Tracy and Joel had a small ceremony with family on the beach in Aptos. It was a gorgeous day as a blustery morning turned into a bright, calm sunset. This was one of the most entertaining ceremonies we’ve ever seen as George the officiant ran long and started pulling out props. They were already running late, and the sun was dropping quickly. Joel went in for the kiss after ‘man and wife’, but was stopped short by George, who was on a mission. The couple fidgeted a bit and looked around as ropes were braided and poems were read. At one point they broke into laughter, eliciting a paternal frown from George – he was far more serious than they. At last Joel got to kiss his lovely bride, and we got to capture the newlyweds at the water’s edge as the family watched from the balcony of their beach house. The ceremony was followed by a sumptuous seafood dinner spread across the table.