Gen + Joe + I met up for coffee in San Francisco and instantly bonded on a number of things. The most unusual being that all three of us are from Minnesota! We kept joking in our correspondence about ‘What Would Paul Bunyan Do’ since he is our legend up there.

These two love being outdoors and we had a wonderful time exploring Point Reyes National Seashore for their engagement session. I added some highlights of that to get this post started.

For their wedding day, Gen + Joe chose the enchanting Deer Park Villa located in Fairfax. The property sits just above San Francisco, nestled at the foot of the mountains among giant redwood trees. They had a fairly large gathering of family and friends who came from the midwest and all over California. Details were elegant and romantic with layered candles during the ceremony and reception. They did a first look, shared lots of laughs and we did an epic drive up for sunset on the top of the mountain. For nature lovers, it just doesn’t get better. Dont’cha know.

Coordination and Floral design by Jenni Grubba Events

First dance song was ‘First Day of My Life’ by Bright Eyes, a surprise for the groom. I added the remastered version here, press play and enjoy Genevieve and Joe’s love story.