Arran and Jack, Mistletoe and Holiday Poppers

by Jessica on December 17th, 2012 in Real Weddings | No Comments

This beautiful winter wedding really does everything right.  Arran and Jack managed to honor their cultures with beautiful wintery details, bring in some holiday cheer, and have quite a bit of fun!  I love that Lion Photography did not miss a moment, starting with the adorable trail of guests, following the bagpiper with the bride and groom leading the charge from ceremony to reception.  Once inside Callippe, guests found themselves in a scene set with beautiful silver adorned centerpieces filled with greenery with soft white flowers by Sharla Flock Designs.  Adding a bit of playfullness to the romantic centerpieces and classic grey linens, are the bright yellow holiday poppers at each seat, an homage to a family tradition celebrated by Arran and her relatives since she was a child.   Following dinner, Keith Johnson All Stars (a personal favorite of mine!)  provided the entertainment in the foyer, underneath a dramatic mistletoe overhang.  A cigar bar was set out on the terrace for moments of quietude around the firepit.

Stacey and Garen, Worth the Wait

by Jessica on December 12th, 2012 in Real Weddings | No Comments

Stacey and Garen are such an amazing couple, who had been together nearly two decades by the time we began the plans for their winter nuptuals.  In Stacey’s words, they were a “summer fling” in college, that has now spanned over half of their lifetimes, and it was so wonderful to put together this event as a celebration of their love.  Such an amazing collection of vendors worked on this wedding, bringing together the incredibly rich jewel toned flowers of Sharla Flock, (a perfect color scheme to brighten up the winter doldrums and coordinate beautifully with Callippe’s carpet) and the beautiful photography of Janae Shields.  It was a group of my favorites, and was so much fun to work on.  Stacey and Garen, I am  beyond thrilled to know you, and to have been a part of the wedding of a couple who SO deserves such a joyful day.  I have no doubt that the next several decades will bring as much love and laughter as the last two.

We’ve set the date…

by Jessica on December 5th, 2012 in Real Weddings | No Comments

For a fabulous bridal event!

I am so excited to announce that Cavallo Point will be teaming with the amazing LVL Weddings and Events to host the first Northern California version of Love Tour on February 17th, 2013 from 1-4pm.

We can’t wait for you to join us for delicious bites, champagne, and the opportunity to meet with a select few of our favorite vendors to start planning your amazing wedding (hopefully at Cavallo Point!).

Stay tuned for a list of vendors and more!

Pam and John, Winter Elegance

by Jessica on December 3rd, 2012 in Real Weddings | No Comments

When I first met Pam, we discovered almost immediately that we were both lovers of all things equestrian, and  I knew that I was going to adore her! As such, it was no surprise to me when she, with the help of the amazing Kathleen Deery at the design and floral helm, put together a wedding so beautiful it literally took my breath away.  The gorgeous furniture suite, from Kathleen’s rental collection, was just the right fit for the Verbena room, elegant and glamorous, but not too fussy.  The back half of the room, used for dining, was set with two parallel queen dining tables with pewter linens, awash in the glow of flickering candelabra light and highlighted by beautiful floral arrangements in white. I love the softness of Ken Viale’s photography, it captures the space so beautifully.

Aubrey and Tim in Style Me Pretty!

by Jessica on November 29th, 2012 in Real Weddings | No Comments

What an honor to be featured today in Style Me Pretty, for Aubrey and Tim’s gorgeous wedding.  It was such a pleasure working with this couple on their tented fete, which took place on Mission Blue Lawn, and with all of their fabulous vendors- Kathleen Deery and her amazing team, who worked their magic on the design and floral, Laura McDonald of LMM Events who did the planning, and Meg Smith who captured all of this eye candy.  I hope you will look at the beautiful post by Style Me Pretty, but I couldn’t help share a full array of shots of my own- there is just simply too much loveliness to behold with this one!


Monica and Evan, Nautical and Nice

by Jessica on November 26th, 2012 in Real Weddings | No Comments

Monica and Evan met on their college rowing team.  As such, the nautical theme matched their relationship perfectly.  Monica’s family shares their love of boats and sailing with Evan as well, and it has become a family past-time.  I love the custom knots, tied around each striped napkin, and the beautiful soft flowers, by Atelier Joya, in mercury glass, tying the navy stripes into the shimmery turquoise linens.  Monica and Evan’s wedding was a non-stop fun fest with surprises around every corner including MOB Sharon singing her toast with verses for the whole room to join in, and the bridal party organizing a flash mob to surprise the guests.  Thanks so much to Kate Harrison for capturing all of the lovely little details, it was fabulous working with you, as always!

Host your Special Event at Cavallo Point!

by Jessica on November 23rd, 2012 in Real Weddings | No Comments

We don’t just host weddings, but also birthday parties, baby showers, engagement parties, holiday parties and more!  We have plenty of available weekends in January and would love to host your soiree!  Give me a call at 415-339-4709 or email me at  for availability and rates for your special occasion!

Jessica and Jeff Featured on Style Me Pretty Today!

by Jessica on November 21st, 2012 in Real Weddings | No Comments

I am so excited to see Jessica and Jeff’s beautiful Cavallo Wedding on Style Me Pretty today.  What an honor to have this amazing blog feature this wonderful couple! For more lovely, see my original post on this event!





Jody and Ras, United Stated of Denmark

by Jessica on November 12th, 2012 in Real Weddings | No Comments

Jody and Rasmus’s wedding was so chock full of details, that it was hard to select the photos to feature in this post.  Jody is one of the most vivacious bright people I have ever met, and her adorable new husband Rasmus, was the perfect counter point.  They brought in lots of personal details, including Rasmus’s Danish background and their love of biking (during their time together they have regularly biked over the bridge to spend time at Cavallo Point).  Danish words with translations were sprinkled throughout the day on rustic handpainted wooden signs, and Jody wore handpainted Tod’s dancing shoes, with one foot painted as an American flag and one painted as a Danish flag to celebrate their theme, “The United States of Denmark”.  Jody’s favorite aqua beach cruiser was parked at the ceremony with its basket filled with Fall flowers.  Fall details were also sprinkled through with jack-o-lanterns (which they carved at their welcome party with their guests), mini pumpkins in sparkle paint for the escort cards, and lots of yellow sunflowers.  Danish wedding dinners typically take 6 hours with lots of entertainment mixed in, so we did a modified version of this- a three hour dinner in our historic chapel for their 60 guests.  The party began with guests arriving on a Mexican party bus, and ended with dancing, confetti bombs and a choreographed dance in storm trooper masks.  What a day! Coordination by Lisa McNichol of And Something Blue, and the beautiful photos captured by James Everett who was an absolute pleasure to work with.

Christine and Grant, Vivid Colors in Verbena

by Jessica on November 5th, 2012 in Real Weddings | No Comments

Christine and Grant’s wedding was photographed by the amazing Anna Kuperberg, and as such, I have been waiting excitedly for the photos, like a kid pining for Christmas ever since.  As such, I was thrilled by these beautiful photos, that so perfectly captured all of the incredibly creative details, by the very talented Stacey Dillon of Stacey and Co.  This couple planned their destination wedding from Texas, and so I recommended the idea of planting a native tree that they could then come back and visit.  They turned this simple idea into a beautiful ceremony, with burlap soil bags given to each guest to emptyonto the tree following a blessing.  The reception took place in Verbena for an intimate group of 40 guests, at one long table. Jewel tones, and beautiful metal “trees” with hanging votives set the romantic tone of the space, with succulent plants used for both place cards and guest gifts.