Here we go again! I think Rob and I have found our wedding location and my new favorite yellow color has made a comeback:
The Sausalito Women's Club was designed by Julia Morgan and finished in 1918. Still actively meeting, the club now also rents out the facility for weddings. It's gorgeous, with lots of wood, arts & craft details and a brand new $500,000 kitchen. Martha herself would faint at the sight of this kitchen.
There's a carved wooden bar, a Japanese garden, a mural in the bathroom, a working fireplace, oriental carpets, 90 year old wicker furniture and two dressing rooms upstairs with 180 degree views of the bay. Basically, Rob and I want to live there.
They rent it out for 48-hour periods, allowing for leisurely rehearsal, set up and take-down. Parking is a bit of an issue since it is a residential neighborhood, but they have a whole system of shuttles already in place. Oh, and it's affordable! And the volunteers who run it are really nice! No shysters in sight.
Plus, there's a full stage with lights and a piano. Just what we need to put on our after-dinner variety show. Did I already mention that we're doing that instead of dancing? That's why Rob is learning the ukulele, why I'm shopping for ostrich feather fans and Jean is sewing sequins on snoods. (We're nuts)
The stage curtains are yellow velvet...bringing us back to the same ivory and yellow color scheme I was envisioning before. And there you have it...wedding planning is starting to be fun :)