Corey and John - The Mountain Terrace, Woodside, CA

Corey and John had reached out to us for photography over 2 years ago, so we were all itching to document their special day. The day started with Corey getting ready at her parent’s home, while John got ready in a hotel that was merely a 5-minute walking distance away.

Due to timing, we knew we had to take bride and groom portraits with them before the ceremony. To make their first look special, we headed to Heritage Grove in La Honda, which featured a lush forest with beautiful light. Eric and Michelle, the lead photographers, experienced an emotional first look as John was blown away by how beautiful Corey looked.

After the portrait session, we make our way to Mountain Terrace, located in Woodside, which was about 15 minutes away from Heritage Grove where the bride and bridesmaids touched up their makeup and had a few drinks. Mountain terrace features a large open grass field surrounded by redwood trees and could accommodate a large number of guests for the wedding ceremony. The ceremony was accompanied by String Theory Quartet. The violinist, Benny Be, was in fact also the DJ for the rest of the evening! Each guest at the wedding ceremony had a small jar of bubble soap which made for a fun and cool looking wedding recession.

The wedding reception was held out on the 2-level deck located outside of the main building at Mountain Terrace. This allowed guests to enjoy the great weather outdoors. Guests were asked to move into the building after dinner for first dances and cake cutting. Corey’s parents had found a historic sword buried in their back yard years ago and had used it to cut their wedding cake. Shortly after, the sword was donated to a a local museum. The sword was then lended out to Corey and John so that they can cut their own wedding cake. How cool is that!?

Photography: Eric @inspiredbystudio
Coordinator: MaKenna @perfectlyplannedmoments
Hair and Makeup: Lisa
Floral: Jenny @busybeesfloral
Dress: @bridesofca
Invitations/Save-the-dates: @minted