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Alice + Chris | Oakland | German Tourist Club Wedding

When I suggested that Alice and Chris do their cake cutting and first dance on the deck at the German Tourist Club in Oakland (also known as Nature Friends), they pondered for a moment, and then went into action.  The light was beautiful and the air temperature perfect to be outside.  It was just too nice to move the party indoors.

These two fabulous people decided to plan a wedding on a shoe string budget.  Pot luck, ipod, DIY everything.  Somehow they pulled it off with grace and style.  They had a friend roast a pig onsite, another friend set up a photo booth (that worked really well), a relative did a cheese spread to die for, Alice’s dress was an online purchase that required just one alteration, they had great drinks and an excellent selection of beer.  The potluck was super good and very well organized.  All the great DIY touches aside, their celebration was sweet and fun.  I had so much fun shooting this wedding.


  • Courtney - We are getting married at this venue in June. I absolutely love all of your pictures and love love how they set up this wedding!

    I have so many questions that I would love to ask the bride/groom about re specific details/ tips about how they set this all up. Would it be possible to connect with them so I can pick their brains for any tidbits of info that can make our wedding look as great as theirs?April 20, 2015 – 7:07 pm

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