When Bianca and Sam were thinking about their wedding, they wanted to plan an event that was personal to them and felt fun, inclusive, and relaxing. Following a traditional ceremony at Stanford Memorial Church, the pair planned a reception at Hidden Villa filled with personal and meaningful performances honoring their Mexican and Filipino heritage. They served carnitas, tepache, and halo-halo and hired a mariachi band for dinner entertainment. Bianca performed with her college Polynesian dance group and Sam with his band, as well as a special song dedicated to Bianca’s late father. Even with a full guest list, their celebration felt romantic, meaningful, and intimate.
Venue: Stanford Memorial Church + Hidden Villa | Planner: Blushing Joy Events | Florals: Pickled Oak | Makeup: Design Her Image | Dessert: Jen’s Cakes + Nopalito | Gown: BoLee Bridal Couture | Bridesmaids: Azazie | Rings: Brilliant Earth | Groom’s Attire: The Black Tux | Favors: Marshall’s Farm Honey | Rentals: William’s Party Rentals | Lighting: Magical Lighting | Menus: Kelly Design | Signage: Sandra Jung | Mariachi Band: Mariachi Cardenal | Polynesian Dance Group: Kaorihiva | DJ: DJ Mpenzi | Videography: Shutter & Sound Films