Is your mind ready to be blown?!Â
Â Half way through the reception, Kestrin changed into a green vintage number. Made by Rebellion Dogs, Kestrin said: â€śIt felt like I was wearing a ladybug tutu, an absolute dream.â€ť She found it on a whim, just before the wedding, at Talun on Echo Park Blvd in LA..
Day 2 of the wedding started outÂ early, atÂ Palace Hotel, San FransiscoÂ and after finding some cute vintageÂ pantaloons, she and photographer Noa embarked on an impromptu 10 minute boudoir sesh! They them got dressed up again in their glad rags and headed to the Day 2 reception which was held at Flora Grubb Gardens in San Francisco, an exquisite plant and tree store run by Jonathanâ€™s older sister. About 300 guests attended.
Each guest was given a yellow or saffron-colored flag as they came in that Kestrin hand-made in the weeks before the wedding. “They created an aisle through the crowd, holding the flags aloft like a giant game of London Bridges.” Noa explains.
All the guests made a real effort, dressing in unusual, awesome and vintage attire. After the ceremony came dress numero three! it was designedÂ by Sterling Capricio of Los Angeles. Kestrin saidÂ â€śI looked at his work and drew a picture of the dress I envisioned, something to make me look like Marie Antoinette on mescaline. When I returned to his shop the next week, there it was.”Â Â
If you need to see more still of this amazing wedding, check out Noa’s full report here (I have copied the ever-important vendor list below)
Thanks again to the wonderful Noa for sharing these. I die.
Credit: Featherlove Photography
Flora Grubb Gardens http://ww.floragrubb.comReception venue in San Francisco. Open everyday as a garden store and cafe, available for weddings and other events by reservation. Special thanks to owners Saul Nadler and Flora Grubb (Jonathanâ€™s big sister).
Carmel River State Beach http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=567 Family ceremony site.
Monterrey Peninsula Country Club Beach House http://www.mpccpb.org Family ceremony dinner site in Pebble Beach, CA.
The Inn at Spanish Bay Wedding night hotel in Pebble Beach.
Sea Breeze Inn http://www.montereyinns.com/pages/seabreezeinn-pacific-grove.html Hotel for wedding guests near Pebble Beach, CA.
Hotel Triton http://www.hoteltriton.com/ Hotel for wedding guests in San Francisco, CA.
Palace Hotel http://www.sfpalace.com/ Bride & Groomâ€™s hotel in San Francisco.
Red House CafĂ© http://www.redhousecafe.com/ Excellent morning-after-wedding breakfast.
Gottâ€™s Roadside http://gottsroadside.com/ Late-morning-after-reception hangover brunch.
Vendors & Friends
Susie Nadler http://floragrubb.com/cutting/ Flowers for the ceremony, bouquet, table settings & corsages. She also writes for Apartment Therapy. http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/sf/author/susie
Jim Kumiega http://www.floragrubb.com/eventsEvent planner & organizer at Flora Grubb Gardens.
Paul da Plumber Cesewski http://www.paulsrides.com/ Spinning platform.
Circle J Ranch Petting zoo for Jonathanâ€™s Los Angeles bachelor party. They brought a whole farm to the front yard: goats, ducks, piglets, a donkey, sheep, chickens, and an alpaca. Seriously.
PĂ˘tisserie Bechler http://www.patisseriebechler.com/ Wedding Cake, Carmel.
The Cake Maker http://www.cakemaker.net/ Wedding Cake, San Francisco.
Peasant Pies http://www.peasantpies.com/ Reception snacks.
Costco http://www.costco.com/ Reception beverages. Huge cost savings over any caterer.
Christophers Catering 415.641.3850 Reception Bartending and food service.
Cyclecide Bike Rodeo http://www.cyclecide.comPedal-powered ferris wheel, bus ride for Jonathanâ€™s San Francisco bachelor party. Special thanks to Laird Rickard, Jerico Reese, Paul Cesewski, and Moses Grubb.
Parrot Bar & Tiny Tea Party Fresh tropical drinks at reception by Milton Nolan, Samantha Garcia, Mason Carroll, Melissa Craven, Jean Francois Boudier, Katie Boudier, John Fast.
Dada PeepshowNoona Nolan, John Fast, and crew. Concept and structure by Noona Nolan, Spy Emerson, and Moses Grubb.
Photoboofhttp://thephotoboof.com Photbooth at reception, with online photos at http://thephotoboof.com/events/flora9
Louise Rafkinhttp://www.louiserafkin.com New York Times reporter.
Darcy Padilla http://www.darcypadilla.com/ New York Times photographer.
Erin Schelcher Ceremony officiant, stylist, and problem solver.
Wade Harpootlian http://tomorrowsbrightestminds.com/ Reception DJ & sound technician.
Paul Cartwrighthttp://www.myspace.com/paulcartwright Ceremony & Reception musician.
Raviv Ullman http://www.myspace.com/hisorchestramusic Reception DJ.
Mark Laramee Reception DJ.
Greg Patterson aka â€śDJ Spacecatâ€ť Reception DJ.
Paul de Jong http://kjpaul.com/ Reception karaoke.
Rebecca Marshall http://thecatbirdnest.com/ Cake table succulent tea party decorations.