When you live in paradise like I do you want to share the rare gem of a wedding like this that literally has it all. Just North of the Golden Gate Bridge you'll find the scenic majesty of Mount Tamalpais overlooking San Francisco Bay. This awe inspiring backdrop of sweeping fog and sunshine is where Chelsea and Jimmy tied the knot. Shot by the talented Dawn of Dawn Heumann Photography, she had this to say about capturing Chelsea and Jimmy's special day, "This lovely nature inspired wedding set atop Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County, CA with view of the entire San Francisco Bay Area truly took my breath away. Rarely do I see two people so comfortable and loving with each other. As weddings go, this day flowed seamlessly. It was undeniable how deeply and truly this bride and groom loved each other and it was such a joy to be there to witness such a love. I have to admit, sometimes I do cry when my couples get hitched. The whole day was done with tons of lovely simple DIY touches in a beautiful nature inspired setting. Serving wood fired pizza definitely kept their expenses down and they had fun touches like a large Janga game (made with 2x4s) and DIY table settings and florals.'
I initially created this space for my clients. Eventually brides looking for that touch of wow found their way here. Draping and playing with fabric started some twenty years back when I did a three-year stint as a bridal fabrics buyer. After that I opened Bridal Alternatives, a custom design studio and ever since have had the opportunity of working with brides who want that extraordinary one-of-a-kind dress. I'm in love with fashion history and re-invention of the past.
Other connections to fashion? I’ve been a columnist for San Francisco Art and Fashion News and have a weekly fashion buzz on One Wed Blog. I founded The Design Project of San Francisco, a networking organization of fashion professionals collaborating their skills and talents on projects. I’m currently working on a book called—you guessed it—'Bride Chic', all about that white gown and very special designer/client relationship. I live with my husband Edgar and Chihuahua Piccalina in Marin County California.
Want to see more of what I do? Check out my site at www.amyjotatum.com or call me 415.336.3480
CONTACT ME. Feel free to send on any ideas, photos or stories about your fashion or shopping finds firstname.lastname@example.org
THE CHIC LIST: Photographers, makeup Artists, hairstylists and florists I adore . . . . .
THE CHIC LIST: Blogs and sites I adore . . . .
Please note some images on Bride Chic are photos from previous shoots and editorials of my collection pieces. Since I do admire other designers work, I’ve also added from online sources to share a different perspective. There’s no profit from the display of these photos -- they are being shown for the informational and educational benefit of brides and aficionados of bridal fashion. I always list my source, providing a link back. If you feel an image here violates your intellectual property and/or copyrights, please email your concerns to me (email@example.com) and I will gladly remove the photos in question. Thank you!
Best Wedding Blogs of 2018' from Bride Envy
VICTORIA'S FLORALS AND EVENTS
Award winning hairstyling . .
CHATEAU DE BUIS
True Vintage Fashion
Customized Wedding Ceremonies in The San Francisco Bay Area And Beyond