16th Street Station, Kristin and Matt / by Jena Garlinghouse

There’s so much to say about Kristin and Matt’s amazing wedding day. They came to me about 8 months before their wedding day with a few very unique (but even more-so amazing) requests, which were:

  1. Please include a cirque du soleil-type performance

  2. Dance instructors that will teach all 100+ wedding guests the tango

  3. Oh and we’d love for all of this to be held in an abandoned train station in Oakland that does not have any power, running water, or toilets!

With nothing but excitement (and a little fear because let’s be honest, this was quite the task), I dove in and started planning. We enlisted the best of the best Bay Area vendors, developed productive, supportive relationships with each and every one of them that allowed us to actually pull this thing off, and when their wedding day rolled around, it went off without a hitch (well except for one… Kristin and Matt got hitched). Get it!?

Take a peek at the gorgeous video below by Tews Visuals and the photos shot by the very talented Miki Vargas Photography. These do a beautiful job at showcasing what an awesome, incredibly fun wedding this was.

Here’s to hoping for more acrobatics and tango lessons in future weddings!

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