In a time where a pandemic had a lot of couples uncertain of whether or not to postpone their wedding, Catherine and Roy had no doubts. Pandemic or not, this couple was certain they wanted to celebrate their union at the gorgeous Cavallo Point in Sausalito California. With the iconic San Francisco Golden Gate bridge as their backdrop to saying their I do’s, Catherine and Roy celebrated in style and grace, bringing smiles, laughter and tears of joy to their attending guests.
Catherine knew that because of Covid the size of the wedding would need to be pared down, so instead she took great care in indulging in the details of the wedding. Mandy Scott from Mandy Scott Events planned the intimate soiree making sure everything was in perfect form. From her Bella Belle shoes to the calligraphed vows by Zinnia Chang and heirloom vintage photo box designed by us, a consistently gorgeous color pallet of soft blush with accents of ruby florals and greenery created a romantic and opulent setting.
Her florals were exquisite with soft blush and white garden roses, green Eucalyptus leaves that framed the florals and pops of Dalias that added a pretty hue of purple.
I found that Cat really stepped up to the plate with her incredibly gorgeous wedding details, so I wanted to style them paying close attention to the overall color pallet. When a bride has details this amazing it gets me very excited to design everything perfectly. I was sure to bring my styling kit packed with all the goodies and tools for designing.
Teaming up with florist Emily Rey from Soulflower Design Studio I was able to get my hands on some incredibly gorgeous floral pieces to add to Catherine’s wedding flat lay. I loved pairing her calligraphed vows with the rings and shoes.
The couple shared a first look in a quiet spot surrounded by beautiful towering trees and golden light. The two were so nervous and excited to see each other at first so of course their first look was very emotional and beautiful. Roy was quite taken by his bride and felt calmed once he saw her. The two danced and read letters they had written to one another.
Resting in the hills of Sausalito at the edge of the water, Cavallo Point is a destination of serene beauty and sweeping ocean views. The fog rolled in and out around the Golden Gate creating streams of sun light and moments of moody delight. It was perfect for all of Roy and Catherine’s wedding guests to stay in the historical boutique lodge while attending the wedding. Because of the pandemic, everyone took great care to wear masks and keep a healthy distance while attending the outdoor ceremony on the infamous Mission Blue Lawn. After the ceremony all the guests walked down to the Callipe Ballroom Terrace where a lovely firepit, some hors d’Oeuvres and champagne were waiting for them. Guests sat within proper distance of one another and were brought to their feet as Cat and Roy entered the patio and shared their first dance together as husband and wife.
Wonderful and heartfelt speeches were given throughout the night and following dinner the newlyweds cut the cake and toasted with their gorgeous Champagne flutes. As the sun began to set we took the couple down to a look out point under the Golden Gate Bridge where we were able to catch some last light photos. Although the fog rolled in quickly the couple enjoyed a moment to themselves and were quickly returned back to the part for some fun filled dancing!
Catherine and Roy described their day as a perfect day they could not have ever imagined. Once again love shined through the clouds allowing a moment of joy during a difficult year.