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Natalie and Craig were married at the Compass Rose Gardens in Bodega Bay - a venue I have heard a lot about, but had never been to before. It was a lovely sunny day (which is rarely the case in that area), and there were so many cool details in the gardens:
Natalie and Craig incorporated lots of bright colors in their decorations, which complemented the gardens, and the couple's joyous personalities very well:
Natalie is my high school friend, Natasha's mom. I was very honored to be recommended by Natasha, who is a photographer as well, and happy to be a part of the sweet wedding day!
The ceremony site is really cool - there's a little creek or gully thing in between the "audience" and the couple. I had fun sneaking around behind the ceremony area for the processional to get some different points of view!
The light was gorgeous for family portraits. And there were a lot of honored female family members at this wedding, like Natalie's granddaughter, daughter, and mother:
And Craig with his mom and many stepmothers! What a great community:
Natasha and Max looking fabulous:
Next Natalie, Craig and I took a limo (drive by their neighbor) to one of their favorite cliffs overlooking the Sonoma County coast:
Back to the pretty gardens:
There was a taco bar catered by one of my favorite taquerias, lots of great toasts, and a ton of dancing and fun:
In this family of blood relatives and friends, everyone loves each other!
Thank you to Natalie and Craig, for having me along to photograph your wedding! I definitely teared up during the sweet vows, and wish you two a long happy life together.