On July 22, 2017, one of our very own co-founders, Arash Bayatmakou, stood before the love of his life, Brita, and said "I Do". *spoiler alert: She said "I Do" too!
I'll set the scene so that all of you reading this can feel the love.
A beautiful, sunny Saturday. Redwoods towering around us, friends (old and new) surrounding the beautiful (like, really, really good looking) couple. Music playing, tears running down every cheek (happy tears), readings, joy, love, family, organic surroundings, flowers, and a kiss.
One thing that was not present during the ceremony was a wheelchair. As many of you may know, Arash sustained a spinal cord injury over 5 years ago. He has worked harder than anyone I know to continue his recovery and prove everyone wrong who said he would always be in a wheelchair. He set a goal to be able to stand and look at Brita eye-to-eye. He has spent hours upon hours every week working towards his goal and it has shown. For the entire ceremony, Arash stood tall, looked an amazing partner eye-to-eye, and made a beautiful commitment.
On July 22, 2017, one of our very own co-founders, Arash Bayatmakou, STOOD before the love of his life, Brita, and said "I Do". #nolimits
Congratulations to Arash and Brita. We love you both and are so excited for the two of you!
Pictured above: Our happy NoLi family of 4 (Kinley, Erin, Arash, and Rachel) from Arash and Brita's post wedding brunch in Big Trees Park.
Pictured below: Our happier NoLi family of 5 (Rachel, Kinley, Arash, Brita, and Erin)