Darren and Jenny were born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area.  They attended San Francisco State University, and graduated on the very same day.  They both moved to LA in March of 2006 and have mutual friends from back home.  Despite all of the coincidences between San Francisco and Los Angeles, their paths never crossed.  Life intervened and, unbeknownst to them, made them wait until the time was right.  That time came in February of 2008 when a friend introduced them over instant messaging.  They chatted during work, and after a bit, decided to get dinner together.  Darren had no idea what Jenny looked like however, with Jenny’s womanly instincts, she cheated and found pictures of Darren on the Internet!  The date went well, and the rest as they say, is history.

Jenny and Darren wanted to express themselves in a way that represented them as a couple which was fresh, with hints of classic and whimsy.  Their venue was at the gorgeous rooftop garden of the Kaiser building in Oakland, California.  I loved their idea of doing a “first look- NO-look.” It was great being able to watch them be playful, nervous, and excited to touch each other and feel each other’s energy right before their nuptials.  Overall, they wanted their wedding to have style and a whole lot of fun and I think they did a great job reflecting that.

Darren and Jenny, thank you for sharing such a special day with me and for making me feel like we’ve known each other for decades!  You guys are such a sweet and fun loving couple.  We love  you guys!

Special thanks to Matt for your assistance.



Venue – Kaiser Garden –

Wedding Planner/Coordinator – Vanessa De La Cruz –

Catering – Small Thyme Catering –

Rentals – AM Party Rentals –

Photographer – Letlove Photography –

Cake – Nora’s Patisserie –

Flowers – Rosy Posy – Tina Tanaka-

DJ – DJ Scotty Fox –

Rings – Mee Seng Gem Cutters –

Bride’s Dress:  Angel Sanchez-

Groom’s Suit:

Groomsmen suits:

Bridesmaid dresses: J’aime Bridal

Makeup Artist:  Janet Laureta 408-391-7480

Hair Artist:  Glenda Pettijohn-



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