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We’ve prepared Jen and Ignacio’s blog post while still here on the beautiful island of Oahu in Hawaii. This Saturday’s destination wedding was gorgeous and we can’t wait to see what we’ve captured. We’ll be coming back to the Bay Area shortly, but not before we spend a few days just enjoying the tropical paradise :)

Jen and Ignacio’s amazing Chateau Julien wedding took place in Carmel Valley on Saturday of Labor Day weekend. While we always love winery weddings this particular venue was just beyond words: the ceremony took place in a barrel-filled wine cellar and the wedding continued with a reception at the stylish courtyard.

Bride and Groom photo at Chateau Julien

Cellar room during a wedding ceremony

Ignacio first saw the bride when she appeared in the doorway of the Chateau and everyone could just feel their love and emotions.

Bride and her father walking down the aisle

Jen and Ignacio's ceremony in Carmel Valley

Wedding Ceremony photo

Leaving the ceremony hall

Photo of a bride and groom in the vineyards

Jen and Ignacio with grapes at the Chateau

Bride and Groom photo

Bride and Groom portrait

Jen and Ignacio's vineyard photo

Jen and Ignacio

Romantic photo of a groom and a bride

Photo of a bride

Inside the Chateau Julien

A toast by the father of the bride:

Toast during the wedding reception

It was awesome to see that the engagement session guestbook we made for Jen and Ignacio was a big hit:

Engagement Session Guestbook

We absolutely loved the courtyard:

Ambience at the outdoors wedding venue

String lights at an outside reception

Group hug at the end of the wedding:

Dancing and celebration

Dusk at a Chateau Julien wedding

Congratulations to this wonderful couple! We loved sharing in your beautiful day.

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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.