Friend. Elisheva is a master planner – she has a lot of experience and she makes the whole thing look like it’s child’s play. Seriously incredible. She is kind, compassionate and a pure pleasure to work with. How will you choose between Elisheva and Caitlin? No idea. Good luck to you.

Wedding designers & Calligraphers
Simply Designed wedding and special events stationary.