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I sat down to check our email and respond to wedding inquiries and there in our inbox was one from an old friend, the Mother of a guy Kacey’s known since kindergarten. She wrote to tell us that Greg was coming back to SoCal from his new home in Puerto Rico to have a very intimate wedding with family and close friends. We were all in and so excited to be a part of it. The kicker was that Mom wanted to keep it a surprise for Greg, who didn’t find out we were his photographers until we walked up to him at the venue on his big day. Definitely a fun surprise to see each other after maybe 18 years.
Fun Fact: Greg’s Mom was a wedding planner for YEARS so she found out this hidden gem venue was reopening to the public for events and jumped on it. The Asistencia is a non-profit venue, currently being restored by the Redlands Conservancy and only recently started booking weddings and events again. Part of the San Gabriel Mission, it has a gorgeous, small Spanish chapel and beautiful grounds perfect for an intimate wedding.