We were married in a Soto Zen ceremony in the stone amphitheater on top of Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County, followed by a reception in a seaside town called Bolinas.
For our wedding, we were committed to avoiding the dreaded “wedding industry complex” as much as possible. Luckily, we love flea markets, estate sales, and Etsy, so we had no trouble amassing a lot of lovely little details for the day without going into debt. Buying from real people and small vendors, and making stuff ourselves or with help from our families, helped keep us grounded.
All photographs by Delbarr Moradi.