Berkeley City Club Wedding

The pool at this venue is one of the distinctive features. The California Historic Landmark designation says that Architect Julia Morgan's "Moorish and Gothic elements created a landmark of California design." Since the pool doesn't allow photography when members are swimming we only had a brief window to rush in here to take a photo before the ceremony began but don't worry we followed the rules and didn't run when we were inside the pool area.

This wedding took place at a California Historic Landmark, the Berkeley City Club. The historical society designation says that Architect Julia Morgan’s “Moorish and Gothic elements created a landmark of California design.”

Not only was there distinctive architecture but the library, courtyard and pool all added to the elegance of the wedding. The courtyard was the perfect romantic spot for the bride and groom’s first look. The library was perfect for the groom and groomsmen to hang out and drink scotch in while they waited for the ceremony, and the pool – the pool was the best. The pool is one of the distinctive features of the Julia Morgan architecture. Since the pool doesn’t allow photography when members are swimming we only had a brief window to rush in here to take a photo before the ceremony began but don’t worry we followed the rules and didn’t run on the wet tiles.

The couple themselves were a treat. They met at a crossfit class, in fact the groom was the instructor. I think the story of ‘law school student finds love at the crossfit gym’ is a romantic comedy set up waiting to happen. At the wedding they were easy to make each other laugh and had a great time dancing with friends and family.

The wedding dress with bonus 'Bride' hanger.

The wedding dress with bonus ‘Bride’ hanger.

The Bridesmaids and the Flower Girl in the Courtyard.

The Bridesmaids and the Flower Girl in the Courtyard.

The pool at this venue is one of the distinctive features. The California Historic Landmark designation says that Architect Julia Morgan's "Moorish and Gothic elements created a landmark of California design." Since the pool doesn't allow photography when members are swimming we only had a brief window to rush in here to take a photo before the ceremony began but don't worry we followed the rules and didn't run when we were inside the pool area.

The pool at this venue is one of the distinctive features. The California Historic Landmark designation says that Architect Julia Morgan’s “Moorish and Gothic elements created a landmark of California design.” Since the pool doesn’t allow photography when members are swimming we only had a brief window to rush in here to take a photo before the ceremony began but don’t worry we followed the rules and didn’t run when we were inside the pool area.

Berkeley City Club Pool

Berkeley City Club Pool

The bride before the ceremony.

The bride before the ceremony.

The Flower Girl Enters

The Flower Girl Enters

This flower girl had great focus, an even distribution of petals on her walk up and a big smile. A+

This flower girl had great focus, an even distribution of petals on her walk up and a big smile. A+

The father of the bride escorts her to the ceremony

The father of the bride escorts her to the ceremony

A hug

A hug

Ryan had a great smile and a good laugh.

Ryan had a great smile and a good laugh.

Bride's Maids

Bride’s Maids

The Full Wedding Party

The Full Wedding Party

Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids

The Groom's Party

The Groom’s Party

Parents

Parents

The best man hands over the rings

The best man hands over the rings

Rings

Rings

The Kiss

The Kiss

Smiles

Smiles

Exiting Hand in Hand

Exiting Hand in Hand

Congratulations!

Congratulations!

Getting Legal

Getting Legal

Signature

Signature

She was not about to join in on hoisting her brother.

She was not about to join in on hoisting her brother.

I think she made the right call, staying out of this one.

I think she made the right call, staying out of this one.

Brother and Sister

Brother and Sister

Gothic Windows

Gothic Windows

In the library

In the library

Stepping over the threshold

Stepping over the threshold

Ring and Boutineer

Ring and Boutineer

Rings

Rings

Something Old

Something Old

Pink Rose Bouquet

Pink Rose Bouquet

A kiss in the garden

A kiss in the garden

The Groom waits for a moment before going upstairs to the ballroom.

The Groom waits for a moment before going upstairs to the ballroom.

A glass of scotch in the library during cocktail hour.

A glass of scotch in the library during cocktail hour.

Cupcakes

Cupcakes

Chocolate w/ Salted Caramel

Chocolate w/ Salted Caramel

PIck a seat, not a side.

PIck a seat, not a side.

Gluten Free Vanilla w/ Salted Caramel

Gluten Free Vanilla w/ Salted Caramel

This is the first time I've seen all of the wedding gifts claimed at the end of the night.

This is the first time I’ve seen all of the wedding gifts claimed at the end of the night.

Introducing, for the first time...

Introducing, for the first time…

First Dance

First Dance

First Dance

First Dance

First Dance

First Dance

First Dance

First Dance

First Dance

First Dance

I believe in this moment the bride was facetiously judging whether or not her friend's dress was too white wear as a wedding guest.

I believe in this moment the bride was facetiously judging whether or not her friend’s dress was too white wear as a wedding guest.

Verdict is a white dress with chevrons and stripes is acceptable.

Verdict is a white dress with chevrons and stripes is acceptable.

Father of the Bride's Speech

Father of the Bride’s Speech

Father of the Groom's Speech

Father of the Groom’s Speech

Appreciate the Toasts

Appreciate the Toasts

Best Man's Speech

Best Man’s Speech

Maid of Honor's Speech

Maid of Honor’s Speech

Mother Son Dance

Mother Son Dance

Father Daughter Dance

Father Daughter Dance

Father Daughter Dance

Father Daughter Dance

Father Daughter Dance

Father Daughter Dance

Dancing with the flower girl.

Dancing with the flower girl.

The dancefloor opens

The dancefloor opens

Singing along

Singing along

Dancing

Dancing

Dancing

Dancing

This is what we train for!

This is what we train for!

An impromtu Hora can be a frightening experience.

An impromtu Hora can be a frightening experience.

Exciting!

Exciting!

Caketime!

Caketime!

Someone suggested the groom 'Give it to her!' and this was his response, a look that says 'No, I'm not going to smash cake on my bride's face.'

Someone suggested the groom ‘Give it to her!’ and this was his response, a look that says ‘No, I’m not going to smash cake on my bride’s face.’

The bride had no qualms about it though.

The bride had no qualms about it though.

Bouquet Toss

Bouquet Toss

The bouquet scrum is lively

The bouquet scrum is lively

Victory

Victory

The longest married couple at the reception

The longest married couple at the reception

Party dress!

Party dress!

Slightly out of control, in a good way.

Slightly out of control, in a good way.

Rush the groom

Rush the groom

2

2

Sister with a chamgane glass

Sister with a chamgane glass

On the Dancefloor!

On the Dancefloor!

Friends

Friends

The outdoor patio was a nice and cool place to sit for a quiet conversation without being too far away from the action.

The outdoor patio was a nice and cool place to sit for a quiet conversation without being too far away from the action.

The End of the Night

The End of the Night

#LOVE

#LOVE

Last Dance

Last Dance

Mom and dad

Mom and dad

Dancing

Dancing