Thanks to Talida we didn't have to worry about a thing on the big day. When she showed up in flats and ipad in tow, I knew she meant business. We so completely enjoyed ourselves because she took care of all the whats and wheres.
Wish we could take credit for our stationary and logo, but alas, it was all Daniel. The man has impeccable taste. And lucky for all of us, his stationary line officially launches this November!
Zhao and Son, aka my cousin Peter Zhao and his dad Su
You remember this duo - carrying no less than 3 cameras at once, grinning from ear to ear, often with drink in hand, and sometimes yelling things just to make you laugh in a photo. They were up with us at 7am and worked their butts off.
Kika is a SF-based chocolate artisan. She and her team hand crafts Brazil-inspired treats right here in the city. She's a graduate of La Cocina, and completely wonderful to work with.
Band: David Brandom
They don't have a name but they are so good they don't need one. Ask me for his number and I'll give it to you.
This Bay Area-based woman of all trades completely saved us in the flowers department. Without her, you would have been looking at dry cacti while you ate.
Also thanks to JLau and the Shen sisters for participating so willingly in my center-piece sweatshop.
Styling - Groom: Bombfell's very own Sarah Lee
She doesn't usually do 1 on 1 consultations, but if you are extra nice (or looks extra dumpy), she will come to the rescue, even at 9pm in the evening!
PS. She also found the my's amazing hair piece
The always fabulous J & J advised me on the beaded sleeves I attached to the dress and the navy ribbon sash. Their store is also where my turquoise shoes found me, before I even found my dress.
(Materials purchased at Britex)
This is my one exception to small businesses, but my stylist Heather was so great to me I can't not mention it. The Wedding Suite has plenty of options that worked with my small(ish) budgets, they don't try to upsell you, and prepared everything from undergarments to jewels at my appointments. I'm not a bride-y bride, but go there, seriously.
Location and Catering: Housing Works Bookstore and Cafe
Amanda O'Callaghan was my event manager from start to finish, and was there in person the night of the event, making sure everything went smoothly. And the food, well, you were there for the food.