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Lily Spruce: Events + Event Planning for Rule Breakers

Lily Spruce: Events + Event Planning for Rule Breakers We are a Bay Area-based, boutique event planning studio that plans events for rule breakers.

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You’re engaged, yay! Now what? 💍 Did you know that in the U.S. December is the peak month for popping the question? We’r...
01/21/2023

You’re engaged, yay! Now what? 💍 Did you know that in the U.S. December is the peak month for popping the question? We’re sending a huge congratulations to all the couples who said YES over the holidays! As the post-engagement bliss settles in, we understand that it can be totally overwhelming to start the planning. Luckily Lily Spruce is here to help! Head to the link in our bio to read our tips for this exciting time. Cheers to the newly affianced 💍🥂🤍

Happy Holidays from the Spruces🎄 Sending a big thank you to our Lily Spruce family— Lauren, Claire, Monique, Lorraine, M...
12/22/2022

Happy Holidays from the Spruces🎄 Sending a big thank you to our Lily Spruce family— Lauren, Claire, Monique, Lorraine, Miranda— and of course to all our amazing vendors! Cheers to another great year!

Real Wedding Wednesday | Julia + Paras | 11.05.22No power outage, and no rain could stop the wedding tour de force that ...
12/15/2022

Real Wedding Wednesday | Julia + Paras | 11.05.22

No power outage, and no rain could stop the wedding tour de force that was Julia and Paras! Everything about this wedding was community driven, and every guest considered. An Indian-Western wedding, bride Julia wowed with her details, dyeing the dinner napkins herself and coordinating with her future mother-in-law on a napkin ring project made by guests during the pre-wedding Play Day picnic. We loved the groom’s baraat, or groom entrance, the TWO extraordinary ceremony backdrops by and the well-curated whiskey-only lounge. Congratulations you two!

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Real Wedding Wednesday | Julia + Paras | 11.05.22No power outage, and no rain could stop the wedding tour de force that ...
12/15/2022

Real Wedding Wednesday | Julia + Paras | 11.05.22

No power outage, and no rain could stop the wedding tour de force that was Julia and Paras! Everything about this wedding was community driven, and every guest considered. An Indian-Western wedding, bride Julia wowed with her details, dyeing the dinner napkins herself and coordinating with her future mother-in-law on a napkin ring project made by guests during the pre-wedding Play Day picnic. We loved the groom’s baraat, or groom entrance, the TWO extraordinary ceremony backdrops by and the well-curated whiskey-only lounge. Congratulations you two!

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Venue |
Photography |
Florals |
Catering |

Testimonial Tuesday | Diane + Chris | 10.9.21Diane and Chris had to postpone their pandemic wedding twice, but it was SO...
11/23/2022

Testimonial Tuesday | Diane + Chris | 10.9.21

Diane and Chris had to postpone their pandemic wedding twice, but it was SO worth it when their ceremony and reception finally came together at the amazing . Thank you, Diane, for this Yelp review! We loved bringing your Pinterest to life and can’t wait to share more from this epic wedding! Stay tuned for a blog post, but in the meantime, swipe left to see some details 💍💙🦈

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11/20/2022

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Photos from Lily Spruce: Events + Event Planning for Rule Breakers's post
11/20/2022

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TESTIMONIAL TUESDAY 💬Big thanks to Ryan for this Yelp review! We love your love & had a blast celebrating you two! ❤️Pla...
09/27/2022

TESTIMONIAL TUESDAY 💬

Big thanks to Ryan for this Yelp review! We love your love & had a blast celebrating you two! ❤️

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Photographer | Marina Kohn of
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ALEX + ELI {09.03.22}One word for Alex and Eli: CHILL. These two were one of the most relaxed couples we've ever worked ...
09/22/2022

ALEX + ELI {09.03.22}

One word for Alex and Eli: CHILL. These two were one of the most relaxed couples we've ever worked with! Already legally married, these two wanted to party, choosing after an extensive venue search last year led by us. There were SO many highlights on this one: an official logo--a hand-drawn illustration of their beloved pooch Millie--; Alex changing from her dress into 3 (yes, 3!) other dresses, ending in matching Nikes with her new husband. Special touches like hand-poured candles made by Alex and Eli (their pandemic project/company!) and custom kid boxes (made by us), made the whole event feel special and considered. Congratulations to this amazing couple! Check out our stories for the details & BTS content from the event!

💍 Real Wedding Wednesday 💍SARAH + BRYN {07.30.22}On this sunny day in San Jose, S+B celebrated in style! The evening was...
09/01/2022

💍 Real Wedding Wednesday 💍

SARAH + BRYN {07.30.22}

On this sunny day in San Jose, S+B celebrated in style! The evening was jam packed with instagrammable elements and sentimental touches.
Most of all, Sarah + Bryn’s story is a reminder to us all: love is love is love 🏳️‍🌈❤️

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Florals |
Plants |
Lighting |
Specialty Decor |
Specialty Rentas |

Testimonial Tuesday 💬 After Leigh and Beth’s original all-inclusive venue cancelled on them 3 months before their weddin...
08/16/2022

Testimonial Tuesday 💬

After Leigh and Beth’s original all-inclusive venue cancelled on them 3 months before their wedding, we pivoted to a beautiful local farm, brought in caterers, bartenders, a full reception tent-set up and more to make this day happen.

Thank you Leigh for this glowing review on Yelp💛 We are so happy to have been a part of your wedding!

Aloha from the Spruces! Taking a much-needed break so we can better serve our clients and recharge for the rest of our 2...
08/06/2022

Aloha from the Spruces! Taking a much-needed break so we can better serve our clients and recharge for the rest of our 2022 season.

Mahalo to our team for holding it down while we’re out of office. See you on the other side soon 🌺🏄🏻‍♀️🌈

💍 Real Wedding Wednesday 💍CHAD + RICK {6.05.22}Despite cloudy skies and forecasted rain, this couple’s love shone throug...
07/27/2022

💍 Real Wedding Wednesday 💍

CHAD + RICK {6.05.22}

Despite cloudy skies and forecasted rain, this couple’s love shone through every aspect of the evening, from the emotional ceremony to the barn party reception❤️Congratulations to the happy couple! Check out our reels & stories for some BTS content from the event!

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💍 Real Wedding Wednesday 💍MAYA + IAN (10/15/21)Besides graphic design, bride Maya dances for fun, so she decided to add ...
07/14/2022

💍 Real Wedding Wednesday 💍

MAYA + IAN (10/15/21)

Besides graphic design, bride Maya dances for fun, so she decided to add a dance routine to her wedding day. Flanked by her dance troupe, she performed in the most amazing beaded bustier + blazer combo🤩 Groom Ian was grinning from ear to ear and the crowd went NUTS!! Easily a Top 10 moment in our 14 years!

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Here’s to freedom… to love whomever you want. Long may that right reign. Photo
07/05/2022

Here’s to freedom… to love whomever you want. Long may that right reign.

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Cheers to the dads! To their jokes, roasts, and toasts at all the weddings we’ve seen and heard in our 14 years. As a te...
06/19/2022

Cheers to the dads! To their jokes, roasts, and toasts at all the weddings we’ve seen and heard in our 14 years.

As a team we love witnessing the small moments, glances, and hugs and just immense PRIDE of parents as their children celebrate this wonderful milestone of union.

Happy Father’s Day to all!

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These cuties Chad and Rick rehearsing for tomorrow!
06/05/2022

These cuties Chad and Rick rehearsing for tomorrow!

No more empty words and empty promises. We can all agree that this doesn’t need to happen.
05/26/2022

No more empty words and empty promises. We can all agree that this doesn’t need to happen.

Happy 5th Birthday to our Little Spruce, Beatrice. Planning, signage, and decor by us, natch 😝
03/27/2022

Happy 5th Birthday to our Little Spruce, Beatrice.

Planning, signage, and decor by us, natch 😝

And just like that… we logged our first event of 2023 with a 220-person sit down gala for !Back in the saddle and ready ...
03/21/2022

And just like that… we logged our first event of 2023 with a 220-person sit down gala for !

Back in the saddle and ready for more events to celebrate art, life, and love!

Shoutout to all our amazing event partners helping to raise funds for this amazing, SF non-profit.

Please do yourself a favor and head to their shows. You won’t regret it!

Planning
Catering
Venue
Lighting
Rentals
After Party

Our team is so excited for A and E’s fall wedding at this fantastic venue.First though—can we talk about this ceiling?(T...
01/28/2022

Our team is so excited for A and E’s fall wedding at this fantastic venue.

First though—can we talk about this ceiling?

(Thanks to Vivian today at our site visit.)

From our Lily Spruce family to yours, wishing you all the joy, peace, and love. Our team capped our year with a holiday ...
12/20/2021

From our Lily Spruce family to yours, wishing you all the joy, peace, and love.

Our team capped our year with a holiday champagne brunch and show (we’re planning their spring gala and are so dang excited!).

✨ Meet your magic makers ✨

LORRAINE (black hat): our resident venue expert and coordinator.

MONELLE (yellow beret): our resident shuttle schedule guru and senior coordinator

MICHELLE: resident designer and custom fabricator

JO: resident graphic designer, floor plans expert

(Missing: Nicky, our ops coordinator; Claire, a coordinator and Monique, a senior coordinator and resident catering logistics guru.)

In deep gratitude for all these ladies and our clients, who made our 13th wedding season such a memorable one.

Bought this contage ornament tree earlier this afternoon for tonight’s party, and it’s holding court almost as a shrine ...
12/12/2021

Bought this contage ornament tree earlier this afternoon for tonight’s party, and it’s holding court almost as a shrine to remember SEVENTEEN EVENTS IN ONE SEASON.

That’s an all-time record for us in 12 years. It was a lot, but it’s all done.

Tonight, we get to celebrate us.

Shout out to our whole crew this season: Lorraine, Nicky, Monique, Monelle, Claire, Cala, Tow, Michelle, and Jo—the badassery of you all was, and is, a sight to behold. 🙏🏽

Happy 48th Anniversary today to Mama and Papa Spruce!
12/09/2021

Happy 48th Anniversary today to Mama and Papa Spruce!

Levitating. This second-to-the-last-wedding of 2021 had us beyond. Leigh and Beth are the real deal. We are absolutely f...
11/23/2021

Levitating.

This second-to-the-last-wedding of 2021 had us beyond. Leigh and Beth are the real deal. We are absolutely floating from the high frequency of their love! Intentional, spiritual, and emotional, we were gobsmacked at the level of care and detail they both took to express their lives and loved. Stay tuned y’all. The details are killer!

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Loving this shot by  and seeing the detail and craftsmanship of a  gown. Plus, we love all the different expressions of ...
10/31/2021

Loving this shot by and seeing the detail and craftsmanship of a gown. Plus, we love all the different expressions of the groomsmen!

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HMUA | .luskhmua
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Rentals |
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Pampas grass and arches all day errrryday. Congratulations to Maya and Ian! Truly  Florals |  Coordination |
10/16/2021

Pampas grass and arches all day errrryday. Congratulations to Maya and Ian! Truly

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Coordination |

Picturing First Look right here! We are so excited to be back working. Can you tell??! What wedding moments are you exci...
05/15/2021

Picturing First Look right here! We are so excited to be back working. Can you tell??! What wedding moments are you excited about?

Really looking forward to this view in July for J & J’s wedding. We’re back in the saddle, baby!
05/15/2021

Really looking forward to this view in July for J & J’s wedding. We’re back in the saddle, baby!

As a Filipina and Asian American business owner, I am absolutely saddened by the recent spate of hate crimes and violenc...
03/19/2021

As a Filipina and Asian American business owner, I am absolutely saddened by the recent spate of hate crimes and violence against my sisters and brothers.

Despite our successes and contributions to history and society, we now have targets on our backs. And it’s getting worse.

This is happening regardless of everything we are told early on—to blend in and let our character, and not our color, precede us.

So we work hard. Prove ourself. Work harder. Be better. Even the best. And because of these things and achievements, perhaps no one will see your brown skin because girl, you are blending in. Or so you think.

We need your allyship. Your rage. Your dollars to fight. Your petitions.

As the actor Daniel Dae Kim said recently: “Humanity still matters.”

Who will stand with us?

Hopeful and wonderful graphic by —thank you!

I’m a womanPhenomenally.Phenomenal woman,   That’s me.- Maya AngelouThis is our dream team! And in honor of Internationa...
03/08/2021

I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,   
That’s me.
- Maya Angelou

This is our dream team! And in honor of International Women’s Month, we’re going to be introducing you to each of them: Onika, our admin assistant and assistant coordinators, and our lead coordinators Monelle and Claire.

We’re able to deliver ease, joy, and seamless event days for our clients because these women are phenomenal on so many levels.

They show up in so many ways, and we are so lucky to have them on our team!

These fun, handmade pins arrived just in time for Valentine’s Day! Our team will be wearing them on our lapels this seas...
02/15/2021

These fun, handmade pins arrived just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Our team will be wearing them on our lapels this season, reminding us all that love can conquer a pandemic!

Is also a reminder to you all to support small, BIPOC businesses like ours and the maker of these pins, .

As a 100% minority-owned business and helmed by me, an Asian American, Pinay woman, all business that comes our way supports my family and my passion to help others on one of the most important days of their lives.

To see the recent violence against Asian Americans means that not everyone welcomes us, and that prejudice and hate roam freely, even in the liberal-minded Bay Area where we are headquartered.

I don’t pretend to have the answers but what I do know is that kindness can prevail, and that you can do your part to call out racism and micro aggressions against us in your workplaces, in schools, and social circles. Take a minute to understand. Take a minute to speak up.

💗

Excited to have just booked M + I for their October wedding in Mill Valley. Fun fact: our founder Genevieve grew up in n...
02/02/2021

Excited to have just booked M + I for their October wedding in Mill Valley.

Fun fact: our founder Genevieve grew up in neighboring Tiburon, and was a frequent visitor to Mill Valley, spending time in the original Banana Republic store back when it sold safari-themed clothes (uh huh, yes they did!), doing microfiche research (Google it) at the public library, and picking out stickers at Two Neat.

Mill Valley is MUCH changed from the 90s, but unchanged are all the old growth redwoods that envelope this gem of a town. So it’s always a treat when the personal and professional melt together.

This is going to be a special one, to be sure. Give us all the forested celebrations and you’ve found us in our happy place!

Photo from her client’s wedding (not from ours but we loved this gorgeous pic)

We are thrilled to coordinate V + A’s wedding this spring at ! Crossing 🤞🏽and manifesting all the positive vibes ✨
01/17/2021

We are thrilled to coordinate V + A’s wedding this spring at ! Crossing 🤞🏽and manifesting all the positive vibes ✨

We are absolutely THRILLED on many levels to have booked two wedding this week! Starting with this San Francisco culinar...
11/07/2020

We are absolutely THRILLED on many levels to have booked two wedding this week! Starting with this San Francisco culinary favorite in the heart of the South of Market neighborhood.

We love great food and so many of our clients. will serve as our reception and we cannot wait to be sitting fireside soon. Those moody, , industrial vibes!

The weather is definitely turning in the Bay Area and it’s all about huge.

Tell us... what are your favorite fireplace hangouts? We love the fireplaces at these amazing venues , and the gems Log Cabin and Golden Gate Club.

Your turn!

Whatever side you’re on, please vote! Image by
11/03/2020

Whatever side you’re on, please vote! Image by

Congratulations to our lovely couple, Joyce + Henry. They have the very distinct honor of being our first wedding of 202...
10/15/2020

Congratulations to our lovely couple, Joyce + Henry. They have the very distinct honor of being our first wedding of 2020!

After months of rescheduled weddings, it felt great to be back schlepping all the things, ticking "done" on to-do list items in the run-up, and going vendor to vendor asking if they had what they needed. Even though the wedding was 8 guests (due to San Francisco's highly restrictive social gatherings mandates), their wedding was both simple, and yet, challenging.

Though micro, this wedding was.. still a wedding. Did we go through our checklist of things in the weeks and days prior? Did we have extra meetings to ensure the nature of a Zoom wedding would go off without a hitch (sorry, we had to)? Did we have to pack umbrellas to shield the violinist and cellist from some unseasonal fog? Yep yep yep.

But there was utter beauty in its simplicity. A bridal walk to "Moon River." An Instax guest book right next to hand sanitizer and wet wipes. Toasts from virtual guests through a Bluetooth speaker. And a cake set up just for a photo opp (but not to eat--no food consumption allowed onsite!).

Stripped of all that comes with weddings--favors, programs, es**rt cards, table numbers, sit-down dinners, wild dancing, dessert bars--the essence of this intimate day, was about two people who love each other very, very much.

In the great surround of redwoods, we were so very moved to be a part of their day, in the most bizarre and yet wondrous of times.

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Violinist: Chloe Allen, [email protected]
Venue: Redwood Grove,

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08/06/2019

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✨Thank you to all who attended our Smuin Ballet 2022 Gala last night! After 3 years, we were finally able to host this event at the San Francisco Design Center Galleria Events again! We are so grateful for the support and love that we felt from our gracious friends & donors — thank you for being a part of our family!

Special thanks to McCalls Catering & Events, Lily Spruce: Events + Event Planning for Rule Breakers, San Francisco Design Center Galleria Events, and Drew Altizer Photography for helping to make this night unforgettable! As well as our after party caterers Media Noche & Rocko's Ice Cream Tacos!
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On Sunday 10/5, Anthem will be leading “The Road Map: From Practicing to Established and Beyond” where attendees will walk away with a better understanding of how to build their personal brand and expand their network, generate new revenue, and help maximize audience development.

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