Oakland Wedding: The Bandstand and Children’s Fairyland

Sunset

Bride and Groom? Nope, Bride and Broom.
This is Marissa and Sarah’s wedding in Oakland. Marissa, from the start of the day, described herself as the Broom and her half of the wedding party as the Broomsmen. I didn’t ask her to expand on the portmanteau but I don’t think it’s an unfair assumption that neither the role of Bride or Groom felt right to her. When it came to photographing Sarah and Marissa at sunset, on the edge of the lake, I tried to keep that in mind. It was important to not just photograph two women on their wedding day as if they were bride and groom, but two women in love on their wedding day, who were the Bride and Broom.

20. I should have waited, her next toss was also a 20.

20. I should have waited, her next toss was also a 20.

Boutonierre

Boutonierre

Boutonierre

Boutonierre

Good Dog

Good Dog

Best Dog

Best Dog

Grandfather's Cufflinks

Grandfather’s Cufflinks

Heart on the Way to the Bandstand

Heart on the Way to the Bandstand

They're siblings. They do look alike, don't they?

They’re siblings. They do look alike, don’t they?

That perfect nervous energy

That perfect nervous energy

Escorted

Escorted

The Bride

The Bride

The Broom

The Broom

Under the arches

Under the arches

The Kiss!

The Kiss!

Yes!

Yes!

Check out those rings and those fancy rainbow nails!

Check out those rings and those fancy rainbow nails!

Succulent Bouquet

Succulent Bouquet

Rainbow Sequined Slippers

Rainbow Sequined Slippers

Sunset

Sunset

A kiss by the lake

A kiss by the lake

There was an old lady who lived in a shoe...

There was an old lady who lived in a shoe…

Let me tell you a story

Let me tell you a story

Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After

The Knave of Hearts

The Knave of Hearts

Little guy in a little suit.

Little guy in a little suit.

Hanging Out

Hanging Out

Barbers

Barbers

It was a romantic night for everyone.

It was a romantic night for everyone.

Cotton Candy Cart

Cotton Candy Cart

Cotton Candy

Cotton Candy

Sharing some cotton candy

Sharing some cotton candy

Remind me. What is an adverb?

Remind me. What is an adverb?

Cream Sandwich Cookies

Cream Sandwich Cookies

Popcorn!

Popcorn!

A first dance in front of the Emerald City.

A first dance in front of the Emerald City.

DJ of the Emerald City

DJ of the Emerald City

Inside the Tiny Chapel

Inside the Tiny Chapel