|[wheels up. here we go!]|
- first & foremost: BRIDAL GOWN FITTING @ AMY KUSCHEL'S STUDIO
- tend to a few other wedding details
- love on, hug, and laugh with my li'l sis
- love on, hug, and play with my niece
- eat splendidly
here's a recap of the trip's first few missions:
we arrived at Amy Kuschel's studio in downtown SF early saturday morning bearing coffee. much to our surprise, we were greeted by champagne cocktails + red velvet cupcakes. the salon was abuzz with activity, giggles, + oohs & ahhs from the doting entourages. it was a glorious saturday at the bridal salon! we're not talking andre, either. the good stuff, from Mumm Napa Vineyards. as in, the beautiful vineyard where co-workers got engaged this summer. as in, what the SF Giants sprayed all over their clubhouse when they clinched the 2010 world series championship. as in, the bottle bubbly hubs + i sipped (chugged) on valentine's 2011. the good stuff.
|[we're in the right place!]|
|[really loved the art deco mirrored tables throughout the studio. similar to some we saw at z gallerie the next day.]|
sister looked amazing in her not-quite-yet-hers dress. they're changing the neckline + using a different organza, but she was a glowing bride-to-be regardless.
after another cocktail, we tried a few veils on her noggin'. beeeeeyutifooooooool! there were some great other accessories that beckoned our attention, too.
|[bedazzling rainbow of sashes at amy kuschel]|
once dress-up was over, we headed around the corner to Britex Fabrics to peruse the wares. there's an entire floor devoted to ribbon + trim. swoon. we found some ribbon to match the "midnight" invitation envelopes she'd scored on clearance. oddly enough the envelopes were actually a perfect match to dark pewter ribbon--not the midnight blue persuasion. the plan is to wrap the ribbon around the letterpress invitations.
|[glorious wall o' ribbon]|
then, we headed to the ferry building for a little farmer's market sampling. a nibble here, a nibble there. yum, yum, yum. all that sampling made us hungry, so we split a grilled cheese sammich + a dozen oysters paired with chardonnay...though the oysters were the size of a nickle.
|[the sf ferry building farmers market. at least the snow forecast was wrong.]|
|[bundled up by the bay bridge]|
|[sister bride-to-be with the nickle-sized oysters. note how the lemon wedge dwarfs the tiny sucker!]|
|[freshly baked loaves @ acme bread co]|