January 11, 2023
Breonna and Armando were married at the gorgeous rustic Cottonwood Barn just outside of Visalia, California. They celebrated their years of love and commitment with close friends and family on a beautiful September day, a day filled with sunshine and laughter. Their wedding was a perfect blend of country with sophistication and elegance.
Breonna looked absolutely stunning in her white mermaid style dress with delicate tulle sleeves trimmed floral lace appliques and buttoned cuffs. Armando was so dashing in his black tux with green and white boutonniere, all smiles for his wife and loved ones. They chose to dress their wedding party in black with matching tuxes and long maxi-dresses, giving them a classic and elegant look- aways a nice compliment to a rustic country venue. Breonna and her bridal party carried delicate and soft bouquets of white roses and baby’s breath, with touches of mint green eucalyptus in a traditional structured style.
Armando hand crafted an absolutely amazing white cross for their ceremony, symbolic of what is most important to them- their faith and commitment. He also built a clean white wall with their last name “Martinez” in black lettering to stage behind their sweetheart table. It was such a cool and unique idea which added a chic modern twist- it really made their reception space come together.
One of my favorite parts of their wedding was the incredible sweets table- what a feat! Cupcakes with candy rings, lollipops, cakes, lemon bars, the list goes on. They had an all-white castle bounce house for the kids, glow sticks for dancing, a an incredible husband and wife first dance- they even had a shaved ice truck, owned by Armando’s family, which came to offer a delicious frozen treat to their guests.
After the ceremony, we jumped in the back of one of the farms trucks to catch a ride out into the golden pastures that surround the barn, for breathtaking sunset romantics between husband and wife. The love between Armando and Breonna was just magical. They make such a beautiful pair- Breonna’s veil was one of the most beautiful I have ever seen as it flowed out in the breeze. They were so happy, joyful and sweet together as they gazed out on the multi-colored mountains in the distance. We also had some special friends hanging around to watch, wondering what we were up to!
Breonna and Armando are truly blessed with the most amazing friends and family- there was hours of dancing and fun. During their reception they did a bouquet and garter toss, some really exciting traditional hispanic dances, there were heartwarming toasts, at one point the groom was picked up and thrown in the air by his playful groomsmen- you could really tell just how much love is in their lives from the joy of their guests and the laughter and happy tears. It was such an honor for me to capture the memories of their day from start to finish.
Check out their amazing photos below at the incredible Cottonwood Barn, a rustic wedding venue in Central California.
Wonderful wedding Vendors who helped make this day come alive!
Make-up and Hair: Tello Hair