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.
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’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.
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!
Have a wonderful weekend!
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.
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!
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.
Sophia and Mike’s September wedding took place on a beautiful sunny day, and brought together her Taiwanese culture with his Persian one. It was lovely to see the tradition woven through the details of the day starting with them including a tea ceremony into the wedding ceremony, and having cultural tables prepared by their respective mothers in the foyer of the ballroom.
The decor of the day was kept simple with flowers in shades of soft pink and lavender, and a personalized Golden Gate Bridge logo on all of their printed materials to tie everything together. Beautiful photography by Janae Shields, and event coordination by Lisa McNichol of And Something Blue.
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!
Saskia and Joe’s wedding was SO darn cute, I could hardly detain myself from running around like a lunatic snapping photos of all the adorable details. They, along with planner Genevieve Roja of Lily Spruce did a wonderful job of incorporating their style into this day and it came out as a beautiful reflection of them: sweet, stylish, and a little bit quirky. I love Saskia’s attention to detail with all of the beautiful textiles incorporated from the miss-matched tea towel napkins, to the specially made graphic table runners. Baylor from Lila B Design is one of my very favorite florists in the Bay, and her work blended perfectly into the table decor. Following dinner Saskia and Joe had their favorite local coffee shop set-up for late night espresso, and offered a beautiful give away of specially roasted coffee beans for their guests. Thanks so much to Adi Nevo for the beautiful photographic representation of this day (I will throw away all of my phone shots now!)