A Dipsea Gardens Wedding for Foodies
This Dipsea Gardens wedding was a feast for the senses. You could feel the sun warming your back, hear the ocean roaring in the distance, and taste a wild assortment of farm to table local delicacies.
Dipsea Gardens is a privately owned property at Stinson Beach. The gardens are terraced up a cliffside allowing for gorgeous views throughout your wedding day and beach access for you and your guests.
Kirsten and Jason chose to have their ceremony among the oaks at Bear Valley Visitor Center and brought their guests to Dipsea Gardens for a beautiful food focused wedding reception. Scroll down for details on their wedding day and a beautiful photo gallery showcasing Dipsea Gardens as a wedding venue you’ll want for yourself.
Kirsten & Jason’s Wedding Day Details
Kirsten chose to get ready in a beautiful 1970s era Airbnb about 15 minutes from their ceremony location. The house was full of natural light and unique mid-century details – like the giant fire pit in the dining room, rustic chevron patterned wood paneled walls, large shell chandelier in the living room, and just the right number of kilim covered pillows to make the place into a bohemian paradise.
It was the perfect location to get ready with her best friends and parents on her wedding day. Kirsten chose a location that was spacious, peaceful, and beautiful; allowing for some truly gorgeous photographs of those intimate moments before the wedding.
The Ceremony + Car Decorating Shenanigans
Kirsten and Jason held their ceremony at the Bear Valley Visitor Center – a beautiful park in Marin county. They were surrounded by old growth oak trees in a casual ceremony with guests sitting on blankets or in lawn chairs. Kirsten walked down the aisle with her dad while being led by a close friend playing the ukulele.
Their ceremony was short, incredibly sweet, and culminated in a large gathering of friends and family decorating the getaway truck with well wishes and one giant bean can which trailed after them all the way to their reception at Dipsea Gardens.
The Food & Reception
Did I mention this was a foodie wedding? Both the bride and groom worked in San Francisco’s famous seafood restaurant, Farallon. Jason was the head chef and Kirsten worked as a server & social media manager. It is only fitting that the kitchen staff at Farallon would help to cater the wedding, and even more fitting that it turned into a unique seafood feast full of local flavors and delicacies.
After arriving at the reception guests were greeted with a charcuterie feast of handcrafted meats and cheeses, many of which were prepared by the groom months in advance.
The dinner was out-of-this-world with all you can eat white sturgeon caviar, local sea urchin & oysters, and the most amazing abalone steaks topped with braised beef cheek. Jason went the extra mile and individually shaved black truffle over everyone guest’s plate as they were served. It was truly a once in a lifetime foodie experience for everyone in attendance.
After dinner Kirsten and Jason joined us on a walk through the garden path to the beach where we captured some beautiful sunset portraits before saying goodnight.
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The Vendor Team
Photographer: Briana Morrison
Officiant: Savannah Peterson
Bridal: Willowby by Watters
Groom: Vera Wang
Ceremony Venue: Bear Valley Visitors Center
Reception Venue: Dipsea Gardens
Florist: Melissa DeLong
Caterer: The Chefs of Farallon
Cake: Laurel Seymour Beebe, Oh Cake!
DJ: Seth Bailey, Perfect Match Sound