Matt & Cara’s San Francisco Wedding

Cara and Matt live in Denver, CO but when they got engaged and it came time to plan their wedding, they just couldn’t find the exact venue they were looking for. As they considered where they wanted to get married, they kept landing on their love for San Francisco and Napa Valley. So, when they flew out there to consider it for their wedding, they landed on both spots. Merryvale Winery is where they decided to have their Rehearsal Dinner and the Bentley Reserve was the most magnificent building they had seen in the city, and they instantly fell in love with its grandeur and amazing location for their guests. They also treated their guests to a wine tasting day in St. Helena, CA. When the planning began, they had fallen in love with a Dr. Seuss quote they saw that said: “So you know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better then your dreams”. This quote started an entire Dr. Seuss theme from the custom made Dr. Seuss cake stand, to the whimsical color palette of chartreuse, slate and purple, to the quirky décor elements, and paper suite which incorporated many of Dr. Seuss’ popular quotes. It didn’t hurt that when the bride would describe her wedding, she kept saying, “ I want it to feel whimsical, like a Dr. Seuss book”. And indeed it did!






Ceremony Venue: City Hall

Reception Venue: Bentley Reserve

Photographer: Gaston Photography

Décor/Flowers: Amy Burke Designs

DJ/Music: Spazmatics and DJ Jeffrey Thomas

Wedding Dress: Matthew Christopher from the Little White Dress Shop

Lighting: Bentley Reserve

Cake: The Cakery

Linen Rentals: Chair Covers and Linens and La Tavola

Caterer: Le Meridien

Stationary: Etsy