Irene and Paul

Santa Cruz, California



Photography | Simple Joie Photography | @simplejoiephoto

Ceremony Venue | Holy Cross Church

Reception Venue | The Hotel Paradox @hotelparadox

Cinematography | Cast Life Studios @castlifestudios

Gown Salon | Janene’s Bridal Boutique @janenesbridalboutique

DJ | Mix Different | @mixdifferent

Transportation | Bus Junkies | @busjunkies


Irene and Paul had a beautiful Catholic wedding at the Holy Cross Church in Santa Cruz, CA and celebrated with their closest friends and family in style afterwards at Hotel Paradox. Like many modern couples, they chose to sway away from tradition and have a first look and take a few photos prior to their ceremony so that they can head straight to their party after their vows.


Their wedding was very classic, adorned with white flowers and simply elegant with small gold elements. Bridesmaids dresses were taupe/copper and complimented with with navy and grays from the groom and groomsmen. A mariachi band played during their ceremony and cocktail hour and a special song was played by an uncle during the father-daughter dance. The guests then partied the night away after a fun traditional money dance.