Lauren + Ryan's Urban Garden Wedding at the Oakland Museum of California
A cartwheel competition. That’s all it took. One cartwheel competition down Telegraph Avenue and both Lauren and Ryan quite literally fell head over heels for one another.
When I first met Lauren + Ryan, I could immediately tell they were an inseparable pair. The way they’d look at each other in confidence and adoration when I asked detailed planning questions convinced me (a total stranger at this point) that this was the real deal. But, even mesmerized by love these two had a very clear vision from the start - to throw the best party they’d ever been to. And let me be the first to tell you, they absolutely did.
My first inclination that these two were complete and total badasses was when they mentioned to me specifically why they chose November 3rd. Now to me, it made sense. 3 was a significant number in their lives; each being 1 of 3 siblings and having triangles represent the through line of their [as Lauren called it] urban garden/minimal glam theme. Her family even built a triangle arch for them to get married under. However, more importantly, November 3rd fell on Daylight Savings, which meant they were getting an extra hour of sunlight and … yup, you guessed it, an extra hour to live it up! But if that wasn’t convincing enough, what truly sealed the deal of their official #baddasery was when they decided to include 30 of their closest friends in the wedding, deemed THE PARTY.
And a PARTY they were. From the 200+ guest count, a galvanized tub full of Budweisers, an unforgettable slow clap best man speech and then over to an after party at The Ruby Room, Lauren and Ryan pulled it off; a party for the ages. I loved helping them bring this celebration to life and it would not have been possible without the fabulous team of vendors listed below. Thank you everyone! #thewestsareinthebuilding
Photography Gretchen Gause // Planning Katie Laines design + coordination // Floral Design PickledOak // Venue Oakland Museum of California // Videography Lost Summit Films // Catering Karen Bevels Catering // Lighting + DJ Verducci Event Productions // Rentals Event Magic // Rentals + Linens Standard Party Rentals // Stationery Minted // Event Signage The Bride: Lauren // Cake James and The Giant Cupcake // Photobooth Phab PhotoBooth // Makeup Makeup On Demand // Hair Hair By Breanna // Wedding Dress Sarah Seven // Lauren’s Rings Marrow Fine // Ryan’s Ring Crown Nine // Suit Malcom Alexander