Hitched on the Dock | Marisa and Ted
Marissa and Ted’s wedding was uniquely their own. They were married on a dock on a pond, with their guests looking on from the banks. Although it made things slightly more difficult to photograph in the traditional way, I was delighted by the challenge and excited to find creative ways to capture their special moments. With DIY elements throughout, the look and feel of the wedding had a successful bohemian vibe.
From garlands on the altar, the tables and around the tent, to the crowns on the bridesmaids, eucalyptus was everywhere. Perhaps it was a nod to their San Francisco home, or for it’s traditional spiritual magical protection- maybe both! There were hand painted wooden signs and a homemade keg beer dispensing station. Dream catchers hung from the roof of the tent alongside wicker balls with twinkle lights. The tables and chairs were wooden and matched the wooden tent poles. Everything, down to the last detail was clearly thought out and designed. It was beautiful.
The bride, her bridesmaids and the flower girls got ready in an old schoolhouse located down the road from where the wedding took place that they found on Air B&B. That space in of itself had really awesome features to be photographed. The natural light poured in through the windows onto the brick walls. The bride had selected a gorgeous off-the-shoulder gown and each bridesmaid had a different color or patterned off-the-shoulder dress to compliment her. We hung them all in a large window and it made for an excellent splash of color and defined the space as theirs to get ready for the day ahead.
Meanwhile down the road, the groom passed out socks that were custom printed with funny photos of his groomsmen on them. His bright blue suit was an excellent blend with the grey suits worn by his groomsmen. Again, whomever picked out the details for this wedding has an extraordinary eye for design. I had a ton of fun capturing Marissa and Ted’s wedding and I hope they’re happy with the results. I wish them a happy, healthy and prosperous life together.
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