Jerry Yoon‘s photos of Natalie twirling on Mission Blue Lawn, may forever be my Cavallo Point go-to happy place. There is something about the sunshine, the peak-a-boo bridge view, the vast lawn and her swirling skirts, that just makes me smile. Oh, and did I mention that she is gorgeous? It was no surprise to me that this wedding would be featured on Style Me Pretty, but I am so glad that they saw what I did in this lovely wedding!
Natalie and Bob’s amazing planner, Simone Lennon, offered to write this feature post, and as I loved watching her vision come together, I thought it would be perfect if she was the one to describe it-
“I first started working with Bob and Natalie sixteen months before their wedding date. When I first met Nat for lunch, we immediately hit it off. Natalie is one of the coolest girls with the coolest diction. She’s just a fun and delightful person to be around – witty, funny, drop dead gorgeous, AND has no idea. Bob is more reserved than Nat, but is her perfect compliment – disarming, funny and very charming. Together, these two are a blast and we had an amazing time planning.
One of the most special moments was being with them during our site tour at Cavallo Point. I loved watching them fall in love with the property and having their “ah ha” moment together on the ceremony lawn overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. They hugged and looked over at me with excitement and said, “we love it”.
Over the next month or so, we put together an all-star team of vendors who each shared the same connection and style with our couple.
The next several months were spent in constant design collaboration between myself, Yasmin of Floral Theory and Natalie. Together we came up with a gorgeous color palette of peach, ivory and sapphire blue with rustic and organic, yet elegant touches. Nat is super artsy and relaxed so it was important to her that nothing was too fussy or overworked but was still beautiful and understated.
Cavallo Point was the perfect environment for it all.
The ceremony was held in Cavallo’s Mission Blue Chapel where a twenty foot ivory tulle wall was custom made from inspiration of Natalie’s gorgeous Amsale gown. It played an amazing backdrop to their simple ceremony where we lined the aisle with water and pillar candles, tons of ivory Rose petals and white Phalaenopsis Orchids.
The cocktail hour, which was held on the Mission Blue lawn, had a more rustic feel with dark wood lounge furniture and custom wine barrel bars and kiosks. We loved the deconstructed floral treatments of ivory Hydrangea, Juliet garden roses and white Parrot Tulips. The space boasts an amazing view of the Golden Gate Bridge which was a special sight for a heavily East Coast guest list who all took advantage of the natural photo-opp.
The dinner reception in Cavallo’s Callippe Room echoed the rustic romantic feeling again featuring dark wood farm tables and delicate sheer ivory runners flush with floral and lots of natural candle light. The guests dined on three delicious courses – a citrus salad with uni, heirloom potato bisque, and a duo of roasted Petrole Sole and braised short ribs. For dessert, three flavors of the best wedding cake created by Perfect Endings.
It was a magical and flawless day with an amazing couple with their very special friends and family. I wish we could do it all over again every year.
Congrats again, Bob and Nat!”