We couldn’t wait to be a part of this relaxed, lakeside wedding at the Temescal Beach House in Oakland, CA. Kelsey Robinson is the Kelsey of The Whole Cake, who makes the most delicious desserts and cakes we’ve ever tasted. We knew this baking diva would put a lot of her own personality into this intimate event. With only 70 guests gathered by the water, Kelsey and Karl said their “I Do’s” and partied far into the night.
Kelsey and Karl’s invitation suite was simple and colorful, with an artistic rendering of the beach house and watercolors of flowers. The backdrop for the day was the beautiful Temescal lake and it’s lush surrounding hills. Kelsey’s friend did her hair and makeup while the bridesmaids relaxed and nibbled on snacks. The bride was completely relaxed and happy! Kelsey chose a simple “undone” updo, with romantic waves. Brides: remember to stay hydrated on your big day! Not only will it make your skin look fabulous, but you won’t get a dry throat when you’re saying your vows. (We can’t promise that you won’t cry!) Kelsey’s makeup was done in peachy tones that look delicious with her freckled skin and red hair. Her bridesmaids wore grecian-style flowy green dresses that are super flattering on both girls. Kelsey chose some studded electric blue strappy heels for her bridal shoes! Rock and Roll! Soulflower made up gorgeous floral wreaths for Kelsey and her bridesmaids to wear – so romantic!
What a gorgeous bride! Yellow, green, and white flowers make up Kelsey’s beautiful, sprawling bouquet.
Kelsey and Karl have a sweet “first glance” moment! Every bride needs a good twirl in her dress! There’s so much love in the air! Kelsey and Karl are so adorable. The lakeside trees were the perfect spot for some pre-nuptual romantic shots! Pick your bridesmaids wisely: sometimes just two besties are all you need!
These beautiful girls look angelic in their yellow wreaths! Love the contrast of the grey and blue groomsmen with the navy and yellow groom! The ceremony decor was simple but impactful: lots of greenery made for a lush backdrop. The ring bearer looks precious in some stylish suspenders and newsboy cap! He even has a little blue bowtie! The flower girls sported tulle skirts and big smiles! Our beautiful bride makes her way down the aisle toward her smiling groom. Kelsey and Karl look blissful during their ceremony.
The triumphant couple emerges! We’ll put up more details soon, including some amazing reception decor, dancing with masks, and Kelsey’s gorgeous cake! Stay tuned!
x0- Milou + Olin