Wedding Ceremony – Bethel Church
1201 S Winchester Blvd | San Jose, California
Wedding Reception – Boulder Ridge Golf Club
1000 Old Quarry Rd | San Jose, California
Post by Chicago Destination Wedding Photographer, David Bock – I’ve only ever been to California once before. I’ve been to over 30 states and yet somehow California has always evaded that list. Let me also say that I am absolutely in love with the state. The combination of mountains and ocean, two of my favorite landmarks, make it something I could easily get used to living in. Many of our friends live out there, including Ben and Erin Chrisman (who were kind enough to let us stay with them for a couple days in San Francisco near the redwoods, STUNNING views — thanks again guys, we miss you!) and it would be quite easy for me to simply drop everything and move out there. The incredible food we tasted didn’t help much either. I’ve genuinely considered it once or twice, and I probably would if it wasn’t for how far we would be from our families. Who knows. Maybe someday.
That said, my second time to California for Angela and Ryan’s wedding was definitely on my list of favorite trips ever. Not only because of how much fun we had while we were out there but because of how much of a joy their wedding was. Everything went to plan, probably in thanks to Satra — their awesome coordinator who we totally love, but more than that these two were so laid back and just excited about getting married (exactly the type of couple we look for). Seeing the look on Angela’s face when Ryan surprised her with a singer he’d flown out from New York (that they’d once danced to) was definitely my highlight for the evening. A close second would definitely be when we snagged these two and dragged them out to the back of their reception site to take some portraits in the sunset overlooking the mountains and San Jose. It was beyond incredible. I think Cathy was the one who finally let them go back inside to party. It was tough to stop taking pictures out there!
Thanks Angela and Ryan for being such a pleasure to work with. We hope to see you again someday!
Cathy and David Photographers | Contact | 773-977-8094
Angela and Ryan | San Jose, California | Wedding Details:
Ceremony Site – Bethel Church | Reception Site – Boulder Ridge Golf Club
Wedding Planner – Events by Satra | Event Designer – Bloomster’s
Catering – Le Papillon | Cake Artist – Margaret’s French Bakery | Florist – Bloomster’s | DJ – Spinheads
Hair Stylist – Salon Mesh | Makeup Artist – designHERimage
Angela was a seriously happy bride.
How’s this for a view?
I think we might be getting this as a super huge print for our office. I could shoot here ANY day.
We make our couples hike for their photos.
Spencer Day rocking Angela’s world. He was a BIG surprise from Ryan.What a sweet thing to do!
This guy looks just like my brother-in-law. Same awesome personality too!And he used to live in California. Weird right?
Ryan went in their and came out with the mustache. Then he did the hustle. Yes it was as hilarious as it sounds.