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Retro Glam Rockstar Wedding

Posted in // Inspiration & Press, by Mel Willis Phillip-Kari-Wedding-Photo310

We ended the summer with a BANG! The couple, Kari & Phillip, took over the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, CA to steal the show! The wedding was set in the Regency’s historic ballroom. Over 6,000 square feet of stage and floor were transformed into a sea of fresh flowers, vintage furniture, and happy guests.

Mid-Century Modern Wedding Inspiration

Posted in // Inspiration & Press, by Kate Wilkinson pbv_mid_century_modern_lounge_bouquet

There’s something so striking about the simplicity of early 60s style. It’s a look I’ve always loved, and it makes me very happy when I see our mid-century pieces being put to good use! The images below, shot by Danielle Poff, are some of my favorite ever. I hope you love them too!

Organic Watercolor Wedding Inspiration

Posted in // Inspiration & Press, by Kate Wilkinson organic_watercolor_wedding_inspiration_sunset

As the fall wedding season comes to an end, I just have to share this beautiful photoshoot from Taralynn Lawton, which features our pieces wrapped in autumnal watercolor hues. The incredible location is Panther Beach, near Santa Cruz, California. Below are some of my favorite shots; they just remind me of what a special (and …

Stable Cafe San Francisco Wedding Inspiration

Posted in // Inspiration & Press, by Kate Wilkinson stable_cafe_sf_wedding_inspiration_heart

San Francisco’s Stable Cafe is set deep into the heart of the Mission District, and not only is it an amazing little cafe, it also has the most beautiful, tranquil garden (sprinkled with succulents from Lila B Designs). We have provided furniture for a number of events at the cafe, so I thought I’d share …

Love/Make, A Wedding Expo by The Bold Italic

Posted in // Shows and Expos, by Kate Wilkinson love_make_bold_italic_booth_2

Last Sunday was the Bold Italic’s amazing wedding expo in San Francisco, called Love/Make. It was always going to be something a little different (even the slogan was ‘The Indie Wedding Expo For People Who Hate Wedding Expos’). Fifty unique vendors were there (including us!), and together we presented something that was alternative, …

Beachside Arboretum Shoot

Posted in // Inspiration & Press, by Kate Wilkinson beachside_arboretum_shoot_home

Set on a twisty hill overlooking a dramatic Pacifica beach, Shelldance Orchid Gardens is an unusual and very picturesque nursery (and, luckily for us, event space). A few months ago we took one of our vintage dining tables to Shelldance, along with some French bistro chairs and our ever-fun cake table, the Chickadee. The resulting …

Equestrian Winter Wedding Inspiration

Posted in // Inspiration & Press, by Kate Wilkinson equestrian_winter_wedding_inspiration_dovekie

There’s something extra romantic about a winter wedding. Maybe it’s the muted light, or just the idea that you can keep each other warm if necessary! We’ve always wanted to capture some of that feeling with a winter photo shoot. So we were absolutely thrilled to head down to Devine Ranch in Aptos for this …

Romantic Fall Bridal Portraits

Posted in // Inspiration & Press, by Kate Wilkinson romantic_fall_bridal_portraits_home_page

A belated happy new year everyone! I have the best excuse for not writing any posts for a while … the last couple of months at Pieces by Violet have been c-r-a-z-y. In between supplying the furniture for lots of holiday parties, we’ve been sourcing, restoring, refinishing and reupholstering our spring 2015 collection, plus, we’ve …