Hacienda De Las Flores Garden Wedding / Moraga Wedding Photographer

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Hacienda De Las Flores Garden Wedding / Moraga Wedding Photographer

Ashley & Mike

Ashley and Mike were married in a beautiful garden ceremony at the gorgeous Hacienda de las Flores in Moraga, CA. Before the ceremony, I had the privilege of capturing an extremely heartwarming and intimate moment between Ashley and her parents. Her parents recited a prayer as a way to offer their blessing for their daughter to be married. It was honestly a touching and emotional experience, I may or may not have cried! haha

Afterwards, we made our way to the ceremony area at the Pavilion where they waited until Mike made his way to the front. I thought it was really sweet that both of Mike’s parents escorted him down the aisle. Ashley made her grand entrance with her parents at each side, looking gorgeous as ever! It was really sweet to see Mike’s reaction as he saw her for the first time, as they didn’t do a first look.

The officiant did a great job reading each of their vows, adding his own flair which added a bit of comedic relief. They also had a really talented harpist playing music in the background, which was a really unique touch. After they said “I Do”, we took some family portraits, and then of course some portraits of them as newlyweds while the guests gathered at the reception area. The reception was located right outside the estate house.

Ashley and Mike had the cutest idea, which was to bike into their reception! How cool is that?? So they rolled into their reception on their cool bikes with custom plates and jumped right into a first dance, which was super sweet. They had a tea party themed reception, which I LOVED. It really worked well with the garden venue.

Their parents gave the most adorable speeches, along with family and friends from all over- from Russia to Colombia to the East Coast. They were surrounded by so much love! Ashley then had a dance with her father, which was so sweet. They spent the rest of the time enjoying the warm weather and finishing out the tea party. Garden tea party themed weddings FTW!

Khariza Estacio