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Bougainvillea Estate Wedding, Indio | Amanda + Jerry

The Wedding Day

Driving into the Bougainvillea Estate is like driving into a dream.  The gated entrance, the tree-lined driveway, the lake to the right and the beautiful fountain that welcomes you at the end of the driveway;  This place was designed with love, you can feel it in every detail of the estate, and it was such a perfect place for a wedding.

Amanda and Jerry met over 7 years ago at a mutual friend’s wedding.  They were both a part of the wedding party and were partnered to walk down the aisle together.  They hit it off immediately as they walked down the aisle cracking jokes and making each other laugh the whole way… little did they know that the next time they’d be walking down an aisle it would be for their own wedding!

Bougainvillea Estate Wedding Photos


The look on their faces during the first look says it all.

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Amanda and Jerry live in Portland, Oregon for the majority of the year and therefore heavily relied on the help of the incredibly talented Joey Lizotte, of Artisan Events, to help with the planning.  Not only did he do an exquisite job but Amanda praised him during their toast for taking her “childhood dreams and turning them into an even greater reality”.

Amanda and Jerry, your wedding was one for the books.  It was truly beautiful from start to finish, filled with so much love and we couldn’t be more honored to have been a part of it.  Thank you for trusting us to help capture your big day.  We wish you all the love and happiness in the future and hope you two make it to your honeymoon sooner rather than later;  you workaholics deserve it!  ;)  Much love!


Wedding Photography // Stefani Ciotti Photography
Venue // Bougainvillea Estate, La Quinta, CA
Event Planner + Florist // Artisan Events
Caterer // Dash and a Handful Catering
Wedding Dress // Mark Zunino
Wedding Shoes // Jimmy Choo
Bridesmaid’s Dresses // Charlotte’s Bridal, Portland, OR
Men’s Suits // Nordstrom
Makeup // Makeup By Keturah
Hair // Jose Neira
Cake // Exquisite Desserts
Second Photographer // Champagne Victoria
Third Photographer/Assistant // Matthew Nare

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  1. Ashley Durham

    November 14th, 2015 at 5:05 am

    Aw, this turned out SO gorgeous!!!! Amanda looked like a vision in her dress, and what a gorgeous place the Bougainvilla Estate is to get married!

  2. Stefani Ciotti

    November 23rd, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    I couldn’t have said it better myself!!

  3. Misty

    November 14th, 2015 at 7:12 am

    What a beautiful wedding! Gorgeous photos Stefani! !!

  4. Stefani Ciotti

    November 23rd, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    It truly was! Thank you Misty!

  5. Kathleen Cook

    November 14th, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Jerry and Amanda,your wedding pictures are beautiful. You two looked exquisite and full of love. Very beautiful place to have a wedding. Looks like it should be on LIFESTYLES OF THE RICH N FAMOUS,THAT’S HOW AMAZING IT LOOKED.WE WISH YOU TWO A LIFETIME OF LOVE,HAPPINESS, LAUGHS.

  6. Connie & Kent Thompson

    November 14th, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    I can’t believe it’s been a week already. The pictures bring the wonderful experience and joy back each time. Amanda was lovely and Jerry handsome as ever. Thank you for sharing not only the day but the lovely weekend. Bless you both. Connie & Kent Thompson

  7. Abbie

    November 16th, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    I am dying, this is STUNNING! The photos are flawless! That last one…. SWOON!

  8. Stefani Ciotti

    November 23rd, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    Thanks so much Abbie, I really appreciate it! Amanda and Artisan Events did such a beautiful job putting this day together, made my job a piece of cake! ;)

  9. Jill

    November 16th, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    Oh these are absolutely GORGEOUS Stefani!!! All of them! But that last image–making me super jealous of your OFC skills!!!

  10. Stefani Ciotti

    November 23rd, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    Thank you so much Jill!! Everything was so beautiful, made my job incredibly easy! ;)

  11. candi

    November 16th, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    This is such a stunning venue and I love how you captured their day! Beautiful photos!

  12. Stefani Ciotti

    November 23rd, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    Isn’t the venue incredible?! I’m still day-dreaming about it. Thank you! :)

  13. Cinnamon Wolfe

    November 17th, 2015 at 10:32 am

    You rocked it Stefani!!! ;-)

  14. Stefani Ciotti

    November 23rd, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    Thank you so much Cinnamon! :)

  15. Leslie Ann

    November 24th, 2015 at 9:46 am

    What an incredible location!! Great images!

  16. Stefani Ciotti

    December 3rd, 2015 at 12:57 am

    Isn’t it just beautiful?! Thank you!

  17. AngelaMex

    January 13th, 2017 at 10:45 am

    You always do the right thing. God Bless you.
    Thank you

  18. Julienor

    January 13th, 2017 at 6:43 pm

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