Wedding Inspiration: A Garden Fête in Gilroy

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Kayla Bircher and Chris Baty met all the way back in middle school—he was her childhood best friend's friend's friend (catch that?).

Their first teenage date was at an EDM show, followed by a day at Dolores Park in SF. Then, after a long distance stint, at a New Year's Eve party, he presented her with a peach oval sapphire at the stroke of midnight.


On their big day, the two gathered with their loved ones on a private estate in Gilroy, Bircher's hometown. They sipped bourbon, got dolled up, and then Bircher presented her husband-to-be with a boudoir photo book during their first look.

The entire day was swathed in shades of blush and navy, from the bridesmaids dresses to the groomsmen's attire to the decor. There were bright crimson pops in all the floral arrangements, homey signs, and and a blooming white wedding arch. Rustic accents were found in decorative wine barrels, a birdcage card holder, and a vintage Chevrolet.

Gilded touches made their way into the reception with shimmering signs, gold-rimmed plates, and a sparkly tablecloth for the sweetheart table. Lush greens with scarlet blooms lined the table and the four-tiered cake. The newlyweds ate cupcakes, and danced on the stone paths and patio, under a canopy of warm string lights until the sun went down.

Venue: Private residence

Dress: Miosa Bride

Tuxedo: Mens Wearhouse

Bridesmaids dresses: David's Bridal

Hair: Camille Goldston Hair & Makeup

Bakery: Kevin Rodriguez Cristobal

Photography: Jen Vazquez

Linens: Timeless Linen Rentals

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