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Weddings in Southern Humboldt

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Plan Your Wedding in Southern Humboldt County

Southern Humboldt is one of the most unique and popular destination hot spots within Humboldt County!  Our rugged Lost Coast offers breath taking unparalleled scenic views, remote and pristine sandy beaches with a one of a kind ocean backdrop and Shelter Cove is a prime location for a destination wedding!  

Aside from our unique coastline, if you are the type of couple that loves to live life on the edge, consider an adventure elopement at an enchanting grove in one of our redwood forests!  Our area, also known as redwood country, is home of some of the most beautiful and majestic redwood trees!  Many couples come from all over the United States to create a one of a kind adventure they won’t ever forget!  Offering many hidden gems just waiting to be discovered, we assure you that the greater area of Southern Humboldt will not disappoint! 

There is so much more that goes into planning a wedding than just picking the perfect spot. For all your wedding needs please check out the listings below for local ideas and services. 

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Hey you! I’m Briar Fontaine Parkinson of “Parky’s Pics Photography,”  a wedding, elopement, and senior portrait photographer in Humboldt and Mendocino Counties. If you are seeking a super fun, relaxed and one of a kind experience, you have come to the right place! I live in beautiful Southern Humboldt, where the weather is beautiful, and there is no lack of amazing locations and light. I love to work out, read inspirational books, and laugh until I cry. “ A day without laughter is a day wasted.” When I am not shooting weddings or senior portrait sessions, you can find me coaching basketball, relaxing by the river soaking up the sun, watching my kiddos swim, or on the softball field watching my husband play in the outfield. I am not only a girl with a camera, but also a hustling momma of two. Nothing teaches you to cherish moments more than watching time fly! My children are 8 and 7, and they are often times my source of inspiration. I quickly learned that photographs are the most precious things we have, so I encourage clients to capture everything! Their little faces and moments change every second. 

Being a momma also taught me the importance of hard work. I’m the kind of girl who is dedicated to learning and improving my skill at every opportunity. I am fortunate to have learned the skill of manipulating natural and off camera light to create stunning and vibrant images that are as inspiring as the people I get to work with. I believe in a creating a comfortable, laid back and fun experience in all of my weddings and sessions through creativity, laughter, and a little bit of magic.

I want to get to know you as a friend and give you a one of a kind experience. It’s not just about photos for me, and you’re not just a number on my calendar. I am so excited about people who invite me into their lives to curate their story through images. It is a special honor. I’m a photographer for the the dreamers, and the lovers of laughter, the brides who don’t mind getting their dress a little dirty or sneaking out of their reception for sunset photos, or who come up with unique original ideas for their wedding photos.  Eloping in the mountains? I’ll be there in a hot second! Getting married in a Redwood National Park? Sign me up for that! I specialize in outdoor weddings, elopements, and senior sessions, but honestly, no matter where your adventure takes place, if you value a fun and relaxed experience, we’d be perfect for each other. My style is soft, whimsical, creative, and vibrant : photos that are real, candid, and tell a story. That’s why I’m in this, to tell YOUR story.

Looking for an adventure of a lifetime? You have come to the right place! Humboldt County is one of the most beautiful places on earth! My house is 5 minutes from Redwood National Park, and the Avenue of the Giants. It’s a quick trip up the hill for a beautiful mountain view of Kings Range or and 40 minutes from the black sand beaches of Beautiful Shelter Cove. To the north are more majestic redwood trees, as well as the popular beaches of Trinidad State Beach, Moonstone Beach, Patrick’s Point, and Wedding Rock. There is no shortage of amazing hikes and locations! From the mountains to the sea!Looking for an adventure of a lifetime? I offer simple elopements, destination weddings as well as adventure elopements. This is an all day adventure from the tops of breathtaking mountains, through the ancient redwoods, to the rugged cliffs, and sand swept Northern California beaches! We will explore all that Humboldt County has to offer and you will have amazing images to show for it!
I am in love with love. A wedding day is chalk full of genuine emotion. I am blessed to spend my day capturing happiness, laughter, joy, anticipation and excitement among others.Weddings tell a story from the candid moments getting ready with your childhood friends, through the carefully planned out ceremony, to the reception where Grandma and Grandpa are tearing it up on the dance floor. Weddings tell a story. I love nothing more to tell stories through my photography. It is my passion. I am not a woman of many words, but speak through my images. I enjoy capturing these moments from the bride and maid of honor laughing because she can’t get her shoes on, to the bride crying in her Dad’s arms for their first dance. I love taking these moments that can only be seen and felt on a wedding day and bringing it to fruition in the form of a photograph or piece of wall art which transcends the moment and will tell the story of your love over and over again til death do you part.
Get excited!! You’ve waited a long time for this moment to finally arrive and I want to share in this amazing experience with you! I specialize in senior photography, so my entire experience is designed with YOU in mind. This is so much more than just an average photo shoot. I want to showcase all facets of who you are! You can expect custom senior pictures that are vibrant, fun and absolutely beautiful. You are one-of-a-kind and your pictures will reflect that. I know that you can choose anyone to be your senior photographer. My hope is that you will give me the opportunity to capture you and what you are about. I can’t wait to work with you and create something amazing! I offer 3 different packages to suit you needs from a basic experience, to our top package which includes hair and make up and tangible products like a canvas and albums. Contact me today, so we can select the package that fits you needs. I book out months in advance, so make sure you book now for those premium sessions!

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Tranquility Lane Flowers is an exclusive flower studio in the beautiful hillside town of Garberville, California. Our wild and lovely flower farm is located on the country road that is our namesake ~ Tranquility Lane ~ just a few miles out of town.

We are a local, family owned and operated flower studio & flower farm. Tranquility Lane Flowers has been serving the Southern Humboldt Community since 1990 (See Our History). The Garberville studio is open from 10:00am – 5:30pm Monday thru Friday. Come by or call to schedule a consultation for a wedding or other special event, a weekly floral delivery subscription, or to purchase a lovely floral arrangement or bouquet for yourself or a loved one.

The flower studio carries locally grown, organic flowers whenever available. We strive to work with other small, local farms as our main suppliers. We also have many other exclusive connections that make it possible to get exotic premium quality flowers from around the world. If you’re in Garberville, stop by the studio to say hello and enjoy the beautiful fragrance and abundant colors of our many blooms. The selection at the shop is always changing.

We also have our own extensive cutting garden at our Tranquility Lane Flower Farm. We use items from the around the farm and the forest to “wild it up” with unexpected and exciting additions to our bouquets. Our exclusive designs often have a regional flavor reflective of our lovely area. Adding these local, seasonal fresh cut flowers, branches and greenery to our arrangements has always been our own unique signature style.

Our designers (meet them here!) are wild about flowers and passionate about creating stunning floral designs. We feel flowers enhance the beauty of of any event or celebration, and we are honored to help make your special celebration uniquely beautiful!

We also love our planet and strive to keep our business as green as possible by practicing sustainable flower farming techniques, purchasing local flowers whenever available, recycling and composting our waste.

Let’s Bloom Together



Above and Beyond Creations is a wedding and event design coordination company based in Humboldt County.  We offer destination to full-service planning throughout Northern California and beyond and serve as Humboldt Counties top wedding and design team!  Specializing in premier cannabis weddings & events we strive hard to achieve excellent customer service and take pride in our ability to plan any event flawlessly. 

Your wedding reflects your style, personality and relationship.  We deliver complete, customized services to fit your style and meet your needs.  Whether you’re desiring a formal dinner reception, creating a garden wedding, or wanting your wedding amongst the Redwood forest, we can execute every aspect of the process for you!

We work hard to make your dreams come true!


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Southern Humboldt Chamber of Commerce

782 Redwood Drive
Garberville, CA 95542

Phone: (707) 923-2613

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