Gardens at Heather Farm Wedding | Hannah + Marshall

Candid, Romantic outdoor Cowden Rose Garden Wedding, California | photo by © Evonne & Darren Wedding Photography, a husband-wife team in San Francisco and Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Hannah and Marshall had their wedding at the Gardens at Heather Farm in Walnut Creek, CA.  They wanted a venue that felt removed from the every day, and that they could turn into their own private space.  The Gardens fit the bill – they are gorgeous in June when everything is in bloom, and it could accommodate both their ceremony and their reception (with air-conditioning inside – also very important to them for everyone’s comfort!).  They also wanted to make sure the venue was easy for their guests to get to – more than half of their guests flew in, so the proximity to BART was great.  The most important thing to them was to have all of the people they love there for their big day.

They used the garden setting as inspiration, and their florist Canna Teng of Mints & Honey helped finalize their color palette. The colors were ivory, pink/coral, sage green, and bronze.  Hannah wanted something understated that would complement their setting and their attitude as a couple – casual, warm, and inviting.

Their good friend Kim Herbst is a professional artist and illustrator.  Hannah and Marshall knew they wanted to design their own invitations and have them be unique to their event.  Kim did an amazing job of illustrating the gazebo and the roses from their venue, and Hannah did most of the typesetting work and had them.

All of their gold rings came from Brilliant Earth in San Francisco.  Hannah’s engagement ring is a cushion-cut diamond, in the “Trio” setting on a 18kt yellow gold band.  They had the wedding band custom-made to match the engagement ring band and sit flush with the profile of the engagement ring setting.  Marshall’s wedding band is a matching classic 7mm 18kt yellow gold band.

Custom designed invitations by artist: Kim Herbst; Conflict free diamond engagement and gold wedding rings by Brilliant Earth | photo by © Evonne & Darren Wong, a husband-wife wedding photography team in San Francisco and Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Groom's Junghans automatic dress watch with calfskin strap; Bride's Movado Gold bracelet watch | photo by © Evonne & Darren Wong, a husband-wife wedding photography team in San Francisco and Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Hannah’s mom made her own wedding dress when she got married, and she knows a lot about fabric and garment construction.  Hannah tried on dozens of dresses, and in the end, she and her mom decided to take two different Casablanca Bridal dress styles and mash them up.  She ordered a dress custom-made to her measurements, with the bodice from one style and the skirt (minus some embellishments) from another style, and she added a champagne sash so her mom could tie the bow in the back for her.  It’s a time that she and her mom collaborated together on something that meant a lot to both of them that she won’t forget.

Bride getting ready, putting on white lace Wedding Dress by Casablanca Bridal, Hair and Makeup Artist: Faces by Emily | photo by © Evonne & Darren Wong, a husband-wife wedding photography team in California and Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

For the florals, they had dahlias, roses, succulents, and plenty of leafy greens throughout as Hannah wanted something natural that looked at home in the middle of a rose garden.  Marshall’s mom is a gardener and a textile designer, and she helped contribute ideas for the welcome table arrangement.  Everything all came together spectacularly.

Lush bridal bouquet with David Austin Juliet Peach Roses, Dahlias, and white roses Florist: Mints & Honey, California | photo by © Evonne & Darren Wedding Photography, a husband-wife team in San Francisco and Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Marshall had a suit custom-made for him by Tailors’ Keep in San Francisco.  He picked out the fabric and the styling details and is pleased to have a suit that fits him so well and will serve for other occasions in the future.  Most of his accessories (and his groomsmen’s accessories) came from the internet.  Hannah wanted ties that matched the color scheme, so he found some pink ones close to the color of the bridesmaids’ dresses, and he also found some nice tie clips and pocket squares to go along.

Groom wearing pastel pink tie and clip by: The Tie Bar | photo by © Evonne & Darren Wong, a husband-wife wedding photography team in San Francisco and Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Groom wearing boutonniere with succulents and white flower, with pink tie and classic gray suit, Florist: Mint & Honey, California | photo by © Evonne & Darren Wong, a husband-wife wedding photography team in San Francisco and Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

First look under garden arbor on wedding day, California | photo by © Evonne & Darren Wong, a husband-wife wedding photography team in San Francisco and Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

The bridesmaids both wore the Clara dress by J. Crew in Misty Rose.  Hannah let them choose their own outfits but requested that they match each other and their color scheme.  They ended up with exactly the same outfits, down to the shoes!

Soft sunlight, wedding bridal party group portraits. Gals wearing J. Crew misty rose color chiffon bridesmaid dresses | photo by © Evonne & Darren Wong, a husband-wife wedding photography team in San Francisco and Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Soft sunlight under the trees for wedding bridal portraits. Wedding Dress by Casablanca Bridal; Groom in custom gray suit by Taylor's Keep, San Francisco | photo by © Evonne & Darren Wong, a husband-wife wedding photography team in California and Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Pastel peach, pink, ivory color roses for bridal bouquets, Florist: Mints & Honey California | photo by © Evonne & Darren Wong, a husband-wife wedding photography team in San Francisco and Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Ethereal sunlight under the trees for wedding bridal portraits at The Gardens at Heather Farm, California. Hair and Makeup Artist: Faces by Emily | photo by © Evonne & Darren Wong, a husband-wife wedding photography team in San Francisco and Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Wedding direction sign, illustration by: Kim Herbst, California | photo by © Evonne & Darren Wong, a husband-wife wedding photography team in San Francisco and Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Rose-covered Gazebo with tile roof and adjacent Cowden Rose Garden with thousands of brightly colored roses in bloom, California wedding venue | photo by © Evonne & Darren Wong, a husband-wife wedding photography team in San Francisco and Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Gazebo and Rose Garden, elegant Wedding Ceremony venue in California | photo by © Evonne & Darren Wong, a husband-wife wedding photography team in San Francisco and Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Floral Wedding Aisle Markers in glass vase: Peach Dahlias and White Roses, for outdoor garden wedding. Florist: Mint & Honey, California | photo by © Evonne & Darren Wong, a husband-wife wedding photography team in San Francisco and Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Live Music by Magnolia Jazz Band at The Gazebo - Heather Farms, Outdoor Garden Wedding, California | photo by © Evonne & Darren Wong, a husband-wife wedding photography team in San Francisco and Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Hannah’s brother Jeremy officiated for them, and her other brother Matt was their master of ceremonies.  Jeremy got ordained just for them and struck the perfect attitude for their ceremony – non-religious, personalized, not too long, and with just a dusting of his particular brand of humor.
Hannah’s dad couldn’t be with them at the wedding, so her mom walked her down the aisle – it meant a lot to both of them to do that together.
Marshall was happier than she’s ever seen him as they stood together during the ceremony.  The photos prove how pleased they both were as they walked out as husband and wife!

Mom escorting Bride through thousands of brightly colored roses at the stunning Cowden Rose Garden just before wedding ceremony, California | photo by © Evonne & Darren Wedding Photography, a husband-wife team in San Francisco and Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Ceremony elegance: the Gazebo with slate tile roof and adjacent Cowden Rose Garden is a classic outdoor wedding venue, California | photo by © Evonne & Darren Wedding Photography, a husband-wife team in San Francisco and Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Perfect place to say "I Do", the rose-covered Gazebo with slate tile roof is a classic garden wedding venue, California | photo by © Evonne & Darren Wedding Photography, a husband-wife team in San Francisco and Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Classic outdoor wedding ceremony elegance at the rose-covered Gazebo with slate tile roof, California | photo by © Evonne & Darren Wedding Photography, a husband-wife team in San Francisco and Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Hannah’s dad couldn’t be there at the wedding, and the bride’s family did an amazing job of sending him photos and videos all day long.  Usually, those advertisements for how technology brings people closer together seem really sappy, but it was real and powerful for them that day.  Sadly, her dad passed away a week later, and they all felt grateful that he held on long enough to enjoy the wedding remotely.  It was a bittersweet time, but they felt so much love that day from all around.  It was surreal and very humbling.
Hannah’s maternal grandparents were also able to be there – they live in Sausalito and are in their mid-90s, so traveling is never a guarantee.  It meant so much to them that they were there, and they got some great portraits of 4 generations of the family. It was also the first time all of that side of the family plus significant others and kids were in one place for the first time in years.
The most amazing thing was just seeing everyone they cared about in the same room there to help them celebrate.  Their families got to meet, and they loved hearing about some of the little candid moments people had shared that day.

Romantic outdoor Gazebo and Rose Garden Wedding, California | photo by © Evonne & Darren Wedding Photography, a husband-wife team in San Francisco and Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Bright, Airy, Romantic outdoor Cowden Rose Garden Wedding, California. FujiFilm color negative | fine art photo by © Evonne & Darren Wedding Photography, a husband-wife team in San Francisco and Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Sunny, Romantic outdoor Cowden Rose Garden Wedding, California. FujiFilm color negative | fine art photo by © Evonne & Darren Wedding Photography, a husband-wife team in San Francisco and Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Sunny, Romantic outdoor Cowden Rose Garden Wedding, California. FujiFilm color negative. Hair and Makeup Artist: Faces by Emliy | fine art photo by © Evonne & Darren Wedding Photography, a husband-wife team in San Francisco and Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Romantic outdoor Cowden Rose Garden Wedding with natural sunlight, California. Hair-Makeup Artist: Faces by Emily | photo by © Evonne & Darren Wong, a husband-wife wedding photography team in San Francisco and Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Just Married, couple walks through thousands of brightly colored roses at the Cowden Rose Garden, California | photo by © Evonne & Darren Wedding Photography, a husband-wife team in San Francisco and Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Sunny, Romantic outdoor Cowden Rose Garden Wedding, California | photo by © Evonne & Darren Wedding Photography, a husband-wife team in San Francisco and Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Romantic outdoor Cowden Rose Garden Wedding, California. Conflict free diamond engagement and wedding ring by Brilliant Earth | photo by © Evonne & Darren Wedding Photography, a husband-wife team in San Francisco and Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Romantic, hazy sunlight at dusk, wedding bridal portraits in California | photo by © Evonne & Darren Wong, a husband-wife wedding photography team in San Francisco and Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Pastel Pink and Peach color escort cards by Cards de Luxe at rustic elegant Garden Wedding, California | fine art photo by © Evonne & Darren Wedding Photography, a husband-wife team in San Francisco and Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Floral centerpiece with blush pink and peach color escort cards by Cards de Luxe at rustic elegant Garden Wedding, California | fine art photo by © Evonne & Darren Wedding Photography, a husband-wife team in San Francisco and Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Tall floral centerpiece with David Austin Juliet Peach Roses, Baby's Breath, Dahlias at rustic luxe Garden Wedding, California. Floral Design: Mints & Honey | fine art photo by © Evonne & Darren Wedding Photography, a husband-wife team in San Francisco - https://evonneanddarren.com

Floral centerpiece with David Austin Juliet Peach Roses, Baby's Breath, Dahlias, Succulents at rustic elegant Garden Wedding, California. Florist: Mints & Honey | photo by © Evonne & Darren Wedding Photography, a husband-wife team in San Francisco - https://evonneanddarren.com

Large windows for natural light, vaulted beamed ceiling, hardwood floors for wedding reception party at Camellia Room, Heather Farms, Walnut Creek, California. Planner: Simply Perfect Weddings | photo by © Evonne & Darren Wedding Photography, a husband-wife team in San Francisco - https://evonneanddarren.com

Decorative sheer draperies and lights hung from vaulted wood beamed ceiling, held at an elegant, bright and airy indoor wedding reception in California | photo by © Evonne & Darren Wong, a husband-wife wedding photography team in San Francisco and Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Peach, pink, ivory and gold table decor color theme for a rustic luxe, bright and airy indoor wedding reception in California. Florist: Mints & Honey | photo by © Evonne & Darren Wong, a husband-wife wedding photography team in San Francisco and Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Blush Pink napkins and escort card, Planner: Sophie Lai of Simply Perfect Weddings | photo by © Evonne & Darren Wedding Photography, a husband-wife destination duo in California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Blush Pink, Peach and Ivory color themed wedding reception table setting, Floral Design: Mints & Honey | fine art photo by © Evonne & Darren Wedding Photography, a husband-wife team in California & Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Hannah and Marshall both love going to see live music together, and they were excited for an excuse to hire a live band for our wedding.  It was so much more dynamic and fun than having a DJ, so they ended up having Magnolia Jazz Band at the wedding.  Their guests loved them, and they’re real professionals.  They learned a first dance routine and practiced to their recording of “I Will” to get the timing down.  It all paid off and they nailed it on the big day.

Bright, airy wedding reception with live music by Magnolia Jazz Band in California | photo by © Evonne & Darren Wong, a husband-wife wedding photography team in San Francisco and Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Candid moment, grandma hugging groom at wedding reception in California | photo by © Evonne & Darren Wong, a husband-wife wedding photography team in San Francisco and Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Marshall makes cheesecake, and Hannah likes to eat cheesecake, so they had to have a cheesecake bar instead of traditional wedding cake.  Susan Morgan of Elegant Cheese Cakes was the baker.  They loved her flavors and were excited to let the cake speak for itself, rather than commissioning a big sculpture of a cake.  Catering was by Angie Lindorf and her team at Sunrise Bistro and Catering, and they did an awesome job.

Gourmet triple mocha, coffee and vanilla cheesecake for wedding cake in California, by Elegant Cheese Cakes | photo by © Evonne & Darren Wong, a husband-wife wedding photography team in San Francisco and Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Gourmet bourbon vanilla bean cheesecake with orange zest for wedding reception in California, by Elegant Cheese Cakes | photo by © Evonne & Darren Wong, a husband-wife wedding photography team in San Francisco and Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

Bride and Groom cut their wedding cheese cake, by Elegant Cheese Cakes, Half Moon Bay | photo by © Evonne & Darren Wong, a husband-wife wedding photography team in San Francisco and Hawaii - https://evonneanddarren.com

It was such a pleasure working with such a talented creative team:

Photographers:  Evonne & Darren Wong of Evonne & Darren Photography
Event Planner:  
Sophie Lai of Simply Perfect Weddings & Events
Ceremony Location:  Gardens at Heather Farm
Reception Location:  Gardens at Heather Farm
Floral Designer:  Mints & Honey

Wedding Dress Designer:  Casablanca Bridal
Bridal Salon:  Brides of California
Wedding Shoes Designer:  Kenneth Cole
Bride’s Engagement Ring & Wedding Ring:  Brilliant Earth
Bride’s Jewelry: Paternal grandmother’s pearl earrings and necklace
Groom’s Wedding Ring:
 Brilliant Earth
Groom ’s Wedding Attire:  Tailors’ Keep
Groom’s Shoes Designer:  Ecco
Bridesmaids’ Dress Designer:  J. Crew
Bridesmaids’ Shoes Designer:  
Various
Groomsmen’s Attire:  The Black Tux
Groomsmen’s Shoes Designer:  
Various
Hair & Makeup Stylist:  
Emily Nguyen of Faces by Emily
Invitations/Stationery Designer:  Kim Herbst
Invitations Printer:  Wedding Paper Divas
Escort Cards:
 Susanne Wong of Cards de Luxe
Officiant:  
Jeremy Story (bride’s brother)
Caterer:  Angie Lindorf of Sunrise Bistro & Catering
Cheese Cakes:  Susan Morgan of Elegant Cheese Cakes
Ceremony Musician:  Magnolia Jazz Band
Reception Musician:  Magnolia Jazz Band

Lighting:  J & J Event Design
Wedding Favors: Alexander’s Patisserie

Congratulations, Hannah and Marshall!  We wish you both a lifetime of love and happiness together!

Gardens of Heather Farm
1540 Marchbanks Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 947-1678

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