UC Berkeley Faculty Club Wedding

Last month we photographed Cindy and James' wedding at the UC Berkeley Faculty Club. It had been a long time since we last worked there so we were both excited to explore the campus with our bride and groom. The UC Berkeley Faculty Club is one of our favorite hidden gems in the East Bay.  We love the combination of the open and airy outdoor ceremony site on the lawn paired with the rich architecture of the Great Hall. Wedding guests get the best of both worlds in one night-they get to enjoy the warm sun outside for the ceremony and end the evening feeling cozy at communal style tables in the cozy lodge style great hall. 

Cindy and James got ready on site and the natural light in both of their rooms was awesome. Their ceremony took place outside on the glade with a beautiful paper flower backdrop that the bride custom made. The paper flowers were sprinkled throughout the decor of the wedding, giving the ceremony and the otherwise less colorful great hall a pop of fun. Cindy even brought the fun style to her hair by wearing the same bright and beautiful colors in her updo. The handmade details of this wedding really brought the UC Berkeley Faculty Club to life. We love returning to our favorite venues to see the personal style that each couple can bring to the space. 

Throughout the entire day there was live music which provided a great atmosphere and got all of Cindy and James' friends and family up on the dance floor.  It was great to see so many people enjoying each other and having a great time celebrating and toasting to Cindy and James. We loved shooting their wedding and getting to know them and their fun group of friends, family and loved ones.

Detail of bride getting ready at UC Berkeley Faculty Club
Bride getting makeup applied at the UC Berkeley Faculty Club
Flower girl getting ready for wedding at the UC Berkeley Faculty Club
Portraits of flower girl at UC Berkeley wedding
Candid portrait of sister and mother of bride
Bride getting in dress and wedding shoes at UC Berkeley
Bride holding bouquet of paper flowers at UC Berkeley
Wedding ceremony decorated with a string of paper flowers
Guest holding wedding program at UC Berkeley Faculty Club
Photo of flower girl walking down aisle and photo of bride walking down aisle
Bride and her parents walking down the aisle at the Faculty Club at UC Berkeley
Wedding at the UC Berkeley Faculty Club
Wedding ceremony at the Faculty Club at UC Berkeley
Bride and groom kiss during wedding ceremony at UC Berkeley
Bride and Groom walking down the aisle at the Faculty Club
Wedding reception at the UC Berkeley Faculty Club
Wedding guests during cocktail hour at UC Berkeley Faculty Club
Photo of wedding cake with berries on top
Portrait of bride and her friends flexing muscles at UC Berkeley
Candid of wedding guests at UC Berkeley
Wedding photo of bride and groom kissing on UC Berkeley campus
Portrait of bride and groom on the University of California Berkeley campus
Bride and Groom share first dance at the Faculty club at UC Berkeley
Father of bride gives wedding toast
Best man gives toast at UC Berkeley Faculty Club
Wedding reception at UC Berkeley
Wedding guests raise their glasses
Candid photo of kid up on parents shoulders
Wedding guests taking a selfie with bride
Live wedding music at the Faculty Club at UC Berkeley
Bride and groom dancing at the faculty club at UC Berkeley
Bride and groom dancing
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