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.

California Garden Wedding

Badgley Mischka Wedding Shoes

Pink California Wedding

Pastel Wedding Ceremony

California Mountain Wedding

Amy Michelson Wedding Dress

California Wedding Ceremony Ideas

Pink And Purple Wedding Bouquet

Feather Wedding Hairpiece

California Garden Wedding Ideas

California Forest Wedding

Garden Wedding Hat

Pastel Wedding Flowers

Tea Wedding Ideas

Wedding Tea Reception

Pastel Wedding Ideas

Mint Green Wedding Ideas

Bow Wedding Cake

Wedding Hat Ideas

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


Comments (19)

ginnybranch stelling | Reply

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

Erin | Reply

I have a love affair with hats too! That wedding is so beautiful!

Album Boutique Team | Reply

So pretty! I love the amazing backdrop and all of the hats. Too fun.

bxcolby | Reply

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.

F and S @ sanebride | Reply

Love the attire and photos..especially the one of the dress hung in the gardens

Linda Morrow | Reply

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!

Alexia | Reply

Yay for Internet love! ;)

Sarah | Reply

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.

Various Projects | Reply

gooooorgeous view!

Patricia | Reply

LOVE the fan milk vase! and the whole wedding of course! Beautiful couple and beautiful setting and photos!

www.KimiaFerdowsi.com | Reply

love the birdcage for the cards…

Jesselyn | Reply

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 ;)

Becoming Mrs. Ford | Reply

holy headpiece! that cake is GORGEOUS. i want to eat it.

Linnea Watt | Reply

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

Kat | Reply

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!

RogueMagnolia | Reply

Wow that headpiece is something else!

bella | Reply

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

Ceri | Reply

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. :'(

Michelle | Reply

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


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