Ralphy and I met through mutual friends 6 months before we starting dating. The immediate connection we had was truly genuine. After five years together we got engaged in beautiful Carmel by the sea which came as a huge surprise to me. I’m not too big on surprises, but this was a surprise that I couldn't be mad at. It was the most romantic proposal I had ever seen. Of course, because it was ours, it made it even more so.
The first thing a soon-to-be bride wants to do is go dress shopping and thats exactly what I did. I only went to two different dress shops, finally deciding to purchase my dress at Trudy’s bridal in Campbell, CA. It was such a surreal experience!
We knew one thing for sure and that was that we wanted to get married at a winery. We initially went to Jacuzzi Family Vineyards and fell in love with it. I thought maybe that was because we were so excited, but it wasn't, it was because the venue was truly a dream. We had decided that we should take a look at a few more just in case but none of them compared to Jacuzzi.
The saying is definitely true, follow your first instincts. We spoke to the wedding coordinator the second time we went there and that day, we booked it!
All the details and design of our wedding gave the feel of a tuscan village with rustic charm. The venue didn't need much decoration, but Wish Social Events brought the most amazing touches. It was all those little things that made it ours.
One of our decor highlights was this awesome little vespa that was onsite at Jacuzzi that Wish Social decorated and made into a photo vignette. All of our guests enjoyed taking photos next to it.
The wedding was unbelievable and something we never could have imagined. With 120 guests, it felt very intimate. Knowing that each and every one of the guests supported us 1000% made us feel like we were on top of the world. Our ceremony was full of very intimate moments like the one we had when my soon to be wife presented my children with a necklace to show that this was not only a unity between brides but the unity of a family.
The reception was enchanting, the beautiful piazza under the stars was such a dream. DJ Remeddy from Vangaurd productions provided music to dance to. We danced the night away surrounded by love. We were definitely very fortunate to work with the best vendors. Elaine Bell Catering provided a delectable menu that was a crowd pleaser.
We could not have gotten through this whole process without our wedding planner JB, from On Trend productions. He was there every step of the way.
Finally, all I can say about our photos is that we absolutely were stunned at the beauty that Miki Vargas Photography captured. Her photos revealed the true definition of our love and we are truly thankful for these great memories.
- Photography By Miki Vargas Photography
- Venue By Jacuzzi Family Vineyards
- Production & Design By OnTrend Productions
- Floral Design & Décor By Wish Social Events
- Catering By Elaine Bell Catering
- Makeup By Karla Olivares Makeup
- Hair By Rhoda Reyes (Bigsby House)
- DJ By Vanguard Entertainment Group
- Dress By Trudy's Bridal
- Veil By Vanya Bvlgari
- Shoes By Badgley Mischka
- Suit By Macy's