There is nothing I love more than a tasteful wedding. The bride, Ali, who is a style editor, and her husband Ben clearly have great taste and their wedding was a perfectly done casual chic wedding in Sea Ranch, California. The talented Sabine Scherer
was there to capture every bit of their big day from the beautiful skies, the romantic moments, and of course the pretty wedding details–seriously, what a beautiful day to have gotten married! Read more about the couple and photographer below.
Special Feature: Sabine Scherer
is an award winning photographer who excels at capturing special moments of joy and love. With stylistic flair, creative energy, and technical artistry, she combines a deep knowledge of camera and lighting, with an upbeat sense of fun and whimsy. Her photos are vibrant and unique, each possessing an emotional resonance and timeless quality that holds up over the years. Sabine’s images have graced the pages of InStyle Magazine, Grace Ormonde, the Knot, Bride & Bloom, and Brides, among others. She is currently listed as one of Martha Stewart’s Top Photographers.
From the Bride: We met each other in 2002 through our respective best friends, who were dating at the time. This was during our last semester at UC Berkeley. A few months after graduating I moved to New York, and Ben followed a few months later. Ben proposed during a trip back to the Bay Area (Ben’s parents live in Berkeley), eight years after we met.
The Venue: Ben has been going to Sea Ranch with his family ever since he was a baby and a few months into our relationship he invited me to join he and his parents there for a long weekend. We’ve been going a few times a year ever since. It’s such a beautiful, almost sacred place where a day’s agenda might include reading a book by the fire, taking a walk by the ocean and cooking. It’s where we go to get away from it all. The quiet ruggedness of that part of the coast (artfully twisted tree trunks, weatherworn grey fences, the blues and greens of the ocean) really helped guide the aesthetic of our wedding.
Ali & Ben: Ali is a former shelter magazine editor (Elle Decor, Domino) who is now the Style Editor at One Kings Lane. Ben is a formally-trained chef and now an especially good home cook and first year resident in Internal Medicine at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, California.