While their story starts a few chapters before I met them, Aaron found my soft spot when he told the tale of his proposal while on a snowshoeing trip in near whiteout conditions. He put an exclamation on the adventure by proving it with the shot above. Sweet!
I picked up the tale with an easy, loving photoshoot out in the Marin Headlands, where we bundled up on a crisp day this last fall. While the weather wasn’t on our side, we enjoyed a little exploration of the coastal hills, beach, and the serenity it provided us.
A few weeks later, I met them at the marvelously stunning Timber Cove Inn in the far northwest corner of Sonoma County for their oceanside wedding and party. Abnormally bold winds and chill brought about a change of plans from their tented wedding turned indoors, but true to what I had experienced with them (and in their proposal), nothing was going to stop the warmth share between them.
With the help of Sacred Events, Aaron and Becky’s interfaith wedding was full of tradition and respect, honoring their religions while gave me plenty of eye candy. From the games played at the door of double happiness, where Becky’s friends made him dance before he could “steal her away” to the tea ceremony, to the classic Jewish Hora Dance, which is fun for everyone except those precariously perched in the hoisted chairs (see below). Large demonstrations are great for the camera, like smashing a wine glass or cake on one’s nose. I wish I could show them all, as this wedding pulled out all the stops.
With music provided by www.christopherkilday.com and www.UptempoProductions.com, and flowers provided by www.flowersingualala.com, the vendor support was pretty awesome with all the last minute changes Mother Nature encouraged. Nevertheless, she put on a spectacular sunset and moonrise, of which I got to celebrate with the couple with a camera, and now share some with you.