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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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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 @smuinballet!Back in the saddl...
03/21/2022

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

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 @lilyspruce
Catering @mccallssf
Venue @sfgalleriaevents
Lighting @jl_imagination
Rentals @hensleyeventresources
After Party @medianochesf @rockosicecreamtacos

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 @smuinballet 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 @boovaradesigns

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!

Photo: @cisforcristal

Loving this shot by @gretchengause and seeing the detail and craftsmanship of a @verawang gown. Plus, we love all the di...
10/31/2021

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

Venue | @rusfarmweddings
Full Planning | @lilyspruce
HMUA | @rachel.luskhmua @marisaperel
Floral | @rito_ito
Catering | @girlandthefig
DJ | @caliberdjs
Rentals | @encoreeventsrentals
Signage + Styling | @nickithewolfe
Videography | @amorinmotion
Shuttle | @pure_luxury_transportation

Pampas grass and arches all day errrryday. Congratulations to Maya and Ian! Truly #alovelikenoother Florals | @rare_spar...
10/16/2021

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

Florals | @rare_sparrow
Coordination | @lilyspruce

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 @asiadraws—thank you! #stopaapihate

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, @shopneutralground.

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 @jasmineleephoto 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 @ravenswoodmansion! Crossing 🤞🏽and manifesting all the posi...
01/17/2021

We are thrilled to coordinate V + A’s wedding this spring at @ravenswoodmansion! 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. @25lusk will serve as our reception and we cannot wait to be sitting fireside soon. Those moody, #scandi, 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 @sfswedenborgian, and the @presidiosf gems Log Cabin and Golden Gate Club.

Your turn!

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

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

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.

Month Of Coordination: @lilyspruce
Photography: @simone_anne_photography
Videography: @jarami_bond
Flowers: @bewilderfloral
Cake: @migoodiesbakesale
Violinist: Chloe Allen, [email protected]
Venue: Redwood Grove, @sfbotanicalgarden

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We might be biased but Margot Robbie is our best dressed Oscars pick. In Chanel Haute Couture—sigh. #agirlcanonlydream
03/06/2018

We might be biased but Margot Robbie is our best dressed Oscars pick. In Chanel Haute Couture—sigh. #agirlcanonlydream

When it comes to hearts and flowers, our girl @amandavidmar knows how to bring it for our clients! Happy Valentine's Day...
02/14/2017

When it comes to hearts and flowers, our girl @amandavidmar knows how to bring it for our clients! Happy Valentine's Day from our team to you. Eat all the chocolate and sweets ya want! Calories don't count today 😘

Dear Friends: Need a quiet place to write, meet clients, do consults? @buenalane_photography (who took this photo) and I...
02/11/2017

Dear Friends: Need a quiet place to write, meet clients, do consults? @buenalane_photography (who took this photo) and I are looking for a subleaser to go permanent for our Mission District space. For more details visit tinyurl.com/missionsub or email me for more info, [email protected].

Pies make our day! Especially as part of a dessert table. These beauts by @bigsurbakery | Flowers @christinemcater | Pho...
01/24/2017

Pies make our day! Especially as part of a dessert table. These beauts by @bigsurbakery | Flowers @christinemcater | Photo @marbleryephoto | Full planning, design + signage @lilyspruce. Happy #nationalpieday

These two. Whatever side of the fence you stand on, no one can dispute their passion and dedication to this country, or,...
01/11/2017

These two. Whatever side of the fence you stand on, no one can dispute their passion and dedication to this country, or, to each other. Thank you, Mr. President and First Lady. #michelleobama #barackobama #michelleandbarryforever

Just one more.. pure lilac fantasy on Hailee Stenfield in custom Vera Wang. #goldenglobes
01/09/2017

Just one more.. pure lilac fantasy on Hailee Stenfield in custom Vera Wang. #goldenglobes

Long live the original supermodels! Starting with the one and only Naomi Campbell in Atelier Versace. Who was best dress...
01/09/2017

Long live the original supermodels! Starting with the one and only Naomi Campbell in Atelier Versace. Who was best dressed tonight at the #goldenglobes?

It's got STARS! We love this one too by Valentino on Emma Stone. #goldenglobes
01/09/2017

It's got STARS! We love this one too by Valentino on Emma Stone. #goldenglobes

A closer look at Lily Collins's punk/glam/goth hair and makeup. We ❤.
01/09/2017

A closer look at Lily Collins's punk/glam/goth hair and makeup. We ❤.

In a break from the parade of pastels, metallic and deep V-neck gowns, pregnant Natalie Portman looking every bit Jackie...
01/09/2017

In a break from the parade of pastels, metallic and deep V-neck gowns, pregnant Natalie Portman looking every bit Jackie O. with this #Prada number at the #goldenglobes.

One of our fave actresses from childhood, Drew Barrymore in #moniquelhuillier at the #goldenglobes.
01/09/2017

One of our fave actresses from childhood, Drew Barrymore in #moniquelhuillier at the #goldenglobes.

Felicity Jones got the pink memo for #goldenglobes. In #gucci, natch.
01/09/2017

Felicity Jones got the pink memo for #goldenglobes. In #gucci, natch.

Lily Collins out of the gate at the #GoldenGlobes in Zuhair Murad! Lovely front, even more stunning back...
01/08/2017

Lily Collins out of the gate at the #GoldenGlobes in Zuhair Murad! Lovely front, even more stunning back...

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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! #smuinballet 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!
We’re excited to have Anthem Salgado of Art Of Hustle: Where Art Meets Entrepreneurship leading a Sunday Workshop at Entrepinays Summit! Anthem is our one EntrePINOY speaker that will be teaching at Summit, mainly because his business planning workshop is SO amazing that we wanted to share it with more people! Anthem has also helped coach many #Entrepinays through Art of Hustle like Lily Spruce: Wedding and Event Planning & Papalodown Agency As a small business coach and communications specialist with @artofhustle, Anthem provides valuable guidance through 1:1 coaching as well as workshop facilitation to end the cycle of burnout and redundancy so common in solopreneurship, arts, and small business to create a new culture of success. 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. Individual Sunday Summit passes are available for those who are unable to attend the whole weekend! Buy your tickets at entrepinays.com/summit2019.