Recently I had the pleasure of celebrating the marriage of Robyn and Nick in Nisene Marks State Park, Aptos. I was there as a stand-in for my friend and local photographer Katrine Kruger who was called out of town at the last minute. I’m not sure if the happy couple knew they would be getting such an unconventional photographer. It turns out that we were all the perfect fit.
In life, and art – there are many angles.
Robyn and Nick were the lucky winners of a promotion from Mapleton Communications and won their dream wedding day. They chose to celebrate with friends in their home with a champagne toast before hiking into the forest. The hike into Nisene Marks was beautiful, the river I waded through was the perfect cool down on a hot day! We reached the twisted grove and stood as their friend Rich read ‘The Lovely Love Story’ by Edward Monkton and guided them in sharing their vows. All under the protection and glory of the mighty redwoods. It was rather spectacular. The forest was glorious, their words were thoughtful and sincere, and more than one round of laughter was heard. I felt like I should pinch myself to check I wasn’t dreaming.
The evening reception was held at Cava Wine Bar, in Capitola. What a fabulous place to be. Easy access to the beach, great ambience and super friendly hosts. Not being a drinker I was thankful for their rootbeer and ginger ale.!!!
Great music was provided by Santa Cruz DJ Services
Robyn and Nick were deservedly celebrated by their wonderful friends. Thanks for letting me tag along. arohanui, “may you continue to stand together, on a hill, telling each other stories and feeling the warmth on the sun on your backs”….as you melt each other still. xoxo gail