Last weekend, on June 12th, Matt and Cel got married on Stinson Beach, steps from the very spot where they first met, and they charmed the sun into shining down on the small group of friends and family assembled to witness their vows.
Now, most people imagine the temperatures at all California beaches to be a comfortable 70-90 degrees at all times, but this is Northern California and Baywatch wasn’t filmed here, y’all. 85 degrees fahrenheit is a glorious day at Stinson. And so Matt and Cel exchanged their beautifully handwritten vows, surrounded by family — Cel was given away by her father, Matt by his mother, and midway through the ceremony the couple joined by their two lovely children to pour colored unity sand into a tall glass jar.
As the happy couple walked back up the aisle, the crowd very skillfully blew what seemed like thousands of bubbles, adding in no small measure to the sheer joy of the occasion. After the ceremony, we took a few group photos on the beach, drove down highway 1, and headed inland to Tiburon for the reception, where we took portraits along the main street, and then joined the reception at Servino’s. From there, we watched the sun go down over the bay and the San Francisco skyline, and danced into the night. Thank you Matt and Cel for a great, great wedding.
Camera: Nikon D700
Lenses: Nikon 70-200 VR, 85mm f/1.4
Production & Processing:
Cinnamon Rose ACR Presets: Figgish, Seep
6×6 ACR Presets: Veil, Beach Wedding
Cinnamon Rose Photoshop Actions: Taffeta, Gauze