The Mountain Terrace Woodside Wedding

Splashes of vibrant red & cherry, towering green and golden redwood trees, a sharp royal blue suit, and a stunning lace dress. Add in tons of love and laughter, a bag-pipe player AND a cellist, a special pair of chop sticks, the best First Look I’ve ever seen, and a family who really knows how to get down on the dance floor. This was the making of Vanessa and Ismael’s magical, colorful, joyful wedding at The Mountain Terrace in Woodside, CA.


This beautiful couple have been together since 2016, but the way they carry themselves together- you’d swear it was the creation of a loving decade-long relationship. Vanessa & Ismael met like many modern couple do- online via a dating app. They had one of their first dates at Sessions in the Presidio located in San Francisco and have been glued together ever since! The couple still reside in the city with their super cute fur baby kitties- Ziggy & Sequoia. Be sure to check out Vanessa & Ismael’s rings down below. Vanessa’s engagement ring is my most favorite to date!


To Vanessa & Ismael: thank you again for allowing me to serve you and capture your wedding day! I had so much fun romping around the redwoods, beautiful lawn, and that super cute tree swing with you two. Vanessa- you were absolutely gorgeous in that dress and Ismael’s reaction during your First Look really said it all! Ismael-again, your reaction at the First Look- priceless! I’ll never forget how much love and joy filled your eyes when you turned to see your lovely Bride. Both of you were such epic dancing machines along with the rest of your family. You guys really know how to through a party! Thank you again for having me photograph this amazing part of your love story. Congrats on becoming husband & wife! I know you two will have the most beautiful marriage.  



Venue: The Mountain Terrace, Woodside, CA

Coordinator- The Mountain Terrace, Brooke Bauer

Officiant-Friend, Bev Lenihan

DJ-Four Leaf Entertainment, Niall Stevenson

Cellist- Charles Wang

Florist- Laurie Chestnutt Florals, Laurie Chestnutt

Bakery- The Cakemaker, Bala Subrahmanyam

Dress- Janene's Bridal           

Catering- The Mountain Terrace       

Invitations, Programs, Menus- Minted

Hair and Makeup, Makeover Galore – Makeover Galore, Elena Malevanaya