A Midsummer Night’s Dream Wedding
Janie and Cooper’s stunning A Midsummer Night’s Dream Wedding at the Berkeley Botanical Garden (for the ceremony) and the UC Berkeley Faculty Club was INCREDIBLE. They designed their day around the Shakespeare theme of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and called their wedding “A Midsummer Night’s Wedding.” It was just as dreamy as you would expect and there are SO many details and moments and places from this wedding that make me happy. Now that I’ve experienced it, I am not sure there is a more romantic experience than a Shakespeare themed wedding.
We started in the tower of the stunning Claremont hotel, where Janie and her ladies got ready in the prettiest room. Then we headed to the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden first to have an emotional first look between Janie and Cooper and then to head across the street to the Mather Redwood Grove for their beautiful ceremony. It was tears and laughter, celebrating them and their family and friends. From there we headed to the UC Berkeley campus where we did epic wedding party portraits, where the wedding party chugged beers under Sather Gate in an homage to their college days – too funny – and then for romantic portraits around the campus where these two first met (in Spanish class!).
Last but not least we headed to the UC Faculty Club where a team of designers and gardeners had turned the Faculty Club room (such a stunning old wood building – Julia Morgan designed it, I believe) into the most romantic, exceptional forest wonderland, which is where the theme of A Midsummer Night’s Dream wedding really came in. Seriously incredible you guys. Seriously drop dead gorgeous. I’ve seen this place before and photographed other weddings here and I’ve never seen it transformed quite like I did this night: It was truly lovely and really felt like a garden had been brought inside and built up for the wedding. http://www.simoneanne.com/And then we ended the night with an epic dance party, ice cream sandwiches, and too much fun.
WOW; A truly magical A Midsummer Night’s Dream wedding Enjoy! xx