Living in the moment! St. Mary's and Diablo Country Club

 

What makes a wedding fun to capture for me?  Well this wedding pretty much sums it up.  Culture, elegance, love, and carefree.... yet chaos free!  

I first began talking to the bride Agustina's mom about two months ago... amazing lady. Within two months, Mercedes pulled off an elegant event for her daughter that would have take most people a year to create!  Good job Mercedes!  Agustina, from Argentina, is 4 months pregnant and is just glowing... was it the baby or was it the love or maybe a little bit of both!   Whatever it was, Chris and Agustina were just beaming all night with the love that pored in from literally all over the world, as most of their guests, on very short notice, flew in from as far away as Argentina and Amsterdam.  Amazing! 

The wedding was at one of my favorite churches, St. Mary's Chapelin Moraga.  It’s a beautiful campus and just a breathtaking church... but the reception, a place I had never photographed at, is simply put, nothing but elegance.  Diablo Country Club is a throw back in time to what a country club used to be.  Its old school charm and its elite sophistication made you feel as if you just stepped into a place for the rich and famous.  

Had the mother of the bride left it at that I would have been sold... but she continued the fun and festivities with an amazing live band, a photo booth, cigars for the guys (although there were a few girls out there), and a rose petal send off at the end of the night.  

I left there with a big smile on my face at the end of the night, sure I worked my tale off, but it was just so nice to see all the love that pored into this couple and a wedding and party that really came together without a glitch in sight.  And ok even though I worked.. I had so much fun too!

 

Portraits by Shanti / Shanti Duprez / St. Mary's Chapel / Moraga / Diablo Country Club / Megan Haney Designs Lafayette / Torrino Baking Berkeley / The Smokin' J's Band Danville / Father Paulson Mundanmani / Changes Salon and Day Spa Walnut Creek / Out of the Envelope Los Gatos / Viet Q Mac / Video Amusement  Inc / San Francisco / Peninsula Tours San Francisco / Bella Bridesmaid / Kate Spade / Men's Wearhouse

Portraits by Shanti / Shanti Duprez / St. Mary's Chapel / Moraga / Diablo Country Club / Megan Haney Designs Lafayette / Torrino Baking Berkeley / The Smokin' J's Band Danville / Father Paulson Mundanmani / Changes Salon and Day Spa Walnut Creek / Out of the Envelope Los Gatos / Viet Q Mac / Video Amusement  Inc / San Francisco / Peninsula Tours San Francisco / Bella Bridesmaid / Kate Spade / Men's WearhousePortraits by Shanti / Shanti Duprez / St. Mary's Chapel / Moraga / Diablo Country Club / Megan Haney Designs Lafayette / Torrino Baking Berkeley / The Smokin' J's Band Danville / Father Paulson Mundanmani / Changes Salon and Day Spa Walnut Creek / Out of the Envelope Los Gatos / Viet Q Mac / Video Amusement  Inc / San Francisco / Peninsula Tours San Francisco / Bella Bridesmaid / Kate Spade / Men's WearhousePortraits by Shanti / Shanti Duprez / St. Mary's Chapel / Moraga / Diablo Country Club / Megan Haney Designs Lafayette / Torrino Baking Berkeley / The Smokin' J's Band Danville / Father Paulson Mundanmani / Changes Salon and Day Spa Walnut Creek / Out of the Envelope Los Gatos / Viet Q Mac / Video Amusement  Inc / San Francisco / Peninsula Tours San Francisco / Bella Bridesmaid / Kate Spade / Men's WearhousePortraits by Shanti / Shanti Duprez / St. Mary's Chapel / Moraga / Diablo Country Club / Megan Haney Designs Lafayette / Torrino Baking Berkeley / The Smokin' J's Band Danville / Father Paulson Mundanmani / Changes Salon and Day Spa Walnut Creek / Out of the Envelope Los Gatos / Viet Q Mac / Video Amusement  Inc / San Francisco / Peninsula Tours San Francisco / Bella Bridesmaid / Kate Spade / Men's WearhousePortraits by Shanti / Shanti Duprez / St. Mary's Chapel / Moraga / Diablo Country Club / Megan Haney Designs Lafayette / Torrino Baking Berkeley / The Smokin' J's Band Danville / Father Paulson Mundanmani / Changes Salon and Day Spa Walnut Creek / Out of the Envelope Los Gatos / Viet Q Mac / Video Amusement  Inc / San Francisco / Peninsula Tours San Francisco / Bella Bridesmaid / Kate Spade / Men's WearhousePortraits by Shanti / Shanti Duprez / St. Mary's Chapel / Moraga / Diablo Country Club / Megan Haney Designs Lafayette / Torrino Baking Berkeley / The Smokin' J's Band Danville / Father Paulson Mundanmani / Changes Salon and Day Spa Walnut Creek / Out of the Envelope Los Gatos / Viet Q Mac / Video Amusement  Inc / San Francisco / Peninsula Tours San Francisco / Bella Bridesmaid / Kate Spade / Men's WearhousePortraits by Shanti / Shanti Duprez / St. Mary's Chapel / Moraga / Diablo Country Club / Megan Haney Designs Lafayette / Torrino Baking Berkeley / The Smokin' J's Band Danville / Father Paulson Mundanmani / Changes Salon and Day Spa Walnut Creek / Out of the Envelope Los Gatos / Viet Q Mac / Video Amusement  Inc / San Francisco / Peninsula Tours San Francisco / Bella Bridesmaid / Kate Spade / Men's WearhousePortraits by Shanti / Shanti Duprez / St. Mary's Chapel / Moraga / Diablo Country Club / Megan Haney Designs Lafayette / Torrino Baking Berkeley / The Smokin' J's Band Danville / Father Paulson Mundanmani / Changes Salon and Day Spa Walnut Creek / Out of the Envelope Los Gatos / Viet Q Mac / Video Amusement  Inc / San Francisco / Peninsula Tours San Francisco / Bella Bridesmaid / Kate Spade / Men's WearhousePortraits by Shanti / Shanti Duprez / St. Mary's Chapel / Moraga / Diablo Country Club / Megan Haney Designs Lafayette / Torrino Baking Berkeley / The Smokin' J's Band Danville / Father Paulson Mundanmani / Changes Salon and Day Spa Walnut Creek / Out of the Envelope Los Gatos / Viet Q Mac / Video Amusement  Inc / San Francisco / Peninsula Tours San Francisco / Bella Bridesmaid / Kate Spade / Men's WearhousePortraits by Shanti / Shanti Duprez / St. Mary's Chapel / Moraga / Diablo Country Club / Megan Haney Designs Lafayette / Torrino Baking Berkeley / The Smokin' J's Band Danville / Father Paulson Mundanmani / Changes Salon and Day Spa Walnut Creek / Out of the Envelope Los Gatos / Viet Q Mac / Video Amusement  Inc / San Francisco / Peninsula Tours San Francisco / Bella Bridesmaid / Kate Spade / Men's WearhousePortraits by Shanti / Shanti Duprez / St. Mary's Chapel / Moraga / Diablo Country Club / Megan Haney Designs Lafayette / Torrino Baking Berkeley / The Smokin' J's Band Danville / Father Paulson Mundanmani / Changes Salon and Day Spa Walnut Creek / Out of the Envelope Los Gatos / Viet Q Mac / Video Amusement  Inc / San Francisco / Peninsula Tours San Francisco / Bella Bridesmaid / Kate Spade / Men's WearhousePortraits by Shanti / Shanti Duprez / St. Mary's Chapel / Moraga / Diablo Country Club / Megan Haney Designs Lafayette / Torrino Baking Berkeley / The Smokin' J's Band Danville / Father Paulson Mundanmani / Changes Salon and Day Spa Walnut Creek / Out of the Envelope Los Gatos / Viet Q Mac / Video Amusement  Inc / San Francisco / Peninsula Tours San Francisco / Bella Bridesmaid / Kate Spade / Men's WearhousePortraits by Shanti / Shanti Duprez / St. Mary's Chapel / Moraga / Diablo Country Club / Megan Haney Designs Lafayette / Torrino Baking Berkeley / The Smokin' J's Band Danville / Father Paulson Mundanmani / Changes Salon and Day Spa Walnut Creek / Out of the Envelope Los Gatos / Viet Q Mac / Video Amusement  Inc / San Francisco / Peninsula Tours San Francisco / Bella Bridesmaid / Kate Spade / Men's WearhousePortraits by Shanti / Shanti Duprez / St. Mary's Chapel / Moraga / Diablo Country Club / Megan Haney Designs Lafayette / Torrino Baking Berkeley / The Smokin' J's Band Danville / Father Paulson Mundanmani / Changes Salon and Day Spa Walnut Creek / Out of the Envelope Los Gatos / Viet Q Mac / Video Amusement  Inc / San Francisco / Peninsula Tours San Francisco / Bella Bridesmaid / Kate Spade / Men's WearhousePortraits by Shanti / Shanti Duprez / St. Mary's Chapel / Moraga / Diablo Country Club / Megan Haney Designs Lafayette / Torrino Baking Berkeley / The Smokin' J's Band Danville / Father Paulson Mundanmani / Changes Salon and Day Spa Walnut Creek / Out of the Envelope Los Gatos / Viet Q Mac / Video Amusement  Inc / San Francisco / Peninsula Tours San Francisco / Bella Bridesmaid / Kate Spade / Men's WearhousePortraits by Shanti / Shanti Duprez / St. Mary's Chapel / Moraga / Diablo Country Club / Megan Haney Designs Lafayette / Torrino Baking Berkeley / The Smokin' J's Band Danville / Father Paulson Mundanmani / Changes Salon and Day Spa Walnut Creek / Out of the Envelope Los Gatos / Viet Q Mac / Video Amusement  Inc / San Francisco / Peninsula Tours San Francisco / Bella Bridesmaid / Kate Spade / Men's WearhousePortraits by Shanti / Shanti Duprez / St. Mary's Chapel / Moraga / Diablo Country Club / Megan Haney Designs Lafayette / Torrino Baking Berkeley / The Smokin' J's Band Danville / Father Paulson Mundanmani / Changes Salon and Day Spa Walnut Creek / Out of the Envelope Los Gatos / Viet Q Mac / Video Amusement  Inc / San Francisco / Peninsula Tours San Francisco / Bella Bridesmaid / Kate Spade / Men's WearhousePortraits by Shanti / Shanti Duprez / St. Mary's Chapel / Moraga / Diablo Country Club / Megan Haney Designs Lafayette / Torrino Baking Berkeley / The Smokin' J's Band Danville / Father Paulson Mundanmani / Changes Salon and Day Spa Walnut Creek / Out of the Envelope Los Gatos / Viet Q Mac / Video Amusement  Inc / San Francisco / Peninsula Tours San Francisco / Bella Bridesmaid / Kate Spade / Men's WearhousePortraits by Shanti / Shanti Duprez / St. Mary's Chapel / Moraga / Diablo Country Club / Megan Haney Designs Lafayette / Torrino Baking Berkeley / The Smokin' J's Band Danville / Father Paulson Mundanmani / Changes Salon and Day Spa Walnut Creek / Out of the Envelope Los Gatos / Viet Q Mac / Video Amusement  Inc / San Francisco / Peninsula Tours San Francisco / Bella Bridesmaid / Kate Spade / Men's WearhousePortraits by Shanti / Shanti Duprez / St. Mary's Chapel / Moraga / Diablo Country Club / Megan Haney Designs Lafayette / Torrino Baking Berkeley / The Smokin' J's Band Danville / Father Paulson Mundanmani / Changes Salon and Day Spa Walnut Creek / Out of the Envelope Los Gatos / Viet Q Mac / Video Amusement  Inc / San Francisco / Peninsula Tours San Francisco / Bella Bridesmaid / Kate Spade / Men's WearhousePortraits by Shanti / Shanti Duprez / St. Mary's Chapel / Moraga / Diablo Country Club / Megan Haney Designs Lafayette / Torrino Baking Berkeley / The Smokin' J's Band Danville / Father Paulson Mundanmani / Changes Salon and Day Spa Walnut Creek / Out of the Envelope Los Gatos / Viet Q Mac / Video Amusement  Inc / San Francisco / Peninsula Tours San Francisco / Bella Bridesmaid / Kate Spade / Men's WearhousePortraits by Shanti / Shanti Duprez / St. Mary's Chapel / Moraga / Diablo Country Club / Megan Haney Designs Lafayette / Torrino Baking Berkeley / The Smokin' J's Band Danville / Father Paulson Mundanmani / Changes Salon and Day Spa Walnut Creek / Out of the Envelope Los Gatos / Viet Q Mac / Video Amusement  Inc / San Francisco / Peninsula Tours San Francisco / Bella Bridesmaid / Kate Spade / Men's WearhousePortraits by Shanti / Shanti Duprez / St. Mary's Chapel / Moraga / Diablo Country Club / Megan Haney Designs Lafayette / Torrino Baking Berkeley / The Smokin' J's Band Danville / Father Paulson Mundanmani / Changes Salon and Day Spa Walnut Creek / Out of the Envelope Los Gatos / Viet Q Mac / Video Amusement  Inc / San Francisco / Peninsula Tours San Francisco / Bella Bridesmaid / Kate Spade / Men's WearhousePortraits by Shanti / Shanti Duprez / St. Mary's Chapel / Moraga / Diablo Country Club / Megan Haney Designs Lafayette / Torrino Baking Berkeley / The Smokin' J's Band Danville / Father Paulson Mundanmani / Changes Salon and Day Spa Walnut Creek / Out of the Envelope Los Gatos / Viet Q Mac / Video Amusement  Inc / San Francisco / Peninsula Tours San Francisco / Bella Bridesmaid / Kate Spade / Men's WearhousePortraits by Shanti / Shanti Duprez / St. Mary's Chapel / Moraga / Diablo Country Club / Megan Haney Designs Lafayette / Torrino Baking Berkeley / The Smokin' J's Band Danville / Father Paulson Mundanmani / Changes Salon and Day Spa Walnut Creek / Out of the Envelope Los Gatos / Viet Q Mac / Video Amusement  Inc / San Francisco / Peninsula Tours San Francisco / Bella Bridesmaid / Kate Spade / Men's WearhousePortraits by Shanti / Shanti Duprez / St. Mary's Chapel / Moraga / Diablo Country Club / Megan Haney Designs Lafayette / Torrino Baking Berkeley / The Smokin' J's Band Danville / Father Paulson Mundanmani / Changes Salon and Day Spa Walnut Creek / Out of the Envelope Los Gatos / Viet Q Mac / Video Amusement  Inc / San Francisco / Peninsula Tours San Francisco / Bella Bridesmaid / Kate Spade / Men's WearhousePortraits by Shanti / Shanti Duprez / St. Mary's Chapel / Moraga / Diablo Country Club / Megan Haney Designs Lafayette / Torrino Baking Berkeley / The Smokin' J's Band Danville / Father Paulson Mundanmani / Changes Salon and Day Spa Walnut Creek / Out of the Envelope Los Gatos / Viet Q Mac / Video Amusement  Inc / San Francisco / Peninsula Tours San Francisco / Bella Bridesmaid / Kate Spade / Men's WearhousePortraits by Shanti / Shanti Duprez / St. Mary's Chapel / Moraga / Diablo Country Club / Megan Haney Designs Lafayette / Torrino Baking Berkeley / The Smokin' J's Band Danville / Father Paulson Mundanmani / Changes Salon and Day Spa Walnut Creek / Out of the Envelope Los Gatos / Viet Q Mac / Video Amusement  Inc / San Francisco / Peninsula Tours San Francisco / Bella Bridesmaid / Kate Spade / Men's WearhousePortraits by Shanti / Shanti Duprez / St. Mary's Chapel / Moraga / Diablo Country Club / Megan Haney Designs Lafayette / Torrino Baking Berkeley / The Smokin' J's Band Danville / Father Paulson Mundanmani / Changes Salon and Day Spa Walnut Creek / Out of the Envelope Los Gatos / Viet Q Mac / Video Amusement  Inc / San Francisco / Peninsula Tours San Francisco / Bella Bridesmaid / Kate Spade / Men's WearhousePortraits by Shanti / Shanti Duprez / St. Mary's Chapel / Moraga / Diablo Country Club / Megan Haney Designs Lafayette / Torrino Baking Berkeley / The Smokin' J's Band Danville / Father Paulson Mundanmani / Changes Salon and Day Spa Walnut Creek / Out of the Envelope Los Gatos / Viet Q Mac / Video Amusement  Inc / San Francisco / Peninsula Tours San Francisco / Bella Bridesmaid / Kate Spade / Men's WearhousePortraits by Shanti / Shanti Duprez / St. Mary's Chapel / Moraga / Diablo Country Club / Megan Haney Designs Lafayette / Torrino Baking Berkeley / The Smokin' J's Band Danville / Father Paulson Mundanmani / Changes Salon and Day Spa Walnut Creek / Out of the Envelope Los Gatos / Viet Q Mac / Video Amusement  Inc / San Francisco / Peninsula Tours San Francisco / Bella Bridesmaid / Kate Spade / Men's WearhousePortraits by Shanti / Shanti Duprez / St. Mary's Chapel / Moraga / Diablo Country Club / Megan Haney Designs Lafayette / Torrino Baking Berkeley / The Smokin' J's Band Danville / Father Paulson Mundanmani / Changes Salon and Day Spa Walnut Creek / Out of the Envelope Los Gatos / Viet Q Mac / Video Amusement  Inc / San Francisco / Peninsula Tours San Francisco / Bella Bridesmaid / Kate Spade / Men's WearhousePortraits by Shanti / Shanti Duprez / St. Mary's Chapel / Moraga / Diablo Country Club / Megan Haney Designs Lafayette / Torrino Baking Berkeley / The Smokin' J's Band Danville / Father Paulson Mundanmani / Changes Salon and Day Spa Walnut Creek / Out of the Envelope Los Gatos / Viet Q Mac / Video Amusement  Inc / San Francisco / Peninsula Tours San Francisco / Bella Bridesmaid / Kate Spade / Men's Wearhouse