Shooting a wedding at the Nella Terra Cellars in Sunol, California, is every wedding photographer’s dream. Its pristine white tent amid the rolling hills and lush vineyards is simply dreamy.
Honestly, I felt like I was in France during the entirety of Ailee and Matthew’s wedding.
The day started as I headed to the Holiday Inn hotel where Ailee was getting ready to do her details + getting ready shots. Although we got quite a few images here, I wanted to save the full-on “getting ready photos” for Nella Terra Cellars. The location is one of the few venues that have a gorgeous bridal suite. They created it to be large, white, and very bright.
If you know anything about me, then you know how much I love natural light and white spaces!
At Nella Terra Cellars, they don’t let you into the bridal suite before 3 PM. We made sure to schedule our photography timeline around that — starting with the first look!
Ailee decided to do a first look with her dad which was such a sweet idea. Soon after, she went to do her first look with her groom. Matthew had, of course, nothing but the best reaction! He was all big smiles and laughter.
We went ahead to start taking our couple portraits along with bridal party portraits.
Unfortunately, it started to drizzle and quickly turned into pouring down rain. We luckily were able to go back into the bridal suite while I went into the tent (where reception is hosted) to take reception details until the rain passed!
Ailee and Matthew had their dog, Bear, be the ring bearer. I can honestly say, that I don’t think that I have seen anything cuter! In fact, I insisted that we include Bear in some of the portraits with the wedding party!
Venue: Nella Terra Cellars
Photographer: Helena Wong Photography
Videographer: Dachan Min – Inner light Studio
Coordinator: Vanessa | Weddingworks
Florist: Janice Shin
DJ: David – Sound Wave Mobile DJ
HMUA: Teresa Song
Donuts: Donut Savant