Outdoor "I do"

Christine, Pastor Clark, and Antoine

Christine, Pastor Betty Clark, and Antoine

I have always thought of the outdoors as an ideal setting to wed, and last weekend my nephew Antoine and his lovely fiancé Christine embodied the magic of outdoor nuptials in a beautiful beach side ceremony. The two met and fell in love years ago as camp counselors at the Bar 717 Ranch Camp, located in Northern California.

My Growing Family

My Growing Family

The setting was a stunning public beach in Santa Barbara, located about an hour north of Los Angeles. In addition to the invited guests, scores of beach-goers out for a casual Sunday afternoon in the sand, watched and stood reverently silent during the ceremony, allowing the words of Christine and Antoine’s vows to soar with the sound of the wind and waves.

No less than a cathedral

No less than a cathedral

The newlyweds are now honeymooning and outdoor adventuring in Hawaii.
Congratulations Antoine and Christine!