I have some wintry inspiration boards for you tomorrow and Wednesday, but today I wanted to post one last gorgeous real wedding before everyone heads out for the holidays. Kristy and Chris were married at one of my favorite venues, the Marin Headlands Center for the Arts. Says Kristy:

“Chris and I met in San Francisco and although we had moved to New York by the time of our wedding, our closest friends were still there. The Headlands location was beautiful, unique, and abounding with personality. Also, the site fee goes to help the resident artists at the Center, which I really liked. For the event design, I was inspired by this little vintage Italian post card that I found… the colors were rich and beautiful and the image was romantic and luxurious, but rustic at the same time. Chris and I were engaged in Italy, so it was the perfect starting point.”

Beautiful flowers from Nancy Liu Chin (who I get to have lunch with today!) and beautiful photos from Greg Slick and Jesse Leake… enjoy!

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Kristy designed all of the printed materials from the save the dates to the programs, which were printed on Crane paper by Soiree San Francisco. Of the day she says, “The weather was the best surprise… March in San Francisco could be anything, but it was sunny, warm and absolutely beautiful! We bussed everyone from the city and had the drivers take the scenic route, so our guests got a spectacular view of Golden Gate bridge and the city from the Marin Headlands on the way to the wedding.”

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“My favorite moment was our actual ceremony. We had a close friend officiate and he performed a very nontraditional ceremony that incorporated carefully selected vows as well as a Celtic handfasting ceremony that Chris and I borrowed from an old celtic tradition. We wanted the ceremony to feel very personal and it also referenced Chris’s Scottish background.” Chris wore his family’s tartan and Kristy’s Venetian lace veil is a family heirloom.

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Kristy’s advice? “We planned our wedding rather quickly… in 4 months. I actually loved the abbreviated planning time line as we focused on the big things and made decisions quickly. I just say try to relax and enjoy the day. Having your closest friends and family in one room on one of the biggest days of your life is wonderful… try to take it in and have fun.”

Photography: Greg Slick and Jesse Leake

Venue: Marin Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California

Bride’s dress: Lanvin

Groom’s tux: Band of Outsiders

Stationery: Soiree San Francisco

Floral Design: Nancy Liu Chin

Music: Brit Beat (a Beatles tribute band)

Lighting Design: Hartmann Studios

Catering: Katie Powers Catering

Thanks so much to Greg Slick and Nancy Liu Chin for sharing this beautiful wedding with us, and to Kristy and Chris for all of these fun details. Happiest wishes to you!

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  1. Anne

    That is gorgeous dress, and the bride is wearing it well! Lovely!

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  2. TheWeddingSecret

    ooooh these photos are warming me up – Lovely!

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  3. Jen @ The Finer Things

    I love the bride’s headband — how gorgeous!

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  4. Kelly Sauer

    Warm is right – I love all the gold in this wedding!

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  5. Rachel – theWeddingVine

    These tables are decorated to perfection! I love the long stemmed flowers!

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  6. sara

    those centerpieces are stunning!!

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  7. rebekka

    The first dance picture is PRECIOUS!

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  8. Leila @ Be Inspired PR

    Nancy im in LOVE with that bouquet ( but you would probably guess that wouldnt you?) LOVE LOVE!!

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  9. Julia @ Brides Up North

    Those floral displays are stunning!!!

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wedding xxx

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  10. Society Picnic

    What a beautiful wedding! I love all the touches of gold & black! stunning!

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  11. Michele

    A real gem wedding and gorgeous pics. Tried to check out bride’s dress with the Lanvin link, but the incorrect link is attached.

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  12. Chantal

    Love love love the creativity for this wedding!!! Beautiful dress too!!!

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  13. Marisol Perry

    Warm is right – I love all the gold in this wedding!

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  14. Celeste Gonzalez

    Nancy im in LOVE with that bouquet ( but you would probably guess that wouldnt you?) LOVE LOVE!!

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