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I love it when couples, at that moment when they are first standing together in front of the congregation of friends, family, and loved ones, are so overcome with love and excitement that they steal a kiss before the ceremony has begun. Sarah and Liam were these people on their wedding day (well, to be honest, I think it was Liam who did the kiss stealing). There was so much grinning at this wedding that my cheeks hurt just thinking of it.

The food and environment at Pizzaiolo demand a certain degree of chillness. The cocktail “hour” melts into dinner, which courses on for a leisurely amount of time, there are speeches and toasts and then lots of killer deserts and then people dance and continue to eat and drink. The weddings I have shot at Pizzaiolo have never adhere to tight timelines, and have ample time committed to drinking, eating, and talking with friends and family. This is not surprising, but I am somehow surprised by it each time I shoot there.

Hardy and I ended up staying to the end of the night… which was sort of unplanned. We got locked into the ally and had to have the manager from Boot and Shoe come over to let us out. We were happy to kick back at the bar and soak in the sweetness of Sarah and Liam’s celebration.

Crimson Horticulture Rarities in the ally behind Pizzaiolo did the beautiful flowers. Their shop is super cute (no really) and the ladies who run it are wonderful.

Here are some pics. Enjoy!

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Erica and Alex put together an epic wedding celebration. Their wedding was held at the aesthetically superb, culinarily wonderful, and all around kick ass restaurant in Oakland- Pizzaiolo. Needless to say, the food was excellent. Erica is a VERY talented graphic designer, very attentive to detail, and full of energy. She designed buttons, save the date card, invitation, instructional sheets, props, and added tons of little beautifying details to the wedding. The flowers were put together by Natalie at Belle-Flower (she does some kickin’ flower arrangements). Alex’s easy going, fun, and loving personality was a key ingredient to the wonder mix of the day. I love that after the cake cutting he very nonchalantly grabbed the cake topper and started walking away with it. Awesomeness abounded. Here are some pictures. Enjoy!

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