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Our last wedding of the 2008 wedding season went off with a bang! We had a chance to photograph Yeni and Francis’ wedding reception at the brand new Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery in Pleasanton. Following the bridal preparations and a traditional tea ceremony, we travelled to Casa Real to take photos of the bridal party as well as the bride and groom.

Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery is a wedding venue that was finished just this year. We were so excited to photograph there because this winery was built specifically with weddings and special events in mind + we heard so much about it! The Mediterranean style architecture of the building itself, as well as the nearby vineyards lended themselves incredibly well as the backdrop for a festive and fun celebration.

Some of our favorite photos are below followed by a wedding slideshow at the end:

Bride getting ready at Casa Real

We started our photo shoot right in the middle of the day prior to the ceremony. Harsh direct mid-afternoon sun is usually not an ideal setting for photographs, but we were able to use it to our advantage and to get this beautiful flare:

Bride and groom fashion shot at Casa Real

And here as well:

Creative portrait of bride at Casa Real

Yeni looked absolutely gorgeous and the huge pink peony bouquet complemented her dress beautifully:

Bridal portrait with Casa Real door

We loved, loved shooting at Casa Real! It looks like a gorgeous Mediterranean villa and just glows at twilight.

Casa Real wedding venue at sunset

Peonies must be my absolutely favorite flowers. Huge pink peonies were everywhere at this wedding – from Yeni’s bouquet to the cake and centerpieces – and they looked gorgeous!

Wedding reception details at Casa Real Winery

Wedding decor at Casa Real at Ruby Hill Venue

The rings. Yeni and Francis had decorated the venue with bowl of fragrant spices which were placed throughout the reception room. We took this opportunity to create a fun ring shot in a bowl of anise:

Wedding rings at Casa Real

The slideshow! (If you’re reading this through a blog reader, please visit the site to view it)

Congratulations to you, Yeni and Francis!!! We wish you many, many years of happy life together.


To see another gorgeous Casa Real wedding photographed by Choco Studio go to Casa Real at Ruby Hill Wedding Photos

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Mike and Nat are a husband and wife photography team based in San Francisco Bay Area. Their relaxed style allows them to capture authentic moments while creating a stress-free experience. Choco Studio photographs weddings throughout the San Francisco Bay Area including Napa, Sonoma, Carmel, and Monterey.