Intimate Backyard Wedding in Oakland // Alex and Haley


Want to know a little secret? I absolutely love small weddings just as much as I love the big ones. It’s not too often that I get to photograph them, but when I do they always blow me away with their beauty and intimacy. Alex and Haley had a romantic, intimate backyard wedding in Oakland this past September and I’m so thrilled to be sharing it on the blog with you guys.

How did Alex and Haley meet and get engaged?

Alex works for a utility company and he was sent on an emergency job to San Luis Obispo. Luckily for Alex, Haley also went to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo so he reached out to her through their friend Kristy, and it honestly was just right from the get-go. They’ve been together pretty much ever since! And when it came time to propose, Alex pulled out all the stops. He surprised Haley with a gorgeous ring, surrounded by their closest friends. They were in Pismo Beach, and Alex lined a path with rose petals; how romantic is that!?

Planning their intimate backyard wedding in Oakland

Haley and Alex originally wanted to get married on 10/10/20, but quickly found out that all their favorite vendors were booked. So instead of waiting, they opted for a very short engagement and tied the knot the backyard of a family friend! The property was so beautiful and romantic, and made for the perfect backdrop for all of the photos. They had lush greenery, fun signage and beautiful table settings, but I think my favorite part of their wedding was that they skipped the traditional wedding cake. In lieu of a cake, they opted for cookies from Old Towne Danville Bakery and they were absolutely delicious.

 Thank you Alex and Haley for inviting me to be part of your intimate wedding! Congratulations and best wishes for an incredible marriage!

I would also like to thank the amazing vendor team that came together for Alex and Haley’s intimate backyard wedding in Oakland!

wedding cookies Old Towne Danville Bakerycatering Simply Eleganceflorist Fresh Petals; rentals Pleasanton Rentals and A Grande Affairbridal gown Blossoms Bridal & Formalgroom’s suit Macy’sbeauty Glam on the Go; invitations Shutterfly

Having a backyard wedding in 2020? I love photographing them, so get in touch!

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