This sweet Redwoods venue is easily one of my favorite locations that I get to shoot weddings at. Deer Park Villa has an outdoor setting surrounded by old-growth redwoods - some of the longest living trees on earth! The space between the trees was draped in dainty sparkling lights that hung over the bride and groom, Kateland and Tyler, as they said I do. The venue is located near the heart of San Francisco in Fairfax, California and for many of my bay area clients, it’s the perfect choice for location - with its “out there in the woods” feels while only a short jaunt to the city.
Capturing Kateland and Tyler’s wedding day was a true privilege. Their style was classic and vibrant, pulling inspiration from a boho ‘70s feel meets shabby chic. Kateland was like a modern-day Stevie Nicks on her wedding day, and if I might be so bold to say, in her everyday life too. She’s a total easy-going badass and mother. She was a class act in what was probably my favorite wedding dress to date; a Rue De Sein white dress with gorgeous flowing tassels and lace.
Kateland loves records and record stores. While she was getting ready with her bridesmaids, Tyler brought her a vintage Dwight Twilley Band Record signed “Twilley, don’t mind if you listen to this while you get ready”. When I went into the closet to grab the bridesmaid’s dresses, I was so excited to see they were the beautiful burnt orange velvet dresses that I’ve been loving on Pinterest and Instagram. They photograph like a dream.
Tyler and Kateland have the most adorable little baby boy named Russell who they dressed to match Tyler’s Groomsmen.
After the ceremony, Kateland and Tyler joined the cocktail reception, and the champagne was poured for a welcome toast led by Kateland’s father, Bob, as guests took their seats under the redwood trees. This space was so magical for dinner and the wedding planner, Haley, did such a great job designing the layout.
After the reception, friends just as chill and mellow hearted as Kateland and Tyler gathered around the outdoor fire pits under the old-growth and smoked joints and cigars from their cigar bar while sipping martinis and whiskey; bridging the gap between classic and boho all the way to the last hoorah of their wedding. Pizza rolled out paired with a sundae bar for the guests with late-night munchies.
Surrounded by hugs and beautifully stylish humans, Kateland and Tyler locked in their love for each other. I was so happy to take part in this wedding and the pictures might just be some of my favorites.
Thank you to these vendors for helping make Kateland and Tyler’s wedding so amazing and beautiful:
Second Photo Shooter- Photography by Aubrey
Coordinator - Hitched By Haley
Floral- Poppy's Petalworks Floral
Music - Runaway DJ
Food - Ray's Catering Arrival