We had the first wedding from our “chosen family” a couple of weeks ago.

It was fan flipping’ tastic!

It was HUGE wedding; three hundred friends and family
at an estate in Altadena.

Look over there, on the little porch.

Their friends from Sequoyah School put a band together for the ceremony. Pure epic-ness, especially when your friends are amazing musicians.

That’s Phoebe Bridgers in the red dress.


It takes a village to manage an event for so many, but this wedding
felt so intimate, you’d never know. So many folks were involved. Lots of planning and preparations, before, during and after.

They were married by their cousin. It was the sweetest! It’s a nice big Catholic family.  The cousins’ picture needed a wide angle lens. No matter where you looked, there was a cousin!!

They were very handy when it came time to make the chair move…

These were three of the bridesmaids.

Peggy Hill had an exceptional day (that’s the dog).

I went a wee bit over budget on my candy bar, so I considered it part of my wedding present.

It was the hit of the night, if I do say so myself.

We had some uninvited guests.

A couple of bobcats and three bears.

Obviously…they were looking for porridge.

The bobcats fled, but the bears just kept hanging around, watching the kitchen. (Chef took this photo!)

I love this picture of Colleen and me.

I was so happy for her that day, it was so much fun to watch a friend be the Mother-of-the-Bride! Both of us in dresses by Camille!!

I’m next this August!

I lurve this picture of the brides.

I only wish Peggy Hill’s face was in the frame.
(photo by @erickapedia)

For the table numbers, they used pictures of them at the same age as the table number. So very clever.


I think this is my favorite shot.

 All the tables are empty, because EVERY GUEST is on the dance floor.

Truly the perfect wedding!