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

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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