Gena and Ryan's beautiful Bently Reserve wedding has been featured on Style Me Pretty and now, it's featured again on I Do Venues! For more pictures of Gena and Ryan's wedding go to my blog, and take a look at the wonderful vendors -- including Amy Nichols Special Events, Floramor,The Bently Reserve -- involved in making the couple's day extra gorgeous.
Such a lovely little resource book! I first saw Today's Bride displayed at the Magic Flute restaurant in San Francisco and immediately decided I wanted to advertise in it. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw that in addition to my ad, Suzanne of Atelier Des Modistes used one of my photos and another photo from a real wedding shoot of aisle flowers done by Natasha of Waterlily Pond was used as a chapter opener! Pick up a copy of Today's Bride!
I'm so thrilled to be named one of Martha Stewart's WeddingWire Bride's Choice Awards Winners for 2010! What an honor! Here is the official press release:
San Francisco, CA - WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, just announced Julie Mikos has been selected to receive the WeddingWire 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™ for Wedding Photography!
The annual Bride’s Choice Awards recognizes and celebrates excellence in quality and service within the wedding industry, as determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 500,000 newlyweds.
Julie Mikos is among the top five percent of all vendors in the WeddingWire community, which includes over 100,000 wedding professionals across the US and Canada. Awards were given to winners across 19 different service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers.
“We are excited to recognize and honor the success of the top wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “The annual Bride’s Choice Awards program has given us the unique opportunity to highlight the best wedding professionals in each region as reviewed by brides and grooms who have utilized their services in the past year.”
We are happy to announce that Julie is among the very best Wedding Photographers within the WeddingWire Network, which includes WeddingWire and Martha Stewart Weddings. We would like to thank our past newlyweds for nominating us for the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards.
For more information, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at WeddingWire - Julie Mikos.
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As I mentioned in my last post, this party was quite a party and by the looks of it and in times like these much needed by the 2,000+ people that attended! I'm posting The Regency Center's three gorgeous rooms in order from where the party started on up, but first a HUGE thanks to our hosts! What a fabulous job! Also, This was a lot to post, so I apologize to anyone whose work does not appear here. I couldn't post everything since it was such a huge party, but hopefully you will be represented by the Regency! EVERYTHING was gorgeous!
The yummy hors d'oeuvres on the right is by Knight's Catering:
Sutter Room: Entertainment: Times Four A/V: Everything Audio Visual Lighting: Impact Lighting and Production Furniture, Plants and Décor: Hartmann Studios Floral Design: Spiral Hand Floral and Event Design Food Stations: Grace Street Catering, Union Street Catering Company, Blue Heron Catering, Knights Catering
Grace Street Catering:
foreground table Knights Catering:
Blue Heron Catering:
Grand Ballroom: Entertainment: The Rudolfi Music Agency (harpist, pianist), Bay Music and Entertainment (DJ), The Sun Kings A/V: The Regency Center and Lumatech Lighting: Got Light Trussing: Lumatech Furniture, Floral, and Décor: Blueprint Studios Linens: Napa Valley Linens Food Stations: Barbara Llewellyn Catering and Events, Paula LeDuc Fine Catering, Melons Catering and Events, La Bonne Cuisine Fine French Catering Passed Hors d’oeuvres: McCall and Associates Catering
Paula LaDuc Fine Catering Presentation:
La Bonne Cuisine's Presentation:
McCall's presented passed Hors d'oeuvres:
Blueprint Studios did the central bar:
Entertainment: Lee Presson and the Nails, Hubba Hubba Revue, misc. A/V and Lighting: Everything Audio Visual Furniture: Cort Event Furnishings Floral Design: Cherries Linens: Blue Water Party Rentals Food Stations: Living Room Events Catering, Small Potatoes Catering Passed Hors d’oeuvres: Global Gourmet Catering
Small Potatoes Catering presented a lovely dessert:
Living Room Events:
Credits for Entire Building: Bar Service: Best Beverage Catering Glassware, china, miscellaneous rentals: Blue Water Party Rentals Photography: Julie Mikos, Photographer Videography: Thomas Hughes Films Exterior Lighting and Building Projection: Lumatech
The Regency Center held their Centennial Gala Celebration last night utilizing all three of their gorgeous ballrooms. It was a truly fabulous event and I was honored to be asked to photograph it. I took the morning off because I was pooped from running around three floors so only have time today to provide a sneak peek. There will be tons more on Monday! I have also listed all of the incredible sponsors below the photographs, but will specify which room is which and sponsors on Monday! I now have to get ready for Jodi and Shane's wedding!
Entertainment: Times Four A/V: Everything Audio Visual Lighting: Impact Lighting and Production Furniture, Plants and Décor: Hartmann Studios Floral Design: Spiral Hand Floral and Event Design Food Stations: Grace Street Catering, Union Street Catering Company, Blue Heron Catering, Knights Catering
Entertainment: The Rudolfi Music Agency (harpist, pianist), Bay Music and Entertainment (DJ), The Sun Kings A/V: The Regency Center and Lumatech Lighting: Got Light Trussing: Lumatech Furniture, Floral, and Décor: Blueprint Studios Linens: Napa Valley Linens Food Stations: Barbara Llewellyn Catering and Events, Paula LeDuc Fine Catering, Melons Catering and Events, La Bonne Cuisine Fine French Catering Passed Hors d’oeuvres: McCall and Associates Catering
Entertainment: Lee Presson and the Nails, Hubba Hubba Revue, misc. A/V and Lighting: Everything Audio Visual Furniture: Cort Event Furnishings Flora Design: Cherries Linens: Blue Water Party Rentals Food Stations: Living Room Events Catering, Small Potatoes Catering Passed Hors d’oeuvres: Global Gourmet Catering
Bar Service: Best Beverage Catering Glassware, china, miscellaneous rentals: Blue Water Party Rentals Photography: Julie Mikos, Photographer Videography: Thomas Hughes Films Exterior Lighting and Building Projection: Lumatech
Oh, the lucky couples that got to attend this incredible tasting event given by Barbara Llewellyn Catering last week and how lucky was I to be invited to photograph! The event was set in the commercial kitchens of Barbara Llewellyn Catering in downtown Oakland and it couldn't have been a cooler venue. I had a wonderful time arriving early to photograph all of the prep. work and watch the staff set up a spring-time yellow, black and white themed dining table right in the middle of the kitchen, a bar complete with lemondrop martinis and wonderful wine and champagne and then watch as the guests arrived and joyfully started sampling all of the incredible food that was prepared for them by this most talented catering staff. The dinner itself was a stunning sample of course after course, followed by a sampling of FOUR wedding cake flavors and a selection of the most amazing mini desserts. Unfortunately I didn't bring a menu home with me, so I can't give you the details on the food, but I'm sure the nice folks at Barbara Llewellyn can help you out! You're going to want to eat after looking at these pictures!
OK, I do remember that these were little lemon meringue tarts.....
Imagine serving these chocolate dipped poached pairs to your guests!.....
Oh! and these were mini root beer floats! (funny how I remember all of the desserts)....
Bread pudding with caramelized banana...
Sarah and Matt's engagement photos were one of my first posts. I'm FINALLY getting to posting their 7/7/07 wedding at Grace Cathedral and The Lodge at the Regency Center. Sarah and Matt's wedding was totally hands-on. They searched at flea markets for months to find the little bottles that they used for their guest's place cards. Their theme was San Francisco shipping/port based and their guests received a "message in a bottle" as their seating card. Sarah and Matt wrote individual messages for each bottle.
Melissa of A Simple Ceremony did the flowers .....
Look at the gorgeous room at the Lodge at the Regency Center!
and Carolyn Wong Custom Cakes created this beautiful and delicious cake. Isn't it gorgeous!??
Congratulations to Shevaun and Harrison! Their wedding was back in June, but I just had to post some images. Shevaun and Harrison celebrated Harrison's heritage with a Korean tea ceremony the day before the wedding. I've photographed a lot of tea ceremonies, but this was by far the most elaborate costuming. The wedding day was gorgeous and their location choices, beautiful. Their ceremony was held at Old St. Mary's in SF and the reception at The Julia Morgan Ballroom in the Merchant's Exchange Building. To celebrate Shevaun's Irish heritage, they hired a bagpiper to walk with the bridal party and all the guests the few blocks from the ceremony to the reception site. What fun!
Pairs and Pieces created the gorgeous flowers for the day....
and Patrick Davids was the caterer...YUM!
Cecilia and David had a small romantic weekday wedding in the beautiful wine county setting of Auberge Du Soleil. Set in Napa Valley off of the Silverado Trail, Auberge Du Soleil is a special place. The staff is terrific, the food delicious and beautiful and the setting spectacular. Cecilia and David will celebrate another wedding day in David's home country of South Africa this winter!