At 11stories we create custom books that capture and celebrate love stories. Owner Elisabeth loves helping couples celebrate their love in a unique and timeless way. “I’ve always been a romantic at heart. And I’m always the person at the cocktail party who asks not “what do you do?” but “how did you meet?” Because more often than not, the response is a great story!”
So how does it work? We sit together for two hours, settled into a comfy couch, and I ask you both to tell your story. What were your first impressions of each other? What was it that made you fall in love? What quirks do you love, and what might you want to change about each other?! You take turns sharing the stories of how you met, how you got engaged, and other fun details. I capture your banter, how you talk with and over each other, how you may challenge or laugh at or disagree with one another.
I capture your voices and organize your story, in your own words, into a custom-designed book. I incorporate your favorite snapshots, your engagement photos, your wedding invite – any details you wish to include to personalize your book. Your book arrives, professionally printed and tied with a silver ribbon, ready to be displayed at your wedding. A perfect way to share your story with friends and family.
Celebrate your love story!
Rebecca Beardsley is a San Francisco native, and a veteran stylist in the Greater Bay Area and beyond. She not only brings 30 years experience, but a demeanor that sets you at ease immediately. Whether the bride desires a soft and natural look, or a dramatic, high fashion statement, or anything in between, Rebecca brings her passion for finishing hair. She can be seen styling hair behind the scenes at New York City fashion week (NYFW), sure to bring back the latest in wedding hairstyles.
Oakland Bakes creates unique custom cakes using only seasonal, organic, and locally sourced ingredients, and never using fondant or artificial dyes. Oakland Bakes offers a fresh, seasonal menu, using only the finest organic produce available from local farms. After years of working in East Bay bakeries, Brittany Howlett and Kelsi Seid formed Oakland Bakes to produce creative cake flavors and designs for the Bay Area. Weddings are their favorite!
The business focus behind ‘Nikol Elaine’ is to reveal the client’s natural beauty by way of flawless skin, bright eyes and false lashes.
Nikol’s immense love for art and photography helped to create a passion for her work, and through the application of this ART she developed a greater understanding of how to enhance and refine natural beauty.
Nikol pursued professional training with MAC Cosmetics,which lead her into a world of brushes, color and no bounds. Nikol obtained her cosmetology license from the state of California in 2003 and launched her own successful business a few years later.
‘Nikol Elaine Makeup Artistry’ was founded in 2006 and is based in the San Francisco bay area. Business flexibility allows Nikol Elaine to bring her creativity to her clients’ location.
Maddie, the West Coast half of Hart & Sol, genuinely believes that each and every one of the clients she works with is a unique mofo badass, so the last thing she wants to do is make you all look the same or make you do things that don’t feel authentic to who you are. At the end of the day she just wants you to be able to look on the photos taken during your wedding and think to yourself, “Damn, that day was amazing.” And then maybe even, “Good God, we looked hot.”
Schultz Press is run by Lisa Schultz, a marketing and graphic design professional who fell in love with letterpress during a graphic design history class. It has been her dream come true to be able to make this love into a business. She is here to create whatever you may need. Custom designed wedding invitations, business cards, thank you cards, birth announcements, you name it.
The Wedding Party was opened by Jennifer Colgan and Clara Petit, in 2001, as an alternative to the standard bridesmaid dress – not reusable and not particularly fun to wear! The dresses are selected with a ready to wear sensibility, keeping them current and wearable. The bridal collection is thoughtfully curated, featuring gowns from vintage to modern, with lots in between. It’s a perfect match for Bay Area brides looking to create their own vibe. Jennifer and Clara love helping brides create their unique look, giving The Wedding Party a wonderfully diverse portfolio.