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Vintage Wedding Rentals: I Fall in Love

With a desired list of decorations in my hand and a love of vintage in my heart, I made my way to the beautiful barn that contains all of Treasured Rentals‘ goodies. Since I wanted to make a fun afternoon … read more

Spring Santa Barbara Wedding at Villa Sevillano Part II

The only thing more stunning than Part I of this Santa Barbara dreamfest is probably the reception that followed. Set beneath a billowing canopy and twinkling chandeliers are long, floral-covered tables designed by Renny And Reed and Jenna Lam Events that take springtime romance to a whole new level. Show More Summary

Our Valentine’s Day Getaway

Hey there, hive. I just wanted to apologize for my recent blogger absence. My amazing grandpa just passed away, so life has been a little chaotic. I though this would be a good place to shout from the proverbial rooftops—I love … read more

Classifieds: February 26, 2015

katseye is selling a set of shabby chic French scroll chandeliers. She is asking $14.95 each for the chandeliers. Have a wedding item for sale? Post it with pictures in the Weddingbee Classifieds, and you might see it featured on … read more

Get Your Tickets for SF’s Love/Make Event!

Last year Meg and I attended our first big wedding event, San Francisco’s Love/Make. Our expectations were… nonexistent. Most wedding shows are awful. But this one promised to be something different. (More specifically, this one promised...Show More Summary

Inspired By…. Charcoal Grey and Magenta

So, I’ve had this amazing over-dyed rug rolled up under my bed for more than a year with the intentions of redecorating my living room/ office space around it and never quite getting to it… The time has finally arrived as I realizedShow More Summary

You’re Invited

Wedding invitations are a special thing—they really set the tone for an event. They convey formality, theme, and even the excitement of an upcoming big day. However, as much as this might hurt some of you avid DIYers’ or letterpress … read more

Spring Santa Barbara Wedding at Villa Sevillano Part I

You know our love affair with Jose Villa goes WAY back to the beginnings of this little ol’ blog, but this wedding is yet another reminder why we hopelessly adore the man behind the lens. It’s fairytale romance set at Villa Sevillano (hello,...Show More Summary

Total Re-Collie: Here Comes the Bride

After I had my first look with my parents, the wedding coordinator ushered us all out of the spa. A horse drawn carriage was waiting to take my dad and me to the ceremony site. All photos are from Phil … read more

A Non-Alternative Guestbook

Despite all of our unconventional wedding decisions thus far, our wedding guestbook comes in a fairly traditional format: a book. There are dozens of guestbook alternative ideas out there that can reflect a couple in a creative way, but we … read more

"Who's the 'groom' in your lesbian wedding?" Gender stereotypes and assumptions with gay weddings

"So, who's the guy in your relationship?" This question (or versions of it) is one of the more common questions posed to lesbian couples and the most frustrating. The reverse is true of male couples. While most people have posed this...Show More Summary

How To Rent a Wedding Tent

I’m going to let you in on a little secret that I learned early on in my career as an event planner—you can control a great number of things, but the weather will never be one of them. I know, I know. This isn’t want you want to hear. Show More Summary

Real Wedding: Lydia & James

This week’s Real Wedding features Lydia and James’s rose filled celebration at Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park, CA. The bride wore a stunning Rosa Clara gown (very Audrey Hepburn!) and paired it with a lush bouquet of white roses. The couple held an outdoor ceremony that was full of modern white touches, including flowing […] Real Wedding: Lydia & James

Jim Hjelm Occasions Spring 2015

When it comes to drop dead gorgeous bridesmaid dresses in some of the seasons hottest colors, look no further than Jim Hjelm Occasions Spring 2015 Collection. Featuring stunning fabrics such as chiffon and lace, gorgeous sparkly belts and an incredible selection of flattering silhouettes, we won’t blame you for spending your entire day perusing the full […]

Rose Gold Events Will Help You Keep Your Sht Together

When I was shooting weddings in the Bay Area, I would jump for joy whenever I heard that Alyssa Griffith would be coordinating (she was working with longtime sponsor Lowe House Events at the time). Alyssa quickly became one of my favorite people to work with. Show More Summary

FOMO is EGO And It Might Be Bad for Business

So, to be honest ever since I culled through the AMEX Small Business report that I talked about last week I can’t stop thinking about how a lot of us (as wedding professionals) run our businesses and wonder and worry that perhaps weShow More Summary

Elegant Santa Barbara Restaurant Rehearsal Dinner

The night before the Big Day is something to be celebrated. And when you just so happen to have Renny and Reed and Jenna Lam Events there to help pull it off, an intimate dinner turns into something truly special. Wine Cask Restaurant played setting for evening, and the one and only Jose Villa was there to capture every second. Peek back at […]

Monumental Love: The One with the Tiger

Back when I was first scouring local photographers’ websites, I noticed some weddings had LSU’s mascot, Mike the Tiger, in attendance. I mentioned it to Sphinx and we both thought, “Well that’s a cool idea!” but we assumed it was … read more

Nautical Wedding Welcome Party

We’re about to embark on a day-long indulgence of Jose Villa, and it all starts with a welcome dinner that’s guaranteed to Rock. Your. World. Dressed in nautical design by Renny and Reed and planned by Jenna Lam Events, it’s a mash-up of modern fabrics, bold colors, ocean views, and the perfect affair to kick a wedding celebration off right. […]

Where to Begin…

So, as I said, Mr. H and I met in high school. But, naturally, the full story is a little more involved than that. Earliest known photo of us—you’ll see this again in a later post! My earliest memory of Mr. … read more

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