(Anoush + Chris} Presidio Yacht Club Wedding Photography- Sausalito, CA

November 2nd, 2013

With the Presidio Yacht Club overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, {Anoush + Chris} could not have had a more stunning skyline to take in during their wedding!  It’s hard to beat a wedding with wonderful weather, great friends/family and vows that we’re so uniquely personal, (I really need to get a script of what they said because it’s that good!). Then there was the reading with lines like, “if zombies have taken over the world I would stay by your side forever”, or “I love you 10 times to the 39th power”. Here’s the reading link: http://tim-pratt.livejournal.com/106839.html

Weddings are a bit tiring for couples, (yes, even during their wedding!) and most of the time our couples find it a welcome breather to escape away together for a quick sunset photo session. On this day, as the sun was going down, we were able to wisk {Anoush and Chris} away to this ocean break wall overlooking Alcatraz, San Francisco and the Golden Gate. With the light illuminating everything around us and a soothingly warm breeze blowing, {Anoush and Chris} were able to take in the stunning views together and Wendy and I were able to capture the beauty of these two on their most beautiful day. Congratulations to you both and we look forward to many years of friendship to come!

OK, here’s their cool vows:

Anoush:
Chris, you’ve asked me to stand here and commit to be your wife for the rest of our lives. That answer was an easy yes. You then asked me to write my own personal vows to you. That wasn’t so easy to agree to.

Because, as you know, I’m not romantic and sappy like you are. I don’t have a way with words like you do. I could never put into words just how loved you make me feel, and how determined i am to make you never regret choosing me.

So i didn’t try to find words that don’t exist. Instead, I’ve made a brief but representative list of promises i can and cant make to you by marrying you today.

I can’t promise to remember that in baseball, they’re called runs, not points.
I can’t promise to ever truly pay attention when you try to teach me about integers.
I can’t promise to not make fun of you when you listen to that awful emo rock you love so much.
I can’t promise that i will ever stop hogging 2/3rds of the bed.
I can’t promise that i won’t keep trying to hide onions in the food i cook for us in the hopes that you’ll finally realize you’re wrong and that onions are freaking delicious.
I can’t promise i wont keep dropping incredible puns into our conversations. I’ll continue saying them to no a-veil.
On the same note, i really cant promise i wont make the same “we’re the happy Holadays” joke constantly for the rest of our lives.

But in return..
I promise to build a marriage based on both of our expectations and dreams, not just my own..
I promise to always be on your side, even when we disagree.
I promise to support and encourage your friendships, i know they mean the world to you
I promise to make a home with you where we’ll both feel loved and happy.
I promise to never stop dating you.
I promise to love you, just as you are now.
I promise to love whoever you will become.

Chris:
Anoush, we were meant for each other — And I mean we were meant for each other in the, you’re way too beautiful for me, and holy crap am I lucky, kind of way — I’m so thankful to have met you, thankful to the events that led you here, thankful to the friends and family that helped form you and guide you to where you stand today — I’m thankful for the random number generator that put me on your screen — I wish I could find the seed to the pseudo-random function that brought us together, so that I can make that seed my favorite integer, just like how the people who led you to me have become my favorite people.

You are the underserved fortune I have found, and met, and have fallen in love with — Although, maybe it’d deserved fortune, because I am kind of an awesome guy after all.

My level of awesome will be left up to the historians of the future, but in present reality, before meeting you I never would have said that about myself — I’ve been happy, I’ve been content, but only since meeting you have I felt like a special person — You inspire me with possibility, you instill confidence in me I never knew, you make me feel whole — The thought of calling you my wife seems an almost impossible notion, and the fact that I’m here with you today, a short “I do” away from that, makes me feel like my like my lifelong dreams have been far too small — For even though I’ve set a place aside for you my entire life, I had no idea you would be as beautiful, or as thoughtful, or as perfect for me as you are —

And I commit for the rest of my life, to reciprocate that feeling back to you in every way I know how — Whether it’s typical things, like reminding you how beautiful you are, or how important you are to me, I will try to make you happy — Whether it’s Anoush things, like reassuring you there will be parking, or making sure the wifi is always working, I will try to make you happy — And I will love doing so.

For I am meant for you as much as you are for me — And so it’s without hesitation, that I take you as my partner, for the rest of our lives — I love you.

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Special thanks to the amazing vendors that helped make this day so special for {Anoush + Chris}:

Ceremony: Presidio Yacht Club
Officiant: Tucker Hiatt
Reception/Bar/Catering/Cake: Deer Park Villa (catering), Presidio Yacht Club (bar), Cheryl Mayekawa (cake)
Floral: Nancy Ann Flowers & Gifts
Hair/Makeup: Nikol Elaine Makeup Artistry      Bridal Dress: Marisa