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A Romantic Garden Wedding in the San Jose Hills

College sweethearts Michael and Erika met while working at Trader Joe's. Their beautiful, outdoor wedding was a celebration of two distinct cultures becoming one. 

Orange made for a bright accent color for Erika and Michael's sunny nuptials in the San Jose hills. Erika looked gorgeous as she walked down the rose petal-lined aisle in a lace gown, preceded by the couple's adorable bulldog. At the reception, guests enjoyed stunning views of the South Bay while they feasted on tasty Mexican fare. 

The newlyweds seamlessly fused their two cultures – Michael is African American and Erika is Mexican American – into one on their big day, incorporating traditions from both families at the wedding. In perfect fashion, the newlyweds jumped the broom while a mariachi band played. 

Photographer: Chloe Jackman Photography 

Event Designer: I Do Venues

Reception Venue: Bella Montagna 

Invitations: Pistachio Press

Florist: The Card Mart

Cake: Margaret's French Bakery

Preferred Vendors

Swedenborgian Church: Not Your Average Church Wedding

An extraordinary venue in the heart of the city with a secret garden and an historic sanctuary where you will be married by candlelight.

Church Street Flowers

Church Street Flowers is a full service floral boutique specializing in custom creations for every occasion.

Les Cent Culottes

French Lingerie, sleepwear, hosiery & jewelry perfect for brides. 

San Francisco Giftcenter & Jewelrymart

With over 125 Bay Area vendors and the largest selection in the Bay Area, the SF Giftcenter & Jewelrymart has your wedding needs covered from head to toe. 

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort,

Spa and Casino

Create cherished lifelong memories in the stunning alpine setting at Tahoe’s newly renovated and only lakefront 4-diamond resort. 

Nordstrom Wedding Suites -

San Francisco Centre and Valley Fair

From your dress to every little detail, our Wedding Stylists will help bring your bridal vision to life, including looks for your entire wedding party.

Dream a Little Dream Events

Custom wedding and event planning company for the stylish bride.