Giada and Dan’s Wedding Story:

Giada and Dan were so much fun to ‘work’ with! From the beginning when they reached out to me via Instagram, to our first phone call, their engagement session, and especially the wedding day, they were such a joy and the connection between them was so easy to see.

Their wedding took place at the dreamy Estancia Culinaria farm, with all the rustic vibes 🙂 Everything took place at the venue, so no need for driving, which is a great advantage. I feel like that’s a big factor when choosing a venue! Don’t just see the ceremony site and the reception space, ask to see the bridal getting ready suites. Not that it needs to be cute, but something to consider if you’re gonna want pictures in a dark getting-ready room with no windows or a hotel room and driving to the venue in your dress.

At Estancia Culinaria, the bride and groom’s getting space is dope, as you’ll see in the pictures below.

Giada and Dan chose to do a First Look because their ceremony was close to sunset which meant we were not going to have a lot of time for daylight pictures afterward. Their first look was super cute, I found a side of the barn that had great light and also privacy so they could have their moment. When doing First Looks, I always make sure to find a place that allows the couple those few minutes to themselves while I hang back and take pictures from a distance. It makes the experience that much more unique and I get to capture all the feels lol.

The ceremony site at this venue is gouuuuurgeous! As you’ll see below. Gorgeous ceremony and very emotional.

We were able to catch the final minutes before the sun went down for some intimate portraits and then it was time to party! They partied and partied under the white linen tent until it was time to say goodbye to the evening with an epic sparkler exit.

WEDDING VENDORS:

Planner: Jackie Cerna from Zeta Entertainment
Venue: Estancia Culinaria
DJ: Zeta Entertainment
Caterer: Brusketta Italian Caffe

Wedding Pictures:

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