Engaged? Spend Valentines Weekend at Cavallo Point!!

by Jessica on January 28th, 2013 in News & Events | No Comments

Engaged?  Hoping to get away for a romantic weekend for Valentines/President’s Day but no ideas of what to do?

Spend the holiday weekend at Cavallo Point with this special Love Tour Package  and enjoy a weekend of romance capped off with tickets to the Cavallo Point Love Tour on Sunday 2/17 so you can check some more items off  that wedding planning list.

I know what you are thinking.  If we spend the weekend, he isn’t going to want to come to a bridal show.  Think again! With our gentlemen’s lounge complete with cigar rolling, Trumer and Lagunitas beers and an ESPN feed, he will be entertained as well.

Arrive early and get your name on the list for a complementary make-up tutorial from Christina Choi Cosmetics, pick-up a swag bag, and enjoy a glass of Iron Horse Wedding Cuvee.  Stay for the Purple Monkey Photobooth, live music from The All Stars, and play dress-up in a selection of fabulous new dresses from And Something Blue.

With a hand-picked selection of our favorite vendors (only one in each category so you don’t get overwhelmed), our show is a one-stop-shop to help you brainstorm your special day and meet just the right people to help you pull it off, while enjoying an afternoon of food, wine and music.


Cavallo Point Love Tour- Vendor Highlight- Oye Productions!

by Jessica on January 25th, 2013 in News & Events | No Comments

We are beyond excited to announce that Oye Productions has joined the Love Tour, and will be showcasing their Cuban Cigar Rollers in the gentleman’s lounge.  We think this is such a fun addition to the show, and alongside Lagunitas and Trumer Pilsner there will be plenty of entertainment for your fiance while you make plans for your special day!  Look forward to more updates and highlights as we near the date!

For more information, and to purchase weekend packages or tickets check out our website here

Vicki and Brooks, Family and Food

by Jessica on January 23rd, 2013 in Real Weddings | No Comments

Vicki and Brooks are a couple that care about the details.  It was so fun to work with them on plans for this beautiful dinner, as we share a love of beautiful food and wine and they were careful to make this a meal their guests would rave about.  A cheese course was added, and a special venison and lobster entree created to satisfy their large game loving group.  The couples favorite wines were paired with each course.  The children were not forgotten either, with chocolate mousse mice with chocolate tails served at dessert.  This intimate wedding was a family and food focused evening filled with candlelight and laughter.  Beautiful photos captured by Silvania Difranco.

Cavallo Point Love Tour- Vendor Highlight- Lilikoi Design and Letterpress

by Jessica on January 21st, 2013 in News & Events | No Comments

We are THRILLED to announce that Lilikoi Design and Letterpress has recently joined the Love Tour, and will be showcasing their beautiful wedding invitations at our show.  We think this is the perfect paper company to include given their beautiful designs combined with a commitment to keeping the letterpress arts as environmentally friendly as possible!

For more information or to book your weekend package and/or tickets to the show click here

Tented Weddings at Cavallo Point

by Jessica on January 18th, 2013 in Design Inspiration | No Comments

Cavallo Point is so well situated amidst beautiful trees, the bay and the Golden gate Bridge, that it makes sense to take as much advantage of the setting as possible.  One way to do this, is to host your wedding or special event in a tent on our Mission Blue or Kober Lawns.  Don’t get me wrong, hosting a tented event is a LOT more work than making use of our beautiful event spaces, but for the right couple this can really be the perfect fit, and the right group of vendors can pull off a tented event flawlessly like the ones pictured here.

Cavallo Point Love Tour February 17, 1-4pm

by Jessica on January 16th, 2013 in News & Events | No Comments

Please join Cavallo Point and LVL Events for an afternoon with our favorite vendors- see amazing tabletops by Kathleen Deery Design and Wine Country Party, play in a Purple Monkey Photobooth, and get a make-up tutorial from Christina Choi Cosmetics.  Also showcasing the amazing line of designer gowns and bridesmaids dresses from the newly expanded And Something Blue bridal boutique!

Arrive early for a complimentary toast of Iron Horse Wedding Cuvee to start the afternoon off right. Additional beverages provided by One Hope, and delicious bites and wedding cake from the amazing catering team at Cavallo Point. We hope you will make it a weekend with one of our packages that includes an overnight stay and tickets to the event (The perfect Valentine’s weekend retreat).  Gentleman’s lounge sponsored by Lagunitas and Trumer Pilsner at the back, to keep him entertained while you plan for the big day!

Additional Amazing Vendors:

Boutique DJ’s

 Deja and Co

I Do Venues

Janae Shields Photography

Keith Johnson All Stars

Lilikoi Design + Letterpress

Milk Glass Vintage Rentals

TravelStore Platinum

Tutu Couture

Weddings on Film

Wine Country Party and Events


Mary and Michael, Tidewater

by Jessica on January 14th, 2013 in Real Weddings | No Comments

Mary and Michael’s wedding was a celebration of their beautiful family, and the love shows through in every photo.  They hoped to create a tropical beach vibe, incorporated within the details of the ceremony in the Mission Blue Chapel and reception in our Tidewater Room.  Kate’s Blossoms created a beautiful chuppah integrated with orchids for the ceremony.  The Tidewater, designed by Kate and the couple’s amazing planners at I Do Wedding Management, shone like never before with this lovely wedding.  The rust colored draperies were paired with a bright aqua blue, and beautiful graphic linens including both colors.  Wavy seaglass touches, sand-dollar escort cards, and drift wood table number holders brought the theme together effortlessly.  In place of a guest book, a station was set-up for guests to each write a message in a bottle for the couple.

Kari and Kevin, Classic in Creams

by Jessica on January 7th, 2013 in Real Weddings | No Comments

Kari and Kevin’s wedding was deep-intake-of-breath- at-first-sight, kind of pretty.  So pretty that it surprised me, even though I have seen hundreds of weddings.  But I shouldn’t be shocked by this.  Kari is the fabulous owner of a home design business, and her collaboration with one of my very favorite planners, Lisa McNichol of And Something Blue, yielded something very special.  The design for Verbena Room was classic, creams with an underlying tone of gold and a little bit of sparkle.  Torryne from Birch knocked the flowers out of the park with beautiful whites and natural colors adoring the queens tables.  Calligraphy details tied it all together.  Cocktails took place throughout the second floor of the restaurant building, using the exquisite table in Mariposa for a lavish cheese display.  Following the dinner in Verbena, the group moved up to Mission Blue set with gold sparkly linens with a subtle polka dot theme and beautiful lounge areas to end the evening with DJ Jason Mitchell keeping the party going.  The incredible Anna Kuperberg was on-site to record it all.

Natalie and Bob Featured on Style Me Pretty Today!

by Jessica on January 2nd, 2013 in Real Weddings | No Comments

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 HydrangeaJuliet 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!”


Rosalie and Mike

by Jessica on January 2nd, 2013 in Real Weddings | No Comments

What a better way to start the new year of blogging than with this loveliest of lovely couples.  Rosalie and Mike are truly two of the most beautiful people- inside and out- that I have ever met.  They exude warmth, kindness and fun, and I feel so very lucky to have had the opportunity to work with them on their wedding.  The amazing Melissa of A Simple Ceremony created the playful and fun floral design complete with buddahs hands, palm fronds, and paper lanterns.  I loved all of the color and joy throughout this day, mirrored by the incredible happiness of Mike and Rosalie to be marrying eachother.  This is the kind of wedding that gives you a case of the warm fuzzies that lasts for weeks.  Going through Gertrude and Mabel’s pictures of the day, I am experiencing it all over again.  Planning by the wonderful Lisa McNichol of And Something Blue.