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We couldn’t wait to share this wedding with you! Analisa and David planned a beautiful intimate event that was full of love and emotions. Seeing couples so much in love is what makes us love what we do more and more. Here are some favorites images:

Look at this gorgeous, incredibly blue and fantastically different engagement ring! LOVED it!!!
Wedding rings photography


Bridal preparation at Claremont Hotel


I think I could write a poem about these shoes, they were the same magical shade of blue as Analisa’s engagement ring:
Photograph of blue high heel wedding shoes


Groom preparation at Claremont Hotel


David was busy memorizing his vows in the morning:
Groom writing his vows at Claremont Hotel


We’ve already mentioned how much we love it when our bride and grooms decide to see each other before the ceremony! David and Analisa’s first look was beautiful and so special – David couldn’t contain himself when he saw his future wife for the first time. This is one of my favorite photographs from their wedding – I just love the look of disbelieve, excitement, and adoration on his face!
First look at Claremont Hotel and Spa


Analisa was just gorgeous – so beautiful and happy, glowing from the inside out:
Bridal portrait at Claremont Hotel


David is not bad looking himself. This is probably the only picture of David looking straight into the camera and I had to beg him for it – he is so totally in love with Analisa and just couldn’t take his eyes off of her :)
Photograph of groom at Claremont Hotel


Bride and groom portrait in the lobby of Claremont Hotel


Bride and groom portrait in Berkeley


Photograph of a bride and groom silhouette


David told us that there were a few gorgeous blooming sakura trees in front of the Brazil room and that he was worried a bit that recent storms and rains could’ve kill the blooms. We were so happy to see that the trees were still in full bloom and glowed in the perfect evening light!
Blooming tree in Tilden park


Bride and groom portrait with blooming tree in Tilden Park


Another one of my favorite moments – Analisa’s excitement was so contagious!
Processional at the wedding in Brazilian Room


Wedding ceremony at Brazilian Room


If you think this is the first kiss, you’re wrong! Analisa and David felt so much love after they read their vows that they just couldn’t contain themselves anymore and kissed each other right in the middle of the ceremony! You can see all the guests laughing and Rajiv, the officiant, saying “No, no, it’s not time yet!” :)
Wedding ceremony at Brazil Room in Berkeley


Gorgeous centerpieces by Anne Mendenhall:
Reception centerpieces at the Brazilian Room


Bride and Groom toasting at the Brazilian room


This was the perfect ending for a perfect night – a beautiful white Rolls Royce that whisked the newlyweds away:
Get away car at the Brazilian room wedding


All the wonderful vendors of the day:

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Brazilian Room
Hair & Makeup: Susan Stewart & Sherri Shin @ Moss Salon
Florals: Anne Mendenhall
Catering: Wild Thyme
Wedding Cake: Satura Cakes
Gown: Essense of Australia


To view another gorgeous Brazilian Room wedding photographed by Choco Studio visit Brazilian Room Wedding Photos

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Mike and Nat are a husband and wife photography team based in San Francisco Bay Area. Their relaxed style allows them to capture authentic moments while creating a stress-free experience. Choco Studio photographs weddings throughout the San Francisco Bay Area including Napa, Sonoma, Carmel, and Monterey.