Brian & Mariana

September in California has always been a magical time for weddings, but Marina and Brian's wedding captured a loving, soothing  bliss that few are able to duplicate. The transitioning of seasons provided an almost enchanted atmosphere; a lingering feel of summers ecstatic flow of energy, excitement and creativity combined with early autumn's cozy gentle calm. 

The 3 day wedding took place on the shores of northern California's Lenoard Lake in Mendocino county. Brian and Marina's family and friends spent 3 days celebrating, bonding and preparing for the wedding while staying in charming lakeside cabins. Throughout the celebration, there was a strong sense of community and creativity, with everyone lending their talents in support of the bride and groom. 

The ceremony itself reflected perfectly Marina and Brian's powerful and unique connection, blending simplicity, tradition and nature with laughter, elegance and excitement. Every wedding detail pointed to a different aspect of the couples creativity, with one-of-a-kind vintage dresses, flower wreaths and dogs in bow ties. A friend played beautiful acoustic guitar music as guests arrived to the ceremony, traditional Jewish prayers were sung, and the couple wed in a lovely lakeside clearing before running of into the forest. The night ended with music, toasts and a high energy dance floor, a one of a kind wedding between a truly enchanting couple! 

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Spencer and Jane

Carmel California Wedding Photography by Our Wedding Story

Spencer and Jane choose to get married at this beautiful home, owned by his parents. 

Spencer and Jane chose lots of beautiful little touches to personalize their wedding celebration. 

Preparations are underway as the guests start to arrive. 

A beautiful California day. 

Spencer's father officiated the outdoor wedding in Carmel. We enjoyed some gorgeous California sunshine. 

The magical moment as Spencer and Jane begin their new life together. 

Enjoying a quiet moment together with nature. 

Time to party at the gorgeous reception venue.