For Stephanie and Aleks, their perfect wedding day was all having everyone they love in one place at one time. The Hacienda de las Flores in Moraga, CA provided a spectacular backdrop for their outdoor estate wedding. It was a day full of love, old friends, and Stephanie’s favorite part, a choreographed dance to Bruno Mars by the dads!
Tucked away from the road, Hacienda de las Flores is a phenomenal estate venue with areas that looked like they were straight out of Europe! The interiors provided luscious light that screamed for some dark and moody portraits – a little bit of a departure from our normal style, but with light like that, how could we not?!?
Stephanie works for Here Comes The Guide and put together a rockstar team of vendors that made this entire day possible!
Venue: Hacienda de las Flores
Photography: Third Element Photography & Cinema
Catering: Wilma Lott Catering
Rentals: C & M Party Props
Planner: Sandy McDevitt
Florals: Anne Mendenhall Flowers
Cake: Lisa Shields
Dress: Allure Bridal
The chance to photograph a wedding in Antigua was a one of a kind experience. We are so thankful that Nick and Brittni invited us to be a part of their celebration.
Above image was taken during the “day after session” while we roamed around this magnificent city. But first…
Day one included a kick back welcome celebration complete with authentic Guatemalan grill.
Day two was dinner at the upscale Welten restaurant. Then it got crazy with the the celebration known as El Torito de Antigua. A man dons a “bull” costume made of wood and paper and loaded with explosives. He then proceeds to run through the street while fireworks shoot off and scatter everywhere. Seriously loco and so much fun!
The wedding ceremony was held at the incredible Convento de las Capuchinas. An ancient convent that was built in the 18th century!
It happened to be “Semana Santa” aka Holy Week. The streets of Antigua are lined with “alfombras” which are ornate carpets made of sawdust and flowers. Numerous processions wind their way through the city, men clad in robes carry floats and music floats through the air. It was definitely a special experience.
Venue: Convento de las Capuchinas
Coordinator: Diana Sciarillo, I Do, Guatemala