Marin Headlands Center for the Arts
It has admittedly been too long since we’ve posted a full wedding. It was a great year for us. There’s been so many great weddings and so many great couples. I know both Dylan and I are eager to share so much of what we saw and experienced but just haven’t had the time. Hopefully now that the rush of wedding season is over and we’re finally settled into our new home and the holidays are once again behind us we can pick up where we left off and start sharing some of the great stories we were given the privilege to document with you. And to kick that off, here is a story that’s definitely worth sharing.
We met with Jackie and Alex last year and hit it off immediately. It was one of those meet ups where you kind of wish you could just call them up and hang out some time, because one evening was just not quite enough. We knew we were in for a treat with their wedding. They picked the Marin Headlands Center for the Arts as their venue and it was full of rustic, industrial charm. One of Jackie’s friends happened to live and work in the neighboring hostel so Jackie got ready there with a gaggle of friends and family hanging out and drinking mimosas. The day had just started and it already felt like a party.
After a whirlwind of getting ready and donning her cowboy boots, Jackie and her entourage headed off to see Alex for the first time. They had picked a spot, not for convenience, but for grandeur. And they wanted everyone there to see it. Almost the whole wedding party was waiting at the end of a 20 minute walk down and even through a rocky outcrop that jutted straight into the ocean. And unseen behind it was a lighthouse perched on a dizzingly high tower of rock attached to the land by what seemed like a bridge made of straws. On that bridge was where they met. With the wind and small children whipping around them, they embraced in their own little protected world high above the water. Their friends and family cheered and popped champagne.
After that, not quite knowing how that could be topped, everyone headed back to the art center for the actual ceremony. Though it felt like it had already happened. Because ultimately that rush, that giddy feeling of joy to simply hold the person you love over the ocean in the wind kind of summed it all up better than any words could.