A Casual Garden Wedding at Rengstorff House in Mountain View, California

Angela Schiavone (29 and a writer/photographer) and James Hannibal (32 and a photographer) first spotted each other at a young age – at about 3 and 5, to be exact. Angela danced in the same ballet class as James’s cousins. Angela reconnected with them when they all attended the same college, which led to officially meeting James at an annual camping trip. They took boat rides, went hiking and windsurfed together, and after that trip their lives would never be the same. Six years later, Angela and James took a trip to Disneyland, where Angela always hoped her proposal would take place. James suggested they take a picture in front of Cinderella’s Castle, so he set up his camera and ran over to pose with Angela. Instead snapping a photo, however, the cameras recorded James getting down on one knee and proposing to Angela. The couple decided to have their wedding at Rengstorff House in Mountain View, California, an old-fashioned rustic house surrounded by gardens that created the perfect space for their casual, rustic wedding! The pink, blue and green color palette with gold accents decorated everything, from the sparkly gold invitations to the rose and peony blush bouquet and blue linens on the reception dining table! “I'm very happy that several of our guests are still raving about our wedding and how special it made them feel to be included,” says Angela. “I've been told it's because our love was so clear to everyone, and that our happiness on that day could not be matched.”