Dani: I think in the face of it all, maybe love and compassion aren't luxuries, but necessities. With love, we're no longer alone in these vastnesses, and we can face them not with fear, but with humility and gratitude.
Gabriel: And with you, the vastness isn't just bearable...
Dani: What is it, then?
Gabriel: It is beautiful.
This beautiful Long Beach wedding had lots of happy tears, laughs, and a rock climbing wall as one of their surprises that knocked everyone’s socks off.
Dani and Gabriel met at Cal State University Long Beach, and I never get tired of hearing how they met; she fell into his lap while rock climbing indoor. "I totally caught her," Gabriel said.
Everything had a meaning in this wedding. I mean, e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. Gabriel MADE their own wedding rings out of wood panels. He was polishing them even on the day of wedding - because he's just an awesome perfectionist. The couple decided to donate their partial wedding funds to 3 different charity organizations as guests got involved with depositing the DIY wooden tokens into a charity jar of their choice. As they volunteer to raise guide dogs for the blind, we had about 10 guide dogs as wedding guests.
The entire wedding was simply all about love, joy of life and celebration. I was so blessed to observe and feel all the love everyone was pouring, and this most-unique-wedding-ever definitely brought together all their closest friends and family for a celebration everyone will remember forever.