Madeline & Kyle: A Backyard Wedding with Stained Glass and Southern Charm

January 20, 2024

Nestled in the backyard of the bride’s family home in the California Central Valley, this wedding day was an absolute dream. Madeline, a visionary with an eye for design, poured her heart into every element. From the restored stained glass window used as the backdrop for their ceremony, to the individually selected stamps that adorned the corner of each guest’s invitation envelope; every single detail was as intentional as it was beautiful.

Shot on digital + 35mm film.

Designer/Installer of the overhead install, cake and bouquet design, stationary/paper goods design and creation, and BRIDE: Madeline O’Brien (
Furniture and carpets: Gather Events (@gather.2.gether)
Event Floral Designer: Megan Garke
Photobooth: @photomatica
Bridal Makeup: @innerbeautylyss
Bridal Party Makeup: @aishasmakeup_artistry
Wedding dress: @sarahseven
Catering: @greensontenth
Coordinator: @danielledelgadillo_
Stained glass windows: @cultrevivalsf
Others who helped bring Maddie’s vision to life: her father, mother, in-laws, and many others

 head due north