SNEAK PEEK // A Treasure Island Wedding at Aracely Cafe

 

Sarah & Ryan had three priorities set for their wedding: the people they love, delicious food and a ridiculous dance party. Their restaurant wedding at Aracely Cafe on Treasure Island in San Francisco was filled to the brim with all three. 

Below are just a few sneak peeks - can't wait to share their whole story! 

 

Outstanding in the Field // Chef John McCarthy at Beekman 1802

 
 Outstanding in the Field at Beekman 1802 in Sharon Springs, New York with chef John McCarthy.

While I spent most of my time photographing weddings in California, I also work in the food space with chefs, producers and purveyors. One of my favorite events to photograph is Outstanding in the Field - a longtime roving dinner party hosted by Jim Denevan and his traveling team.  

I spent a summer afternoon with Outstanding in the Field, Chef John McCarthy, and the Beekman Boys themselves on the farm of Beekman 1802 in Sharon Springs, New York. Jim mowed a line in the rolling hills of the Beekman farm and set a table for 150. Chef prepared a beautiful dinner featuring Beekman goat cheese and other local goods.

 

Tabitha & Gavin in Los Angeles // a downtown LA wedding & parade

 

venue: grand park & ledlow restaurant     design and florals: winston & main     dinner: ledlow & baco mercat 

 

When one of the most imaginative and resourceful creatives you know hires you to shoot her wedding, you do a little dance, pat yourself on the back and then head out to the wedding and become as invisible as you can.

Tabitha is a super talented wedding designer who recently left the world of television - much like myself - to leap into entrepreneurship in search of broader creative reach. She is the definition of crafty - making art from home depot buys and a brain full of good ideas (see one of our favorite collaborations for A Practical Wedding here).

Tabitha & Gavin held a small ceremony at Grand Park in DTLA, officiated by her close friend and former wedding client. It was intimate and dear, full of laughter and bright light. Afterwards, in a beautiful statement of celebration and support, they led their guests on a parade - past the Walt Disney Music Hall and the brand new Broad Museum, down below the Angels Flight railway, beneath the hanging lights of Main Street. The parade ended at Ledlow where they hosted a dinner filled with toasts and taxidermy, and followed by four different desserts.