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Rustic Fall Backyard Wedding, California: Melissa & Charena

Altar Image Photography

September 13, 2014

Melissa and Charena, better known as Tiny, met online. Tiny proposed to Melissa during a surprised deployment party that Melissa had planned for Tiny. The surprise was on Melissa, though, when Tiny proposed in front of their closest friends.

When searching for a venue, Melissa and Charena sought something outdoors, rustic and woodsy. Melissa’s friend’s backyard was the perfect place. The couple did everything their own way. A lot of things were DIY, and the event was truly a family affair.

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Altar Image Photography
Altar Image Photography
Altar Image Photography
Altar Image Photography
Altar Image Photography
Altar Image Photography
Altar Image Photography
Altar Image Photography

After being together for 10 years, it’s hard to imagine the joy the two felt when their officiant, Bethel Nathan, pronounced them as Mrs. & Mrs. They were legally married!

Altar Image Photography
Altar Image Photography
Melissa’s advice to other couples is: “(The wedding day) is your day, so make sure it represents you and your soon to be spouse. Enjoy the planning process and make sure to make time for each other on the actual day.
Altar Image Photography
Altar Image Photography
Altar Image Photography
Altar Image Photography
Altar Image Photography
Altar Image Photography
Altar Image Photography

Their LGBTQ-Friendly Vendors

Photographer: Altar Image Photography // Beauty:Beauty By Brittany // Officiant:  Ceremonies by Bethel // DJ:  Choice Entertainment // Shoes: Converse // Dress Store:  David’s Bridal // Cake Designer:  Flour Power // Floral Designer: Flowers by Sheri // Apparel: Men’s Warehouse // Caterer:  Personal Touch Dining, Inc

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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