JULY 10th, 11th & 12th 2012

….on an 800 acre farm nestled just outside of philadephia….

A ONE OF A KIND workshop & retreat with
ELIZABETH MESSINA & her creative collaborators
spend a beautiful three days creating art & learning on a farm
with 100′s of horses & some of elizabeth’s favorite people…xoxo

ABBY LARSON of STYLE ME PRETTY

SHIRA SAVADA of MARTHA STEWART WEDDINGS

CLAIRE PETTIBONE GOWNS

TWIGS & HONEY HEADPIECES

ADRIENNE PAGE of VELVET RAPTOR

LEAH MACDONALD of WAX WORKS

WILEY VALENTINE

and oh so much more

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TO REGISTER

simply go to A LOVELY WORKSHOP
& click on REGISTRATION….fill out the
form & voila…you will be notified if you
have spot in the workshop…resgistration
does not guarantee your spot…..space is
limited to 20 attendees…fingers crossed

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see you on the lovely east coast…xoxoxo

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY JOSE & JOEL!
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1 year ago today i had the wonderful experience of capturing this absolutely stunning wedding….most of you have probably already seen the beautiful layout in MARTHA STEWART WEDDINGS…i invite you to take some time to enjoy some of my favorite images from their wedding day…the decor & fabulous style was created by LISA VORCE, of OH, HOW CHARMING! & MINDY RICE FLORAL DESIGN (both of whom are near & dear to my heart, also produced & designed my wedding @ 5 years ago)…so pretty much this is a love fest…take a moment & wish JOSE VILLA & JOEL SERRATO congratulations…they are both so sweet & so talented…happy anniversary my friends…xoxoxo

 many they have many wonderful married years together…xoxo

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here is the list of the amazing team of talented & creative
people that came together &  helped make their day not
only beautiful but also full of meaning & substance…..
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Location: FIGUEROA MOUNTAIN FARMHOUSE
Event Design & Production: Lisa Vorce of OH, HOW CHARMING!
Event Design and Flowers: MINDY RICE FLORAL DESIGN
Catering: NEW WEST CATERING
Stationery: TINY PINE PRESS & PAPEL PAPER & PRESS
Calligraphy: ANNE JONES
Cake: SWEET & SAUCY SHOP
Lighting: BELLA VISTA DESIGN
Photography: ELIZABETH MESSINA
Cinematography: JOE SIMON FILMS
Ceremony & Cocktail Music: BOLERO SOUL
Reception Music: MICHAEL ANTONIA of FLASHDANCE
Rentals: CLASSIC PARTY RENTALS
Specialty Decor: BARKER DECOR SERVICE

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love is beautiful

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i am so thrilled to have shot the cover of
SAN FRANCISCO BRIDES MAGAZINE

you can view the magazine ONLINE or
pick up a copy & thumb through the pages….
inside you’ll find a beautiful 12 page spread…

when SAN FRANCISCO BRIDES MAGAZINE hired me
to photograph this spread on a vintage ferry in san francisco
i almost fell right out of my chair…a VINTAGE FERRY?? in SF??
it was a dream come true…i cannot fully express how thrilling it
was to be shooting blocks away from the
SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE….
i earned my BFA from SFAI years ago…

dreams can come true…xoxo

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& just when i thought it couldn’t get any better….
SF BRIDES also published the beautiful wedding of my friend
KATHRYN (& her husband RYAN) of SNIPPET & INK….their
wedding was simply gorgeous thanks to the efforts of
event planner LAURIE ARONS

a very special thanks to my assistant & 2nd shooter KRISTEN LOKEN….
who beautifully shot some of the decor at KATHRYN & RYAN’s reception…
(no matter how hard you work, it is still impossible to be in 2 places at once)

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SF BRIDES
editorial credits

Bustle Events – Design and Styling
Floral Theory – Floral Design
Heritage & Craft – Vintage & Custom Rentals
Preston Nesbit, Acme Head & Body – Hair & Makeup
Hartmann Studios – Rentals
Haute Bride – Veils & Headpieces
Shreve – Jewelry
Rebecca Overmann – Jewelry
Batter – Crepe Cake
Astor & Black – menswear

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SNIPPET & INK
wedding credits

Planning, coordination: Jenna Lam
for Laurie Arons Boutique Events

Photography: Elizabeth Messina

Videography: Sandbox Love

Venues
Getting ready, portraits: Cavallo Point in Sausalito, California
Ceremony: The Swedenborgian Church of San Francisco
Reception: Presidio Social Club in San Francisco

My attire
Dress: Angel Sanchez purchased at Jin Wang
Veil: purchased at Jin Wang
Hair clip: Jennifer Behr
White bridal shoes: Kate Spade
Sparkly flats: Steve Madden

Hair and makeup: Jim Avila

Wedding bands: Stephan-Hill

Ryan’s attire
Suit, shirt, tie: Ralph Lauren
Shoes: Bally purchased at Saks Fifth Avenue
Suspenders: Brooks Brothers

Other attire
Flower girl, Junior bridesmaid dresses: Lula Kate purchased at Bella Bridesmaid
Flower girl, Junior bridesmaid shoes: Payless
Maid of Honor dresses: Amsale purchased at Bella Bridesmaid
Ring bearer suit: Janie & Jack
Ring bearer bow tie: BuyYourTies.com

Stationery
Invitation suite, save-the-dates: PS Paper
Letterpress: Alan Hillesheim
Envelope calligraphy: Betsy Dunlap
Vintage stamps: The Paper Nickel
Day-of details (menus, buttons, coasters, etc.): PS Paper
Day-of calligraphy: Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls

Decor
Personal flowers: Michaele Thunen
Ceremony, reception flowers: Kathleen Deery Design
Tent, Chiavari chairs: Classic Party Rentals
Linens: LaTavola Linen
Lounge furniture: Kathleen Deery Design

Catering
Dinner: Presidio Social Club
Cake: Perfect Endings
Dessert buffet: Perfect Endings
Dessert buffet details: PS Paper
Gelato bike: Noci Gelato

Music
String trio: Lawrence Strings
Boys’ choir: Golden Gate Boys’ Choir and Bell Ringers
Band: Jazz Mafia
Vocals: Crystal Monee Hall
Professional sound: Delicate Productions

Photo booth: Magnolia Photo Booth
Custom booth curtain, guest book: PS Paper

Transportation
Valet: Soiree Valet
Shuttle: Bauer’s Transportation
Vintage cab: Marin Checker Taxi, 415-789-5356

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to see more of this lovely wedding go to….
MARTHA STEWART WEDDINGS
LAURIE ARONS BLOGSNIPPET & INK

 

 

 

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congratulations to KATHRYN & RYAN…xoxo

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Planning, coordination: Jenna Lam for Laurie Arons Boutique Events

Photography: Elizabeth Messina

Videography: Sandbox Love

Venues
Getting ready, portraits: Cavallo Point in Sausalito, California
Ceremony: The Swedenborgian Church of San Francisco
Reception: Presidio Social Club in San Francisco

My attire
Dress: Angel Sanchez purchased at Jin Wang
Veil: purchased at Jin Wang
Hair clip: Jennifer Behr
White bridal shoes: Kate Spade
Sparkly flats: Steve Madden

Hair and makeup: Jim Avila

Wedding bands: Stephan-Hill

Ryan’s attire
Suit, shirt, tie: Ralph Lauren
Shoes: Bally purchased at Saks Fifth Avenue
Suspenders: Brooks Brothers

Other attire
Flower girl, Junior bridesmaid dresses: Lula Kate purchased at Bella Bridesmaid
Flower girl, Junior bridesmaid shoes: Payless
Maid of Honor dresses: Amsale purchased at Bella Bridesmaid
Ring bearer suit: Janie & Jack
Ring bearer bow tie: BuyYourTies.com

Stationery
Invitation suite, save-the-dates: PS Paper
Letterpress: Alan Hillesheim
Envelope calligraphy: Betsy Dunlap
Vintage stamps: The Paper Nickel
Day-of details (menus, buttons, coasters, etc.): PS Paper
Day-of calligraphy: Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls

Decor
Personal flowers: Michaele Thunen
Ceremony, reception flowers: Kathleen Deery Design
Tent, Chiavari chairs: Classic Party Rentals
Linens: LaTavola Linen
Lounge furniture: Kathleen Deery Design

Catering
Dinner: Presidio Social Club
Cake: Perfect Endings
Dessert buffet: Perfect Endings
Dessert buffet details: PS Paper
Gelato bike: Noci Gelato

Music
String trio: Lawrence Strings
Boys’ choir: Golden Gate Boys’ Choir and Bell Ringers
Band: Jazz Mafia
Vocals: Crystal Monee Hall
Professional sound: Delicate Productions

Photo booth: Magnolia Photo Booth
Custom booth curtain, guest book: PS Paper

Transportation
Valet: Soiree Valet
Shuttle: Bauer’s Transportation
Vintage cab: Marin Checker Taxi, 415-789-5356

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to see more of this lovely wedding go to….
MARTHA STEWART WEDDINGS
LAURIE ARONS BLOG & SNIPPET & INK

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december can be so cold…but not for this beautiful blogger bride….
the lovely kathryn of SNIPPET & INK exchanged vows in San Francisco
with the love of her life, ryan, in december 2010….her style & beauty defies words…
to see the amazing details of their wedding day stop by MARTHA STEWART today,
& come back tomorrow for my favorite images from this sweet city wedding…xoxo

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simone harouche & marc bretter’s
beautiful wedding featured in INSIDE WEDDINGS magazine

simone & marc are one of the sweetest & most stylish couples ever….

their incredible wedding was planner from head to toe by the amazing SHARON SACKS

simone, a talented designer, created her bridesmaids pretty dresses….simone is an incredible stylist, her clients include christina aguilera, nicole richie & miley cyrus to name a few…she also has the most amazing handbag company SIMONE CAMILLE…i love love love love love love her bags….

their wedding was eclectic & artistic & the only thing more beautiful than
the creative decor was the palpable affection & love between marc & simone

an array of chandeliers cascaded above their guests (most of you know i am
absolutely smitten with chandeliers-so this truly took my breath away)….

the night unfolded into a beautiful mix of dancing & cake….

wishing lots of love & happiness to mr & mrs bretter…xoxo

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consultant SHARON SACKS
bride’s gown CAROLINA HERRERA
floral design MARK’S GARDEN
video PAPER TAPE FILMS
hair stylist PETER SAVIC
makeup BYRON WILLIAMS
invitations RIFLE PAPER
photography ELIZABETH MESSINA


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