Congratulations Elizabeth and John!

the bride and groom, Canon Digital Rebel

Had the best time at a wedding all weekend, and because I shot film, have no digital memories to share just yet. Only a scary polaroid of Matt, our friend Brady and I after several blood orange martinis. I somehow thought it was a good idea to bare my teeth for the camera.

The ceremony was in a redwood grove in Mill valley {the place was enchanted} and the light was so beautiful that the bride and groom seemed illuminated standing there admist the tall trees and yellow rose petals.

The highlight of the night for me was learning a silly dance that my friend Brady invented. It’s called the giddyup and consists of a wavy, horselike motion in which you kick your front leg out in a bucking gesture. You really have to see it. It’s something else. We later invented the “sidesaddle” which is the same thing but kicking out to the side. I was almost too good at it. The videographer got an eyefull when a group of us came at him with it. We like to think it was a bit like the Thriller video.

Another thrill were all of the incredibly talented and interesting folks that we celebrated with. Everywhere you turned there was another amazing person to talk to: writers , filmmakers, speakers . Painters , designers, inventors of magazines and photo tools. And then there were writers and writers and more writers.

I couldn’t remember the last time I was a bit tipsy in the middle of the night at a 7-11 buying snacks. It felt so familiar… like high school! the disoriented feeling under all those fluorescent lights, the inner voice that commands, “Act normal!” all those sweet, salty snacks. But we got to go back to a gorgeous hotel instead of our parents house. Don’t you love being an adult?

Congratulations to our friends Elizabeth and John whose love inspired all of us this weekend. We love you.

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Hi, I’m Andrea

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  1. joy madison

    sounds enchanting!!! I love gorgeous light. Share pics when you get them back please.

  2. celisa

    this post made me giggle. and i want to see this polaroid!! i’m still giggling imagining you guys coming at the camera with silly dances.

  3. jenn

    sounds like a magical weekend. I just love this picture of elizabeth and john. it’s very sweet. please share the polariod…. I am sure it will make everyone smile on a Monday.

  4. lucia

    ohhhh andrea! i wanted to share this with you. you need to check out craig frazier’s website – i think you’ll like it.

  5. Emily

    I love the photo. What an amazing group of friends you have! I’m jealous 😉

  6. Jennifer

    Such a beautiful photo! They just look so serene…

  7. emdot

    i love the acqua!
    yea for john and elizabeth and yea for love. 🙂

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