Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery Wedding | Nancy + Nick

Classic black tie wedding, stylish couple pose for photos along San Francisco waterfront, Pier 7 | photo captured on Contax 645 with FujiFilm PRO 400H color negative by © Evonne & Darren Photography, San Francisco - http://evonneanddarren.com/

We absolutely love Nancy and Nick’s Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery.  They had so many great moments, and although it was the longest wedding we have every photographed, the 15 hours went by soooo fast!

Nancy and Nick chose Casa Real because they wanted their wedding at a winery that could host their 300+ guest count, but for their getting ready they chose Hotel Vitale in the city of San Francisco.

Romantic, classic white wedding dress by designer Augusta Jones, a strapless sweetheart with translucent lace and train, on personalized hanger at a private Terrace Suite at Hotel Vitale, San Francisco | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Bridesmaid rolling in blush pink dresses by designer Jenny Yoo, getting ready for wedding at Hotel Vitale, San Francisco | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Stylish bridal platform heels in glittering gold, metallic leather by designer Michael Kors | classic blush and ivory bridal bouquet, for chic wedding at Hotel Vitale, San Francisco | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Nancy’s favorite color is mint green and she found this Minted invitation suite that had the perfect design and color scheme.  The gorgeous diamond engagement ring and wedding bands were from La Bijouterie and Blue Nile!

Wedding Day Details - Diamond engagement ring by Blue Nile, and wedding invitations by Minted | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Bridesmaids champagne toast before getting dressed for wedding at Hotel Vitale, San Francisco | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

The gorgeous wedding dress was by Augusta Jones. Nancy originally found the dress when she went dress shopping with her mom. In fact, her mom was the one who initially saw the dress! She loved the lace back and also the crystal beading on the dress. She liked that it did not carry all the way through the dress. 

Emily Nguyen of Faces by Emily was referred to Nancy by her maid of honor and another bridesmaid who had worked with her before.  Emily is so easy going and they had fun at the trial so Nancy booked her for the wedding! 

Bridesmaids helping bride put on an Augusta Jones designer lace strapless wedding dress, at outdoor terrace, Hotel Vitale San Francisco | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Bridal portraits, by San Francisco Wedding Photographers, Evonne & Darren | bouquets in ivory and blush pink roses and succulents | Bride wearing Augusta Jones white lace wedding dress at Hotel Vitale | © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

The lovely bridesmaids wore Jenny Yoo dresses in Spearmint.  It took a while for Nancy to decide on their dresses – at one point she was thinking all different shades of pastel, or different shades of green.  She even had about 10 different shades of green and pastel lined up, trying to decide which ones but glad she finally went with all one shade and style!!

Bridesmaids wearing Jenny Yoo soft, flowing strapless dresses in blush pink, and bride wearing Augusta Jones white lace strapless wedding dress, at outdoor terrace, Hotel Vitale San Francisco | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Nancy’s mom is a floral designer herself, and she and her friend did all of the florals for the wedding.  They were absolutely gorgeous!

Bridal bouquets with ivory and blush pink roses and succulents, Hotel Vitale San Francisco | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Nancy’s shoes were by Michael Kors.  She found them when she went shopping with Nick’s mom.  She was looking for gold sparkly shoes and came across these ones when they were in Reno!

Bride wears stylish Michael Kors designer gold metallic glitter leather platform heels with peep toe | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Bride looking elegant and stylish wearing Augusta Jones designer lace strapless wedding dress and Michael Kors glittering gold leather heels, at modern luxury boutique Hotel Vitale SF | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Handsome Nick wore an Armani tuxedo with a classic bow tie and  Hugo Boss shoes.

Groom wears Hugo Boss patent leather dress loafers with formal attire by Armani Collezioni, classic black tuxedo, wedding day at Hotel Vitale | © Evonne & Darren Photography, San Francisco - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Best man helping groom put on by Armani Collezioni, classic black tuxedo on wedding day at Hotel Vitale | © Evonne & Darren Photography, San Francisco - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Nancy and Nick opted for a first look before their wedding.  It’s always one of our favorite segments of the wedding day when the bride and groom see each other for the first time.  The emotions, the tears of joy and laughter make it all worthwhile!  The bridal suite that they got ready at has a lovely terrace that overlooks the Embarcadero, and it’s the perfect place to set up their first look!

Bride and groom see each other for the first time, the "first look", at outdoor garden terrace at Hotel Vitale, with view of San Francisco Ferry Building and clock tower | © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Stylish San Francisco City Wedding at Hotel Vitale | © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Unique private Terrace Suite, perfect for bride and groom at Hotel Vitale, San Francisco | © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Bride and Groom share emotional embrace after their "first look" on a private outdoor terrace at Hotel Vitale in San Francisco | © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Bridal couple share laughter on a private outdoor terrace at luxury boutique wedding venue, Hotel Vitale, San Francisco | © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Weddings at Hotel Vitale combines natural beauty of Ferry Building, Embarcadero waterfront and modern luxury in San Francisco | © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

After the first look, we took the entire bridal party to Pier 7 and Embarcadero for some portraits before we headed over to Casa Real.

Bride with bridesmaids laughing while holding yellow and while balloons, wearing Jenny Yoo flowing dresses in blush pink and Augusta Jones white lace wedding dress, at Pier 7, San Francisco | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Besides the gorgeous view of the Bay facing East, Pier 7 also directly faces the Transamerica building to the West.  It is one of the most popular piers for photos!

Fun wedding bridal party photo on Pier 7, holding yellow and while balloons, wearing Jenny Yoo flowing dresses in blush pink | Augusta Jones white lace wedding dress | Armani Collezioni black tuxedo | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography, San Francisco - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Formal bridal party photo on Pier 7, classic black tie wedding in San Francisco | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Stylish bridal party photo on Pier 7, chic black tie wedding in San Francisco | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Stylish bride and groom along Embarcadero waterfront, Pier 7 | fine art photo captured on Contax 645 with FujiFilm PRO 400H color negative by © Evonne & Darren Photography, San Francisco - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Wedding couple walk along Pier 7 waterfront for lifestyle bridal portraits | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography, San Francisco - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Wedding couple visiting San Francisco waterfront, Pier 7 for lifestyle, fine art bridal portraits | photo captured on Contax 645 with FujiFilm PRO 400H color negative by © Evonne & Darren Photography, San Francisco - http://evonneanddarren.com/

In the back of this beautiful portrait is the Hornblower’s “San Francisco Belle” Paddlewheel Boat!

Bride and Groom on waterfront with San Francisco Belle landmark paddlewheel ship in background | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Wedding couple stop along waterfront, with historic San Francisco Belle paddlewheel ship for stylish fine art style bridal portraits | photo captured on Contax 645 with FujiFilm PRO 400H color negative by © Evonne & Darren Photography, San Francisco - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Bride and groom stylish fine art style bridal portraits along San Francisco waterfront, Pier 7 | photo captured on Contax 645 with FujiFilm PRO 400H color negative by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Stylish fine art style bridal portraits along San Francisco waterfront, Pier 7 | photo captured on Contax 645 with FujiFilm PRO 400H color negative by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Chic bride and groom, fine art style bridal portraits along San Francisco waterfront, Pier 7 | Groom wears Armani Collezioni classic black tuxedo, | Bride wearing Augusta Jones designer lace wedding dress | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Crossing and walking on the streets of San Francisco is always an adventure!

Stylish bride and groom walking along Embarcadero waterfront, before classic black tie wedding in San Francisco | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Nancy wanted to take photos with the famous street cars on Embarcadero:

Fun bride and groom, perfect timing for wedding photo as classic yellow street cars pass behind them in San Francisco | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Romantic bride and groom kiss as classic yellow street cars pass behind them in San Francisco | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

It’s time to head over to Casa Real for the ceremony and reception!

The Mello Ciello wine tour bus at Ruby Hill Winery and Rubino Estates Winery, Livermore | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Exterior entrance to Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery, features Mediterranean style architecture with red tile roof, limestone, and an Italian style fountain - Livermore wedding venue | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

The outdoor ceremony was setup in the courtyard:

Bright and airy outdoor wedding ceremony with botanical florals in the Sun Garden, Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery, Livermore | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Outdoor wedding ceremony with botanical florals in the Sun Garden at Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery, Livermore | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Botanical floral arbor, outdoor wedding ceremony in the Sun Garden, Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery, Livermore | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Floral wedding bouquets in pink and cream, ivory colors | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

lush botanicals and floral arbor decor in blush pink and ivory, at outdoor Sun Garden wedding ceremony, Casa Real, Livermore | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Bride wearing white lace wedding dress by designer Augusta Jones, about to walk down aisle with parents at Casa Real, Sun Garden | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Nancy’s dad just adored her and we love how he looked at her when they walked down the aisle together!

Dad with daughter, walking down aisle at Casa Real, Sun Garden winery wedding | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Groom and officiant share a joyous moment while bride walks down aisle at Casa Real, Sun Garden winery wedding, Livermore | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Groom hugs father of the bride at outdoor Sun Garden wedding at Casa Real, Livermore | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Botanical garden destination wedding, classic California winery venue | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Bright and airy outdoor Sun Garden wedding at Casa Real, Livermore | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Bride and Groom laughing at a classic Italian style villa outdoor wedding in California | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Bright and airy natural light at Sun Garden, classic black tie wedding ceremony at Casa Real Ruby Hill Winery, Livermore | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

blush and Ivory color bridesmaids bouquets for California winery wedding | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Classic natural light wedding at Sun Garden, Casa Real Ruby Hill Winery, Livermore | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Just Married, outdoors in California at Mediterranean style, Sun Garden wedding ceremony with verdant walled garden and Italian fountain | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Just Married, at sunny botanical garden wedding at classic California winery | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Bridal couple share one more kiss in front of guests, after walking down aisle at outdoor, black tie Sun Garden wedding, Casa Real Ruby Hill Winery, California | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

The elegant Entrance Hall at Casa Real Ruby Hill Winery, has soaring ceilings, chandeliers and porcelain tile floor, to make a classic first impression for your wedding guests - Livermore, California | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

We love it when our clients use the photos from their engagement session with us for their guest sign-in book:

Wedding detail idea, a photo guest sign-in book for your guests | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Wedding details, whimsical calligraphy escort cards for your guests | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

The 12’x12′ beaded crystals chandelier over the dance floor by Fantasy Sound was absolutely amazing, and we love the blush and gold decor for the wedding reception.  Gold chivari chairs always look so elegant!

The Grand Salon at Casa Real, an elegant wedding reception venue, has classic limestone arches, porcelain tile, golden walls and expansive windows with views of gardens and vineyards at Ruby Hill Winery, Livermore, California | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Large two-tier crystal beaded chandeliers create elegant ambiance for your gold and ivory wedding decoration, Grand Salon at Casa Real Ruby Hill Winery, Livermore, California | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Gold, blush and ivory colors are perfect for elegant wedding reception decoration | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Elegant California wedding decoration ideas: Gold chiavari chairs, crystal beaded chandelier, and tall pastel blush and ivory floral centerpieces of peonies and roses | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Elegant indoor winery wedding reception venue at the Grand Salon, with gold, ivory and blush colors and large crystal beaded chandelier, Casa Real, Livermore California | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Elegant reception decoration in gold, ivory and blush colors with large crystal beaded chandelier at this summer winery wedding at Casa Real, Livermore, California | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Whimsical calligraphy escort card on gold sequin linens as wedding reception detail decoration | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Classic four-tier wedding cake decorated with ivory and blush pink roses, on table with gold sequin linens and votive candles | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Classic wedding cake topped with gold "Hoorray" sign and decorated with ivory and blush pink roses, on table with gold sequin linens and votive candles | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Elegant California Casa Real Wedding reception in Ivory and gold, printed dinner menu, sweetheart table with sequin linens and crystal beaded chandelier, Ruby Hill Winery, Livermore | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Classic grand entrance for black tie wedding reception, black and white photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Bride and Groom welcome guests at black tie wedding reception, California Destination Photographer | © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Bride and Groom laughing at joke from parent speech at classic black tie wedding reception | © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Black tie wedding reception at the Grand Salon, Casa Real Ruby Hill Winery, Livermore, California | © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Bride sheds candid tear listening to speech at wedding reception | © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Bride and Groom joyful laughter during speeches at classic wedding reception | © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Candid photo of speeches at elegant black tie wedding reception, with gold, ivory and blush colors for decor | by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Candid photo of cake cutting with gold, ivory and blush colors for wedding reception decor at the Grand Salon, Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery, Livermore, Califormia | by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Elegant crystal chandelier to set glamorous ambiance for bride and groom first dance, wedding reception at Casa Real, Grand Salon, Livermore, California | black and white photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Candid wedding moments of bride and groom first dance, classic indoor wedding reception | black and white photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Bride and Groom first dance at glamorous indoor wedding reception, under large, two-tier crystal beaded chandelier | black and white photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Casa Real has a ramen bar for late-night snack options.  It was such a huge hit amongst all the wedding guests!  All the noodles and condiments such as eggs, veggies and meats are already prepared in the rice bowls, all you have to do is choose the different broth and voila!

Casa Real offers a variety of hors d'oeuvres and food bars for your wedding reception catering, including a Ramen Bar, shown in the Amber Room, Livermore, California indoor winery venue | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

Nancy and Nick also had ice-cream sandwich from Icebox for those guests who have a sweet tooth!  They found Icebox online, but they went to their store to try their flavors and liked that they gave their guests options of ice cream flavor as well as macaron flavors.  Nancy really wanted durian ice cream to be one of the choices and although they typically do not provide that, they made the flavor for them to try and they loved it!  It was such a hit at the wedding!  Of course they also had to have the mint flavor – Nancy’s favorite color!

Icebox Treats Cupertino, provides on-site ice cream sandwich catering for weddings, with handmade macaron shells or soft cookies paired with gourmet ice cream flavors | photo by © Evonne & Darren Photography - http://evonneanddarren.com/

It was so amazing to work with this team of vendors:

Photographers:  Evonne & Darren Wong of Evonne & Darren Photography
Planner, Caterer & Venue:  Casa Real at Ruby Hill Wiinery
Floral Designer:  Diana Tran of Forever Elegant Flowers
Wedding Dress Designer:  Augusta Jones
Wedding Shoes:  Michael Kors
Bride’s Engagement Rings:  La Bijouterie
Bride’s Wedding Ring:  Blue Nile
Bride’s Jewelry:  BHLDN
Bridesmaids’ Attire:  Jenny Yoo
Groom’s Wedding Ring:  Blue Nile
Groom’s Tuxedo:  Armani
Groom’s Shoes:  Hugo Boss
Hair/Makeup Stylist:
 Emily Nguyen of Faces by Emily
Invitations/Stationery Designer:  Minted
Baker:  Judi Morton of Pure Filigree
Officiant:  Robert Jue (Groom’s cousin)
Ceremony Musician/ DJ/Lighting:  Fantasy Sound
Rentals:  Aesthetika Event Planning & Design
Ice Cream Caterer:  Icebox

Congratulations, Nancy and Nick!  Thank you so much for having us be a part of your special day.  We wish you both all the love and happiness in the world!

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Casa Real at  Ruby Hill Winery
410 Vineyard Avenue
Pleasanton, CA 94566
(925) 931-0200

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