Holly and Blake's Berkeley Tilden Park Regional Parks Botanic Garden wedding

Holly & Blake’s Tilden Park Wedding

Holly and Blake Tilden Park Botanic Gardens wedding photos - 3 - first look
Holly and Blake did a memorable “first look” before it was time for photos and the ceremony.

Holly and Blake’s Story

Holly and Blake met in 2011 when they both lived on the other side of the country in Washington, DC. On one of the hottest summer days that year, they ventured out to the National Zoo for their very first date and the rest is history. They have fond memories of venturing out from Holly’s Capitol Hill home to visit Eastern Market on the weekends, finding foods for Blake to cook for Holly. (So sweet!)

In 2015, they moved to our lovely Bay Area. One they were settled in, they joyously invited their friends and family to celebrate their new home.

Since they love to spend time outdoors, Holly and Blake quickly discovered the wide array of beauty that the East Bay Parks have to offer. Tilden Park is one of their favorite spots, (it’s definitely one of ours too!) so Regional Parks Botanic Garden was a perfect fit for their ceremony. They only had 20 guests, most from out of town, so they wanted a place perfect for a smaller wedding while showing off the very best of the area.

After their picturesque outdoor ceremony, everyone headed to Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden in Alameda. It’s one of their absolute favorite weekend spots, so it was another easy choice for them.

We think they did a simply lovely job of showcasing some of the very best that the East Bay has to offer while celebrating their love with their closest friends and family. Congratulations Holly and Blake, and thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of this very special day!


Florist – Dandelion Flower Shop
Hair – Salon 1500
Makeup – Jessica Saltzer

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