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E. and D.’s big day at The Rose Hotel and Casa Real in Pleasanton was a sweet celebration of two people in love. From the day we met this couple and learned about their plans for the day we were 100% on board. On February 18th we became proud witnesses to the joining of two families and a bride and groom who truly live for each other.

The day started with a fun and creative photo session at The Rose Hotel. Our couple was full of style and we had a blast posing them while being inspired by the settings of this cool and historic hotel. The ceremony and reception took place at the spacious Casa Real. We love working at this venue because they take great care of their vendors. Everything just seems to come together so much better when everyone has the couples’ best interests in mind :)

Towards the end of the night guests were invited to head towards a dimly lit room to enjoy the soothing and beautiful sounds of Tin Cup Serenade. We loved watching and listening to the band while capturing candid pictures of guests relaxing and socializing in the lounge space.

Check out some of our favorites!

Bride and Groom at The Rose Hotel in Pleasanton


We LOVED shooting in and around The Rose Hotel:


Romantic Portraits of Bride and Groom at The Rose Hotel



Romantic Bride and Groom Portrait at The Rose Hotel


Our couple was so great to pose – we hardly had to say anything to get natural photos full of emotion:


Wedding day portraits at The Rose Hotel



Bride and Groom wedding day portraits in Pleasanton



Pleasanton Wedding Portraits



Bride and Groom outside of Rose Hotel


When we reached the ceremony room and lounge area of Casa Real we just had to setup a few more fun poses:


Wedding portraits at Casa Real


The ceremony room was definitely rocking a certain WOW factor:


Dimly Lit Ceremony Room at Casa Real



Wedding Ceremony with Amber Lights at Casa Real


Love watching the sincere and touching moments during the vows:


Emotional Moment during a Casa Real Ceremony



Black and White Ceremony Photo at Casa Real


Casa Real decorations were just glowing with beautiful colors:


Reception Room Decorations at Casa Real


The first dance was full of magical moments:


Emotional First Dance at Casa Real


The groom’s dance with his mother was beautiful as well:


Mother Son Dance with Lots of Emotion at Casa Real


The Tin Cup Serenade rocked it!


Tin Cup Serenade Band Performs at a Wedding at Casa Real



Wedding Cake and Champagne Glasses at Casa Real Reception


Everyone seemed to love the lounge atmosphere:


Wedding Lounge Area at Casa Real


We’ll end this post with a macro shot of the rings!


Wedding Rings Macro at Casa Real


Congratulations on a beautiful wedding, guys! Many, many more decades of happiness to you :)

And the vendors of the day:

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Casa Real
Wedding Planning & Design: Amazae Special Events
Hair & Makeup: Melissa Kohoutek @ Shear Creations
DJ: Amos Productions
Band: Tin Cup Serenade
Florals: Bloomies on Main
Catering: Casa Real
Wedding Cake: Jen’s Cakes

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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.