This past weekend we had the pleasure of shooting Jenny and Jeff’s unique and original wedding at the Ralston White Retreat in Mill Valley. We met this awesome couple through a referral from the wedding we shot in Mexico back in April. We knew it was going to be a special event from our conversations with Jenny and we had an amazing time being a part of this day.
From Jenny’s vintage inspired dress, to the beautiful grounds of the Ralston White Retreat, we tried to get everything we saw to fit inside of our cameras :) There’s a beautiful pond as well as trails going through the woods all around this venue. As it turns out, the Ralston White Retreat is a sixteen-bedroom mansion that was originally acquired as a wedding present by the owner to his wife. It was definitely a special treat to photograph in and around this venue.
The grand finale of the evening was the appearance of the Extra Action marching band, in which Jeff is the snare drummer. This group of performers was simply surreal as there were close to 20 people playing everything from wind instruments to a variety of percussion orchestrated together with dancers, all marching from the house to a field on the property. It was pitch black outside by this time but that didn’t stop us from getting some fun shots of the act.
Some favorites from the day:
Jenny’s head piece was just jaw-dropping:
Jeff’s off-white suit was a great choice for this venue and surroundings.
Loved the grounds of this Mill Valley retreat.
Jenny was such a natural for the photos.
This flower girl was such a cutie!
The interior of this historic mansion had so much character:
The centerpieces were hand-made and so unique and original.
This dog came with the grounds – he was a shy one but adorable nonetheless.
At the pond below the house:
Everyone was in tears when Jenny’s sister gave her speech:
Jenny and Jeff had a special set of cards and birdcage for people to write their wishes:
Absolutely delicious vegan cake with custom decorations.
There was a special area with dozens of masks set up for everyone on this wedding day. It was definitely a lot of fun.
The Extra Action marching band was providing some amazing entertainment into the night.
Congratulations to Jenny and Jeff on their beautiful wedding day!! We were excited to be a part of it.
To view another gorgeous Ralston White Retreat wedding photographed by Choco Studio visit Ralston White Retreat Wedding Photos