The first time I spoke to Sarah, I felt totally at ease with her.
You see, Sarah and her husband to be, Suman, had been together for 10 years. There was no doubt in their minds, she explained, that they were committed to a lifetime together but they had seen no reason to formalize it. I get that.
So when Sarah told me the story of her relationship, their history and her wonderfully fun and totally informal wedding plans, I was sold.
It was the Best. Wedding. Ever.
Here is a little bit of info about this couple and their totally informal, off the beaten path three day extravaganza that they called their wedding. Fist off, the whole weekend was a huge party of the best kind. They had their own twitter handle. Their friends and family are not only hilarious, but insanely intelligent. They love wine as much as I do. They are self-depreciating, sarcastic and witty. They hosted a trivia night. SERIOUSLY. Even better, the trivia night involved a New Orleans themed restaurant. Stop my beating heart. By the end of the weekend, I felt like a guest.
I loved every minute of this wedding weekend and every one of their family members. I’m sad I don’t get to hang out with them all the time. I feel so honored they choose me as their Berkeley Wedding Photographer. I am super excited to share the photos from the weekend and in the same fashion as the weekend, I’ll break it up into the three days of events.
So, without further adieu, I present to you SSquared Day 1: a gorgeous celebration and party at the Berkeley Alumni House on the UC campus with unbelievable food from Bistro Liason, a Lauren Lindley photo booth, a “This is Your Life” retelling by Sarah and Suman that introduced each and every person in the room and their relationship to the couple and ultimately, a dance party so epic thanks to DJ Wayne that I couldn’t bear to leave when my contracted time was up.
Venue: Berkeley Alumni House | Catering: Bistro Liason | DJ: Golden State Productions | Photo Booth: Lauren Lindley Photography