Woodside, California is a very special old-time saloon town located on the San Francisco Peninsula, with some of the most well-preserved historical buildings around. It is also home to a gorgeous, sprawling garden, known as Olive Hill, which was the perfect place to stage a setting filled with rustic design elements + a romantic, cultivated garden feel.
Photographer, Adriana Klas (who’s mother owns the beautiful garden!), and designer, Gillian Shenon, both grew up in Woodside + were excited to team up to bring their ideas for this editorial to life. Gillian says, My idea was to create a cocktail party around the garden’s pool, with colors that would compliment the cool blue water. I was inspired by a bartender in Saint Helena, who makes special artisanal cocktails, incorporating herbs and edible flowers, and felt that would be my place to begin. When you design a shoot, you hold the ideas in your mind until finally you execute, and I have to say this was more wonderful than I could have imagined – the scale was perfect!
That gorgeous bouquet was by Marisa Lyssand Garden Design.
We love how Gillian’s vision for a poolside cocktail party came to life!
A romantic Sarah Seven dress was just right for the beautiful surroundings…
Such a pretty setting, right? Thank you so much to the entire team below for sharing their talents with us today!
photography: Adriana Klas Photography // florals: Marisa Lyssand Garden Design // wedding dress: Sarah Seven // hair stylist: Wiyanna Rose Hair and Makeup // makeup artist: Wiyanna Rose Hair and Makeup // paper goods: Ellen Kyle, Found and Created // linen rentals: La Tavola Fine Linens // styling: Gillian Shenon Event Production // producing: Gillian Shenon Event Production // horse owner: Wiyanna Rose Hair and Makeup // seat cushions: La Tavola Fine Linens // wrought iron bistro table: Classic Party Rentals // chairs: Classic Party Rentals // umbrella: Kathleen Deery Design // bar decor items: One True Love Vintage