Wedding at the Gardens at Heather Farm

The Gardens at Heather Farm is such a beautiful venue and among one of our favorites in the Bay Area to shoot a wedding at (check out some of our other favorite outdoor wedding venues in Oakland). The afternoon sun that blanketed the grounds of Heather Farms on Emily and Ben’s wedding day presented a beautiful backdrop for a day full of fun, adventure and love- attributes of the couple themselves.

We have photographed a lot of weddings over the past decade, but we never get tired of capturing the moments on each unique wedding day and truly appreciating the work and attention that couples put into to making the day special not only for themselves but for their family and friends. One touch that we really loved at Ben and Emily’s wedding was a table that displayed the wedding photos of their family members. This highlighted one of the biggest aspects that we love about wedding photography, which is helping families preserve generational memories. It is great to know that the pictures we have captured throughout the years will one day be placed on tables such as these.

The ceremony and reception were filled with bouquets of soft, beautiful floral arrangement that coordinated with the romantic pastels of the bridesmaid dresses, which there were ten of (evidence of how well loved this couple is)! The couples wrote their own vows to each other and it was hard not to get a bit emotional ourselves when we listened to the stories of how their love has grown so far and how they will intentionally foster it’s continual growth. It is a pleasure to look back at photographs of the couple under the wooden gazebo draped with natural greenery and know that this was a moment that they were able to convey just how much they love each other while surrounded by their friends and families.

Emily and Ben created an evening full of love punctuated with many thoughtful details that really highlight the beauty of a natural light venue. Cheers to Emily and Ben and cheers to love!

WeddingsChris Brodell