Maddie and Andre’s Empire Mine Wedding

Maddie and Andre’s wedding was a dream. Located at the historic Empire Mine in Grass Valley California, I knew this wedding would be one of my favorites of the year. Surrounded by over 150 of their closest friends, family, and adorable son, they became Mr. and Mrs. Salonga on a warm summer afternoon.

Maddie grew up in the area and loved this gem of a location for a long time. Andre didn’t mind, for he was going to marry the love of his life.

They met some years back working at the Boys and Girls club. Friendship bonded them, and love grew them closer together. They were just so happy to be marrying each other, and it was the sweetest thing to capture.

14 of their best friends were apart of their bridal party. The ladies wore mismatched bridesmaids gowns, which I absolutely adore. The gents wore Barongs, which is a traditional Pilipino shirt worn at weddings and formal events. I love that both personal preference and family tradition was honored in their attire. 

The ceremony took place in front of the historic and beautiful Empire Cottage. It was sweet and intimate. They shared personal vows, laughs, and tears, and said their “I do’s”.

We shot family photos, then took portraits of the newlyweds, and made our way back to the reception for a grand entrance, dinner, and all the dances.

After their first dance, the DJ handed Maddie a microphone, and she melted everyone’s hearts with her voice. She surprised Andre by singing him a song, and it was absolutely perfect.

We had a blast taking photos around the property. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.

I’m so happy I got to photograph this wedding. Their beauty and love was easy to capture and so wonderful to be around.

Thanks to all of these vendors for making their wedding day so amazing and especially Maddie and Andre for loving one another so deeply! Your wedding was wonderful.

 I wish them a lifetime of happiness and hope they love all the photos. Hope you enjoyed a glimpse of their wedding (shared roughly 100 photos out of the 1,000+ delivered in their wedding gallery)

Coordination Bungalow Event Planning

Venue Empire Mine 

Coordination Bungalow Style 

Catering Antonio Catering 

Florals Roxie’s Floral Design

DJ  Primoktz 


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