Casual California Lodge Wedding

Just an hour north of San Francisco, Manka’s Inverness Lodge was exactly the kind of no-frills but pretty site Vicky and Rodger envisioned for their wedding—and it’s just the kind of fete that becomes a 2012 favorite. A self-described laid-back couple, the details of the day reflect that personality: Vicky carried a small calla lily bouquet to complement her sheath-style Nicole Miller gown, and navy bridesmaids dresses from The Dessy Group were understated and classic. One thing the couple knew they wanted was Bret Cole Photography to document the ceremony and reception, held beside the waters of Tomales Bay. Later in the evening, family members and the bridal party enjoyed a traditional Chinese wedding banquet and a two-tiered confection with quilted details from Have Your Cake. “Our wedding style was simple elegance,” says Vicky. That’s our favorite kind!

Backless Wedding GownAntique Oars on Wall

Rustic California Wedding Venue

Rustic Wedding Venue IdeasWedding Dress With Should Sash Detail

Sleeveless Sheath Wedding Gown With Crisscross Back 1Cream Calla Lily Bouquet

Sleeveless Navy Bridesmaids Dresses

Bride and Groom Portrait by Bret Cole 3Bride and Groom Portrait by Bret Cole 2

Bride and Groom Portrait by Bret Cole 1

Iron Tealight Lanterns 1Rustic Fireplace in California Lodge

Miniature Bonsai TreeMiniature White Wedding Cake

Couple Kissing

Photography – Bret Cole Photography \ Venue – Manka’s Inverness Lodge \ Catering – Margaret Grade and Daniel De Long of Manka’s Inverness Lodge \ Bakery – Have Your Cake \ Stationery – DIY and Anita Cheng Design \ Stamps – My Rubber Stamp \ Guestbook – Fat Quarter Shop \ Tealight Lanterns – Bliss Weddings Market \ Hair Stylist – Toni Marion \ Makeup Artist – Chris McDonald Makeup \ Bridesmaids Dresses – The Dessy Group \ Jewelry – David’s Bridal \ Gown – Nicole Miller