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VENUE Boulder Ridge Golf Course Wedding | LOCATION San Jose, CA
LOCATION San Francisco City Hall | PHOTOGRAPHY Yourdreamphoto
I drove past this venue so many times and each time I really wanted to shoot a wedding over there. It looked almost like a mini-castle where my clean and classic style of photographs would fit in just perfectly. And then Nadia and Ahmed told me they were planning on doing their wedding exactly there - at Ledson Winery in Kenwood! It really is a gorgeous venue for a ceremony and reception. This was my first time photographing there and I'm pretty sure not the last one.
LOCATION Kenwood, CA | VENUE Ledson Winery | PLANNING l’Relyea Events | PHOTOGRAPHY YourDreamPhoto | FLORALS Kari Martz | CAKE Patisserie Angelica | CATERING Grapevine Catering | OFFICIANT Michael Wright | DJ DJ Aykut | TRANSPORTATION NVTT | HAIR & MUA Bella Bridal | RENTALS Classic Party Rentals | LIGHTING Twilight Design
I live in Berkeley and shoot a lot of destination weddings, but it’s always nice to have a little break and shoot a wedding that’s right next to you – in Oakland. This beautiful wedding was at the Oakland Terrace Room – an amazing venue with great views over Lake Merritt.
Last year I had a great opportunity to shoot this wedding with an amazing photographer Nima Salimi. It was held at a fabulous outdoors venue in Jack London State Park in Glen Ellen, Sonoma, CA.
As we all know Jack London loved having many guests and being around them, so he built here his ranch, a cottage, a winery and many other things to accommodate and welcome as many guests as possible. The territory is huge indeed and I can only imagine how many people were coming here in the past.
Right now it’s an amazing place for outdoor weddings. The winery ruins give you a plenty of space for all the tables, a dance floor etc. You can see the sun setting right behind the ruins giving you the most of the great California light for awesome photos.
I highly suggest visiting the place. It’s just filled with creative vibes. And it’s especially great to be here knowing how much Jack London did and accomplished during his life.