California Garden Wedding

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.

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


Once Wed was launched in March 2008 to meet a need in the marketplace for an online listing service for second-hand wedding dresses. Within a short time, the company had developed into an online wedding publication and resource to provide newly-engaged brides with inspiration and tools to plan their dream wedding. 

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