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...and photobooth (thanks to the self-managing photobooth apps you can now easily download and then customize to your liking).
Soon after I got engaged, I found the only off-white dress sold at a local vintage shop (that happened to fit me) and the choice inspired the ‘50s theme for our day. My talented mom made some alterations to the dress by adding a blue ribbon belt that she embellished with ‘50s jewels. She also sewed on a petticoat lined with a blue ribbon to match the belt and to complete the flirty retro look. I don’t wear dresses much these days, but find old-fashioned ones that define the waist to be feminine and quite flattering. Sticking to eating lots of grass-fed meats and seasonal cooked and fermented veggies over the years has helped keep my waist trim, so I embrace wearing what I love. :)
|San Francisco wedding photographer: Sasha Photography|
You could say that the menu I chose for the wedding is vintage as well. I hired Chef Simone of Zenbelly Organic Catering after having attended one of her very tasty popups in February and looks like she has another one coming up this month - check here! She is local to SF and understands the needs of a Paleo bride, making it easy to compile a delicious menu consisting of traditional food made from quality, locally sourced ingredients sans fillers (gluten) and industrial oils. Just take a look, starting with hors d’oeuvres:
...horseradish cream and whitefish over latkes,
...beets and goat cheese on gluten-free crostini (from Mariposa Baking Company),
...and grain-free crackers with liver pate.
On top of that my family procured other traditional appetizers typical of a Russian/Jewish kitchen: pickled cucumbers/tomatoes/cabbage, smoked fish, egg roe and crepes, cow tongue (source: Brandon Natural Beef), and gefilte fish. Here is a pic of leftovers from the next day.
It was a showcase of the best local, seasonal, organic food. Exactly how I’ve been eating and what I’ve been treating my family and friends to for a while. In case you didn’t notice earlier in the post - favors that served as table placements were of Jerky Chews. How else to get your brand out there, other than through personal samples? Shameless marketing :)