August 17, 2015

WEDDING AT ST. REGIS SAN FRANCISCO

Though the majority of our weddings are at non-hotel venues such as museums, wineries, and private estates, we do have a short list of beautiful hotel properties in San Francisco that we love and wholeheartedly recommend. The St. Regis is one of them.

Located just blocks away from Union Square, the St. Regis has an urban, boutique style that sets it apart from other hotels. Unlike traditional hotel ballrooms



Being Chinese, it was important to both sides of the family to have a tea ceremony to honor the elderlies. We coordinated this in their suite at the hotel, and after Christine and Eric served tea to each couple, they were presented with gifts, red envelopes, and words of wisdom from their families.



Their traditional western wedding ceremony was held inside one of the ballrooms at the hotel. Though it was mid-afternoon, we were able to create an intimate ambiance by pulling down all the black out shades and lighting the room with ambient lighting and lots of candles, amongst beautiful flowers by the talented Nicole Ha. Christine and Eric's "baby", an adorable Yorkie named Brownie, also walked down the aisle! 


Dinner reception was in the grand ballroom, where guests enjoyed a fine dining experience catered by the St. Regis' excellent culinary team, followed by a fun night of dancing and sweets from the famous B Patisserie in San Francisco.





A big shout out to our wonderful vendor partners:

Event Planning + Production: Jubilee Lau Events
Design Concept: Gloria Wong Design
Venue: St. Regis Hotel
Caterer: St. Regis Hotel
Photographer: Jennifer Skog 
Videographer + Photobooth: IQVideography
Floral Designer: Nicole Ha
Lighting + Draping: Enhanced Lighting
String Quartet: Starlite Strings
Jazz Trio: Lori Carsillo
DJ: Jason Mitchell of Gatsby Entertainment
Makeup + Hair: JBeautique
Transportation: NLS Limo
Rentals: Hartmann Studio
Officiant: Rev. John Sullivan

Cheers,

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August 11, 2015

WEDDING AT THE OBSERVATION POST

Greetings! It's been a whopping 5 months since my last post. Apologies for being silent for so long, but we've been really busy producing some incredible events, which I can't wait to share here! Many readers have asked us to post more real weddings, so we'll definitely be doing more of that for sure.

Today, I'm really excited to share images from a new venue that we got to work at last year. The Observation Post is part of the historical Presidio area in San Francisco, and one of the few venues in the city that offers a spectacular backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Christine and Owen chose the Observation Post for its outdoor space and dramatic views, but didn't love the interior of the building as it felt more suited for a business meeting. After our initial site visit, I understood and agreed with their concerns, but also felt excited for the opportunity to do a space transformation for them. We wanted to keep the elements that they liked about the venue--large open space, lots of natural lighting, ceiling beams, and beautiful windows, but came up with a creative concept to soften everything up and to bring the outdoors in for the rustic and cozy look that they wanted.

Thanks to our extraordinary vendor partners, we successfully transformed the space to make it intimate, whimsical, and cozy. Our Senior Event Producer Amanda put together a fun video to show how we transformed the space, which you view here, but it's time to share the beautiful photos from Augie Chang!

Pretty invitation suite by Good on Paper
Christine and her bridesmaids in their cute pajama sets
The bridesmaids opening up their gifts from Christine
Sweet "First Look" at the Fairmont Heritage Hotel









Thank you to the awesome team below for their hard work and great partnership in producing this wonderful day for our clients:

Event Design, Planning + Production: Jubilee Lau Events
Venue: Observation Post
Catering: Componere Fine Catering
Photography: Augie Chang Photography
Makeup + Hair: JBeautique
DJ: Jason Mitchell of Gatsby Entertainment
Officiant: Father Tom Dowling
Lighting + Draping: Enhanced Lighting
Donut Station: Harvey's Donut
Cake: Studio Cake
Transportation: Pure Luxury Transportation

Cheers,

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