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Gamble Garden Palo Alto Wedding

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Gamble Garden Palo Alto Wedding

Small weddings in an intimate setting are such a joy to capture; you don't have the crazy stress of a million things happening at once, and crowds of people to corral from one place to another. The bride and groom can actually sit and talk to all their guests, enjoying the moment throughout the day. Mary and John chose Elizabeth Gamble Garden Center in Palo Alto for their intimate celebration, and I have to admit this place is a hidden gem (and remarkably affordable, I'm told). If you can deal with no amplified music/voices (enter three string quartet), shutting down by 10pm, and inviting no more than 50 guests, this venue can be had for a steal. There are so many places to explore: the historical house, a myriad of gardens, gazebo, fountains, towering oaks – it's so fun for us photographers and provides variety for the couples. I was excited to work again with Judi, owner of Taste-Full Events – one of the finest foodie-certified caterers in the Bay Area. When I found out she was handling things, I knew the food was gonna be out of this world! To top off the culinary treats, dessert was presented by a Bay Area startup on pace to be the top artisan ice cream maker in town.

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