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.

Photo Inspiration: Grass

by Jessica on November 7th, 2012 in Design Inspiration | No Comments

I know what you are thinking.  Grass?  But Cavallo Point has some extraordinary grass.  There is nothing more beautiful then our rock-star brides who lay down in their brightest white in the no-mow (that’s right, those long luscious locks of green are only mowed every few months) for a stunner of a photo-op.  Or for the truly adventurous, take a mini hike up to Battery Yates, and stop for some beautiful pics in our amber waves of grain with views of the city and the GGB hovering in the background.

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.

Cavallo Point Featured on Andrew Weeks Blog!

by Jessica on November 2nd, 2012 in Real Weddings | No Comments

That an honor it is to be featured on the website of the fabulous Andrew Weeks this morning!  Andrew is one of my absolute favorite photographers, and is not just talented, but also an amazingly nice guy.  I have had the pleasure of working with him and his team on several weddings in the past couple of years (including some photos below!) and am always blown away by the beautiful work he produces.  I hope you enjoy this lovely feature on Cavallo as much as I did!

http://www.andrewweeksphotography.com/blog/vendor-highlight-cavallo-point-the-lodge-at-the-golden-gate/

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Candice and Dan, Festive Fall

by Jessica on October 31st, 2012 in Real Weddings | No Comments

What better way is there to jump into November, than with a truly festive and fun Fall wedding.  Candice and Dan embraced the season fully, with beautiful red, rust and brown flowers by Not Just Flowers, accented with adorable tin pails filled with seasonal bounty like apples, and whole walnuts.  Their wedding cake was accented with fall leaves and tiny pumpkins (actually peppers!) Fall flavors were also incorporated into the day such a their cake which was two flavors- apple with caramel buttercream and pumpkin with creamcheese filling, and a candy station complete with house-made pumpkin seed brittle. What a beautiful way to celebrate their relationship and the season! DJ Jason from Quantum Music kept the party going and  Hewitt Photography captured the day.

Cavallo Point on I Do Venues

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

Feeling so thrilled at the beautiful blog post on I Do Venues, this week, featuring Cavallo Point’s catering.  I am so proud of the wonderful food I am fortunate enough to represent and thrilled that it is being shared! Thanks to the wonderful ladies at I Do Venues!

Rehearsal Dinner Idea: Crab Feed

by Jessica on October 24th, 2012 in Design Inspiration | No Comments

Besides our amazingly cozy cold weather vibe, and the excuse to snuggle up to the one you love, another great reason to host a winter wedding at the Lodge is CRAB SEASON.   San Francisco is known for its crab, and what could be more fun than hosting your guests for a good ol’ fashioned crab feed? I love the use of red and white checkered linens on queens tables with picnic benches shown here in our Verbena Room.  Or, add visual interest with newspaper or craftpaper table runners perfect for an interactive crab display. Finish the table with metal buckets for shells and lots of candlelight and get to crackin’!  Photos by Sarah Peet Photography.

Photo Inspiration: San Francisco Skyline

by Jessica on October 19th, 2012 in Design Inspiration | No Comments

Cavallo Point: Close to everything, but away from it all.  This set of photos perfectly demonstrates how amazing our location is, just a stones throw from the beautiful city of San Francisco but so quiet and serene.  I just adore the view across the water of the skyline, and I feel certain you will love these photos as much as I do!

Book your Wedding on December 15th!

by Jessica on October 15th, 2012 in News & Events | No Comments

Newly engaged couples! Wanting to get married in 2012 but afraid it is too late? Fret not!  There is still PLENTY of time to pull together a beautiful wedding at Cavallo Point, and I have one fabulous Saturday available- December 15th- just waiting for you.

There is no more beautiful place to host a dreamy winter wedding than Cavallo Point with its cute little white houses, cozy fireplaces, and plethora of indoor options.  For more details check out my post on why Cavallo is the perfect choice for your winter wedding http://www.cavallopoint.com/weddingblog/?p=111.

And don’t even worry about whether or not you can get everything done.  I KNOW you can.  Because Cavallo has almost everything you need to put together a wedding from the cake, to the wine, to the plates, to the tables.  And the things I can’t provide, well believe-you-me, I know just the right vendor to fill the need!  So call me.  soon.  hurry!

Lisa and Mike, Wildflowers and Trees

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

Lisa and Mike have an infectious laugh and silliness together that could not be sweeter.  Between that and her almost immediate pronouncement of “I LOVE trees!” I knew that they most definitely needed to get married at Cavallo Point.  They chose the Mission Blue Lawn for their mid summer vows, as they would be flanked by two enormous eucalyptus trees and had their dinner reception in our Verbena A room with an intimate group of 30 guests and simple wild flower arrangements on the single long table.  Following a toast filled dinner, house-made sweets were served on the terrace so guests could enjoy the rocking chairs and beautiful night view of the Golden Gate Bridge.  I love the way Andi Hatch has recorded this beautiful night, their sweet relationship, and Lisa’s beautiful baby bump.