If you've never been to this rustic wedding location, Hidden Villa, is pretty much one of the best out there.
It has trails, barns, farms, a lodge, and lots and lots of animals. I highly suggest you check out Hidden Villa in Los Altos California on a day hike or just to pet the chickens, goats, or cows. Yes, that's right pet the animals. They encourage that. You can walk right into the yards. I was elated to be able to photograph this wedding as an associate photographer for Erin Beach.
How do you make this rustic location more beautiful, well, have a wedding there of course?!!
Susan and Viktor met online and most of their first dates involved walking their sweet pup Charlie. They bonded over their love of animals and their pup was dressed in a tux and the chosen ring-bearer at the wedding! Susan made him a suit to match the groom and groomsmen by altering a suit meant for a 3 year old boy. Her sewing skills did the trick because Charlie looked adorable and fit right in.
Susan's dress and hair were Grecian style. Long, flowing, and perfectly elegant. The bridesmaids dresses had a gorgeous sway to them following Susan's Grecian lead. Flowers were a mix of pink, purple, yellow, orange and red, popping out against the lush green backdrop of the Lodge front grounds.
Both families and friends gave the sweetest speeches at the family style dinner toasting and dancing well into the night.
Susan and Viktor chose an amazing Journey cover band that played rock classics like "Don't Stop Believing" and "Anyway you want it" to let loose to and break out their moves. Any and all who were their took the opportunity to sing along to the power ballads and dance their hearts out.
It is truly inspiring to see a couple that is a perfect match. Their life together will definitely be filled with love and laughter!