GUADALUPE + NICHOLAS WEDDING AT THE RANDALL HOUSE IN BAKERSFIELD
September 22, 2017
This charming wedding in Bakersfield was six years in the making for Guadalupe and Nicholas, and every moment lived up to the expectations!
The day started with a Mass and traditional wedding ceremony at the stately Catholic cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, where Guadalupe’s son walked her down the aisle to give her away. After the wedding vows and I do’s, the celebrations moved to The Randall House, one of Bakersfield’s premiere outdoor wedding reception venues.
After the ceremony, Guadalupe changed out of her ceremony wedding dress and donned a reception dress with little black jacket to match Nicholas’s casual reception attire and the laid back informal atmosphere at The Randall House. With al fresco string lighting overhead and a lush garden patio setting complete with mature landscaping and central fountain, the reception had a charming and cozy outdoor bistro feel. The couple decorated each table with young white and pastel pink roses and babies breath, to match the simplicity of Guadalupe’s white Easter lily and hydrangea bridal bouquet. For the guest book, the couple had guests sign the matted frame of their engagement portrait, and had wedding favors of ornate key bottle opener keychains placed at each place setting.
While the reception sported all the traditional cocktail hour refreshments with a wine cart and specialty beers, the couple also incorporated elements of California street cuisine into their entertainment and refreshments. The catering, by Los Mejores Tacos Catering Service, featured street style tacos, quesadillas, roasted jalepenos and rice and beans, along with a local bicycle food cart vendor parked in the patio serving shaved ice, pinwheel duros (a popular Mexican snack food made of puffed wheat and flavored with chili and lime) and Mexican elotes (fresh corn on the cob that is slathered with mayonnaise and butter, then rolled in cotija cheese and sprinkled with salt and a spicy ground chile mixture). They also set out a dessert table piled with traditional Mexican novelty candies and snacks.
With DJ Joe Myers providing the event lighting and keeping the guests entertained with music and dancing, the cake cutting, bouquet toss, and garter toss were a lively affair! After the first dance, as the sun set and the string lights made the patio courtyard glow, the guests lit sparklers as the couple ran down the file of guests amidst cheers and congratulations.
The event was truly a Central California classic, and was a blast to capture! Congratulations again to Guadalupe and Nicholas on your gorgeous wedding and reception!
You can also view the wedding slideshow video below!