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Concord Church and Pleasant Hill Community Center Wedding

Concord Church and Pleasant Hill Community Center Wedding

Diana and Albert were one of those couples that when you looked at them - you couldn't help but to just smile! This couple oozed of love and endearment - not to mention they looked exquisite on their wedding day and their (yes - both the bride and groom!) two outfit changes!

For the ceremony Diana wore a tight fitted all lace gown covering her neck, shoulders and arms and a cathedral veil that had a little something extra with the intricate lace trim. And Albert wore the classic suit - you can't go wrong with that! 

Enjoy their wedding day gallery below: 

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For the evening reception Diana changed from her long train fitted lace wedding dress to a more fun and flirty layered ballgown! She also changed her hair from an up-do to natural long waves and a princess crown - how adorable is she? Albert followed suit with a traditional attire in white! We say that they complimented each other perfectly! Their reception was filled with lots of pinks and plenty of macaroons! Did you spot those specialized toasting flutes and that mouth watering macaron tower? 

Photography by LUMITONE

BACK YARD GARDEN TENT WEDDING - ALAMO, CA

BACK YARD GARDEN TENT WEDDING - ALAMO, CA

Dianna and Tahner had such a loving family filled affair. With her parents passed away she wanted to have her wedding in her sister's home where their presence was strong and she wanted a place where everyone could feel like home instead of another venue - she opted for a fun and laid back backyard wedding under the tents and starts! 

The ceremony was held on the patio area next to the beautiful pool before moving over the the garden area where a giant tent was sent up with beautiful bistro lights dripping from the top corners. They danced the night away with live music DJ with drinks, lawn games and the best desserts! Check out their gallery below: 

Photographer: @lexiemcrae_photography

BALL ROOM WEDDING - SCOTTISH RITE TEMPLE, LAKE MERRITT, OAKLAND, CA

 

Ball room Wedding - SCOTTISH RITE TEMPLE, LAKE MERRITT, OAKLAND, CA

THE VENUE: Church ceremony & ball room reception

Oakland Scottish Rite Temple is one of those buildings that when you walk in you just feel the essence of history with that vintage old-soul flair! Those amazing grand entrance doors towered over the couple and guests leading to a very extravagant entrance experience!  

 

GETTING READY

For a formal wedding such as this the bride and groom each had their own getting ready lounge - the men had a salon type restroom and the ladies had a vintage ladies lounge with exquisite floral wallpaper to admire as they got ready! The Groom adorned a tux with velvet bow tie as the groomsmen wore black suits with slim fitted ties. The Bride lounged in an intricate lace robe as the make up artist worked their magic and the bridesmaids dressed in their lavender gown. A group shot during getting ready is definitely one of our favorites! Future bride and groom do not forget to have your details ready in the morning for your photographers! Examples: Shoes, Watches, Rings, Ring box, Veils etc. And it is always so lovely with a bride takes sometime to do a little boudoir! 

 

FIRST LOOK & PORTRAITS

First looks are definitely the way to go for bride and grooms who would like some time together before the rush of the ceremony and events afterwards! A little tap on the shoulder here and a hug there - our favorite moments! Natalie and Ben spent sometime with their wedding party for portraits before they went back in for ceremony. 

 

THE GRAND CEREMONY

The ceremony room at Oakland Scottish Rite Temple is basically a theater! Doesn't it remind you of Moulin Rouge? Red carpet, gold wooden trims, velvet red rope, red curtains and spot lights ready for the Hollywood couple! This venue is definitely the way to go for the couple who wants a grand old-world elegance statement! 

 

THE RECEPTION, FIRST DANCE & ENTERTAINMENT

The reception was held on the first floor which opened up into a large opulent ballroom with plenty of spotlights and candles. The bride changed into a more modern gown with a vintage bow and after a grand entrance with pops of gold confetti canons they danced away to their First Dance song amongst the fallen confetti. An exciting surprise for the guest as a welcome element were two Champagne Divas! They rolled around the room serving champagnes and posing for pictures - what a fun way to start a reception! 

 

THE SPARKLERS GRAND EXIT

The grand exit! Never a must-have but isn't it just so dreamy when there is one? The sparklers were lit and the couple made their way out those grand building doors, down the grand steps and Ben swooped Natalie up into his arms for this grand exit pose! What a way to end the night! 

Photography by Koman Photography

 

Winery Wedding - Livermore CA

WINERY WEDDING - LOCATION: MURRIETA'S Well, LIVEMORE, CALIFORNIA

the wedding

Winery? Tuscany touches? Soft Blush? Gold lettering accents? This wedding is for you! When Kristen and Nicholas contacted us we knew we had to work with them! One of the sweetest couple we have ever had the honor of styling, planning and coordinating for shines in this gallery.

 

THE BRIDE

A bride's moments in the morning, getting ready, prepping, looking at her jewelry, her wedding dress and just taking a moment to herself and putting on her shoes - those moments are so important for the bride to remember and take it all in. It also helps if you have an amazing photographer to help capture those moments and details! 

 

THE ceremony

Murrieta's Well in Livermore has an outdoor area for ceremony that lets photographers capture beautifully lit images! From the details of the signage, the ceremony arrangements, the processional entrance, the First Kiss, to capturing the guest mingling and enjoy the venue during cocktail hour. Such a relaxing sophisticated atmosphere oozing with winery elegance. 

 

THE RECEPTION

Murrieta's Well in Livermore has an indoor area for reception let lights up with the glow of the candles and their beautiful chandeliers! From the impressive long farm tables to their elegant rounds, from their wooden breams to their polished concrete floors the venue is giving off vineyard elegance! Bellevue Floral Co. placed stunning garlands, centerpieces & we placed olive leaves per place setting to tie it together - leaves courtesy of the bride's adorable aunt! There were also gold accents with gold calligraphy table numbers, signage and the golden glow of candle light and the gorgeous chandelier topped everything off!

 

THE details

A sophisticated affair that wouldn't break the bank! What's one of the best ways to save on flowers? Have more greens! We incorporated olive branches and leaves all over to tie in the design of the wedding while paired perfectly with the white rose centerpieces! 

 

THE LOVE

Kristen and Nicholas wanted an elegant Tuscany inspired affair that was beautiful by day and romantic by night. Other than the details previously mentioned; soft blush from the bouquet silk ribbons and the bridesmaids dresses added an extra feminine touch to this loving affair. We wish Kristen and Nicholas the very best! But these images speaks for themselves of our in love and surrounded with love they are. Cheers to the happy couple!  

Thank you for choosing NT Events!
— Natalie ~ Stylist & Creator

VENDOR TEAM:

Photographer @trynhphoto 
Planner/Coordinator @nteventplanning 
Venue @murrietaswell 
Florist @bellevuefloralco 
DJ/Lighting @ultimatesoundsdj 
MUAH @stylesbyanndiary