Real Wedding: Karla + Tony in San Francisco

I love the work of photographer Jonathan Canlas, so when he sent over this beautiful wedding from San Francisco I was super excited to share with you guys. Thanks also to Karla for answering some questions about the day. I love her color palette choice of pinks, yellows, and blues. Congrats Karla and Tony, your day looked beautiful!

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Favorite Memory of the Day?
It is so hard to choose a favorite memory of your wedding day. However, one of my favorite memories of the day was walking down the aisle. That was the moment I had been waiting for since the day he proposed to me. The anticipation of waiting for the doors to open and then seeing my him waiting for me at the altar created such a wonderful emotion that it makes me tingle every time I think about it. From a distance I could see him waiting for his bride and his eyes were sparkling with tears.

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paper boutonnieres

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bridesmaids wearing floral dresses

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Any advice for those planning now?
If you are not planning on hiring a wedding planner or a day of the wedding planner the key to a successful day is being organized. Creating a list with detailed deadlines allow the bride to stay on top of things and ensures that things get done on time. What helped me stay sane the day of the wedding was handing off the responsibilities to a very trustworthy friend. Make sure that your friend is updated with all the wedding information and is able to make decisions the day-of. This will allow the bride to be relaxed and focus on getting married and not on the issues that may arise.

Anything else you would like to add?
I was able to save money on doing a lot of things on my own. All these details require time and effort but it is so rewarding when you use your creativity to make your event shine. Invest your money on what really is important to you (for me it was my photos) and save on the things that you can do yourself.

Venue: Marines Memorial Club and Hotel
Ceremony: Saint Peter and Paul Church
Wedding Dress: Monique Llhuillier
Hair and Makeup: Sweetie Face Makeup
Shoes: Chinese Laundry
Bridesmaid Dresses: BCBG
Hairpieces: Made by the bride
Groom Suit: Men’s Warehouse
Floral Design: floral arrangements put together by groom and friends
Invitations/Paper Goods: Made by bride
Cake: The Cakemaker
Music: Peter Haley
Catering: Marines Memorial Club and Hot

You can see more photos from their wedding on Jonathan’s Blog.

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  1. That first pic of the bridge is awesome. Love the fans and the bride's bouquet.

  2. LOVE the ribbons woven through the fans! What a creative detail.

  3. I agree, the fans were genius. Some creative thought went into this wedding, good job!

  4. I adore the use of origami.

  5. Those boutonnieres are fabulous!

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