I could be wrong, but I feel drawn to incredible sunshine in shoots lately. It’s possibly due to the fact winter is suddenly upon us and while I love winter, there is something about sunny skies in photos that give me a little relief from the bitter cold I already feel! (how odd, that on the other side of the world, a lot of you are feeling your first glimpses of warmth this year!
I love the sunshine and romantic moments in this engagement shoot of Viv and Nick that Baillie Photography sent over. They start with what Viv loves to do on a typical Saturday- shop and drink coffee! I love the vintage feel of the field shots (if vintage cameras have been everywhere lately, bear in mind this is only the second or third Australian engagement shoot to ever use them, so I still love seeing them!). Amy Chan was the hair and makeup artist on the day.
Photos by Bailie Photography
The more winter stretches it’s long fingers around us, the more I love looking at bright, summery weddings! I love the fresh blues Chenin and Nick incorporated into their wedding!
Chenin and Nick traveled with their bridal party in a traditional cable car from Bauer’s Transportation.
Guests enjoyed cocktail hour at the reception venue Corinthian Yacht Club. Chenin says “For the reception, we knew we wanted to be in downtown Tiburon. We both enjoy sailing, so the Corinthian Yacht Club was a perfect option for the reception. It was fabulous! The views of San Francisco Bay and the city’s skyline were breathtaking!”
The cake was created by Baking Arts and topped with fresh hydrangea blooms. Shells were incorporated into the table centrepieces and Nancy created a beautiful ‘sandbox’ where guests picked up their seating cards.
Chenin and Nick danced to Van Morrison’s “Days Like This” for their first dance.
Chenin’s father passed away many years ago. At the reception, the couple had a port toast to him with his 1982 vintage port. Chenin recounts “It was a beautiful and delicious moment”.
Congratulations on your wedding & marriage Chenin and Nick! Thank you for allowing us to share your wedding day today! Thank you also to Nancy Liu Chin and Lillia Photography for sharing Chenin and Nick’s celebration with us!
Photos by Lilli Photography.
Chenin and Nick
Oh I do like to be beside the seaside! The fantastically talented Nancy Liu Chin sent over this wedding she styled, of Chenin and Nick. I knew the fresh nautical feel was perfect to share with you. It’s not often we get to see a water wedding not involving sand and I love the soft hues and sunshine in today’s celebration!
Our newlyweds met through a mutual friend after a party following the Bay To Breakers race in San Francisco in 2007. Chenin and Nick knew they wanted to be married outside and near the water so wanted “outdoor elegance” instead of a typical beach theme.
Photographs today are by Lilia Photography and the wedding planner was Nicole Ancelovici-Lenihan of NAL Events.
Nancy Liu Chin created all the floral arrangements using blue and white hues with seashells. The groomsmen wore suits from J Crew.
Chenin wore a gown from Cymbeline, NYC while her bridesmaids wore strapless blue gowns from Jenny Yoo. Hair and makeup was styled by Erin Gallagher.
Chenin and Nick held their ceremony at the Belvedere-Tiburon Landmark Art & Garden Centre. Chenin says ” We wanted to be married outside, near the water in Marin. Tiburon was the perfect location! The ceremony was held in a beautiful 1 acre garden on the property of a historic cabin across from the Richardson Bay, with views of Sausalito. “
Chenin walked down the aisle with her mother to Pachabel’s Canon. Chenin says ” Nick is Jewish and I was raised Presbyterian. We decided to be married by a rabbi, Charles Familant. He did an incredible job of incorporating traditions from both of our religions. He explained the significance of every step of the ceremony, allowing for every guest to feel comfortable and included.”
Just married! Check back soon for Chenin and Nick’s gorgeous reception!
Photos by Lilli Photography
We don’t talk enough about beautiful cake on Polka Dot Bride. Yet I am constantly amazed by the amount of work and the amazing creations that come of Australia’s cake designers!
One of the most interesting colour combination for cake designs is black and white- with two colours at different ends of the spectrum the designs can be bold and dramatic, feminine and sweet and even elegant and sophisticated.
Here are some of my favourites from around Australia.
Row one: Faye Cahill Cake Design
Row Two: Sweet Libertine Cakes
Row Three: Planet Cake
Row Four: Cake Face
Row Five: Cake Occasions
Row Six: Love At First Bite