For all the residence in Los Angeles, I hope you all are staying warm and dry indoors while we experience these random showers the past few weeks. On the flip side, our cars get a really good scrub down! Today finally cleared up much better than the past few days and the sun is finally peaking out. Today in Los Angeles is just as beautiful as when Danny and I photographed Patricia and Fred’s wedding at Palm Event Winery in Pleasanton, CA. Time seemed to fly so fast that I felt like it was only recently when they engagement photography session was photographed in Santa Monica. It was a rather interesting wedding since this was our first time photographing a wedding in an actual winery. The atmosphere of the location was definitely an experience to say the least, especially with all the romantic locations we used for their wedding photography session.
Patricia and Fred started their day bright and early at their own designated hotel suites with their entourage. While the ladies prepped up, Danny and I photographed the boys “bro-ing” while Fred added his final touches to his attire and his wedding vows. One of the coolest mindset for these two for their wedding was “whatever happens, just have fun!” I believe that every wedding should be like this; of course with a few guidelines to keep everything organized. The main purpose of a wedding is to have fun and enjoy the celebration with friends and family. Just leave the worrying to your designated wedding vendors! Since Patricia and Fred wanted to mingle with their loved ones right after their wedding ceremony, we started their wedding portrait session right after their preparations were done. There were so many different scenery at the winery for amazing wedding photographs. Of course to spice things up a notch, Danny and I carried a huge couch for about half a mile into the vineyards for a select handful of wedding pictures. The work out was intense, but the final outcome of their wedding photographs at the vineyard was definitely worth the trek! Now sit back, relax, and enjoy their show!
Palm Even Winery
Yes, it is a bit cliche, but this photograph of their wedding rings were still cute.
Final touches ladies!
After the wedding party were ready for their wedding portrait session, we first headed to the brick wall right behind their actual wedding site indoors. I am always a sucker for brick walls and wild shrubbery around it.
After the wedding party warmed up with some fun and simple photos, we made the trip into the vineyards along with the couch we “borrowed” from one of the suites. The brown couch was a perfect contrast in color and complimented nature’s greenery quite well in the following wedding photographs of the wedding party and of just Patricia and Fred.
After we wrapped up their wedding portrait session, they took a quick break before they walked down the aisle and sealed the deal! The wedding hall at the winery was awesome with the wall of wine barrels as a nice addition to their wedding winery theme.
BAM! Sealed with a kiss.
While all the wedding guests mingled and shared the love with the newly weds, a delicious dessert and cake table was set up for the wedding guests to enjoy after their main courses. Of course, we caught a few wedding guests pick at the dessert table before salad was even served! I suppose some people like to live in the wild side and start with the sweets beforehand.
After all the wedding guests settled down and found their designated tables, Patricia and Fred made their grand entrance and kick started their reception with an amazing first dance! After the grand performance, there were multiple speeches and hilarious stories shared by their family and friends. Another memorable moment of the night was when Patricia changed to a tasteful red evening gown and had her father and daughter dance together while Fred danced with his mother. After all the formalities were done, everyone partied hard all through the night!
Congratulations again to the both of you. Your destination wedding at Palm Event Winery in Pleasanton was absolutely amazing!
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p.s. – One of our favorite couples / friends, Angie and Cheston , were there. Thank you Cheston for photographing us while we work…especially during the awkward moments.