WHILE IT WASN’T romantic at the time, June and Steven made a connection at California College of Arts and Crafts (now known as California College of the Arts) that proved lasting. They met at the school in 1972 when Steven was a grad student in painting and June a transfer student in the core program; he was friends with June’s then-boyfriend. After graduating, Steven worked as a
picture framer, June brought him her work to be framed, but other than that they each went about
their lives and their art careers — he painting and teaching in the East Bay, she doing the same in
Marin — for 20 years. It wasn’t until 2011 that their paths really crossed again and the platonic
connection became much more. When it came to their wedding, they were likewise head over heels.
“We loved the food! We loved our cake! We loved our flowers! We loved our photographer!” June
says. Many in attendance were also artists, including some affiliated with this magazine: frequent
Marin contributing photographer Todd Pickering shot the wedding, and the bride herself was one
of our cover contest finalists in 2015. For a venue, the couple chose Servino Ristorante in Tiburon.
“It’s a beautiful place,” June says; “we liked the room where everything would be held, we liked
looking out on the water, we loved the food, and we loved working with the events coordinator,
Donna Nicoletti.” Highlights included the bride’s 94-year-old dad walking her down the aisle and
something else truly unique — one guest phoned his wife during the party so everyone could watch
her demonstrate a Japanese coal miner’s dance, to a song by the Rolling Stones.
June Yokell + Steven Andresen
Servino Ristorante, Tiburon, June 18, 2016