It’s always a joy when my clients take me back to my alma mater, UC Berkeley. As a Berkeley alum, I’m excited to now be one of the preferred planners for their onsite wedding & event venue, The Faculty Club. Funny story, I actually graduated on the Faculty Club lawn from the Philosophy Department back in the day!

An eco-conscious couple, Grace & Colby were inspired by all the beautiful trees and nature surrounding the Faculty Club and wanted wildflower-inspired florals that looked like they were freshly foraged. We incorporated natural elements into all their decor from dried flowers on the signage, wooden frames, green leaves as escort cards, and the beautiful (and giant) hanging wreath designed by Juna Alinea.

Grace is part Spanish and her family from Spain would be joining them for the wedding, so the Faculty Club created a custom Spanish tapas menu complete with piquillos rellenos, ensalada de garbanzos, paella a la marinera and mixta, and delicious table starters like mixed olives and padron & sweet peppers. Yum!

So many personal touches were included in this wedding, which made it truly special for their whole family. Grace’s mom hand drew all the escort card leaves, table numbers were named after Grace & Colby’s favorite and most meaningful restaurants (they clearly love food), Colby’s favorite hot sauce (a must), and we created a beautiful table dedicated to Colby’s father who had passed away.

This was also an Endeavors Collective wedding with Make it Mariko, Juna Alinea, and DJ Dario Choy all collaborating to make it a success. Congratulations Grace & Colby!

*Photography by Misti Lane.

The Details:

Event Planning & Design by Make it Mariko
100 guests
Venue & Catering: UC Berkeley Faculty Club
Florals: Juna Alinea
Photographer: Misti Lane
DJ: Dario Choy aka Deedot
DessertSweet Adeline
Wedding Dress: The Wedding Party (Theia dress)
Hair & Makeup: Keter Salon