Be prepared to give your eyes a feast on this stunning train station wedding at 16th Street Station in Oakland, CA. Like, good lord. This venue was built in the 1920s and has recently been renovated for people to hold events in and it is just so beautiful. It has original marble floors and the most perfectly imperfect weathered walls. Now, for a few words from the couple themselves…
A review from Denai and Ian:
“Keely was the absolute whole package photographer from beginning to end. During the entire planning process, Keely could not have been more helpful. Keely is also very thoughtful in her approach, our initial venue fell through and she sent us the sweetest care package.
On the day of, Keely was a beacon of serenity. While stress levels were high as well as temperatures (freak heat wave of 108), she really helped to keep our time table on track. I really appreciated her ability to guide the process without being overbearing. She has a way of photographing that is so natural and noninvasive, and that genuineness shines through in the pictures. She felt like a bridesmaid throughout the day, helping with whatever needed to be done and doing whatever it took to get great shots. My husband and I had such a great experience with Keely, I cannot recommend her enough, and I haven’t even gotten to the pictures.
The pictures!!! They are absolutely everything I wanted. Her aesthetic is so unique and I felt the way she captured our day was so specific to us. The photo delivery process was great and the system she uses is wonderful for sharing with family and friends.
All in all, Keely was one of the best vendors we chose for our wedding day. I cannot recommend her highly enough, she truly has a gift and I am so thankful she was there to capture our day.”
For couples planning their wedding:
Try to keep in mind and understand what really matters about your day. It ended up being the hottest day in the history of Oakland on our wedding day, which led to many issues throughout the wedding, on top of some vendors not even showing up! During the process you get so wrapped up in the details, and things will go differently than you planned, try not to hold onto the details but keep the big picture in mind. Easier said than done, but (trying to) remain flexible made the day so much less stressful. The feeling of seeing everyone you love come together in one place to celebrate you and your spouse is not replicable. Our family and friends really made this wedding happen, from setting up everything on the day of, my bridal party doing all the flower arrangements, and my husband directing the whole ordeal the day of, I cannot imagine ever feeling the amount of love or gratitude I felt that day.
Venue: Oakland 16th Street Station
Rentals: One True Love Vintage
Cake & Dessert Bar – NattyCakes
Lighting – Got Light
Food Trucks – Hula Truck & Waffle Roost
Flowers – San Francisco Wholesale Flower Market
Dress – Ines di Santo from Lovella Bridal
Hair & Makeup – Dream Catcher Artistry