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A Garden-Inspired Woodside Wedding: Patrick & Kelsey’s Enchanted Celebration



In the heart of California’s lush landscapes, the charming town of Woodside came alive with the sound of wedding bells for a truly special couple. Patrick and Kelsey, with their deep love for nature and each other, chose the serenity of a private estate to lay the foundation for their future together. Their garden-inspired wedding, suffused with elegant florals and the warmth of familial joy, was nothing short of a fairytale unfolding in real-time.

The Venue: An Idyllic Private Estate

Under the canopy of towering trees and amid sprawling greenery, the private estate offered a canvas of natural grandeur. The couple’s discerning taste elevated the space, integrating their personalities seamlessly into the environment. The manicured lawns, reflecting the care and cultivation akin to their relationship, awaited guests for an intimate ceremony.

The Ceremony: A Testament to Love and Growth

As the radiant California sunshine filtered through the leaves, casting dappled shadows and lending a soft glow to the day, Kelsey made her entrance. Her gown, as if kissed by the essence of spring itself, featured delicate floral embroidery that trailed like ivy down the aisle. Patrick waited, his eyes brimming with anticipation and emotion, against the backdrop of a bespoke wooden arch. This structure, teeming with blossoms and greenery, symbolized the growing, thriving love they shared.

A hush fell over the gathered loved ones as the couple exchanged vows that were heartfelt and earnest. The gentle rustle of leaves and the soothing sound of a distant stream underscored their promises to each other. It was a dance of natural splendor with human sentiment—a perfect synthesis that would resonate throughout the day’s celebrations.

The Reception: Delights Both Culinary and Aesthetic

As day turned to dusk, the sky painted in pastel hues, the reception commenced. Tables adorned with vases overflowing with wildflowers, herbs, and garden roses created a feast for the eyes. The soft flicker of candlelight lent a touch of magic to the wooden tables, each piece carved with names of various botanical wonders that reflected the couple’s garden theme.

The culinary offerings were a nod to the abundance of the earth—a cornucopia of local produce crafted into dishes that were as pleasing to the palate as the surroundings were to the senses. Each course carried the freshness of the garden, and much like the couple’s journey, was a blend of different flavors and textures coming together in delightful harmony.

Memorable Touches: Personal and Unique

Patrick and Kelsey’s personalities were infused into every element of their wedding. From the hand-painted signs guiding guests through the ‘Garden of Love’ to the bespoke cocktails named after their beloved pets, the wedding was a reflection of their life together. Even the guestbook was an homage to their love of flora—a canvas for fingerprints to bloom into a tree, representing each guest as part of their life’s garden.

Dancing Under the Stars: A Lifetime of Joy Begins

As the night enveloped the estate, a constellation of string lights twinkled overhead, mirroring the starlit sky. The couple’s first dance was a poetic mirror to their journey—a gentle beginning, gradually swelling with passion and joy, much like the garden around them, destined for growth and vibrant life.

Patrick and Kelsey’s Woodside wedding was a testament to the beauty that arises when two souls, much like two seeds planted side by side, grow in unison, creating something far grander than themselves. Their garden-inspired celebration was not just a day to remember, but a vivid reminder of the love that can bloom when nurtured by care, respect, and an unwavering commitment to one another.

Planning | Events Etc.
Photography | Catherine Leanne Photography
Cinema | Hitmaker Films
Floral Design | Vo Floral
Cake | Woodside Bakery & Sprinkles Cupcakes
Beauty | Carly Wise
DJ | D Jay
Dress Boutique | SF Bridal Galleria
Dress Designer | Lazaro
Custom Veuve | Poptarts & Peonies



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