Brittany and Victor started this journey planning on celebrating in Hawaii with everybody.
Then came Covid and plans changed to a downsized party in Mammoth with a smaller group.
The came the Creek Fire which filled Mammoth with smoke from September into the beginning of November.
In a display of resiliency that only those who’ve tried to throw a wedding in 2020 could understand, they made a last-minute decision to head to their college town of San Luis Obispo with just a handful of their closest friends and to find something a day before.
My wife and I (with the three dogs in tow) drove over through Yosemite a few days early, barely making it through the gate at Tioga Pass before they closed the park for a week due to the close fires and unhealthy air. I expected them to find a dirt road pullout with a view of the ocean and minimal options for post-wedding festivities.
Luck was on our side, though, and when I went to check out the place they found (24 hours before the big day), my jaw dropped.
They happened up Quicksilver Ranch, at the top of Prefumo Canyon just outside of San Luis Obispo. The spot had insane 360-degree views to the coast and into the interior foothills and beyond. To make it brief, it was a ginormous score.
After the quick and intimate ceremony on the ranch’s incredible deck, we jumped in the cars and headed east to Prefumo’s insane sunset vista spot. We weren’t alone up there, in fact there with probably 100 others catching last light from this zone, but we found our way to some out-of-the-way spots with views of the valleys below as coastal fog rolled in and was illuminated by the sun’s farewell.
We finished up with a quick and hilarious dance party in the Quciksilver’s chic-yet-kinda-ranchy living and dining room space before we wrapped up for the evening. It was yet another example of plans getting blown up and then ultimately working out for the very best but in a completely different way.
Thanks for following along!