The stage was set for an epic first dance backdrop; a wall of twinkly lights that would softly illuminate the Redwood trees which surrounded the actual stage of a dance floor at the Bodega Bay Secret Gardens venue. The icing on the cake was the 7 piece band known as the Lucky Devils Band.
Maurice and I had just finished setting up our OCF (off camera flash) when everything went dark. And I mean everything. The entire Bodega coast lost power when a truck took out a power line.
It was time for the first dance, and you know what happened? One of the purest, most beautiful wedding moments I’ve ever witnessed. While the lead singers belted out acapella style, the entire crowd of wedding guests all joined in … “You are the best thing that’s ever happened to me.” It was a powerful moment, despite lack of actual power, that brought everyone closer.
So our dreams of the twinkly light background were dimmed, but instead, thanks to our OCF, as well as the videographer’s light, we all got to experience this magical moment.
And then the power (and twinkly, bokeh dreams) were restored (;
The wedding vendors who made this all possible:
Venue: The Secret Gardens, Bodega Bay, CA
Videographer: Brightlighter Productions
Florist: Vilma Canales
Band: Lucky Devils Band
Hair & Make-Up: Talie Carter Beauty
Tux: The Black Tux
First Dance Song: You are the Best Thing, Ray LaMontagne
Cake: Susie Cakes
Getting Ready Location: Bodega Bay Lodge
Photography: Mojo Weddings (that’s us!)