Intimate Lake Merritt Wedding

A portrait at the lake

Owen and Nikki had a small wedding ceremony at the McElvoy Fountain by Oakland’s beautiful Lake Merritt. Their reception stayed by the lakeside. A catered brunch and gondola rides awaited guests as the reception stayed by the lakeside at the beautiful Lake Chalet.

McElroy Fountain at Lake Merritt

McElroy Fountain at Lake Merritt

Scattered Rose Petals

Scattered Rose Petals

Creating an entrance

Creating an entrance

The bride is ready

The bride is ready

The groom sees his bride for the first time.

The groom sees his bride for the first time.

Even though it looks like he's listening to his ipod, he's wearing his hearing aid.

Even though it looks like he’s listening to his ipod, he’s wearing his hearing aid.

Here comes the bride

Here comes the bride

The officiant sets some ground rules

The officiant sets some ground rules

Taking hands

Taking hands

Just married

Just married

A kiss

A kiss

Brunch

Brunch

Brunch Cocktails

Brunch Cocktails

Table settings

Table settings

Wedding gifts

Wedding gifts

Samples of the home made brew

Samples of the home made brew

Advice cards

Advice cards

Wedding cake

Wedding cake

Mr & Mrs Cake Topper

Mr & Mrs Cake Topper

A bicycle buil for two

A bicycle buil for two

Wildflower Bouquet

Wildflower Bouquet

Bridesmaids Bouquet

Bridesmaids Bouquet

A portrait at the lake

A portrait at the lake

Wedding Rings

Wedding Rings

Lake Chalet

Lake Chalet

Happy brunch guests

Happy brunch guests

This younger brother gave a great speech

This younger brother gave a great speech

Another groomsmen's toast

Another groomsmen’s toast

Impromtu Toasts

Impromtu Toasts

Gondola Rides

Gondola Rides

Lake Merritt

Lake Merritt

The gondola returns

The gondola returns

Lake Chalet

Lake Chalet

Enjoying the porch

Enjoying the porch

Cutting the cake

Cutting the cake

Looking over the lake

Looking over the lake

First dance

First dance