Katie & Sayre’s Berkeley Redwoods Wedding

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There’s something effortlessly enchanting about a stand of soaring redwood trees, whether it’s because of their age, their size, their silent majesty, or the dusty beams of sunlight that occasionally cut through the shadows. Unsurprisingly, Katie and Sayre’s June wedding in UC Berkeley Botanical Garden’s Mather Redwood Grove was a beautiful one, sprinkled with whimsical and magical moments.

One such moment occurred while Katie, her bridal party, and her parents were waiting for the ceremony to start. As they chatted, eagerly anticipating the events of the day, a bluebird landed in one of the tree branches above them. They all stared and pointed at it in teary-eyed aweKatie’s grandmother, who wasn’t able to attend the wedding, had given Katie a bluebird pin for her “something blue.” The bird hung out for a minute or two before taking off.

Shortly after, the winged ring bearers and flower girls made…

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Erin Sara and Lucian’s Woodsy Pacific Northwest Wedding

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You might recall Erin Sara and Lucian’s epic vampire-slaying engagement adventure earlier this year. Last month, we joined them at Kitsap Memorial State Park, just a ferry ride away from Seattle, for their rustic wedding in the woods. Surrounded by lush, towering trees, forest weddings can’t help but be majestic, but the views of serene Puget Sound (among other things) made theirs extra special.

The heartfelt ceremony was filled with many fun surprises, including a pinky swear and a chemistry-based unity ceremony, wherein they each poured a clear liquid into a Florence flask and, after a few minutes, the flask contents turned black. Erin Sara and Lucian’s glorious readings evoked much laughter and gasping (Erin Sara read Tim Pratt’s “Scientific Romance”; Lucian read Frank O’Hara’s “Having a Coke with You”) and were so them they could’ve past them off as their own writings. Their friend and officiant Adam…

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Burger Boogaloo 2014: Day 2

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The Bay Area isn’t known for consistently balmy summers, but Day 2 of the Burger Boogaloo brought more sunshine and good vibes to Oakland’s Mosswood Park. (In case you missed our recap of Day 1, or simply want to revel in the magic again, it’s here.) Frankly, the day’s lineup, put together by Total Trash Productions and Burger Records, seemed unreal (Ronnie Spector? Really??? And the Gizmos?), so we were eager to see it play out. Here’s our recap, with somehow nearly twice as many photos as Day 1.

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We unfortunately missed Pookie & the Poodlez set (it’s so hard leaving the house before noon on a Sunday, y’know?) but arrived during the Summer Twins second song. Their angelic harmonies and shimmering melodies were a fantastic way to kick off our day.
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Dirty Ghosts brought their post-punk groove to the party and reminded us on occasion…

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Deanna & Stephen’s Playful South Bay Engagement Session

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Thanks to couples like Deanna and Stephen, we’ve had good reason to visit the South Bay more frequently this year (and indulge in its many delicious restaurants as a result!). Deanna and Stephen are getting married at the historic Rengstorff House next month and invited us to tour the grounds as well as their new home in San Mateo for their engagement session.

Our journey from the East Bay began smoothly (we even got to see where Google lives!)…until we suddenly found ourselves stuck in traffic for the Shoreline Amphitheater, a 22,500-seat concert venue that was hosting a huge music festival that day. Unfortunately for us, there was only one way to the Rengstorff, but with patience and some artful weaving we were waved through the gates of what turned out to be a sprawling park, complete with a golf course and trails.

At the end of the wending park…

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