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Sausalito, California


A small town by San Francisco, it’s an ideal West Coast getaway. Many artists, such as Howard Behrens, paint this quaint town at an elevation of 13 feet.



They have the expanse of water to one side, and steep hills to the other. Being right on Hwy 1, you have plenty of fantastic attractions to explore nearby without even putting San Francisco on the list!

With a few searches, I found several lovely places for a honeymoon stay. Number one bed and breakfast of the area is The Gables Inn. From the property you have a view of San Francisco across the bay. It has excellent reviews and offers cooking classes!


The Buckeye has french doors that open out to Sausalito


You can see the prices for this lovely room et al at this link http://www.gablesinnsausalito.com/rooms.html


They really make an effort to provide you with plenty of information to have a wonderful stay, here are a few excerpts from their site:


Stinson Beach: A 30 minute drive along Hwy 1 and a great place for barbecue oysters. Stinson Beach is a three mile stretch of white sand and the beautiful Pacific Ocean.

Mt. Tamalpais: This is where mountain biking originated. On a clear day, visitors can see the Farallon Islands (25 miles out to sea), the Marin County hills, San Francisco and the bay, hills and cities of the East Bay, and Mount Diablo. On occasion, the Sierra Nevada’s snow-covered mountains can be seen 150 miles away!

Golden Gate National Recreation Area: The Marin areas of GGNRA offer a vast expanse of wild and open terrain – rolling hills; small coves, large beaches and rocky coastal cliffs; and redwood valleys. Included in the GGNRA are the Marin Headlands, Kirby Beach, Fort Baker, Rodeo Beach, Muir Beach, Marin Headlands.



Interested in touring wine country?

This site shows you several tours that leave from Sausalito.



For a great seafood meal when you get back of a day touring wine vineyards and roaming the redwoods, stop by Scoma’s of Sausalito!


They have some fantastic reviews and some great looking dishes for you seafood lovers.


Sausalito would be a wonderful place to vacation or honeymoon. Within driving distance for many, and those that it’s not you can fly in to a nearby airport and rent a convertible for your time there!

Until next time,




Ouray, Colorado


This honeymoon destination is a great getaway, most any time of year!

In the warmer months, there is great hiking, biking, and shopping to be done! The Yankee Boy basin is a must for novice “Jeep-ers”You can see old mining sites, a vast array of wildflowers in the summer, and gorgeous waterfalls on your 4-wheel ride up the 11,000 elevation trail, then hike to the top for an intimate picnic with a fantastic view!

In the colder months, go ice climbing in the beginners area of Uncompahgre Gorge for a great adventure!

Take a relaxing soak in the hot springs before a romantic dinner on the rooftop of the Ouray Brewery.

Ouray Brewery

Or just curl up in your room at the China Clipper Inn, rated number 2 on Trip Advisor in the B&B category!

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No matter the season you’re going to honeymoon in, this is a place to consider! It’s breathtaking scenery to be found year round, unusual activities, and many homes-away-from-home to choose as your own, it’ll be the trip of a lifetime to settle for a week in this sleepy town nestled in a valley of the Rocky Mountains.


Jared and Heather’s Wedding Shower


Jared and Heather are one of our more recent couples. They married July 1st at the Jazz Hall of Fame in Tulsa, OK. We don’t yet have their pictures, but we’re told we may sooner than later! Heather is a photographer who has her own studio, and Jared owns his own construction company. They’re a busy couple that didn’t have much time for planning, but wanted everything to be just right.  Their shower was held at the University Club Tower in downtown Tulsa on a warm summer day. The original plan was to have the shower in the evening on the fantastic patio and yard of the Tower, but it was so incredibly windy our plans changed 2 hours before to have it inside!

My inspiration for this shower was the that the groom was my brother. 😉 So basically, I did what I wanted cause he had to let me! Haha okay no so much… But it was much more personal than most events I do. The budget was $500.


I chose hydrangeas for the centerpieces because the home we grew up in had large, beautiful hydrangeas all along the front of the house (see above! Our childhood home, now a bed and breakfast I hear is lovely in Southeastern Oklahoma)  Seeing them always made us think of home, so I knew it was a must, despite how frail of flowers they are (I bought extras, and the flowers held up beautifully, I even took some home to keep on my desk for another week!)

He loved the hydrangeas so much he wore one around for a while! This is Jared with his bride-to-be, Heather.

I went with green silk cloths to keep it a bit dressier, as the University Club Tower is a nicer place.

But I had to have some butterflies there! My brother and I were quite the bug collectors, butterflies and fireflies were our favorites, so that was a must.

The butterflies on the windows, hand cut by my Mother and I.

I also knew immediately where my cake would be from, Ann’s Bakery! You cannot have an event within two hours of Ann’s and not have them.  They’re known for their longstanding quality and customer service. You don’t know who they are? Check out their website.  http://www.annsbakery.com/

They have the best flavored wedding cakes you’ll ever eat (orange pineapple, anyone?), and they are by far the most impressive on design as they pretty much refuse to use fondant, so the cakes stay delicious. What does that mean? Butter cream art, all by hand! No laser cutting fondant machines for these pros. So how could I not get the most lovingly created cake from thisoutstanding bakery for my brother and his new wife? Especially because they have amazing gluten free cake, so that was a must for my gluten intolerant soon to be sister in-law.

The gluten free cake and the cake balls. Ignore the terrible plastic cloth. Ugh! That was because of a horrible mishap with the intended linen.

For the favors, we did tubes with small thank you cards, and filled them with jelly beans and skittles, their favorite candies.

The favors sat in a basket by the door for guests to grab on their way out.

They got a lot of great gifts and were excited to see all the family there.

It turned out to be a great shower, and everyone was willing to lend a helping hand.

So what did you think fo this glimpse into my personal life? What did you like about the shower?

See you next time!


Wakefield Country Inn and Winery


This location is snuggled away in Gerty, Oklahoma. This place is sure to keep your bank account happy with no expense on destination or options. With several packages to choose from you will be sure to get everything you ever wanted from your getaway! This is the perfect place for a local honeymoon or a girls/guys weekend out.



Who wouldn’t want to sit here with a glass of wine and your sweetheart, over looking the vineyard at sunset?

This is one of their cozy rooms. You can request a bouquet of flowers and bottle of wine in your room!


Their lovely porch for meals all set for the guests.

This room is just so cozy, you want to sink into the picture…


Their tasting room, where you can try out their wines and meet other people staying there. Cool!


And the vineyard… I can just see the romantic strolls through the aromatic rows of vines!

What makes them unique!

  • 5 Course Dinners

  • Large Country Breakfasts

  • Wine Tasting

  • 4 acre Vineyard

  • Wildlife Refuge

  • Hot Tub

  • Swimming Pool

  • Massage Therapist

The owners are so friendly, and we’ve found wonderful reviews. This is an unusual destination being hid away and so romantic. Go for a weekend and tell us how much you love it!

You MUST check out their 360 degree viewer of their grounds and rooms. It’s like you’re really there, it’s pretty neat!

Check for more information and availability at http://wakefieldcountryinn.com/home.html

Photos courtesy of Pam Wakefield, of Wakefield Country Inn and Winery. Planning to visit them? Tell them The Party Loft Blog sent you!

~Angela @ The Party Loft~

NOTE: So sorry about posting late! We’ve had our computers down so we haven’t been posting as normal this week. Thanks for your patience!