Dana and Derek’s wedding reception at The David Brower Center in Berkeley was unique, quirky, and fun, just like this couple.

Face painting, balloons, a sound booth, an awesome live band, a plethora of vegetarian food and desserts, and touching toasts… Could you ask for anything more?! This was one of the funnest receptions we’ve photographed. Sarah, the Maid of Honor, told the story of Dana and Derek’s first date, in which Sarah offered to call Dana an hour into the date so they could fake an emergency and end the date early if it was going badly. When she called, Dana said something like, “No everything’s fine, bye!” Clearly it went well!

I’m thrilled the reception went so perfectly and Dana and Derek had a FANTASTIC time, because their wedding week started off pretty rocky. See their gorgeous portraits and read their horror story here: UCS Berkeley & Berkeley City Club Photos

Congratulations to an amazing, sweet, funny, fun, quirky, and stylish couple!!! Thank you for allowing us to be part of such an amazing experience!

Location: David Brower Center
Gown & Veil: Beautiful Brides, Madison, WI
Band: Balkalicious Fire Drive
Flowers: Ocean View Flowers (wholesale); Lee’s Florist & Nursery, Berkeley, Ca (arrangements)
Baloons: Paper Plus, Berkeley, Ca
Face painting: Clementine the Amazing
Soundbooth: Idea by Dana, Execution by Molly Graham
Catering: Swanky Catering and Best Beverages Catering
Photobooth: Made possible by the resourceful maid of honor Sarah Garrigan!
Berkeley Wedding Photographer: Dawn Kelly Photography

 

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Berkeley wedding photographer, Dawn Kelly Photography, specializing in unique, elegant, and timeless wedding photography.

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