odessa + briana: end of the road retreat destination wedding with a red aframe + a banjo led band + magic galore

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July 11, 2017

where to begin with these two beautiful souls.

odessa + briana are adventure seekers, rollercoaster enthusiasts + nature lovers. they both have an affinity for caring for other people, as well as each other and their two cats. they both share a deep appreciation for yosemite after several camping trips together at bass lake. it just made sense to have their wedding at the end of the retreat in mariposa county for their dear ones to enjoy a full weekend of celebration in this beautiful place.

the sun shined on the red a-frame as birds sang through the trees, camping guests enjoyed the patio + the sound of the lake hummed throughout the secluded nature getaway as getting ready happened throughout the cabin. the ceremony took place outside, overlooking the lake, and was officiated by an old friend of the bride. briana’s emotional first look of odessa coming down the aisle is still sharp in my memory. misty eyes were in good company here. they exchanged their own vows where, unbeknownst to them they both mentioned how they were each others ‘favorite’.

bridal party portraits in the woods among the trees, archery + lawn games, puppies running around, wildflowers colorfully adorning the dinner tent, speeches from loved ones, bbq buffet spread, market lights strung from the cabin peak + a sunset in all gold. we did portraits in the woods + finished the night with most of the guests changing in to casual clothes. the moon came out and everyone gathered to enjoy their friends band that got together after a long hiatus in honor of this union, this day + this love.

one of my favorites ever.

one for the books.

                   

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