J & D in Mill Valley » Outdoor Art Club Wedding / by Vivian Chen

J and D live in New York but have a lot of family in the Bay Area, especially since J is a California native. For their destination wedding, the chose the Outdoor Art Club for a low key elegant celebration surrounded by the natural beauty of the gardens and Mill Valley. They were also drawn to the unique wooden architecture of the Bernard Maybeck building. I met D and J for their first look at the venue before walking over to Old Mill Park with their sibling wedding party for portraits under the redwoods. D’s aunt officiated their wedding while J and D’s nieces and nephews participated as flower girls and ring bearers. There were a few Jewish traditions present like the sharing of wine and the breaking of the glass, a nod to D’s family heritage. After the ceremony, guests mingled with the couple in the gardens while enjoying passed appetizers and drinks before heading into dinner for a delicious dinner. Hilarious toasts from the couple’s siblings kicked off the evening of dancing, dessert and merriment.

Wedding Venue: Outdoor Art Club // Wedding Coordinator: Jessica Uhl of City Lights Event Company // Floral Design: Belle-Flower // Caterer & Rentals: Trumpet Vine Catering // Lighting: Marin Event Lighting // Cake: Live Love Bake // Hair & Make-Up: Rachel Rockwood Artistry // DJ: ChungTech