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  • Shindig Photography, Weddings, Wedding Photographer, 480 Fell St Hayes Valley San Francisco CA

    Shindig Photography

    Simply put, Jarda is just fantastic. We were extremely fortunate to have found him when looking for a photographer for our wedding. We live in Southern California and were married in our favorite city, San Francisco. Even before driving up to meet with him, we had several conversations with him and really had a good feeling after speaking with him, viewing some of his work, and listening to some of his ideas. We met on a Sunday and went to several locations which would later serve as the background for some of our pictures. We decided on also having the pictures hosted online in a slideshow which we could share with everyone who not only came to our wedding but to many who could not. Looking back now, the day went so quickly and I barely remember seeing him taking all of these wonderful pictures. Soon after, we received the email stating that our slideshow was ready and that we could view it and share it with our friends. I woke up my wife and we watched the show. From the sounds of the first note of music that plays with the pictures, it was pure magic. Tears sprung to my eyes, and my emotions surged when I was able to see parts of the day that I was not previously able to watch ( my wife getting ready, the family pictures in the chapel just before the first time I was able to see her). All of the pictures, the color, the black and white, are so crisp, so beautful, so cleverly set and joined together, it truly shows the day from start to finish. He captures emotion and those special moments that you do not ever want to forget so artistically that everytiime you look at your pictures you notice something new, be it a person in the background, a reflection in a window, or a shadow that adds just the right perspective. He has provided us with memories that will never fade away, and he has done this with professionalism and understanding. Again, he is simply fantastic.

  • Blooming Floral Design, Weddings, Housewares, Wedding Flowers, Florist, Antiques, Place to Pick up a Hostess Gift, Homegoods, 1859 34th Avenue Outer Sunset San Francisco CA

    Blooming Floral Design

    I cannot say enough good things about Kaori and Blooming Floral Design. Kaori is extremely professional, talented and understanding. When my wife and I met with her and first sat with her, we felt comfortable and confident that she would be able to design exactly what we were looking for. We told her the colors that we wanted and she proceeded to show us several examples of flowers that could be used, but she clearly stated that it would depend on what was in season and available. She took all of our parameters to heart including style, color and design. She is extremely patient and is able to design using many different techniques. I went to her shop the day before to pick up a flower for my wife's hair and was able to see some of the flowers the day before the wedding. I was entirely blown away by the design, the meticulous attention to detail, the freshness and beauty of everything. The day of our wedding Kaori and her staff were everywhere they needed to be between the chapel and the hotel for the reception. To see the flowers in place and finished absolutely took our breath away! She far exceeded any expectations we had. Even when we were driving around San Francisco for our pictures I heard people commenting how much they liked the colors my wife had chosen and the beauty of the bouquets she and her bridesmaids were carrying. The reception and cake were again outstanding as she did the centerpieces from an idea my wife had seen. Kaori mixed fruit and flowers in our centerpieces and even added a special touch of placing a small fruit on our place settings atop the napkins.. Such thought and attention to detail could be seen everywhere. I highly recommend Kaori and Blooming Floral Design for your wedding flowers. Through the process of planning a wedding, as many of you probably know or will find out, trying to address all of the details is a very nerve-racking to say the least. Besides the incredible flowers and extreme care and professionalism, Kaori provided us with one more thing that was priceless, peace of mind. Please speak with her and use Blooming Floral Design for your wedding or special event, you will be happier than you could ever imagine.

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