Posted by: Erica Geary | April 24, 2012

Ali & Rich Got Hitched!

The most easygoing couple award goes to…Ali and Rich!

Ali and Rich got hitched this weekend here on the Berkeley ferryboat amongst family and friends.   The ceremony took place on the west deck at 4pm.

Ali & Rich

Lighthearted, silly, and obviously in love, Ali and Rich were a delight this Saturday at their wedding.

West Deck with Groomsmen

“Two of my favorite people getting married—it’s going to be awesome,” said Andrew.

Berkeley Ferryboat Tables

This was my first nautical themed wedding and I have to say, I liked it!  The light blue and white fit right in with the relaxed atmosphere the bride and groom wanted.  There was also a candy table, which was a fun touch, and great jams by Sunset Mobile Music.

“It’s crazy how usually these kinds of events are so uptight, but being a part of the group of people surrounding these two is great.  This is one of the most original weddings I’ve been to,” said Best Man, Jon.

Wedding Speeches

During the ceremony, family had an opportunity to say a few words of encouragement (which was something new that I liked).  Ali’s cousin read some kind words of advice and loving guidance in Spanish.  Then Rich’s grandma said a few words.

Wedding Speech from Grandma

“Grandpa and I love you very much and are so proud of you,” said Grandma Schubarth among other things.

Gene Gay's Speech

The officiant, Barry, said, “They both wanted a short and casual ceremony with no surprises.”  Then he introduced the surprise: the groom’s father, who read a short poem.  Rich and his father hugged at the end, so I figured it was an acceptable surprise.

Ceremony Shot

There were lots of laughs and lots of tears throughout the ceremony but Ali and Rich were all smiles as they were introduced as husband and wife.

Surprise Wedding Party

After the ceremony the wedding party went over to the HMS Surprise to take photos.  They are a gorgeous couple!

Ali & Rich Pointing

“I’m just really happy my sister has found someone that makes her so happy and laugh all the time.  I wish them the best from here on out!” said Jimmy.

Congratulations you two!  There are tons more photos up on Facebook if you want to check them out.

Fair winds,

Erica Geary


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