Where do I even begin with Alyssa & Cristian’s Visalia wedding? Their day was so detailed and well thought out – not to mention the Cheetah Girls theme that Alyssa made look as classy as can be. I was obsessed with everything to do with this wedding, and I’m so excited to share these photos with you. Alyssa & Cristian did an awesome job making their day exactly what they wanted!
We started off the day with Alyssa getting ready at Visalia’s newest (and cutest) hotel, The Darling Hotel. I loved this spot so much because there were so many photo-worthy spots to choose from for getting ready photos! If you’re getting married in the Visalia area, I highly recommend checking out this hotel to host you and your wedding party. I mean, just look at those photos of Alyssa in the bathtub. To die for!
Once everyone was done getting ready, Alyssa & Cristian had their first look right outside the hotel. We took some pre-ceremony couples portraits to take advantage of all the spots around the hotel, and they came out fantastic. Once we were done with those, it was time to head to the ceremony.
During the entire ceremony, Cristian was holding back tears while committing to the love of his life. And to make it even better, the excitement he had when walking back down the aisle with this new bride was contagious! All of their family and friends didn’t hold back their excitement either. Everyone in attendance was so excited that these two were finally married. These two are so loved by their families and I felt that throughout their day.
After the ceremony, I stole A & C away to take more photos of them and their wedding party! I loved how Alyssa’s wedding party were all in Cheetah-themed outfits – they all looked so cute and classy. Then we roamed the venue space a little bit to get some more portraits of the newlyweds and their love. Both their ceremony & reception were outdoors at The Woodlands, so we had a lot of space to choose from for photos.
Once we were done with those, it was time to party it up at the reception! It was so thoughtful of A & C to make sure we had a table with the guests. Little things like that go a really long way, and I’m always so thankful when couples go the extra mile to include us. Their guests had a blast during their reception, and the sparklers during their first dance were so romantic. I wish their day lasted longer just so we could keep having fun!
Of course I want to mention the awesome team of vendors that Alyssa & Cristian hired for their big day –
Photographer- Sadie Mak Photos
Hair – Britny Lee
Makeup – Stephanie De Paz
Dress – What’s Up Europe
Florals – Flowers by Fern
Appetizers – Cathy’s Cute Cakes
Food – Tacos from Tacos Galacticos
Donut trailer – Bite Me Donuts
Cake – Bebe Cakes
Bar – Holy Spirits
Cold sparks – Emerald Events
DJ – AMS Entertainment
Flower wall – Touch of Elegance
Photo booth – Visalia Photo Booth
Whether you’re having a Cheetah Girls themed wedding or not, I would love the opportunity to document it. To get in touch with me about photographing your day, you can fill out my contact form and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. In the meantime, I would love if you checked out some of my other work!