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Crystal & Michael’s Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery Wedding Photography

May 16, 2017

Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery Wedding Photography

Crystal & Michael’s Springtime Pleasanton Valley Wedding

“It’s your weddings, but its not for you. Everyone will drive you crazy but when all is said and done, it will be one of the best days of your life!”

 Most couples reserve their date in our calendars 12+ months prior to their wedding day.

We met while attending grad school at Stanford for structural engineering. We had some classes together but didn’t start dating until spring quarter. Our first official date, Michael cooked dinner for me and that was the start of something wonderful.

Michael took me on a hike at the dish at Stanford and he pulled me aside at an area overlooking the Stanford campus and proposed saying that this is where we started and this is where the next chapter begins. The engagement ring is a single solitaire diamond in a 6 prong setting with a pave band.

We really love rustic elements but wanted to refine it with romantic elements. To keep with the theme we took on a lot of the wedding decor production ourselves so that all the colors were identical.

We made all of the signage ourselves using the same spray paint on all the decorations to maintain color consistency.

For the dress, I wanted something that would go more with the rustic romantic elements, so I chose a soft lace with a simple sweetheart neckline, mermaid dress.

For the suit, we went with a navy tuxedo to match the wedding colors.

To keep with our rustic theme we wanted to incorporate a lot of greenery and foliage into the flowers. To also brighten up the space we opted to use white flowers.

Casa Real already had such a beautiful outdoor ceremony space, so we opted to not decorate it.

Our processional song was a piano version of “This I promise you” by N’ sync. For the recessional song we used “Can’t stop the feeling” by Justin Timberlake.

It was at Casa Real because we just loved the look of the place and the vibe. For decorations, we had candles, centerpieces, menus, favor boxes and table runners. We decorated the space with custom made signs as well as our engagement photos.

We also created miniature munny versions of ourselves to be placed in front of the cake.

For entertainment, we had lawn games as well as a photo booth and a dance floor. But i honestly think that people loved the open bar the most.

If there is any advice for future couples; It’s your weddings, but its not for you. Everyone will drive you crazy but when all is said and done, it will be one of the best days of your life!

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