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Mountain House Estate Wedding: Sonia + Alex

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Mountain House Estate Wedding: Sonia + Alex

By Stani Georgieva
Stani Photography – San Francisco East Bay Photographer



June 17th, 2017

Mariachi music, salsa dancing, lots of laughing,  tears and beautiful sincere emotions at Sonia and Alex wedding day.

Sonia and Alex are one of the matchy matchy soul mate couples I am having the chance to work with. And on of the most wonderful people I have met in my life. Both good hearts and all-around kindred spirits as they describe themselves.  When they first contacted me a year ago to book me for their wedding, things just clicked right away between us.  And I knew their wedding will be full with fiesta and tears.

Sonia and Alex met in 2012 while working on a music together. Alex was the music producer and Sonia was the vocalist. And that’s how everything began around music, fun and laugh. It just meant to happen. As Alex says: ‘ I thought Sonia was really beautiful, but not only that, she was also down to Earth and easy to talk to. I almost immediately felt like we had known each other for a long time.’

Four years after, they both flew to the Bay Area one day where their parents live. Very well planned,  Alex made one of the most romantic proposals to Sonia at the Palace of Fine Arts . With rose petals set by their parents , guitar player playing ‘Besame Mucho’ and a photographer hiding behind the bushes to capture the moment. Alex got down on one knee and asked Sonia to marry him. Then both sides parents popped out from their hiding places and all drank some champagne and took photos. It was one of the most wonderful  days in their lives.

Sonia and Alex dream wedding took place at the gorgeous  historic wedding venue Mountain House Estate, located  at the rural wine country at Cloverdale. It was just the perfect venue for their wedding day, away from the traffics and hustle in Southern California where the couple lives.

They married, outdoor under the big oak tree at the Mountain House Estate property, surrounded by birds singing, wind breeze touching Sonia’s veil and the leaves of the native trees. A place that bees are buzzing and hills are rolling at sunset time.  Empty canvas to be filled with wonderful memories. Their outdoor Mexican wedding at the Mountain House Estate was just spectacular. Sonia who was born and raised inside the traditions of mexican culture and fiesta created one absolutely beautiful mix of cultural traditions and contemporary wedding inspirations.

Sonia reading Alex’s vows to her before putting her dress on and tears are coming out of her eyes. What a priceless moment !

One of my favorite backdrops at Mountain House Estate

I love that moment of the bridesmaids excitement about Sonia’s wedding dress by Essense of Australia design

Personal and elegant. Alex’s custom made suit by Indochino  has embroidery inside his jacket with his and Sonia’s initials and their wedding date.

Having a wedding at one location that has separate bridal and groom suits like at Mountain House Estate, allowed me to capture both bride and groom getting ready.

Father and son ready for the Big Day

Acoustic guitar player at Sonia and Alex wedding ceremony.

Sonia’s father escorts her . Very emotional moment!

It was 100 F that day , but still the big oak tree shade was cooler place to be while saying your vows.

And the first kiss…

And presenting you Mr. and Mrs. Noble

At sunset time after dinner we went to the open field to get some romantic natural light photos of S+A . Just two of them.

The beautiful flower center pieces were one of the main details of the wedding decor and a reference to the Mexican culture.

The small sweets bites were one of the top hits of the evening. Beautifully decorated on top of a cart and served in white plates.

What is a wedding without a glass of champagne…

Capturing the moment … the bridesmaids fixing Sonia’s gorgeous wedding dress.

Mexican inspired wedding decor … And have you tried Noble Martini?

decorated buffet tables with beautiful Mexican ceramic pots

tablecloths were in different vivid colors – purple, yellow, blue

Bridesmaids were wearing grey shade long dresses that were all so beautiful and unique . The flowers by Franceska’s Flower and Garden complemented them just perfect. Make up done by Soyi make-up and hair.

Images can’t describe the emotional moments during the toasts .

and the first dance …

Dancing to Vivir Mi Vida by Marc Anthony – the perfect song to start the wedding party dancing.

and we ended up with a quick group photo with all the guests from above the balcony.

many thanks to the amazing team of wedding vendors who brought that perfect day to life.

Many thanks to the amazing team of wedding vendors who brought that perfect day to life.

Venue: Mountain House Estate

Event Planner: Meghan Magnasco from SoEventful

Event Venue Management: Jenna Britton from theKgroup

Florist: Francesca’s Flowers

Make up and Hair: Kelly from Soyi

Caterer: Gil Vega Catering

DJ: DJ Cody from Sutherland Entertainment

Acoustic Guitar: Matthew Fish from Sutherland Entertainment

Officiant: George Crespin


Mountain House Estate is a Premier Northern California Wedding Venue.