Alt. Brides is California's very first mobile bridal boutique, and we aim to provide today's modern bride with an alternative to bridal status quo. Marriages and bridal style have changed tremendously over the years, but bridal options that reflect current values and style are few and far between. We were tired of wedding boutiques offering the same traditional wedding shopping experience at exorbitant prices, so we sought a way to offer brides an alternative. By offering independent designers in a mobile bridal boutique, we're able to make finding your gown more accessible, more cost-efficient, laid-back, and way more fun. And we've begun our quest to provide a low-carbon bridal shopping experience by powering our mobile boutique with solar panels.
Our mobile boutique began its life as a 20-foot gun cargo van. Now, radically transformed, from gun metal to gorgeous, visitors can step through back glass doors into a chic, light-filled oasis with hand-crafted décor, comfy seating, and a spacious dressing room with plenty of mirrors. If you’d like to vibe to music while you shop, we've got you connected to the music of your choice.
Michaela Joy Photography
Michaela Joy Photography is a husband & wife team. We fell in love at a wedding. We fell deeper in love at our own wedding. We are ‘two tall lovers’ with a high vantage point, but we have also been known to lay in the dirt, because we know that you spent as much on your pedicure as you did on your eye makeup.
Lucille Lawrence Photography
I am Lucille Lawrence, a photographer and artist living in Oakland, California. Originally from Mendocino, I maintain strong roots to the community, drawing much of my inspiration from its rural bohemia and mystical scenery.
I love photographing just about everything. Marriage, babies, goats, feasts, gardens, sunsets, cities, furniture, laughing, crying; I'm your gal. My first love was performance and I see weddings and events as organic productions unfolding; creatively documenting the big and the small moments, the details, the in-between. I love staging just a bit of schmaltz but with the depth and optimism of a true believer and quiet observer.
Ella Sophie Photo
Hey! I’m Ella Sophie, I’m a visual artist, my medium of choice is photography. I photograph weddings, portraits, editorial art and boudoir - because I'm a bit of a workaholic and love it all!
Originally located in the Hudson Valley & NYC, I'm now based out of Oakland, CA, and available for photography throughout the bay area and beyond.
I studied commercial art, and then followed that with a BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. I’ve been in both solo and group exhibitions, and have had my images published in fashion, art, and bridal publications throughout the US.
I take a fine art approach to my work, so my image delivery is tactile, with prints that can be touched, turned, and cherished. I offer a full range of professional fine art print products. Because I believe your memories are print worthy.
Fern Foot Events
Madeline Hurst, owner of Fern Foot Events. wedding. With a lifelong love of crafting, food and design, (not to mention a talent for multitasking), the world of event coordination was just the challenge Madeline was looking for. After 4 years working with the fantastic team at boutique event company WHITNEY fusion events, she moved from the Bay Area to Mendocino to get cracking on her own labor of love with Fern Foot Events. To her, the company represents a love of the outdoors, the belief that simple is beautiful, and that no matter the budget; with loving attention, an event really shines. When she's not working on events, Madeline loves hiking coastal trails, thrifting for that perfect knick knack, and cooking homegrown feasts with her huge family.
PieTisserie began after San Francisco native Jaynelle St. Jean staged a window of her mother’s home as an iconic country window, with homemade pies set out to cool. Compelled to create her own small town in the city, she gave away slices to passersby willing to eat with neighbors. Jaynelle launched PieTisserie, making it her mission to fill the need for unique and delicious pies, and to remind people of the importance of pleasant surprises close to home via her Random Acts of Sweetness. Celebrate your wedding with PIE!
Arrow Art Studio
Sarah Reddish is a Boston-bred, Bay Area-based nomad, animal lover, nature seeker, and artist. After working as a graphic designer for Whole Foods Market, Sarah studied under Molly Jacques and was inspired to start her own studio in 2012. Arrow Art was born out of a love for that which is handmade, an obsession with vintage signage and a knack for nearly perfect penmanship. With a belief in doing things the old-fashioned way, Sarah specializes in hand lettering, custom chalk, and calligraphy. She has been commissioned by clients such as Revana Family Vineyard, Feisty Fashion, Chop Bar, St. George Spirits, Psychic Taxi, Plum Bar, The Vintage Bazaar, Pastini Pastaria, and The Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
Carla Malia is a San Francisco based hair stylist with over 9 years of experience. She graduated from the renowned Cinta Aveda Institute and is Vidal Sassoon ABC certified. Specializing in color corrections, special event styling, and bridal updos. Her background in art and oil painting enables her to see color, textures and shapes with a uniquely trained eye. Carla strives to stay ahead of the curve by keeping up with the latest trends in beauty and fashion, while continuing to take advanced training courses in an ever evolving industry.
All of our products are made by hand with locally sourced materials. The silk of our neck ties and the linings of our bags are all hand dyed. We use primarily homemade dyes*, extracted from foraged and composted materials; we collect avocado pits from our local Mexican restaurant, Dona Tomas and coffee grounds from our neighborhood Cro Cafe; Olives are foraged from our beautiful groves in Davis, California and Oxalis is cut from the lawns of our friends, to name a few.
Hand crafted leather and woven bags make the perfect gift for your bridesmaids. The exclusive white deer skin bridal clutch is custom made to hold all your wedding day essentials. Naturally dyed silk neck ties, are custom made for groom and his groom men.
"Rue 29 Napa Valley" Janice E. Twomey
The unique opportunity we have in Napa Valley to create a green wedding for our clients, all sourced within a 30 mile radius, is unparalleled in our country. If you are interested in lowering your carbon footprint, please know we are able to assist you in all kinds of creative, eco-friendly ways. Go green!
It is a sacred privilege and honor to be asked to assist with a wedding, whether by the couple or their family. It is an honor to be granted their trust and something that that I take very seriously. My weddings and events are a true labor of love
No two couples are alike and no two weddings are alike. It is my intention to always create a unique, one of a kind wedding that is a true, authentic representation of each couple’s love and devotion to one other.