Pleasanton Wedding Photography
Grace & Jaemin’ Golden Backyard Pleasanton Valley Wedding
We met in middle school at an event at his church and didn’t see each other again until high school, where we became friends.
We lost touch in college but reconnected and our hearts fell hard “at twenty-three.”
Started dating a year later with the intention of marriage and got engaged shortly after! I had picked out two rings and left it up to him to choose, and he picked the perfect one. We went and chose his ring together.
Because the wedding was in my backyard that overlooks an orchard and mountain ridge, I wanted a very rustic look.
I’m not a fan of matching colors, and also love all colors and wouldn’t have been able to pick just one. Like wildflowers grow, I wanted our wedding to be colorful, natural, and beautiful.
Hence why our bridal party was mismatched and people sat on the grass during the reception. We used lots of burlap, vintage doors and windows, and reclaimed wood in our decorations. And of course, lots of flowers!
I love lace, so I wanted a touch of that in my dress. Honestly I chose my dress on a whim because I can’t stand dwelling on decisions. I
I knew I wanted spaghetti straps and a fit and flare dress, and bhldn mkes beautiful dresses, so that’s how it happened. We invested a lot more in Jaemin’s suit because a man needs a good suit!
“Have a short engagement… and do what you love. Go with your first instinct!!”
Most couples reserve their date in our calendars 12+ months prior to their wedding day.