There is something mystical and captivating about the Marin Headlands. Nestle among the green rolling hills of the Headlands is the Center for the Arts. The center was created from a cluster of retired military buildings that have been restore to be cultivate the creativity of the artists that collaborate. They have transformed the space in a manner that has preserved the original and historical beauty of the buildings but at the same time has turn them into works for art by subtly adding artistic touches to the walls and furnishings. Needless to say, I fell in love with the location immediately. The place was filled with amazing natural light and all of the proceeds they collected from the wedding goes to fund the facility so that it can continue to support local artists.
The location was only overshadowed by the wonderful couple that I got to work with. I met Jeremy and Samantha a couple of months ago for their engagement shoot. I don't think I have had the privilege of meeting a couple that is so perfectly matched. They both have a love for nature walks, tide pools, and plants. Seeing them together is proof that everyone has a soulmate and if you patiently wait, keep your eyes and your heart open, you will inevitably find them.
I love this wedding for so many reasons. Here are just a few.
The sheer natural beauty of the Marin Headlands.
The historically restored building of the Headlands Center for the Arts
OMG the dress. This beautiful bride designed her own dress. It was made a reality by Chrissy of Wai-Ching Studios (wai-ching.com) I could not get over how perfect this dress was.
The bride and groom grew their own center pieces.
The kitchen and catering. The kitchen is the original kitchen that was used when this building was used by the military for their mess hall. It has a retro beauty to it and the caterer was amazing Katie Powers and her team were on point (katiepowerscatering.com). Everything went smoothly: the time that the food was ready. the bar service, the cake cutting etc.
Pictionary, any wedding the incorporates a game of Pictionary into it's schedule is okay with me.