To say that this wedding was a special one is such an understatement!! Kevin & Brianna were married in Oakland, California on their ten year anniversary. Kevin is my brother-in-law, and Brianna has become one of my best friends (and now she’s my sister!), so photographing their wedding was such an honor. As if it couldn’t get any sweeter, Matt officiated their wedding, and had me crying behind the camera during their ceremony! The entire day really was so beautiful – scroll down to see what I mean!!
My favorite moment of the day was during their portraits in the redwood forest. It was so quiet and peaceful, and while I was photographing Kevin and Brianna, looking at these two people I love so much, I couldn’t help but think about the decade that they’ve shared together – the things that they’ve endured, celebrated, mourned, and experienced as a couple, and the life they’ve built with one another. I included their vows below because they’re the perfect preamble to these images from their wedding day.
Kevin & Brianna, I hope you love these previews of your wedding photos. I love you both so much!
P.S. In case you missed it, be sure to check out their San Francisco engagement session here!
Brianna’s Vows: Kevin, we have been through a lot in this decade together, but I know the future holds even more surprises. I promise to remain your best friend and your partner in life whether life brings us joy, sadness, health, or sickness. Whether we have plenty or if we have little. When our love is easy and when it is not. I vow to be honest, faithful, patient, and forgiving. From our experiences, I am secure in knowing that we can grow together and that we choose each other even in tough situations. I will always try to help you, care for you, comfort you, and encourage you when you need it. I promise to be your support and your constant. I will seek out knowledge, happiness, and peace with you, and laugh with you every day. I love you and will forever treasure you and our life together. These things I promise to you now and always.
Kevin’s Vows: Brianna, I have loved you unconditionally for the past 10 years, whether we were 20 yards away on the marching band parking lot or together in our first home in Berkeley. And now, I pledge today that I will love and like you forever, as I take you to be my wife.I promise to cherish and care for you, to be your stability when the going gets tough, and offer you never ending support through all of life’s challenges. I will live by the intention that time is how you spend your love, and I pledge to always seek new adventures with you, prioritize my time with you above all else, and always choose you as my partner. I pledge to stand by your side, hold your hand, and look to you as if there was no one else to hope, laugh, or cry with. I will love you more than anyone loves you, or has loved you, or will love you, from this day forward.
Photography | Sami Kathryn Photography
Florist | Gories the Florist
Venue | Temescal Beach House
Caterer | Culinary Excellene
Family Portrait Venue | The Green Yogi
Bride’s Gown | BHLDN
Invitations | Zazzle
Envelope & Vow Book Calligraphy | Carole Lola
Desserts | Cheri Spies
Harpist | Sonja Westberg