Photography by David Pezzat Photographers
Saying “I do” surrounded by peaceful, private, and pristinely manicured grounds and breathtaking scenery sounds like a dream! With the help of event planner, Social Situations and an experienced team of talented wedding vendors, Bianca and Mario’s dream of a romantic spring wedding was brought to life.
With its exquisite architecture inspired by Italian villas and lake front views, Rancho Guadalupe was the perfect place for Bianca and Mario to tie the knot. The abundant space on property allowed for a seamless flow from ceremony to cocktail hour and reception. Together with her mother and wedding planner, Bianca created a cohesive color palette beginning with timeless white floral and greenery decorating the aisle and arch where Bianca and Mario exchanged vows, to a bright and punchy palette of pink and coral with gold accents in their reception décor. The result was fabulous and fun, the perfect background for Bianca & Mario’s special day!
Bianca spent the relaxing morning preparing for her big day with her bridesmaids. Guests were greeted with glasses of champagne as they began arriving. As Bianca watched her best friends walk down in bright pink dresses holding bouquets beaming with spring flowers, she just couldn’t wait for her turn to walk to her soon to be husband. Taking her first step down the aisle to the chorus of So this is Love from Cinderella was an incredible moment, transporting Bianca back to when she first fell in love with Disney princesses as a little girl. With the same giddy disposition, she walked towards the beginning of very own happily ever after.
Mario’s heartfelt reaction to seeing his bride for the first time moved their family and friends to tears. The moment Bianca & Mario were announced as husband and wife was pure bliss! As guest were ushered to cocktail hour, Bianca and Mario captured their joyful ‘just married’ photos before they were escorted inside for a first look of their reception space. It was surreal for the newlywed couple to see their vision of their perfect day right in front of their eyes. Each breathtaking detail from the monogrammed dance floor to the ceiling drapery and floral halo surrounding their cake was immaculate. Incorporating as many elements of their personalities as possible, Bianca and Mario opted for a bar sign featuring their two golden retrievers, Summer & Sunny, for a spunky touch!
The party started as soon as Mr. and Mrs. Saenz made their grand reception entrance to Forever by Chris Brown in an ode to Jim and Pam’s wedding from The Office, one of Bianca’s favorite T.V. shows. The personal touches Bianca and Mario featured throughout their wedding day made for an authentic celebration of their union with their family and friends. Sharing their first dance as married couple to Nat King Cole’s L-O-V-E- a song that Mario would sing and twirl Bianca around to, making her smile whenever she was having a rough day, truly captured the essence of their relationship.
While planning their wedding, a must-have for Bianca and Mario was an art-fully prepared meal they would be proud to share with their guests. The Delgado Group catered their reception with a flavorful spring salad finished with strawberry vinaigrette and gourmet dinner plates including fish, pork, and chicken marsala. The culinary scene didn’t stop with dinner, the dessert table prepared by The Queen’s Kitchen was a favorite amongst their family and friends. After working up an appetite on the dance floor, guests lined up for a traditional taquiza; the midnight snack was the just what they needed the nibble on to keep the party fueled until Bianca and Mario’s sparkler exist. All their family and friends huddled around them creating an archway for the happy couple to make their final run through their wedding day-- A sparkling ending to an enchanting beginning!
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Featured on November 20, 2021
Bartending Services BARTENDER EXTRODINAR & TINY BUBBLES ON THE GO | Bridal Gown SPOSA MIA COUTURE | Cake Designer SWEET THINGS BY KATHERINE | Dessert Table THE QUEEN'S KITCHEN | Event Planner SOCIAL SITUATIONS | Floral & Lights AMBIANCE FLOWERS & RENTALS | Hotel Accommodations HOME2SUITES | Invitations FOR THE LOVE OF PAPER | Make-up Artist VANITY LASH AND BLOWOUT BAR | Music at Ceremony RGV MOBILE ENTERTAINMENT | Music at Cocktail Hour & Dinner VIOL CONSORT STRING ENSEMBLE | Music at Reception DREW AND THE DANCEHALL DREAMERS | Officiant HOMOR GARCIA | Photography DAVID PEZZAT PHOTOGRAPHERS | Rehearsal Dinner Location COSTA MESA | Signage THE WRITE GIRL STUDIO | Spa DESIREE'S SPA & MASSAGE | Tuxedos MEN'S WAREHOUSE | Videographer JOHN ARRIOLA FILMS | Venue RANCHO GUADALUPE