I’m so in love with Erin and Marc’s intimate, wanderlust wedding in Oakland! From their beautiful first look in Joaquin Miller Park to their incredibly tailored ceremony, this was truly one special day for the ages. I’m glad Erin and Marc are such an adventurous duo because boy oh boy, was this small wedding was full of big twists and turns!
Roadblocks As A COVID Couple
This COVID couple was originally set to tie the knot in July at Lake Tahoe. While I would’ve loved to photograph them there, we’re all delighted with how their wanderlust wedding in Oakland turned out- just lovely! Erin and Marc had gone through a bad experience with their previous photographer. Not to mention to all the roadblocks being a COVID couple brings. They came to me by referral a week before their wanderlust wedding, and we knew it was meant to be through our talks on the phone making sure their special day was still everything they wanted it to be.
First Look At Joaquin Miller Park
Joaquin Miller Park is full of these rustic woodland trails with lovely lighting that led us through groves and streams. I was enamored by everything it had to offer for Erin and Marc’s first look! These two are truly wanderers at heart and perfect soulmates. It was so touching to witness their joyful tears as they cried in each other’s arms.
Toasts To The Bride & Groom
I think it’s a uniquely romantic experience to get ready and be wedded in your own home. Erin and Marc made sure that neither of them saw each other until it was time. His Hawaiian shirt was such an awesome touch! And their adorable dogs- who were also their ring bearer and flower girl- were wearing adorable little bandanas! After each toast throughout the ceremony, Erin and Marc gave their friends different wines they made themselves! They also Zoomed their family during the ceremony which I thought was incredibly heartwarming.
Windows And Equipment Are Replaceable, Memories Are Not
Remember when I said Erin and Marc’s wanderlust wedding in Oakland was full of big twists and turns? Just when we were all heading back to photograph wedding portraits, we discovered to our horror that our cars were broken into! Talk about scary, but thank goodness for AAA insurance, am I right? I’m just thankful to have been prepared with my cameras on my person since I’m never on the job without them. Rather than photographing wedding portraits, and because of their beautiful first look at Joaquin Miller Park, I got to shoot their first dance instead!
I’m still beyond honored to have been Erin and Marc’s photographer for their intimate, wanderlust wedding in Oakland, not to mention beyond excited for our future sessions together too! We are getting those wedding portraits one way or another, friends, nothing will stop us!
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