Thursday, March 22, 2012

Debora & Terry's Wedding. Sausalito.

Ceremony and reception at Campbell Hall and Garden in Sausalito.

Sorry, I’m way behind on blogging... This was my final wedding of 2011! Debora and Terry are a happy and carefree couple. Mother Nature provided them perfect NorCal weather with bright sunshine, blue skies, and moderate temperatures.

Debora grew up in the the East Bay; Terry is originally from Cerritos near LA. Loving the San Francisco area they chose Sausalito to be "The Location". On the morning of the wedding people assembled at the landmark Casa Madrona Hotel and Spa. Surrounded by her family and bridesmaids, Debora dressed in a room with a view of the inner courtyard. As Vivi was putting the finishing touches on Debora’s hair and makeup, Terry and the guys returned from breakfast and went straight to their room to get changed. Terry chose a traditional tuxedo and Debora slipped into a beautifully simple J.Crew sheath dress with button detailing along the side completing the ensemble with purple heels :)

Before the ceremony Debora and Terry chose to enjoy their first meeting privately (always recommended). We selected a nice spot in the Madrona courtyard and Terry waited as Debora made her way down a flight of stone stairs from an upper level. Love quiet moments like these, away from the often hectic wedding rush!

Sausalito has an active private marina and being right across the street from the hotel, we took everyone there for some fun bridal party pictures. We walked among the many magnificent yachts stopping in front of white-washed lockers that line the piers. Loved photographing here! Then, it was up the hill for the ceremony and reception.

We were running a bit behind but Satra from Nicole Lisanne Weddings had us ready to go. Guests filled every single seat in the Campbell Hall Garden courtyard when Deborah walked down the aisle with her father as Terry played guitar. It was a 16 minute ceremony but we grabbed so many great pictures you’d swear it lasted longer. Temperatures dropped and daylight waned taking the celebration indoors. Finally getting a look around the room, check out the incredible purple flower on the cake flanked by a variety of delicious treats! Look closely at the dessert table, can you figure out what Debora’s profession is? Neat right? After dinner Debora changed into a chipao and the couple wound around the room greeting their guests. Cake, dances, slideshow, and bouquet and garter followed closely afterwards rounding out the evening.

A great end to 2011!

Event Coordination: Nicole Lisanne Weddings and Events by Design
Cinematographer: Shakewell Studios
Floral Design: Precious and Blooming Floral Design
Hotel: Casa Madrone Hotel and Spa
Catering: Cater Marin
Cake: Sweet Tooth Confections
Hair and Makeup: Makeup and Hair by Vivi
Lighting: North American Theatre Technology

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