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MELISSA + DEREK // BACKYARD WEDDING

A few weekends ago, I took a solo drive up to San Francisco for Melissa and Derek’s backyard wedding.

We were on a quiet street Р chairs packed into the front lawn and tables setup in the back, family and friends walking and mingling. It seemed like the perfect relaxing and stress free environment for Melissa and Derek as they enjoyed their day.

Once people started heading home, myself and the bridal party made our way down to a dried river bed for some epic greenery and light. Little did we know (actually, people knew all along) we’d be walking all around poison oak to get down there. Thankfully nobody ended up getting it, but we did manage to grab some of my favorite wedding photos of all time.

 

 

Also, I want to give a big shout out to everyone else who helped make this wedding so perfect!
// Venue – Private backyard
// Flowers – Twig & Petals
// Cake – Studio Cake
// Catering – Panache Catering
// Dress – Made from mother’s wedding dress

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