Classic Santa Clara Mission Summer WeddingKayla + Michael

After a long flight from their home in New York, Kayla and Michael returned to the West Coast for their big “I Do’s”. With relatives and friends joining them from all over California,  they chose the one place that tied their two families together like no other. Both of their parents wed in the Santa Clara University Mission decades before – giving Kayla and Michael a sentimental tradition to carry on in their own wedded bliss!

Classic empire bridal gown - Carmen Salazar

Kayla got ready for the big day in her beautiful suite at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA. Surrounded by her best friends and with a fabulous hair styling team (that has done her mother’s hair for the last 20 years!) , our stunning bride was absolutely giddy in the hours before the ceremony.

Adorable wedding day note from niece - Carmen Salazar

Adorable notes from her flower girls and friends were everywhere to be seen — the overwhelming support of her marriage to Michael was too sweet for words!

Bride getting dressed at Fairmont- Carmen Salazar
Bride putting on gown at Fairmont - Carmen Salazar

Everyone could not stop telling Kayla how much she looked like a princess in her gown — the elegant empire waistline with her classic accents transformed her into a Disney-esque bride!

Elegant empire gown detail - Carmen Salazar
Giggling bridesmaids at Fairmont Hotel - Carmen Salazar
Dramatic bridal getting ready portraits - Carmen Salazar
Romantic wedding day surprise gift - Carmen Salazar

Michael surprised his glowing bride-to-be with a delicate  necklace fashioned out of his grandmother’s diamond. Not a dry eye was in sight!!

Emotional bridesmaids crying at gift - Carmen Salazar
Sentimental mother daughter wedding moment - Carmen Salazar

Kayla’s darling parents stayed from start to finish of her getting ready, but could not contain their smiles at seeing her in her veil. Their princess was ready to walk the aisle!

Father seeing the bride for the first time - Carmen Salazar
Father seeing the bride for the first time - Carmen Salazar
Groom and groomsmen doing shots - Carmen Salazar

Meanwhile our boys were having a Backstreet Boys dance party, while putting their bowties on. These college buddies were cracking jokes and sipping whiskey while Michael cleaned up into quite the Old Hollywood groom.

Classic groom putting on bowtie - Carmen Salazar
Dashing groom putting on cufflinks - Carmen Salazar
Flowergirl walking down Santa Clara Mission aisle - Carmen Salazar
Excited Santa Clara bride with father - Carmen Salazar

Our sweet father of the bride could barely contain his excitement at walking his daughter down the same aisle that brought him and her mother together.

Gorgeous Santa Clara Mission catholic wedding ceremony - Carmen Salazar
Bride arriving at wedding altar - Carmen Salazar
Beautiful Santa Clara cathedral wedding - Carmen Salazar

Wow! I have seen a lot of gorgeous Catholic ceremonies, but the Santa Clara Mission was definitely top of my list for dramatic and ornate architecture. Among classic fresco paintings and the glimmer of gold, Kayla and Michael said their vows.

Dramatic Santa Clara Mission wedding - Carmen Salazar
Laughing bride and groom at Catholic ceremony - Carmen Salazar
Exchanging of rings at Santa Clara Mission - Carmen Salazar
Sentimental moment with wedding priest - Carmen Salazar
First kiss at Santa Clara Mission wedding - Carmen Salazar
Sweet flower girl at Santa Clara Mission - Carmen Salazar
Happy newlyweds walking down aisle - Carmen Salazar
Grand exit at Catholic mission wedding ceremony - Carmen Salazar

Congratulations Kayla and Michael! Stay tuned for their lovely lilac reception at the Westin San Jose! Libby Siino Events knocked our couple’s socks off with the beautiful styling!

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