Is your mind ready to be blown?!
Half way through the reception, Kestrin changed into a green vintage number. Made by Rebellion Dogs, Kestrin said: “It felt like I was wearing a ladybug tutu, an absolute dream.” She found it on a whim, just before the wedding, at Talun on Echo Park Blvd in LA..
Day 2 of the wedding started out early, at
Palace Hotel, San Fransisco and after finding some cute vintage 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 Jonathan’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 designed by Sterling Capricio of Los Angeles. Kestrin said “I 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.”
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.
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 (Jonathan’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. Wedding night hotel in Pebble Beach.
The Inn at Spanish Bay
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 & Groom’s hotel in San Francisco.
Red House Café http://www.redhousecafe.com/ Excellent morning-after-wedding breakfast.
Gott’s Roadside http://gottsroadside.com/ Late-morning-after-reception hangover brunch.
Vendors & Friends
Susie Nadler Flowers for the ceremony, bouquet, table settings & corsages. She also writes for Apartment Therapy. http://floragrubb.com/cutting/ 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. Petting zoo for Jonathan’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.
Circle J Ranch
Pâtisserie 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. 415.641.3850 Reception Bartending and food service.
Cyclecide Bike Rodeo http://www.cyclecide.comPedal-powered ferris wheel, bus ride for Jonathan’s San Francisco bachelor party. Special thanks to Laird Rickard, Jerico Reese, Paul Cesewski, and Moses Grubb. Fresh tropical drinks at reception by Milton Nolan, Samantha Garcia, Mason Carroll, Melissa Craven, Jean Francois Boudier, Katie Boudier, John Fast.
Parrot Bar & Tiny Tea Party Noona Nolan, John Fast, and crew. Concept and structure by Noona Nolan, Spy Emerson, and Moses Grubb.
Photoboof http://thephotoboof.com Photbooth at reception, with online photos at http://thephotoboof.com/events/flora9
Louise Rafkin http://www.louiserafkin.com New York Times reporter.
Darcy Padilla http://www.darcypadilla.com/ New York Times photographer. Ceremony officiant, stylist, and problem solver.
Wade Harpootlian http://tomorrowsbrightestminds.com/ Reception DJ & sound technician.
Paul Cartwright http://www.myspace.com/paulcartwright Ceremony & Reception musician.
Raviv Ullman http://www.myspace.com/hisorchestramusic Reception DJ. Reception DJ.
Mark Laramee Reception DJ.
Greg Patterson aka “DJ Spacecat”
Paul de Jong http://kjpaul.com/ Reception karaoke.
Rebecca Marshall http://thecatbirdnest.com/ Cake table succulent tea party decorations.
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