Real Wedding: A Santa Cruz Backyard Soiree

bride and groom standing on a terrace overlooking the San Francisco bay by Viera Photographics

For these two lovebirds, their wedding day had to be a family affair. Transforming their beautiful Bay Area house with the help of The Stylish Soirée into a grand wedding venue, Josephine and Erick hoped to welcome their family and friends into their life together as husband and wife in a more intimate and personal way — by inviting everyone into their home to join their union. The ceremony featured a simple yet stunning setup in their backyard overlooking the bay, with the addition of an elegantly draped altar and white chairs. Following the sweet vow exchange, guests had the unique opportunity to dine under the stars with the bride and groom on their very own terrace. Decorated with pink and white floral centerpieces by Branch Out Floral and Event Design, modern black dishes, understated black and white menus and lots of glowing candles, the two long tables received friends and family alike for an evening of laughter and love. Even the couple’s two adorable French bulldogs, Bodie and Bella, were able to join in on the celebration! See all the gorgeous details thanks to the lovely photography of  Viera Photographics, who captured every splendid moment of this one-of-a-kind, California wedding day.

silver, open-toed bridal shoes by Viera Photographics
Photography by: Viera Photographics
lace wedding dress hanging in the doorway by Viera Photographics
Photography by: Viera Photographics
bride and groom sharing a first look before the ceremony by Viera Photographics
Photography by: Viera Photographics
groom kissing his bride's cheek by Viera Photographics
Photography by: Viera Photographics
bride and groom smiling together before the ceremony by Viera Photographics
Photography by: Viera Photographics
bride and groom posing together outside in San Francisco by Viera Photographics
Photography by: Viera Photographics
bride and groom standing together under a beautiful tree by Viera Photographics
Photography by: Viera Photographics
bride and groom hugging each other outside under a tree in San Francisco by Viera Photographics
Photography by: Viera Photographics
backyard wedding ceremony overlooking the San Francisco bay by Viera Photographics
Photography by: Viera Photographics
two French bulldogs sleeping on a green pillow at a wedding ceremony by Viera Photographics
Photography by: Viera Photographics
bride and groom exchanging vows in a backyard ceremony by Viera Photographics
Photography by: Viera Photographics
backyard wedding reception at a San Francisco home by Viera Photographics
Photography by: Viera Photographics
wedding tablescape with pink and white floral arrangements, candles, black dishes, and black and white menu cards by Viera Photographics
Photography by: Viera Photographics
pink and white floral arrangements and framed wedding table number by Viera Photographics
Photography by: Viera Photographics
black plate with black and white wedding menu cards and name cards by Viera Photographics
Photography by: Viera Photographics
singnature wedding cocktail sign by Viera Photographics
Photography by: Viera Photographics
adorable French bulldogs sitting on a leather couch by Viera Photographics
Photography by: Viera Photographics
custom made wedding napkins and coasters by Viera Photographics
Photography by: Viera Photographics
bride and groom at their backyard wedding reception by Viera Photographics
Photography by: Viera Photographics
bride and groom standing on a terrace overlooking the San Francisco bay by Viera Photographics
Photography by: Viera Photographics

Congratulations, Josephine and Erick!

~Audra

Photographer:  Viera Photographics//Floral Designer: Branch Out Floral and Event Design//Lighting: Got Light?//Makeup Artist: Imagi makeup and hair//Caterer: LRE Catering//Event Planner: The Stylish Soirée//

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