A Mendocino wedding is a beautiful thing. Margaux and Josh left the East Coast to celebrate their wedding day at a family home in Sea Ranch. The day began with a wonderful breakfast gathering at the Gualala Arts Center. The quaint building is surrounded by stately redwood trees. Later that day, family members hit the house kitchen to prepare homemade appetizers for guests after the wedding. It’s so touching to document a labor of love like this. Margaux’s best buddies did her hair and make-up and the joy and party environment was contagious. The ceremony took place in the back of the home, with the breathtaking Pacific Ocean as the backdrop. There was not a dry eye to be seen. The crashing waves, the cry of the seals and the preserved natural habitat made for a stunning setting. Visually, this rustic spot on the Mendocino coastline was the perfect compliment for the couple’s style. Later that evening, wedding party made their way to Bones Roadhouse Restaurant for dinner. The mood was casual and intimate, with some of the best BBQ passed around as family style. I was lucky enough to partake in one of the best deserts I’ve ever had-the banana cream pie. Amazing! Cake and dancing took place in the family home later that evening, where the party continued on with laughter and joy. Congratulations to Margaux and Josh on their Mendocino wedding!Mendocino wedding photographer.