Flowers, Dresses & Vintage Processing

Claire & Jeff’s wedding probably had one of the most amazing floral displays ever! Not because it was necessarily the biggest or the grandest but just because it was so diverse, unique and gorgeous. The flowers were designed and created by San Fran florists Ixia Fine Flowers. Claire also had a gorgeous one of a kind dress, made specifically for her which looks wonderful in their awesome portraits – the vintage and Polaroid processing is just stunning!

I asked Gia what she loved about this wedding and it would appear she had similar ideas to me…

The venue was fairly funky.  So I chose to do their portraits in a setting that was organically funky to complement the architectural funkiness of the ceremony and reception location. 

The florals were really unusual.  I heart succulents and fiddle heads! And what’s not to love about succulents and fiddle heads with orchids and (what appear to be some sort of) ginger flowers?!  I can find out for sure what those were. 

My favorite thing about Claire and Jeff’s wedding was that everybody there — bride, groom, ringbearer, flower girl, family, or guest — was funky and fun.  I think they planned a wonderful party that everybody could enjoy.  They did some of the traditional things — like having a first dance — but did other things because they had great personal value or were just plain fun.  They served jambalaya and mac ‘n cheese for dinner, creme brulee for dessert.  Claire commissioned a groom’s cake for Jeff that said “Guinness is good for you!” on it.

Thanks so much Gia, it’s been great sharing your work!

Credit: Gia Canali

7 comments

  1. Claire

    Hi this is Claire! The person who designed and made my dress is Suzanne Hanley at Atelier des Modistes in San Francisco. She is absolutely amazing and I highly recommend her!

  2. Claire

    Suzanne Hanley’s contact info:
    Atelier des Modistes
    1903 Hyde Street
    San Francisco
    California
    94109
    Telephone : 415-775-0545

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