Sequoia Retreat Center – Ben Lomond – Wedding Photos of Monique and Joe

Photographing weddings in northern California is such a privilege. Wedding days like the one we had with Monique and Joe at the Sequoia Retreat Center in Ben Lomond, California really make us appreciate the beauty of where we live and the warmth of our clients and their families. Monique and Joe are especially kind and staggeringly intelligent. It was a pleasure and an honor to share their wedding day with them.

(See more wedding slideshow videos on my youtube channel)
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Nature gave us one of the most perfect weather wedding days I can remember. However, it takes more than good weather to put on an amazing wedding. We had a stellar team of wedding professionals who really brought it all together:

Venue: Sequoia Retreat Center
Cake: Arizmendi Bakery
Florist: Eco Flower
Hair: Jasmine Loren Salon
Makeup: Makeup by Kimberley
Catering: Local Harvest Catering
Event Planner: Lux & Jasper
Band: The Peelers

Stones & Flowers Wedding Photos – Ben & William

Last weekend, San Francisco Wedding Photographer, Jim Vetter Photography, had the great pleasure of photographing the sweetest wedding of the year for Ben and William at the lovely Stones & Flowers in Ben Lomond, California in the Santa Cruz Mountains. This venue is such an amazing place tucked away in the redwoods.  There are a bunch of little cabins for guests to stay in and the barn is gorgeous.  If you’re planning a rustic mountain wedding, check this place out.

Below is the video slideshow we made for Ben & William the day after the wedding…

The wedding was planned by Denise Addesso of The Wedding Connection who did a beautiful job for Ben & William.



Ben and William really went out of their way to assemble their wardrobe and accessories. The plaid fabric was sourced directly from Scotland and tailored by a personal friend of the couple.  (Notice that William’s kilt and Ben’s vest are the same fabric.)



The redwood forest surrounding Stones & Flowers is magical. This majestic stand of redwoods is just behind the amazing barn where the dancing took place.



I haven’t seen happier men in a long time. What a great couple. 🙂




As you can see, the wedding had both a Jewish theme (from Ben’s heritage) and a Scottish theme (William).







Thank you so much, Ben & William for including us in your amazing wedding day!

Wedding Service Professionals:

Venue: Stones & Flowers, Ben Lomond, CA
Planner/Coordinator: The Wedding Connection
Caterer: Crown Cafe
Floral: Seascape Flowers
DJ: Stephan Ford
Band: Rhythm Rangellers
Cake: The Buttery
Hair Stylist: Last Resort, Soquel, CA
Videographer: Aaron Lee Films
Photographer: Jim Vetter Photography