They are high school sweethearts, best friends, and partners for life. With Nina’s brilliant smile and Fernando’s kind heart, they brighten every room they enter. Nina and Fernando were wed in December in a beautiful celebration with summery sunlight, beautiful autumn leaves, and a sparkling winter wonderland all rolled into one.
A great mother daughter moment
The beautiful lazo encircles the couple– a Mexican wedding tradition.
Looking over the shoulders of the Mariachi band.
Nina and her father, and on the right, Fernando and his father.
After the ceremony, we went to the Windsor Golf Club for some more portraits of the bride and groom.
I was in love with these trees!
And then it was time for the reception at the Mary Agatha Furth Center.
I love seeing my couples’ engagement photos used at the reception!
The toasts were beautiful. Family is so important to Nina and Fernando, and it really showed throughout the day.
I love this moment from the end of the money dance! For those who are wondering about all that money stuck to the couple, it’s a Mexican tradition to do a “money dance’ where guests can take turns coming up and pinning money to the bride or the groom in exchange for a dance with them.
And now for the 12 piece Banda! I’ve seen bands play at weddings, but never a 17-piece band with the full stage and production equipment set up! It was one of the many highlights of the night.
…And they danced the night away!
Congratulations Nina & Fernando!
Ceremony: Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Windsor, California
Reception: Mary Agatha Furth Center, Windsor, California
Hair: Ivonne Zapata
Florist: Angelica DeMaderios
Catering: Rosales Catering, Santa Rosa, CA
Dress: Wine Country Bride
Mariachi Band: Mariachi Jalisco
17-Piece Band: Banda Troyana, San Jose, CA
Videography: Tamayo’s Video
Coordinator: Carmen Callinan, aunt of the bride
Cake: Alicia Quatrocchi
Chair Rentals: 1000 Fine Linens, Fremont, CA
Security: V&G Services, Santa Rosa, CA