This Padua Hills Theater wedding in Claremont California was beyond gorgeous. Padua Hills Theatre wedding venue is tucked up into the mountains, surrounded by trees and at night it comes to life with twinkle lights and lanterns. Padua Hills Theatre was the perfect backdrop for Lorena and Derek’s nature inspired Wedding as it naturally provides a very enchanted nature feel on its own.

We loved how the historic Spanish feel of the wedding venue complimented Lorena’s bohemian style perfectly. Her Grace Loves Lace wedding gown with fringed accents was so unique and stunning we seriously couldn’t get enough. Her flower crown with delicate purple blooms and wild cascading bridal bouquet were just icing on the cake, she was a bohemian bridal vision.

Escorted by her mother and father Lorena walked down the aisle of the plaza courtyard to Derek as he blinked back tears. Lorena and Derek were married beneath the wrought-iron gazebo covered in flowers. It was a beautiful heartfelt ceremony conducted by a family member. After ceremony we took the couple exploring around Padua Hill Theatre’s endless gardens and architecture for their wedding portraits. What we love about this wedding venue as wedding photographers is that there is a new photo opportunity around every corner just waiting to be discovered.

After photos we gave the newlyweds a little along time before their Grand Entrance into the breathtaking reception space at Padua Hills Theatre. It truly gives that theatre vibe with luxe curtains and spotlights it was beyond cool. Lorena and Derek’s first dance was one of the most beautiful we’ve ever photographed. Not only did the spotlights add a very cool cinematic element but the couple also had bubbles dancing around them for their first dance, how appropriate lol. It was so romantic oh and Lorena’s gorgeous fringe catching some movement during the dance was just an added bonus.

These two partied into the night like rock stars with their closest friends and family. It was a day we won’t soon forget and we are so grateful to Lorena and Derek for allowing us to photograph their Padua Hills Theatre wedding. If you are looking for a wedding venue that is equal parts fairytale and historic we highly recommend you check this one out. Padua Hills Theatre is located at 4467 Padua Ave, Claremont, CA 91711 and the views are well worth the drive!!

Here is what Lorena and Derek had to say after receiving their wedding gallery:

“If you are looking for your special day to be perfect, go with Emry Photography. They were amazing! I knew I would like them the moment I talked to them, but they exceeded my expectations. I am so happy I used them; they made my day even better. Thank you Emry, you are amazing, and a blast to work with.”

CREATIVE TEAM: Photography: Emry Photography| Venue: Padua Hills Theatre| Brides Gown: Grace Loves Lace| Florals: La Petite Fleur| Cake: Vanilla Bakeshop|


Ryan + Emily Burhop

of emry

We are wedding photographers for those who believe in love, because Emry originated out of love. Love for each other, for imagery and for creating things that were made to last. We serve southern California & beyond. Outside of photography, our life revolves around our son, Jude and our families.

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