Too many photos for one post! Here are some pre-ceremony favorites! 

ALL PHOTOS BY JESSICA EVE RATTNER

Jessica asked Matthew if he wanted any getting-ready shots and yes, of course he did, so he grabbed some whiskey and came out in his underwear. It was the second time Jessica had met Matthew. I giggled.

Jessica asked Matthew if he wanted any getting-ready shots and yes, of course he did, so he grabbed some whiskey and came out in his underwear. It was the second time Jessica had met Matthew. I giggled.

We got dressed and took some shots in front of our knot calendar.

We got dressed and took some shots in front of our knot calendar.

Portrait before we head out.

Portrait before we head out.

Starting the 1 mile walk to the wedding room at the Oakland Auditor-Controller Clerk-Recorder's Office! Sounds romantic, huh?

Starting the 1 mile walk to the wedding room at the Oakland Auditor-Controller Clerk-Recorder's Office! Sounds romantic, huh?

We walked around Lake Merritt and Jessica joined us briefly so she could get this shot. For a mile it was just me and him and the lake and the birds and the sun.

We walked around Lake Merritt and Jessica joined us briefly so she could get this shot. For a mile it was just me and him and the lake and the birds and the sun.

This couple was also getting married. We loved them. And are really glad that I am not 8 months pregnant.

This couple was also getting married. We loved them. And are really glad that I am not 8 months pregnant.

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AuthorSarah Reid