Merritt + Brian: Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley, Pt. 2

       Bells and streamers in hand, Merritt + Brian's wedding guests cheered the newlyweds on after their ceremony at the Community Church of Mill Valley. A Balkan/Klezmer band took up the beat with tuba, clarinet, drum, and accordion, and led the procession through the middle of the no-longer-sleepy downtown, lit up by the sight and sound of the merry parade, to their reception at the Outdoor Art Club. 

       Not wanting to miss the fun of cocktail hour, the bride started it off with some bonding with her younger brother, sharing a round of shots and finishing with a tart lime wedge. Entering the historic Outdoor Art Club (designed by Bernard Maybeck) one of the first details guests noticed were the table centerpieces hand illustrated by the groom - framed depictions of local birds with a fun fact too! Brian will make birders of us all yet! 

       The couple got the evening rolling with a first dance both sweet and sexy (Brian whipped his jacket off to more  howls than Channing Tatum might get before a throng of teens). After a delicious dinner and toasts equally heartwarming and wine-out-the-nose hilarious, guests charged the stage to shake what they got, with a degree of gusto rarely observed at the many weddings we've photographed over the years. Knees rose so high, feet scarcely touched the ground, so jubilant was the dancing.

       A perfect celebration and send-off for these two lovebirds -- a type of bird we don't need Brian's expertise to spot!

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

 Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

Outdoor Art Club Wedding in Mill Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2015

xoxo,

Ariel + Sam

 

Wedding Vendors

Wedding Photography: Bowerbird Photography

Wedding Ceremony: The Community Church of Mill Valley

Wedding Reception: Outdoor Art Club

Wedding Planner: Alex Barranco

Flowers: Venn Floral

Cake: Knead to Make

DJ: Dave Tutton

Catering: All Seasons Catering