Oh my goodness, you guys! Cristina and Jose’s Spring Wedding at The Walnut Grove in Simi Valley, CA, was absolutely the perfect wedding to kick off my wedding season of 2021. I mean, it was stunning! We had beautiful light, the weather wasn’t outrageous, beautiful groves surrounded us… could it be any more perfect?! I think not!
Like many couples this year, Cristina and Jose were originally supposed to be married last year (2020). Due to the pandemic, they chose to reschedule when it would be much safer for their friends and family to come together and celebrate.
Cristina and Jose booked me to photograph their wedding day only 2 and half months before their wedding date!
But let me tell you… we already feel like old friends!
I met them just a few weeks ago when we photographed their engagement session. We had so much fun at their engagement session that I knew their wedding at The Walnut Grove would be so much fun… and a great spring wedding to kick off the year with!
Cristina and Jose, thank you SOOO much for asking me to be part of such a special time in your lives. I was honored to be part of your day and be able to witness your love for one another and your families! It was truly a special day. I hope you’re enjoying your mini-honeymoon in San Diego, CA!
Okay, seriously?!? How fun and cute are Cristina’s bridesmaids?! These are some of my favorite moments to photograph of the getting ready stage! They are always so much fun, and it gives the bride a chance to relax! I shared a behind-the-scenes grab of this on my Instagram!
Sadly, Cristina and Jose have both lost a parent. While Cristina’s dad couldn’t be there to walk her down the aisle and Jose’s mom wasn’t able to straighten Jose’s tie on his wedding day, they were with us in spirit. Jose and Cristina found ways to honor their mom and dad throughout the day!
Cristina and Jose invited their mom and dad to join them on the dance floor, and I don’t think there was a dry eye at their wedding during these moments. It was so special. Jose danced with Cristina’s mom, and Cristina danced with Jose’s dad.
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Photographer: Nataly Hernandez Photography
Coordinator: Mia Bella Weddings and Events
Catering: Command Performance Catering
Bridesmaid Gowns: David’s Bridal
Videographer: Peter Ascalon
Bride’s Gown: Mariposa Gowns
DJ and Entertainment: DJ Chris Entertainment