Nicky + Rigo || The Estate on Second Wedding Photography


Santa Ana, California

Nicky + Rigo’s sweet and emotional wedding!
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Nicky and Rigo’s wedding at The Estate on Second (Santa Ana, CA) was such a beautiful day filled with so much love and celebration among family and friends! When these two invited us along to capture their wedding photos AND video, we were thrilled. While they live up north, turns out we grew up in the same general area! So we met at a local cafe and kicked it off right from the start. After their engagement session in Los Angeles, we even grabbed dinner together after the shoot. We’re pretty certain this is one of the best jobs in the world because meeting other couples always brings us so much joy. Getting to know them and their love story was the sweetest.

Come their wedding day, we were so excited and ready to celebrate this sweet couple! One of our favorite parts of their wedding day was seeing all the joy, love and emotion surrounding them. Weddings are truly such a special day because you’ve got both families coming together, celebrating you and your love. It’s always such an honor to witness.


The Estate on Second is located in Santa Ana in Orange County and is a GORGEOUS venue, both inside and out. It’s got a modern and timeless vibe that we’re obsessed with. There’s also a ton of beautiful spots around The Estate, so it’s truly such an awesome and unique spot that we’re in love with! Oh, and did we mention they’ve got a little outdoor patio?! Agh, we can go on and on and on!!! Long story short, their wedding venue was gorgeous.

Nicky and Rigo also both come from large families so The Estate on Second was definitely a great pick. It felt like one huge family dinner celebration, that ended in a big dance party (with light sticks, lit up balloons, and all). All in all, their wedding was filled with so much love, joy and celebration for these two.

We absolutely love when weddings are filled with so much emotion and joy. You can tell these two are so loved. Not to mention, Nicky and Rigo are complete sweethearts.

And if you’re curious, here’s the deets on their love story! ;)

Nicky and Rigo started off as friends, and then entered into a long distance relationship for about THREE years (!!!). Long distance is no joke, and these two overcame all the challenges that went with it. When Rigo proposed (with rose gold balloons, candles and rose petals…seriously, what!?? This is like a movie!), he also had their families hiding behind the pillars. After he popped the question, they shed happy tears and then celebrated this new chapter of their lives with the most important people in their lives.


Venue: The Estate on Second

Photo/Video: Kristine and Charles

Coordination: Ah, Love Events

Catering: Jay’s Catering

Hair: Le Hair Shack

Makeup: Cindy Jo

DJ: Shindgz