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"I always say, keep a diary and someday it'll keep you" - Mae West


A monthly journal of love and marriage

Michelle & Rodrigo

Nestled in the UC Botanical Garden’s Redwood Grove, Michelle and Rodrigo’s wedding felt like they were welcoming guests to a forest. The couple made sure their children were part of the special day by giving them the important roles of best man and maid of honor as well as including them as part of the…
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Laura & Timothy

The power of music is strong. While we’re not implying that it was solely Tim’s keytar playing that won over Laura’s heart, it probably didn’t hurt. Friends, family, and band mates joined the couple for their rustic barn wedding in Woodside. The couple let their creative juices flow when it came to their DIY decor,…
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Kristin & William

How do you mix old and new? Kristin and Will did it by holding their contemporary event at the historic San Francisco Mint. The couple chose the venue in large part because both are local to the City (the bride’s father actually worked across the street for over a dozen years). They played up the…
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Wendy & Michael

Right from the beginning, Wendy and Michael knew they needed to include their dogs, Flora and Louie, in their big day. Fortunately, Historic Preservation Park in Oakland, is dog friendly so the pups were able to join the couple in the processional. Cocktails, dinner, and dancing followed, all outdoors under a canopy of string lights.…
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SJ & Wolf

SJ and Wolf actually got married last year, the ultimate civil ceremony – jeans & t-shirts, no reception, no flowers, or fluff. This year, they decided to have a small, more traditional affair so friends and family could witness and join in the celebration. Just before the two walked down the aisle, I asked if…
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Rachel & Aaron

Rachel and Aaron’s wedding at the Shelldance Orchid Garden in Pacifica was filled with happy tears. Set in a unique greenhouse setting, Rachel started the tears as she walked down the aisle towards her beaming husband. The rest of the guests joined in on the merry tears during the toasts. Rachel’s father went first with…
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