It would’ve been perfectly understandable for Cecilia and Craig to let the rain dampen their spirits (no pun intended) but their bright spirits powered through. When Craig and Cecilia were first dating, they took a long road-trip up the west coast and this one section of Northern California with it’s striking landscape of dense, redwood forests really resonated with the two and they knew immediately that they should be married there. As we arrived at Jedediah Smith Redwoods state park, the odds shifted in Cecilia and Craig’s favor as the rain almost completely stopped…and the ceremony began. In Stout Memorial grove, surrounded by their immediate family and Chloe – their long-haired chihuahua – the two were married by Craig’s stepfather Frank and it was amazing. Following the ceremony, the family all toasted in the grove and we set out on a walk through the woods before heading off to the dinner. The rain started back up again, just as we hopped in our cars to make the hour-long journey further north into Southern Oregon. The couple booked their guests in at the Out’n’About Treehous Treesort, a unique property of little treehouse bungalows, many connected by steel and wooden swingbridges. It was pitch dark by the time we arrived for the dinner so I stayed behind a bit the next morning to have a look around the place and take a few photos of Cecilia and Craig and their super cool luxury treehouse. As I drove away and began my journey home, I felt like the past 24 hours had been a dream; to be part of such a unique and intimate joining of lives and families in one of the most magnificent settings was extremely memorable. Thanks so much Craig and Cecilia!
So you’ve planned your Northern California redwoods wedding deep in the forest and are getting ready when, outside the window, the sky closes in as the first storm of the season bears down. Rain is coming down in sheets at the rate of an inch an hour, giant trees are falling over roads and making them impassable…all you have to do now is stay positive because hey, today’s your wedding!