Colt & Ashley have a story you don’t hear very often these days. They have known each other almost their entire lives. The parents of both the bride and groom are long time friends and everything just meshed so well between everybody. It truly was a perfect blend. Earlier in the year I took engagement portraits of Colt and Ashley and got to know them. We shot the portraits while they were taking a short vacation in Santa Cruz. Colt and Ashley currently live in Arizona, all of their family lives in the Central Valley.
I arrived a bit early at Classic Images Hair Design in Livermore where the girls were getting done up. After that I ran over to Casa Real to survey the scene. I had not been out to Casa Real yet and was amazed at how much attention to detail there was in that venue. The Mother of the Bride arrived shortly there after to set up her own decor which was nothing short of amazing. I did not ask if she did it for a living, if not then she should be.
Everything was very organized and the entire day seemed really relaxed. Though I know there were moments as there always are, you could tell that everybody there was just happy to be under the same roof celebrating this moment.
As a photographer, I experience wedding venues in a slightly different light then the rest of the people in attendance. Some venues are not very accommodating and often make the photographer feel like they are imposing on them constantly. Casa Real was nothing like this. Andrew and his staff were nothing short of amazing. Even the DJ made a remark to me about how much he enjoyed the venue. Colt, Ashley and their families really know how to throw a party. Great work!
Alvernaz & Lucas Family: Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your families celebration.