(Ka Ma Photography)

Wedding Inspiration: A Traditional Ceremony at Pleasanton's Ruby Hill Golf Club


For Amity Li and Vincent Nguyen, it was all about tradition.

They began their big day with an intimate tea ceremony before making their way to Pleasanton's Ruby Hill Golf Club to get ready with their wedding party.

Amid the sun-washed hills of the valley, Li walked down the aisle in an off-the-shoulder, beaded, lace gown (her bridesmaids wore blush-hued dresses) up to the wedding arch bursting with pink and ivory flowers, in the center of a European-style colonnade draped with lush greenery.

The groomsmen sported gray suits, while the groom went classic in a black tuxedo. Even their fur babies took part in the ceremony, strolling down the aisle in their own outfits.

Afterwards, the couple gathered with their loved ones in the 32,000-square-foot, villa-style clubhouse overlooking the green. The two descended down a tiered staircase into the event space with towering ceilings, a multitude of windows flooding the room in natural light, and a large chandelier overhead.

The theme embodied casual elegance with California-inspired decor and panoramas of Mount Diablo. Round tables circled the dance floor with bronze-colored chairs and towering centerpieces in the same floral palette. A charming three-tiered cake was topped with figurines of the bride and groom with their two dogs.

After toasts and speeches at their sweetheart table, it was time for the party to begin. Guests took goofy shots in the photo booth with emoji hats and then hit the dance floor. At the end, the lovebirds were sent off through a tunnel of glittering sparklers to their new life as newlyweds.

Venue: Ruby Hill Golf Club

Makeup: Lela Nguyen Hair and Makeup

Floral designer: The Flower House

Event planner: Blushing Joy Events

Cake: Carolyn Wong Cakes

Photographer: Ka Ma Photography

Video: Collideskope

Linens: Pleasanton Rentals

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