Today’s romantic wedding comes to us from Tanja Lippert, and it’s full of soft pastels that feel just right for this time of year. And, as you know, these Marin County venues are near and dear to my heart…

Meghan got ready and took bridal portraits at Cavallo Point in Sausalito, just a short drive from the ceremony site.

Says Meghan, “The whole day felt like a dream, but having my dad walk me down the aisle and seeing Mason for the first time was definitely one of the best moments of my life.”

A vintage San Francisco cable car was a fun local detail that transported guests from the ceremony to the reception.

Decor was inspired by Meghan’s Monique Lhuillier corset. “It was a soft creamy latte color and had a very romantic feel,” says the bride. “I wanted our wedding to have muted colors that would create that same feeling, like soft pink, moss green, dusty rose, mint, and cream. I was also inspired by lovebirds and used the bird motif throughout the day.”

Why did you choose this location for your wedding?  Mason and I met on a boat in the San Francisco Bay, and it was something we wanted to incorporate into our wedding. After searching for a few weeks, I found Old St. Hilary’s. The moment we saw the church, we were speechless. It is a landmark, built in the 1800′s and moved to the top of a hill in Tiburon where it overlooks the bay and the city of San Francisco. It is breathtaking, and incredibly moving – Mason’s mom cried the first time she saw the church, and many of our guests had the same experience on our wedding day. For the reception, Guaymas was the perfect light and festive location, right on the water. It was a refreshing shift from intensity of the ceremony at the church.

Did you include any traditions in your wedding?  Mason and I are both extremely close to our mothers. We wanted them included in the ceremony in a unique and special way, so we created a rose ceremony to show our appreciation for their presence in our lives. We also had plate that had been in Mason’s family for four generations. The rings were placed on the plate and passed down the front row, while everyone in the church put their hand on the person in front of them and thought of something they wished for us in our marriage. It created a warm feeling in the church and made the ceremony feel more intimate.

What was the best advice you received as a bride?  Slow down and enjoy every moment because before you know it the day is over. This was so true, but easier said than done. There are so many emotions and the experience is absolutely surreal. You want it to last forever, but in reality it’s over in just a few hours! Weddings can be stressful so remember to relax, breathe, and remember that you are marrying your best friend. Have fun and soak up every moment!

 

Vendors Photography: Tanja Lippert / Consulting, design: Nicole Lisanne / Ceremony venue: Old Saint Hilary’s in Tiburon, California / Reception venue: Guaymas Mexican Restaurant in Tiburon, California / Bride’s dress: Monique Lhuillier / Hair, makeup: Tia Reagan for Freebird Productions / Groom’s attire: Hugo Boss / Bridesmaid dresses: Adrianna Papell / Flowers: Asiel Design / Cable car rental: Classic Cable Car Sightseeing / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Photo booth: Magnolia Photo Booth

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  1. Rebecca Hansen

    Wowee! What a gorgeous wedding. GREAT photos. I love that little chapel on the hill.

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  2. Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie

    Beautiful Dress!!

    xo

    http://www.PlumPrettySugar.blogspot.com

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  3. Tanja Lippert

    Thank you for featuring this beautiful wedding!

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  4. Danielle

    Gorgeous! Tanja is a RARE talent. I wish more photographers aspired to her level of greatness.

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  5. Meghan's Parents (Lisa & Kent)

    “The entire experience was MAGICAL – from the ride on the cable car to the ceremony to the reception! The day was perfect and an amazing sunset. Never felt like I was being photographed the entire time.” – MamaLisa

    “One of my proudest moments was walking Meghan down the aisle.” – Dadda Kent

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  6. Jody and Kevin

    What a day! Probably one of the most beautiful weddings we’ve ever been a part of. The bride was stunning, and glowing with happiness. And the groom was so proud and handsome. The entire day was very exciting and well planned. It was just perfect.
    Mom and Appa Harris

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  7. Nicole Lisanne

    It was a pleasure and an honor to work on the design and coordination for Meghan and Mason’s wedding day! Thank you Tanja for capturing all of our hard work=) Love, Nicole Lisanne

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  8. Cn

    LOVE those Marin weddings! Also, would love to hear more about the rose ceremony!

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  9. engagement rings

    Very romantic wedding:) Small church, not many people, beautiful bride, seems like the perfect wedding :)

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  10. mes bijoux

    wow! what an amazing place to celebrat a wedding! This is one of the cutest church that I’ve seen and I must tell that in Europe we have a looooot of them…
    kisses from Barcelona!

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  11. Tim Duncan

    That last photo is so cute! It definitely shows their true love and chemistry!

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  12. Carrie

    Haven’t stopped by in a while. The photography is incredible. Love Tanja’s work.

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  13. Anna

    Old St. Hilary’s Church is such the quintessential chapel to get married in. My husband and I almost got married there. Love it! Beautiful wedding!

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  14. Daniel

    Very nice pictures!Congrats

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