Wedding at Pizzaiolo 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

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