The Couple: Marin & Shaun

Wedding Date: September 1, 2012

Photography by Melanie Soleil Photography

Tell us a little about you and your beloved: We met after high school in our small town. After a few years of dating, I moved to the coast for college and Shaun followed shortly after. We lived in a tiny rustic cabin for 5 years then moved back to our small town to be near family. After 11 years of love, we decided it was good timing to plan our dream wedding. We had fun creating a vision for our day and took time in the small details. We loved how our rustic/vintage wedding turned out. It was perfectly us!

What was the most amazing part of your day? Our vows were the most amazing part. On the dock to a gorgeous pond, sharing our love, Shaun had me and the guests in tears with his sweet words. Unforgettable.

What else would you like to share about your big day? It was unreal how everything came together. It felt like it was all small unconnected pieces, but our vendors, ideas, plans and people all came together beautifully on our day.

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Ceremony and Reception Site: The Love Ranch

Ceremony Musicians: Our friend played acoustic guitar for the ceremony.

Officiant: My brother. It was another perfect idea that worked so well with our vision!

Photographer: Melanie Soleil Photography

Caterer: LJ’s Catering

Cake/Desserts: Just Baked Cakes

Flowers: Grass Valley Florist

Favors: Photo Booth

Bridal and Bridesmaids’ Attire: Alfred Angelo

Hair and Make-up: Golden Goddess

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

Signage: DIY

DJ/Entertainment/Band: Wooster, a Santa Cruz based band, played for our reception. So much fun to listen and dance to. Our favorite band!!

Photo Booth: Snapshots Photo Booth

Lighting: Lighthouse Installation

Wine: BYOB Wine Seller

Tents: Life’s Best Inn Tents

Furniture Rentals: SRC Party Rental

Linen Rentals: Nevada County Laundry and Linen Supply

Honeymoon Location: Baja Mexico on a small adventure cruise, UnCruise.

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Photos courtesy of and copyright Melanie Soleil Photography.

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