There is a substantial amount of joy that comes from working hard. I personally love taking on clients that are up for the challenge of a complicated venue (if they are pleasant to work with and able to endure the extra work/stress/expenses of a non-traditional wedding venue).
I don’t think these pictures do justice to the amount of work it took to pull this one off–shuttles in traffic, no cell service, woodchips in everything, legs covered in dirt, saving drunk groomsmen from falling in the pond, a lighting company you never want to work with again, generators, 2 days of setup, peonies in the sun and me crouching behind a tree with my legs cramping up to press play on a battery operated speaker during the ceremony. But the fact that you can’t tell in the pictures means that we did our job!!
There is so much history with this venue (an old family estate of the bride’s family). I could do a whole post about just the cool stories I learned and pictures of this little cabin (prohibition bar, San Francisco socialite turned nun, american flags everywhere and the best rugs).
What is even better than how beautiful everything turned out was getting to work alongside Alli and Tristan over the last year in planning–and getting to see them have the time of their lives with their family and friends. By the end of the night we were already getting a little sad that our planning meetings were over.
(←Putting on a boutonniere in my Mary Poppins apron and boots. Don’t worry, I changed. But when you’re coordinating and doing flowers, you gotta do what you gotta do to get it done!!)
Flowers: Wylie Weddings
Coordination & Design: Wylie Weddings
Photos: Annamae Photography
Venue: Private Estate, Half Moon Bay
Rentals: Alexis Party Rentals
Catering: Weir Catering
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