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Kyle and Lauren’s Garden-Inspired Atherton Wedding: An Elegant Affair to Remember



Amidst the lush greenery and the tranquil surroundings of Lauren’s childhood home in Atherton, Kyle and Lauren embarked on their forever journey, surrounded by an intimate gathering of family and friends. The essence of the garden setting provided a picturesque backdrop to a wedding that showcased their love, and the comfort of home played a pivotal role in making their special day genuinely captivating.

The Venue: Turning a Memory Space into a Wedding Haven

Choosing Lauren’s childhood home as their Atherton wedding venue was a nod to the couple’s fondness for sentiment and tradition. The beauty of the familiar space, transformed into an elegant oasis, perfectly echoed their theme of a blooming future rooted in treasured memories. With every corner a testament to the couple’s past and present, the guests were welcomed into a heartwarming space that spoke volumes of the couple’s journey and the start of their new life together.

The Décor: Enchanting Florals and Dreamy Lights

Floral designer Amanda Vidmar turned the garden into an enchanting venue with her blooming creations, seamlessly blending the arrangements with the existing flora. The choice of flowers complemented the natural beauty of the garden, creating a surreal, fairy-tale atmosphere. Perfection for this Atherton wedding! As the sun dipped behind the trees, Illuminate’s subtle lighting cast a warm glow, highlighting the intricate details and adding a magical touch to the evening festivities.

The Style: Exquisite Elegance Meets Personalization

Lauren was a vision in a dress by Mira Zwillinger from Marina Morrison’s bridal boutique, which reflected the garden’s ethereal charm. Kyle’s attire, tailored by J. Hilburn, complemented Lauren’s ensemble, creating a picture of contemporary elegance. As they walked down the aisle, the couple embodied the day’s personalized approach, with each element of their attire chosen to reflect their unique styles.

The Ceremony: A Serenade of Love

As the String Quartet from Synchronicity filled the air with melodious tunes, Kyle and Lauren exchanged vows under the canopy of trees that bore witness to Lauren’s growing years. The sweet strains of music, a symphony harmonizing with nature’s own sounds, lent a sacred aura to the exchange of rings and the heartfelt promises that tied them as husband and wife.

The Celebration: Love, Laughter, and Dancing Under the Stars

Following the sentimental ceremony, the reception unfolded with a burst of joy and celebration. DJ Summertime, All the Time, ensured the dance floor remained animated throughout the night, with guests moving to the beat under the starry sky. Catering was exquisitely handled by Heirloom Catering, while Theoni Collection and Hensley Event Resources provided stylish rentals and linens, turning each table into a canvas of elegance perfect for a night of festivities.

Kyle and Lauren’s wedding day was a true celebration—of their love, of the beauty that surrounds us, and of the pure joy that comes from beginning life’s journey in a place that is so close to the heart. Their garden-inspired Atherton wedding was not just a testament to their commitment but also a showcase of how the simplest places, when filled with love, can become the grandest of venues.

Planning | Heather Rice Events
Photography | Catherine Leanne Photography
Cinema | Ali & Brandon
Floral Design | Amanda Vidmar
Beauty | Dream Catcher Artistry
Bridal Boutique | Marina Morrison
Dress Designer | Mira Zwillinger
Groom’s Attire | J. Hilburn
Stationery | Union Street Papery
String Quartet | Synchronicity
DJ | Summertime, All the Time
Catering | Heirloom Catering
Rentals | Theoni Collection
Linens | Hensley Event Resources
Lighting | Illuminate
Beer Truck | Classic Drafts



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