Toasted Event 2015 | Booth Photos

Hi! So, Toasted was a blast, wasn’t it?! I was totally blown away by the turnout to the event. When I looked out the door at about 11:55, a few minutes before the doors opened, and saw a line literally wrapping around the block, my jaw dropped!

I had such fun meeting so many couples, AND getting the opportunity to meet some follow vendors whose work I’ve been ogling via instagram for what feels like ages. I am super excited for the 2016 event already! Hope all the attendees and vendors had as much fun as I did. Here are a few snaps of my lil’ booth at event!

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Styling, Florals and Signage by A Charming Affair
Photos: Olivia Smartt
Table Linens: La Tavola
Vintage Mantle: Botanica Events
Laser Cut Logo: SF Laser

Toasted Event 2015 | Styled Engagement Shoot Giveaway!

Thanks so much for stopping by our booth at Toasted SF and entering our giveaway! Hope you met tons of awesome vendors, found lots of inspiration for your big day, and of course had fun! Here are more details on ACA’s giveaway!

ACA has partnered with Olivia Smartt Photography to give away a 2-hour styled engagement shoot to one lucky couple! Planning and styling will be provided by Erin Goodrich of A Charming Affair and photography will be provided by Olivia Smartt of Olivia Smartt Photography!  The styled engagement shoot includes:

  • Location scouting by ACA,
  • Schedule coordination of couple and photographer to set date and time for shoot,
  • Brainstorming and collaboration with couple on style and themes,
  • 2- hours of assistance in selecting outfits and accessories from existing wardrobe or shopping for new wardrobe pieces, as desired by couple,
  • Coordination of props, rentals, and details (up to $150 in props or rentals provided by ACA, as appropriate),
  • One flower arrangement for the shoot provided by ACA,
  • On-site coordination on the day of the shoot including setup and breakdown, provided by ACA,
  • 2-hours of shooting by Olivia Smartt,
  • 40 – 80 edited images available for digital download approximately two weeks following shoot.

A winner will be drawn at random on Monday, January 26 and will be notified by email at the email address provided! Official rules below! Good luck!!

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  1. No purchase necessary.
  2. Eligibility. Attendees at the 2015 Toasted Wedding Event in San Francisco are eligible to enter.
  3. Entry Period. Entry period is open during the hours of the 2015 Toasted Wedding Event San Francisco. The entry period opens on Sunday January 25, 2015 at 12 o’clock pm and closes  on Sunday January 25, 2015 at 4 o’clock pm.
  4. Sponsor. This giveaway is sponsored by A Charming Affair, 232 Sierra Drive, Walnut Creek, California.
  5. Prize. The prize consists of one two-hour styled engagement shoot. No cash or other substitution may be made, except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. The winners are responsible for any taxes and fees associated with receipt or use of a prize.
  6. Entry. To enter the Giveaway, entrant must complete entry card, place in envelope and drop completed card into jar in ACA’s booth at the 2015 Toasted Wedding Event during the Entry Period described above.
  7. Drawing. On Monday, January 26, sponsor will select one (1) entry in a random drawing of all eligible entries received during each Entry Period. The odds of being selected as winner depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Entry Period.  Winner will be contacted via email at the email address provided on the entry card and will be asked to confirm their willingness to participate within a 48 hour time period. If the potential winner does not respond within the time frame stated in the notification email, the Sponsor will select an alternate winner in his/her place at random from all entries received during the Entry Period.
  8. Giveaway Results. The first names of the winning couple will be announced on ACA’s Facebook page upon confirmation by winner.
  9. Agreement to Official Rules: Participation in the Giveaway constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding.
  10. General Conditions: (a) Shoot must be completed by May 1, 2015, (b) shoot location must be within 25 miles of San Francisco, California (c) ACA and Oliva Smartt may use any and all photographs or other media for promotional and marketing purposes including but not limited to website, blog, social media pages, printed materials, and other mediums, (d) by accepting, winner permits Olivia Smartt and ACA to submit images to industry blog(s), (e) winner will need to provide clothing for the shoot. (ACA will not provide), (e) any props, accessories, or details in excess of $150 will be incurred by couple at their discretion.
  11. Release and Limitations of Liability: By participating in the Giveaway, entrants agree to release and hold harmless A Charming Affair and Oliva Smartt Photography from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Giveaway or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Giveaway or receipt of any prize. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

Lovely Meeting You| How to Care for your Succulent

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Thank you so much for taking the time to meet with me! I hope that we will have the opportunity to chat again very soon! If you have any questions at all in the meantime, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Now that you’ve gotten your succulent home, here are a few tips on how to care for them so they thrive for years to come.

  1. When you get home, make sure to give your succulent some water!
  2. If you want to replant your succulent, be sure to select a pot with a hole in the bottom so the water can drain easily. You may also want to use potting soil specifically formulated for cacti and succulents. You can find this at most home improvement stores.
  3. Sunlight, sunlight, sunlight! Place your succulent in a sunny window so it gets as many hours of direct sunlight per day as possible.
  4. When the soil gets dry (or if their leaves start wilting), give your succulent enough water to soak the soil through, being careful not to over-water.
  5. If your room temperature is uncomfortable to you, it’s uncomfortable for your succulent, so keep your room between 55 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
  6. Every few months, give your succulent a diluted fertilizer (check your favorite home improvement store).
  7. Keep your succulent out of reach of pets and children.

I hope you’ll enjoy your succulent long past your wedding day!

Sarah + Ty | Engagement Shoot

All of my clients are legitimately super people, and Sarah and Ty are no exception. These two are always on the go, often taking our bi-weekly update calls from an airport somewhere around the country. I’ve been working them since June to pull together their perfect day: a summertime, wine country wedding.

Check out these incredible images from their recent engagement shoot with This Love of Yours Photography. Amazing, huh? It was really difficult to choose just a few photos to post here because each was prettier than the next! I cannot wait to see the magic Erika captures on their wedding day!

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As native east coasters, now living in California, the majority of Sarah and Ty’s families and friends will need to travel west for their wedding,  so we’ve been busy coordinating hotels, buses, welcome bags and other logistics to make the weekend as stress fee as possible for their family and friends. Being that many of their guests will be traveling from far and wide, it is also really important to them that their wedding have a California Wine Country vibe. They’ve selected Cornerstone Gardens in Sonoma for their reception, which fit’s that bill perfectly! Their cocktail hour will be outdoors adjacent to a vineyard, followed by an al fresco dinner under Cornerstone’s gorgeous tent, and dancing in their barn.

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I’ve had such a great time working with these two over the past few months. They are genuinely nice people, and after chatting with them every other Sunday evening, I can’t help but be in a good mood. I am super excited to see all the pretty details we’ve been working on come together on their big day. Until August!

Credits:
Photos by This Love of Yours Photography
Sarah’s Makeup by Kristen Calderaro of Kristen and Gigi