Edwina & Thomas’ Glam Wedding at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza in Berkeley



Edwina & Thomas Tie the Knot

It was love at first sight when they met at Pinole Valley High and were sweethearts then ‘til now.  She an accomplished Choreographer who danced her way to his heart.  He’s the NFL’s top Safety with the Atlanta Falcons who scored a touchdown and fell in love.  With them are their amiable English Bulldogs named Sir Lester DeCoud and Leela Mary Jane DeCoud.  Both Lester and LeeLa’s dispositions are equable and kind, resolute and courageous, with a demeanor that is pacific and dignified – Thomas and Edwina’s precious gems.

These two have been inseparable from the very start.  And now they have finally tied the knot last May 19th at the majestic Hotel Shattuck Plaza.

Their spellbinding, magical Wedding design replicated to that of a Vintage Hollywood Private Club replete with vivacious colors of Red, Black and White with embellishments of Feathers, Flowers and Bling!  “19”, or rather XIX, is a very sentimental number and had special meaning to both of them.  His birthday is on March 19th … hers on April 19th … and their Wedding on May 19th – even their Bridal Suite was #519!

These gorgeous images were beautifully captured by the dynamic duo of Brook and Alisa Todd with A+B Photography.  And I would be remiss if i didn’t give special kudos to my incomparable “Wedding Dream Team” who were all masters of their craft in helping me put together this “Wedding Masterpiece”!

Lastly, to my fabulous Newlyweds, Edwina and Thomas – thank you so very much for giving me this opportunity, and for your love and newfound friendship.  Congratulations!

Wedding Planning & Event Design  |  Duncan Reyes, Mimi Renfro-Rodriguez, Marlen Abolafia and Jason Mitchell

f. duncan reyes events by design

Cake  |  Edith Meyer

Edith Meyer Wedding Cakes

Catering, Venue and Hotel Accommodations  |  Greg Mauldin, Scott Slocum, Jacob Schroth, Bethany Day, Tram Nguyen, Cindy Dovinh and Holly Haber

Hotel Shattuck Plaza

Entertainment (Ceremony Pianist)  |  Joey Muller

Entertainment (DJ’s)  |  DJ Defilade (aka Trevor Getter)

Event Rentals  |  Mindy Roark-Aldridge

Classic Party Rentals

Floral “Football Ring Pillow”  | Laurel Ann Winzler

Laurel Ann Winzler Designs

Floral Design  |  Linnae Asiel and Jonathan Gomez, and Meg Ethridge

Asiel Design

Food Truck 1  |  Zak Silverman and Lauren Claire Smith

Doc’s of the Bay

Food Truck 2  |  King Lei

What’s Up Dog!

Hair and Make-Up  |  Alana Schober

Lighting Design and XIX Dog Pillow  |  StefaNia Contreras, Carolina Johnson, Jerome Danger and Dan Knight

Atmosphere Lighting

Officiant  |  Rev. Philip Lawson

Parking Accommodations  |  Luis Platero

Allston Parking Garage

Photo Booth  |  Gene Kosoy and Suganthi Jeganathan

Snapfiesta, Inc.

Photography (Engagement)  |  Orbie Pullen
Orbie Pullen Photography

Photography (Wedding Day)  |  Brook and Alisha Todd, and Zack Todd
A+B Photography

Piano Rental  |  Dennis, Eric and Mateo
D.C. Piano Company

Security  |  ABC Security Services, Inc.

Transportation  |  Corinthian Ground Transportation Services

Tuxedo  |  Men’s Wearhouse

Videography  |  David Ethridge, Ryan Black, Billy Kessler and Richard Grover of AVR Films

Wedding Rehearsal Dinner  |  Miyuki Restaurant