Please join Alison & Emerson from August 28-30, 2015 as we celebrate our wedding in Rancho Cicada, CA.

Emerson's Story

Emerson was born in San Francisco and grew up with 8 brothers and sisters. When he was 18, he moved to Chicago and started his first business selling wholesale products to retail shops. During the many ups and downs of running a company, Emerson  found that  solving problems  and creating value in the world is what drives him. Since then, he has started 3 companies  and although solving big problems are what drives him, it turns out that his true passion is solving those problems with his true life partner, Alison.

Alison's Story

Alison grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico, inspired by art and nature.  She studied at Tulane in New Orleans, and spent time traveling and living in Brazil and China before moving to San Francisco in 2009.   She fell in love with the people, culture, and landscapes of the Bay Area, and is excited to be marrying a San Francisco native! Today, she lives in Oakland and works at Flipcause along with Emerson.  She spends her time making art, playing the ukulele, seeing live music, and catching waves in the Pacific.

Emerson & Alison

It all began in 2011, at a 4th of July rooftop party. We met eyes on the dance floor,  hit it off immediately, and the rest... was fireworks. We have already lived a seeming lifetime together, from a death-defying experience, to road-tripping across the US in our van Bessie Lou, to starting a business together, to raising our new pup, Lucy.   We keep it real by inventing things, camping, and making up songs and freestyles together.  We were engaged in June 2014, and are excited to spend our wedding weekend with everyone we love in a relaxed, natural setting!  


Arrival for On-Site Guests


Rancho Cicada Ranch, Plymouth CA

For those camping at Rancho Cicada, arrive at 3pm to check in to your spot.

Costume BBQ & Karaoke


Rancho Cicada Dining Deck

Arrive anytime after 5 on Friday to hang out by the river, eat some BBQ, and sing some karaoke! Dress in the attire of your favorite time in history- past, present, or future!




Join us on the lawn for a ceremony of love on the bank of the Cosumnes River.  

Please arrive between 4 and 4:30 as the ceremony will begin right at 5pm.

Cocktail Hour


Enjoy delicious cocktails, beer, and wine  on the lawn along  the river.  Listen to some tunes and get to know someone you don't, or lounge in a hammock if you're feeling warm!


Dinner & Reception


 Dinner will be served at 6:30pm.  Then, dance the night away with a  live band (TBA) and DJs to follow!  

See Location Page for lodging and transportation details.


Brunch & Mimosas

9-11 AM

The Deck at Rancho Cicada

2 things we love after a night of dancing:  bacon and mimosas. 


River Hangin'


Lounge in a hammock, hike a river trail, play a game of bean-bag toss, or chill in the hot tub.  Free time to relax on a sunny Sunday.


Clean-up & Goodbyes


Check out from Rancho Cicada is at 2pm Sunday.