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GALA SPECTACULAR WEDDING

May, 2009 in Oakland
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Ceremony: California Ballroom

Ceremony:

California Ballroom - Ceremony - 1736 Franklin St # 300, Oakland, CA, United States

California Ballroom

1736 Franklin St
Oakland, CA 94612

Hotel:

Marriot Courtyard - Hotel - 988 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 94607

Courtyard by Marriott

998 Broadway
Oakland, CA, United States

Hotel:

Hilton Garden Inn San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge - Hotel - 1800 Powell Street, Emeryville, CA, United States

Hilton Garden Inn San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge

1800 Powell Street
Emeryville, CA, United States

Hotel:

Holiday Inn Express - Hotel - 66 Airport Access Rd, Oakland, CA, 94603

Holiday Inn Express Hotel

66 Airport Dr
Oakland, CA, United States

Hotel:

Park Plaza Hotel Oakland - Hotel - 150 Hegenberger Rd, Oakland, CA, United States

Park Plaza Hotel

150 Hegenberger Rd
Oakland, CA, United States

Hotel:

The Washington Inn Hotel - Hotel - 495 10th St, Oakland, CA, 94607

Washington Inn Hotel

495 10th St
Oakland, CA, United States

Entertainment:

California Academy of Sciences - Entertainment - 55 Music Concourse Dr., Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA, United States

California Academy of Sciences

55 Music Concourse Dr., Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA, United States

"The California Academy of Sciences is a multifaceted scientific institution committed to leading-edge research, to educational outreach, and to finding new and innovative ways to engage and inspire the public. The Academy's mission - to explore, explain and protect the natural world - extends to all corners of the institution; from a research expedition in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, to a teacher training program in a California classroom, to an interactive game on the museum exhibit floor. *Plan ahead if you want to go. Tickets sell out fast! Online tickets can be purchased from 24 hours in advance to up to 90 days in advance. Insider tip: To avoid the crowds, consider a mid-week visit or plan to arrive when the doors first open. On weekends and holidays, demand may exceed capacity for the Planetarium shows, so be sure to pick up your complimentary show passes as soon as you arrive. Prices range from $15 for children to $25 for adults."

Entertainment:

Children's Fairyland - Entertainment - 699 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, CA, United States

Children's Fairyland

699 Bellevue Ave
Oakland, CA, United States

"Since 1950, Children’s Fairyland has been delighting children and their parents with whimsical storybook sets, gentle rides, friendly animals, wonder-filled puppet shows, and inspired live entertainment. The modest admission fee covers a whole day of imaginative fun."

Entertainment:

De Young Museum - Entertainment - 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA, United States

De Young Museum

50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr
San Francisco, CA 94118, US

"The de Young Museum is a state-of-the-art facility that integrates art, architecture and the natural landscape in one multi-faceted destination that will inspire audiences from around the world. Hours and rates: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. ($2.50/hour) Weekends 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. ($3.00/hour)"

Entertainment:

Grand Lake Theater - Entertainment - 3200 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA, 94610, US

Grand Lake Theatre

3200 Grand Ave
Oakland, CA, United States

"Built as a vaudeville and silent movie house before switching to an all-movies format, the Grand Theater was bought and sold five times from 1926 to 1980. The most recent owner, Renaissance Rialto Inc., purchased the Grand Lake in 1980 and spent $3.5 million renovating the worn movie palace."

Entertainment:

Oakland Zoo - Entertainment - Oakland, California, United States

Oakland Zoo

Oakland Zoo
Oakland, CA, US

"Founded in 1922 by naturalist Henry A. Snow, the Oakland Zoo is an 85 year-old regional treasure. Learn about animals that live in the Rain Forest. Take a trip through Oakland Zoo's African Villiage. See what the Wayne and Gladys Valley Children's Zoo has to offer for the kids! Oakland Zoo has a variety of areas for you to explore!"

Entertainment:

Paramount Theatre - Entertainment - 2025 Broadway, Oakland, CA, United States

Paramount Theatre

2025 Broadway
Oakland, CA, United States

"Oakland's Paramount Theatre is one of the finest remaining examples of Art Deco design in the United States. Designed by renowned San Francisco architect Timothy L. Pflueger and completed in late 1931, it was one of the first Depression-era buildings to incorporate and integrate the work of numerous creative artists into its architecture and is particularly noteworthy for its successful orchestration of the various artistic disciplines into an original and harmonious whole. Public tours of the Paramount Theatre are given on the first and third Saturdays of each month, excluding holidays and holiday weekends. No reservations are necessary. Tours begin promptly at 10:00 am at the Box Office entrance on 21st Street near Broadway. The tour lasts about 2 hours and provides a full and informative view of the Theatre. Cameras are allowed. Admission is $5.00 per person. Children must be at least 10 years old and adult chaperones are required. Please note that some areas of the tour are not wheelchair accessible."

Entertainment:

The Starry Plough - Entertainment - Shattuck Ave & Prince St, Berkeley, CA, US

The Starry Plough

Shattuck Ave & Prince St
Berkeley, CA, US

"The Plough is a full service restaurant, pub and nightclub that has been a staple on the Berkeley scene for over 35 years. With deep roots as an Irish Revolutionary watering hole, the history of protest runs as deep today as it did when they opened three decades ago. Anonymous has been going to the Monday night Irish dance and ceili event off and on for years, as well as enjoyed hearing bands play and friends perform on open mic night."

Shopping:

Bay Street: Shopping and Dining - Shopping - 5616 Bay St, Emeryville, CA, 94608

Bay Street

5616 Bay St
Emeryville, CA 94608, US

"Bay Street is located in Emeryville, California ideally situated at the foot of San Francisco's highly traversed Bay Bridge. Encompassing two city blocks, Bay Street is home to more than 65 shops, 10 restaurants, a 16-screen AMC theatre and over 1,000 residents who live in the 400 residential units. Its retail line-up includes Apple, Sephora, Pottery Barn and H&M and will be joined by bebe this October. These fashionable retailers combined with delicious restaurants, weekend concerts and street performers create an active nightlife and popular downtown alternative."

Shopping:

Ferry Building Marketplace - Shopping - 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA, 94111, US

Ferry Building

1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA, United States

"The Ferry Building Marketplace is located along the Embarcadero at the foot of Market Street. It is the center of a transit hub that connects all of San Francisco's neighborhoods and the surrounding bay communities. The marketplace is accessible by MUNI, BART and Ferry Boat. The historic trolley cars (Line F Market) stop directly in front of the Ferry Building. There are so many great shops and restaurants. Anonymous & Will both enjoy Taylor's Refresher for the sweet-potato fries and root-beer floats. Also great for picking up that last minute gourmet food item to take to a party or just to a scrumptious home made meal. Places like Acme Bread Company, Cowgirl Creamery, and The Village Market are worth the stop. The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market is a California certified farmers market operated by the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA). The market is open two days a week—Tuesdays and Saturdays. The large Saturday market is held both in front of the Ferry Building on the Embarcadero and on the rear plaza overlooking the Bay. On Tuesday, the market spills out of the Arcades onto the Embarcadero sidewalk. The markets offer produce and flowers from small regional farmers and ranchers, many of whom are certified organic. A wealth of other products include regional artisan specialties such as breads, cheeses and jams."

Shopping:

It's Your Move Games & Hobbies - Shopping - 4920 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA, United States

It's Your Move Games & Hobbies

4920 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA, United States

"It's Your Move Games & Hobbies is a great place to find games for the whole family. We will have a registry of games we would like listed here as well. Just tell Sally you are looking for something to get Anonymous & Will."

Sightseeing:

Alcatraz Island - Sightseeing - Alcatraz

Alcatraz

"Alcatraz Island offers a close-up look at the site of the first lighthouse and US fort on the West Coast, the infamous federal penitentiary long off-limits to the public, and the 18 month occupation by Indians of All Tribes which saved the tribes. Rich in history, there is also a natural side to the Rock - gardens, tide pools, bird colonies, and bay views beyond compare."

Sightseeing:

Berkeley Marina/Cesar Chavez State Park - Sightseeing - Cesar Chavez State Park, US

Berkeley Marina/Cesar Chavez State Park

Cesar Chavez State Park
, US

"César Chávez Park is a city park of Berkeley, California, near the Berkeley Marina. The park's east position in San Francisco Bay provides panoramic views of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Marin Headlands, and the east bay hills. The park's terrain is characterized by very open grassy hills that have become popular for kite flying. Paved paths run the perimeter and throughout the park where picnic tables and barbecue grills are available to the public."

Sightseeing:

Coit Tower - Sightseeing - 1 Telegraph Hill Blvd, San Francisco, CA, USA

Coit Tower

Coit Tower, San Francisco, CA 94133
San Francisco, CA, US

"Coit Tower stands atop Telegraph Hill in San Francisco's Pioneer Park, offers fantastic views of San Francisco including the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park ("Aquatic Park"), Alcatraz, Pier 39, Angel Island, Treasure Island, the Bay Bridge, Russian Hill, the Financial District, Lombard Street, and Nob Hill."

Sightseeing:

Pier 39 - Sightseeing - Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133

Fisherman's Warf/Pier 39

Pier 39
San Francisco, CA 94133, US

"PIER 39, San Francisco’s Premier Bay Attraction, is a tourist shopping mecca featuring 110 specialty shops and 12 full-service restaurants serving seafood, California cuisine, and casual fare with beautiful Bay views. At PIER 39 the picturesque scenery captures Alcatraz, the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, Fisherman’s Wharf and city skyline. PIER 39’s two-level design with lush landscaping is a must-see on San Francisco’s historic waterfront."

Sightseeing:

Golden Gate Bridge - Sightseeing - Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA, US

"The Golden Gate Bridge is acclaimed as one of the world's most beautiful bridges and with its tremendous towers, sweeping main cables and great span, it is a sensory beauty featuring color, sound, and light. The Bridge can be a very busy place, particularly during the summer months."

Sightseeing:

Haight Ashbury - Sightseeing - Haight St & Ashbury St, San Francisco, CA, 94117, US

Haight Ashbury

Haight St & Ashbury St
San Francisco, CA, US

"The district is famous for its role as a center of the 1960s hippie movement, a post-runner and closely associated offshoot of the Beat generation or beat movement, members of which swarmed San Francisco's "in" North Beach neighborhood two to eight years before the "Summer of Love" in 1967. Many who could not find space to live in San Francisco's northside found it in the quaint, relatively cheap and underpopulated Haight-Ashbury. The '60s era and modern American counterculture have been synonymous with San Francisco and the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood ever since. The area still maintains its bohemian ambiance, though the effects of gentrification are also apparent. Though Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream is now located at the famous Haight-Ashbury intersection, the neighborhood remains a thriving center of independent local businesses. It is home to a number of independent restaurants and bars, as well as clothing boutiques, booksellers (including The Booksmith, the site of a number of historic author events in the past), head shops and record stores including the well-known Amoeba Music. The cohabitation between throw-backs to the Fifties lounge scene, the organic and spiritual New Age ambiance via the Sixties, and the punk-rock scene of the Seventies and beyond is one of the neighborhood's most interesting and endearing aspects. http://www.lovehaight.org"

Sightseeing:

Jack London Square - Sightseeing - Jack London Square, Oakland, CA, US

Jack London Square

Jack London Square
Oakland, CA, US

"Steeped in maritime lore, Jack London Square is one of Oakland’s most identifiable landmarks and a symbol of the city’s history as a seaport. Fronting a natural estuary leading to San Francisco Bay, the site was the heart of Oakland’s port operations, linking the industries of shipping and agriculture. It remains a vibrant working waterfront. Today, Jack London Square is a place for pleasure and sustenance, commerce and community. As Jack London wrote, "The proper function of man is to live, not exist.""

Sightseeing:

Lombard St. - Sightseeing - Lombard St, San Francisco, California, US

Lombard St

Lombard St & Hyde St
San Francisco, CA, US

"The famous "crookedest street" that is featured on so many San Francisco postcards."

Sightseeing:

Mount Diablo State Park - Sightseeing - Diablo, CA

Mount Diablo State Park

Diablo, CA

"This park is one of the ecological treasures of the San Francisco Bay Area. Every season in the park has its special qualities. Discover for yourself the mountain's beautiful wildflowers, its extensive trail system, fascinating wildlife and distinctive rock formations. View the stars from its lofty heights, bike ride to its 3,849 foot summit or explore the more remote trails by horseback. The park offers hiking, biking, horseback riding and camp"

Sightseeing:

Chinatown - Sightseeing - 888 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA, 94108, US

San Francisco Chinatown

Chinatown, California
CA, US

"San Francisco's Chinatown is the oldest Chinatown in North America. It is also the largest Chinese community outside of Asia, according to The New Encyclopaedia Britannica Micropaedia vol. 10, 2007 Ed. Established in the 1850s, it has featured significantly in popular culture venues such as film, music, photography and literature. It is one of the largest and most prominent centres of Chinese activity outside of China."

Sightseeing:

Tilden Regional Park  - Sightseeing - Tilden Park, Berkeley, CA, United States

Tilden Regional Park

Tilden Park
Berkeley, CA, United States

"One of the District's three oldest parks, Tilden has been called the jewel of the system, and its recreational activities have become a happy tradition for generations of East Bay youngsters. From a carousel ride and a picnic to a swim at Lake Anza and a stroll through the Botanic Garden, Tilden has variety to delight everyone. Yet there are plenty of quiet places in Tilden's 2,079 acres to shelter the wildlife and preserve natural beauty. Tilden was named for Charles Lee Tilden, first president of the Park District Board of Directors. The park is reached via Canon Drive, Shasta Road, or South Park Drive, all off Grizzly Peak Boulevard in Berkeley."

Landmark:

Reception - Landmark - 1547 Lakeside Dr, Oakland, CA, United States

Oakland Scottish Rite

1547 Lakeside Dr
Oakland, CA, United States

"This impressive and unique structure was built in 1927 and boasts ornate design, soaring hand-carved ceilings, grand staircases and opulent furnishings. It is also host to the Gaskell Ball (http://www.gaskellball.com/) which is a regular favorite among our community."

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