Old Hollywood Glam and an over the top dance party at this Oakland Winter Wedding.

Old Hollywood Glam and an over the top dance party at this Oakland Winter Wedding.

From the moment I met Shannon, I knew her wedding would be stylish and unique. Shannon and Will got married at the Sequoyah Country Club in the Oakland Hills. A bay area couple, this was the perfect, local backdrop to their old Hollywood glamour style. Shannon wore a vintage dress she found at Happy Isles Salon in Los Angeles and had it tailored by TailorMaid SF. She had her hair and makeup was done by Salt Spell Beauty which wrapped her old Hollywood look together flawlessly. Will wore Klein Epstein Parker suit with Gucci loafers. It was a rainy winter day so the whole wedding ceremony and reception were hosted indoors in the gorgeous historic Sequoyah dining hall. 

The couple kept their ceremony simple and danced the night away to the incredible Primo Pitino. Emily from Heart Throb Weddings took care of every last detail and the wedding was a perfect celebration. 

Ashley + Cooper • Montana Wedding

Ashley + Cooper • Montana Wedding

We followed typed directions up a dirt road from Helena to the Black Mountain Lodge, where the bridal party had been staying for a couple of days before the wedding.  Far from cell service and surrounded by National Forest stand a group of cabins that belong to the Hannon Family, distant cousins of Cooper’s family.  The late Northern light danced on the lilting grass and wildflowers around the cabins.


It felt like stepping back in time. The whole wedding felt like stepping back in time.  Or back into the Western imagination.  In a cattle pasture outside of Helena, we witnessed a beautiful melding of cultures and families~ the groom- basically cowboy royalty, the bride a California artist.  From the “Buddhish” ceremony under a chuppah and the signing of the ketubah to the anvil firing (look it up, it’s crazy), to a performance by a pop star, to dancing the hora on hay bales, we’ve never seen anything so beautiful and so deeply American.


Cooper and Ashley are at the nexus of two incredible families and surrounded by the most amazing group of talented friends, some are Artists and some are Ranchers and all came together for this incredible event.  Talk about a Western style wedding? This was Authentic with a capital “A”.  From bolo ties to apple pies, this was about as Montana of a Wedding you could get and everything felt so incredibly honest.  They even had an assortment of bug spray- from organic to deet.


We could tell you more about how much we love Montana (and we do), but I don’t think we’ll ever get as close to the roots of it as we did with participating in this wedding.  Hope you enjoy the photos!

Planning : Off the Beaten Path

Florals : Delisa Hiel

Hair and Makeup : Celeste- Beauty Operator

Dana & Jacks Wedding

Dana and Jack got married at the beautiful Pennisula Golf and Country Club in San Mateo. It was a wonderful evening with good drinks, good food and good people. 

 

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