elopement

Fashion-forward Oakland Garden Wedding

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Alysha and Yonatan were absolutely set on an elopement... until a friend offered the garden in Alysha's Oakland home away from home. The vision immediately materialized: mac and cheese from Homeroom, pies from Three Babes, golden hour photos in the cemetery, dancing at the Starline. They'd combine their favorite spots and their favorite people. On a Thursday, because it would be their 10 year anniversary. 

With the logistics settled, is it any surprise to learn Alysha's favorite part of the wedding planning process was dress shopping? The pair seriously work it, bringing runway to the streets of MacArthur.

non-traditional oakland wedding
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alternative wedding elopement oakland
alternative wedding elopement oakland
alternative wedding elopement oakland
alternative wedding elopement oakland

When Alysha arrived at the top of the aisle and charmingly announced she had forgotten to bring her bouquet with her, she set the tone that this would not be a formal, stuffy affair. While family watched via Facetime from Australia, the couple shared personal readings, a knot ceremony as a nod to Yoyo's Australian fishing heritage, and unique vows that provided glimpses into their relationship: lots of cooking, lots of dancing, love for dinosaurs, bikes, and each other. 

alternative wedding elopement oakland
alternative wedding elopement oakland
alternative wedding elopement oakland
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non-traditional oakland wedding
alternative wedding elopement oakland
alternative wedding elopement oakland
alternative wedding elopement oakland
alternative wedding elopement oakland
alternative wedding elopement oakland
non-traditional oakland wedding
alternative wedding elopement oakland

Venue: Private Home, Oakland, Ca | Florist: Found + Created  | Bride's Attire: Rick Owens &  Ann Demeulemeester | Groom's Attire: Comme des Garçons & Ann Demeulemeester | Catering: Homeroom | Dessert: Three Babes Pie Shop | Rings: Alicia Hannah Naomi


Intimate Summer Solstice Wedding in Carmel Valley

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Since early in their relationship, Cristina and Tim have had a tradition of spending the summer solstice together doing fun things from sunrise to sunset. When the pair got engaged, Tim's sister had just accepted a job that required her to be on stage every Saturday... for a year. Her only consistent day off was Tuesday. 

This year, Cristina and Tim soon realized, the solstice fell on a Tuesday. 

And so it was settled. 

They gathered their parents, siblings, and a few close friends for a hillside ceremony on the day when the sun seems to stand still. When it finally set, they were married, and enjoying an intimate dinner under the stars.  

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Florist: Seascape Flowers | Hair & Makeup: Hair & Makeup Co | Caterer: Tarpy's Roadhose  | Dessert (Cakes): Tartine Bakery | Dessert (Pies): Gizdich Ranch |  Music:   Ed Johnson  | Hair & Makeup - The Hair & MakeUp Co | Invitation Suite/ Paper Products: DYI   | Dress: Monique Lhuillier  | Bride's shoes: Badgley Mischka | Groom's suit - Spoon Tailor | Groom's shoes - Allen Edmonds | Wedding Rings: Brilliant Earth |  Engagement Ring: family heirloom | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Wood Signs, Cake Topper, Vow Books: BHLDN | Linens: Williams-Sonoma |  Chargers:  West Elm |  Lanterns - Anthropologie 


Lace + Quartz Modern City Hall Elopement

San Francisco is brimming with charming, elegant venues to host post-City Hall nuptials. For this shoot, we sought a unique and unexplored space. The interior of the recently opened Cambria Gallery in the SoMa neighborhood just south of City Hall was an inspiring discovery. We fell in love with the combination of colors and textures and the urban, modern décor. Marble, quartz, and exposed brick give the showroom a very dramatic and industrial look, particularly when paired with a bold, graphic print. The space inspired an urban, yet feminine vibe and a chic, modern, yet approachable look for our shoot.

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Venue: San Francisco City Hall and Cambria Gallery | Florist: Rare Sparrow | Planner & Stylist: Carolyn Wilson Events | Attire: Ju Lee Chic | Hair & Makeup: April Foster Artistry | Invitations: A Good Day Inc


Yosemite Valley Floor Elopement

Kristen and Mike spent a few months of going back and forth on what "planning a wedding" would look like for them and finally decided what they really wanted was their immediate families together in one of their favorite places. They asked their brothers to officiate a quick ceremony (literally two minutes from welcome to kiss) in the meadow below Half Dome. Afterward, they walked the path along the river to regal table at The Majestic. 

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