Friday, December 30, 2011

Oakland Wedding Venue: Preservation Park is a Unique Journey through East Bay History

I have been blessed with extraordinary clients throughout my 22 year career. Creating portrait art that tells their unique stories is never a "job"'s my passion and I have a lot of fun doing it!
Judi & Grason's Engagement Portrait Session at Lake Merrit

Judi and Grason are a bubbly couple that are enthusiastic and clearly in love. Creating engagement portraits for them at their Love Story Session gave me a clue of how much fun I was going to have on their wedding at Preservation Park in Oakland.
Preservation Park offers Bay Area Brides a timeless backdrop
Preservation Park is one of those unexpected jewels of is like strolling into a small portal in time that gives a glimpse of what living in Oakland was like during the Victorian era. The buildings have been restored to their full charm and are a blend of  Queen Ann, Craftsman, Colonial Revival, and Italianate Villa  architecture. The result is a magical venue for a wedding day in Oakland.
Brides dressing at Preservation Park feel like queens
Judi selected playful shades of lavendar and purple to punch up her wedding palate.  Even her lovely wedding gown had whimsical touches of purple to add a splash of whimsey. .architectur

A playful moment after the ceremony
It's always great when brides and grooms remember to have fun and enjoy their wedding day. Just like at their Love Story session (when we created engagement photographs) Judi and Grason displayed their playful sides.
A stolen kiss for the bride and groom before the reception

Check out more highlights from Judi and Grason's magical day in this video

You can probably tell I have truly enjoyed creating portraits for Judi and Grason. And would you believe I even got a bonus? On Christmas Eve, I found Grason on the the studio doorstep holding this box of homemade fudge and pistachio nut brittle that Judi made!  Did I mention that I have the most amazing clients in the world?
What a sweet way to kick off the holidays1

I would love to meet you to discuss the details of your wedding for a consultation appointment (510)832-3686...and no, you don't have to bring me fudge! lol
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By: Gisele Bonds
Portrait Artist

1 comment:

  1. Mind blowing wedding share! Dance party arranged by my brother before his friend's wedding was outstanding. Cocktails and champagne was ordered from renowned stores. Also the sober lighting and outskirt location of event space NYC was praised by all. Came to know about signage boards and booth photography through the professionals hired.