The moment Ryan saw his bride, he couldn't stop the tears and had to keep stepping away to take a moment. These two knew they never wanted a traditional wedding and instead chose to make their wedding day an intimate celebration, exchanging rings on the balcony of SF City Hall and spending time with their friends and family in a beautiful patio garden reception at Stable Cafe. At the end of the day, they couldn't wait to get into their PJs and just spend each and every day together as husband and wife. Congratulations R + A!
These two met on a study abroad trip to India, where they discovered a shared passion for social change as they taught migrant workers English. Their adventures took them to Thailand and Vietnam, and then long distance for a few years. Through their many travels, redwoods became a special place for them, particularly the different ways that trees represented aspects of their relationship. With a proposal at Muir Woods complete with a redwood engagement ring, they knew that there wasn’t a more perfect place to say their vows then under the giant redwoods. Bringing together two families and two cultures, it was a wedding weekend of joy and celebration, from friends remixing songs - from Hamilton to childhood favorites - to Daniel’s sister tearing up as she toasted to his new bride, who taught her the meaning of sisterhood. “I can’t remember a time when she/he wasn’t a part of our family,” was something said over and over again. What a way to start their lives as husband + wife. Congratulations A + D!!
Both teachers, L + R share a deep passion and love for educating the next generation. Their wedding weekend in Carmel not only exemplified their love for each other, but also the many ways in which they brought out the best in each other and challenged each other (even if that meant scuba diving, but not as far as skydiving). From a Vedic fire ceremony where they walked the seven steps together, to walking each other down the aisle, to reading their vows from hand written letters harkening back to the letters they used to write to each other when they were apart, it was so special getting to witness these two's love story. Surrounded by the sea from the west and the mountains to the east, they laughed and danced amongst the lavender fields as the sun set over the horizon. Congratulations L + R!!
I love it when you get to learn so much about a couple through their wedding day - the amount of psychology jokes and puns at this wedding of two doctorates in psychology were so on point (flashback to studying psychology in college!). This hidden cabin getaway in the redwoods was the perfect backdrop for J + M's wedding, followed by running into the ocean and getting soaked the next day to celebrate. Congratulations J + M!
If there was one word to describe S + M's wedding day, it's family. When deciding on their venue, they knew there wasn't a more perfect place to tie the knot than the groom's childhood home and farm that held so many fond memories. Their wedding day was all about uniting two families, with each of their two children standing by their side as they said their vows. As an interior designer herself, Stacy transformed this farm into the most gorgeous rustic chic venue with blush pink chalices and wooden lanterns decorating the tables, fresh fruit and lemonade stands for guests to enjoy, and lawn games for children and adults alike - the epitome of summer. As the sun set, they enjoyed a few moments together with just the two of them, surrounded by the cherry trees of his childhood. Congratulations S + M!!
7 years ago, Meghan and Ryan fell in love, two lifeguards working together in the warm summers of New York. When Meghan decided to come out to California to pursue her PsyD, Ryan knew he couldn't let her go and quickly moved out to be with her 6 months after she did. They settled in the East Bay, where they frequented one particular dog park - Piedmont Community Hall. Just 5 minutes from their home, they quickly knew that this redwoods venue would be perfect for their intimate wedding inspired by the 60s. When the wedding day came with a forecast of rain - in May no less - these two didn't let the weather stop them from celebrating a beautiful wedding where they exchanged rings brought by Chester their pup, sang along and danced to the classics, and ate Ben and Jerry's ice cream sandwiches for dessert. And of course we can't forget that Meghan was the most beautiful bride rocking a stunning boho BHLDN gown, feather earrings personalized with her new last name, floral embroidered boots, and my favorite, a tassel lined veil. Congratulations M + R!
R + T: Minimalist Industrial Headlands Center for the Arts Wedding | Marin County Wedding Photographer
No-waste was the theme of Tiffany and Ryan's wedding. Avid advocates of sustainability, these two didn't need much to celebrate what was most important to them - that today, they were getting married and got to celebrate their marriage with their family and friends. The minimalist industrial building of Headlands Center for the Arts served as the perfect backdrop for their wedding with its high ceilings and industrial lights, plus a gorgeous open kitchen. Check out the rest of their wedding below!
In the busy city of San Francisco, Sophia and Daniel went on their first date at Brenda's French Soul Food in the city (one of my favorite restaurants!) and the rest was history. Together with their family and friends, they celebrated a day of joy and laughter reminiscing about their foodie adventures, their dates in the city, but most importantly, their love for their daughter. Congratulations S + D!
These two high school sweethearts tied the knot on their 7 year anniversary! Despite the 95 degree heat, they couldn’t keep off the smiles on their faces as they said their vows privately before the ceremony, walked down the aisle with their pup Norman, carted off to watch the sunset, and ended the night with Vietnamese coffee.
"Let's give them a minute," the officiant said when Elizabeth and Daniel finally stood at the alter together. They looked at each other with such emotion in their eyes, tears already welling up at the thought of getting to marry each other. It was such a beautiful wedding ceremony to witness at SF City Hall in front of family and friends, all celebrating with them as they were pronounced Mr. and Mrs. Congratulations E + D!