As you might have read in my previous blog entry, Nicki and David's wedding was very family-centric. Their love for their family and intimate friends is heartwarming. Since the wedding was so focused on the uniting of two families, I wanted to show more family photos in the blog entry about the wedding. But, there were so many incredible shots of just Nicki and David that I decided to post a little blog dedicated specifically to the bride and groom. Nicki and David, this one's for you!
This blog entry is dedicated to Nicki and David Pogue who were married at Beltane Ranch earlier this year. Nicki and David are incredible people. Their wedding was a very sweet and humble event focused on celebrating with their children, family and closest friends. It was a beautiful small wedding that was extremely family-focused rather than being bride and groom centric. The whole atmosphere was relaxed and joyful, with lawn games, lounge seating and a photo booth.
Fun stuff that happened throughout the day:
- During the ceremony, Nicki misplaced her vows and all the guests joined in the hunt to find them.
- David began speaking his vows and then stopped, saying he couldn’t do it. Next thing you know, he breaks into a dedication song he wrote specifically for his new bride. He planted musicians all around the ceremony to join in. (One was even dressed as a Beltane Ranch employee!) David has a flare for dramatics- you should check out his surprise proposal to Nicki which he produced as a film!
- Nicki and David’s children passed out butterflies to all the guests for a group butterfly release during the ceremony.
- It was a windy day at the ranch which worried the bride and groom that the unity candle lighting ceremony would not bode well. Right before the ceremony began, the wind completely stopped! The lighting of the candles uniting the two families went off without a hitch. Meant to be? I think so!
Nicki and David made all the right decisions when planning this wedding. The team of vendors they chose were absolutely perfect for their style and vision. Every detailed element was well-executed. Nothing was over done; every single detail in the wedding represented the couple and their family. From food and flowers to serving the best beer in the world, Nicki and David did everything right! (Not kidding about the best beer in the world. Check out this article). Congratulations to Nicki and David and your beautiful family. Wishing you all the happiness in the world! Thank you for letting us be a part of your wedding day.
Wow, it's summer already and I'm really trying to keep up on my blogging. Here is Katrina and Thomas' April wedding at The City Club in San Francisco. Katrina was a riot of a bride! So happy and always wearing a big beautiful smile on her face. Full of humor and really, she makes everyone around her light up with joy. Capturing her and this wedding was a true pleasure!
We came upon a happy surprise last week. One of our images was recently featured on the cover of Weddings Magazine, a publication distributed throughout the Research Triangle region of North Carolina! The original image was shot here in San Francisco at RF-80 (now SF80) for the bay area's top-notch magazine, Today's Bride San Francisco. Today's Bride commissioned the photo shoot back in 2009 and our magazine cover ran in the fall of that year. See it here with full photo credits. Without further adieu, here is the cover of Weddings Magazine featuring Arrowood Photography.
I was so excited to be a part of Valeria and Kirill's wedding from the word Go. For starters, I met them through my fabulous friends and awesome couple, Irina and Len, who you may remember from my blog posts featuring their engagement session and wedding. And secondly, Valeria and Kirill were getting married at The Mint, San Francisco and I've never shot there before! This venue happens to be a National Historic Landmark and will soon become the San Francisco Museum at The Mint. But in the meantime, you can rent it for special events and soak up the history, architecture and industrial elements of the space. I loved shooting there--the light fixtures, the vault, the abandoned machinery, the brick walls…..so much fun and totally my beat.
So thank you Valeria and Kirill for allowing me to photograph your wedding and gain access to this really cool venue!