In my mind, chandeliers have always been the benchmark for romance in an outdoor wedding. The more the merrier or so the saying goes and this garden wedding designed by Stacy McCain is awash with sparkling chandeliers. Plus pastel florals by Sharla Flock Designs and a reception backdrop as lovely as they come. Have a look at the images by Yvonne Wong and then prepare to get lost in the gallery for awhile.
From The Bride…Dan and I got married on September 2nd 2012, 11 years after we first started dating in high school. We stayed together through college, long-distance, first jobs and apartments. We grew up together and we wanted our wedding to be a celebration of that.
We wanted to get married in wine country, because even though it’s only a short distance from Oakland where we’re from, you can feel like you’re a million miles away. We fell in love with Beaulieu Garden the first time we saw it, and knew right away that it was the place. The tree-lined drive and courtyard felt like a secret European hideaway, and dining under the arbor was the perfect combination of casual California and romantic elegance.
Most of all we wanted our wedding to feel personal, and tried to carry that through with all of the vendors we used. Our invitations, designed by Lotus & Ash (a friend from Dan’s days at Stanford) were inspired by the menus at Chez Panise, the restaurant in Berkeley where we first fell in love with food. For dinner, the amazing team at Paula Leduc recreated a roast chicken with bread salad dish from Zuni Cafe, which has become our go-to spot in SF. Our table numbers were photos of Dan and I throughout the years (including an awkward prom pic which I’m still not quite sure how that got in there…) Sharla Flock worked up the most beautiful arrangements in soft romantic colors that had reminded me of my grandmother’s rose garden, and Yvonne Wong and the masters at Seaglass Cinema captured it all for us to look back on.
The day itself was so filled with joy, we were both grinning from ear to ear the entire time. It was everything we hoped it would be, and ended with a our guests dancing into the night.
Photography: Yvonne Wong Photography | Videography: Seaglass Cinema | Wedding Planner: Stacy McCain Event Planning | Floral Design: Sharla Flock Designs | Cake: Sweet On Cake | Reception Venue: Beaulieu Garden | Catering: Paula LeDuc Fine Catering | Hair & Makeup: The Glamourist | Lighting: Got Light? | DJ: Jeff Virzi For California Mobile DJ | Transportation: California Wine Tours | Photo Booth: Swag Bunch Photo Booth