The Knot’s pick of best outdoor sites features the Redwood Grove at the UC Botanical Gardens. This place is beautiful ~ the tall redwood trees create a very magical and romantic setting while the amphitheater creates an atypical but intimate ceremony site. We coordinated Christine and Tom’s wedding here last August. Everything from the floral arrangements to the voluptuous redwoods was stunning and caught the guests by surprise.
The service started with the bridesmaids and groomsmen entering from behind the guests as tradition states, but the bride and her father walked through the trees down a winding path in front of the amphitheater, allowing the guests to sneak a peak of the bride in between the tree trunks and the greenery. During the service, Christine’s brother joined the musicians by playing the violin. It was romantic, peaceful, and perfect!
Ceremony Venue · UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens
Reception Venue · The Berkeley City Club
Florist · Grandi Flora
Photographer · Darcy Padilla
Videographer · Martin Meyer
DJ · Denon & Doyle
Ceremony Musicians · The Sterling Trio