Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront Photo Shoot

This job comes with some pretty awesome opportunities!

This year we were asked to help The Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront in Burlingame with a large full production photo shoot for their stunning newly remodeled ballroom.

This ballroom is gorgeous on its own with two LED accent walls that can dramatically change the entire room with a flick of a switch.

The always-fabulous Ingela of Ingela Floral amazed us once again with purple and pink flowers with a touch of green accents.

Silver laquer chargers and raspberry napkins  from The Stuart Rental Company decorated the tables as well.

The Hilton’s chandeliers finished off the elegant atmosphere while adding a lot of class to the space.

We were able to work with Los Angeles based photographer Dylan Patrick of Dylan Patrick Photography.

Here is the end product of our fun and memorable day!

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Twists to the ‘Normal Bride’

We always love to hear when our bride’s come up with great ways to personalize their vision. We’ve seen so many wonderful unique touches and alternatives to wedding norms, starting with how the bride envisions herself on her day… here are some of our favorites!

1. Non-white wedding dresses

Love love love! How beautiful is this Lazaro blush tone wedding gown? Whether it be a light blush alternative or a daring blue accent, you’re sure to turn heads!

2. Bling bouquets

Bling and brooch bouquets are stunning. This one designed by Bling Bouquet (blingedbouquet.com) is simply gorgeous! Not only are they elegant, but they can also be custom created. They offer a great chic and modern twist.

3. Footless Sandals


On such a wonderful day, the last thing a bride wants to worry about is her feet hurting. Although this new trend is wonderful for a beach wedding, it could also work for the reception or many other venues. Anything to make a bride feel more comfortable and carefree should definitely be considered! These beauties can be found here.

4.Flower Jewelry


Yes, you read it correctly. Flower jewelry is a thing, and we are obsessed! If you want the perfect fresh cut flower that lasts forever as a memory from your day, this is the best choice. Realflowerjewelry.com is the creator of these stunning orchid earrings below.

5. New Ceremony Rituals – Handfasting


Handfasting is an old Pagan custom, dating back to the time of the ancient Celts. This sweet ritual binds you and your loved one right around the time you give your vows. It’s the perfect way to represent your personal infinity.

6. Alternatives to Bouquet and Garter tosses – Finding The Longest Love

What’s more sweet than having the best example of love encourage you on your own day? Instead of tossing your bouquet, look for the couple in the room that has been married the longest and hand that bouquet to them. What a great way to honor them as well!

7. Midnight Snack Bar

6 All that dancing and celebrating can get you and your guests hungry. Why not give them some snacks? From popcorn bars to donuts, this little addition to your day can make all the difference in the happiness of your guests! Weddingbycolor.com came up with this awesome cookies and milk treat.

8. Choreographed Dances

Whether it be the bridal party, first dance, or father/daughter dance, why not have some fun with it? This is one of the only chances you’ll get, so make it as worthwhile as you’d like!

9. Non-tent Structures

7Having that wedding outside? Why not consider using styled drapery instead? With a bit of décor, the place can go from normal to elegant and refined!

10. No more sitting!


Is your ceremony short and sweet? Consider having your guests stand with you and become active participants in your vows! This stunning photo from Wedding Planner Magazine captures this stunning concept.


Have a great idea you’d like to share with us? Send us a message and you could be featured on our blog!

Pantone Color of the Year 2014



Last year’s Pantone color of the year, Emerald Green was chosen to inspire growth and renewal. This year’s choice will uplift and enhance the growth found from last.

Radiant Orchid (18-3224) is the choice for color of the year set forth by Pantone Inc.

This shade of purple, “inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. It is considered to be a contrast to last year’s Emerald green although it is not a standard shade of red that one might expect.

“People associate purple with creativity and originality – and those are very valued today. We see words like that being used to describe technologies and products that are seen as innovative and with an approach you haven’t tried before,” says Eiseman.

This color is great for outdoor weddings as it is a compliment for olive tones and deep hunter greens. It would also be great for those getting married in the spring because the light yellows and turquoise tones often seen that time of year are fantastic when seen next to it.

If you are not a fan of super vibrant and bright colors but still want that pop of color, radiant orchid can be just the color for you as it also compliments shades of beige, gray and taupe without overpowering them.

How do they come up with the color of the year? Well, “The choice is influenced by movies in production, fashion runways, traveling exhibitions, new artists, technology, travel hot spots, sports and other socio-economic conditions.” -Chicago Tribune.

For more on Pantone’s choice for color of the year or other great colors to inspire you and get those innovative juices flowing, please click here.

Divine Affairs Event Design looks forward to using the Pantone Color of the Year in 2014!