California’s Lost Coast

We were privileged guests at the most beautiful wedding celebration we have ever attended over the weekend, and as it was such a wonderful testimony to the magnificent grandeur of the natural beauty of our state, I wanted to share it with you.

Before Sunday the most beautiful wedding we had attended was in a canyon retreat center next to the ocean by Malibu several years ago—which was truly extraordinary— but this wedding in the Lost Coast area of Northern California, has replaced that as the most beautiful and enjoyable wedding celebration we have ever been blessed to experience.

From the exquisite setting, the elegant ceremony with cellist, the terrific company of the other guests, the wonderful food and service, and the absolutely stunning drive from our Bed & Breakfast room in the Victorian community of Ferndale to the wedding site at Mattole Campground along the banks of the Mattole River between Petrolia and Honeydew—surely one of the most enchanting and magnificent drives in the United States—was truly and will surely remain, one of our most treasured experiences.

The National Geographic has a nice map of the area.

About David H Lukenbill

I am a native of Sacramento, as are my wife and daughter. I am a consultant to nonprofit organizations, and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior and a Master of Public Administration degree, both from the University of San Francisco. We live along the American River with two cats and all the wild critters we can feed. I am the founding president of the American River Parkway Preservation Society and currently serve as the CFO and Senior Policy Director. I also volunteer as the President of The Lampstand Foundation, a nonprofit organization I founded in 2003.
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