Throughout Carrie and Charlie’s Santa Cruz mountain wedding, their guests affectionately referred to the experience as ‘wedding camp’. It was clear this was the perfect celebration for them. Held at Buddhist Retreat Pema Osel Ling, also called Amphitheater of the Redwoods, guests stayed in cabins or camped. In the morning guests played lawn games and lounged in the sun. Led by the most charismatic ‘bubble girl’ I’ve ever met, Carrie and Charlie entered their ceremony on the redwood deck surrounded by family and friends. During toasts, Charlie’s father and his friends surprised everyone with a performance of ‘All You Need Is Love’ by the Beatles which was one of the cutest, touching moments I have ever seen! Another huge hit was the DIY Photo Booth created by one of Carrie’s awesome bridesmaids. You can see it pictured at the end!

 

 

Venue | Pema Osel Ling