Caitlin and Tyler met in grad school at Oregon State University through mutual friends, just after Caitlin was accepted into the Peace Corps. She deferred her acceptance when she realized, a few months into their relationship, that Tyler wasn’t someone she could just leave for two years. They got married in the backyard of Tyler’s childhood home situated in the horse country area of Agoura Hills outside of Los Angeles. They wanted a down-home, rustic vibe to their mostly DIY wedding, and Scotty, Tyler’s 30-year-old Appaloosa, and Clucky the chicken, certainly made their photos unique and memorable! Backyard weddings make for such a wonderful, personalized venue, and you can tell these two had a blast. The photo of all the groomsmen ogling Tyler’s new ring is possibly my favorite photo of groomsmen I’ve ever seen. Read their proposal story below!
The Proposal (from the Bride):
Tyler proposed two years to the day after we met, on a sea cliff in Arcata, California. We had both moved down to the San Francisco bay area upon graduating and we were visiting Humboldt University, his alma mater, over Labor Day weekend. It also happened to be his birthday. We hiked in the morning and after lunch he took me to Wedding Rock at Patrick’s Point State Park and proposed! Afterwards we celebrated with pizza and beer, then went back to our campsite and made s’mores.
Photography: byCherry Photography / Venue: Private Residence in Agoura Hills, CA / Bride’s Dress From: Janene’s Bridal / Hair: Laura Rasten of Laura & Rita’s Hair Studio, Los Angeles / Makeup: Gabrielle Suarez of Laura & Rita’s Hair Studio / Veil and Hair Clip: Gilded Shadows (Etsy) / Bouquets and Boutonnieres: Danielle of Agoura Hills Floral Design / Flowers: wholesale (DIY centerpieces) through Far East Wholesale Flowers in Agoura Hills, CA / Catering: Wood Ranch Barbecue / Cake + Cupcakes: Skiff’s Cakes / Rentals: “A” Rentals / DJ: DJ Kamayo