As seen on 100 Layer Cake.
Juan and Christyna met while they were both students at University of California, Berkeley (which is also where we did their engagement session), and their wedding at McCormick Home Ranch was a wonderful homage to their 12 years together (and the next 60+ years to come).
The celebration was a unique, unexpected blend of beautifully rustic garden surroundings and tropical decor (a nod to Juan’s Panamanian heritage). The bride and groom opted NOT to see each other before their July 1 ceremony, and Juan teared up as Christyna walked down the aisle, escorted by her grandmother, Mama T.
Vickie worked hard to ensure every detail was in place, and Sharon brought some serious A-game with tropical greenery, bright blooms, and miniature pineapples that stole the show. Christy of Lazy Creative Designs hand-lettered the names and ingredients of the couple’s signature cocktails on banana leaves at the tropical fruit-decorated bar, and guests dined on a Caribbean-meets-Southern family-style dinner that included six-cheese macaroni and cheese, barbecue chicken, and Creole cornbread with honey butter.
Anna Delores Photography is THE BEST! I’m a researcher and have a tendency to research things to death. I knew that the wedding would be a blur and that the photos would be our way of reliving the wedding for the rest of our lives. I took a long time to officially decide to go with Emily but once I did, I never looked back. Emily has an amazing eye and from looking at her pictures I knew that she would be just the right person to capture all the little details that made our wedding ours. I also felt her warmth and energy from the moment I first met her and knew that she would put us at easy in order in order to capture who we are as a couple.
This was one of our favorite weddings from the year, and here are some of our favorite shots! You can also see more details over on 100 Layer Cake.
planning + coordination // my lovely events
floral design // knot just flowers
venue // mccormick home ranch
signage // lazy creative designs
dj + mc // dj phatrick
cake // susie cakes
catering // conejo valley catering
wedding dress // maggie sottero
invitations // wedding paper divas
officiant // dr. kimber wilkes
second shooter // kat evidente