Real Wedding | Lauren + Sam

Tell us a little about yourselves!

Lauren is originally from San Francisco and Sam, from the suburbs of Detroit. We met in 2011 in college at University of Michigan, and have been pretty much inseparable ever since! We got married on our 9th anniversary of the weekend we first got together.

Why did you decide to get married where you did?

When we thought about our favourite place, there was almost no question it is Pt. Reyes. It has a special energy and we knew that it would be the perfect spot for us to celebrate our marriage. There is an incredible 7-room hotel there called Manka’s Inverness Lodge. A real hidden gem — it doesn’t really even have a website! — and it’s a place we would sneak off to for weekend when we’d be in town visiting family in SF. The folks that run Manka’s are also incredible chefs and have an amazing little restaurant called Sir + Star. We thought it would be perfect to wrap everything up in one spot and really get to relax and share this special place with our closest people.