No. 322 – Haylie & Matthew

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Client: Haylie & Matthew

Date: June 27, 2015

Ceremony & Reception Location: Grand Island Mansion, Walnut Grove, CA

Color/Theme Haylie knocked it out of the park pairing Navy Blue and Tiffany Blue. Graphically she also added elements with a chevron pattern. It was so on point and elegant. Walking into Grand Island’s tent was magical and so breath-taking!

Worlds Collide: These two made it to the altar despite Haylie being a Dodger fan and Matthew being a S.F. Giants fan! She sported custom blue Dodger heels while Matthew paid homage to his team with Giants cuff-links.

Good idea:Rather than a traditional tiered cake, they chose to go for yummy Bundt cakes and an assortment of desserts, not to mention a Candy Station.

Surprise!:Their bridal party decided to surprise them with a flash mob to kick off open dancing. Definitely a video-worthy moment!


No. 321 – Shelley and Bruce

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Client: Shelley and Bruce

Date: June 20, 2015

Ceremony & Reception Location: The Citizen Hotel, Sacramento, CA

Great idea: Instead of the usual framed canvas photo for the guests to sign, instead they provided a piece of artwork for the guests to sign that matched the color scheme/graphics of the wedding.

Yum!:The Citizen Hotel never disappoints with their dinner. Rather than having just a buffet or plated service, the couple chose to have the food served family style as a way to get their guests to interact with one another. As Bruce announced in his speech, their goal was for their guests to meet and get to know someone new.

Fabulous vendors: It was great working again with photographer Shawna Clark and DJ Joe with Extreme Entertainment. It’s always an easier day when the vendors work together as a team!


No. 320 – Chloe and Steven

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Client: Chloe and Steven

Date: June 14, 2015

Ceremony & Reception Location: Morgan Creek Golf Club, Roseville, CA

Setting: Despite all our years in business, this was our first time shooting at Morgan Creek and we loved the ceremony site overlooking the golf course (and the tent that provided much needed shade – why don’t all golf clubs offer that?).

Milestone: This wedding was a milestone for us. Past clients refer us all the time, but this was the first time where we knew both sides of the family! We shot Chloe’s sister’s wedding in 2013 and Steven’s sister’s wedding in 2009. How cool is that?

Great idea: We love the cake pops idea instead of a traditional tiered cake. Steven’s aunt did such a great job making them and it was so cute watching people mingle and munch on their cake pops! See some of her handiwork at www.facebook.com/suessweettreats419


No. 319 – Connie and Dustin

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Client: Connie and Dustin

Date: June 13, 2015

Ceremony & Reception Location: Grand Island Mansion, Walnut Grove, CA

Whirlwind Romance: These two fell in love and pulled off an elegant summer wedding all within a year!

How entertaining: Everyone was impressed by the choreographed Waltz they performed for their first dance. Not only did they show off their waltzing skills but they added in a little humor as well. Even Dustin’s mom got into the act, performing an entertaining Mother-Son dance to “A Song for My Son.”

Great idea: Photo frames containing pictures of them through the years lined the aisle leading to the alter. Then the frames were used as a display inside the reception.

Thirst quenching: Guests were treated to a root beer bar featuring craft root beers and they sure did hit the spot after the toasty outdoor ceremony. Dustin must have a fondness for the beverage because he even had a bottle cap pin on the lapel of his suit. How cute!


No. 318 – Krystal and Scott

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Client: Krystal and Scott

Date: June 12, 2015

Ceremony & Reception Location: Hiddenbrooke Golf Club, Vallejo, CA

Setting: After facing 100 degree temps at our recent Sacramento weddings it was nice to head to the Bay Area and get a cool breeze! Hiddenbrooke is a gorgeous venue that you’d never guess is nestled in the hills between Fairfield and Vallejo. Of course the ceremony site features breathtaking views of the countryside, but what we enjoyed most was the reception location which offered a ton of natural light and made for such an elegant reception (and gorgeous footage!).

Touching tribute: Scott lost his father recently and he paid such a great tribute to him by setting up a small table front and center in the room which featured his Army jacket and a photo of him. During the toasts he also brought out shot glasses for his family members to take one last shot of their dad’s last bottle of Vodka. Not a dry eye in the room!

Teamwork!: Our day is always so much easier when we work with a photographer who works as a team with us. Meagan Lucy with Christopher Kight Photographer is such a professional and we get so much great footage thanks to her creativity during the photo shoot. It’s a pleasure every time we work with her!


No. 317 – Claudia & Justin

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Client: Claudia and Justin

Date: June 6, 2015

Ceremony & Reception Location: Windmill Farms & Vineyard, Woodland, CA

Setting: Windmill Farms & Vineyard provided a great backdrop for their wedding. Claudia’s handmade details (a mailbox to hold the cards, an open wine barrel for gifts, a window pane that contained the seating chart, etc.) complemented the setting perfectly. She also added in a few cultural elements like custom maracas that everyone shook during the recessional, hot sauce favors, and of course a mariachi (see my previous post about how awesome they were!).

Conditions: Mother Nature definitely was a guest at this outdoor wedding! The day began with temps soaring past 90, then we contended with gusty winds, dark skies and finally rain drops. But through it all the bride and groom were total troopers and despite the conditions we got some gorgeous footage!

Funny Moment: You have to watch the preview clip below to see everyone gasp as the officiant drops Claudia’s ring before the ring ceremony. Luckily it didn’t fall between the slats in the deck! The best man’s reaction as he walks away is priceless too!


Check out these guys!

We see Mariachis all the time at weddings but these guys blew us and the guests away! Not only did they play the usual Mariachi music, they sprinkled in a few popular songs and really caught everyone by surprise. It was awesome how they added a Mariachi flare to songs like “All About that Bass,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and “Don’t Stop Believing.” If you are interested in finding out more about them, visit www.mariachitraditions.com


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