The Organized Bride

Deanna the Great (and Nate)! Put an event planner in charge of her own wedding and you get quite the production. All of these amazing moments at the Piedmont Community Center in California were captured by the talented Amy Carr. Deanna kept her August wedding simple with navy suits and navy bridesmaid dresses. Pops of red roses brightened up the design but her amazing wedding party was what really kept things exciting.
The morning started out at the Claremont Hotel in Oakland complete with cheese, fruit and mimosas (among other treats). The air was fresh and the lighting was nice and bright. The atmosphere was so positive with moms, cousins and sister-in-laws-to-be sharing funny stories about the bride and groom.
We kept Deanna's look simple and classic. As a catering manager for California Rose Catering in Berkeley, she's around weddings all of the time. In spite of all the eclectic ideas she's surrounded by at work she went with a very traditional style for her own wedding. Deanna has witnessed the trendiness of the cupcake bar, the birdcage veils and signature cocktails, but at heart she's a traditional bride. Since she's a pearls and veil kind of gal I did my best to keep the look timeless with soft pinks, a structured eyeliner, soft lashes and lots and lots of blush since her wedding and reception were both outdoors.
I love Deanna's table settings. Instead of table numbers she handmade cross street signs in green, familiar to those of us living in the East Bay. And nothing was more sentimental than Deanna's dress, a reconstruction of the very dress her grandmother wore.
I'll end the post with something sweet- instead of the traditional wedding cake, a cutie pie with some tasty tarts!