Wente Winery Wedding – Livermore

We had the pleasure of photographing a wedding at Wente Winery in Livermore this past August. Karen & Gavin found us in Sacramento and were pleased to find that we photograph weddings all over the Bay area without charging a travel fee. Please enjoy this Wente Winery wedding.

 

The gorgeous floral arrangements are by Kimmie’s Floral Design (Contact Kimberly Mar – Phone (510) 303-9691) 

Barrels topped with large arrangements flank the head of the ceremony aisle

 

Wente Winery wedding florals

 

Each table round had a perfectly sized arrangement in a glass column vase, wrapped in a gold ribbon.

Wente Winery wedding florals

 

In the golden light, the color palette was both crisply put together and warmly inviting. An incredibly classy yet comfortable combination.

Wente Winery wedding florals

 

The food was AWESOME. And I’m just speaking from the vendor meal perspective. Easily the most delectable & memorable vendor meal I can recall. I can only imagine what it was like to be a guest and have the opportunity to savor each course individually and without any time constraint….and with wine!

Wente Winery wedding details

 

Here’s the groom, Gavin, getting ready in an upstairs room on the Wente Vineyards property. All his groomsmen were getting ready in the same room. Goofing off, dancing, and helping him prepare for his big day.

WENTE WINERY WEDDING GROOM

 

This is Karen, the blushing bride, getting ready with help from her bridesmaids. About to see her betrothed for a “first look” in the vineyard in her white lace gown.

Wente Winery wedding Bride

Here’s their first look…

Wente Winery vineyard first look

 

And then we followed them around for a while asking them to kiss now and then…

Wente Winery vineyard first look

 

Wente Winery wedding

 

Trying to stay out of eachother’s frames.

Wente Winery wedding

 

We took a break from the Summer heat in the wine cave. Mischa brought out a small string of lights to add an artistic touch to some of the cave portraits.

Wente Winery wedding

 

Wente Winery wedding

 

The same string of lights added interest to the background of this ring photograph.

Wente Winery wedding rings

 

After we left the wine cave, Karen quickly changed into her red dress to greet family for their traditional Chinese tea ceremony.

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Wente Winery tea ceremony

 

Wente Winery tea ceremony

 

Though we always try to frame our shots to avoid getting other people taking photos in the background of our images, sometimes… it just can’t be avoided.

Wente Winery tea ceremony

 

With lightning speed, Karen changed back into her white lace wedding gown and made it down the aisle to be married.

The officiant was Pastor Joseph Chiu.

Wente Winery wedding ceremony

 

Wente winery wedding

 

Following the ceremony, guests were invited to be seated at tables surrounding an outdoor dancefloor lit with market lights. The bridal party was introduced by
the MC/DJ team from Prolific Pro 

Wente Vineyards wedding

 

Wente Vineyards wedding

 

Lion dancers from Hung Sing Martial Arts entertained the guests.

Wente Vineyards wedding

 

Wente Vineyards wedding

 

Lion Dancers

 

Lion Dancers

 

Lion Dancer Bride

 

Then, we stole the bride and groom for a few portraits in the last light of day.

Wente Vineyards sunset portraits

 

Wente Vineyards sunset portraits

 

Wente Vineyards sunset portraits

 

Wente Vineyards sunset portraits

 

Wente Vineyards sunset portraits

 

Wente Vineyards sunset portraits

 

Wente Vineyards sunset portraits

 

We got them back in time for toasts, dinner, and their first dance as husband and wife.

 

Wente Vineyards after dark

 

Wente Vineyards after dark

 

It was a warm and wonderful Summer day at Wente Vineyards, Karen & Gavin’s families were kind and accommodating to us and we hope you enjoyed this peek into their beautiful event.

We loved celebrating along with them and look forward to the next opportunity to photograph a Wente Winery wedding.

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