Last month I had the pleasure of working with some of my absolute favorite creative people (Laurie Arons, Max Gill, and Lisa Lefkowitz, to name a few!) to bring this gorgeous photo shoot to life. It was an amazing opportunity to see all of the work that goes on behind the scenes to make something so beautiful happen – and now I get to share it with you! I hope you love it as much as I do…

The dining room of The Fairmont San Francisco Penthouse Suite, with it’s dramatic black and white walls, really set the tone for the shoot. Boldly patterned linens accented with clear glass candlesticks and modern Louis Ghost chairs, were softened by romantic peach and orange centerpieces.

Arrangements included tulips, poppies, roses, ranunculus, clematis and kumquats.

The simply elegant dessert table included a variety of macarons (red velvet, orange blossom, Earl Grey, almond amaretto and Tahitian vanilla) and a two-tier cake with both sugar petals and a real rose. For our model, we chose a look that was classic and romantic, but that could also hold its own in such a dramatic venue: head-to-toe lace plus a full-length veil. The black and white bouquet included poppies, anemones, ranunculus, and lily-of-the-valley.

There were so many amazing photos that I couldn’t stop with one post, so check back in for Part Two in a couple hours!

Laurie Arons Special Events and PS Paper are sponsors of Snippet & Ink.

Photography: Lisa Lefkowitz / Planning, design: Laurie Arons / Floral design: Max Gill, / Venue: The Fairmont San Francisco Penthouse Suite / Dress and veil: Monique Lhuillier / Jewelry: private collection / Hair, makeup: Wallett Luberich / Cake: Emma Cakes / Macarons: Chantal Guillon / Menu placecards: PS Paper / Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental / Dinnerware, glassware, and chairs: Hartmann Studios Rentals / Glass candlesticks: Sue Fisher King / Model: Sara with Scout Model & Talent Agency
  • Bold, Romantic Photo Shoot at The Fairmont

    26 June 2012
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      Modern day Grace Kelly, she is a gorgeous bride, and we love all those details! :)

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      That last shot reminds me of Grace Kelly! Perfection!

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    12. Sveta


      first of all I would like to say that the photos are just amazing! it is a great pleasure watching them… but the subject of my concern is as follows: have you ever considered to sell this Catherine dress? I will be more than just willing to buy it. It is a very rare one, and sadly for me the price of the new is just unbearable. So if you think of selling it, please don’t hesitate to drop an email on Thanx ;)

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