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Like many of the couples I work with, Shira and Spencer have been together for a good bit of time (10 years or so).  They wanted a rockin’ party wedding and had pre ceremony libations, an extended cocktail hour, and finger food dinner with no formal sit down meal to ensure a dance party that would not quit.  They started out their dance party at the Golden Gate Club at about 100% and continued strong through the end of the night.  The Presidio makes for a pretty great wedding spot.  There are multiple wedding venues, hotels, and epic spots for pictures close by.

 

It was a moody, partially cloudy day, filled with happy, chill people, partying it up on the family farm in Litchfield, NY (outside of Utica in the middle of New York State).  Corn fields, grain silos, and Fireball jello shots were in no short supply.  Rachel and Kevin’s wedding was fun, personal, and unpretentious.  On Friday they had a welcome party, Saturday was the big event, and Sunday they did a tour of the family dairy farm.  They employed a school bus to shuttle people from the hotel in Utica to the farm.  A neighbor put on a legit firework display later on in the evening of the wedding day.  And Rachel showed her awesome off road driving skills when we took off at the end of cocktail hour for some pics in the golden rod and corn fields.  I had such a blast with these two great people.

The big surprise of the evening was fire performers.  Unbeknownst to Mike, Meredith had arranged to have them come and do a show shortly after dark.  The look on his face when he realized what was happening was precious.  This fog kissed wedding at a private estate in Bolinas was all goodness.  There was ice cream local to the couple’s neighborhood, friends and family with great stories, beer bong madness, and a rockin’ dance floor.  Anaviv Catering and Events took care of all the details.  Tents by Shelter Co.