Winters Walnut Orchard Wedding with Mexican Flair!Jenni + Raul

Growing up just down the road from each other, Jenni and Raul had no idea that one day they would say “I Do.” After falling head over heels two years ago, the couple decided that Jenni’s family farm would be the perfect place for the Big Day.

Winters Bride getting ready at childhood home - Carmen Salazar

I just love the way Jenni’s mom watches with such pride as her daughter puts on her wedding dress. Tears were definitely flowing!

Bride wearing Anthropologie wedding dress - Carmen Salazar

After struggling with another gown purchase that Jenni described as “too poofy to handle”, she found the perfect bohemian dress from the BHLDN wedding line from Anthropologie.

I’m in love!

Bride putting on BHLDN dress at private estate - Carmen Salazar
Beautiful Winters bride in family orchard - Carmen Salazar

And cowgirl boots were the perfect touch to the Mexi-Cali wedding style!

Mexican wedding style bouquet - Carmen Salazar
Bride laughing with her mom at family farm - Carmen Salazar

How lucky is Jenni to have the perfect wedding venue in her parents’ backyard?!  Her mother’s family has farmed and lived on the property for generations, truly making this a family affair!

Groom riding his horse before the ceremony - Carmen Salazar

Raul’s family friend brought a couple of his horses for the guys to ride before the ceremony — these fellas are some pretty fancy riders!

Father of the groom riding horses with son - Carmen Salazar
Cowboy groom getting dressed at Winters property - Carmen Salazar

Telenovela star in the making right here!

Groom waiting in Winters orchard for first look - Carmen Salazar
Gorgeous first look at fall Winters wedding - Carmen Salazar

Raul and Jenni decided to do a First Look in the orchard. We had the most magical light for this private moment.

Laughing bride and groom at farm first look - Carmen Salazar

While Raul and Jenni love spending time on their families’ land, they’ve been spending time remodeling their house together.  Their home is a mix of their Mexican and Californian styles, which led to the theme of their wedding.

Sun kissed first look at California orchard property - Carmen Salazar
Bride and groom holding hands at Winters wedding - Carmen Salazar
Mexican Californian style bride and groom - Carmen Salazar
Mexican cowboy ranchero groom - Carmen Salazar
Walnut farm wedding outdoor portraits - Carmen Salazar

Jenni’s family grows walnuts, and just collected their fall harvest. Yum!

Intimate Mexican wedding party on farm - Carmen Salazar
DIY Mexcian paper flower wedding arbor - Carmen Salazar
DIY wedding aisle signs with adorable bearers - Carmen Salazar

Too much DIY cuteness to handle!

Raul’s girl is quite the beaming bride, with her mom and dad by her side.
Beaming Winters bride walking the aisle with both parents - Carmen Salazar
Mexican Catholic backyard wedding ceremony - Carmen Salazar

Raul’s brother and sister in law married the couple in a beautiful Catholic ceremony.

Groom puts ring on bride at Winters private estate wedding - Carmen Salazar
First kiss at Mexican private estate wedding ceremony - Carmen Salazar
Newlyweds say "I Do" at private estate - Carmen Salazar
Newlywed tequila shot cheers at Winters wedding - Carmen Salazar

Raul and Jenni brought their families officially together by signing their license with tequila shots and lots of laughs!

Bride sipping tequila with in-laws after ceremony - Carmen Salazar
In-laws embracing after backyard wedding ceremony - Carmen Salazar

Raul and Jenni’s moms were overwhelmed with tears of happiness that their children found each other.

Beautiful DIY Day of the Dead wedding reception - Carmen Salazar

This beautiful papeles draped reception was decorated by volunteers from the Winters Future Farmers of America chapter. Raul was also a member of FFA growing up, and is a life long supporter of their educational program.

Mexi-Cali DIY wedding decorations - Carmen Salazar
Mexican papeles wedding banner decorations - Carmen Salazar
Fall pumpkin DIY wedding favors - Carmen Salazar
Fall wedding floral centerpieces at Mexican wedding - Carmen Salazar
DIY stamped wedding matchbox favors - Carmen Salazar
Bride and groom walking along orchards to reception - Carmen Salazar

In my opinion, first dances should always have a mariachi serenade included!

Mexican mariachi first dance at private estate - Carmen Salazar

I recognized these talented folks, Mariachi Zacatecas, from my UOP wedding in Stockton this summer — these guys are #1!

Mariachi Zacatecas playing at fall Winters wedding - Carmen Salazar
Night dance floor with papeles at farm wedding - Carmen Salazar
Adorable baby at fall private estate wedding reception - Carmen Salazar
Cowyboy groom dancing at outdoor reception - Carmen Salazar
Laughing bride dancing at private estate wedding - Carmen Salazar
Berryessa Gap sunset wedding photography - Carmen Salazar

Congratulations Raul and Jenni — keep having sunset dates at Berryessa Gap and always bring your cowboy boots!

Planner – Stephanie of Stephanie Teague Events
Cake – Claire’s Cupcakery
Paper Flowers – Bozworkz
DJ – Premier 6 Events
Catering – Kicos Mexican Food
Makeup – Anais Foley Kennedy
Hair – Creations by Heather
Florist – Dixon Florist and Gift Shop

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