Portraits, Weddings

sarah + mitch | CAVALLO POINT LODGE WEDDING

Back to the blog after a short-yet-deliciously-sweet maternity leave and I couldn’t have asked for a better couple to return to the wedding game with! These are the kinds of celebrations that make me feel completely alive, as well as totally overwhelmed with gratitude. Sarah and Mitch poured all of their trust into giving me and my team unlimited freedom to capture the day as we saw it, and I humbly like to think that these images preserve just a tiny fraction of the uninhibited love and joy felt that day.

There wasn’t a dry eye at Cavallo Point as we cried, laughed, and cried some more watching Sarah and Mitch exchange their “I do’s”. I’ve photographed at this Sausalito venue many times before, but each subsequent visit unlocks new territory for me, and this time was no exception as we hiked into the surrounding eucalyptus grove for the couple’s first look and pre-ceremony portraits. Despite the fog that crept up into their ceremony (hello Karl!), these two created the warmest, coziest, most loving gathering possible, complete with bright, summery florals by This Humble Abode, tongue-in-cheek humor in every detail from the cocktail napkins to the late night grilled cheese bar, and an epic rendition of the University of Michigan fight song during the rowdy reception dance floor. You can’t help but be drawn into these two and their circle.

Major thanks to the absolute dream vendor team, with a special shoutout to Downey Street Events for assembling us all. As seen on Sarah and Mitch’s custom-printed late night snacks: “time fries when you’re having fun”!

Photographer: Cassie Valente | Design + Planning: Downey Street Events | Venue: Cavallo Point | Floral Design: This Humble Abode | Rentals: Theoni, La Tavola, Copper Rose | Videographer: Josh Harney Productions | Officiant: Teri Escobar | Shuttles: Bauer’s Shuttles | Hair + Makeup: Sherrie Long | Ceremony String: Synchronicity Strings | Band/DJ: Dart Collective | Lighting/AV: Got Light | Cake Design: Edith Meyer | Film Lab: Indie Film Lab

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