As Wills-n-Kate plan the next wedding of the century, here in SF we’re royally inspired.
Kate proposed the second-most important question (“Will you be my maid of honor?”) to sis Pippa. Ask yours with a tasteful card from 29th Street Designs.
As with Wills and Kate, guests should expect the unexpected. Choose event planner Amy Nichols’s new creation: a healthy dessert bar. It looks like its candy bar cousin but is loaded with nutritious choices like low-fat milk shake sips, chocolate-dipped strawberries, and fresh fruit skewers.
No matter what, your wedding will be news. Have the event recorded in cool photojournalistic style by Aubrie Pick, who specializes in life-as-it-happens shots.
Rosalinda Randall could teach a queen-to-be a few things in her wedding manners boot camp, which covers everything from entering the reception to flawless fork use.
Your relatives may not be the Windsors, but you can add a dash of faux family history by renting from Heritage & Craft. If you can’t find just the right salvaged pew in their collection, the pros there will make a new one for you.
We don’t have Westminster Abbey, but we do have Laurent Studio. The city’s newest event space has 13,000 square feet, sculpture installations (by owner and artist Alexis Laurent), and breathtaking city views.
The tabloids call Kate history’s most modern princess. Make your own mod statement with sleek bouquets and boutonnieres inspired by your venue’s architecture from Petals & Posy.
The Prince proposed with his mother’s oval sapphire. SF jewelry designer Rebecca Overmann’s new engagement rings (set with gray-colored, rough diamonds) and one-of-a-kind hand-carved wedding bands make an equally unexpected statement.
The prince and would-be princess have their advisors; you have Union Street’s stylish Blu Bungalow, a one-stop showroom of curated wedding vendors complete with on-site advisors.
Brit rockers are expected to play the royal reception. Book through Entire Productions for up-and-comers and heavyweights like Harry Connick Jr., Bonnie Raitt, and Carlos Santana.