Their Love For Community Turns Into A Love For Each Other
The first thing you would notice about Craig and Elizabeth is that they are very caring individuals; both are educators and love working with children. Elizabeth is the founder of an educational non-profit in the SF Bay Area and Craig loves working with youth. They share a lot of love for their family and friends, and by extension, their community. You could feel that love radiate from them at their Elks Lodge San Rafael Wedding as their friends and family came together.
A Time Traveling Venue
Craig had just become an Elk and they were so excited to be able to use the Elks Lodge in San Rafael as their wedding venue. Who wouldn’t!? This venue is breathtaking.
Elks Lodge was built in 1908 in San Rafael, California. When you walk from room to room you feel transported into another time. The groom’s prep room had a pool table, the walls and ceiling lined with deep dark wood, and the Tiffany light fixtures created a warm glow as the groomsmen got ready in their tuxedos and played a few rounds of pool.
The bridal suite was perfect with its spaciousness and soft lighting from high windows and white painted walls. It was the ideal space for the bridesmaids to practice a dance Elizabeth had planned to surprise Craig with. They practiced all through the bridal prep to make sure they got it right!
Needless to say, Craig was completely thrilled with the surprise dance and even joined in! The ceremony and reception were both outside on the Elks Lodge red brick patio, surrounded by beautifully manicured and maintained lawns, flowers, and bushes. The evening was full of dancing, laughing, and great food. As night began to fall the dance floor was illuminated by string lights and guests danced away the evening.
Congratulations, Craig and Elizabeth! I wish you two the very best and many more wonderful surprise dances in the years to come.