Saturday January 28th saw the wonderful wedding showcase that is Marry Me Oakland produced by the lovely wedding maven and event designer, Chanda Monique Daniels of A Monique Affair.

Chanda’s passion for wedding is evident in all she touches! Weddings are her joie de vivre. Her emphasis is on turning her clients’ weddings into experiences that are uniquely their own. In business since 1999, Chanda’s key is to bond with her couples and find out what moves them, what their passions are, and get a sense for their personality. The custom-made experience is one that friends and family will continue to talk about for years to come.

Marry Me Oakland was held in the popular bridal store I Do Bridal of College Avenue, Oakland (5332 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618). I Do Bridal specializes in giving brides the dress they always dreamed about. They are dedicated to customer satisfaction and also stock prom and formal gowns plus a wide range of wedding accessories. For years they have helped brides design wedding apparel like veils, tiaras and more.

They all produce custom items that are designed to thrill the bride to be and all her guests.

The showcase featured many wedding professionals in the East Bay Area including local pastry chefs, taste small catering bites, photographers, designers, mixologists, florists and arts and crafts specialists. They all produce custom items that are designed to thrill the bride to be and all her guests.

I photographed the beautiful wares on offer and include some images here along with the details of where to find each of them below.


A Monique Affair: Wedding maven and event designer / Instagram @amoniqueaffair

I Do Bridal: Bridal gown store with made to measure dresses & accessories / Instagram @idobridalca

Cakes Made by ME: Pastry chef and unique wedding cakes / Instagram @cakesmadebyme

Das Bus: Bay Area’s original VW Bus Photo Booth / Instagram @dasbus1959

Envy Floral Design: Vintage inspired avant garde floral designs / Instagram @envyfloraldesign

Hagerty Photography: Wedding photography in SF Bay & Arizona / Instagram @hagerty_photography

Mocling Catering & Events: Wedding catering and food service / Instagram @mmocling

Paperlove Me: Professional calligraphy services / Instagram @paperlovemecalligraphy

Pour Girl: Cocktail catering & mobile mixology / Instagram @pourgirl

Tickled Pink Cake Pops: Made to order cake pops / Instagram @tickledpinkcakepops


It was wonderful to meet all the lovely vendors – please keep in touch & I look forward to seeing you all again soon!


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