Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery Wedding – Pleasanton | Sarah & Alfred

It started raining as we got to Home2 Hilton. Sarah’s bridesmaids said it was a good thing for it to rain on the wedding day as it symbolized the last tears that would ever drop. But they were all wrong … Tears kept on dropping at Casa Real.

13 months ago, we met Sarah & Alfred as they were planning early for their wedding. Then, 3 months after, we documented their engagement session around Golden Gate Park. Before we documented their wedding, we met them at their best friends’ wedding last September: Wilson & Tiffany. 6 months after that, here we are at our first wedding of 2019 at Casa Real.

If you had a chance to Sarah & Alfred, they are so down to earth and always look happy. No matter how chaotic a typical Chinese American wedding is, a smile is always on their face. Deep down inside, they are so emotional and couldn’t hold back their tears for once, from the moment they exchanged the wedding vows to the toast by their sisters and best friends. Each of them a great connection with Sarah & Alfred. I remember Wilson said that you can trust Alfred with anything, except the ability to finish his alcohol. The minute you are not looking, it would go over the shoulder.

Talking about drink, at Wilson & Tiffany’s wedding, Sarah and the bridesmaids had to take care of Tiff because she didn’t have time to finish her dinner while she had to take shots, A LOT (what could you do when friends kept asking you to?). That was a valuable lesson for Sarah. Indeed, things got better … a little bit. An hour before the party was over, as we were about to depart, I caught Sarah when Alfred and his best man were escorting her back to the hotel. We knew she took many drinks and had lots of fun, but she managed to finish all the important things with flying colors. And that was how we ended an amazing day!

Ceremony & Reception venue: Casa Real at Winery Ruby Hill

Venue coordinator: Zainab Ahmad

Lighting: Fantasy Sound Event Services

DJ: DJ Brian Lu

Florist: Rosebud Floral Design

Cake: Cake Creations By Bev

Photobooth: Now Ya Ngo

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