Caitlin and Alex’s backyard wedding was a sweet and casual gathering among a small group of their friends and family. It was a hot, sunny afternoon — fairly typical for Octobers in San Francisco. Caitlin and Alex’s family and friends who weren’t local drove in from out of town. Their neighbors in the building simply came downstairs. The energy was vibrant and joyful. The gathering was likely a welcome respite from being socially isolated during these difficult times.
The afternoon started as guests trickled in for a pre-ceremony cocktail hour. Caitlin was upstairs finishing up getting ready and came down when the ceremony kicked off, being walked down the aisle by her father. The ceremony was officiated by a close friend. Caitlin’s mom wrote a poem for the occasion and Alex’s father spoke eloquently–both celebrating their relationships with their daughter and son as well as sharing some lovely sentiments of the partners they’d come to know and love.
Following the ceremony, Caitlin and Alex wanted to take a few photos around the neighborhood before heading back for the rest of the afternoon. Drinks and appetizers were served as everyone enjoyed the rest of the afternoon hanging out and catching up.