We’ve recently received our photos from the wedding from our amazingly talented photographer, Jillian Kay, and I had to share some of them with you.
Our wedding was pretty casual, but we did ask everyone to wear hats. We also had a photobooth, since we figured hats and photobooths were bound to be a good combination. I’ll post some of those photobooth pictures later.
This was the venue, The Brazilian Room in Tilden Park in Berkeley. It’s a really lovely Arts and Crafts hall surrounded by gorgeous hills and trees. Very Berkeley.
The Brazilian Room has a ton of rules, and you’re basically not allowed to hang anything from the walls or big exposed beams. Since it’s a rather large, empty space, we needed something for color, so we rented some potted trees and hung paper lanterns from them instead. That’s my mom and I doing some of the hanging.
Extra hats, for those that needed them.
I told you Jillian was a great photographer. Believe it or not, I was totally rushing to slop on some makeup before people started showing up, but she made me look like a tranquil diva.
Here you can see the table runners and table numbers I made.
Our friends are amazing. In addition to making the dessert, handling the music and sound, helping with transport and loading, officiating the ceremony, and doing the video, many people came early to help us set up.
My adorable little sister, and my dad.
Ruth Ann won for best hat. Next to her is my gorgeous mother, my Nonna, and my Aunt Yole.
Catering was by Trumpetvine, who were also amazing. The food was seasonal and delicious, and everyone who works for them was so kind and gracious.
Tasha also had a great hat.
We walked down the aisle together to The Jesus and Mary Chain’s “Just Like Honey,” and were married by our friend Stacy, who did a fantastic job.
Pictures from the photobooth were projected on the ceiling.
Small cakes were made by our friend Jojo.
Dancing to Tom Waits’ “Long Way Home.”
At the end of the night, we pointed the photobooth camera outward.
Wow, that is probably more than enough photos! If you’re actually interested in seeing more, I have a gazillion of them up in my Wedding collection on Flickr.
Our wedding was pretty much exactly the way we wanted it to be. We were surrounded by wonderful friends and family, it was relaxed and fun, and much of it was handmade. It made me feel very grateful and blessed. Also, it made me want to throw more parties.