Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Wedding, Claremont: Victor + Marcella
I became obsessed with Victor and Marcella’s love story after photographing their engagement session so I knew their breakfast wedding at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens was going to be AMAZING.
Before the big day, they expressed how family traditions and family heirlooms were very important to them. Victor, a Jeweler, made Marcella’s dream wedding ring ( It’s STUNNING!) and that was just the start to all the beautiful details of their wedding day. After getting dressed in her lovely gown, Marcella wore a pair of earrings that were made with her grandmother’s jewels and a bracelet that Victor’s mother wore. Marcella arrived in style at the garden in a Vintage Black Ford V8 just as Victor’s mother did on her own wedding day many years before. With so much anticipation and excitement, Victor and Marcella couldn’t wait to finally see each other at their first look. This moment was filled with nothing but happiness and love. As tears rolled down their face, they exchanged handwritten letters and enjoyed some pretty donuts and pastries! The sweet couple said I DO near their favorite redwood trees hosted with coffee and donuts for their guests to enjoy. With the wedding filled with lots of fun family traditions, Marcella’s grandmother finished it off by making every guest a personal jar of her special jam to take home. Guests took delight in the wonderful breakfast that was served + unique coffee mugs, awesome weather, and mimosas in the container garden. After everyone danced to great music, Marcella and Victor walked through waving wands as they were officially sent off as Mr & Mrs.
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden was the perfect location for a morning wedding in the summer. Victor and Marcella, you couldn’t have picked a better day to celebrate your love! Thank you so much for choosing me to document your day of love in front of all of your friends and family.
I feel so honored to have photographed your amazing breakfast wedding and I’m wishing you both nothing but the best for years & years to come.
Take a look into their gorgeous wedding day at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Claremont!
Coordination: Vanessa Gourmet Gourmet
Dress: Oleg Cassini
Brides Shoes: Betsy Johnson
Hair: Diane Nelson
Make-up: Valerie Delgado
Florist: Iron Heart Florist
Caterer: Gourmet Gourmet
Cake: Some Crust Bakery
Signage: The Bride