David & AlexandraMarried Beneath The Golden Gate BridgeSan Francisco, California

I met David and Alexandra at this little neighborhood bar in the Mission to talk about the (hopeful) possibility of me shooting their vintage San Francisco wedding. I think the bar was called Homestead? It was everything a bar should be – dark wood, semi-dank vibe, good beer, grumpy bar tender. What I expected to be a quick 30-minute meeting ended up becoming an hours-long hangout. You see, David and Alexandra have this superpower. They have the awesome ability to make you feel like you’ve been friends with them forever, and then they actually become your friends.

A couple beers later and they let me shoot their wedding…

So, their wedding… remember the friendship superpower? Through that they ended up collecting an amazing group of humans. If the people we surround ourselves with are even a small representation of our character, just being in the mere proximity of David and Alexandra’s friends will prove how genuine and caring they themselves are. Their wedding put all their closest people at the center. They started the day getting ready in a huge house tucked away in the hills of Marin County. Their ceremony was perched on a jetty right below the Golden Gate Bridge – epic AF – and then the reception was spent between the yacht club’s throw-back dining commons and the locally-famous bar upstairs. They have great taste in bars.

The wedding came together with the collective talents of their friends and family. The cake being frosted on site by a friend, the flowers being arranged by their bud Josh, the music being played by family, and on and on. This beautifully curated wedding was uniquely theirs because of the incredible creativity and willingness of those closest to them.

My man C.S. Lewis wrote this about friendship. “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.”

These two and this wedding prove that.

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