Our Favorite Summer Wedding Trends

‘Tis the season for weddings, weddings, and more weddings! We’ve pulled together a few of our favorite “looks” – many of which can be applied to any kind of event, not limited to just weddings. Here’s a few to share:

Hydration Station – Flavored Water: Keep your guests hydrated throughout the day, so they can dance the night away.

Jug of water with citrus fruit, lemon balm and ice cubes

Fresh Fruit for a Sweet Treat: Stay away from the treats with added sugar to can cause you to crash and instead opt for treats with natural sweeteners.

Fresh Fruit Fruit

Naked Cakes: Less frosting = less sugar. Not only does the naked cakes offer a lighter option in regards to sugar but it also works well with the summer heat. No stressing that the heat will melt the cake.

Naked Cake Nake Cake 2

Signature Cocktail Station – Make Your Own Drink: Interactive stations have become very popular and for very good reason, who doesn’t like to have a say in how their drinks are made?

Signature Cocktail Station

Practical Favors:  It’s always nice to receive a cute little something to remember the special day and it’s a bonus if the item is usable. We love these cute little match boxes.

Practical Wedding Favors - Matches

Happy wedding (or any event) planning!

Pop Up Wedding Event! 2.19.16

Cheers to the newly engaged! The City Club rolled out the white carpet (literally!) to over 100 newly engaged couples last Friday evening at our first-ever Pop Up Wedding Event! Upon arrival, guests were greeted with a glass of bubbly from a stunning Champagne Skirt – and the night got started from there!

628_0003628_0022Models adorning custom gowns from Trish Lee  and Jinza Couture Bridal mingled throughout the event. A Bridal Suite featured more bridal gowns, hair styling with Hair by Tony and Hair by Ezelda, and make up by Christina Choi Cosmetics. Next to the bridal suite, a Groom’s Lounge was set to the nines with a whiskey tasting and a cigar roller, rolling cigars for guests to enjoy as the night progressed.-

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Guests enjoyed an array of hors d’oeuvres and sample entree selections from The City Club of San Francisco as they enjoyed the modern lounge set up of the Cafe, and the rustic “outside-in” elegance in the Main Dining Room.

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While guests noshed on delicious wedding cake from The Cakemaker, they were surprised by a lively and dramatic flash mob! Because nothing says “wedding” better than a full, rocking dance floor!

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Brides, grooms, family, and friends enjoyed all the sights and sounds of this lively and “not-your-typical” wedding event!

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628_0080A very special thanks to all of our fabulous vendors and participants:

Photography: Andrew Weeks Photography

Champagne Skirt: Catalyst Arts

Wedding Dresses: Trish Lee and Jinza Couture Bridal

Bridal Jewelry: 66 Mint

Flowers: Flowers by Nina and Paul Robertson Floral Design

Cake: The Cakemaker

DJ: Sound in Motion

Acoustic Guitarist: Bobby Jo Valentine

Hair: Hair by Tony and Hair by Ezelda

Make up: Christina Choi Cosmetics

Whiskey Tasting: Youngs Market Company

Cigar Roller: Cortada Cigars 

Invitations: Minted

Rentals: Blueprint Studios and Classic Party Rentals

Linens: Napa Valley Linens

Videographer: Thomas Hughes Films

Photo Experience: Denon & Doyle 

Ice Sculpture: Chisel-it Ice

Flash Mob: SF Flash Mob

Lighting: Optimum Entertainment 

Media Partner: C Weddings