Mendocino Matrimony

I met Desmond in a ski shop.  He sold me some boots.  The next time I came in, he remembered my name.  We became buds.  It’s not often I make new friends with dudes w/o being introduced to them first somehow.  That’s just how Desmond is.  He’s always in the moment and takes time to relate to strangers.  We got to ski a couple times this year, and that’s where I met Brooke, his fiance, for the first time.  She’s equally as personable and way prettier.  I was flattered when they invited me to their wedding and stoked to shoot it.

Words I’d use to describe their wedding:  Unique.  Simple.  Efficient.  Delightful.  Original.  Uplifting.  Authentic.  Intimate.

They used the talents of their friends and family; everyone contributed and was happy to do so.  In the end, it was nothing short of fantastic.

Congrats B&D!

SUPin' it up

Mike & Evan SUPin’ it up

paddling in kelp is tricky

paddling in kelp is tricky

ankle-high swell

ankle-high swell

D rocked his PPs (Party Pants) for the rehearsal

D rocked his PPs (Party Pants) for the rehearsal

the ladies

the ladies

D on the M-I-C

D on the M-I-C

matchy matchy

matchy matchy

soakin' up the speeches

soakin’ up the speeches

Nico nails a punchline

Nico nails a punchline

Ditty gets profound

Ditty gets profound

Alicia...ever so animated

Alicia…ever so animated

Wedding day yoga practice...led by Jenna

Wedding day yoga practice…led by Jenna

serious about looking inwards

serious about looking inwards

Nacho (the dog) gets in on the action

Nacho (the dog) gets in on the action

Brooke takes a moment

Brooke takes a moment

...getting ready...

…getting ready…

lovely dress

lovely dress

almost out the door

almost out the door

pre-game huddle

pre-game huddle

nuptuals

nuptuals

D feelin' the moment

D feelin’ the moment

sunny day on the coast

sunny day on the coast

down the aisle and into the boat

down the aisle and into the boat

Big Ups!

Big Ups!

Rings from Chile

Rings from Chile

Had an incredible shoot afterwards!

ocean overlook tall grass offroading tall grass hug vintage sandy steps forehead smoochies tall grass suspender snap matching kicks curls

TIME TO PARTY!!

big day II
table setting

They’re hiking the PCT for 3 weeks! Quite the honeymoon.

cakes

Grandma’s cakes

my seat

my seat

first dance

first dance

custom trucker hats

custom trucker hats

Evan on the ones and twos

Evan on the ones and twos

rockin' the Andiron

rockin’ the Andiron

belting it out

belting it out

dirty dancing

dirty dancing

Jameson showed up

Jameson showed up

after party

after party

after-after party

after-after party

after after after party

after after after party

Incredible weekend. 2-day hangover.

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