|The Saturday afternoon ceremony near the weathered barn. Photography by Sabine Scherer.|
Good morning everyone! I was off on Friday on a little family getaway to San Diego - some wild animals, a ton of pool time and several cocktails made for a great weekend. I came home to a full mailbox and was happy to discover several gorgeous wedding invitations amidst the credit card offers and junk mailers. June is the beginning of the summer wedding season - balmy nights with daylight that stretches till almost 9, warm ocean breezes, and a crop of dazzling floral options are just a few of the things that make summer weddings special here in California. While I'm still out looking for the perfect dress to wear to several upcoming nuptials, I thought I would share something special and dear to my heart with you today - my lovely sister Alison's wedding, which is currently being featured on Martha Stewart Weddings.
|Reception tables. Photography by Sabine Scherer.|
She got married in June of last year at Sea Ranch, a serene seaside community several hours north of San Francisco. To say the wedding was breathtaking would be an understatement - the Pacific Ocean just after a storm, deer frolicking in front of the lodge during cocktail hour, wildflowers in full bloom, farmhouse tables, ocean breezes, vintage silverware, and the love of family and friends made for a spectacular occasion. The photos also tell the story of the many, many details that both my sister and her husband Ben spent months conceptualizing and then making a reality. From handmade pottery made for the occasion to menus inspired by those at Chez Panisse and maps beautifully illustrated by my sister's dear friend from college, it was perfectly put together, but so easy and casual. "Simply lovely" are probably the two best words to describe both Ali and Ben and that special day in June.
|Alison and Ben. Photography by Sabine Scherer.|
To see all the photos from Alison's wedding, hop over to Martha Stewart Weddings here.