This past weekend was our first year anniversary. We commemorated by going to church and back to the site of our reception for a night. We had such an awesome time reminiscing about the day, the sweet and kind things that our family and friends said and how they made us feel, and how happy we were that day celebrating our marriage.
When we returned home I poured over the hundreds of photos that our amazing photographer, Anna Kuperberg, took and relived the day. It’s always neat when you have some distance to look back on photos. I believe that with perspective the memories come alive in a whole new way. I had intended to share these photos through a wedding blog but never got around to it.
So… wanted to share some of the details of the day with you. As a designer I so enjoyed envisioning every last detail of our event and choosing components that would make the event personal to us.
We knew we wanted a church wedding. We also knew that we wanted a venue that had that special balance of nature and history without compromising the quality of the food. We feel so fortunate to have chosen Cavallo Point, The Lodge At The Golden Gate. I love good design, my husband loves the National Parks, and we both love history so it was absolutely perfect!
The overall vibe for the day was a relaxed elegance. We wanted to achieve a simple, clean, and classic aesthetic that would let the venues shine.
I had such fun working with Bella Figura on our stationary suite. They created a custom map of the area for us.
For guests staying at Cavallo Point, we wanted to make sure they felt taken care of. We had “Welcome” bags delivered with treats and refreshments. The bags were from “The Wedding Chicks”.
The flowers were really important to both my mother and me. We simply love beautiful flowers and Torryne Choate of Birch did not disappoint. She does classic with an edge so elegantly.
I loved my bouquet…lillies of the valley.
Our parish church, St. Agnes, is beautiful everyday. Torryne’s amazing work added just a touch of something special for our wedding.
Cavallo Point absolutely knocked the reception out of the park. We chose their intimate Verbena Room on the second floor for dinner.
The cake was provided by Cavallo Point. They did an incredible job. Lemon cake with lemon curd filling and buttercream frosting. It was delicious.
We love our cake topper. More lillies of the valley – Paris by Debra Moreland.
The Verbena Room has this incredible view of the Golden Gate bridge from the terrace. Such a show stopper!
This is one of my favorite shots of the reception. I can feel the energy and love.
Dinner was followed by dancing in the Mission Blue chapel on property. Torryne created beautiful wreaths that flanked the entrance of the chapel…
..and floating gardenias and candles added the to warm club vibe. The linens were from La Tavola.
Our wonderful DJ, Jason Mitchell, provided the gorgeous lighting. The chapel felt like a special nightclub just for us.
Cavallo Point also did some sweet treats for the after party. Apple hand pies, brownies, and chocolate chip cookies.
Our first dance as husband and wife. We danced to Can’t Help Falling In Love by Elvis.
For those of you who have asked, our AMAZING vendors:
Cavallo Point, The Lodge at the Golden Gate (Reception Venue), Anna Kuperberg (Photography), Birch (Floral), Lisa Price McNichol (Month of Coordination), Jason Mitchell (DJ & Lighting), La Tavola Linens & Classic Party Rentals (linens and furniture), Bella Figura (Stationary), Tracy Joe (Calligraphy), Steven Espaniola (cocktail guitarist – Hawaiian slack key)
St. Agnes Church. Special thanks to Father Ray Allender, Scott Grinthal, Frank Uranich and Rita Clunies – Ross of St. Agnes church.
A big heartfelt thank you to my parents for the best day ever. Love you.