Temescal Wedding in Oakland

We love to travel and explore far off places and discover new venues.  The Bay Area and Northern California has so much beauty and it's nice to leave the East Bay and be inspired by new sights.  But when Lena and Brent brought their wedding at Pizzaiolo in Oakland to the table it had all the right ingredients and rekindled our love for staying local. We started our day at a lovely Airbnb rental in the South Berkeley area just on the edge of Rockridge in North Oakland.  We spent some time shooting a first look with Lena and Brent and some family formal portraits in the backyard.  We then made our way to a local lake with the wedding party to have a bit of fun exploring and shooting along the way.  Afterwards, it was off to Pizzaiolo in the Temescal District of Oakland.

Lena and Brent and the Pizzaiolo crew did an incredible job creating a great DIY detailed space that was warm, welcoming, and fun.  The outdoor ceremony took place on a spacious outdoor patio with an urban garden feel.  The inside of the restaurant with its distressed brick walls, warm lighting, and large tables allowed everyone to enjoy each others company on that special day.  To wind it all down tables were cleared and folks enjoyed custom cocktails and dancing into the evening.

We are so thankful to the staff at Pizzaiolo for being so accommodating and serving us delicious food!  Congratulations to Lena and Brent!  We are so happy to have had the opportunity to work with you.

Chris and Christian

 Bride and Groom during first look in Berkeley backyard

Bride and Groom during first look in Berkeley backyard

 Bride tapping Groom on the shoulder. First Look

Bride tapping Groom on the shoulder. First Look

 Candid of Bride and Groom in Berkeley, CA

Candid of Bride and Groom in Berkeley, CA

 Bride and Groom walking at Lake Temescal in Oakland

Bride and Groom walking at Lake Temescal in Oakland

 Candid of Bride and Groom at Lake Temescal

Candid of Bride and Groom at Lake Temescal

 Portrait of Bride and Groom in Oakland

Portrait of Bride and Groom in Oakland

 Detail of decorated fountain with wedding chalkboard

Detail of decorated fountain with wedding chalkboard

 Bridesmaids walking down aisle at Pizzaiolo in Oakland

Bridesmaids walking down aisle at Pizzaiolo in Oakland

 Officiant during wedding ceremony in Oakland

Officiant during wedding ceremony in Oakland

 Wedding ceremony at Pizzaiolo in Oakland

Wedding ceremony at Pizzaiolo in Oakland

 Backyard wedding ceremony in Oakland

Backyard wedding ceremony in Oakland

 Bride and Groom's first kiss at Pizzaiolo wedding in Oakland

Bride and Groom's first kiss at Pizzaiolo wedding in Oakland

 Cocktail hour at Pizzaiolo in Oakland

Cocktail hour at Pizzaiolo in Oakland

 Parents of groom during cocktail hour

Parents of groom during cocktail hour

 Inside of Pizzaiolo during cocktail hour in Oakland

Inside of Pizzaiolo during cocktail hour in Oakland

 Bride greeting wedding guests

Bride greeting wedding guests

 Food prep at Pizzaiolo wedding

Food prep at Pizzaiolo wedding

 Detail of vintage lighting at Pizzaiolo

Detail of vintage lighting at Pizzaiolo

 Detail of table setting at Pizzaiolo wedding

Detail of table setting at Pizzaiolo wedding

 Inside of Pizzaiolo

Inside of Pizzaiolo

 Groom toasting with friends in Oakland

Groom toasting with friends in Oakland

 Detail of wedding rings at bride and groom in Oakland Temescal

Detail of wedding rings at bride and groom in Oakland Temescal

 Detail of yellow rose bouquet

Detail of yellow rose bouquet

 Bride and Groom in Temescal Alley in Oakland

Bride and Groom in Temescal Alley in Oakland

 Portrait of Bride and Groom

Portrait of Bride and Groom

 Spirts on shelves at Pizzaiolo

Spirts on shelves at Pizzaiolo

 Wedding toasts on outdoor patio in Oakland

Wedding toasts on outdoor patio in Oakland

 Pizzaiolo patio at dusk in Oakland

Pizzaiolo patio at dusk in Oakland

 Wedding guests mingling

Wedding guests mingling

 Wedding guests dancing

Wedding guests dancing

 Dancing wedding guest

Dancing wedding guest

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