Bay Area Wedding Photographer Gabriel Harber » Fun, Artistic, Joyful Photography that is Real and Full of Stories

Masthead header

Ella + Chris | Atherton, CA | Garden Wedding

When Ella and Chris told me about their vintage inspired Mad Hatter, Alice in Wonderland themed wedding that was to be held at Ella’s grandparent’s house near Stanford University… I did the happy dance (I’m not proud).  As someone with a flair for theatrics, a love for dressing up, and an appreciation things done differently, I was so stoked to be invited to tell the story of their wedding.

And their wedding was pretty extraordinary.  Ella’s mother insisted on bee’s wax candles, which perfumed the dining area with their aroma.  Ella and her mom scoured yard sales, estate sales, and thrift stores for months before their wedding and collected a miss matched and gorgeous selection of vintage plates and saucers.  The instruction to their florist from Flora Grubb, was to make the flower arrangements fun, weird, and a little creepy.  The flowers were amazing.  The appetizers, from Le Papillon, were like little pieces of art.  Lowe House Creative rocked the event coordination and made sure that everything ran smoothly.  My buddy Hardy Wilson shot the extravaganza with me and we couldn’t help but dust off some fancy pants and dashing duds for the big event.

At one point in the evening, I found myself chatting with one of the guests, and I asked him what kind of work he did.  He said he said his father was a clown (one of my secret dream jobs) and that he was training to be a clown himself.  Of course… a clown.

Once the dancing began, the energy and joy that Ella and Chris shared with their guests flowed onto the dance floor, and the celebration rolled into the night.

madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0087madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0089madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0090madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0091madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0092madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0093madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0094madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0095madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0096madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0097madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0098madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0099madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0100

madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0101madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0102madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0103madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0104madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0105madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0106madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0107madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0108madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0109madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0110madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0111madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0112madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0113madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0114

madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0115

madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0116

 

madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0118

madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0119

madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0120madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0121madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0125madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0124madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0123madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0122

madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0126madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0128madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0127

madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0129madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0130

madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0131madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0132madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0133madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0134madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0135madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0136madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0137madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0138madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0139madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0140madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0141madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0142

madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0143madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0144madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0145madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0146madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0147madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0148madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0149madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0150madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0151madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0152madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0153madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0154madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0155madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0156

madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0157madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0158madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0159madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0160madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0161madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0162madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0163madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0164madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0165madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0166madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0167madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0168madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0169madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0170

madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0171madhatter_palo_alto_wedding0172

 

 

 

 

 

  • Christina - Stunning!December 19, 2013 – 8:48 am

  • Julie - sooooooooooo gooooood!!!December 20, 2013 – 7:38 pm

  • Michael Sasser- Denver Senior Photographer - wow this is one stylish wedding! You captured it so beautifully.December 30, 2013 – 6:16 pm

  • Mathew Irving Photography - Wow!! Incredible photography!March 3, 2014 – 1:13 pm

  • Bri McDaniel - Love love love!!March 12, 2014 – 4:09 pm

  • Lorraine Robles - Wow!!!! That was the best wedding. Everyone had so much fun. The pictures capture all the emotions exactly correct! Let’s do it again so Indigo can see it…August 7, 2016 – 4:10 am

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

*

*

Comments links could be nofollow free.