Nestldown Wedding in the Santa Cruz Mountains | Emily & Mike

Emily and Mike, both dentists living in Texas, decided to tie the knot in gorgeous Northern California at the Nestldown Retreat in Los Gatos. Emily and Mike’s families are both in the area, and let’s be honest, Nestldown, with its towering redwood trees and lush landscape, is a breathtaking wedding venue. It was a joyous, beautiful celebration. I especially loved that they included their French Bulldog El Montey in their ceremony, and had a space to make s’mores! I had so much fun photographing all of the details and festivities!

Congratulations you two! I feel honored to have been a part of your special day.

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By the way, Big Fun DJs (credited below) is the only wedding DJ company I’ve ever encountered who uses a fog machine, so if you like the way it renders in the images above, be sure to get in touch with them.

Credits

Planning & Styling: Kandis of Something Blue
Venue: Nestldown
Catering: Eisenhauer’s
Florist: Jennifer at Something Blue
Cake: C’est Si Bon Bakery
Hair & Makeup: Ann Ho of A List Makeup
Officiant: Lili Goodman & Greg Freitas
Liquor: Thomas Mills of Mills Wine Group
DJ: Henry of Big Fun DJs
Gown: Reem Acra, “Heavenly Lace”

If you liked this wedding, check out Orly & Zack’s Nestldown wedding, too!

  • Kim said:

    Holy cow that's one epic dance party. Rock on!

  • Susan said:

    Nestldown is one of my favorite favorite places! Love!

  • You nailed this wedding so good. That venue is so on my bucket list. Your dance party photos here are epic.

  • Jacqueline Elizabeth said:

    Such a beautiful wedding!!! I love all of it! Beautifully done :)

  • Mercedes said:

    Yes! Super fun reception! Also, great way to tell a story in all these spectacular photos. Nicely done!

  • Darin said:

    Super killer epic happy amazing dance images. Great work.

  • Anonymous said:

    Wow .great pics and a great use of Bokeh and capturing the first look shots with the blindfold and the bride!

  • Heather K said:

    I adore the emotion that you sought out in your images. Gorgeous, gorgeous work!