Saturday, May 31, 2008

Elisa & Darwin Wedding in Oakland, California

A beautiful wedding day it was!

The ceremony was held at one of Oakland's historic architectural churches - St. James Episcopal Church. The stained glass windows were breathtaking. Judging the church from the exterior you can easily miss the beauty of stained glass windows. The exterior windows had a tinge of cloudiness which appeared to be covered with an opaque plexi. Once you're inside of the church you begin appreciating the historic architecture in the wood floors, pews, and how the stained glass lets in light.

Elisa and Darwin, a super cool and down to earth couple, celebrated their unity at the All Saints Episcopal Church in Oakland for their reception with family and friends. A very fun crowd of guests who knows how to get down and boogie on the dance floor.

One of the sweetest wedding ceremonies that I have been to; you can just see how happy everyone was for Elisa and Darwin on their special day, so many family and friends contributing to the logistics of the day to help with ensuring the day would run smoothly, and all at the same time, remembering to have fun!

My first gig for a wedding event for a very sweet couple, indeed...All the best, Elisa & Darwin!

-Sheltieloves Designs

Cylinder vase lined aisle
Submerged fuschia dendrobium orchids alternating cylinders with blue delphinium and liatris.

Altar arrangements -

Ring bearer and flower girl -

Purple hydrangeas! -

Bride, maid of honor, bridesmaids, flower girls going to the church before the ceremony -

The ceremony -

The kiss -

Wedding Party -

Blushing Bride -

Just married!-

Ring shot -

So cute!

Boutonnieres -

Corsages and boutonnieres -

Boutonnieres -

Maid of honor bouquet -

Toss bouquet - purple mums

Close up of cylinder vases for ceremony aisle which doubled as reception centerpieces.

The Reception -

Photography by: Carlos @ JCImages
Flowers by Sheltieloves Designs
Post photo processing and story boards by Sheltieloves Designs
Wedding colors - purple and blue
Flowers - dendrobium orchids, liatris, blue hydrangeas, white hydrangeas, purple hydrangeas, curly willow, bells or Ireland, green mums, purple mums, purple calla lily, purple lisianthus, white lisianthus, blue delphinium, rose petals