Last weekend we wereÂ invited toÂ Love/Make Wedding Expo, the second annual wedding show organizedÂ by what is easily San Francisco’s coolest blog The Bold ItalicÂ at the Terra GalleryÂ in downtown San Francisco.
While it has become theÂ preeminent voice on the culture of the Bay Area, The Bold Italic doesn’t usually play in the wedding space, so we had to ask: why put on a wedding show? This is what Ellen Black,Â the head of The Bold Italic’s Event and Marketing, told us:
“Seeing as the Bay Area is chock full of creative people with unique tastes and abilities, I wanted to produce an event that could really showcase the amazing talent we have here in addition to helping engaged couples connect with interesting, reliable, and inspiring vendors.”
And interesting they were! True to San Francisco’s obsession with all things hand-crafted, we found several unique vendors sporting their goods: fromÂ Knotty Co., which makes custom bow ties out of found materials (kimono, anyone?)Â toÂ ReclamationÂ Etchworks, which can elegantly etch anything onto anything to custom-made cookies.
While Love/Make featured two floors chock full of vendors, one booth was clearly the biggest hit: guests flocked to floral wreath making classes taught by florists fromÂ Home Sweet Flowers.
We saw our old friends San Francisco’s newest bridal shopÂ LOHO Bride, which we have covered in a recent blog post. We also madeÂ new friends with The Chapel, a unique restaurant/bar/event space in the hip Mission neighborhood that usedÂ to be a Â mortuary and that attracts couples that want something out of the ordinary; wedding planning siteÂ Happily Co.Â that flew out from their headquarters in LA; andÂ Stardust Vintage Rentals, an event planning and rental company out of Big SurÂ whose teepee was another big hit.
Although Love/Make had the traditional setup of a wedding show, The Bold Italic put a unique spin on itÂ by showcasing interesting local vendors.