Christine called from Houston, “Help! I can’t sleep at night because I don’t know how to make my plans reality!” She and Grant had planned to come to California to elope and invited a few friends. When word got out the few grew to 40. Luckily we we’re able to score Cavallo Point just 8 weeks before the wedding as well as put together a colorful, cozy and eco-friendly affair.
After just one face to face meeting and tasting we were able to design a day with creative touches that were important to both the bride and groom.
See the rest of the details and photos after the cut!
The day included a small ceremony in the Mission Blue Chapel. The musicians were from Christine’s family. We were eco-concious and used the same flowers from the chapel on the dining tables for dinner. Both the programs and menus were printed on “seeded” paper that would grow wildflowers when planted in the garden. The ceremony was LIVE streamed so that family and friends that did not make the trip could still witness the union.
After the ceremony, the couple exited the chapel amidst custom handmade ribbon wands with jingle bells. Guests were provided with small burlap bags of soil and took a short walk to the site of a small Cypress tree. Together with the newlyweds they “planted” a tree next to the chapel. The couple plans to come back for anniversaries and to visit their tree.
Signs crafted of re-claimed wood led guests to The Verbena Ballroom. They enjoyed a glass of champagne on the veranda with a view of the Golden Gate Bridge. A chalkboard seating chart showed the way to dinner once they had signed the Golden Gate Bridge coffee table photo book turned guest book. Each place was marked with a color coded name flag + succulent in a tin cup, which told the servers the guests meal choice.
The guests enjoyed a meal prepared from local and sustainable ingredients all seated at one long table – the bride and groom and their honor attendant facing the guests at the end of the room near the fire place. After dinner we boxed up each of the succulents in a compostable take out box that included instructions on how to plant it in your garden at home.
Although planned on a tight schedule, we took the time to design and develop unique touches that the bride and groom as well as guests will remember for a lifetime.
What do you think of this gorgeous wedding? Let us know below!
Event Planning, Design + Coordination: Stacey & Company
Ceremony: Mission Blue Chapel at Cavallo Point
Grand Piano Rental: Absolutely Music Inc.
Live Streaming Video: Bright Path Videos
Floral Design: Fantasy Florals | Susan Barton
Reception + Catering: Verbena Ballroom | Cavallo Point Lodge – Sausalito, California
Custom Stationery, Wood Signs, Eco-Decor + Chalkboards: Stacey & Company
Linens: La Tavola Linen
Photography: Anna Kuperberg
Videography: Bay Area VDO Productions
Hair + Make-up: Violet Prather | The Makeup Dolls