Sinthia and Phillip had their fantasy-come-true wedding at St. Mary Magdalen in North Berkeley and the Berkeley City Club, perfectly castle-like.  Basing their day on the Disney movie Beauty and the Beast, this couple didn’t cut any corners when it came to bringing their dream to life, and we even got to see butterflies released as the wedding party was announced :-).   The flower girl and ring bearer were in full yellow and blue Beauty & the Beast outfits, the cake was in the shape of a stack of 3 large fantasy books, and Sinthia’s bouquet sported a perched butterfly.  Phillip, who is incredibly gifted at design among many other things, made the thematic invitations, complete with old fantasy-style maps of how to get to the different venues.  He also crafted his own ring in the shape of a crown and a real rose-under-glass centerpiece for the head table that lit up from the inside of the flower itself (!!).   I think he’s a bit too handsome to really qualify for the role of The Beast, but Sinthia sure could pull of The Beauty!  I had so much fun photographing them and their friends and family.  Sinthia’s sister’s toast, and their mom’s reaction which you’ll see below, almost made me lose it!  Thank you to everyone involved for a fantastic day all around.

Getting Ready Venue:  Hotel Shattuck, Berkeley, CA

Ceremony Venue:  St. Mary Magdalen Parish, Berkeley, CA

Reception Venue:  Berkeley City Club, Berkeley, CA

Cake:  Masse’s Pastries

Flowers:  Pat Gibbons Floral

Makeup: Lily Huang

Hotel Shattuck, Berkeley Wedding Photography

Hotel Shattuck, Berkeley Wedding Photography

Hotel Shattuck, Berkeley Wedding Photography

Hotel Shattuck, Berkeley Wedding Photography

Hotel Shattuck, Berkeley Wedding Photography

Hotel Shattuck, Berkeley Wedding Photography

St. Mary Magdalene Wedding Photos, Berkeley, CA

St. Mary Magdalene Wedding Photos, Berkeley, CA

Berkeley City Club Wedding Photography, Berkeley, CA

Berkeley City Club Wedding Photography, Berkeley, CA

Berkeley City Club Wedding Photography, Berkeley, CA

Berkeley City Club Wedding Photography, Berkeley, CA

Berkeley City Club Wedding Photography, Berkeley, CA

Berkeley City Club Wedding Photography, Berkeley, CA

Berkeley City Club Wedding Photography, Berkeley, CA

Berkeley City Club Wedding Photography, Berkeley, CA

Berkeley City Club Wedding Photography, Berkeley, CA

Berkeley City Club Wedding Photography, Berkeley, CA

Berkeley City Club Wedding Photography, Berkeley, CA

Berkeley City Club Wedding Photography, Berkeley, CA

Berkeley City Club Wedding Photography, Berkeley, CA

Berkeley City Club Wedding Photography, Berkeley, CA

Berkeley City Club Wedding Photography, Berkeley, CA

Berkeley City Club Wedding Photography, Berkeley, CA

Berkeley City Club Wedding Photography, Berkeley, CA

Berkeley City Club Wedding Photography, Berkeley, CA

Berkeley City Club Wedding Photography, Berkeley, CA

Berkeley City Club Wedding Photography, Berkeley, CA