Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Cities have always held a particular fascination and excitement for me, namely San Francisco, which just happens to be my home sweet home.  One of the best things about my job is dressing brides for almost every kind of wedding you can imagine, the city chic bride being one of my favorite themes. The metropolitan wedding can be as informal and minimal (but chic) as a city hall affair or as high dress as this celebration on a roof garden.  City dressing gives you the opportunity really 'Vogue' and wear those short kid gloves, carry a tiny satin clutch or sport that pill box hat with a wisp of veiling. 

What better way for Natalie and Dave to spend their fifth wedding anniversary than this improvised trek through San Francisco landmarks as bride and groom again? Natalie has been doing editorials for Bride Chic going on three years now. Having her hubby Dave pose alongside her was her idea and what a concept it turned out to be. Once we added photographer, Dominic Colacchio into the mix, the improv and element of surprise began big time. We started our adventure atop the Crocker Galleria Roof Terrace and continued downstairs through the Galleria where the Farmer's Market was in full swing. The stunning bouquet of yellow roses were bought and made up on the spot at a little kiosk called, Abigail's Flowers. After that we all treked two blocks up to the magnificent Yerba Buena Gardens, a park South of Market Street, to take a ride on the Zeum Carousel. I'll always remember this shoot particularly for the carousel ride, the calliope going with Dave and Natalie (and Dom shooting) having the time of their lives . . . .  




Photography by Dominic Colacchio
Dresses and Head Pieces by Amy-Jo Tatum
Makeup by Necia Whitmore
Dave's Tux by Magnoli Clothiers New Zealand
Flowers by Abigail's Flowers in The Crocker Galleria
Models: Dave and Natalie


Rocket Fashionista said...

Love the photos, so sweet, and love the dress, bride gowns are always the most beautiful!!


Natasha said...

Great work... You guys make a really great team! I especially like short dresses, but hair accessories and gloves are beautiful too. I don't know which I like better actually… :)

Bang and Buck said...

So stunning! These pictures are fab!


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Sanam said...

wow brilliant photos :)


{The Perfect Palette} said...

i'm loving her veil

xo, chrissy
The Perfect Palette

Fashion Tidbits said...

i love the gloves. they're such an elegant touch

FashionJazz said...

Wow these photos are stunning!! Happy Tuesday :) xx

Fashionistable said...

What a wonderful happy job you have. Xxx

Ashley said...

This is a really beautiful shoot. Congrats to everyone who participated. Well done!

nataliesudia said...

I'm so in love with these gowns and these pictures!

Anonymous said...

Love metropolitan weddings! The pictures look great :)

LyddieGal said...

aww, the escalator and carousel shots are so adorable!

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Unknown said...

Ooh la la, these are beautiful wedding photos! I agree with what you said about the city. I've never been to San Francisco though! It's so beautiful.


Marina said...

Great photos! I also love city chic, it looks fantastic.

Udreamy said...

Nice pictures, the dress that bride wear looks very light and good material.

Crystal Bay Home Rental said...

The best way to ensure that you would have stunning photos is if you have a shoot after you have rested well. Nice gowns. Lovely models.