When I first met Heather and Clayton a month before the wedding to tour the venue and discuss some final details about their dream wedding day instantly I knew how much in love with each other they are and how lucky they are to find each other 11 years ago. A very romantic outdoor couple, who decided to travel to Yosemite a year ago for the weekend in one cold , rainy winter day... They "sat at the cafe of the Ahwahnee Hotel , drinking tea and hot chocolate, waiting for the snow. Little did Heather know, Clayton was planning on proposing to her when it was snowing. Once the likelihood of snow increased, Heather and Clayton started venturing through the valley, back to their hotel. They stopped at a place along the river with a perfect view of Yosemite Falls on the right and Half Dome on the left. Clayton stood behind Heather, hugging her, spun her around, and got down on one knee asking if she would marry him. Of course, she said yes! "
A year of wedding planning after the proposal on January 19th, 2019 Heather and Clayton , a high school sweethearts tied the knot at The Brazilian Room in Tilden Park , Berkeley, CA. An indoor venue with an outdoor ceremony side and absolutely spectacular landscape surrounding it. The day was more than perfect. Although , it rained almost the entire week, luckily at Heather and Clayton's wedding there wasn't even a drop of rain that day.
Heather and Clayton's wedding day was filled with love and laughter . The smiles of their faces didn’t leave them the whole day and evening. Even when I asked Heather to just relax for some portraits she couldn’t hide her happiness and smile from her beautiful face. When Clayton opened his gift from Heather, his hands were shaking , his heart was trembling, and when he saw Heather walking at the aisle his face was the happiest man's face I have seen, honestly... it was almost time to say I do. It was a very special winter wedding day surrounded by family and friends and I was more than thrilled to be a part of it. Thank you Heather and Clayton for your trust in me and my work to capture your very memorable day. Besides that I am very thankful to Trish McDermott from The Arlington for being the event coordinator and making everything to run so smoothly that evening.
The wedding day started at The Lafayette Park Hotel and Spa and ended with a wild dance party at the Brazilian Room.
Ring Designer: Brilliant Earth
Make up and Hair by Adela Lopez from The Traveling Stylist
Beautiful Girls' robes by LeRoseGifts on Etsy
Florist Valarie Rome-Jessup from A Loves in Bloom
Heather's friends admiring her wedding ring
The very special gift from Clayton to Heather. A heart inside a walnut box made by Clayton for Heather.