Inspired by SWAN LAKES CASTLE - a hidden gem located in Northern California - BECCA WONG EVENTS created this modern inspiration which is beautifully captured by Northern California wedding photographer STELLA YANG. The venue was designed and constructed over the course of almost a decade, and took its own inspiration from Hluboká Castle in the Czech Republic. Becca tells us, "I was inspired to create a modern and elegant shoot after being immediately drawn to the historical architecture of the venue, with it’s grand front gate, high ceiling and striking cathedral windows.

Our bride wore “Noelle” by designer ALON LIVNE WHITE, a nude-illusion corset gown with crystal studded seams and a satin skirt with a high slit. ETTIE KIM STUDIO created paper goods that embraced the vision for clean and minimal design. ASH + OAK used ranunculus, hellebores, dogwood, sweet-peas, roses and more to artfully craft stunning bouquets, arrangements and ceremony backdrops. For the castle entrance we went for a tall dramatic installation and for the interior we decided to create a beautiful unique ceremony space in front of the windows. 

I wanted our tablescape design to stand out amongst the spacious reception area and tall windows. Combining earthy stoneware, two toned flatware, textured glassware, ghost chairs and a velvet azure linen for a pop of colour gave our tablescape a fresh and sophisticated look. BLOOMS BY JUNE topped it off with crafting the perfect four tier modern cake which we paired together with florals repurposed from the ceremony backdrops, creating a dreamy and romantic look for our dessert table.

A big thank you to Northern California wedding photographer STELLA YANG for sharing this beautiful wedding with us today. Hailing from China and fluent in Mandarin, Stella has the ability to relate easily with clients of many cultures and backgrounds. "I am equally as adept at photographing a modern, Western wedding as I am at respecting the etiquette of a tea ceremony. Capturing unique cultural traditions is one of the most beautiful aspects of wedding photography, and one that I am particularly adept at performing." If you're a California bride looking for a Northern California wedding photographer you can see more of her work in our VENDOR GUIDE.