Continued from Andrea and Bobby’s interview and wedding ceremony at Lands End in part 2…
What did you love most? What were your favorite moments of the day?
Getting ready in the hotel, helping my soon-to-be husband put on his cuff links (they were my dad’s).
Social/photo hour after the ceremony.
The walk to the reception — it ended up being a really cool opportunity for me to catch up in small conversations with random guests (my high school BFFs, his aunts, my aunt).
There were a few moments during the ceremony when I focused really hard on soaking in the memory of looking into my partner’s face, knowing we were completely surrounded by love.
My aunt, who is a judge, performed our ceremony as she’s done for many of my relatives, and clearly spent a lot of time and energy customizing a script for us. It was so special to have her be a part of it.
And – for real – our first look and pre-ceremony couples shoot, Angie did a spectacular job of curating the experience of it so that it really was just an hour of me and my partner connecting with each other and remembering why we choose each other.
How and why did you choose your locations?
We met in San Francisco so having a wedding in the City made sense for us. Being near the ocean gave me a sense of having my dad a little closer. With that as a guide, we looked for a space that would allow the most guests, and be wheelchair accessible. Eagle’s Point at Lands End was the best fit, allowing for 50 people, and it happened to be within a short-ish walk to a cute cafe in the Outer Richmond, Cassava, that had caught my eye almost a year earlier.
It was a huge bonus that when I got a hold of the National Parks Permit representative, Katie, that she was just about the kindest person imaginable who went above and beyond to make sure we could get our reservation secured in time and Yuka (Cassava co-owner), was equally wonderful — could not have been more understanding about budget constraints and worked really hard to get us a menu that worked for us and all of our guests.
What are your tips for couples planning their own wedding?
We got advise early on to list out our priorities and plan from there. I think that applies to anyone on any kind of budget, but also factors in when you’re planning this once in a lifetime kind of day and there are seemingly endless options, but only so much time to fit that in.
If you missed it:
The team: Photography: Angie Capri Photography // Flowers: Assembled by Bride’s MOH/sister, sourced from, of all places, Costco // Bride’s Ring: Family heirloom from groom’s grandmother // Cake and Desserts: Made by Bride’s cousin // Bride’s Shoes: Vera Wang // Wedding dress: Nicole Miller // Ceremony: Eagles Point at Lands End, San Francisco // Mural Stairway: Lincoln Park Steps, San Francisco // Reception: Cassava, San Francisco