sunnyvale california

this is by far the most beautiful diy wedding of the season. kathy and craig bought a home earlier this year and completely revamped it. with kathy’s visionary creativity and craig’s extensive gardening knowledge, these two created the most stunning backyard diy wedding i have seen. literally, they should go into business designing venues. these two are a dynamic team. the ceremony that took place in the front yard. it included passing the wedding rings throughout the guests for a blessing/prayer while guests/bridal party members read aloud five virtues of what kathy and craig hold most important in marriage. with an intimate guest list including the closest family and friends, kathy and craig were surrounded by love. the guests even stood together to vow that they would support the couple in their marriage. and after 20 years of being friends, it was finally their moment at last!

tk and i walked away that night chatting about how refreshing it was to see such importance placed on the ceremony. sometimes the ceremony is a check off of the wedding day list. but kathy and craig placed it as the most important part of the day. it was truly so special to capture. and that was just the ceremony.

once the guests walked to the backyard, they were enveloped in a magical, candlelit, intimate dinner. as the night rolled on, neighbors and friends joined in on the party and enjoyed the s’mores bar, photo booth, dance floor and taco truck! [and of course, magic happens when working with such an amazing wedding planner like mariell!]

congratulations to kathy + craig! <3

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wedding coordinator: in the moment events – mariell rahmani
caterer: jardine catering and events
dj: jazcat mobile entertainment
venue: private property
flowers: diy by kathy the bride