The bride and her family are from Germany: the grooms are from the Bay Area. Long time friend, Catholic Deacon Jim presided, quoting Keats and saying “the ring finger has an artery that goes straight to the heart”.

Natascha was in white ruffles, Cathedral length veil, white and purple running shoes, and carried a cascade of purple orchids. Joseph sported shiny patent leather spats, elegant tuxedo and hand tied purple bow tie. The couple wrote their own wedding vows and talked about tremendous hope, honesty and respect.

Sausalito Presbyterian Church was a gorgeous setting for the striking flowers and Unity candles. After the ceremony and a picture on the front steps with the ninety guests, they were whisked away down the hill to the Spinnaker for a lively reception.