Shaine, Josh's Best Man, joined us for a picnic and site planning session at our choice location, the Auburn Library's garden amphitheater. Scrumptious sandwiches and heavy wedding planning book in tow, we enjoyed the short drive northeast of Sacramento.  Josh and I had found this somewhat secretive spot almost a year prior, but we took few pictures at the time.  Being a stickler, I wanted to be sure that our plans were realistic for the size and setting.  It turned out to be both a beautiful and productive day.  Shaine, ever the supportive friend, let me gush out most of our ideas for the wedding, walked around the site answering inquiries about what should go where, and even provided some fantastic suggestions to help keep us calm and collected on the big day.  Nonetheless, for me to be sure that this is the right sight (although the $50 rental fee and convenient amenities are hard to argue), we'll have to return this October to see how the foliage will look around our wedding date. What do you think of the site?

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    Tarah works for Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services and has been living in Sacramento for nearly all of her earthly years. She lead a mostly uneventful life, though she always had a love of written, visual and performance art, holds an interest in politics and still can't resist animals.  Josh is a former punk rock musician who is back in college, volunteers with the Sacramento SPCA and blogs about the video gaming industry at 1Up.Com(Electronic Gaming Monthly). He was born in California and traveled around, mostly growing up in  Reno, NV and Southern Oregon.  With his band, he toured the U.S., Canada, and Europe. After the disolvement of his band and a couple years of contemplation, the groom moved from Portland, OR, down to sunny Sacramento.  A month later, the bride found his platonic ad on Craigslist. He was looking for locals who could show him around town, and Tarah knew just the right places to go. The two started a wonderful friendship that blossomed into the unbreakable relationship they enjoy today.  They share strong values for equality amongst people, humane treatment for animals, using diplomacy before voilence, and respectful care of the environment through personal responsibilty and accountability.

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