Caroline & Justin Atherton, California

Our fathers met in college and have been close friends ever since, though somehow Justin and I never crossed paths until we started dating about four years ago. Because there is so much amazing history and love between our parents, our wedding represented more than just the union of us two– it was about our families coming together and becoming one. Sylvie did an incredible job of capturing the magic of our day. When looking at our photos, you can feel the love radiating from the images and understand the illustrated story behind them. These photos have quickly become our most valuable possession and we can’t wait to relive our wedding forever through them. 

Caroline's gorgeous Oscar de la Renta gown hangs in her dressing room; photo by Sylvie Gil
Artsy photographs of the bride before the ceremony wearing an Oscar de la Renta gown; photo by Sylvie Gil
Bridesmaids in a range of navy, black, and gray gowns help with the train of the bride's Oscar de la Renta wedding gown; photo by Sylvie Gil
The bride and bridesmaids show off their classic white bouquets and share laughs together before the ceremony during a bridal party shoot with Sylvie Gil
A classic bride and her bridesmaids pose for a bridal party shoot with Sylvie Gil
Nine bridesmaids in gray, navy, and black pose with the bride, dressed in a stunning Oscar de la Renta gown with a sweetheart neckline; photo by Sylvie Gil
The groom walks toward the camera surrounded by his dapper groomsmen, dressed in black tuxedos; photo by Sylvie Gil
Guests arrive to the open outdoor ceremony space; photo by Sylvie Gil
Caroline's father walks her down the aisle during the outdoor ceremony to give her away; photo by Sylvie Gil
The groom waits for his bride under a white floral arbor during the outdoor ceremony; photo by Sylvie Gil
The bride and groom hold hands and exchange vows as the groomsmen look on; photo by Sylvie Gil
The bride laughs during the ceremony as the couple exchange vows; photo by Sylvie Gil
The newly married couple walk back up the aisle as their friends and family cheer; photo by Sylvie Gil
A classic bride looks away, wearing a gorgeous Oscar de la Renta gown; photo by Sylvie Gil
A couple shoot with Sylvie Gil after the wedding - the bride wears a stunning Oscar de la Renta gown
The bride and groom pose together during a just married couple shoot with Sylvie Gil
Accent floral wreaths hang on a wrought iron gate outside the ceremony; photo by Sylvie Gil
White floral centerpieces mark the pre-reception drinks courtyard; photo by Sylvie Gil
A classic and elegant indoor reception - refined place settings and white florals; photo by Sylvie Gil
The bride and groom take their first dance; photo by Sylvie Gil
A loving father daughter dance at the indoor reception; photo by Sylvie Gil
The bride and groom share a smile during the reception party indoors; photo by Sylvie Gil
A three layer wedding cake surrounded by votive candles and draped with elegant white florals; photo by Sylvie Gil
An artsy look in through the reception hall windows as Caroline meets the guests at her wedding; photo by Sylvie Gil
Palpable joy during the groom's champagne toast seen in the bride's laughter; photo by Sylvie Gil
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Venue: Menlo Circus Club | Wedding Planner: Florabella | Catering: Menlo Circus Club | Florals: Florabella | Hair & Makeup: Kathy Thorpe, Samantha Vilaysak, & Ching Hoang | Cake: Cake Coquette | Linens: La Tavola | Ceremony Music: Elan Artists | Lighting: Everything Audio Visual | Entertainment: Ground Control | Rentals: Blueprint Studios & Classic Party Rentals | Transportation: Bauer