Mendocino Wedding | Point Cabrillo Lighthouse Venue

Mendocino Wedding at Point Cabrillo Lighthouse
Mendocino and Fort Bragg, California
By Photographer Charleton Churchill

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Point Cabrillo Lighthouse

Out of the Mendocino wedding venues in the area, Heather and Bill chose the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse for their destination wedding. They love lighthouses and specifically this beautiful one located near Fort Bragg, California where they share history together. They invited me to capture their coastal wedding together with friends and family. I arrived early and saw that fog was covering the area, including the light house museum, which I hoped would stay. The waves were crashing against the shore.

For the Point Cabrillo Light House, you cannot drive down to it. So guests must park in the upper parking lot and walk down the trail that leads to ceremony location. Heather and Bill arrived and I was ready to rock and roll. The ceremony started and it was go time. They even brought their beloved dogs. Even though the fog became more dense, it made the images that much better and unique.

The Reception and Coastal Sunset Photos

After the ceremony and family photos concluded, we drove over to the reception location in Fort Bragg, called The North Coast Brewing Company. Heather and Bill were excited to have everyone gather at one of their favorite brewing restaurants for great beer and food. After a bite and speeches, we returned back to the Point Cabrillo lighthouse for sunset photos and entrance into the museum’s top floor of the lighthouse. The fog departed, the sun shined, and the lighthouse was in its glory for our photo time together.

Heather and Bill were very kind and hospitable people from out of state. I was blessed to document their special day together. Congratulations to them and their families. Here are some wedding photos from their day on the California coast.

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More Information:

Photographer: Charleton Churchill Photography
Ceremony: Point Cabrillo Lighthouse Station
Reception: North Coast Brewing Company

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