We laughed all day (and night) at Andrea and Clint's wedding. The ceremony took place in a skate spot deep in Elysian Park. While the location was a surprise for many of the guests -imagine if you will a crowd of formally dressed folks climbing through a gate and hiking through a field- the significance of the location for these two made it all worth it. Our hike through the park to this divinely serene spot perfect for tricks and jumps epitomized their shared passions for adventure, travel and skateboarding.
A few years ago, Clint, an artist and pro skater, was planning a trip to Spain when it was suggested he connect with Andrea, a sport and documentary photographer from Barcelona. They began communicating via email and both admit they felt an instant spark. They were eager to meet but their schedules never permitted it. But thanks to mutual Dutch friends, the two met by chance in Echo Park, just a few blocks down from the site of their ceremony, and they've been together ever since.
When creating a ceremony, I advise couples to make reference to ceremonial traditions and encourage them to to make it their own. After discussing closing traditions, such as the African "jumping the broom", it was easily translated it into a skate trick. And after a beautiful song by Clint's mother and her partner, the ceremony ended with the jumping of the bride. Amazing!