Outdoorsy, fun, adventurous, crafty, DYI wonderfulness. Karen and Fernando’s wedding was an all out community event. Kneeling barefoot on the kitchen floor of a rental house making bouquets at 8am on the morning of her wedding, Karen looked up and welcomed me when I came in through the front door. Karen and Fernando brought so much fun, personality, and love to their celebration. After the ceremony at the Mather Redwood Grove in the UC Botanical Garden, guests went over to the Brazilian Room for pancakes, waffles, and breakfast yummies. The donut bar was set up a few hours later. Homemade Sangria flowed freely. There were home made lawn games on the grass in front of the Brazilian Room. When I asked Fernando how he had met Karen, he said, “We met during Karen’s 22nd birthday. Mutual friends invited me and I ate all her pizza and cut my hand open trying to be cool and break the bottom of a beer bottle. The next day we all went to sushi. Afterward we kept in touch through AIM.” Good stuff. Stoked that these two are moving back to California.