Earlier this month I had the chance to second shoot for Matthias Giezendanner, a fellow WPJA photographer, at the beautiful Claremont Hotel in Berkeley. Thank you Matthias for the opportunity to work with you.

Congratulations Rachel & Lee. Enjoy your honeymoon in Brazil.

Ceremony & Reception:Claremont Hotel

It is amazing what right timing and fate can do for two people. Rebecca and Chris met in New York, only to find out they went to school in Boston during the same period of time. They have many similarities – both are talented artists, loving and have a great sense of humor – no wonder they are soul mates and best friends.

They planned a super fun weekend of wedding and activities for their family and friends that traveled all over US to celebrate their union. We felt very honored to be there and capture special moments of their big day.

Ceremony and Reception: Camp Arroyo YMCA
Hair/Makeup: Evan from Oui, Three Queens Productions
Cake: Aunti Gluten’s Bakery
Servers/Bartenders: Party Staff
Flowers: Pleasanton Flower Shop and the very talented Stephanie B.
Rentals: Pleasonton Rentals

Nicole and Kevin tied the knot in front of family and friends at Nestldown, one of the most beautiful venues to get married in the Bay Area. Nicole’s brother-in-law officiated and their friends played the guitar and violin for the ceremony. From the turquoise decor, the custom bride and groom snowboarding cake topper to the various fun filled activities, Nicole and Kevin put in tons of effort to make this a magical wedding. And it was stunning indeed!

Nicole & Kevin – Thank you for allowing us to document and share the emotions of your special day!

Ceremony and Reception: Nestldown
Hair/Makeup: Lailani Avalos
Cake: Not Just Cheesecakes
Catering: Thomas John Events
Flowers: Flower Divas

Under the Huppah made by their family and friends, Emily and Mike had a traditional Jewish wedding at Treasure Island.

To say their wedding was fun is an understatement. The day was full of laughter, hugs and kisses. With the stunning view of the city skyline and the wonderful San Francisco themed food stations, everyone danced away the night to celebrate the union of this loving couple.

We felt so blessed to be part of this joyful event. Thanks for having us there and congratulations again!

Planner: Barbara Kweller
Preparation: The Westin St. Francis
Ceremony and Reception: Treasure Island – Pavilion By the Bay
Makeup: Sitting Pretty
Event Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Catering: Wine Valley Catering

Vanessa and Adam got married on a beautiful sunny Saturday. Adam looked really sharp in his Marine uniform and Vanessa looked like a princess with her super long train. They had some really touching speeches and it was really cute to hear the story of how Adam proposed. Thanks for having us on your big day. Wish you the very best of your new life together in Michigan.

We’re happy to team up with Yolanda from Primadonna Makeover and Victor from Victor Lin Photography again for this happy occasion.

Ceremony: San Mateo County History Museum
Reception: Green Hills Country Club
Makeup: Linda Ontiveros and Primadonna Makeover
Cake: Copenhagen Bakery
Flowers: San Mateo Florist