It was the perfect, California evening - sunset (the golden hour), not hot, but not cold. The space was set for family and friends to come together and celebrate with each other.
A few weeks prior, we met to plan the celebration. Quickly, we were dreaming of warm woods, gilded gold touches, elegant charm, and lush greenery. Lots and lots of lush greenery. The venue that was chosen, Elizabeth Gamble Gardens, in Palo Alto CA, was the perfect spot - gorgeous historic buildings, rose beds, and walking paths would surround the dining space.
Custom made, gorgeous hand calligraphy invites and place cards set the tone impeccably.
The fresh eucalyptus and wildflowers, hand arranged to feel organic and free, touched every part of the space. Farm tables, x-back chairs, and crisp white linens were the perfect pieces for the night.
Guests arrived, shared a glass of wine and stories about the couple. Dinner was served, cornhole was played, and laughs were shared. At the end of the evening, the treat table, adorned with "The Best is Yet to Come" was enjoyed, and guests were sent home with custom made champagne bottle favors to remember the evening. Cheers!
Floral & Event Design: Kara Garavatti, Styled With Life (@styledwithlife)
Photography: Krista Marie Photography (@krista.marie.photography)
Calligraphy: Katie Michelle Designs (@ktmichelledesigns)
Rentals: Williams Party Rentals (@williamspartyrentals)
Hair and Makeup: Melissa Hoffman (@melissahoffmannbeauty)
Venue: Elizabeth Gamble Gardens