On July 4th of this year, I married Taurin–my best friend and adventure partner of nearly ten years. We reserved a meditation retreat center on 104 acres of land, with houses and cabins tucked away in the majestic Santa Cruz Redwoods. We envisioned a laid-back, three-day gathering in nature for our loved ones traveling from afar.
We couldn’t stop smiling throughout the entire weekend, even when my eyes were welling up with tears at the rehearsal. Our guests had traveled from all over the coast, across the country, and from the other side of the globe–Korea, China, Singapore, Turkey, and Mexico.
I couldn’t believe how lucky we were–to have so many of the people we love in one place, smiling back at us.
“To love is not to gaze at one another,
it is to look outward together in the same direction.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Our advice to those planning: Focus on what matters to you, don’t worry about the small details, and have fun!
Along with our wonderful family and friends, some amazing folks helped make our wedding weekend possible:
Photography: Let’s Frolic Together | Venue and Catering: Pema Osel Ling Retreat | Coordinator: Shaunah Stolaroff | Hair & Makeup: DIY | Bride’s Dress and Accessories: Beautiful Day Wedding | Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade | Groom’s Attire: J. Crew | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Assorted | Flowers: DIY with a bulk order from Boulder Creek Flowers | Harpist: Stephan Haluska | Band: The Hitmen | Cake: Momofuku Milk Bar