Brian + Shana | Hiking Wedding | Santa Rosa, CA
These two are pretty special. We were two people of a group of 35, at a wedding where everyone hiked almost a mile to get to the secret ceremony location that Brian and Shana had found one day hiking together. That is right, we all hiked! These two started their day off really easy and together. Dividers were put up in their cute victorian house so they could get ready together, but not together. Brian ran off with a couple of friends to get beers at Russian River Brewery while some other friends stayed behind with Shana to have mimosas and girl time. Seeing their house, their friends, their cats, their artist’s neighborhood, all made us smile one huge ear to ear smile. They had such a wonderful community around them who helped inspire and create this relationship and family that was being created. When they first contacted us about photographing a wedding in which we would have to hike to get to the ceremony site and that only their closest friends and family would be there, we both said “sign us up!” Knowing something as simple as a hike and a little adventure is what drove these two made us understand that it was going to be a special day.
Also their street name makes so much sense, why wouldn’t Brian, the artist, have a house on Art Alley? This man designed the whole wedding and even made a special heart in the alley. Shana’s mom grew the flowers and made all the bouquets and flower arrangements, while Brian made a bunch of fun signs and escort cards and more, while their friends helped setup everything. Family, friends, art, and love could not have been a bigger part of this wedding!