The more I think back to Michael and Sara’s wedding the more I realize this was a day that completely spoke to the essense of who these two fabulous people are. It was absolutely a day about love, fun, family and friends. It spoke to their passion for each other, for dance, for laughter, and for the earth. And it was beautiful.
When last I left off, we had just started the ceremony. They held their ceremony under a huppah on the lawn of Kennolyn in the Santa Cruz Mountains, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. They had an amazingly clear blue sky and perfect temperatures. You could not have asked for a better day. The scene was set…
Before Sara and Michael took their places beneath the huppah, they circled each other according to Jewish custom.
After the ceremony (which included some beautiful tearful moments), they were all smiles.
And they really couldn’t stop smiling during their portrait session.
Except when we made them, but it was hard.
The reception got kicked off with a few speeches. Sara’s step-dad must have spent hours putting his together. It was absolutely hysterical.
And it was followed by a not-so-improvised version of Do-Run-Run, a favorite improv song game, by two of Michael’s compadres from Chicken Scratch. These guys are hilarious.
Perhaps my favorite image from the day. I love the warmth and engagement as everyone checks out the rings- the physical sign that Mike and Sara are actually married.
Michael and Sara are swing dancers, so what better way to start off the dancing party than a fast-paced swing.
And in case, you can’t tell how fast they are moving. Their feet were a blur.
The horah soon followed. I always love the horah. But I have to say this was a first. This little boy was so cute and sweet all day. And just to cap off his adorableness, he “helped” hold up Sara’s chair.
I am not exactly sure how Michael ended up with this camera, but so he did. And Dave thought it was funny so grabbed this photo of him.
I thought it was funny that they were taking pictures of each other at the same time, with a group of people in between and took this one.
Now we just need to see the photo that Michael took with whomever’s camera he is holding. If that’s your camera, please share the image with us. We would love to see Mike’s perspective.
And just to give you one last hint of their amazing day, check out this sunset. What a gorgeous evening!
First, I want to say a HUGE thank you to Sara and Michael- you guys are fabulous. You made our job so easy. And then you invited us to kick back and enjoy the party. We are so glad we got to dance with you guys! And the cake, so yummy. Thank you.
And also many thanks to all of the professionals who helped to make their day so amazing….
Carrie and her fabulous staff at Kennolyn in Soquel
Amanda Sealy from Laughing Gal Floral for the stunning floral design
Shawn Kressal for his beautiful guitar playing during the ceremony
David Mitby and the crew from Sinister Dexter– the amazing band
Also want to note the fabulous folks who helped with Sara and Michael’s look for the day:
Hair: Katwalk Salon
Sara’s Wedding Dress: Impression
Bridesmaids’ dresses: WToo by Watters
Groom’s attire: Calvin Klein
Groomsmen’s attire: Selix
If you want to see more from Sara and Mike’s Northern California green wedding, check out their sneak preview and slideshow.
What a wonderful, wonderful wedding! I wish I had been there, and am thrilled you were!!
Thanks, Alex and Naomi. It really was one of those stunning weddings. And Sara and Michael are absolutely an amazingly lovely couple.