Real Wedding: Katie + Nate’s Sausalito Wedding

I just love this intimate wedding photographer Kelty of Steep Street is sharing with us today. Katie + Nate were married at the Headlands Center for the Arts, in Marin, CA. They wanted their wedding to feel personal, cozy and intimate and I think their day is a perfect collection of all three. :)

vintage wedding ring

bride wearing elizabeth and james dress

headlands center for the arts wedding

Really love the feathers they hung from the ceiling!

feathers as wedding decoration

Most memorable moment of your wedding day? The ceremony, definitely. I had no idea that Nate had composed a song to include as part of his vows. I was totally dumbstruck when he whipped out a mandolin and began to play. Just being able to share the moment with the people we love was beyond words. Awww – how sweet is that??!

black and white wedding photography

paper feathers hanging

foggy wedding photos

headlands wedding photos

steep street wedding photography

stylish bridal party

groomsmen in suspenders and bow tie

homemade favors

headlands reception

drinks from mason jars

typewriter guest book

wedding details

pies for wedding

wedding dance under sparkling lights

Any advice for those planning now? Inevitably there will be things (some big, some small) that won’t go your way. We found out a month before our wedding that one of our bigger decor ideas was shot down by the venue. At first I was really upset and afraid it would take away from the day. But in the end, we just went with it and adjusted our original “vision.” And now I couldn’t imagine things having been any different then the were. Also, delegate, delegate, delegate!! It was actually a lot of fun to have had our friends and family involved in so many of the details. Remember to stay true to yourselves and keep the day as personal as possible.

Venue: Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin, CA
Photography: Kelty from Steep Street – you can see even more from the wedding here!
Wedding Dress: Elizabeth & James
Hair: Ally Karn (Owner of Curl Up and Dye in SF), Makeup: Julie Dy
Shoes: RSVP
Bridesmaid Dress: Elie Tahari
Hairpieces: Jennifer Behr
Groom Suit: Seize Sur Vingt
Bow tie: Forage
Grooms Shoes: Rachel Comey
Event + Floral Design: DIY
Invitations/Paper Goods: DIY; Invite designed by brother of the Groom
Pies: Mission Pie
Catering: Katie Powers

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  1. I got married here last month… it was the most magical location I’ve ever seen and I love what they did with the feathers. Beautiful!!

  2. LOVE THIS WEDDING! I love Kelty’s work and this venue is on my faves!! Love everything about this couples style!

  3. What wonderful details and photographed in such a cozy and creative style. Big fan of Kelty’s and now a big fan of this couple!

  4. WOWZA, this is absolutely amazing! The details, the couple, the photographs… all so personal and unique. LOVE IT!

  5. LOVE the mismatched chairs at the reception!

  6. Love the couple’s details and the photos of them with the fog! Also, the photos of the food are stunning and the entire thing has such a creative moodiness to it.

  7. everything about this wedding is just so simple, refined and gorgeous!

  8. WOWZA! What well-rounded beauty on every count. The details, the food, the people, and the location… genius!

  9. absolutely love the simplicity of her gown. but those feathers above the ceremony are definitely my favorite.

  10. Absolutely great site!
    Cheers – Dora

  11. as a photographer i apprecciate the beauty expressed through pictures. yes the wedding looks simple but at the same time it is so elegant and tasteful – i can’t say it was a simple wedding. absolutely gorgeous! my compliments to the photographer!

  12. Breathtaking wedding. how did she create the feathers? a tutorial would be awesome!

  13. Oh my goodness, what a lovely wedding! It looks like what weddings should be – a beautiful gathering of friends and family.

  14. Her dress is so simple and elegant. I bet it was comfortable too!

  15. DARLING!
    Such a beautiful wedding! Kelty is so amazing.
    Best wishes to the happy couple from the other Nate and Katie. :)

  16. Katie, you are too funny. Crossing my fingers that you’re headed to Portland right now, too…. :)

  17. A very chic, elegant wedding. I love the photographs and the bride looked stunning from head to toe.

  18. this wedding has such a beautiful vibe…

  19. I love her dress. So pretty. Everything about this wedding made me smile. :)

  20. I love the feather garland, such a great touch!

  21. I love this wedding!!! May ask what is in the drink. I would love to re-create!

  22. I dont have words enough to describe how much I love your pictures!

    As I would say in swedish “du är grym”

    /Jesper Mattsson

  23. this is the most beautiful wedding dress I’ve ever seen!
    so elegant and pure, so stylish!

  24. this wedding is beautiful…it’s everything stylish, warm, classy…..I love it.

  25. Really great photos! Love it!

  26. I love the personalized lantern type things on the tables! Were those homemade and how??

  27. I love this. The style is so vintage and the pictures are great!!

  28. This wedding is so dreamy! And a beautiful couple to boot.


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