Deciding to have a very intimate wedding or to elope does not mean you can’t also celebrate with family and friends! Joy + Onsomu hosted a formal gathering a year after they said their vows. The awesome thing about marriage is you get to make the rules! We love this celebration because of it’s elegance and simplicity. Don’t miss Joy + Onsomu Jumping the Broom!!
Joy + Onsomu
Aug 24, 2018
Lake Temescal Beach House
Photographer, Sarah, describes the couple and celebration: “Joy + Onsomu met in 2009 at the Oakland Whole Foods in the frozen food aisle! She was smitten right away! Through the years they've been through a lot together, including supporting each other through each getting their Masters degrees. In August of 2017, they were married in front of an intimate group of family members at San Francisco City Hall, but they still wanted to celebrate with the rest of their family and friends. So on their one year anniversary they put together a beautiful outdoor Jumping the Broom Ceremony at the Lake Temescal Beach House in Oakland to celebrate their love and the coming together of family! They passed along the broom to each guest for a blessing or piece of advice for the couple, before signaling the start of their new lives by jumping over the broom. The intimate outdoor and indoor space of the Beach House provided a perfect backdrop for their emotional ceremony and whimsical details.”