Tracy & Lauren

* Lauren, Attorney & Tracy, Director of Growth for a Charter Management Organization * Photographer: Emily Takes Photos * Soundtrack for reading: “Drive By” by Train *

One sentence sum up of the wedding vibe: Laughter and love were all around us.

The Info—Photography: Emily Takes Photos / Venue: Montclair Women’s Cultural Arts Club in Oakland, CA / Caterer: Devoted Catering by Amiee Alan / Flowers: Lee’s Discount Florist / Cake: Torino Baking / Tracy’s Dress: White House Black Market / Lauren’s Suit: Custom made by Ritz Tailor & Alterations in Oakland

Other cool stuff we should know about: Our wedding was exactly as we wanted it. The ceremony was beautiful (we both got teary eyed), our friends and family were so happy and loving, the food and drinks were awesome, and we danced the night away.

We loved our place cards. They were wooden hearts that we found on Etsy, which we painted according to the food choice and then wrote the guests’ names on them. Then the guests wrote us notes on the back, and put them in our memory box. Some of them were funny, some serious, some really sweet and loving. And now we can look back at the place cards and relive the wonderful memories anytime.

Lauren’s nephew, Dimitri, was our ring bearer. His alter ego was either Anakin Skywalker or Ironman.

The location is fabulous—outdoor and indoor space all in one. Barbara, the owner, is great to work with. She also takes care of a lot of the day-of set-up, which meant less for us to worry about.

Favorite thing about the wedding: My wife.

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  • rys

    These photos scream love!

    Also: Dimitri = super adorable!

  • Marcela

    What a beautiful wedding! How happy everyone looks, and what a cool ring bearer!

    Oh, and Emily, if one day I have money I hope to be able to fly you to Florence (Italy) to take pictures of an anniversary! (we eloped there almost 7 years ago) I LOVE your pictures!!!!!

  • NB

    Le sigh. That last picture makes me want to (a) weep, (b) hug someone, and (c) raise a giant glass of champagne in Tracy & Lauren’s honor.


  • Shiri

    So beautiful and happy and wonderful! And now the bride in me: that cake is killer looking!

    • Tracy

      It’s killer AND delicious. If you’re near the Bay Area, I HIGHLY recommend Torino Baking. Julie is amazing.

  • ElisabethJoanne

    Thank you for a one-sentence sum-up that included a verb.

  • Oh my god, that ring bearer. I die of cuteness.

  • Seriously, that ring bearer! Beautiful wedding as well. Everyone looks so happy, I love it.

    • Isn’t he just too cute? And what adorable hair on the little guy.

  • The whole wedding is just lovely but that cutie Dimitri *almost* steals the show. Congratulations, Tracy & Lauren!

  • Another Meg

    What a beautiful wedding! I don’t know if I’ve ever seen so much joy. Sigh.

    Also? LOVE your guestbook/wedding memory box. Wondrous.

  • Lauren! Dr. Elizabeth here! So great to see you happy and in love. . . your wedding pictures are beautiful, and so is your wife. Wishing you many, many years of joy together.

    • Lauren

      Dr. Elizabeth!! Long time no see. Hope you are well out there in rock climbing/parachuting country! :). Isn’t it funny where life takes us??

  • Love that they can’t stop smiling — can almost feel the bursting happiness! Also love the picture of Lauren’s parents walking her down the aisle, with their matching silver hair/beard/dress — very distinguished-looking :)

  • sarahmrose

    Gorgeous! You look so happy, all of you.

  • Wow, that flower arbor is so gorgeous!

  • oh my gosh, these are beautiful. congratulations to both of you!!

  • Taylor B

    These pictures make me so happy! Beautiful! Congratulations!!

  • the little guy is awesome! :X love it! beautiful and fun wedding! like

  • j

    the smiles on your faces literally made me tear up. That is what joy looks like! Congratulations!!!!

    (also, the ringbearer? too cute!)

  • So beautiful!!