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When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.

-John Muir

If you think about the perfect San Francisco couple, it’s them, Christine and Jesse.

They enjoy biking every weekend through the different mountains and parks around the Bay Area. They have such a cute dog and a furry cat who are members of the family. They have such a great taste for life and being free spirits, it was a joy to be able to capture that essence of life on their wedding day.

They decided to get married at Shelldance Orchid Farm, an orchid nursery that sits on top of the hills and overlooks the Pacific ocean. When I walked inside this place for the first time, I couldn’t believe my eyes.  There were so many colorful plants and flowers that wanted to play with us. It was easy to understand where to have their first look, in one of the many greenhouses, immersed in the rows of orchids.

The intimate ceremony was on the side of the mountainous hills with an intimate gathering of friends and family wrapped around them. She was wearing a very stylish dress from BHLDN, totally a Californian babe.

The reception was took place within the many rooms and open areas of the greenhouses.

The Ferny and Traver peacock chairs made quite a statement! Paired with the bohemian ambiance of orchid gardens, these chairs were a perfect match for the bride and groom.

The Peche is an old enamel bath all the way from Hungary, rusted in all the right places, it provided a unique drink bucket for this indie wedding.

An eclectic mix of old farm tables provided a home for loving details: farewell sparklers/matches, family photos, and floral arrangements.

For the flowers – Christine wanted a California cool vibe – organic in movement and natives to the area.  Since the venue is so breathtaking we didn’t need to do too much and wanted to keep it feeling light and airy with a more deconstructed feel and negative space within the arrangements and garlands.  We wanted the flowers to enhance, but not dominate the space.

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Creative Team
Photography – Lilly Red Creative
Venue – Shelldance Orchid Gardens
Vintage Rentals – Pieces by Violet
Floral Design – The Floral Times
Catering – Tacolicious
Dress – BHLDN

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