Natalie + Tony
Date: August 20, 2016
Location: Piedmont Community Church & Oakland Scottish Rite Center | California
Natalie + Tony met back in 2013 through Coffee Meets Bagel, but it just so happens their parents knew each other through church. They started off in a long distance relationship. As their relationship bloomed they found a common love of attending events like Comic-Con and traveling together!
All of Natalie + Tony’s colors were in whimsical shades of pink tulle.
The ceremony took place at Piedmont Community Church and then their reception at Oakland Scottish Rite Center.
They took sunset photos across the street from their venue at Lake Merritt. The energy was so high as the couple was having so much fun throughout the day. The sunset across Lake Merritt was a perfect backdrop for amazing wedding photos. As they took photos, they saw a gondola pass by. The couple and photographer deliberated how amazing it would be to take photos on the gondola. A few minutes later, we all walked over to the gondola access but they were closed. Luckily, someone was still inside the shop and Natalie asked if they could sit in a gondola for a few minutes. The company, Authentic Venetian Gondola Cruises, graciously allowed the couple to capture some sweet moments in the gondola.
To ensure their wedding reception was fun for all, they had a Photo Booth for guests by Props and Shots. They also had a dessert and smores bar for guests looking for sweet treats. The couple was surprised with a lion dance show by Lion Dance Me.
It was amazing.The rest of the day was full of surprises like Natalie’s dad singing a song during the reception, and also Natalie singing, “Lea Salonga – Two Words” to Tony. The night continued on the dance floor with mini light sabers to keep the rest of the partying going.
Photographer: Michelle Nicole Photography // Caterer: Chef Moe’s Bon Appetit Catering // Reception Venue: Oakland Scottish Rite Center // Photo Booth Equipment: Props and Shots // Floral Designer: Ann’s Bridal // Makeup Artist: Brides and Beauties by Chloe // Bakery: Cake Pop Envie // DJ: dj bleev // Other: Lion Dance ME // Cake Designer: Napolean Bakery // Event Planner: Pearl White Events