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Young girl’s dream becomes a reality. Let her dreams come true at the beautifully landscaped La Grande Wedding & Event Center in a vineyard country setting. Say your I Do’s in the Tuscany Garden or at our Lakeside Gazebos

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Countdown to Your Perfect Wedding

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Wedding of the Season

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How to Partner with the Right Vendors by Alexis Asbe

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Think Local Drink Local!

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Marriage Licenses

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Quick Venue Guide

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Destination Documentation

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Bridal Budget Checklist

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Table of Contents Jewelers Invitations Event Coordinators Caterers Florist Cakes Fashion & Beauty Photographers Entertainment Rentals Officiants Venues Rehearsal Dinners Guest Accommodations Bridal Events Marketplace Travel Transportation Bachelorette Parties

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Broder Jewelery Design 640 Harvest Park Dr. Suite B Brentwood 925.634.6398 Broderjewelry.com

Janko Jewelers 309 Thomas L Way Berkeley Way, Oakland 510.836.586 Jankojewelers.com

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Countdown to Your Perfect Wedding A step-by-step guide to help keep the stars in your eyes, your feet on the ground, and your wedding plans on track.

Women who tackle wedding planning pragmatically — as if it were a work-related project — tend to survive the process with greater ease. Think of yourself as a project manager. Establish an overall framework for completing the work, and set specific intermediate deadlines, schedules and goals. Taken one small step at a time, the detail-laden job becomes less overwhelming. Here is our suggested timetable for the steps you should take in the months, weeks and days leading up to your wedding.

9-12 months before your wedding

• Change your Facebook status to “Engaged” • Choose your wedding date. If you plan to be married in a church, temple or mosque or in a religious service at home, clear the date and time with your clergy. • Set your budget. Take time for a heart-to-heart talk with your fiancé about the budget and style of your wedding, reception and weddingrelated parties, and who pays for what. • Enlist help. Consider hiring a bridal consultant. If your budget won’t stretch that far, ask relatives and close friends to assist you in specific tasks – selecting a dress, interviewing caterers, locating a reception site – especially in areas where you feel you need support. • Compose your guest list. Let out-of-town guests know your wedding is in the works so they can make travel plans. • Reserve your reception site. • Decide on your color scheme. • Choose your wedding attendants. • Select your wedding gown, shoes and accessories. • Decide on bridesmaids’ dresses. • Determine the theme or mood you’d like to establish with the food, table settings, flowers and entertainment at your reception. • Interview caterers, musicians, florists, photographers, videographers and bakers. Get written estimates of their costs. Keep track of your discussions and their bids in a notebook or with wedding-planning app.

6-9 months before your wedding

• Choose your caterer. Remember to get a written contract. • Book your photographer and/or videographer. • Choose your musician(s). • Visit a Skin Care Profeesion • Send out Save-the-Dates • Select your baker and order the cake. • Choose your florist.

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• Shop for wedding rings with your fiancé. • Decide on your honeymoon destination. Work with a travel agent to book your travel and accommodations. • Select your wedding invitations. Don’t forget to purchase personal stationery for the thank-you notes you’ll need to write.

4 months before your wedding

• Register for gifts at one or more bridal-gift registries. • Help both mothers to coordinate and shop for their wedding-day attire. • Select music for your ceremony and reception. • Choose readings for your wedding and write your wedding vows. • Plan a rehearsal dinner for members of your wedding party, your family and out-of-town guests. Reserve the location. • Arrange hotel accommodations for members of the wedding party who live out of town. Reserve a block of rooms for other out-of-town guests, and let them know the rooms are available. Remember to ask for any group discounts or special packages. • Reserve your wedding-day transportation and any other wedding-day rental needs. • Make appointments for gown fittings. • Check the requirements for a marriage license. • Make sure contracts and arrangements are complete with all of your service providers.

3 months before your wedding

• Carefully prepare directions, including simply drawn maps, if necessary, to help guide guests to the wedding and reception, and to hotels. For guests who will travel a long distance to your wedding, consider assembling an information package on fun things to do and see in your area. • Begin addressing invitations and announcements. Select a special stamp at the post office. Invitations should go in the mail six to eight weeks before your big day. • Give the caterer or other food suppliers a close idea of the number of guests you expect. • Make sure all reservations are in place for honeymoon travel. • Check with bridesmaids to make sure they have their gowns and are getting them adjusted. • Shop for gifts for your bridesmaids. Offer to help your fiancé select gifts for his attendants. • Select your “going away” outfit and special items for your trousseau. • Make a date with your photographer for any formal portraits you desire.


east bay bridal wedding ceremony. reception. • Meet with musicians who will provide entertainment • Review the video plans with your videographer. during your reception and orchestrate precisely what • Put together welcome bags for out-of-town guests. you want and when you want it played. 2 weeks before your wedding • Don’t be shy to voice your preferences, down to the • Keep writing those thank-you notes for wedding gifts! volume, favorite songs you’d like to hear or even songs • Pick up your wedding rings. Make sure any special you don’t want played. engraving appears precisely as you • Plan your rehearsal dinner and a lily stein Photography wished. brunch or fun activity for out-of-town • Begin packing for honeymoon. guests to enjoy on the day following your • 1 week before your wedding Make an appointment to have your • Make out final checks for all your hair done just before your portrait vendors. session and again the day or so • Ask a friend or family member to before your wedding. Consider arrange for wedding gifts that may including your bridesmaids in a “day be brought to your reception to be of beauty” before your wedding, with delivered to your home or another safe manicures, hair styling, massages and spot. makeup sessions. • Wrap gifts for bridal attendants and 2 months before your have them ready for the rehearsal dinner. wedding • Reconfirm honeymoon travel and hotel plans. • Mail out your wedding invitations and • Arrange for payments to be made to vendors at the announcements. agreed-upon time. • Finalize the music that will be played during your • Inform your caterer of the final number of guests wedding. Call any guests who haven’t RSVP’d to confirm final • Purchase special accessories for your wedding-day head count. attire. The day before your wedding • Plan a luncheon for your bridesmaids. • Take time to relax and enjoy a massage, manicure and • Make appointments for a hairdresser, makeup artist pedicure. and manicurist. • Traditionally, this is the day for your rehearsal • Finalize honeymoon plans. If you’re traveling ceremony and rehearsal dinner. Have fun! overseas, check again that your passports are current • Turn in early for a good night’s sleep. and that you have any necessary visas. • Gather necessary birth or baptismal certificates you Your Wedding Day may need for your wedding license. • Allow plenty of time for dressing, makeup and

1 month before your wedding

• Get your marriage license. • Have a final fitting of your gown and make sure your attendants have theirs. • Check that your menu selections and service plans are locked in place with the caterer. • Keep writing those thank-you notes on a daily basis! • If you plan a formal dinner for your reception, it’s time to draw up a seating plan and make up place cards. • Check with your florist to confirm dates and times of flower deliveries. • Review your wedding-day transportation plans and make sure drivers are clear about addresses, times and number of passengers. • Make name or address changes official on documents, including driver’s license, Social Security forms and financial accounts. Fill out change-ofaddress forms at the post office. • Meet with your photographer to specify the formal shots you want taken of the bridal party, as well as specific, candid shots you’d like taken during the

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• If you plan on photography before the ceremony, allow ample time so you’re not rushed. • Relax, and remember: This is your special day, the result of all your careful planning. Now it’s time to enjoy. Take a deep breath. Refuse to let any glitch get to you. Savor every moment of this sacred day. Let your joy and happiness shine through.

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Event Coordinators

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Caterers

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Florists

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Bloomies on Main LLC The Tri- Valley’s Premier Wedding Florist

www.bloomiesonmainca.com

925- 931- 1290

6654 Koll Center Pkwy Suite 150 Pleasanton, CA Serving weddings since 1989

The Flower Shop

137 Parrott St. San Leandro, CA 510-859-7166 www.the-flowershop.com

Weddings for all Budgets starting at $15900

Bridal Bouquet starting at 9999

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Las Pacita’s Salvadorean Bakery Beautiful Wedding Cakes starting as low as $175

510.667.0441

14760 E. 14th Street, San Leandro

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If you don’t want the regular bakery item Come See A Cake Lady Creation 925.525.9051 www.acakeladycreations.com facebook.com/acakelady Specializing in Made-to-order Wedding Cakes & Pastries

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Sweetheart Bridal We specialize in bridal gowns for EVERYbody, carrying samples in sizes16 and above that are hand-selected for brides of all sizes in mind.

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Conscious Wedding Planning:

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How To Partner With The Right Vendors

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hen it comes to planning one of the most memorable events in one’s life, choosing the right people to work with is more important than one may expect. With potential for high stress and high spending, choosing to actually create a partnership with vendors can make for a smooth process and desirable outcome. Here are a few things to consider when choosing your potential wedding dream team: 1. Did they call you back? How and when a vendor responds to your inquiry is an indication of their business integrity and how they may respond in the future. If they indicate when they’ll respond and deliver as promised, this may be an indicator of their future reliability. 2. Map your expectations. How a vendor works, their process, what their business hours are, their preferred method of contact (text, email, phone, etc.), when they require payments, and what they need from you to be successful are all questions they should be able to answer prior to signing a contract or exchanging funds. Expectation without communication is a recipe for disappointment. 3. Don’t solely rely on word-of-mouth recommendations. Just because your friend loves someone doesn’t mean they’re necessarily a good fit for you. Have you ever met or dated someone who your friend adores just to find out they have an irritating tick

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that makes you crazy? This is true about hiring professionals, too. Be sure you feel that you can actually work well together; don’t just take a buddy’s word. 4. Easygoing is not always easy to work with. Partnering with an easygoing professional might seem like it would be stressless, but the right vendor has a tried and true system, process, and plan to produce the service or product you need. A good professional knows what to expect, can help you anticipate what needs to be addressed, and even has a good backup plan. 5. Do they actually GET you? If a vendor feels disconnected or not present, you may want to keep looking. If they aren’t passionate about their craft or work, walk away. Select partners that leave you feeling peaceful yet excited about this journey and not like a walking wallet. While business is important, relationships always trump money; since this is an event that’s sacred to you and yours, it’s OK to ask for a balance of both. Finally, remember that wedding professionals are humans, too. For the best outcome ask how you can be a great fit for them, too. Always be kind and treat others the way you want to be treated; you’re attempting to create a wedding dream team after all. Just trust your gut, read the fine print, and make sure they’re with you on your winning team.

Alexis Asbe founded one of Northern California’s leading wedding and special event companies. She is a wife, mother, consultant, speaker, health & wellness advocate, and best-selling author of At the Altar in Your Underwear.

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Picture Perfect Photography You only have one chance to get gorgeous wedding photographs that you’ll cherish for a lifetime. Here are the seven most important questions you can ask a potential photographer if you’d prefer to avoid ending up with so-so photos that will simply collect dust. • How many years of experience do you have? • What are your package prices, and what do they include? • How would you run the day? • Could you define your style? • Can I see full weddings? • Can I talk to other brides? •Tell me a bit about yourself?

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Entertainment

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21st Century Sounds 3195 Danville Blvd., Ste. 7, Alamo 925.938.2858 21stcenturysounds.com

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Boogie Lights Entertainment

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A Pretty Presentation Shine the spotlight on local labels by finding fun ways to make them an active part of your big day’s events, says Christopher Chan, director of wine and spirits at The Rainier Club, a historic private club and event space in Seattle. He suggests starting the reception with a “Wine Tasting Bar.” Select two each of your state’s best white and red wines and pair them with trays of hors d’oeuvres. Syrah is a winner with lamb, for example, while the sweetness of a dry sémillon is sublime with crab cakes. For suds-lovers, Chan recommends hosting a microbrew station. Fill tubs with ice and a variety of local brews that range from bright, hoppy pale ales to dark, malty ambers and porters. 32 • EASTBAYBRIDAL.COM Spring/Summer 2017


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As for spirits, prepare a buildyour-own bar that features a local vodka or gin along with a variety of mixers, such as fresh juices and specialty sodas, and ingredients like seasonal herbs and berries. “If you opt for station-style dinner service, another way to highlight one or all of these beverages is to pair each table with the wine, beer or cocktail that suits that particular cuisine best,” says Jessica Pennington, owner and lead planner for Stella Event Design in St. Joseph, Mich. But even if you decide to keep all the bottles behind the bar, she suggests including the background information on cute signs and/or your menu cards.

Smart Sourcing Your caterer will likely have advice about which regional beverages are the best match for the food being served, but if you are able to procure your own alcohol and you really want to go local, chat with the folks at an area wine shop, Chan says. Not only do these vino aficionados have an insider’s point of view on delicious wines at affordable prices, they often carry craft beers and can typically weigh in on the best local spirits. Plus, many wine shops offer a 10to 20-percent discount when you buy in bulk, notes Pennington, as do many wineries, breweries, distilleries and grocery stores. If you really want to show off some higher-end bottles but also have a limited budget, the answer is portion control, says Chan. Feature that favorite spirit in a specialty cocktail and, when guests are seated, have waiters pour small glasses of wine and beer as a special treat to kick off dinner. Or go with Pennington’s sweet tip: Stick with cheaper products in the bar, but offer a really splendid local dessert wine with the cake for a fabulous flavor combination that guests won’t soon forget. Spring/Summer 2017 EASTBAYBRIDAL.COM • 33


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Wedding Officiating Chuck & Debby

Romantic Wedding Ceremonies

Bay Area/Northern California

Email: deb2wed@yahoo.com (925) 485- 0139

Catholic/ Spiritual Weddings Garden, Home, Reception, Church accepting outside clergy. Special Circumstances, Divorced, Mixed or without a Religion.

• Personal and Customized Wedding Ceremonies

White Robed Monks of St. Benedict

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• Nondenominational Wedding Ceremonies • 5-Star Wedding Wire & Yelp Reviews • Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award Winner • Voted Top 5 Wedding Officiants in the Bay Area

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Marriage Licenses

By Lindsay Gower

It’s the must-have accessory for every bride: A Marriage License! So let’s review the basics you need to know about getting licensed to wed.

GETTING THE LICENSE

Both bride and groom must go, in person together, to a County Clerk’s office. In California, you can go to the Clerk’s Office in any county; it does not need to be the county in which you are having the wedding. Neither of you needs to be a California resident to apply for a California marriage license. No blood test or medical exam is required and there is no waiting period: You apply, pay, and receive the license then and there.

YOU BOTH MUST:

• Be at least 18 years old. If you’re younger, you need consent of parent or guardian. • Bring a government- issued valid picture ID (such as a driver’s license) that includes your full legal name and date of birth. • If you have been married before, bring Proof of Dissolution. You cannot apply for a marriage license if you are married, even if your divorce is almost final.

WHAT TO DO WITH THE LICENSE

You receive an unsigned license. Here’s what happens to make it an official wedding certificate: • The license is good anywhere in California, regardless of which county issued it. It’s valid for 90 days. If 90 days pass before a wedding ceremony, you must get a new license. • Before the wedding, give the license to the person who’ll officiate at the ceremony. The officiant is required to review the license before conducting the ceremony. It’s a good idea to bring it to the rehearsal for go over it with the officiant, and of course bring it to the wedding. • After the ceremony, the officiant will complete and sign the license, and have it signed by bride, groom and at least one witness. • The officiant will return the license to the County Clerk’s office within 10 days of the ceremony, so it can be officially recorded. Once recorded, you can buy a copy of your wedding certificate (depending on the county, you don’t receive one automatically).

WHERE TO APPLY IN THE EAST BAY

In both Contra Costa and Alameda you can apply at the County Clerk’s office during weekdays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Their offices close at 4:30, so they request you arrive by 4:00 to have time to complete the paperwork. Contra Costa County Clerk 555 Escobar Street Martinez CA 925-646-2360

Alameda County Clerk-Recorder 1106 Madison Street Oakland CA 510- 272-6362

Their web page regarding licenses is: www.ccclerkrec.us/clerk/marriage

Their web page regarding licenses is: www.acgov.org/auditor/clerk/ml.htm

The fee is $86 for the license, payable by cash or debit card. You can get a copy of the marriage certificate, after it is recorded, for $19.

The fee is $81.00 for the license and a certificate of marriage and $17.00 for 1 certificate copy.

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Venues

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CONCORD CLARION HOTEL The combined 6,000-square foot luxurious space at the Concord Clarion Hotel is rich, dynamic, and functional for all occasions. is knowledgeable and accommodating, to provide you with

Save the Date!

We still have banquet space available for 2017 – including our newly renovated ballroom – forWeddings, Showers, and other family/corporate Events. Capacity 400+ • Price $$ 1050 Burnett Avenue, Concord, CA • (925) 566-8820 www.ConcordClarion.com• Sales@ConcordClarion.com Spring/Summer 2017 EASTBAYBRIDAL.COM • 37


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Beautiful outdoor wedding site Indoor banquet seating for 330 guests Caterers dream kitchen Elegant pre-function area Ample parking

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PLAN YOUR

DREAM WEDDING IN CONCORD

From simple settings to extravagant affairs, Concord has several venues where you can: • Choose between indoor and/or outdoor spaces in a warm, romantic setting • Customize your event down to the tiniest detail • Celebrate your special day in style with a selection of elegant amenities n Pho zie Lyn Maken

Let us help make your vision a reality. Go to VisitConcordCA.com/wedding-planners to learn more.

Questions to ask when choosing a venue: • What’s the décor like? • Does it fit your style, colors and budget? • Will you have to spend a lot of money to make it beautiful? • Is there a space for the bride & groom to change? • Do they have an in-house caterer and do you like the food? • Can you bring in your own caterer? • Are there overtime charges? • Is there a wedding coordinator on-site? • Is there a back-up plan if the location is outdoors? 42 • EASTBAYBRIDAL.COM Spring/Summer 2017

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Jack London Square #2 Broadway, Oakland www.scottsjls.com (510)444-5969

Located in the heart of Jack London Square, Scott’s offers the highest quality menu selection, personalized service and privacy with our seven beautiful banquet rooms.

Do” … at Oakland Zoo Scott’s Catering will provide the perfect setting for your wedding reception, with views encompassing the Oakland Estuary and the San Francisco skyline.

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Simply Perfect Crow Canyon Country Club is the Bay Area’s best-kept secret for planning a once-in-a-lifetime wedding.

• Exquisite Menu Options • Spectacular View of Mt. Diablo Hills • Certifited Wedding Professionals • Elegant Grand Ballroom with Patio Access • Customized Wedding Packages Crow Canyon Country Club 925.735.5718 www.crow-canyon.com 711 Silver Lake Drive Danville, CA 94526

Crow Canyon Park & Hall Wedding & Event Venue

Total Wedding Packages 150 Guests Only $3,99500 Food & Venue

Up to 500 Guests Outside Catering Allowed!

Photo courtesy of API baywed.com

Spectacular panoramic view of The Bay Area and Mt. Diablo. Your choice of: .Indoor 300 Guests .Outdoor 2,000 Guests .Poolside wedding .Gazebo .Rustic Tree Setting .Hilltop with spectacular view Bring your own Caterer or use ours

Crow Canyon Road between San Ramon and Castro Valley

8000 Crow Canyon Road Castro Valley, CA 94552 (510) 582-1630 www.crowcanyonpark.com

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Multi-Ethnic Food Choices, American, Italian, Mexican, Indian & Afghan We Do Outside Catering including Liquor 250 G/-.-5 ()),-5R5hkf5Guests in Garden www.centuryhousegardens.com 37447 Fremont Blvd., Fremont BkgfC5mol7flfl5R5(turyhouse@sbcglobal.net


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VINEYARDS A family owned winery & vineyard

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For the Bay Area Wedding of Your Dreams! BERKELEY MARINA

• Stunning Views of the Bay • Full Service Catering • Seating for 600 • Wedding Receptions • Rehearsal Dinners • Bridal Showers • Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties

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Quick Guide To Our Venues... Location

G = Garden P = Patio V = View Max Starting Price Ceremony W = WaterfrontCapacity per person ($)Area Avail.

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Century House & Gardens

37447 Fremont Blvd. 510-796-0606 www.centuryhousegardens.com

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Benicia Historical Museum

2060 Camel Rd., Benicia 707.745.5435 www.beniciahistoricalmuseum.org

Brentwood Community Center 35 Oak St., Brentwood 925.516.5444 www.brentwoodca.gov

Castlewood Country Club

707 Country Club Circle, Pleasanton 925.846.2871 www.castlewoodcc.org

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Metropolitan

10051 Doolittle Dr., Oakland 510.253.2143 www.playmetro.com/weddings

City of Walnut Creek

301 N. San Carlos Dr. Walnut Creek 925.256.3575 www.ci.walnutcreek.ca

Clarion Hotel

1050 Burnett Ave., Concord 925.566.8820 www.clarionconcord.net

Crow Canyon Country Club 711 Silver Lake Dr., Danville 925.735.5718 www.crow-canyon.com

Doubletree by Hilton Berkeley Marina 200 Marina Blvd., Berkeley 510.548.7920

www.doubletreeberkeleymarina.com

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel

39900 Balentine Dr., Newark 510.490.8390 www.doubletree.hilton.com/newark

Garre Vineyard & Winery

7986 Tesla Road, Livermore 925.371.8200 www.garrewinery.com

La Grande Wedding & Event Center 1799 Carpenter Rd., Oakley 925.435.4461 www.thelagrande.com

La Quinta Inn & Suites

6275 Dublin Blvd., Dublin 925.828.9393 www.lq.com

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Quick Guide To Our Venues... Location Retzlaff Vineyards

1356 South Livermore Ave., Livermore 925.447.8941 www.Retzlaffwinery.com

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Scott’s Seafood

#2 Broadway, Oakland 510.444.5969 www.scottsjls.com

Sequoyah Country Club 4550 Heafey Rd., Oakland 510.632.2900 www.sequoyahcc.com

Shadelands Ranch Museum

2660 Ygnacio Valley Rd., Walnut Creek 925.935.7871 www.wchistory.com

Snow Building

9777 Golf Links Rd., Oakland 510.632.9595 x200 www.oaklandzoo.org

St. Andrews Church

1601 Mary Dr., Pleasant Hill 925.685.4720 www.standrews-pcusa.org

Royal Palace Fremont

6058 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont 510.690.8900 www.royalpalacefremont.com Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley 1 Lawson Rd., Kensington 510.525.0391 x302 www.uucb.org

U. of CA Berkeley Memorial Stadium 210 Stadium Rim Way, Berkeley 510.642.2730

www.californiamemorialstadium.com

Waterfront Hotel

10 Washington St., Oakland 510.836.3800 www.waterfronthoteloakland.com

Wedgewood Brentwood

100 Summerset Dr., Brentwood 925.392.7638 www.wedgewoodbanquet.com

Metropolitan

10051 Doolittle Dr., Oakland 510.253.2143 www.wedgewoodbanquet.com

Wedgewood San Ramon

9430 Firecrest Lane, San Ramon 925.808.7352 www.wedgewoodbanquet.com

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Celebrate Your Life's Momentous Occasions With Us

“Best God-Given View” - 2003 East Bay Express

From the serene and elegant chapel to the splendid bay views off the terrace and atrium, and our ample banquet facilities, our hilltop sanctuary is the perfect choice for your special day!

1 Lawson Road Kensington CA www.uucb.org-events@uucb.org

(510) 525-0391, ext 302

Celebrating over 100 years

Sequoyah Country Club Golf

Membership

Weddings

4550 Heafey road, oakland Ca (510) 632-2900 of business in

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Shadelands Ranch Museum managed and maintained by

Gorgeous garden and tree canopied venue Choose romantic gazebo or rustic tree setting or both! VERY AFFORDABLE $350.00 Bring your own caterer-no restrictions make your day special! www.wchistory.info

925.935.7871

2660 Ygnacio Valley Rd. Walnut Creek

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

·3,000 Square Foot Venue ·200 Guests ·Modern Commercial Kitchen ·Bridal Room

Call today for a tour!

1601 Mary Dr. Pleasant Hill, CA (925)685-4720 standrews-pcusa.org

Make the Most of every Celebration

Whether it’s a business meeting, birthday party, or the celebration of a lifetime…The City of Walnut Creek has a facility for you! Choose from a variety of settings prices, and bring your own caterer to customize your party. Big or small, we can do it all. Weddings · Birthdays Graduations · Retirements Bat/Bar Mitzvah Parties Anniversaries Team Sport Ceremonies Community Meetings Business Meetings Retreats · Memorials · Picnics Contact the Facility Rental rentals@walnut-creek.org For more information please visit walnut-creek.org/rentals Spring/Summer 2017 EASTBAYBRIDAL.COM • 49


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The Ultimate Entertainment Venue for your Wedding Reception, Bachelor/Bachelorette Party, Rehearsal Dinner or Gift Opening

Chef inspired menus Liquor packages plus craft beer bar Customized entertainment options Located in Jack London Square’s historic waterfront setting

98 Broadway, Oakland • 510.817.0980 • plankOakland.com

Terra Mia Italian Restaurant Fresh Fish Daily Brunch

Sat & Sun 10:30am-2:30pm Private Parties & Catering Welcome Open 7 Days a Week

Fine Wine & Full Bar - Take Out Individuals & Parties

Dinner Daily 5-9:30pm Mon-Fri Lunch 11am-2:30 pm Available for Private Parties

Homemade Pasta, Pizza & Dessert Made from scratch!

Truly Warm Italian Atmosphere 4040 East Avenue, Livermore, CA • (925) 456-3333 FOR RESERVATIONS : www.terramialivermore.com Big Parking Lot Available 50 • EASTBAYBRIDAL.COM Spring/Summer 2017


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A Taste of Italy in Downtown Alameda The Ideal Place for Wedding Rehearsal Dinners and All Your Memorable Occasions Dinners starting at $40 all inclusive Buffet Delivery Service Available

Diner’s Choice for Romantic Dining

1332 Park Street • Alameda, CA 510.769.4828 • ceraunavolta.us

East Counties premier venue for rehersal dinners, receptions & parties.

Serving groups from 12 to 110 guests

301 Oak St. Brentwood www.sweeneysgrill.com

925- 634- 5192

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Community Center

Up to 300 people • A la carte Facility Bring your own caterers to our commercial kitchen

925.516.5444

ParksAndRecreation@brentwoodca.gov

35 Oak Street, Brentwood

Jack London Square #2 Broadway, Oakland www.scottsjls.com (510)444-5969

Located in the heart of Jack London Square, Scott’s offers the highest quality menu selection, personalized service and privacy with our seven beautiful banquet rooms.

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Leave the driving to us! FREE shuttle service available to all Tri-Valley wineries, golf courses and other wedding venues!

The Ideal Hotel Accomodations for your Wedding Guests in the Livermore Wine Country

2929 Constitution Drive Livermore, California $POUBDUPVS4BMFT0ĂŻDFt Visit us online at: www.marriott.com/oaklm

Have your rehearsal dinner or post wedding brunch on site! Catered Events for up to 80 people Free Breakfast • 42� HD TV Free Wi-Fi, Suites & Jacuzzi Suites Call for bridal group rate discounts

925-828-9393

6275 Dublin Blvd, Dublin • www.lq.com

Livermore Wine Country

Upon booking your wedding reception at the hotel, we will offer a complimentary water view room! Room rates starting at $109 Friday - Sunday 10 Washington Street, Oakland CA 94607 510.836.3800 www.waterfronthoteloakland.com

Your wedding guests will enjoy our newly renovated property with easy access to all Livermore Valley Wedding Venues and Downtown Livermore (925) 606-6060

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Bridal Events

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Luxe Bridal Show 2017 Schedule Pauley Ballroom | UC Berkely January 8 2p.m-6.pm Grand Hyatt San Francisco February 12 2p.m-6p.m Hilton SFO/ Burlingame March 5 2p.m-6p.m

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Hyatt Regency SFO/Burlingame March 19 2p.m-6p.m Doubletree Berkely April 4 2p.m-6p.m The Marker/ San Francisco May 7 2p.m-6.pm Marines ‘s Memorial Club San Francisco June 11 2p.m-6p.m


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Say “Thank You” for coming the French Way! 192 Market Place San Ramon (925)804-6261

Brushstrokes

& Wine Notes Capture the unique spirit of your wedding or reception with artist Sharon Costello painting it live on canvas as the event unfolds.

Ask about our Bridal and Wine Parties BrushstrokesAndWineNotes.com (925)321-0214 Sharon_Costellosbcglobal.net 56 • EASTBAYBRIDAL.COM Spring/Summer 2017


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coffee made simple.

Make your special day a memorable one. paperflowerbackdrops.com

Personalize your own coffee bar with unique flavors for your guests on your special day.

paperflowersbayarea@gmail.com (650) 804-9315 Lowest Rates, Quality Service Coffee Fanatics contact us!

985.768.9912

www.beanwaterco.com

Swiss Cheese Childcare A Remarkable approach to the Art of Babysitting On-site professional and fun childcare to support your Wedding or Corporate Event. ·Insured ·References (510) 629-1949 478 Santa Clara Ave, Suite 200 swisscheesechildcare.com Oakland, CA 94610 Spring/Summer 2017 EASTBAYBRIDAL.COM • 57


Travel

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Aeromexico 1.800.237.6639 aeromexico.com

Cruise Planners 510.400.7090 igoaway-cp.com

Hacienda Encantada Resort & Spa 1.855.484.4790 haciendaencantada.com

Travel Bug 2269 Third St., Livermore 925.447.4300 travelbuglivermore.com

TRAVEL BUG LIVERMORE

(925) 447-4300 For All Your Travel Needs... • Destination Weddings • Honeymoons • Wedding Registry Services • Cruises • Tours • Vacations

Princess Cruises Now Leaving the San Francisco Port to: • Panamal Canal • Hawaii • Mexico • Alaska • Pacific Coast Cruise

In business since 1979

www.travelbuglivermore.com • tvlbg@aol.com

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Destination Documentation

All exotic abroad honeymoons start with the same thing - a passport

BY TIMOTHY R. SCHULTE CTW FEATURES

As the gray skies of winter creep in, tropical locales become all the more alluring. But couples planning to jet off to a foreign paradise after tying the knot need to get one thing taken care of first: the passport. If you don’t yet have a passport, right now would be a great time to start the application process At the start of November, applications were being processed in four to six weeks (two to three if expedited); during busier travel periods like the summer the wait can be longer - not good if you’re mypassport-needs-to-arrive-soon window is small. So what do you need to do?

1. Complete Form DS-11: Application For A U.S. Passport

You must apply in person at an Acceptance Facility, such as a post office, or Passport Agency. Do not sign the form until instructed to do so by the Acceptance Agent. Also, be sure to have all the required documentation, which we’ll get to.

2. Submit Evidence of U.S. Citizenship

Evidence of U.S. citizenship must be submitted with Form DS-11, such as: • Certified birth certificate issued by the city, county or state • Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth • Naturalization Certificate of Citizenship

3. Present Identification

Acceptable identification includes: • Naturalization Certificate • Valid Driver’s License • Current Government ID (city, state or federal) • Current Military ID (military and dependents) Submit a Photocopy of the ID Presented Above The front and back side of the ID document on 8.5-by-11 paper

4. Pay the Application Fee

Currently the rates are $110 for a Passport Book and $140 for a Passport Book + Passport Card, plus a $25 execution fee.

5. Provide 2 Passport Photos

You’ll need two identical 2-by-2 color photos to be used for your passport. Many pharmacy and office-supply stores offer passport-photo services. For specific details, visit travel.state. com. Smile, and enjoy your trip! Spring/Summer 2017 EASTBAYBRIDAL.COM • 61


Transportation

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Weddings • Bachelorette Parties • Airport Transportation • Corporate Events

We make it our mission to understand and anticipate your every need – whether you require extreme discretion and privacy, or seek to “go big or go home!” – Dial 7’s Car Service will customize your ride to suit.

(925) 777-7770

www.Dial7Trans.com

Weddings Bachelorette•Bachelor Parties•Rehearsal Dinners• Showers•Airport•Wine Tours•San Francisco Tours• Sporting Events•Concerts•Corporate Events

TCP 9438 the utmost in comfort and elegance. Professionally with excellent service for 21 years.

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Bachelorette Parties Asia SF 201 9th St., San Francisco 415.255.2742 asiasf.com

Livermore Wine Trolley 925.989.0421 livermorewinetrolley.com

POGO Events 415.404.9063 pogoevents.com

Pure Romance 408.781.2448 pureromance.com/donnaserrano

Spread the

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The time is right for a girls’ night. Get ready to laugh, learn, and get free gifts at a Pure Romance Party.

Want to host a party? Contact your local Consultant:

Donna Serrano 408-781-2448

donnavalhalla@yahoo.com

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Accomodations Bachelor/ Bachelorette Party Beauty Bride’s Gown Caterer Ceremony DJ/Videographer Favors/Wedding Party Gifts Flowers Groom’s Tux Invitations/Stationary Honeymoon Jewelery Limo/Transportation Photographer Rehearsal Dinner Rentals Venue Wedding Consultant Total Cost 64 • EASTBAYBRIDAL.COM Spring/Summer 2017

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