A wedding day is all about the experience, and the mountain tops of Northern California are an awe inspiring landscape to exchange vows. Soft, golden light, expansive ocean views, endless rolling hills and the character and shape of boulders and trees; nearby San Francisco, the beauty of Mt. Tamalpais awaits, offering a gift to the senses and a true experience of pristine natural wonder. What better place than to celebrate an elopement or intimate wedding? For this shoot we especially wanted to share the vastness and beauty of nature and the joy of love that is found on a wedding day in one of the places that is most dear to our heart.
Wedding stylist: SOPHIA GOFF
WARDROBE STYLING: PINNEL PHOTOGRAPHY
Florals: UNWRITTEN FLORALS
Wedding dress: DANIELLE FRANKEL
Bridal boutique:JIN WANG
Hair & make-upMAKEUP BY QUIS
Shoes: BELLA BELLE SHOES
Stationery: DOMINIQUE ALBA
CAKEWHAT'S MORE CAKE STUDIO
Rentals: THEONI COLLECTION
Linens: LA TAVOLA LINEN
CeramicsL: RAY CERAMICS | LULA POTTERY
Silk Ribbon: THE POETRY OF SILK
Bridal Accessories: JENNIFER BEHR |
Groom's suit: THE BLACK TUX
Styling BoardHEIRLOOM BINDERY
Film Lab: RICHARD PHOTO LAB
Vanessa Diaz of Unwritten Florals created modern, whimsical arrangements to adorn the ceremony site, the tablescape, and for the bride's bouquet and groom's boutonniere. Vanessa's process includes connecting with and appreciating the environment and then creating impactful and intentional designs that not only complement nature but are an offering to the space. Her arrangements for this shoot celebrated the playfulness of the elements and were made even more beautiful with the inclusion of handmade pottery and naturally dyed silk ribbon.
Exquisite downtown San Francisco luxury boutique Jin Wang offered a modern gown by Danielle Frankel. Danielle Frankel's designs, which celebrate simplicity, delight, and elegance, are the quintessential modern, cool wedding gowns. The bride wore a silk slip dress with chantilly lace sleeves and back detailing. The look was made complete with Joy Proctor's dreamy Peony Bootie from her collection with Bella Belle. Accessories from Erin Cole Bride and Jennifer Behr brought style and sparkle! Hair and Makeup was done by talented artist Christina Chen, who created a clean, natural, and timeless look.
We teamed up with Sophia Goff, who also has a strong connection with this landscape, to explore what it would be like to celebrate an intimate wedding amidst this most blissful place. Sophia's designs were created with the intention to give the bride and groom and their guests the experience of earthly luxury. The natural environment influenced many design decisions from the color palette to the materials used for the table top and even for the florals. Many thoughtful details were included to give the table a refined feel. The texture of the linens, the earthen quality of the dishware, the fineness of the organic cotton paper and design in the stationery created a palpable richness that was only made more inspiring by the natural beauty all around. This earthy feeling was then emphasized by the photographers, who included the natural texture of grass and rocks in their compositions and played with juxtaposing these elements with the sky and the ocean in the images. All of these aesthetic choices helped to convey the idea of the couple being on the top of the world, yet embraced by the warmth of the earth.