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We love shooting at the Palm Event Center as this venue really has it all: a driveway lined with tall palm trees, breathtaking views of vineyards around it, a beautiful patio for the cocktails, and an oak barrel lined candle-lit room for the ceremony.

Liza and Andrew got married in the medieval-like Estate Room of the Palm Event Center. Everything from hundreds of lit candles in rod iron chandeliers, to huge wine barrels and rich wood, was following the wedding theme of Warm Romanticism. It felt warm and inviting.

This couple was awesome to work with and so much fun! I also have to mention how super calm Liza was. As it often happens, this wedding had a few mishaps, but from the lost bridal shoes, to a flying bird accident, Liza did not blink once and was just laughing it off. Liza, I can just hope to be calm like you on my wedding day, you are my new hero! :)

We absolutely adore the couples who are not afraid to really customize their weddings and and make them their own. One of my favorite thing about the details of this wedding was the desert: Liza and Andrew decided to forgo a traditional wedding cake and have a banana split bar from a local restaurant instead! How awesome is that?! The ice cream bar was a total hit with the wedding guests and we’ve never seen people so excited about a desert. :) Adults and children alike were all around the table piling on different flavors and toppings!!!

Here are a few of our favorites from this fun day:

Palm Event Center Wedding Photo

Groom with Red Bouquet at Palm Event Center

We love when our couples see each other for the first time before the ceremony. It’s always a very emotional moment and allows them to enjoy this moment in a more private way:

Palm Event Center Wedding first look

Palm Event Center Wedding Photo of Bride

Palm Event Center Wedding Photo of Groom

Palm Event Center Bride and Groom edgy portrait

Palm Event Center dusk Wedding Photos

Palm Event Center Wedding

Palm Event Center Vineyard Wedding landscape

Palm Event Center Indoors Wedding Ceremony

We loved the idea of taking the first ice cream scoop instead of a traditional cake cutting:

Ice Cream Bar at Wedding Reception at Palm Event Center

Palm Event Center Fun Reception Dancing Photo

Palm Event Center Rings

Palm Event Center bride and groom romantic portrait

To view one more gorgeous Palm Event Center wedding photographed by Choco Studio visit Palm Event Center Wedding Photos

5 Comments May 26, 2010
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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.