Married September 6, 2014Jeff told Mary that he wanted to take her Christmas shopping in the city. After spending the day shopping they went to Union Square to take a picture by the Christmas tree. Jeff started acting different, he was stalling and looking around. Mary turned and noticed their friends, Nelson and Lilia, were walking towards the couple smiling. She looked back at Jeff and he was on his knee holding a ring and asked he asked her to marry him. She was in shock, but of course said yes and started to cry.
A week after Jeff asked Mary to marry him, they were invited to dinner with Mary’s parents at their friends’ estate in French Camp. The group was celebrating and enjoying dinner when Jeff and Mary were asked to join their hosts out back for a glass of wine. It was an amazing view and beautifully landscaped. A huge lawn was surrounded by towering pine trees and right in the middle of it all was a white gazebo with a glittering chandelier. The couple was exclaiming how beautiful the house was when their hosts said, “We would love for you two to get married here.” Jeff and Mary were so surprised, they couldn’t say no. Everyone toasted and the wedding planning discussions started right then.
Jeff and Mary love food and wine, and they wanted their wedding to reflect that. They procured wine barrels from Napa to decorate the venue and had Vincent Alvarado, the head chef at Dewz, make delicious and unique appetizers.
Jeff and Mary’s dad chose the wine, while Mary picked out all the colors and centerpieces with her mom and best friends. It was crazy, stressful, and time-consuming, but they wish they could go back and enjoy every bit of it again.
Ceremony & Reception Location
Private Residence, Stevenson Garden
French Camp, CA
Bliss Bridal Salon
Wedding Party Dresses
Mira Bridal Couture
Suits & Tuxedos
Chef Araceli Araya
Cake & Desserts
Sewing & More