Married June 3, 2012
Trevor and Daniela met over five years ago while they were both attending CSU Chico. Well, technically they met when Daniela started dating Trevor’s roommate, but when that relationship didn’t work out, Trevor convinced her to go out on a date with him. After their first date, Daniela said that she knew he was the one for her. After they graduated, they moved back to the area together, and eventually landed at his family’s farm in Denair. After over 3 1/2 years of dating, Trevor proposed to her in the house that they shared.
When they became engaged over a year ago, they were determined to incorporate who they were as a couple in all the wedding plans. Farming and almonds are a big part of their lives: Daniela’s father is a farmer in Modesto, so she grew up around farming, while Trevor’s family owns 700 acres in Denair and farms almonds. After Trevor graduated from CSU Chico, he decided to go into the family business and help his dad on the farm, so it was not only their past, but their future as well.
It was decided early on that the setting would be “rustic elegance”. After choosing a theme, they started looking for venues. They’d heard about a vineyard in Lodi from a fortuitous conversation that Trevor’s mom had with a stranger, so they decided to go and take a look. As soon as they toured the wedding ceremony area at Oak Farm Vineyards, they were sold. The huge, beautiful, oak tree was exactly where they had envisioned swapping their vows. The grounds were gorgeous and Daniela said, “It literally took our breath away.” After determining the wedding location, everything started to fall into place. She decided on the colors: buttercup yellow, coral, and ivory, and tried to incorporate almonds as much as possible. With the help of her mother and future mother-in-law, Daniela said that all of their free time was spent on planning the perfect wedding.
On June 3, 2012, a beautiful Sunday morning, they got ready for the big day. The wedding ceremony started at 3:30 p.m., and Daniela fondly remembers walking down the aisle with her dad. As she looked for her groom waiting at the alter, she saw Trevor breaking down at the sight of her. Daniela said, “It was the most surreal moment, and I will always remember that look on his face when he first saw me.”
After the ceremony, a cocktail hour was held by the lake. After the pictures were taken, everyone headed to the wine pavilion where the reception took place. “It was the best night of our lives,” they gushed, joy evident on their faces, “Everyone told us it was ‘one of the best weddings they have ever been to.’” They raved about their DJ who played great music, the fabulous wine, the amazing cake (with almond filling) from Tiers for Two, and the photo booth that their guests enjoyed.
Trevor and Daniela said that the best part of their wedding was having all of their close family and friends there to celebrate. Family is the most important thing to them and they had a wonderful, memorable day creating their brand new family of two.
Photographer::Stephanie Baker Photography
Venue::Oak Farm Vineyards
Bride’s Fashion::Mira Bridal Couture
Shoes::Custom through ETSY, Design Your Pedestal
Hair Accessory::Etsy, Bella Blooms
Veil::Mira Bridal Couture
Groom’s Fashion::Tommy Hilfiger
Ceremony Musician::Larry Henderson
Reception Entertainment::Elite Entertainment
Florist::Michael Hernandes of Simple Flowers
Caterer::Ruben from Albrijes
Jeweler::Vail Creek Jewelers
Cake::Tiers for Two
Rentals::Classic Party Rentals
Invitations:: The Groom, Trevor Cordova
Favors::D.I.Y. quilted mason jars filled with seasoned almonds