MEREDITH & JORGE in Watsonville » Pema Osel Ling Wedding / by Vivian Chen

Meredith and Jorge chose the untraditional route for their redwood wedding in the Santa Cruz Mountains. They rented out Pema Osel Ling, a Tibetan Buddhist retreat, which allowed all of their wedding guests to spend the long weekend together. Florali provided the gorgeous floral arrangements while A Paper Flower Wedding helped keep the day flowing without a hitch. Since Meredith is a professional dancer and Jorge is a writer, their creative backgrounds meant that their celebration was uniquely them. Instead of a white dress, Meredith wore a custom made soft green draped shift gown. Instead of a typical wedding ceremony, Meredith and Jorge sat in the round and their friends sang songs and read poems. Since Jorge’s family is from Spain, every part of the day was translated from English to Spanish and vice versa. After the ceremony under the redwoods, everyone headed down to the Shrine lawn for a delicious family style meal paired with delicious Spanish wines. And of course, the evening wrapped up with an epic dance party that went well into the night.