A Fabulous Yacht Entrance, a Spectacular Ceremony and a Super Cool Reception...

At the risk of sounding dramatic, and borderline insane, I really think this photograph spoke to me. I love the way one of the children is walking down the road, and the other has stopped to absorb the enormity of the moment. Seriously, look at him... He is simply gazing down at the sweet picture in his hands, and I image that he is overcome with joy and excitement. His father is getting married! Woot! Anyway, I felt that I needed to share this pic with you first to set the tone for this incredibly moving and super cool SF/San Rafael wedding.

The deets? Well, Brian, the groom, is a member of the Terrapin Family Band at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael (go read about it, bridey!!). This place is completely fabulous! The ceremony was at the pocket park beside the venue which totally rocked a "backyard" wedding feel (where Karen, the bride, arrived via boat) and some serious sunshine. I love how this wedding feels like it took place in several different venues, and yet, it was all part of the very cool Terrapin Crossroads.  So without further ado... Go enjoy! It's really awesome!

Such a FAB shot! I have such a soft spot for San Francisco... After college, I went to culinary school in this great city!

Karen, you're totally beautiful! I love your dress! 

Brian got ready with his two sons at Cavallo Point in Sausalito.

I love this pic...

OMG... See the bow tie? Brian's boys are adorable!

Let's go to the ceremony! 

Talk about a fucking entrance! WOW!

I mean...

That is a great group shot!!!

Via Terrapin Crossroads site: The Grateful Dead are known primarily as a San Francisco band, owing to their very short but very important time living in The City, and being the true embodiment and co-creators of “The San Francisco Sound.” But by 1970, the band had crossed the Golden Gate Bridge to Marin County, with San Rafael becoming the hub of all Grateful Dead activity from 1970 to 1995. So to be accurate, the Grateful Dead was essentially a San Rafael band.

See what I mean? Think about the ceremony + cocktail hour... This is a stark difference, and I LOVE it! I love the deep red lighting!

Passionate kissers...

Thank you Karen + Brian for sharing your super cool wedding with Bitchless Bride!!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Two Irises
Floral Designer: April Flowers
Hair Stylist: The Style Bar 
Pre-Ceremony Location: Cavallo Point
Ceremony Location + Venue: Terrapin Crossroads Restaurant