Rachel and Diwei kicked off their wedding day at the lovely Fairmont hotel in downtown San Jose. When Diwei arrived in front of Rachel’s door suite, he was pleasantly greeted by her bridesmaids. Okay well, maybe Diwei and his groomsmen didn’t think so because the demands for him to see the bride was high. He needed to provide a substantial amount of cash, complete numerous push-ups, write a haiku, and say “I Love You” in at least 8 different languages. But none of these challenges stood a chance and in the end Diwei made his way to his bride.
Our team had a blast filming their wedding at Boulder Ridge. It’s been a while since we’ve been there but once we were there, we were reminded of how beautiful this venue was. The sun was out, the sky was blue, and the clouds were incredibly white. It was such a joy to see these two get married in front of all their close friends. It’s evident by their wedding party that they are loved greatly by their friends and it speaks volumes about who they are as a couple.
We are so happy for the both of you and congratulations again! Thank you for having us at your wedding. We had a lot of fun listening to your maid of honor’s “girls don’t cry” speech and your best man’s speech where he revealed all of Diwei’s secret thoughts on Rachel.
Photographer: Sasha Photo – sashaweddingphotography.com
When we first spoke with Donna and Ron over the phone, I knew that they were one of the most down to earth couples we were going to meet. Donna already had an idea of what she wanted her wedding to be like and Ron was willing to do whatever it took to make that happen. In fact, he had already started taking action. We were surprised to hear that Ron had a lot of crafting skills especially because we’ve always worked with couples where the ladies do the crafting and artsy stuff. While the guy, you know, waits for instructions (At least for me it was). But Ron did a lot of DIYs for the wedding and whatever awesome idea Donna had, Ron tried to make it happen. On a side note, another non-typical girl thing is that Donna actually played Counter-strike and actually met one of her bridesmaids named Ivy through it. Fun fact.
It was also Ivy who, with the help of David, secretly created a date for Donna and Ron by ditching them at a restaurant even though they were all supposed to be getting late night snacks together. Ron then made a bet with Donna saying that they’re not going to come. Donna agreed to bet and said “…You’re on! Loser pays for dinner” because she trusted that her friend would never desert her. But in fact, as time went by, it was just the two of them when the check landed on the table. It was then that Ron being the the gentlemen that he is, let her pay for the bill. Ever since then it became evident that they love each other very much. It was even evident in the vows during the ceremony.
Their ceremony and reception took place at the beautiful Clos LaChance Winery. The personal decorations of the DIYs complemented the beautiful mountainous backdrop of the winery and blended in so well. What’s even more awesome was they had ice cream at the end of the night!! Did I mention how chill they are? (no pun intended). We definitely bond through sweets though. Even when we met them for the first time, they picked a place that we love so much and our stomachs love so much, and that place is none other than Yogurtland. It was then that I knew we connected.
We are so happy for the both of you and congratulations again! Thank you for having us at your wedding. It was an absolute joy.
Wedding Coordinaton/Planning: Kristin Murphy/Hope at Clos LaChance Winery
Photographer: Matthias Photo – matthiasphoto.com
DJ/MC: Tony at e3music.com
Cake: Cero Anthony at cakeexpressions.com
It is rare to have the opportunity to be part of a wedding that means so much to us. It was all hands on deck for Ashley and Robert’s wedding as one of our own is her older brother and was also involved in the wedding party. The day was very heartfelt, reminding us of our own wedding days (wow, I can say that now that most of the Visia team members are now married!), and all that went behind them. Since we were all related in some way to Ashley, Robert, and their families, we were able to get an intimate look into the wedding – from planning, preparation, and rehearsal. It was hard not to be somewhat emotional to see close friends and family celebrating in this intimate event. It was often that guests would stop by and say hi while we were shooting to make us feel very much part of the celebration.
Beautiful wedding Ashley and Robert! From the rich color selection (deep red/black), the candles, the flowers, cake, and the natural look of the venue all tied together to make an elegant wedding.
We also had the opportunity to work again with Jira and team from WOWPRETTY and Cary and team from Petals by Cary. Abe from Denon and Doyle kept the night rockin’ from the DJ booth. Jen’s Cakes treated everyone with the delicious cake.