Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph; Fairmont San Jose, San Jose, California

Claire and Dante have worked so hard for everything they have, and they were determined to celebrate all of it with the best party of their lives. 

They were married in a traditional church ceremony at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph in downtown San Jose, and had their reception at The Fairmont Hotel next door. It was at The Fairmont where they really let their hair down and their energy flow. 

Claire’s passion and energy are a big part of the reason Dante fell in love with her, and both were on full display at their wedding (to everyone’s complete delight, including ours)! Claire performed a song on the piano at the reception, which was a complete surprise to Dante. “I had never heard her sing before!” Dante said. “I knew she played the piano, but she had been secretly taking voice lessons as well,” Later, Claire and her friends hopped on stage a few times to sing with the band. Everyone seemed to be on fire at this party, making for some wild and wonderful dancing photos. 

We loved getting to know these guys over the course of their wedding planning and are so, so happy we got to be there to see them begin a life together. If their wedding is any indication, they have a lot of fun and happiness in store. 

To see even more of this awesome day and awesome couple, watch Vlad’s wedding film!


Authored by: Photographed by: RyanCategory:  WeddingsDestination:  San Jose, CaliforniaSetting:  Church WeddingVenue:  Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph; Fairmont San Jose