It’s so exciting to share Adriana and Alvaro’s Portola Valley wedding in Woodside!
Woodside sits 30 miles south of San Francisco. Adriana got ready at her parents’ home. The ceremony took place at Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic church and the reception took place at Portola Farms.
Bridal Prep in a Private Residence
Sitting amongst a grove of trees, Adriana’s parents’ home is a delightful place to photograph her as she and her bridesmaids get ready.
Bride Adrianna reaches for her gorgeous gown in her parents’ Portola Valley home.
Adrianna’s bridesmaid helps straighten out the veil.
The hairstylist is seen through one of Adrianna’s rollers.
It’s all hands on deck for Adrianna’s hair and makeup artists.
Meanwhile, Alvaro’s father helps him with his tuxedo jacket.
Portola Valley Wedding Ceremony at Our Lady of the Wayside Church
A short drive from Adriana’s parents’ house is Our Lady of the Wayside Church. The church that dates back to 1912. The building is in the Mission Revival style and features a tiled gable roof with exposed rafter ends and round-arched windows.
At left, a guitar player from the mariachi band plays a gentle tune inside Our Lady of the Wayside Church. Alvaro, at right, waits anxiously for the ceremony to begin.
Adrianna is beautiful as she waits outside the church in a vintage Rolls Royce limousine.
Outside the church, children play before the ceremony. On the right, Adrianna and her father wait for the doors to open to the ceremony.
After their Portola Valley wedding, they newlyweds exit the church through a tunnel of baseball bats held by guests.
The large pine trees and a lovely garden near the church are perfect for bride and groom photos. Here are Adrianna and Alvaro in classic black and white.
After shooting in the church garden, it’s time to head to Portola Farms. In the vintage Rolls Royce getaway car, Adrianna and Alvaro sneak a kiss and a champagne toast.
Portola Farms Wedding Reception
To incorporate Alvaro’s love of baseball, the couple use baseballs in clear cases for the table numbers. Vintage baseball gloves also feature prominently.
To honor their Hispanic heritage, a Mariachi band plays at Adrianna and Alvaro’s wedding reception at Portola Farms.
Adrianna and Alvaro make their grand entrance on a horse-drawn carriage.
Adrianna’s father gives a heartfelt speech that is followed by a wonderful dance with his daughter.
Honoring their Mexican heritage, many guests donned modern “vaquero” clothing. Here, two wedding guests in cowboy hats stand out from the lights and ceiling.
On the dance floor, Adrianna throws her bouquet high into the air to end the night.
After the wedding my associate and I headed into the city to our hotel where we enjoyed a nice cocktail!
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