Nancy and Manuel's Mission Santa Clara + Saratoga Country Club Wedding

It’s taken me a hot minute, but I’m so happy to finally share photos from Nancy + Manuel’s wedding! I loved the way these two loved one another—the way Manuel looked at Nancy says it all. They were fun and overall the best couple to work with. I know I say this about most of my couples, but when I say it I mean it.

Their ceremony took place at the gorgeous Mission Santa Clara de Asís in Santa Clara, California. Following their ceremony, we made a pit stop at a winery for a few photos with their whole crew. Since Nancy and Manuel are both avid wine drinkers, photos at a winery were a must. By the way, did you know there were wineries in Saratoga? I sure didn’t, but now I know thanks to these two.

After our winery pit stop we headed on over to their wedding reception at the Saratoga Country Club where they were welcomed by a mariachi band, some stunning views, a gorgeous sunset with all their closest family and friends. We also had some resident guests (deer) show up during their sunset photos.

Nancy and Manuel, thank you so much for choosing me as your wedding photographer! Working with a bright, gorgeous, and ambitious woman like you, Nancy, was truly an honor. The two of you are truly the best!

A bride resting hands on her lap before putting her wedding dress on.
A bride laughing with her bridesmaids before putting her wedding dress on.
A modern bride sitting next to her bridesmaids all in the robes.
Nancy’s white lace wedding shoes.
Nancy’s wedding diamond necklace and earrings.
Bride looking at her wedding dress hanging by the door.
The brides’ sister helping put on her wedding dress.
The brides’ sister helping put on her wedding dress.
Sister and mother helping the bride with her wedding dress before heading to Mission Santa Clara.
Bride getting reading before heading to her wedding at Mission Santa Clara.
A bride sitting down to put on her wedding shoes.
Groom getting ready and adjusting his cufflinks.
Groom getting ready for his wedding ceremony at Mission Santa Clara de Asís.
Groom getting ready for his wedding ceremony at Santa Clara Mission de Asís.
Best man helping groom get ready for his wedding ceremony in Mission Santa Clara de Asís.
Groom adjusting his jacket and getting ready for his wedding ceremony at Mission Santa Clara de Asís.
Suit, bowtie, and groom before walking down the aisle.
Outside of Mission Santa Clara de Asís in the Santa Clara University.
Groom and groomsmen walking inside Mission Santa Clara de Asís.
Family and guests lining up for the wedding ceremony to begin inside Mission Santa Clara de Asís.
Groom walking down the aisle with both parents inside Mission Santa Clara de Asís.
Groom hugging his father during his wedding ceremony in Mission Santa Clara de Asís.
Groom having with his father during wedding ceremony in Mission Santa Clara de Asís.
Bride walking down the aisle with both parents during her wedding in Mission Santa Clara de Asís.
Groom waiting at the alter for his bride to walk down the aisle during their wedding in Mission Santa Clara de Asís.
A modern bride walking down the aisle during her church wedding in Mission Santa Clara de Asís.
Parents giving away the bride.
Groom taking his bride to the alter during their wedding in Mission Santa Clara de Asís.
Bride and groom walking up the alter during their church wedding in Mission Santa Clara de Asís.
Bride and groom standing in on the altar with their priest.
Group of bridesmaids sitting at the altar during wedding ceremony.
Bride and groom standing together on the altar.
Wide view of the alter during a wedding ceremony in Mission Santa Clara de Asís.
Parents laughing during their daughters wedding ceremony.
Bride and groom laughing together during the wedding ceremony.
Bride and groom exchanging vows during their Mission Santa Clara de Asis wedding.
Bride and groom exchanging vows during their Mission Santa Clara de Asis wedding.
Guest wiping her tears during a wedding ceremony in Mission Santa Clara de Asis.
Close up of a hand during prayer at a wedding.
The first kiss during a wedding at Mission Santa Clara de Asís.
Bride and groom walking down the aisle as husband and wife. Mission Santa Clara de Asis wedding.
Bride and groom kissing on the church aisle as their guests watch. Mission Santa Clara de Asis wedding.
Groom looking back at the flowers girls as he exits church.
Bride and groom kissing outside the steps of Mission Santa Clara de Asís.
Bride and groom standing by an adobe wall, looking at each other.
Bride flower bouquet by Dubon Floral Design.
Bride and her five bridesmaids in their blush dresses in Saratoga Country Club.
Modern bride with her bridesmaids.
Bridedmaids and bride blush rose floral bouquets. Mission Santa Clara wedding.
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Bridesmaids dressed in blush gowns, groomsmen, bride and groom hanging out under a big tree.
Groomsmen lifting up the groom for a fun pose.
A group of groomsmen in blue suits holding a groom up.
Groom with his groomsmen at a winery in Saratoga, California.
Bride and groom posing for a photo vineyards in Saratoga, California.
Modern bride and groom holding eachother during the wedding at Saratoga Country Club.
Modern bride and groom at their vineyard wedding in Saratoga, California.
Bride and groom walking in a vineyard at their wedding in Saratoga, California.
Bride and groom walking hand in hand to their wedding in Saratoga, California.
Blush rose centerpiece at a wedding in Saratoga Country Club.
Wedding reception in Saratoga Country Club.
Wedding reception in Saratoga Country Club.
Bride and groom grand entrance on their wedding in Saratoga Country Club.
Groom’s mother giving a speech at his wedding in Saratoga Country Club.
A guest wiping away tears during speeches at a wedding in Saratoga Country Club.
The best man giving a speech at a wedding in Saratoga Country Club.
Maid of Honor and bride’s sister giving a special speech at a wedding in Saratoga Country Club.
Guests lifting up wine glasses during a toast at a wedding in Saratoga Country Club.
Bride and groom looking at the sun set during their wedding at Saratoga Country Club.
Bride and groom kissing during sunset at their wedding in Saratoga Country Club.
Candid photo of bride and groom during sunset at their wedding in Saratoga Country Club.
A modern bride and groom posing at sunset.
Modern bride and groom kissing at sunset.
Bride and groom walking together at sunset.
Groom lifting up his bride at sunset.
Bride and groom having fun at sunset.
Bride and groom having fun at sunset.
Deer guests during a wedding at Saratoga Country Club.
A bride and groom’s romantic first dance.
A bride and groom’s fun first dance.
A candid fun moment of a bride hugging her groom during their romantic first dance.
Groom being thrown up in the air by all his guests at his wedding in Saratoga Country Club.
Groom being thrown up in the air by all his guests at his wedding in Saratoga Country Club.
Groom being thrown up in the air by all his guests at his wedding in Saratoga Country Club.