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Scott and Naomi: teepees, tears, family, and fun

Scott and Naomi are a wonderfully down to earth couple. They just moved back to Berkeley from the south just after Naomi graduated with her masters. They were excited to settle down in a place they wanted to call home and were looking forward to marriage as their next step together. Where they wanted to get married though, is really the important part here. Naomi’s mother owns a gorgeous Native American inspired home in Nevada City. She is a landscape architect, and I will say that you can certainly tell. It was gorgeous. Scott, Naomi and friends would go up to the property and spend weekends helping get everything ready for their wedding. I heard stories about sleeping in teepees and fun ensuing as they made preparations. You did hear that right, tepees. These are not just any old tepee. These are ones that Naomi, Scott and her mother built. There were three of them to be exact. Continue on though to see all of the hard work from so many close friends and family members.

I still can not believe the insides of these amazing Tepees.

Seriously not a bad place at all to spend the night.

After a bit of getting ready it was time for them to see each other. We had found a beautiful old oak tree behind the house to take them to. Naomi was smitten to get to see Scott that day. Watching the smiles ensue is what always makes me love what we do.

We were then off to the most important part of the day. This ceremony was filled with a lot of love and a couple tears.

It started with both of her brothers walking her down the aisle.

In exchanging vows, so many people were brought to tears. Even I was ready to start crying with a camera to my face. There is just something beautiful about hearing what love does to someone. How they feel, not just on this one day, but hearing how they have helped each other for so many years become the people they are. As we heard from friends and family during the ceremony, there was not a dry eye, but it was worth every tear as their closest family and friends could all see how perfect this match was.

As the sun was starting to set we were lucky to get a couple last pictures in with these two.

Andrea from Just Relish was on hand making their day amazingly smooth. Check out the decor setup. The pinks, whites and natural feel to everything matched the wedding location beautifully.

So this is to die for. Not only is it cute but family helped make all the cookies surrounding the gorgeous cake! There is nothing like a good sweets table.

We know that the ceremony was filled with emotion. Who knew though that we would all be brought to tears again. Hearing her brothers speak brought almost every person there to tears.

Now if you need an excuse to use sparklers, this is the best reason I have ever heard of, cake cutting! Who would of thought right? Who needs it at your wedding exit, but at a time when everyone is there and enjoying having a bit of fun with the sparklers!

Oh the end of this night was beautiful. We knew how much these tepees meant to Naomi and Scott so we had to figure out a way to get an amazing shot. Well I think we succeeded on this one. We were lucky as the foothills of Northern California allowed the stars to shine bright. Add in these two and a tepee and we have something remarkable. Scott and Naomi, thank you again for letting us be a part of your day. I love that everything that was important to you in life was here at your wedding and we were allowed the opportunity to help capture your day.

Ceremony and Reception Venue | Mother of the Bride’s home
Coordinator | Andrea of Justrelish
Florist | The Flower Project
Catering | LJ’s Catering
Cake | Flower Garden Bakery
Ceremony Musicians | Mesmerhyhm
DJ | Berkeley Squares

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