Sandra + Arne | Married in Walnut Creek, CA

Sandra and Arne both grew up in Germany, which is where they first met as kids. Back then, Sandra was actually taller than Arne (I even got a hilarious impersonation of this at their engagement session), so obviously a lot has changed. Both of their families moved to the US and they ended up meeting again years later. They started spending more time together, and eventually became more than friends. I absolutely love their history together and think it’s so special that they have known each other for the majority of their lives. I first met Sandra over Skype last year and she described this funny, sweet guy who could make her laugh in a second. I met them together for the first time at their engagement session a couple months ago and I got to hear their story from them in person, which resulted in me falling in love with it even more. These two are so much fun together and so sweet, and I knew their day would be amazing. They married at the beautiful Ruth Bancroft Gardens surrounded by their closest family and friends, and then partied the night away in Sandra’s parents gorgeous backyard. It was so funny hearing Sandra’s dad joke about how their marriage was arranged between himself and Arne’s parents, a joke that had everyone laughing hysterically…because really how much more awesome could it be? Sandra and Arne are perfect for each other and their parents have become dear friends over the years; a dream come true for any family.  Sandra and Arne, thank you so much for having me as a part of your big day, it was so much fun and I wish you two all the best! 🙂

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Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Quis

Dress: La Soie Bridal

Ceremony Location: Ruth Bancroft Garden

Officiant: Friend of the couple

Bouquets/Reception Flowers: Flower Bowl Florist

Floral Crowns: Reverie by Rivera

Reception Location: Sandra’s parent’s home 🙂

DJ: Love in the Mix

Catering & Desserts: California Rose Catering

Videographer: Bay Area VDO