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A Micro-Wedding Among the Clouds on Top of Mt. Tamalpais

By Shayna Seid | Photography by 

Kathryn White Photography

Now that it’s crystal clear that hosting a big wedding at this time is just not possible due to the spread of COVID-19, we’re sharing the experiences of real couples navigating the re-scheduling, cancellation, and civil and commemorative wedding processes in an attempt to help others make informed decisions and to spread our support to all during this time.

Jessica Natbony postponed her September 12th wedding at Cipriani at 25 Broadway because of the spread of COVID-19. Here, she’s sharing how she and her husband, Troy Palme, made the final call and decided to have a micro-wedding in July at the top of Mt. Tamalpais in California.

The Silicon Valley-based pair had looked forward to their New York City wedding, as they had just moved away from the East Coast months before. In May, they postponed to August 28th at the Old Westbury Golf and Country Club and decided to have an intimate ceremony in the Bay Area to affirm their commitment.

To say, “I do,” Jessica chose a macgraw dress, Sophia Webster shoes, Roxanne Assoulin bracelets, and Charlotte Chesnais earrings. And the groom looked handsome in a Sandro blazer, Ferragamo belt, and Veja sneakers. With just Troy’s parents, two close friends, Kathryn White Photography, videographer Direct Light Studios, and FaceTime guests, they sealed their marriage with a kiss at the peak of the mountain, surrounded by florals from Anne Mendenhall Flowers.

Looking back at everything, the day turned out better than predicted. “Although the elopement was never something we envisioned, it turned out more magical than we ever could have imagined,” Jessica says. The couple want to inspire couples “that love can be affirmed right here, right now, in this moment, and surprise you in its beauty, simplicity, and truth.”