California Garden Wedding

I have a small love affair with derby style hats. Unfortunately, I don’t have many opportunities to wear them, so you can imagine how thrilled I was to see the lovely wedding of Alan and Ani from photographer, Ian Villaceran. I just can’t resist a wedding with pretty pastels, garden hats, and afternoon tea…

Alan and I met on eharmony in November 2008. Alan was in San Diego and I was in San Francisco. We flew back and forth for more than a year getting to know one another’s city and hearts.  When Alan proposed in Butchart Gardens near Victoria, Canada, I knew our wedding also would be in a beautiful garden.

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Venue: Brazilian Room, Berkeley, CA
Dress: Elizabeth Fillmore
Shoes: Badgely Mischka
Hairpiece: Lily Lafleur
Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss
Groom’s Tie: Robert Talbott
Flowers: Megan Haney Designs
Photography: Ian Villaceran

19 Responses to “California Garden Wedding”

  1. ginnybranch stelling

    i would totally have gotten my hat game on at this wedding! it looks so pretty, simple, and elegant. love!

  2. bxcolby

    Ooooh the bride’s hat is stunning – I’d love something similar for mine in October. I’m also requesting our guests wear hats/headgear.

  3. Linda Morrow

    Love all the details of this wedding…and the location of the ceremony was gorgeous! My husband and I met through on-line dating too!

  4. Sarah

    I absolutely love everything about this wedding shoot. The green surrounding the main floor is truly breathtaking. I like how everything is simple yet so perfect.

  5. Jesselyn

    Gorgeous wedding. I love that the bride wore Elizabeth Fillmore because that is who I wore too. I feel like we belong in a club together.
    Oddly enough, I bought my dress used from Once Wed ;)

  6. Linnea Watt

    Gorgeous wedding! Love the location…. I got married at the Brazilian Room too 9 years ago this December. Congratulations to the bride and groom!

  7. Kat

    Ok I love the bride’s hat. In fact there is a cool hat on the chair, it’s the next to the last picture. Hatastic!

  8. bella

    i like her outfit although i think the headpiece is a bit….something else, it sure is something different!

  9. Ceri

    Lovely pictures! :)
    So jealous of those tea/coffee urns. Would have loved to have found something like that before buying the plain one we have. :'(

  10. Michelle

    Beautiful couple, beautiful setting and very handsome hat. We love your story and welcome you as neighbors!


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