francesca brady = it’s amore

Francesca & Brady exchanged their wedding vows at the Santa Clara Mission where Brady’s parents had exchanged their very own vows thirty four years prior. Unbeknownst to Francesca, Brady had done his homework and reserved their wedding date at the Mission over a year in advance to make certain they were on the books at this highly sought after ceremony site. This just about melted my heart and I told Francesca that he was a keeper before having ever met him!

It was a sincere pleasure to photograph another Budelli wedding. As in the years past, I was fortunate enough to photograph two of Francesca’s cousins’ weddings and have known the family since childhood. Francesca & Brady chose the Menlo Circus Club for their reception and could not have been more thrilled to work alongside with one of my closest friends Barbara Brooks, the clubs event coordinator. Simply Stunning Wedding & Events helped orchestrate the day of the event, which is never a small task with over 300 guests. The inside of the club was transformed into an Italian inspired “elegant garden”. Born from the same heritage, I loved each and every Italian influenced detail. There was certainly no shortage of Italian wines, prosecco, antipasto, ravioli and a fully equipped gelato bar to sweeten up the end of the evening.

Salute to Francesca & Brady, it was especially fun to be a part of your big italian inspired wedding celebration. I wish you both all the best in the years to come!!

venue + catering: menlo circus club // ceremony site: santa clara mission // event coordinator: barbara brooks with menlo circus club // event wedding planner: simply stunning wedding + events // creative direction, styling + floral: bloomsters // dress: amy kuschel bridal // shoes: badgley mischka // make up: christina aguayo // hair: holly england // // videography: kvp weddings // officiant: father michael zampelli // band: the cheesballs // cake: jzdesserts + sugar, butter, flour // gelato: sweet springs gelato // rentals: classic party rentals // transportation: bauers transportation // lighting + drapes + sound: bloomsters