WIPA Goes Yachting on the ‘California Spirit!’

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Isn’t she a beauty? More than 100 ft long, sleek, elegant, and carrying up to 130 guests, the ‘California Spirit’ is definitely the stuff of dreams! As the Director of Programs for the SF Bay Area Chapter of WIPA, I am constantly on the look-out for new exciting venues to showcase to the top-notch wedding industry professionals attending our events, and when I received an invitation to hold one of our Happy Hour Mixers from ¬†Yacht Connections¬†International, I literally jumped at the opportunity!

Last night, dozens¬†of the best of Bay Area wedding pro’s flocked to Pier 40 in San Francisco to enjoy the sunset over delicious wine and hors d’oeuvres on one of the elegantly appointed decks of the exclusive yacht ‘California Spirit.’

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Just imagine yourselves there for your wedding (up to 100 guests fit comfortably!) out on the Bay with a gorgeous view of the City skyline from the water, with Angel Island, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge just a stone’s throw away!

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Elegant Art Deco-inspired interiors add to the charm, with so many decor items lovingly placed all around…

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… and the food is just “yummy!” Help yourselves from a buffet with a view…

 

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… and dessert to match!

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Our WIPA Board Member and Treasurer, florist Mandy Scott, contributed floral arrangements in vibrant summer colors…

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… and new WIPA friend Elisabetta Lilly Redaelli of LillyRed Photography took photos – documenting a truly vibrant party:

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All in all – a huge success… everybody had a great time on the yacht and will most definitely spread the word among couples how fantastic it would be to get married by the Captain out on the water, then celebrate and dance the night away like the “jet set!”

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