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Brazilian Room, Berkeley, San Francisco Wedding

What can we say about this gorgeous cherry blossom filled wedding! Joyce and Daniel did not have to go to Japan for these luscious pink blossoms! At the Brazilian Room in Berkeley, San Francisco, California - these cherry blossom trees became the perfect back drop for their gorgeous first looks, portraits and wedding party pictures by Zha Zha Photography

Our favorite: This couple wanted a unique ceremony set up and we were so delighted to design it outside for them with the white chairs, pink floral and round out garlands in the middle for a unique take! With beautiful string lights and lounge chairs for cocktail hour after!

Hint: Don't be afraid to think outside the box or ask your planner for the best way to execute something you want! We will always give you our professional opinion and options regardless of your budget! Joyce and Daniel were an absolutely amazing couple to witness and design for! If you scroll down you will also see their cutie puppy as the ring bearer, fun Polaroid sign-ins, the cutest flower girl and one of the most romantic first kiss! 

Enjoy their wedding day gallery below:

Gallery 308, Fort Mason, San Francisco Wedding

We are so excited to share this chic Fort Mason wedding in San Francisco! Becca and James wanted a simple warehouse wedding filled with greenery, tons of candles with an atmosphere filled with laughter - a party next to the ocean! The bride adorned a vintage style dress and make up and the groom's wedding party added a pop of color with his scottish heritage back ground! Captured so beautifully by Ditto Dianto Photography!

The couple made their own seating chart with black and white theme through out! James is a photographer on his free days and they made black and white table names for their guests to admire his work! With the bride's love of purple/burgundy color splashed through out the flowers as well as matching the bridesmaids dresses! 

Our favorite: With James Scottish heritage a special touch to his wedding was how the groomsmen adorned traditional Scottish kilts! Green plaid went so well with such a unique and fun couple!

Hint: If you ever wondered why photographers call it "The Golden Hour" Light and as a planner I always sneak in about 20-30 mins of sunset pictures for the couple because - well just look that these bride and groom portraits on the pier! - the light is so deliciously romantic!

Enjoy their wedding day gallery below:

Nella Terra Cellars, San Francisco Wedding

Nella Terra, Sunol, CA Wedding (Winery & Tent Dream!) 

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Another one for the books at Nella Terra, CA! Christina and Brandon had an amazing Spring Wedding in this beautiful winery where the vines were green and the tent lit up with strings lights and chandeliers! Again, what's more romantic than a garden ceremony and a tented twinkly lights reception? We are so honored to have been a part of their special day with this sweet couple! They wanted lots of green with pops of bright colors and lots of romantic lighting! Their pie dessert table, organic and chic with reclaimed wooden boxes. Our favorite element: A surprise wedding topper for the groom as it was his grandmother's (we love personal heirlooms!) and we picked out gorgeous oak Louie chairs from Pleasanton Rentals for their sweet heart table (always splurge a little for your Bride and Groom chairs!) and a touch of sprigs on each hand painted wooden place cards for decoration.

Our favorite: Christina and Brandon opted out of their face looks and kept it traditional with seeing each other for the first time as she descended the winery stone steps. So romantic! Just check out Brandon's facial expression. It will make you want to cry! (in a good way!) 

Enjoy their wedding day gallery below:

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Photography: Torrey Fox Photography

Venue: Nella Terra Cellars

Make up and Hair: Aimee Lam Artistry

Nella Terra Cellars, Sunol, California Wedding

Nella Terra, Sunol, CA Wedding (Winery & Tent Dream!) 

Leslie & Jameson were a vision at their Sunol winery wedding! What's more romantic than a garden ceremony and a tented twinkly lights reception? And sometimes when the weather is right, at night, couples getting married here at Nella Terra are in for a little surprise treat! We are so honored to have been a part of their special day with this sweet couple for their fall season wedding! Not all winery weddings need to be green!

Enjoy their wedding day gallery below: 

A laser surprise to end the night! 

Photographer @junshienintl 
Planning @nteventplanning 
Makeup and hair @lynnyeemakeup 
Venue @nellaterra

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

Standford Memorial Church and Garden Court Hotel Wedding - Palo Alto, CA

Standford Memorial Church and Garden Court Hotel Wedding - Palo Alto, CA

Hannah and Anthony got married at the GORGEOUS Standford Memorial Church where the vines and old arches served as their backdrop after they said their i-dos. Hannah and Anthony especially loved the colors pink and green which were her favorite child hood colors and we think it gave this wedding such a fun affair touch! After the ceremony and group portraits they made their way to their reception which was held at the Garden Court Hotel in Palo Alto. The courtyard is so darling for cocktail and it doubled as their grand exit area which lit up amazingly with sparklers! View their gallery below: 

Photographer: @trynhphoto

Planner + Coordinator: @nteventplanning

Venue + Catering: @gardencourthotel

Florist: @gracefulgarlandco

Cake: @weetoriginnals

Videographer: @andrewdavidkuo

DJ + Photobooth: @e3musicdjs

Ceremony Venue: Standford Memorial Church

Calligraphy @madebyconnie 

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

 

SEA SIDE WEDDING - MAVERICK'S EVENT CENTER, HALF MOON BAY, CALIFORNIA

SEA SIDE WEDDING - MAVERICK'S EVENT CENTER, HALF MOON BAY, CALIFORNIA

THE VENUE

A little secret garden for you to get married on, surrounded by a few large trees and next to the overview of the gorgeous Half Moon Bay! Jessica and Aaron were a vision and so in love as they strolled around for their portraits at the Maverick's Event Center! Outdoor space, patio area and an indoor dance area for night time. A bride can have it all in one place! Also just look at these gorgeous images - that's the perks of having an outdoor wedding, although it may be windy, if you have a great film photographer - they love all the natural light!

 

THE DETAILS

Jessica and Aaron wanted a classic blush filled wedding with accents of greens and browns. The bridal suite on site is just perfect for some classic detail shots. Colors don't have to pop to be noticed - soft blush tones were everywhere in this wedding and it oozed such a soft classic touch to the gorgeous event.