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griffith redwoods, santa rosa wedding- rachel & jonathan

Being obsessed with the weather report comes with the territory. I start checking on Tuesday when I think I can get an accurate read on the weekend. Around Thursday we know if we’ll need to pack umbrellas and have a back up plan. Most couples decide by Friday if they need to rent tents or relocate the wedding. However Rachel just couldn’t change course even though the weather forecast was telling her to arrange for a tent. She just couldn’t do it. She had a vision of her wedding in the redwoods and a white tent wasn’t in that vision. So they winged it, stuck with their plan and hoped for the best. Unfortunately this time the bet didn’t pay off and although the rain held off for their ceremony, it became clear that they would need to relocate the reception. Their friends, family and wedding planner went above and beyond to save the day. They found a quaint little hall close to their original venue and went to work redecorating it and making it party worthy. In the end I think Rachel sums up it best….

Even if it rains and you have no backup plan and your outdoor reception gets moved to a local hall that you’ve never seen before in your life . . . with linoleum floors, ceiling fans, metal folding chairs, and a weird smell . . . it will still be amazing. Seriously.”

Wedding Details:

Venue: Griffith Woods // Event Planning: Bertoli Bridal & Design, Leah Bertoli // Catering: Savory Truffle, Rick Rozet // Floral Design: Passion Stories, Kate Kittredge // Music: The Speakeasies  // Bride’s Dress & Veil: Stone Fox Bride // Groom’s Apparel: Neiman Marcus

happy anniversary

Audrey & Craig | San Francisco | 11.5.2011

San Francisco Wedding-Headlands Center For the Arts

Right outside San Francisco in Sausalito there is a magical place. Marin Headlands is a vast beautiful park with vistas, beaches, barracks and rolling hills around every bend. Add to this natural beauty the old cracking colorful buildings of the Headlands Center For The Arts and you have yourself quite possibly the most perfect wedding venue ever! Then add in two complete cutie pies in LOVE and you have got eye candy and loveliness all the way around. From Audrey’s infectious smile to Craig’s calm and tender presence, we enjoyed every moment with these two. Both Audrey and Craig are artists so it was a natural fit for them to wed at the Headlands Art Center. It was a perfect day except for the weather, but Audrey and Craig headed out in the fog and rain with no hesitation. Laurel Anderson owner of Esla Events did an amazing job keeping things running smooth and looking beautiful. She is a peach! Special thanks to artist Paul Santoleri who invited us into his working studio upstairs for photographs. His work is amazing and we felt blessed to photograph Audrey and Craig with his early drawings during his residency at the Art Center. It is interesting to see the completed drawings from that day on his website. We are thrilled that Kathryn from the always inspiring blog “Snippet and Ink” is featuring Audrey and Craig’s wedding today! Lots of extra information and some awesome words of wisdom from Audrey herself….. good stuff,  check it out!


Vendors (wedding elves):

Featured on: Snippet & Ink / Photography: One Love Photo / Venue: Marin Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California / Planning, design: Laurel Anderson of Esla Events / Bride’s dress: J.Crew / Bride’s shoes: Kate Spade / Groom’s suit: J.Crew / Alterations: Glenda Pongiglione / DIY stationery: Paper Source, Kelly Paper / Jazz band: San Francisco Feetwarmers / Reception DJ: DJ Sol / Catering: Katie Powers Catering / Ice cream: Bi-Rite Creamery / Photo booth: Glass Coat Photo Booth