Marlon and Brian were the best couple in a lot of ways, my favorite being how present and hands on they were on their special day. From the first time we met, I knew I wanted to be a part of their day based on how laid back they were and the ease of our relationship.
An Unplugged Ceremony
When I arrived at Marlon and Brian’s wedding and noticed the unplugged ceremony I knew they had listened during our conversation about guests being present and in the moment. It’s my job to take photos. It’s your family’s job to shed a tear or two. That they did.
This DIY wedding included many unique details that displayed the character of Marlon and Brian and their lives together. The event took place at the Falkirk Mansion in San Rafael. Special items were scattered throughout the venue to make it truly theirs. One detail that stood out were the succulents from a friend who added wood planters with a great logo of their initials for the centerpieces.
Brian and Marlon kept their guests entertained with a kind of hide and seek of the gold Buddha game while others enjoyed the fall color scheme candy bar. A photo booth with all the accouterments kept others amused. It was clear that the the happy couple spent a lot of time to make sure that their guests were taken care of on their big day. Did I mention the charging station? Yes, even a charging station and art installations were set up.
Now, of course, it has to be mentioned that the ring bearers were well, their pugs. They did a horrible job really but kept us all entertained. While they kept busy munching on bully sticks, I snapped away.
DIY weddings are a lot of work and seeing these two sweaty an hour before the ceremony and hauling stuff around is proof, but you sure can take pride in the outcome.