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Real Weddings Magazine is the premier wedding planning magazine and website, featuring the best wedding vendors from Sacramento to the Sierra! Get your daily dose of wedding inspiration and find your wedding dream team today at www.realweddingsmag.com Real Weddings Magazine is the most widely-distributed wedding magazine in northern California, and features the very best Sacramento and Tahoe weddings, ideas, inspiration and resources to help you plan your most perfect wedding day! From Lodi, Sacramento, Davis, Chico and Redding to Tahoe, Yuba City, Reno, Sutter Creek and beyond, let Real Weddings Magazine help you put together your wedding dream team including photographers, videographers, venues, floral designers, cake makers, planners and coordinators, djs, dresses and tuxes, destination wedding resources, caterers, gifts and gift registries, bridal hair and makeup, officiants, invitations and wedding stationery, photo booths, rentals, transportation, travel services and wedding gown cleaning and preservation...Real Weddings Magazine has it all! Visit us at www.realweddingsmag.com

Real Weddings Magazine is the premier wedding planning magazine and website, featuring the best wedding vendors from Sacramento to the Sierra! Get your daily dose of wedding inspiration and find your wedding dream team today at www.realweddingsmag.com

Real Weddings Magazine is the most widely-distributed wedding magazine in northern California, and features the very best Sacramento and Tahoe weddings, ideas, inspiration and resources to help you plan your most perfect wedding day! From Lodi, Sacramento, Davis, Chico and Redding to Tahoe, Yuba City, Reno, Sutter Creek and beyond, let Real Weddings Magazine help you put together your wedding dream team including photographers, videographers, venues, floral designers, cake makers, planners and coordinators, djs, dresses and tuxes, destination wedding resources, caterers, gifts and gift registries, bridal hair and makeup, officiants, invitations and wedding stationery, photo booths, rentals, transportation, travel services and wedding gown cleaning and preservation...Real Weddings Magazine has it all! Visit us at www.realweddingsmag.com

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LOCAL VENDORS • TIPS • INSPIRATION<br />

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COVER MODEL WINNERS RACHEL & TJ!<br />

PHOTOGRAPHED EXCLUSIVELY BY JESS HOLLE PHOTOGRAPHY ON LOCATION AT SAUREEL VINEYARDS.<br />

ON RACHEL:<br />

HEADBAND AND EARRINGS BY MARIELL // GOWN FROM SPARKLE BRIDAL COUTURE<br />

HAIR AND MAKEUP BY JASMINE & CO.<br />

ON TJ:<br />

SUIT AND SHOES FROM TUXEDO DEN // TIE FROM MACY'S // GROOM'S OWN SHIRT<br />

DISPLAY UNTIL MARCH 31, <strong>2024</strong><br />

BOUQUET AND BOUTONNIÈRE BY AMOUR FLORIST & BRIDAL<br />

FROM OUR STYLED SHOOT DESIGNED BY BARNSWALLOW WITH SET FLORAL DESIGN BY AMOUR FLORIST & BRIDAL—FOR MORE, TURN TO PAGE 54.


FALL 2018<br />

DISPLAY UNTIL NOVEMBER 30, 2018<br />

WINTER 2019<br />

DISPLAY UNTIL FEBRUARY 28, 2019<br />

RWS-WS19-CoverModel-#2-MOCKS-NARROWED-FINALS.<strong>in</strong>dd 16<br />

ON LOCATION AT THE CITIZEN HOTEL. FOR MORE, TURN TO PAGE 101.<br />

ON TORREY: GOWN FROM SPARKLE BRIDAL COUTURE; HEADPIECE BY LUXURIOUS BRIDAL;<br />

JEWELRY BY CHLOE + ISABEL; BOUQUET BY STRELITZIA FLOWER COMPANY<br />

SET DESIGNED BY AMES HAUS DESIGN // SET FLOWERS DESIGNED BY AMES HAUS DESIGN WITH WHOLESALE FLOWERS FROM FIFTYFLOWERS.COM<br />

ON LOCATION AT SHERATON GRAND SACRAMENTO HOTEL. FOR MORE, TURN TO PAGE 111.<br />

ON MAGGIE: GOWN FROM SECOND SUMMER BRIDE; EARRINGS BY CHLOE + ISABEL; BOUQUET BY RELLES FLORIST;<br />

HAIR BY LISA HARTER HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTIST; MAKEUP BY JENIFER HAUPT, I MAKE BEAUTIFUL<br />

11/9/18 10:06 PM<br />

ISSUE #27-F20<br />

DISPLAY UNTIL JANUARY 31, 2021<br />

RWS-SF20-CoverModel-#1-OSM-FINALS.<strong>in</strong>dd 29<br />

JAMES YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHY ON LOCATION AT OLD SUGAR MILL. FOR MORE, TURN TO PAGE 100.<br />

ON NATALIE:<br />

GOWN FROM SPARKLE BRIDAL COUTURE // HAIR PINS AND JEWELRY BY ADORA BY SIMONA<br />

BOUQUET BY WILD FLOWERS DESIGN GROUP WITH WHOLESALE FLOWERS FROM FIFTYFLOWERS.COM<br />

HAIR BY HALO SALON & DAY SPA // MAKEUP BY HAPPILY BEAUTIFUL MAKEUP ARTISTRY & SKIN STUDIO<br />

SET DESIGNED BY CAIN EVENT PLANNING<br />

SET DÉCOR FLOWERS BY WILD FLOWERS DESIGN GROUP WITH WHOLESALE FLOWERS FROM FIFTYFLOWERS.COM<br />

SET RENTALS BY BLOSSOM FARM VINTAGE RENTALS<br />

8/10/20 2:14 PM<br />

WINTER 2019<br />

DISPLAY UNTIL FEBRUARY 28, 2019<br />

ISSUE #27-F20<br />

DISPLAY UNTIL JANUARY 31, 2021<br />

RWS-SF20-CoverModel-#1-OSM-FINALS.<strong>in</strong>dd 16<br />

ON LOCATION AT SHERATON GRAND SACRAMENTO HOTEL. FOR MORE, TURN TO PAGE 111.<br />

ON JOSEPHINE: GOWN FROM ALWAYS ELEGANT BRIDAL & TUXEDO; EARRINGS BY DEEPA GURNANI; HAIR AND MAKEUP BY ALL DOLLED UP HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTISTRY<br />

CAKE BY BAKER & A BLACK CAT<br />

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COVER MODEL WINNER CHRISTINA!<br />

OUR COVER MODEL CONTEST FINALIST SHOOT WAS PHOTOGRAPHED EXCLUSIVELY BY<br />

JAMES YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHY ON LOCATION AT OLD SUGAR MILL. FOR MORE, TURN TO PAGE 100.<br />

ON CHRISTINA:<br />

GOWN FROM DE LA ROSA’S BRIDAL & TUXEDO // EARRINGS BY MY TRENDY TRAILER // BRACELETS BY SATYA JEWELRY<br />

BOUQUET BY PLACERVILLE FLOWERS ON MAIN // HAIR AND MAKEUP BY ALL DOLLED UP BEAUTY + BRIDAL<br />

8/10/20 2:14 PM<br />

SPRING 2019<br />

DISPLAY UNTIL MAY 31, 2019<br />

RWS-WS19-CoverModel-#1-MOCKS-RELINKED TO NEW-X2-NARROWED-FINALS-f<strong>in</strong>al.<strong>in</strong>dd 49<br />

ON LOCATION AT TRIPLE S RANCH. FOR MORE, TURN TO PAGE 87.<br />

ON NIKKI (LEFT): GOWN FROM ANHA'S BRIDAL; EARRINGS BY PERFECT DETAILS; BRACELET BY ERICA KOESLER; SHOES FROM DSW;<br />

BOUQUET BY RELLES FLORIST; HAIR BY HALO SALON & DAY SPA; MAKEUP BY HAPPILY BEAUTIFUL MAKEUP ARTISTRY AND SKIN STUDIO<br />

ON QUINN (RIGHT): SKIRT FROM SPARKLE BRIDAL COUTURE; DENIM JACKET AND TANK TOP FROM OLD NAVY;<br />

HEADPIECE BY LUXURIOUS BRIDAL; JEWELRY BY SORRELLI JEWELRY; BOUQUET BY THE BLOOM LAB; HAIR AND MAKEUP BY ALL DOLLED UP HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTISTRY<br />

SET DESIGNED BY L SQUARED AFFAIRS; SET RENTALS FROM BLOSSOM FARM VINTAGE RENTALS;<br />

SET FLOWERS DESIGNED BY L SQUARED AFFAIRS WITH WHOLESALE FLOWERS FROM FIFTYFLOWERS.COM<br />

11/13/18 3:06 PM<br />

FALL 2019<br />

DISPLAY UNTIL NOVEMBER 30, 2019<br />

RWS-SF19-CoverModel-#2-MOCKS-NARROWED-RELINKED-X2.<strong>in</strong>dd 25<br />

PSST...AND YOU CAN FIND ALL YOUR WEDDING VENDORS HERE TOO!<br />

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COVER MODEL WINNER CURISSA!<br />

OUR COVER MODEL CONTEST FINALIST SHOOT WAS PHOTOGRAPHED EXCLUSIVELY BY<br />

FARRELL PHOTOGRAPHY ON LOCATION AT HOTEL SUTTER. FOR MORE, TURN TO PAGE 113.<br />

GOWN FROM THE CLOTHES MINE; HEADPIECES BY LUXURIOUS BRIDAL; JEWELRY BY MARIELL;<br />

BOUQUET BY AMES HAUS DESIGN; HAIR AND MAKEUP BY ALL DOLLED UP HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTISTRY<br />

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COVER MODEL WINNER: TORREY!<br />

OUR COVER MODEL CONTEST FINALIST SHOOT WAS PHOTOGRAPHED EXCLUSIVELY BY JB WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COVER MODEL WINNERS NICOLETTE AND QUINN!<br />

OUR COVER MODEL CONTEST FINALIST SHOOT WAS PHOTOGRAPHED EXCLUSIVELY BY ROCHELLE WILHELMS PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COVER MODEL WINNER MAGGIE!<br />

OUR COVER MODEL CONTEST FINALIST SHOOT WAS PHOTOGRAPHED EXCLUSIVELY BY TY PENTECOST PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COVER MODEL FINALIST JOSEPHINE!<br />

OUR COVER MODEL CONTEST FINALIST SHOOT WAS PHOTOGRAPHED EXCLUSIVELY BY TY PENTECOST PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COVER MODEL WINNER NATALIE!<br />

OUR COVER MODEL CONTEST FINALIST SHOOT WAS PHOTOGRAPHED EXCLUSIVELY BY<br />

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LOCAL VENDORS • TIPS • INSPIRATION<br />

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COVER MODEL WINNER LINDSAY!<br />

PHOTOGRAPHED EXCLUSIVELY BY THE FRECKLED PHOTOGRAPHER ON LOCATION AT GRANITE BAY GOLF CLUB.<br />

ON LINDSAY:<br />

EARRINGS BY ADORA BY SIMONA // GOWN FROM THE BRIDAL BOX // SHOES FROM DSW<br />

DISPLAY UNTIL MARCH 31, <strong>2024</strong><br />

BOUQUET BY STRELITZIA FLOWER COMPANY // HAIR AND MAKEUP BY ALL DOLLED UP BEAUTY + BRIDAL<br />

FROM OUR STYLED SHOOT DESIGNED BY ALEXANDRIA ELAINE EVENT & DESIGN WITH SET FLORAL DESIGN BY STRELITZIA FLOWER COMPANY—FOR MORE, TURN TO PAGE 70.


FALL 2018<br />

DISPLAY UNTIL NOVEMBER 30, 2018<br />

WINTER 2019<br />

DISPLAY UNTIL FEBRUARY 28, 2019<br />

RWS-WS19-CoverModel-#2-MOCKS-NARROWED-FINALS.<strong>in</strong>dd 16<br />

ON LOCATION AT THE CITIZEN HOTEL. FOR MORE, TURN TO PAGE 101.<br />

ON TORREY: GOWN FROM SPARKLE BRIDAL COUTURE; HEADPIECE BY LUXURIOUS BRIDAL;<br />

JEWELRY BY CHLOE + ISABEL; BOUQUET BY STRELITZIA FLOWER COMPANY<br />

SET DESIGNED BY AMES HAUS DESIGN // SET FLOWERS DESIGNED BY AMES HAUS DESIGN WITH WHOLESALE FLOWERS FROM FIFTYFLOWERS.COM<br />

ON LOCATION AT SHERATON GRAND SACRAMENTO HOTEL. FOR MORE, TURN TO PAGE 111.<br />

ON MAGGIE: GOWN FROM SECOND SUMMER BRIDE; EARRINGS BY CHLOE + ISABEL; BOUQUET BY RELLES FLORIST;<br />

HAIR BY LISA HARTER HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTIST; MAKEUP BY JENIFER HAUPT, I MAKE BEAUTIFUL<br />

11/9/18 10:06 PM<br />

ISSUE #27-F20<br />

DISPLAY UNTIL JANUARY 31, 2021<br />

RWS-SF20-CoverModel-#1-OSM-FINALS.<strong>in</strong>dd 29<br />

JAMES YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHY ON LOCATION AT OLD SUGAR MILL. FOR MORE, TURN TO PAGE 100.<br />

ON NATALIE:<br />

GOWN FROM SPARKLE BRIDAL COUTURE // HAIR PINS AND JEWELRY BY ADORA BY SIMONA<br />

BOUQUET BY WILD FLOWERS DESIGN GROUP WITH WHOLESALE FLOWERS FROM FIFTYFLOWERS.COM<br />

HAIR BY HALO SALON & DAY SPA // MAKEUP BY HAPPILY BEAUTIFUL MAKEUP ARTISTRY & SKIN STUDIO<br />

SET DESIGNED BY CAIN EVENT PLANNING<br />

SET DÉCOR FLOWERS BY WILD FLOWERS DESIGN GROUP WITH WHOLESALE FLOWERS FROM FIFTYFLOWERS.COM<br />

SET RENTALS BY BLOSSOM FARM VINTAGE RENTALS<br />

8/10/20 2:14 PM<br />

WINTER 2019<br />

DISPLAY UNTIL FEBRUARY 28, 2019<br />

ISSUE #27-F20<br />

DISPLAY UNTIL JANUARY 31, 2021<br />

RWS-SF20-CoverModel-#1-OSM-FINALS.<strong>in</strong>dd 16<br />

ON LOCATION AT SHERATON GRAND SACRAMENTO HOTEL. FOR MORE, TURN TO PAGE 111.<br />

ON JOSEPHINE: GOWN FROM ALWAYS ELEGANT BRIDAL & TUXEDO; EARRINGS BY DEEPA GURNANI; HAIR AND MAKEUP BY ALL DOLLED UP HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTISTRY<br />

CAKE BY BAKER & A BLACK CAT<br />

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COVER MODEL WINNER CHRISTINA!<br />

OUR COVER MODEL CONTEST FINALIST SHOOT WAS PHOTOGRAPHED EXCLUSIVELY BY<br />

JAMES YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHY ON LOCATION AT OLD SUGAR MILL. FOR MORE, TURN TO PAGE 100.<br />

ON CHRISTINA:<br />

GOWN FROM DE LA ROSA’S BRIDAL & TUXEDO // EARRINGS BY MY TRENDY TRAILER // BRACELETS BY SATYA JEWELRY<br />

BOUQUET BY PLACERVILLE FLOWERS ON MAIN // HAIR AND MAKEUP BY ALL DOLLED UP BEAUTY + BRIDAL<br />

8/10/20 2:14 PM<br />

SPRING 2019<br />

DISPLAY UNTIL MAY 31, 2019<br />

RWS-WS19-CoverModel-#1-MOCKS-RELINKED TO NEW-X2-NARROWED-FINALS-f<strong>in</strong>al.<strong>in</strong>dd 49<br />

ON LOCATION AT TRIPLE S RANCH. FOR MORE, TURN TO PAGE 87.<br />

ON NIKKI (LEFT): GOWN FROM ANHA'S BRIDAL; EARRINGS BY PERFECT DETAILS; BRACELET BY ERICA KOESLER; SHOES FROM DSW;<br />

BOUQUET BY RELLES FLORIST; HAIR BY HALO SALON & DAY SPA; MAKEUP BY HAPPILY BEAUTIFUL MAKEUP ARTISTRY AND SKIN STUDIO<br />

ON QUINN (RIGHT): SKIRT FROM SPARKLE BRIDAL COUTURE; DENIM JACKET AND TANK TOP FROM OLD NAVY;<br />

HEADPIECE BY LUXURIOUS BRIDAL; JEWELRY BY SORRELLI JEWELRY; BOUQUET BY THE BLOOM LAB; HAIR AND MAKEUP BY ALL DOLLED UP HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTISTRY<br />

SET DESIGNED BY L SQUARED AFFAIRS; SET RENTALS FROM BLOSSOM FARM VINTAGE RENTALS;<br />

SET FLOWERS DESIGNED BY L SQUARED AFFAIRS WITH WHOLESALE FLOWERS FROM FIFTYFLOWERS.COM<br />

11/13/18 3:06 PM<br />

FALL 2019<br />

DISPLAY UNTIL NOVEMBER 30, 2019<br />

RWS-SF19-CoverModel-#2-MOCKS-NARROWED-RELINKED-X2.<strong>in</strong>dd 25<br />

PSST...AND YOU CAN FIND ALL YOUR WEDDING VENDORS HERE TOO!<br />

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COVER MODEL WINNER CURISSA!<br />

OUR COVER MODEL CONTEST FINALIST SHOOT WAS PHOTOGRAPHED EXCLUSIVELY BY<br />

FARRELL PHOTOGRAPHY ON LOCATION AT HOTEL SUTTER. FOR MORE, TURN TO PAGE 113.<br />

GOWN FROM THE CLOTHES MINE; HEADPIECES BY LUXURIOUS BRIDAL; JEWELRY BY MARIELL;<br />

BOUQUET BY AMES HAUS DESIGN; HAIR AND MAKEUP BY ALL DOLLED UP HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTISTRY<br />

5/16/19 12:19 AM<br />

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REAL WEDDINGS<br />

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cheers!<br />

LET’S PLAN<br />

YOUR BEST DAY EVER!<br />

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COVER MODEL WINNER: TORREY!<br />

OUR COVER MODEL CONTEST FINALIST SHOOT WAS PHOTOGRAPHED EXCLUSIVELY BY JB WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

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YOUR DREAM WEDDING<br />

VENDORS. ADVICE. IDEAS.<br />

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COVER MODEL WINNERS NICOLETTE AND QUINN!<br />

OUR COVER MODEL CONTEST FINALIST SHOOT WAS PHOTOGRAPHED EXCLUSIVELY BY ROCHELLE WILHELMS PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COVER MODEL WINNER MAGGIE!<br />

OUR COVER MODEL CONTEST FINALIST SHOOT WAS PHOTOGRAPHED EXCLUSIVELY BY TY PENTECOST PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COVER MODEL FINALIST JOSEPHINE!<br />

OUR COVER MODEL CONTEST FINALIST SHOOT WAS PHOTOGRAPHED EXCLUSIVELY BY TY PENTECOST PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

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ADVICE. VENDORS. INSPIRATION.<br />

YOUR GUIDE TO PLANNING YOUR PERFECT DAY!<br />

let's do this!<br />

ADVICE. VENDORS. INSPIRATION.<br />

YOUR GUIDE TO PLANNING YOUR PERFECT DAY!<br />

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COVER MODEL WINNER NATALIE!<br />

OUR COVER MODEL CONTEST FINALIST SHOOT WAS PHOTOGRAPHED EXCLUSIVELY BY<br />

YES, THIS REALLY COULD BEYOU<br />

ON THE NEXT COVER (OR IN THE PAGES) OF<br />

REAL WEDDINGS MAGAZINE!<br />

WE ONLY FEATURE REAL BRIDES IN OUR MAGAZINE—SO IF YOU'VE GOT COVER ASPIRATIONS<br />

AND ARE A REAL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA-AREA BRIDE (BRIDE-TO-BE OR RECENTLY WED),<br />

ENTER OUR COVER MODEL CONTEST TODAY!<br />

DOWNLOAD THE ENTRY FORM AT:<br />

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start your<br />

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LOCAL VENDORS • TIPS • INSPIRATION<br />

SPRING <strong>2024</strong><br />

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COVER MODEL WINNER SAHANA!<br />

PHOTOGRAPHED EXCLUSIVELY BY SWEET MARIE PHOTOGRAPHY ON LOCATION AT CAVAIGNAC—A COUNTRY ESTATE.<br />

ON SAHANA:<br />

EARRINGS FROM MACY'S // GOWN FROM BRIDES FOR A CAUSE<br />

HAIR BY HALO SALON & DAY SPA // MAKEUP BY THE FACE BEATER MAKEUP ARTIST<br />

DISPLAY UNTIL JUNE 30, <strong>2024</strong><br />

CANOE FLOWERS BY BLOEM DECOR WITH WHOLESALE FLOWERS BY FIFTYFLOWERS.COM<br />

FROM OUR STYLED SHOOT DESIGNED BY RAINBOW WEDDINGS & EVENTS WITH SET FLORAL DESIGN BY BLOEM DECOR WITH WHOLESALE FLOWERS BY FIFTYFLOWERS.COM—FOR MORE, TURN TO PAGE 38.


FALL 2018<br />

DISPLAY UNTIL NOVEMBER 30, 2018<br />

WINTER 2019<br />

DISPLAY UNTIL FEBRUARY 28, 2019<br />

RWS-WS19-CoverModel-#2-MOCKS-NARROWED-FINALS.<strong>in</strong>dd 16<br />

ON LOCATION AT THE CITIZEN HOTEL. FOR MORE, TURN TO PAGE 101.<br />

ON TORREY: GOWN FROM SPARKLE BRIDAL COUTURE; HEADPIECE BY LUXURIOUS BRIDAL;<br />

JEWELRY BY CHLOE + ISABEL; BOUQUET BY STRELITZIA FLOWER COMPANY<br />

SET DESIGNED BY AMES HAUS DESIGN // SET FLOWERS DESIGNED BY AMES HAUS DESIGN WITH WHOLESALE FLOWERS FROM FIFTYFLOWERS.COM<br />

ON LOCATION AT SHERATON GRAND SACRAMENTO HOTEL. FOR MORE, TURN TO PAGE 111.<br />

ON MAGGIE: GOWN FROM SECOND SUMMER BRIDE; EARRINGS BY CHLOE + ISABEL; BOUQUET BY RELLES FLORIST;<br />

HAIR BY LISA HARTER HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTIST; MAKEUP BY JENIFER HAUPT, I MAKE BEAUTIFUL<br />

11/9/18 10:06 PM<br />

ISSUE #27-F20<br />

DISPLAY UNTIL JANUARY 31, 2021<br />

RWS-SF20-CoverModel-#1-OSM-FINALS.<strong>in</strong>dd 29<br />

JAMES YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHY ON LOCATION AT OLD SUGAR MILL. FOR MORE, TURN TO PAGE 100.<br />

ON NATALIE:<br />

GOWN FROM SPARKLE BRIDAL COUTURE // HAIR PINS AND JEWELRY BY ADORA BY SIMONA<br />

BOUQUET BY WILD FLOWERS DESIGN GROUP WITH WHOLESALE FLOWERS FROM FIFTYFLOWERS.COM<br />

HAIR BY HALO SALON & DAY SPA // MAKEUP BY HAPPILY BEAUTIFUL MAKEUP ARTISTRY & SKIN STUDIO<br />

SET DESIGNED BY CAIN EVENT PLANNING<br />

SET DÉCOR FLOWERS BY WILD FLOWERS DESIGN GROUP WITH WHOLESALE FLOWERS FROM FIFTYFLOWERS.COM<br />

SET RENTALS BY BLOSSOM FARM VINTAGE RENTALS<br />

8/10/20 2:14 PM<br />

WINTER 2019<br />

DISPLAY UNTIL FEBRUARY 28, 2019<br />

ISSUE #27-F20<br />

DISPLAY UNTIL JANUARY 31, 2021<br />

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ON LOCATION AT SHERATON GRAND SACRAMENTO HOTEL. FOR MORE, TURN TO PAGE 111.<br />

ON JOSEPHINE: GOWN FROM ALWAYS ELEGANT BRIDAL & TUXEDO; EARRINGS BY DEEPA GURNANI; HAIR AND MAKEUP BY ALL DOLLED UP HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTISTRY<br />

CAKE BY BAKER & A BLACK CAT<br />

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COVER MODEL WINNER CHRISTINA!<br />

OUR COVER MODEL CONTEST FINALIST SHOOT WAS PHOTOGRAPHED EXCLUSIVELY BY<br />

JAMES YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHY ON LOCATION AT OLD SUGAR MILL. FOR MORE, TURN TO PAGE 100.<br />

ON CHRISTINA:<br />

GOWN FROM DE LA ROSA’S BRIDAL & TUXEDO // EARRINGS BY MY TRENDY TRAILER // BRACELETS BY SATYA JEWELRY<br />

BOUQUET BY PLACERVILLE FLOWERS ON MAIN // HAIR AND MAKEUP BY ALL DOLLED UP BEAUTY + BRIDAL<br />

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ON NIKKI (LEFT): GOWN FROM ANHA'S BRIDAL; EARRINGS BY PERFECT DETAILS; BRACELET BY ERICA KOESLER; SHOES FROM DSW;<br />

BOUQUET BY RELLES FLORIST; HAIR BY HALO SALON & DAY SPA; MAKEUP BY HAPPILY BEAUTIFUL MAKEUP ARTISTRY AND SKIN STUDIO<br />

ON QUINN (RIGHT): SKIRT FROM SPARKLE BRIDAL COUTURE; DENIM JACKET AND TANK TOP FROM OLD NAVY;<br />

HEADPIECE BY LUXURIOUS BRIDAL; JEWELRY BY SORRELLI JEWELRY; BOUQUET BY THE BLOOM LAB; HAIR AND MAKEUP BY ALL DOLLED UP HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTISTRY<br />

SET DESIGNED BY L SQUARED AFFAIRS; SET RENTALS FROM BLOSSOM FARM VINTAGE RENTALS;<br />

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OUR COVER MODEL CONTEST FINALIST SHOOT WAS PHOTOGRAPHED EXCLUSIVELY BY<br />

FARRELL PHOTOGRAPHY ON LOCATION AT HOTEL SUTTER. FOR MORE, TURN TO PAGE 113.<br />

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ON LILA:<br />

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FEATURES<br />

16<br />

34<br />

36<br />

38<br />

54<br />

70<br />

87<br />

194<br />

FOOD & DRINK: SIGNATURE COCKTAILS<br />

<strong>The</strong>se signature cocktails almost look too<br />

pretty to dr<strong>in</strong>k...almost!<br />

STYLE: FOR THE LOVE OF SHOES<br />

Life’s too short for bor<strong>in</strong>g shoes, especi<strong>all</strong>y for<br />

your wedd<strong>in</strong>g day.<br />

ADVICE FROM REAL WEDDING COUPLES:<br />

TIPS & ADVICE<br />

<strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong> plann<strong>in</strong>g is tough...our couples<br />

have been t<strong>here</strong>, done that, so who better to<br />

provide some tidbits of advice?!<br />

STYLE / STYLED SHOOT:<br />

FRENCH CONNECTION<br />

“Someth<strong>in</strong>g Borrowed <strong>and</strong> Someth<strong>in</strong>g Blue”<br />

certa<strong>in</strong>ly applies to this styled shoot featur<strong>in</strong>g<br />

antique décor <strong>and</strong> shades of blue delicately<br />

displayed at Cavaignac—A Country Estate.<br />

STYLE / STYLED SHOOT:<br />

LOVE ON THE RANCH<br />

Shades of peach <strong>and</strong> green seamlessly weave<br />

<strong>throughout</strong> this shoot featur<strong>in</strong>g chic, boho<br />

elements <strong>in</strong> a modern rustic ranch sett<strong>in</strong>g at<br />

Saureel V<strong>in</strong>eyards.<br />

STYLE / STYLED SHOOT:<br />

IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE<br />

Rich deep-hued florals meet modern <strong>and</strong> fun<br />

details <strong>in</strong> this luscious <strong>and</strong> moody shoot at<br />

Granite Bay Golf Club.<br />

STYLE / STYLED SHOOT:<br />

VARIETALS OF LOVE<br />

A lavish display of florals br<strong>in</strong>gs together<br />

boho, contemporary <strong>and</strong> elegant details <strong>all</strong><br />

amongst the flow<strong>in</strong>g v<strong>in</strong>es of Tw<strong>in</strong> Rocks<br />

Estate W<strong>in</strong>ery.<br />

WORDS OF WISDOM<br />

Samantha + Tom Celebrate<br />

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Editor’s Letter<br />

W<strong>in</strong> It<br />

Beh<strong>in</strong>d-the-Scenes<br />

Th<strong>in</strong>gs We Love<br />

Events Calendar<br />

<strong>The</strong> Gift Guide: For the Girls<br />

<strong>The</strong> Gift Guide: For the Boys<br />

Style Files<br />

Style Files: <strong>The</strong> White List Directory<br />

Style Files: Flowers<br />

Style Files: Cakes, C<strong>and</strong>ies & Desserts<br />

Style Files: Design & Décor<br />

from our “French Connection” styled shoot, p. 38<br />

ON SAHANA:<br />

HEADPIECE AND EARRING BY MARIELL // GOWN FROM BRIDES FOR A CAUSE<br />

HAIR BY HALO SALON & DAY SPA<br />

MAKEUP BY THE FACE BEATER MAKEUP ARTIST<br />

BOUQUET BY BLOEM DECOR WITH WHOLESALE FLOWERS FROM FIFTYFLOWERS.COM<br />

PHOTOGRAPHY BY SWEET MARIE PHOTOGRAPHY ON LOCATION AT CAVAIGNAC—A COUNTRY ESTATE<br />

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Hope & Edw<strong>in</strong><br />

Renee & Dan<br />

Rebecca & Gary<br />

Connie & Tristan<br />

Mia & Matthew<br />

Hannah & Scott<br />

Kend<strong>all</strong> & Wyatt<br />

Shelby & Hunter<br />

Hannah & Marg<strong>are</strong>t<br />

Abby & Gerardo<br />

Emily & Jake<br />

L<strong>in</strong>a & David<br />

Cordi & Chuck<br />

Ellie & Clayton<br />

Elizabeth & Carlos<br />

Jessica & Caleb<br />

Emily & Nathaniel<br />

Isabella & Benjam<strong>in</strong><br />

Molly & Kameran<br />

Allie & Jason<br />

Meghan & Kao<br />

Tamiko & Fonta<strong>in</strong>e<br />

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COVER MODEL WINNER LINDSAY!<br />

PHOTOGRAPHED EXCLUSIVELY BY THE FRECKLED PHOTOGRAPHER ON LOCATION AT GRANITE BAY GOLF CLUB.<br />

ON LINDSAY:<br />

EARRINGS BY ADORA BY SIMONA // GOWN FROM THE BRIDAL BOX // SHOES FROM DSW<br />

BOUQUET BY STRELITZIA FLOWER COMPANY // HAIR AND MAKEUP BY ALL DOLLED UP BEAUTY + BRIDAL<br />

FROM OUR STYLED SHOOT DESIGNED BY ALEXANDRIA ELAINE EVENT & DESIGN WITH SET FLORAL DESIGN BY STRELITZIA FLOWER COMPANY—FOR MORE, TURN TO PAGE 70.<br />

12/3/23 1:18 PM<br />

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COVER MODEL WINNERS LILA & MARK!<br />

PHOTOGRAPHED EXCLUSIVELY BY BLOOM PHOTOGRAPHY ON LOCATION AT TWIN ROCKS ESTATE WINERY.<br />

ON MARK:<br />

SUIT, SHIRT AND SHOES FROM TUXEDO DEN // TIE FROM MACY'S<br />

ON LILA:<br />

HEADPIECE BY ADORA BY SIMONA // EARRINGS BY MARIELL // GOWN FROM THE BRIDAL BOX<br />

HAIR AND MAKEUP BY PERSONIFY BRIDAL<br />

BOUQUET AND BOUTONNIÈRE BY THISTLE BEE FLORALS WITH WHOLESALE FLOWERS BY FIFTYFLOWERS.COM<br />

FROM OUR STYLED SHOOT DESIGNED BY HALEY NYAL EVENTS WITH SET FLORAL DESIGN BY THISTLE BEE FLORALS WITH WHOLESALE FLOWERS BY FIFTYFLOWERS.COM—FOR MORE, TURN TO PAGE 87.<br />

ON MARK:<br />

SUIT, SHIRT AND SHOES FROM TUXEDO DEN<br />

TIE FROM MACY'S<br />

ON LILA:<br />

HEADPIECE BY ADORA BY SIMONA<br />

EARRINGS FROM MARIELL<br />

GOWN FROM THE BRIDAL BOX<br />

12/3/23 3:47 PM<br />

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COVER MODEL WINNERS RACHEL & TJ!<br />

PHOTOGRAPHED EXCLUSIVELY BY JESS HOLLE PHOTOGRAPHY ON LOCATION AT SAUREEL VINEYARDS.<br />

ON RACHEL:<br />

HEADBAND AND EARRINGS BY MARIELL // GOWN FROM SPARKLE BRIDAL COUTURE<br />

HAIR AND MAKEUP BY JASMINE & CO.<br />

ON TJ:<br />

SUIT AND SHOES FROM TUXEDO DEN // TIE FROM MACY'S // GROOM'S OWN SHIRT<br />

BOUQUET AND BOUTONNIÈRE BY AMOUR FLORIST & BRIDAL<br />

FROM OUR STYLED SHOOT DESIGNED BY BARNSWALLOW WITH SET FLORAL DESIGN BY AMOUR FLORIST & BRIDAL—FOR MORE, TURN TO PAGE 54.<br />

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COVER MODEL WINNER SAHANA!<br />

PHOTOGRAPHED EXCLUSIVELY BY SWEET MARIE PHOTOGRAPHY ON LOCATION AT CAVAIGNAC—A COUNTRY ESTATE.<br />

ON SAHANA:<br />

EARRINGS FROM MACY'S // GOWN FROM BRIDES FOR A CAUSE<br />

HAIR BY HALO SALON & DAY SPA // MAKEUP BY THE FACE BEATER MAKEUP ARTIST<br />

CANOE FLOWERS BY BLOEM DECOR WITH WHOLESALE FLOWERS BY FIFTYFLOWERS.COM<br />

FROM OUR STYLED SHOOT DESIGNED BY RAINBOW WEDDINGS & EVENTS WITH SET FLORAL DESIGN BY BLOEM DECOR WITH WHOLESALE FLOWERS BY FIFTYFLOWERS.COM—FOR MORE, TURN TO PAGE 38.<br />

editor’s letter<br />

We’ve said it from the very<br />

beg<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g. Break the rules. It’s<br />

your wedd<strong>in</strong>g. Do what you<br />

want. We know that sometimes<br />

that’s easier said than done,<br />

but, ultimately, it is your<br />

wedd<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Through the past nearly<br />

17 years of produc<strong>in</strong>g <strong>Real</strong><br />

<strong><strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong>s</strong>, we’ve tried to<br />

convey this message. We’ve<br />

never taken the tone, “you must<br />

do this” or “you must do that.”<br />

And we never will. If you want<br />

MY PEEPS AND ME GETTING A LITTLE PUNCHY AT THE END OF OUR SHOOT! to do “<strong>The</strong> Chicken Dance,” do<br />

BUT OH, THAT SUNSET. TAKES MY BREATH AWAY.<br />

it. If you want to do the “Hokey<br />

Pokey,” do it (<strong>and</strong> P.S. we want<br />

to be <strong>in</strong>vited to your wedd<strong>in</strong>g if you do...we<br />

love a good “Chicken Dance” <strong>and</strong> “Hokey<br />

Pokey!”).<br />

But the one th<strong>in</strong>g we will<br />

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KIWI COOLER<br />

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THE WHITE RABBIT<br />

submitted by<br />

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Ingredients<br />

• 1/2 kiwi, peeled<br />

• 2 oz. g<strong>in</strong><br />

• .75 oz. elderflower liqueur<br />

• .5 oz. lime juice<br />

• soda water<br />

Directions<br />

Muddle kiwi <strong>in</strong> cocktail shaker. Add rema<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong>gredients to the cocktail shaker, except soda water,<br />

<strong>and</strong> shake until chilled. Double stra<strong>in</strong> over ice <strong>in</strong>to<br />

Coll<strong>in</strong>s glass. Top with soda water <strong>and</strong> sliced kiwi.<br />

from our “Love on the Ranch” styled shoot, p. 54<br />

Photography by Jess Holle Photography for <strong>Real</strong> <strong><strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong>s</strong> <strong>Magaz<strong>in</strong>e</strong><br />

submitted by<br />

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Ingredients<br />

• 10 raspberries<br />

• .5 oz. orange liqueur<br />

• 2 oz. rum<br />

• 1/2 teaspoon raw sugar<br />

• 1 lime, juiced<br />

Directions<br />

Muddle raspberries with lime juice <strong>and</strong> sugar <strong>in</strong><br />

cocktail shaker. Add orange liqueur, rum <strong>and</strong> ice,<br />

then shake until chilled. Stra<strong>in</strong> <strong>in</strong>to mart<strong>in</strong>i glass.<br />

Garnish with lime twist.<br />

from our “In the Mood for Love” styled shoot, p. 70<br />

Photography by <strong>The</strong> Freckled Photographer for <strong>Real</strong> <strong><strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong>s</strong> <strong>Magaz<strong>in</strong>e</strong><br />

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submitted by<br />

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Ingredients<br />

• 1.5 oz. white whiskey<br />

• .75 oz. Gr<strong>and</strong> Marnier<br />

• .5 oz. lime juice<br />

• .5 oz. blackberry preserves<br />

• lime wheel, to garnish<br />

• blackberry, to garnish<br />

Directions<br />

Add <strong>all</strong> <strong>in</strong>gredients to a cocktail shaker with ice <strong>and</strong><br />

shake until chilled. Pour <strong>in</strong>to rocks glass over ice.<br />

Garnish with lime wheel <strong>and</strong> blackberry.<br />

from our “Love on the Ranch” styled shoot, p. 54<br />

Photography by Jess Holle Photography for <strong>Real</strong> <strong><strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong>s</strong> <strong>Magaz<strong>in</strong>e</strong><br />

Ingredients<br />

• 1 oz. am<strong>are</strong>tto<br />

• 1.2 oz Kahlua<br />

• 1 oz. vodka<br />

• 1.5 oz. heavy cream<br />

ALMOND BREEZE<br />

Directions<br />

Add <strong>all</strong> <strong>in</strong>gredients to a<br />

cocktail shaker with ice <strong>and</strong><br />

shake until chilled. Pour <strong>in</strong>to<br />

mart<strong>in</strong>i glass. Garnish with shaved<br />

almonds <strong>and</strong> nutmeg.<br />

submitted by <strong>The</strong> Parched Poppies | theparchedpoppies.com<br />

from our “Love on the Ranch” styled shoot, p. 54<br />

Photography by Jess Holle Photography for <strong>Real</strong> <strong><strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong>s</strong> <strong>Magaz<strong>in</strong>e</strong><br />

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it at your event for<br />

photo ops! Go v<strong>in</strong>tage<br />

with their 1931 Ford<br />

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of course!) or the popular 1959<br />

Cadillac Sedan De Ville. <strong>The</strong>y even have a sleek 1960<br />

Chris-Craft boat for those look<strong>in</strong>g to spend a little time<br />

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of private makeup lessons w<strong>here</strong> a professional makeup<br />

artist will teach you the skills to feel confident <strong>in</strong> your<br />

makeup application. You can choose a pre-selected class<br />

or they can come up with a customized makeup look<br />

that’s perfectly tailored to your group. <strong>The</strong> best part? <strong>The</strong>y<br />

provide the makeup <strong>and</strong> tools to do it <strong>all</strong>! Just show up <strong>and</strong><br />

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From jewelry <strong>and</strong> cloth<strong>in</strong>g to home décor <strong>and</strong> stationery, <strong>The</strong> Dancer’s Pantry Shoppe<br />

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on your list! Located <strong>in</strong> Gold River, this cute boutique<br />

features goods from local makers <strong>and</strong> has an everchang<strong>in</strong>g<br />

selection of products. Created by<br />

charcuterie queen <strong>and</strong> owner of <strong>The</strong> Dancer’s<br />

Pantry, Chelsea, she also offers pick up of<br />

her delectable cheese boards <strong>in</strong>-store <strong>and</strong><br />

hosts workshops <strong>and</strong> events. Create flower<br />

arrangements, knit a blanket, decorate a<br />

cake, pa<strong>in</strong>t greet<strong>in</strong>g cards...if you want to do<br />

someth<strong>in</strong>g creative, chances <strong>are</strong> <strong>The</strong> Dancer’s<br />

Pantry Shoppe can host you! —EP<br />

Located <strong>in</strong> the Historic Gold Country of the Sierra Foothills<br />

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Inn: 530-295-1000 Events: 530-919-4169<br />

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<strong>in</strong> the El Dorado Hills Town Center <strong>and</strong> sells<br />

everyth<strong>in</strong>g you need to look <strong>and</strong> feel good<br />

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w<strong>in</strong>k). From bras <strong>and</strong> panties to shapewear<br />

<strong>and</strong> l<strong>in</strong>gerie, you can f<strong>in</strong>d just what you need<br />

with the help of their expert bra fitters. What’s<br />

more, if you’re look<strong>in</strong>g for a unique experience<br />

for the bride, book a Bridal Trousseau party.<br />

Prior to the event, the bride <strong>and</strong> party goers<br />

will select one to two items for the bride to<br />

Cosabella Women’s<br />

Magnolia Lace Teddy be displayed at the party. When it comes<br />

time to the party, each item chosen will<br />

be beautifully displayed <strong>and</strong> available for purchase to gift to the bride. <strong>The</strong>y can even<br />

customize your party <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g cater<strong>in</strong>g, music <strong>and</strong> beverages. —EP<br />

PLAN AHEAD<br />

If you’ve just started your wedd<strong>in</strong>g plann<strong>in</strong>g<br />

journey, welcome! Are you overwhelmed yet?<br />

Don’t worry, that’s normal! If you’re look<strong>in</strong>g for<br />

some guidance <strong>and</strong> support, we recommend<br />

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S<strong>and</strong>y, the owner of Str<strong>in</strong>gs & Champagne<br />

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event is open to only 15 guests per session<br />

<strong>and</strong> is a day full of wedd<strong>in</strong>g plann<strong>in</strong>g, lunch, w<strong>in</strong>e,<br />

hair <strong>and</strong> makeup advice, play<strong>in</strong>g dress up <strong>and</strong>,<br />

most importantly, the chance to commiserate<br />

with fellow brides <strong>and</strong> exchange experiences. It<br />

will give you everyth<strong>in</strong>g to confidently cont<strong>in</strong>ue<br />

the journey of wedd<strong>in</strong>g plann<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

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S<strong>and</strong>y Str<strong>in</strong>ger, owner of<br />

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she provides simple steps <strong>and</strong> straightforward<br />

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that will teach you th<strong>in</strong>gs like how to create a timel<strong>in</strong>e, l<strong>in</strong>e up your wedd<strong>in</strong>g party, rent<br />

tables <strong>and</strong> chairs, <strong>and</strong> more. —EP<br />

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to th<strong>in</strong>k about who will watch them, calm your nerves<br />

with a Dog Chaperone from Dog of Honor Event<br />

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furry friend’s designated BFF for the day provid<strong>in</strong>g<br />

water, treats, exercise <strong>and</strong> potty breaks. <strong>The</strong>y can also<br />

act as your Dog Chauffeur <strong>and</strong> will safely transport your<br />

pup back home, to a trusted family member or even one of their<br />

recommended overnight pet sitters. What’s more, they can “dogify” your wedd<strong>in</strong>g<br />

to create special touches for your big day with pet attire, dog signage,<br />

favors <strong>and</strong> more. Tails will certa<strong>in</strong>ly be wagg<strong>in</strong>g!—EP<br />

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CHEERS TO 50 YEARS!<br />

It’s not often you see a bus<strong>in</strong>ess celebrat<strong>in</strong>g 50<br />

years, so we have to shout out De La Rosa’s<br />

Bridal & Tuxedo (delarosasbridal.com) for<br />

hitt<strong>in</strong>g that milestone this year! Richard De La<br />

Rosa opened their orig<strong>in</strong>al location <strong>in</strong> 1974 <strong>in</strong><br />

San Jose <strong>and</strong>, over time, opened two more Bay<br />

Area stores. In 1994, they made the move to<br />

Folsom <strong>and</strong> his daughter, Liz Eisen, eventu<strong>all</strong>y<br />

became the store manager. Fast forward to now,<br />

Liz Eisen<br />

Liz is the current owner <strong>and</strong> they <strong>are</strong> thriv<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong><br />

their new(ish) Folsom location at 6606 Folsom-Auburn Road, Suite 2. Visit them for bridal<br />

gowns, tuxedo rentals, bridesmaid, mother <strong>and</strong> flower girl dresses, along with veils <strong>and</strong><br />

accessories. —EP<br />

JUMP!<br />

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wedd<strong>in</strong>gs? Bounce houses! For adults!<br />

Event Coord<strong>in</strong>ator Creaciones Aury<br />

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their gorgeous “Casa Blanca” white<br />

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events, but how fun would it be for<br />

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by @issab<strong>all</strong>oonparty). Creaciones Aury is a full-service coord<strong>in</strong>ator offer<strong>in</strong>g décor,<br />

desserts, cater<strong>in</strong>g, bartenders <strong>and</strong> even a mechanical bull. Now, a wedd<strong>in</strong>g with a<br />

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Editor’s note: Before head<strong>in</strong>g to any<br />

event, be sure to double check the show<br />

producer’s website for any event changes.<br />

w Chico Bridal Show: January 14,<br />

real<br />

<strong>2024</strong> at Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, Chico.<br />

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is $10 for<br />

adults; $5 for children 12 to 16; children<br />

under 11 <strong>are</strong> free with pay<strong>in</strong>g adult.<br />

chicobridalshow.com<br />

w International <strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong><br />

real<br />

Festival <strong>Sacramento</strong>: January 14,<br />

<strong>2024</strong> at CalExpo, <strong>Sacramento</strong>.<br />

11 a.m.–3 p.m. Admission is $20.<br />

<strong>in</strong>ternationalwedd<strong>in</strong>gfestival.com<br />

w Old Sugar Mill <strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong><br />

real<br />

Open House: January 14, <strong>2024</strong><br />

at Old Sugar Mill, Clarksburg. 10<br />

a.m.-2 p.m. Admission is free.<br />

oldsugarmillwedd<strong>in</strong>gs.com<br />

w Scribner Bend V<strong>in</strong>eyards Open<br />

real<br />

House: January 19, <strong>2024</strong> at Scribner<br />

Bend V<strong>in</strong>eyards, Clarksburg. 4-6:30<br />

p.m. scribnerbend.com<br />

Bay Area <strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong> Fair San<br />

Francisco: January 21, <strong>2024</strong> at <strong>The</strong><br />

Marker Hotel, San Francisco. 12-4 p.m.<br />

Admission is $15 onl<strong>in</strong>e or $20 at the<br />

door. bay<strong>are</strong>awedd<strong>in</strong>gfairs.com<br />

International <strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong><br />

Festival Fresno: January 21, <strong>2024</strong> at<br />

Fresno Convention Center, Fresno.<br />

11 a.m.–3 p.m. Admission is $20.<br />

<strong>in</strong>ternationalwedd<strong>in</strong>gfestival.com<br />

w Evergreen <strong>Spr<strong>in</strong>g</strong>s by Wedgewood<br />

real<br />

<strong><strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong>s</strong> Open House: January<br />

27, <strong>2024</strong> at Evergreen <strong>Spr<strong>in</strong>g</strong>s, Elk<br />

Grove. 5-7 p.m. Admission is free<br />

but you must RSVP <strong>in</strong> advance.<br />

wedgewoodwedd<strong>in</strong>gs.com/<br />

evergreenspr<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

w Pearls <strong>in</strong> the P<strong>in</strong>es <strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong> Faire:<br />

real<br />

January 27, <strong>2024</strong> at Nevada County<br />

Fairgrounds, Grass V<strong>all</strong>ey. 12-4 p.m.<br />

Admission is free but you must RSVP<br />

<strong>in</strong> advance. wild<strong>and</strong>lovelyevents.com<br />

w Orchard Creek Lodge Open House:<br />

real<br />

January 28, <strong>2024</strong> at Orchard Creek<br />

Lodge, L<strong>in</strong>coln. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Admission<br />

is free. orchardcreeklodge.com<br />

w Lake Natoma Inn Open House:<br />

real<br />

January 28, <strong>2024</strong> at Lake Natoma Inn,<br />

Folsom. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is<br />

free. lakenatoma<strong>in</strong>n.com<br />

w Granite Bay Golf Club’s<br />

real<br />

<strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong> Sip & See: February 2, <strong>2024</strong><br />

at Granite Bay Golf Club, Granite Bay.<br />

5:30-8 p.m. Admission is free but you<br />

must RSVP <strong>in</strong> advance.<br />

granitebayclub.com<br />

w International <strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong><br />

real<br />

Festival Modesto: February 4, <strong>2024</strong><br />

at Modesto Centre Plaza, Modesto.<br />

11 a.m.–3 p.m. Admission is $20.<br />

<strong>in</strong>ternationalwedd<strong>in</strong>gfestival.com<br />

w Reno Gr<strong>and</strong> Bridal Showcase:<br />

real<br />

February 4, <strong>2024</strong> at Gr<strong>and</strong> Sierra<br />

Resort, Reno. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.<br />

Admission is $12. lockettshows.com<br />

w<br />

real<br />

River Highl<strong>and</strong>s Ranch Open<br />

House: March 3, <strong>2024</strong> at River<br />

Highl<strong>and</strong>s Ranch, Smartsville. 12-3 p.m.<br />

Admission is free.<br />

riverhighl<strong>and</strong>sranch.com<br />

w Vizcaya <strong>Sacramento</strong> Open House:<br />

real<br />

February 11, <strong>2024</strong> at Vizcaya, <strong>Sacramento</strong>.<br />

11 a.m.–2 p.m. Admission is<br />

free but you must RSVP <strong>in</strong> advance.<br />

vizcayasacramento.com<br />

Bay Area <strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong> Fair Walnut Creek:<br />

February 18, <strong>2024</strong> at Walnut Creek<br />

Marriott, Walnut Creek. 12-4 p.m.<br />

Admission is $15 onl<strong>in</strong>e or $20 at the<br />

door. bay<strong>are</strong>awedd<strong>in</strong>gfairs.com<br />

w Calaveras Bridal Faire: February<br />

real<br />

18, <strong>2024</strong> at Ironstone V<strong>in</strong>eyards,<br />

Murphys. 12-3 p.m. Admission is free.<br />

motherlodecelebrations.com<br />

w<br />

real<br />

<strong>The</strong> Chalet Event Center<br />

Bridal Open House: February 18,<br />

<strong>2024</strong> at <strong>The</strong> Chalet Event Center,<br />

Rockl<strong>in</strong>. 12-4 p.m. Admission is free.<br />

thechaleteventcenter.com<br />

International <strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong><br />

Festival Pleasanton: February 18,<br />

<strong>2024</strong>, Alameda County Fairgrounds,<br />

Pleasanton. 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Admission is<br />

$20. <strong>in</strong>ternationalwedd<strong>in</strong>gfestival.com<br />

w Redd<strong>in</strong>g Bridal Show: February 18,<br />

real<br />

<strong>2024</strong>, Redd<strong>in</strong>g Civic Auditorium, Redd<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

12-4 p.m. See website for ticket<br />

<strong>in</strong>formation. redd<strong>in</strong>gbridalshow.com<br />

w International <strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong><br />

real<br />

Festival Lodi: February 25, <strong>2024</strong>,<br />

Lodi American Legion H<strong>all</strong>, Lodi.<br />

11 a.m.–3 p.m. Admission is $20.<br />

<strong>in</strong>ternationalwedd<strong>in</strong>gfestival.com<br />

w <strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong> Showcase: February 25,<br />

<strong>2024</strong> at CalExpo, <strong>Sacramento</strong>. 11 a.m.–4<br />

p.m. Admission is $12 onl<strong>in</strong>e or $15 at the<br />

door. wedd<strong>in</strong>gshowcase.org<br />

real<br />

w Yuba-Sutter Bridal Show: February 25,<br />

<strong>2024</strong> at Yuba Sutter Fairgrounds, Yuba<br />

City. 12–4 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults;<br />

$1 for children 12 to 16; children under 11 <strong>are</strong><br />

free with pay<strong>in</strong>g adult. ysbridalshow.com<br />

real<br />

w <strong>The</strong> Holbrooke Hotel Open House:<br />

March 2, <strong>2024</strong> at <strong>The</strong> Holbrooke Hotel,<br />

Grass V<strong>all</strong>ey. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission is<br />

free. holbrooke.com<br />

real<br />

w <strong>The</strong> Maison <strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong> Showcase:<br />

March 3, <strong>2024</strong> at Antiquité Maison Privee,<br />

<strong>Sacramento</strong>. 1-3 p.m. Admission is $20.<br />

antiquitemidtown.com<br />

real<br />

w River Highl<strong>and</strong>s Ranch Open House:<br />

March 3, <strong>2024</strong> at River Highl<strong>and</strong>s Ranch,<br />

Smartsville. 12-3 p.m. Admission is free.<br />

riverhighl<strong>and</strong>sranch.com<br />

real<br />

w <strong>The</strong> National Exchange Hotel Open<br />

House: March 3, <strong>2024</strong> at <strong>The</strong> National<br />

Exchange Hotel, Nevada City. 10 a.m.-2<br />

p.m. Admission is free.<br />

thenationalexchangehotel.com<br />

real<br />

w <strong>The</strong> Firehouse <strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong> Showcase:<br />

March 10, <strong>2024</strong>. <strong>The</strong> Firehouse Restaurant,<br />

<strong>Sacramento</strong>. 1-4 p.m. Admission is $10.<br />

firehouseoldsac.com<br />

real<br />

International <strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong><br />

Festival San Jose: March 10, <strong>2024</strong><br />

at DoubleTree by Hilton, San Jose.<br />

11 a.m.–3 p.m. Admission is $20.<br />

<strong>in</strong>ternationalwedd<strong>in</strong>gfestival.com<br />

Bay Area <strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong> Fair San Francisco:<br />

March 17, <strong>2024</strong> at Beacon Gr<strong>and</strong> San<br />

Francisco Hotel, San Francisco. 12-4 p.m.<br />

Admission is $15 onl<strong>in</strong>e or $20 at the door.<br />

bay<strong>are</strong>awedd<strong>in</strong>gfairs.com<br />

Bay Area <strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong> Fair Concord: March<br />

24, <strong>2024</strong> at Concord Plaza Hotel, Concord.<br />

12-4 p.m. Admission is $15 onl<strong>in</strong>e or $20 at<br />

the door. bay<strong>are</strong>awedd<strong>in</strong>gfairs.com<br />

w International <strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong><br />

Festival <strong>Sacramento</strong>: March 24, <strong>2024</strong>,<br />

Sheraton Gr<strong>and</strong> <strong>Sacramento</strong> Hotel,<br />

<strong>Sacramento</strong>. 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Admission is<br />

$20. <strong>in</strong>ternationalwedd<strong>in</strong>gfestival.com<br />

real<br />

w Sonora Bridal Faire: March 24, <strong>2024</strong> at<br />

<strong>The</strong> Armory, Sonora. 12-4 p.m. Admission<br />

is free. motherlodecelebrations.com<br />

real<br />

w <strong>The</strong> Willow B<strong>all</strong>room & Event<br />

real<br />

Center Open House: January 28,<br />

<strong>2024</strong> at <strong>The</strong> Willow B<strong>all</strong>room & Event<br />

Center, Hood. 1-3 p.m. Admission is<br />

$10-12. thewillowb<strong>all</strong>room.com<br />

w Sunset at <strong>The</strong> Ranch <strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong><br />

real<br />

Fair: February 25, <strong>2024</strong> at Hanford<br />

Ranch, Galt. 2-5 p.m. Admission<br />

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Bay Area <strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong> Fair Berkeley:<br />

April 7, <strong>2024</strong> at DoubleTree by Hilton,<br />

Berkeley. 12-4 p.m. Admission is $15<br />

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be gett<strong>in</strong>g a lot of <strong>in</strong>formation sent to the email<br />

that you register with at wedd<strong>in</strong>g shows, so it’s<br />

nice to have it <strong>all</strong> <strong>in</strong> one place separate from<br />

your work <strong>and</strong>/or personal email.<br />

• Br<strong>in</strong>g labels—many vendors offer prizes<br />

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vendors. By br<strong>in</strong>g<strong>in</strong>g pre-pr<strong>in</strong>ted labels,<br />

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Your name, address, phone, email (see bullet po<strong>in</strong>t above!), fiancé’s/fiancée’s name <strong>and</strong> when you’re gett<strong>in</strong>g<br />

married.<br />

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girls<br />

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10 11 12<br />

1 Initial Necklace, $45 each at Renewable Jewels (made loc<strong>all</strong>y <strong>in</strong> V<strong>all</strong>ey <strong>Spr<strong>in</strong>g</strong>s), renewablejewels.net<br />

2 Signature Experience—Peace Massage, 90 m<strong>in</strong>utes $405 at Stillwater Spa at Hyatt Regency Lake <strong>Tahoe</strong> Resort, Spa & Cas<strong>in</strong>o, 111 Country Club Drive,<br />

Incl<strong>in</strong>e Village, NV, hyatt.com/en-US/spas/Stillwater-Spa-Lake-<strong>Tahoe</strong>/packages<br />

3 Gatsby Zardozi Crystal Velvet Clutch, $174.95 at Wildflower Daydreams, 6015 Pacific Street, Suite 12, Rockl<strong>in</strong>, wildflowerdaydreams.com<br />

4 Graphic T-shirt, $40 at Lees’ Boutique, 4110 Datsun Court, Sh<strong>in</strong>gle <strong>Spr<strong>in</strong>g</strong>s, leesboutique.net<br />

5 Bella Bar Soaps, $8.50 (each) at Ternero Olive Oil (made loc<strong>all</strong>y <strong>in</strong> L<strong>in</strong>coln), ternerooliveoil.com<br />

6 Jersey Knit Robe, $45 at Bambol<strong>in</strong>a’s Bra & L<strong>in</strong>gerie Boutique, 2023 V<strong>in</strong>e Street, Suite 105, El Dorado Hills, bambol<strong>in</strong>asboutique.com<br />

7 Chunky Blanket Workshop, $85 per person (workshop locations vary) at Gather Studio & Events, gatherstudio<strong>and</strong>events.com<br />

8 Ombre Disco B<strong>all</strong> Tumbler 16oz, $9.99 (each) at BevMo!, bevmo.com<br />

9 Craft Crush Bracelet Kit, $22 at Avid & Co., 605 2nd Street, Davis, avid<strong>and</strong>co.com<br />

10 Karma Ra<strong>in</strong>bow Hardbound Journal, $12.99 at Little Red Hen, 897 E. 20th Street, Suite B, Chico, littleredhen.org<br />

11 Ombre Powder Brow Tattoo, contact for pric<strong>in</strong>g at Happily Beautiful Makeup Artistry & Sk<strong>in</strong> Studio, 580 Bunce Road, Yuba City, happilybeautifulmakeup.com<br />

12 Hydrat<strong>in</strong>g Moisture Cream, $45 at <strong>The</strong> Tiger’s Eye Sk<strong>in</strong> C<strong>are</strong>, 8016 Folsom-Auburn Road, Folsom, tigerseyesk<strong>in</strong>c<strong>are</strong>.com<br />

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1 Weber Portable Gas Grill, $399 at Country Elegance, 4496 Missouri Flat Road, Placerville, countryeleganceplacerville.com<br />

2 T<strong>and</strong>em Jump, $150 at <strong>The</strong> Parachute Center, 23597 N. Highway 99, Acampo, parachutecenter.com<br />

3 Citizen Promaster Skyhawk A-T Watch, $895 at Adrian Blanco Jewelry, 502 Natoma Street, Folsom, adrianblancojewelry.com<br />

4 Wool Pendleton Board Shirt, $174 (designs vary) at <strong>The</strong> Clothes M<strong>in</strong>e, 60 Ma<strong>in</strong> Street, Suite 2, Sutter Creek, theclothesm<strong>in</strong>e.com<br />

5 Night Scout LED Beanie, $19.99 (each) at Visions of Eden, 126 J Street, Suite 8, <strong>Sacramento</strong>, visions-eden.com<br />

6 Deep Sports Blend Massage, $129 (60 m<strong>in</strong>utes) at Serenity Spa | Soul Yoga,<br />

3984 Douglas Boulevard, Suite 150, Roseville <strong>and</strong> 350 P<strong>all</strong>adio Parkway, Suite 1975, Folsom, serenityspaonl<strong>in</strong>e.com<br />

7 Mission Lazarus Tri-Fold W<strong>all</strong>et, $60 at One Heart Global Boutique, 1345 Tehama Street, Redd<strong>in</strong>g, oneheartstore.com<br />

8 <strong>The</strong> Peaks Crystal Whiskey Decanter Set (Everest, Denali, Everest, Fuji & Mont Blanc), $149 at Liiton, liiton.com<br />

9 Gentleman’s Hardw<strong>are</strong> Bar Multi Tool, $27 at Pacific Crest G<strong>all</strong>ery, 1001 Heavenly Village Way, Suite 29, South Lake <strong>Tahoe</strong>, pacificcrestg<strong>all</strong>ery.net<br />

10 Enjoy Clarksburg Three-Bottle Subscription, price varies depend<strong>in</strong>g on w<strong>in</strong>es selected at Enjoy Clarksburg, enjoyclarksburg.com<br />

11 Carhartt Ra<strong>in</strong> Defender Hoodie, $59.99 (each) at H<strong>and</strong>ley’s Western Wear, 314 E Bidwell Street, Folsom, h<strong>and</strong>leyswork<strong>and</strong>westernwear.com<br />

12 Cotton’s Cowboy Corral Campfire Ceramic Mug, $20 at Cotton’s Cowboy Corral, 320 5th Street, Marysville, cottonscorral.com<br />

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style<br />

Ivy: Floral Embroidered Lace Flats<br />

for <strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong> with Pearls<br />

$405 at Bella Belle,<br />

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Norah Blue: <strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong> Shoes<br />

with Flowers of Sequ<strong>in</strong>ed Petals<br />

$405 at Bella Belle,<br />

bellabelleshoes.com<br />

Fabiola Blush:<br />

Block Heel<br />

S<strong>and</strong>als with 3D Pearl<br />

Embellishment<br />

$385 at Bella Belle,<br />

bellabelleshoes.com<br />

shoes<br />

to make<br />

C<strong>in</strong>derella<br />

jealous<br />

Mirabelle P<strong>in</strong>k: Ankle Strap<br />

Pearl Bow Heels<br />

$350 at Bella Belle,<br />

bellabelleshoes.com<br />

Catar<strong>in</strong>a: Platform Jacquard Blue<br />

Floral S<strong>and</strong>als with Ankle Straps<br />

$345 at Bella Belle,<br />

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Odette: Swan Lake Inspired Ivory<br />

lace Heels $355 at Bella Belle,<br />

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advice from our real wedd<strong>in</strong>g couples<br />

TIPS<br />

<strong>and</strong><br />

ADVICE<br />

Been t<strong>here</strong>, done that. We always ask the couples whose wedd<strong>in</strong>gs we select<br />

to feature a whole bunch of questions...but their answers to a few of them<br />

<strong>in</strong> particular—"What advice would you give to engaged couples?" <strong>and</strong> "If<br />

you could do anyth<strong>in</strong>g differently, what would it be?"—we th<strong>in</strong>k you’ll<br />

f<strong>in</strong>d useful as you go through the plann<strong>in</strong>g process! P.S. you can read more<br />

about our featured real wedd<strong>in</strong>g couples’ wedd<strong>in</strong>g journeys on our website:<br />

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Get the <strong>Best</strong> <strong>Vendors</strong><br />

Surround yourself with the best vendors! It will be the best <strong>in</strong>vestment for<br />

your special day! And…never lose site of the love that brought this day!<br />

Celebrate <strong>and</strong> enjoy <strong>all</strong> the little moments that the day br<strong>in</strong>gs—they <strong>are</strong><br />

truly the best memories of a day that is over <strong>in</strong> a bl<strong>in</strong>k of a eye!<br />

—Rebecca & Gary<br />

Communicate...<strong>and</strong> Hire an<br />

Amaz<strong>in</strong>g Photographer <strong>and</strong><br />

Videographer.<br />

I would advise couples to communicate <strong>and</strong><br />

enjoy it, it happens <strong>and</strong> is over too fast! <strong>The</strong>re’s a<br />

sweetness to plann<strong>in</strong>g your wedd<strong>in</strong>g! Also, please<br />

take time to hire an amaz<strong>in</strong>g photographer <strong>and</strong><br />

videographer. Your day is go<strong>in</strong>g to be a blur, t<strong>here</strong><br />

<strong>are</strong> go<strong>in</strong>g to be moments you <strong>are</strong> not present<br />

for, but your media team will be. After the day<br />

ends, images <strong>and</strong> videos will be <strong>all</strong> that you have<br />

to relive the day. Enjoy it <strong>and</strong> don’t overth<strong>in</strong>k or<br />

stress about sm<strong>all</strong> details, no one remembers the<br />

k<strong>in</strong>d of napk<strong>in</strong>s you have, they remember the fun<br />

danc<strong>in</strong>g <strong>and</strong> love they witnessed!<br />

—Josie & Nemo<br />

Time for DIY<br />

We DIYed a lot of th<strong>in</strong>gs which was nice to<br />

save money but also re<strong>all</strong>y a lot of work. I’d<br />

recommend gett<strong>in</strong>g as much done as early<br />

as possible. We waited too long <strong>and</strong> had<br />

to cram lots <strong>in</strong>to the last month <strong>and</strong> week<br />

especi<strong>all</strong>y.<br />

—Hannah & Scott<br />

Get a Planner<br />

I cannot recommend hir<strong>in</strong>g at least a<br />

day-of coord<strong>in</strong>ator enough! <strong>The</strong> amount<br />

of stress Dee <strong>and</strong> her team saved me was<br />

more than worth the cost of their services.<br />

It is <strong>in</strong>valuable hav<strong>in</strong>g someone from the<br />

wedd<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>dustry on your team. <strong>The</strong>y<br />

know the <strong>in</strong>s <strong>and</strong> outs of the <strong>in</strong>dustry <strong>and</strong><br />

will be t<strong>here</strong> to support <strong>and</strong> guide you<br />

through this emotional time.<br />

—Shelby & Hunter<br />

Have a Clear Plan<br />

Our biggest advice to couples<br />

plann<strong>in</strong>g their wedd<strong>in</strong>g would<br />

be to make a clear plan for the<br />

day for everyone <strong>in</strong>volved, wedd<strong>in</strong>g<br />

vendors, wedd<strong>in</strong>g party<br />

<strong>and</strong> family, so that they know<br />

w<strong>here</strong> they need to be <strong>and</strong> when.<br />

Hav<strong>in</strong>g those th<strong>in</strong>gs planned ahead<br />

of time will make the day of so much<br />

less stressful <strong>and</strong> will help you be able to be<br />

<strong>in</strong> the moment <strong>and</strong> enjoy it.<br />

—Abby & Gerardo<br />

Enjoy the Process<br />

Stay consistent. Do a little bit<br />

every day <strong>and</strong> make it fun. Try to<br />

enjoy every moment even though<br />

it can be stressful at times. Also<br />

make sure to set aside time to<br />

spend with your significant other<br />

outside of wedd<strong>in</strong>g plann<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Enjoy each other’s company <strong>and</strong><br />

this time of your lives.<br />

—Bella & Ben<br />

Be Sure to Eat<br />

I would have had a bigger breakfast!<br />

I was so anxious that I forgot to eat<br />

<strong>in</strong> the morn<strong>in</strong>g. Don’t forget to eat!<br />

—L<strong>in</strong>a & David<br />

Ask for Help<br />

Do not be afraid to ask for help. We orig<strong>in</strong><strong>all</strong>y went <strong>in</strong>to wedd<strong>in</strong>g<br />

plann<strong>in</strong>g with the m<strong>in</strong>dset that we wanted to do everyth<strong>in</strong>g<br />

ourselves. However, we came to realize what a huge burden this<br />

was. When we f<strong>in</strong><strong>all</strong>y asked for help, a lot of stress was lifted<br />

off our shoulders.<br />

—Mia & Matt<br />

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GOWNS<br />

Brides for a Cause<br />

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SWEET MARIE<br />

PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

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sweetmariephotography.com<br />

M<strong>in</strong>dy thrives on wedd<strong>in</strong>g day<br />

adrenal<strong>in</strong>e <strong>and</strong> can’t hold back a<br />

few dance moves at receptions,<br />

especi<strong>all</strong>y if ’90s hip-hop is on<br />

the playlist. M<strong>in</strong>dy’s gypsy soul<br />

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VIDEOGRAPHER<br />

PHILIPPE STUDIO PRO<br />

Philippe Calouro-Ngabonziza<br />

philippestudiopro.com<br />

Orig<strong>in</strong><strong>all</strong>y from Africa, Philippe met<br />

his American wife <strong>and</strong> moved to<br />

<strong>Sacramento</strong> <strong>in</strong> 2011 when he started<br />

pursu<strong>in</strong>g a c<strong>are</strong>er <strong>in</strong> photo <strong>and</strong> video.<br />

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FLOWERS<br />

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America, Liza saw the possibilities<br />

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for more than one million events!<br />

CAKE DESIGNER<br />

SUGAR DREAMS<br />

BY ODEZA<br />

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GRAZING TABLE<br />

HAIR ARTIST<br />

MAKEUP ARTIST<br />

THE HIDDEN TABLE<br />

HALO SALON<br />

& DAY SPA<br />

THE FACE BEATER<br />

MAKEUP ARTIST<br />

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gourmet food <strong>in</strong> <strong>Northern</strong><br />

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themselves <strong>in</strong> creat<strong>in</strong>g a personal<br />

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PAPERIE<br />

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Wendy’s passion for help<strong>in</strong>g<br />

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is to br<strong>in</strong>g your vision to life <strong>and</strong><br />

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Emily <strong>and</strong> Aaron started<br />

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ON SAHANA:<br />

EARRINGS FROM MACY’S<br />

GOWN FROM DE LA ROSA’S BRIDAL & TUXEDO<br />

TULLE OVERLAY BY SALT GOWNS<br />

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WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO MODEL<br />

FOR THIS PHOTO SHOOT?<br />

Sahana: I have a deep appreciation for <strong>all</strong> th<strong>in</strong>gs wedd<strong>in</strong>gs! Along<br />

with the power of photography to capture the emotions, love <strong>and</strong><br />

memories of such a special day. A wedd<strong>in</strong>g is a once-<strong>in</strong>-a-lifetime<br />

event for many people, <strong>and</strong> the photos taken dur<strong>in</strong>g the ceremony<br />

<strong>and</strong> reception become last<strong>in</strong>g proof of that beautiful day. By<br />

participat<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> this photo shoot, I saw an opportunity to be a part<br />

of creat<strong>in</strong>g those visual narratives.<br />

TELL US ABOUT YOUR MODELING EXPERIENCE.<br />

Sahana: It was truly so fun <strong>and</strong> such a memorable experience for<br />

me! I feel so honored to just be chosen. Although I didn’t have prior<br />

model<strong>in</strong>g experience, this photoshoot was my <strong>in</strong>tro to the world of<br />

wedd<strong>in</strong>g photography, <strong>and</strong> be<strong>in</strong>g able to play a sm<strong>all</strong> role <strong>in</strong> <strong>all</strong> of<br />

it was so reward<strong>in</strong>g. I also got a chance to work with such a great<br />

team of vendors who <strong>are</strong> <strong>all</strong> so amaz<strong>in</strong>g at what they do!<br />

HOW WAS MODELING WITH YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER?<br />

Sahana: Sadly, my significant other was sick that day! Though it<br />

was a solo endeavor, I felt the presence of his support <strong>and</strong> love <strong>in</strong><br />

spirit—he was cheer<strong>in</strong>g me on from home! <strong>The</strong> photographer <strong>and</strong><br />

the entire team were so <strong>in</strong>credibly supportive <strong>and</strong> made the day<br />

feel so special <strong>and</strong> mean<strong>in</strong>gful for me. It was an opportunity for<br />

me to adapt, rema<strong>in</strong> flexible <strong>and</strong> make the most of the situation<br />

<strong>all</strong> while be<strong>in</strong>g a good rem<strong>in</strong>der of the surprises that come with<br />

plann<strong>in</strong>g a wedd<strong>in</strong>g! While I missed hav<strong>in</strong>g Tanner by my side that<br />

day, I was able to cherish the experience of be<strong>in</strong>g a bride-to-be <strong>and</strong><br />

look forward to the moment when we could sh<strong>are</strong> the beautiful<br />

photos together!<br />

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF THE SHOOT?<br />

Sahana: <strong>The</strong> entire shoot was amaz<strong>in</strong>g. Period. Moments with the<br />

sweet horse Ironman, gett<strong>in</strong>g to play dress up <strong>and</strong> be<strong>in</strong>g pushed<br />

<strong>in</strong> the canoe dur<strong>in</strong>g sunset, <strong>in</strong> particular, were the highlights that<br />

added an extra layer of fun to my experience!<br />

IF YOU COULD OFFER ANY ADVICE TO<br />

ENGAGED COUPLES WHAT WOULD IT BE?<br />

Sahana: Prioritize open <strong>and</strong> honest communication <strong>in</strong> <strong>all</strong> aspects<br />

of your relationship, ESPECIALLY dur<strong>in</strong>g wedd<strong>in</strong>g plann<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Remember to celebrate what you both have together <strong>and</strong> take<br />

c<strong>are</strong> of your physical <strong>and</strong> mental health. Self-c<strong>are</strong> is so important!<br />

F<strong>in</strong><strong>all</strong>y, remember to learn <strong>and</strong> grow together—teamwork makes<br />

the dream work. OO<br />

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LOVE<br />

ranch<br />

ON<br />

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A DÉCOR INSPIRATION STORY<br />

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JESS HOLLE PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

DESIGN, STYLING, COORDINATION AND RENTALS BY BARNSWALLOW<br />

STYLING AND FLORAL DESIGN BY AMOUR FLORIST & BRIDAL<br />

ON LOCATION AT SAUREEL VINEYARDS<br />

STARRING NEWLYWEDS RACHEL + TJ<br />

PRODUCED BY REAL WEDDINGS MAGAZINE TEAM: TATIANA JITARI, NATHALIA KALLAN AND WENDY SIPPLE<br />

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ON RACHEL:<br />

HEADBAND AND EARRINGS BY MARIELL<br />

GOWN FROM SPARKLE BRIDAL COUTURE<br />

ON TJ:<br />

SUIT AND SHOES FROM TUXEDO DEN<br />

TIE FROM MACY’S<br />

GROOM’S OWN SHIRT<br />

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ON RACHEL:<br />

HEADBAND AND EARRINGS BY MARIELL<br />

GOWN FROM SPARKLE BRIDAL COUTURE<br />

ON TJ:<br />

SUIT AND SHOES FROM TUXEDO DEN<br />

TIE FROM MACY’S<br />

GROOM’S OWN SHIRT<br />

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ON TJ:<br />

SUIT AND SHOES FROM TUXEDO DEN<br />

TIE FROM MACY’S<br />

GROOM’S OWN SHIRT<br />

ON RACHEL:<br />

HEADPIECE AND EARRINGS BY MARIELL<br />

GOWN FROM SPARKLE BRIDAL COUTURE<br />

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ON RACHEL:<br />

HEADBAND AND EARRINGS BY MARIELL<br />

GOWN FROM SPARKLE BRIDAL COUTURE<br />

ON TJ:<br />

SUIT AND SHOES FROM TUXEDO DEN<br />

TIE FROM MACY’S<br />

GROOM’S OWN SHIRT<br />

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ON TJ:<br />

SUIT AND SHOES FROM TUXEDO DEN<br />

TIE FROM MACY’S<br />

GROOM’S OWN SHIRT<br />

ON RACHEL:<br />

HEADPIECE AND EARRINGS BY MARIELL<br />

GOWN FROM SPARKLE BRIDAL COUTURE<br />

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ON RACHEL:<br />

HEADBAND AND EARRINGS BY LUXURIOUS BRIDAL<br />

GOWN FROM SPARKLE BRIDAL COUTURE<br />

ON TJ:<br />

SUIT AND SHOES FROM TUXEDO DEN<br />

TIE FROM MACY’S<br />

GROOM’S OWN SHIRT<br />

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ON TJ:<br />

SUIT AND SHOES FROM TUXEDO DEN<br />

TIE FROM MACY’S<br />

GROOM’S OWN SHIRT<br />

ON RACHEL:<br />

HEADPIECE AND EARRINGS BY MARIELL<br />

GOWN FROM SPARKLE BRIDAL COUTURE<br />

READ ABOUT THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THIS SHOOT<br />

AT REALWEDDINGSMAG.COM<br />

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WANT MORE?<br />

HEAD TO OUR<br />

WEBSITE TO SEE MORE<br />

FROM THIS<br />

#RWstyledshoot<br />

REALWEDDINGSMAG.COM<br />

THE DETAILS<br />

VENUE<br />

Saureel V<strong>in</strong>eyards<br />

saureelv<strong>in</strong>eyards.com<br />

PHOTOGRAPHER<br />

Jess Holle Photography<br />

jessholle.com<br />

VIDEOGRAPHER<br />

Reverie Films<br />

reveriefilms.co<br />

DESIGN, STYLING,<br />

COORDINATOR AND RENTALS<br />

Barnsw<strong>all</strong>ow<br />

barnsw<strong>all</strong>owrentals.com<br />

STYLING AND FLORAL DESIGNER<br />

Amour Florist & Bridal<br />

amourmoments.com<br />

CAKE DESIGNER<br />

Spilled Milk Company<br />

spilledmilkcompany.com<br />

GRAZING TABLE<br />

Diane Wilk<strong>in</strong>son Cater<strong>in</strong>g<br />

dianewilk<strong>in</strong>soncater<strong>in</strong>g.com<br />

MOBILE BAR, SIGNATURE COCKTAILS,<br />

COCKTAIL TABLE AND BAR SIGN<br />

<strong>The</strong> Parched Poppies<br />

theparchedpoppies.com<br />

HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTIST<br />

Jasm<strong>in</strong>e & Co.<br />

jasm<strong>in</strong>ejulian.com<br />

GOWNS<br />

Sparkle Bridal Couture<br />

sparklebridalcouture.com<br />

SUITS<br />

Tuxedo Den | tuxedoden.com<br />

JEWELRY AND ACCESSORIES<br />

Adora by Simona | adorabysimona.com<br />

Luxurious Bridal | luxuriousbridal.com<br />

Macy’s | Nafissa Beyomar, My Stylist@Macy’s<br />

Roseville G<strong>all</strong>eria | macys.com/mystylist<br />

Mariell | mariellonl<strong>in</strong>e.com<br />

PAPERIE, MENUS AND SIGNAGE<br />

Mar<strong>in</strong>a Lee Styles<br />

etsy.com/shop/mar<strong>in</strong>aleestyles<br />

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR REAL COUPLE MODELS,<br />

RACHEL + TJ,<br />

AND ALL OF THE PROFESSIONALS<br />

WHO CONTRIBUTED TO THIS FEATURE!


We’re your team<br />

for your big day!<br />

style: recreate the look<br />

Diane Nicole Photography<br />

www.<strong>The</strong>530Bride.com<br />

PHOTOGRAPHER<br />

JESS HOLLE<br />

PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

Jess Holle<br />

jessholle.com<br />

Jess strives to create a comfortable<br />

photo session environment to<br />

help <strong>in</strong>dividuals feel confident <strong>and</strong><br />

at ease. She plays music, creates<br />

games <strong>and</strong> guides couples with<br />

engag<strong>in</strong>g poses to set a fun <strong>and</strong><br />

<strong>in</strong>vit<strong>in</strong>g atmosp<strong>here</strong>, with the goal<br />

of her couples feel<strong>in</strong>g empowered<br />

<strong>and</strong> like they’ve ga<strong>in</strong>ed a friend.<br />

VIDEOGRAPHER<br />

REVERIE FILMS<br />

J<strong>are</strong>d Chavez<br />

reveriefilms.co<br />

J<strong>are</strong>d is a professional<br />

photographer <strong>and</strong> videographer<br />

based <strong>in</strong> <strong>Northern</strong> <strong>California</strong>. His<br />

journey <strong>in</strong>to photography started<br />

over a decade ago. He believes<br />

that film<strong>in</strong>g <strong>and</strong> photograph<strong>in</strong>g<br />

wedd<strong>in</strong>gs is not just about<br />

captur<strong>in</strong>g beautiful images, but<br />

also about preserv<strong>in</strong>g the spirit of<br />

these special moments.<br />

DESIGN, STYLING,<br />

COORDINATOR AND<br />

RENTALS<br />

BARNSWALLOW<br />

Emily Kle<strong>in</strong> & Aaron Ward<br />

barnsw<strong>all</strong>owrentals.com<br />

Emily <strong>and</strong> Aaron created<br />

Barnsw<strong>all</strong>ow <strong>in</strong> 2022, a wedd<strong>in</strong>g <strong>and</strong><br />

event rental company specializ<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong> design <strong>and</strong> styl<strong>in</strong>g. <strong>The</strong>y offer a<br />

la carte rentals or full service design<br />

<strong>and</strong> styl<strong>in</strong>g. Barnsw<strong>all</strong>ow is local<br />

to El Dorado county <strong>and</strong> services<br />

<strong>Northern</strong> <strong>California</strong>.<br />

ROCHELLEWILHELMS.COM//REALWEDDINGSMAG.COM<br />

FLORAL DESIGNER<br />

AMOUR<br />

FLORIST & BRIDAL<br />

CAKE DESIGNER<br />

SPILLED MILK<br />

COMPANY<br />

GRAZING TABLE<br />

DIANE WILKINSON<br />

CATERING<br />

Mary Lee<br />

amourmoments.com<br />

Rahil S<strong>in</strong>gh & Christ<strong>in</strong>a Narayan<br />

spilledmilkcompany.com<br />

Diane Wilk<strong>in</strong>son<br />

dianewilk<strong>in</strong>soncater<strong>in</strong>g.com<br />

We <strong>are</strong> a full service Salon & Day Spa.<br />

Offer<strong>in</strong>g hair, makeup, spray tans, nails & spa services.<br />

Bridal packages available. Ask about our pre-wedd<strong>in</strong>g sk<strong>in</strong>c<strong>are</strong><br />

prep systems to get your sk<strong>in</strong> glow<strong>in</strong>g for your special day.<br />

916-782-8842 / HALOSALONDAYSPA.COM<br />

/ ALEXIS.HALO<br />

Mary’s passion for event <strong>and</strong> floral<br />

design led her to open up her<br />

own bus<strong>in</strong>ess <strong>in</strong> 2007, after years<br />

of provid<strong>in</strong>g her skills to family<br />

<strong>and</strong> friends. With over 15 years of<br />

experience, Mary underst<strong>and</strong>s her<br />

clients’ needs <strong>all</strong> while earn<strong>in</strong>g their<br />

trust <strong>and</strong> friendship.<br />

Rahil <strong>and</strong> Christ<strong>in</strong>a opened Spilled<br />

Milk Company <strong>in</strong> 2020 with the goal<br />

of creat<strong>in</strong>g stunn<strong>in</strong>g wedd<strong>in</strong>g cakes<br />

that comb<strong>in</strong>e the perfect balance of<br />

flavor, form <strong>and</strong> execution. <strong>The</strong>y <strong>are</strong><br />

dedicated to excellence <strong>and</strong> want<br />

to make their clients’ wedd<strong>in</strong>g days<br />

unforgettable.<br />

Diane is a food lover <strong>and</strong> expert<br />

<strong>and</strong> has been cater<strong>in</strong>g events for<br />

more than 14 years. When not <strong>in</strong><br />

the kitchen, you can f<strong>in</strong>d her <strong>in</strong><br />

her organic garden plant<strong>in</strong>g <strong>and</strong><br />

pick<strong>in</strong>g for your event.<br />

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style: recreate the look<br />

MOBILE BAR, SIGNATURE<br />

COCKTAILS AND<br />

COCKTAIL TABLE<br />

THE PARCHED POPPIES<br />

Carol<strong>in</strong>e & Nathan Sailor<br />

theparchedpoppies.com<br />

<strong>The</strong> Parched Poppies offers a variety<br />

of bar services <strong>and</strong> cocktail packages<br />

which can be tailored to fulfill your<br />

vision, no matter how large or sm<strong>all</strong>.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y believe that the libations of a<br />

party set the tone <strong>and</strong> elevate the<br />

ambiance. <strong>The</strong>ir mission is to provide<br />

a ref<strong>in</strong>ed experience with every glass.<br />

HAIR AND<br />

MAKEUP ARTISTS<br />

JASMINE & CO.<br />

Jasm<strong>in</strong>e Julian & Alicia Andrade<br />

jasm<strong>in</strong>ejulian.com<br />

<strong>The</strong> team at Jasm<strong>in</strong>e & Co. <strong>are</strong><br />

passionate about mak<strong>in</strong>g their<br />

client’s special day even more<br />

beautiful. Jasm<strong>in</strong>e leads a team<br />

of six talented beauty experts<br />

who provide on-location hair <strong>and</strong><br />

makeup services for wedd<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

<strong>and</strong> events across <strong>California</strong> <strong>and</strong><br />

beyond.<br />

PAPERIE AND SIGNAGE<br />

MARINA LEE STYLES<br />

Amber Turner<br />

etsy.com/shop/mar<strong>in</strong>aleestyles<br />

With more than 25 years of<br />

experience <strong>in</strong> client relationship<br />

management <strong>in</strong> the corporate<br />

world, Amber started Mar<strong>in</strong>a Lee<br />

Styles <strong>in</strong> 2022—not only to offer<br />

affordable stationery for wedd<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

<strong>and</strong> special events, but also to have a<br />

fun, creative outlet. S<strong>in</strong>ce then, she’s<br />

helped hundreds of clients create<br />

beautiful signage <strong>and</strong> paperie.<br />

<strong><strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong>s</strong> Engagements Maternity + Family<br />

INSPIRING & AUTHENTIC IMAGERY<br />

FOR THE MODERN SENTIMENTAL COUPLE<br />

adrienne<strong>and</strong>dani.com<br />

<strong>in</strong>fo@adrienne<strong>and</strong>dani.com<br />

/adrienne<strong>and</strong>dani<br />

Adrienne <strong>and</strong> Dani Photography - <strong>Sacramento</strong> <strong>Tahoe</strong> <strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong> Photographers-052<br />

4/25/23 7:17 PM<br />

GOWNS<br />

SPARKLE BRIDAL<br />

COUTURE<br />

S<strong>and</strong>ra Gonzalez<br />

sparklebridalcouture.com<br />

In 2011, S<strong>and</strong>ra opened Sparkle<br />

Bridal Couture, a plus size bridal<br />

salon solely dedicated to sizes 14-<br />

30+. Focused on style, quality <strong>and</strong><br />

fit, she created a safe space for curvy<br />

brides to have a fun, body-positive<br />

experience <strong>and</strong> make memories<br />

while f<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g their dream dress.<br />

SUITS<br />

TUXEDO DEN<br />

Jon Rodriguez<br />

tuxedoden.com<br />

Tuxedo Den has been a household<br />

name <strong>in</strong> formalwear s<strong>in</strong>ce 1966. <strong>The</strong>y<br />

<strong>are</strong> a team of passionate people<br />

dedicated to fashion <strong>and</strong> custom fit<br />

tailor<strong>in</strong>g. <strong>The</strong>ir boutique style ensures<br />

everyone gets a uniquely curated<br />

look. <strong>The</strong>ir local w<strong>are</strong>house <strong>and</strong> team<br />

sets them apart from the onl<strong>in</strong>e <strong>and</strong><br />

cha<strong>in</strong> store experience.<br />

VENUE<br />

SAUREEL VINEYARDS<br />

Tim Sauer<br />

saureelv<strong>in</strong>eyards.com<br />

Nestled <strong>in</strong> the Gold Hill <strong>are</strong>a of the<br />

Sierra foothills, Saureel V<strong>in</strong>eyards is<br />

a magnificent private estate located<br />

<strong>in</strong> Placerville featur<strong>in</strong>g a unique<br />

wedd<strong>in</strong>g venue that comb<strong>in</strong>es<br />

the best of rustic charm with<br />

sophisticated splendor set aga<strong>in</strong>st<br />

the backdrop of the picturesque<br />

lake <strong>and</strong> roll<strong>in</strong>g v<strong>in</strong>eyards.<br />

TO SEE MORE CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS SHOOT, GO TO REALWEDDINGSMAG.COM<br />

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style: get to know our real couple models<br />

ON RACHEL:<br />

JEWELRY FROM MACY’S<br />

GOWN FROM SPARKLE BRIDAL COUTURE<br />

ON TJ:<br />

SUIT AND SHOES FROM TUXEDO DEN<br />

TIE FROM MACY’S<br />

GROOM’S OWN SHIRT<br />

WANT MORE?<br />

HEAD TO OUR<br />

WEBSITE TO SEE MORE<br />

FROM THIS<br />

#RWstyledshoot<br />

REALWEDDINGSMAG.COM<br />

WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO<br />

MODEL FOR THIS PHOTO<br />

SHOOT?<br />

Rachel + TJ: It was an<br />

opportunity to have a little fun <strong>and</strong><br />

experience someth<strong>in</strong>g new together.<br />

TELL US ABOUT YOUR MODELING<br />

EXPERIENCE. Rachel + TJ: It was<br />

amaz<strong>in</strong>g! Everyone <strong>in</strong>volved was <strong>in</strong>credible.<br />

It was def<strong>in</strong>itely someth<strong>in</strong>g we’ll never<br />

forget.<br />

HOW WAS MODELING WITH YOUR<br />

SIGNIFICANT OTHER?<br />

Rachel + TJ: It was so great to get to<br />

do this together. We got to show off our<br />

personalities <strong>and</strong> create a lifelong memory<br />

together.<br />

DID YOU RELATE TO THE CONCEPT/<br />

THEME?<br />

Rachel + TJ: Absolutely! Be<strong>in</strong>g newlyweds<br />

it was great gett<strong>in</strong>g to "relive" our special<br />

day.<br />

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE PART<br />

OF THE SHOOT?<br />

Rachel: <strong>The</strong> dresses! I found my own<br />

wedd<strong>in</strong>g dress so quickly that I didn’t get<br />

to "shop around" so it was fun try<strong>in</strong>g on <strong>all</strong><br />

of the dresses—especi<strong>all</strong>y s<strong>in</strong>ce they were<br />

so different from my own.<br />

IF YOU COULD OFFER ANY ADVICE TO<br />

ENGAGED COUPLES, WHAT WOULD IT<br />

BE?<br />

Rachel + TJ: Plan your wedd<strong>in</strong>g for you<br />

<strong>and</strong> your significant other. It sounds harsh,<br />

but no one else matters. OO<br />

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> VISIT OUR WEBSITE<br />

REALWEDDINGSMAG.COM<br />

FOR MORE ABOUT RACHEL + TJ ALONG<br />

WITH MORE PHOTOS AND BEHIND-THE-<br />

SCENES SNAPS AND VIDEO FROM<br />

THIS STYLED SHOOT.


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It is the perfect place to create last<strong>in</strong>g memories.<br />

Located <strong>in</strong> the qua<strong>in</strong>t town of Graeagle, one hour from Reno <strong>and</strong> <strong>Tahoe</strong>, <strong>The</strong> Graeagle Corner Barn is the largest event property <strong>in</strong> the Mohawk V<strong>all</strong>ey.<br />

With a capacity to host up to 500 guests, the barn offers <strong>in</strong>door <strong>and</strong> outdoor accommodations for events of any size. We specialize <strong>in</strong> flexible packages that <strong>all</strong>ow you to work with<br />

the vendors of your choice mak<strong>in</strong>g your event completely personalized <strong>and</strong> one-of-a-k<strong>in</strong>d.<br />

We <strong>in</strong>vite you to experience the historic Graeagle Corner Barn for your special day, along with the spectacular mounta<strong>in</strong> sett<strong>in</strong>g that is Graeagle!<br />

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FORlo<br />

IN THE<br />

MOOD<br />

ON LINDSAY:<br />

JEWELRY FROM MACY’S<br />

GOWN FROM DE LA ROSA’S BRIDAL & TUXEDO<br />

SHOES FROM DSW<br />

ON ANDREW:<br />

SUIT, SHIRT AND SHOES FROM TUXEDO DEN<br />

TIE FROM MACY’S<br />

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ON LINDSAY:<br />

JEWELRY FROM MACY’S<br />

GOWN FROM THE BRIDAL BOX<br />

SHOES FROM DSW<br />

ON ANDREW:<br />

SUIT, SHIRT AND SHOES FROM TUXEDO DEN<br />

TIE FROM MACY’S<br />

veA DÉCOR<br />

ˆ<br />

INSPIRATION STORY<br />

PHOTOGRAPHY BY THE FRECKLED PHOTOGRAPHER<br />

DESIGN, STYLING AND COORDINATION BY ALEXANDRIA ELAINE EVENT & DESIGN<br />

STYLING AND FLORAL DESIGN BY STRELITZIA FLOWER COMPANY<br />

ON LOCATION AT GRANITE BAY GOLF CLUB<br />

STARRING NEWLYWEDS LINDSAY + ANDREW<br />

PRODUCED BY REAL WEDDINGS MAGAZINE TEAM:<br />

EMILY PETER-COREY, TATIANA JITARI AND WENDY SIPPLE<br />

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ON LINDSAY:<br />

JEWELRY FROM MACY’S<br />

GOWN FROM DE LA ROSA’S BRIDAL & TUXEDO<br />

SHOES FROM DSW<br />

ON ANDREW:<br />

SUIT, SHIRT AND SHOES FROM TUXEDO DEN<br />

TIE FROM MACY’S<br />

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ON ANDREW:<br />

SUIT, SHIRT AND SHOES FROM TUXEDO DEN<br />

TIE FROM MACY’S<br />

ON LINDSAY:<br />

JEWELRY FROM MACY’S<br />

GOWN FROM THE BRIDAL BOX<br />

SHOES FROM DSW<br />

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ON ANDREW:<br />

SUIT, SHIRT AND SHOES FROM TUXEDO DEN<br />

TIE FROM MACY’S<br />

ON LINDSAY:<br />

EARRINGS BY ADORA BY SIMONA<br />

GOWN FROM THE BRIDAL BOX<br />

SHOES FROM DSW<br />

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ON LINDSAY:<br />

EARRINGS BY ADORA BY SIMONA<br />

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VENUE, SIGNATURE COCKTAILS<br />

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Granite Bay Golf Club<br />

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PHOTOGRAPHER<br />

<strong>The</strong> Freckled Photographer<br />

thefreckledphotographer.com<br />

VIDEOGRAPHER<br />

JB <strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong> Photo & Videography<br />

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Alex<strong>and</strong>ria Ela<strong>in</strong>e Event & Design<br />

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Strelitiza Flower Company<br />

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CAKE DESIGNER<br />

Spilled Milk Company<br />

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CUSTOM MACARONS<br />

Rooftop Macarons<br />

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COTTON CANDY CART<br />

Sips & Floss<br />

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DSW | dsw.com<br />

SUITS<br />

Tuxedo Den<br />

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Adora by Simona | adorabysimona.com<br />

Macy’s | Nafissa Beyomar, My Stylist@Macy’s<br />

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SPECIALTY LIGHTING AND HAZE MACHINE<br />

Larcom’s Light<strong>in</strong>g<br />

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PAPERIE, MENUS AND SIGNAGE<br />

Mar<strong>in</strong>a Lee Styles<br />

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With 400+ wedd<strong>in</strong>gs under<br />

her belt, Wendy has seen it <strong>all</strong><br />

<strong>and</strong> works tirelessly to deliver<br />

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She underst<strong>and</strong>s that every<br />

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VIDEOGRAPHER<br />

JB WEDDING PHOTO<br />

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Just<strong>in</strong> Buettner<br />

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Just<strong>in</strong> is a storyteller <strong>and</strong> sees<br />

the world <strong>in</strong> dynamic actions <strong>and</strong><br />

bright, vivid colors. He loves people,<br />

chaos, parties, fun <strong>and</strong> romance, so<br />

wedd<strong>in</strong>g photography is perfect<br />

for him! Even after 25 years of<br />

professional photography work, he’s<br />

just as excited about the next event<br />

as he was his first one.<br />

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COORDINATOR<br />

ALEXANDRIA ELAINE<br />

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Alex<strong>and</strong>ria launched her eponymous<br />

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plann<strong>in</strong>g experience <strong>in</strong> the private <strong>and</strong><br />

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STRELITZIA FLOWER<br />

COMPANY<br />

Samantha Widlund &<br />

Letitia Mart<strong>in</strong><br />

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Strelitzia Flower Company has<br />

grown over the past 50 years to<br />

design wedd<strong>in</strong>gs <strong>and</strong> events, retail<br />

<strong>and</strong> wholesale customers. With a<br />

large, dedicated <strong>and</strong> experienced<br />

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clients br<strong>in</strong>g their wedd<strong>in</strong>g day<br />

vision to life <strong>throughout</strong> NorCal.<br />

CAKE DESIGNER<br />

SPILLED MILK<br />

COMPANY<br />

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spilledmilkcompany.com<br />

Rahil <strong>and</strong> Christ<strong>in</strong>a opened<br />

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CUSTOM ITALIAN<br />

MACARONS<br />

ROOFTOP MACARONS<br />

Nancy Le<br />

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Grow<strong>in</strong>g up, Nancy always loved<br />

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COTTON CANDY CART<br />

SIPS & FLOSS<br />

Kiara Stevens<br />

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Kiara <strong>and</strong> her husb<strong>and</strong>, J’Michael,<br />

opened Sips & Floss <strong>in</strong> 2021 to<br />

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to wedd<strong>in</strong>gs <strong>and</strong> special events<br />

across <strong>Northern</strong> <strong>California</strong>. <strong>The</strong>y<br />

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service with customized cocktails,<br />

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pancakes, pretzels <strong>and</strong> more.<br />

HAIR AND<br />

MAKEUP ARTIST<br />

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BEAUTY + BRIDAL<br />

Lynsee Perez<br />

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Lynsee has been <strong>in</strong> the beauty<br />

world for more than 20 years.<br />

She is a master artist <strong>and</strong> the<br />

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Dolled Up. Lynsee loves help<strong>in</strong>g<br />

women look <strong>and</strong> feel beautiful.<br />

RENTALS<br />

TWO RIVERS EVENTS<br />

William Whetzel & Gwen Bel<strong>and</strong><br />

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William <strong>and</strong> Gwen created<br />

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an excellent customer experience,<br />

from the <strong>in</strong>itial meet<strong>in</strong>g to the<br />

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PAPERIE AND SIGNAGE<br />

MARINA LEE STYLES<br />

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With more than 25 years of experience<br />

<strong>in</strong> client relationship management <strong>in</strong><br />

the corporate world, Amber started<br />

Mar<strong>in</strong>a Lee Styles <strong>in</strong> 2022—not only<br />

to offer affordable stationery for<br />

wedd<strong>in</strong>gs <strong>and</strong> special events, but also<br />

to have a fun, creative outlet. S<strong>in</strong>ce<br />

then, she’s helped hundreds of clients<br />

create beautiful signage <strong>and</strong> paperie.<br />

SPECIALTY LIGHTING<br />

LARCOM’S LIGHTING<br />

Jeff Larcom<br />

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Larcom’s Light<strong>in</strong>g was started as a<br />

holiday decorat<strong>in</strong>g service <strong>in</strong> 2003.<br />

This was a way for the founder<br />

Jeff Larcom, to provide for his<br />

family <strong>and</strong> to ensure his children<br />

always had a great Christmas. Now,<br />

Larcom’s Light<strong>in</strong>g specializes <strong>in</strong><br />

wedd<strong>in</strong>g <strong>and</strong> special event light<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

VENUE<br />

GRANITE BAY<br />

GOLF CLUB<br />

Kelle Collier<br />

granitebayclub.com<br />

With 20+ years <strong>in</strong> the wedd<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong>dustry, Kelle is the event sales<br />

director at Granite Bay Golf Club.<br />

Consistently dur<strong>in</strong>g her tenure at<br />

the club, the venue has been voted<br />

<strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong> Wire’s “Couples Choice,”<br />

<strong>The</strong> Knot’s “<strong>Best</strong> of <strong><strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong>s</strong>” <strong>and</strong><br />

Style’s <strong>Best</strong> <strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong> Venue awards.<br />

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ON ANDREW:<br />

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FROM TUXEDO DEN<br />

TIE FROM MACY’S<br />

WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO MODEL<br />

FOR THIS PHOTO SHOOT?<br />

L<strong>in</strong>dsay: Who wouldn’t want to relive one of their<br />

best days?!?!<br />

Andrew: Unbeknownst to me, my wife entered the “<strong>Real</strong><br />

<strong><strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong>s</strong> Cover Model Contest.” She’s def<strong>in</strong>itely the more<br />

outgo<strong>in</strong>g of the two of us, but I’m re<strong>all</strong>y glad she did. It was a ton<br />

of fun.<br />

TELL US ABOUT YOUR MODELING EXPERIENCE.<br />

L<strong>in</strong>dsay: In a nutshell...it was so much fun!<br />

Andrew: Def<strong>in</strong>itely a fish out of water but it was cool to get out of<br />

my comfort zone <strong>and</strong> try someth<strong>in</strong>g tot<strong>all</strong>y different. It was a re<strong>all</strong>y<br />

fun day <strong>and</strong> I’m glad we did it. I won’t quit my day job though!<br />

HOW WAS MODELING WITH<br />

YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER?<br />

L<strong>in</strong>dsay: It was great to see Andrew’s reaction after each hair,<br />

makeup <strong>and</strong> dress change. And, it was so great to see his eyes light<br />

up as he saw his wife <strong>in</strong> a new light! It was so much fun to play<br />

dress up with him at my side. <strong>The</strong>n, of course, it was a blast hav<strong>in</strong>g<br />

to hold each other <strong>in</strong> a s<strong>in</strong>gle position for the photographer while<br />

we were both hold<strong>in</strong>g each other tightly!<br />

Andrew: A ton of fun! It was amaz<strong>in</strong>g to see her <strong>in</strong> a lot of<br />

different outfits that she wouldn’t natur<strong>all</strong>y select. And, as the day<br />

progressed, I loved see<strong>in</strong>g her confidence grow <strong>and</strong> re<strong>all</strong>y harness<br />

the theme of the day.<br />

DID YOU RELATE TO THE CONCEPT/THEME?<br />

L<strong>in</strong>dsay: I loved the colors. <strong>The</strong>y were much moodier than the<br />

colors we had at our wedd<strong>in</strong>g. So it was such fun to have different<br />

colors, more <strong>in</strong>tense makeup, different hairstyles <strong>and</strong> different<br />

dresses than I would have chosen. <strong>The</strong> venue was gorgeous <strong>and</strong> I<br />

can easily see how it makes a great place for wedd<strong>in</strong>gs. <strong>The</strong> display<br />

of food <strong>and</strong> dr<strong>in</strong>k <strong>and</strong>, of course, the beyond gorgeous flowers<br />

were <strong>all</strong> amaz<strong>in</strong>g! I enjoy host<strong>in</strong>g parties <strong>and</strong> d<strong>in</strong>ners <strong>and</strong> loved the<br />

set up for this shoot. <strong>The</strong> concept/theme—“smoke <strong>and</strong> mirrors”— I<br />

love the sound of it, but be<strong>in</strong>g literal t<strong>here</strong> weren’t many mirrors<br />

but the smoke was great!<br />

Andrew: Sometimes the best experiences <strong>are</strong> the ones you least<br />

expect! <strong>The</strong> theme did rem<strong>in</strong>d me of my high school prom, so it<br />

was certa<strong>in</strong>ly a trip down memory lane.<br />

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE<br />

PART OF THE SHOOT?<br />

L<strong>in</strong>dsay: Be<strong>in</strong>g with <strong>all</strong> the vendors <strong>and</strong> hear<strong>in</strong>g (<strong>and</strong> see<strong>in</strong>g)<br />

their reactions to everyth<strong>in</strong>g from the amaz<strong>in</strong>g altar flowers,<br />

the different dresses, the decor, the cotton c<strong>and</strong>y...you know,<br />

everyth<strong>in</strong>g! And, hear<strong>in</strong>g Wendy’s crazy antics (the “Wendy<br />

laugh”) to get us smil<strong>in</strong>g!<br />

Andrew: <strong>The</strong> entire day was a blast. I went <strong>in</strong> not know<strong>in</strong>g what to<br />

expect so everyth<strong>in</strong>g was super fun <strong>and</strong> excit<strong>in</strong>g. <strong>The</strong> location was<br />

gorgeous <strong>and</strong> while I had fewer outfit changes than my wife, it was<br />

cool to step <strong>in</strong>to an alter ego for a moment. OO<br />

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Bloom Photography<br />

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Lila + Mark: We thought it would be a fun way to extend<br />

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TELL US ABOUT YOUR MODELING EXPERIENCE.<br />

Lila + Mark: We didn’t re<strong>all</strong>y know what to expect, which was<br />

actu<strong>all</strong>y a good th<strong>in</strong>g because we got to start the day with<br />

a completely blank slate. It was a whirlw<strong>in</strong>d of a day, gett<strong>in</strong>g<br />

shuttled around on a little golf cart after hair, makeup, outfit<br />

changes, <strong>and</strong> it was so fun. Absolutely a once-<strong>in</strong>-a-lifetime<br />

experience, <strong>and</strong> we <strong>are</strong> so thankful that we got to be a part of it<br />

together!<br />

HOW WAS MODELING WITH YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER?<br />

Lila + Mark: Easy breezy, would highly recommend. It was so<br />

fun see<strong>in</strong>g each other’s reaction every time t<strong>here</strong> was a new look<br />

or set! It def<strong>in</strong>itely was hard to follow the no kiss<strong>in</strong>g rule, haha!<br />

DID YOU RELATE TO THE CONCEPT/THEME?<br />

Lila + Mark: <strong>The</strong> special th<strong>in</strong>g about the day was that, while<br />

our wedd<strong>in</strong>g day looked different from the theme of the shoot,<br />

we had a blast gett<strong>in</strong>g to <strong>in</strong>sert ourselves <strong>in</strong> a completely new<br />

sett<strong>in</strong>g, clothes, <strong>and</strong> hair <strong>and</strong> makeup looks <strong>in</strong> order to br<strong>in</strong>g the<br />

concept to life. <strong>The</strong> venue <strong>and</strong> set-up were so gorgeous, we’re<br />

pretty sure we could’ve rolled out of bed <strong>and</strong> modeled <strong>in</strong> our<br />

pajamas <strong>and</strong> it would have been a beautiful shoot.<br />

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF THE SHOOT?<br />

Lila + Mark: Meet<strong>in</strong>g everyone! All of the people <strong>and</strong> vendors<br />

work<strong>in</strong>g the shoot were so <strong>in</strong>credibly talented, k<strong>in</strong>d <strong>and</strong><br />

welcom<strong>in</strong>g, <strong>and</strong> helped make the day be as fun as it was. <strong>The</strong><br />

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TELL US ABOUT YOUR WEDDING DAY.<br />

Lila + Mark: It was the best weekend of our lives! We got<br />

married at Sequoia Mansion <strong>in</strong> Placerville <strong>and</strong> were able to start<br />

the celebrations with our rehearsal d<strong>in</strong>ner on Friday followed by<br />

dr<strong>in</strong>ks with friends, f<strong>in</strong><strong>all</strong>y got to marry each other on Saturday,<br />

<strong>and</strong> held a f<strong>are</strong>well gather<strong>in</strong>g on Sunday. We felt so much love<br />

for each other <strong>and</strong> every s<strong>in</strong>gle one of our guests, <strong>and</strong> couldn’t<br />

have asked for a better wedd<strong>in</strong>g weekend.<br />

IF YOU COULD OFFER ANY ADVICE TO ENGAGED COUPLES,<br />

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#VENDORRAVES<br />

Everyone did a wonderful job!<br />

HOW DID PLANNING GO?<br />

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discovered some new favorite spots. It will always<br />

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<strong>The</strong>re <strong>are</strong> a few, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g our seven-year-old son Carter<br />

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RENEE & DAN<br />

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We wanted our guests to feel like they were a part of our journey <strong>and</strong><br />

not just at another wedd<strong>in</strong>g. Our venue was <strong>in</strong>teractive with many<br />

exhibits open so that our guests could take photos <strong>in</strong> the actual<br />

planes <strong>and</strong> aircrafts; <strong>and</strong> our food <strong>and</strong> dr<strong>in</strong>ks were representative<br />

of the places we’ve traveled. We also wanted our guests to feel like<br />

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happened loc<strong>all</strong>y so that <strong>all</strong> our family <strong>and</strong> friends could attend.<br />

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RENEE’S FAVORITE PART<br />

Spend<strong>in</strong>g time with Dan when we snuck away <strong>and</strong> took<br />

couples photos. When you have a large wedd<strong>in</strong>g, t<strong>here</strong> <strong>are</strong><br />

always a bunch of people around so it was nice just to get<br />

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ADVICE ON BUDGETING<br />

When sett<strong>in</strong>g a budget for your wedd<strong>in</strong>g it is<br />

very important to underst<strong>and</strong> how much your<br />

guest count drives the biggest costs of your<br />

special day budget <strong>and</strong> how important it is to<br />

surround yourself with vendors who <strong>are</strong> true<br />

professionals—it’s often overlooked because we<br />

tend to only look at the cost <strong>in</strong>stead of focus<strong>in</strong>g<br />

on the experience that they <strong>are</strong> provid<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

REBECCA & GARY<br />

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BIGGEST CHALLENGE<br />

To remember it’s ok for people to have<br />

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ADVICE FROM THE COUPLE<br />

Work together, create a to-do list, try not<br />

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as much as possible, <strong>and</strong> remember to<br />

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY ERICA BALDWIN PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

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Our vows made our ceremony<br />

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We wanted the wedd<strong>in</strong>g to be a representation of both of our <strong>in</strong>dividual<br />

heritages: Matthew is Chamorro (from Guam) <strong>and</strong> I’m Mexican. <strong>The</strong><br />

theme of our wedd<strong>in</strong>g was “Tropical Fiesta”—a mix of our heritages<br />

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I re<strong>all</strong>y love cook<strong>in</strong>g <strong>and</strong> eat<strong>in</strong>g delicious food together, so we wanted<br />

our guests to have a good meal along with delicious desserts. And, we<br />

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attend<strong>in</strong>g our wedd<strong>in</strong>g. And, I th<strong>in</strong>k we succeeded!<br />

MIA & MATTHEW<br />

PHOTOGRAPHY BY J. MARIE FLORAL + PHOTO<br />

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MEMORABLE MOMENT<br />

<strong>The</strong> surprise dance we performed!<br />

We had practiced a choreographed<br />

dance to Earth, W<strong>in</strong>d & Fire’s<br />

“September” (very fitt<strong>in</strong>g for a<br />

September wedd<strong>in</strong>g, we thought!).<br />

We practiced the dance so much <strong>in</strong><br />

the time lead<strong>in</strong>g up to our wedd<strong>in</strong>g;<br />

<strong>and</strong> be<strong>in</strong>g able to surprise our guests<br />

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VIDEOGRAPHER<br />

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WEDDING PLANNER AND EVENT DESIGNER<br />

Kend<strong>all</strong> Melissa Events<br />

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MOBILE BAR<br />

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HANNAH’S FAVORITE DETAIL<br />

HANNAH & SCOTT<br />

PHOTOGRAPHY BY MATTHEW DAVID STUDIO<br />

I loved how much we <strong>in</strong>corporated ourselves <strong>in</strong>to the<br />

wedd<strong>in</strong>g. We had the almond croissants we ate when he<br />

proposed, t<strong>here</strong> were maneki nekos (lucky cats) we had<br />

3D pr<strong>in</strong>ted <strong>and</strong> rigged to hold <strong>all</strong> our table numbers <strong>and</strong><br />

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my childhood home, <strong>and</strong> only <strong>in</strong>vited close friends <strong>and</strong><br />

family. It felt so familiar, comfortable, <strong>and</strong> special. Like<br />

<strong>in</strong> the movie Big Fish when <strong>all</strong> the people who love <strong>and</strong><br />

remember you pass before your eyes, delighted to be<br />

t<strong>here</strong> <strong>and</strong> celebrate you—that’s how it felt.<br />

Additional Resources: Venue: Private Estate | Day-of Coord<strong>in</strong>ator: Kelsey Owen Events | Bride’s<br />

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Boohoo, Anthropologie <strong>and</strong> Billy J | Groom’s Attire: Nordstrom | Groomsmen’s Attire: Bonobos |<br />

Caterer: Paella Time | Select Pastries: Julian’s Patisserie <strong>and</strong> Cafe | DJ: MR DJ Event Services |<br />

Transportation: Neumann Enterprises<br />

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It’s your wedd<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

FAVORITE PART<br />

Both of us agree that our first look <strong>and</strong> private vow read<strong>in</strong>g<br />

were the best parts because we didn’t have to sh<strong>are</strong> them<br />

with anyone. It was ours.<br />

Additional Resources: Venue: <strong>The</strong> Virgil | Ceremony <strong>and</strong> Reception Musician: Grace Hayes | <strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong> Planner: <strong>The</strong><br />

Hytch | Kend<strong>all</strong>’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Wyatt’s Attire: Friar Tux | Attendants’ Attire: Birdy Grey | Paperie:<br />

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FAVORITE DETAIL<br />

<strong>The</strong> flowers. 100%.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y were made by our very close friend<br />

<strong>and</strong> she went above <strong>and</strong> beyond. We had<br />

very simple <strong>and</strong> modern wedd<strong>in</strong>g colors<br />

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SHELBY & HUNTER<br />

PHOTOGRAPHY BY LIZ KOSTON PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

#WEDDINGGOALS<br />

We hoped for the even<strong>in</strong>g of the wedd<strong>in</strong>g to feel like our<br />

family <strong>and</strong> friends were hav<strong>in</strong>g d<strong>in</strong>ner <strong>in</strong> <strong>The</strong> Shire from<br />

<strong>The</strong> Lord of the R<strong>in</strong>gs. We wanted a location that was<br />

beautiful <strong>and</strong> unique but also felt cozy. Loma Vista Gardens<br />

was the perfect match for our vision.<br />

Additional Resources: Venue: Loma Vista Gardens | Day-of Coord<strong>in</strong>ator: <strong>The</strong> <strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong> Coord<strong>in</strong>ators | Bride’s<br />

Hair Artist: Valerie Narciso / Blush Makeup Studio | Makeup Artist: Evelyn / Blush Makeup Studio | Bridesmaids’<br />

Hair <strong>and</strong> Makeup Artists: Blush Makeup Studio | Bride’s Attire: a&bé bridal shop | Bridesmaids’ Attire:<br />

Azazie | Paperie: Zazzle <strong>and</strong> Life Moment Store | Floral Designer: Fleurs du Soleil | Caterer: 831 Cater<strong>in</strong>g |<br />

DJ: Kelly Productions | Transportation: American International Transportation Service | Select Rentals: Chic<br />

Event Rental | Signage: Happy Distraction<br />

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UNEXPECTED MOMENT<br />

One moment that was unexpected was the first song played, the one that our officiant, Sara, walked<br />

down the aisle to. It was supposed to be an <strong>in</strong>strumental song from <strong>The</strong> Lord of the R<strong>in</strong>gs but t<strong>here</strong><br />

was a miscommunication <strong>and</strong> the song “Wish You Were Here” by P<strong>in</strong>k Floyd was played <strong>in</strong>stead.<br />

That song was chosen by Hunter to be played at a different time as a way to honor his dad, Bob,<br />

who passed <strong>in</strong> 2020. Bob was a huge P<strong>in</strong>k Floyd fan <strong>and</strong> hav<strong>in</strong>g it play while Sara walked down the<br />

aisle was the perfect mistake. It felt to us like Bob wanted us to know he was t<strong>here</strong> with us.<br />

SHELBY’S FAVORITE DETAIL<br />

<strong>The</strong> florals! I am still <strong>in</strong> awe of how gorgeous my bouquet <strong>and</strong> the<br />

two big bouquets we had l<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g the aisle were. <strong>The</strong> colors of the flowers<br />

perfectly tied <strong>in</strong> with <strong>all</strong> the other colors I had chosen for the day,<br />

just as I had hoped. I am so glad I was able to get my bouquet<br />

pressed to cherish forever.<br />

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PHOTOGRAPHER<br />

Liz Koston Photography<br />

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GROOM’S AND GROOMSMEN’S ATTIRE<br />

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UNIQUE DIY<br />

We grew our own flowers<br />

to create an aisle <strong>and</strong><br />

altar <strong>are</strong>a. With the help<br />

of friends <strong>and</strong> family we<br />

<strong>all</strong> planted seeds <strong>and</strong><br />

bulbs <strong>and</strong> they magic<strong>all</strong>y<br />

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thous<strong>and</strong>s of dollars<br />

to create this effect by<br />

plant<strong>in</strong>g our own. Several<br />

were collected by the<br />

matron of honor to create<br />

pocket bouquets for<br />

those with suits.<br />

HANNAH & MARGARET<br />

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ADRIENNE & DANI PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

Additional Resources: Venue: Private Estate | Ceremony <strong>and</strong> Reception Musicians: Groovel<strong>in</strong>e |<br />

Brides’ Hair <strong>and</strong> Makeup Artist: Tryst Designs | Hannah’s Attire: <strong>The</strong> Dress Bridal Experience |<br />

Marg<strong>are</strong>t’s Attire: Indoch<strong>in</strong>o | Select Paperie: Marry Me Paper Boutique | Caterer: Savory Café<br />

| Cake Designer: Zest West<br />

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HOW DID PLANNING GO?<br />

<strong>The</strong> best part of plann<strong>in</strong>g was that we got to look forward to<br />

our honeymoon! We had so much fun plann<strong>in</strong>g a long trip for<br />

just the two of us. Also, our cake tast<strong>in</strong>g <strong>and</strong> d<strong>in</strong>ner tast<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

were so much fun, thanks to our vendors.<br />

We can easily accommodate up to 350 guests.<br />

We <strong>are</strong> open for tours from 8am to 12pm, Monday through Friday.<br />

Reservations for tours <strong>are</strong> necessary.<br />

Reservations <strong>and</strong> Information: (916) 443-5058<br />

1123 J Street, <strong>Sacramento</strong>, CA 95814<br />

www.sacmt.org<br />

#WEDDINGGOALS<br />

We wanted the ceremony to be short <strong>and</strong> sweet. One th<strong>in</strong>g that people still comment<br />

on was how much they loved our vows! In truth, we wrote them 24 hours before the<br />

wedd<strong>in</strong>g <strong>and</strong> we kept them private until we sh<strong>are</strong>d them with each other <strong>and</strong> our loved<br />

ones dur<strong>in</strong>g our ceremony. A unique aspect of our ceremony is that we gave ourselves<br />

away—we walked each other down the aisle. And for our reception, we forwent the<br />

gendered garter toss, bouquet toss <strong>and</strong> money dance. For every aspect of our wedd<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

we went with what felt right for us.<br />

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PHOTOGRAPHER<br />

Adrienne & Dani Photography<br />

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RENTALS<br />

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#WEDDINGGOALS<br />

Our over<strong>all</strong> goal was to have a fun <strong>and</strong> memorable<br />

day—we wanted it to be as stress-free as possible.<br />

With a lot of help from our wedd<strong>in</strong>g planners, venue<br />

owners <strong>and</strong> family, we were able to have a clear<br />

plan set <strong>in</strong> place; so on the day of the wedd<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

we were able to be <strong>in</strong> the moment <strong>and</strong> enjoy<br />

every m<strong>in</strong>ute of our special day.<br />

ABBY & GERARDO<br />

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ERNEST & AURELIA PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

Additional Resources: Videographer: Seider Media | <strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong> Planner <strong>and</strong> Event Designer: R<strong>in</strong>g by <strong>Spr<strong>in</strong>g</strong><br />

Events | Bride’s Hair Artist: Heidi Reyes | Bride’s Makeup Artist: Glam by Rosal<strong>in</strong>da | Bride’s Attire:<br />

Diamond Bridal G<strong>all</strong>ery (now closed) | Paperie: Lovely Templates Co., Pr<strong>in</strong>ts of Love <strong>and</strong> Zazzle | Floral<br />

Designer: H3 Flower Company | Caterer: Aca Taco | Cake Designer: Reg<strong>in</strong>a Munster | Donuts: Early Bird<br />

Donuts | DJ: Br<strong>and</strong>on Enterta<strong>in</strong>ment | Rentals: Rustic Charm <strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong> & Event Rentals<br />

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MEMORABLE MOMENT<br />

Three days before our wedd<strong>in</strong>g, we decided we wanted to<br />

choreograph our first dance. We spent countless hours com<strong>in</strong>g<br />

up with <strong>all</strong> of the moves <strong>and</strong> it was so much fun! On the day of<br />

our wedd<strong>in</strong>g, as the time got closer for our first dance, we started<br />

gett<strong>in</strong>g re<strong>all</strong>y nervous. But, as the song started, we were able to<br />

remember <strong>all</strong> of our steps <strong>and</strong> had a lot of fun with it—<br />

our guests re<strong>all</strong>y enjoyed it too!<br />

GERARDO’S FAVORITE PART<br />

<strong>The</strong> resolution of f<strong>in</strong><strong>all</strong>y gett<strong>in</strong>g to see Abby walk down the<br />

aisle. <strong>The</strong> build up—not see<strong>in</strong>g her the night before, do<strong>in</strong>g a<br />

first touch <strong>in</strong>stead of a first look, the private read<strong>in</strong>g of our<br />

personal vows <strong>and</strong> tak<strong>in</strong>g photos nearby know<strong>in</strong>g she’s <strong>in</strong><br />

the room 15 feet away—was <strong>all</strong> worth the wait when I got<br />

to see the most beautiful person <strong>in</strong> her <strong>in</strong>credible dress<br />

walk<strong>in</strong>g down the aisle to me.<br />

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VENUE<br />

<strong>The</strong> Red Barn <strong><strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong>s</strong> & Events<br />

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See ad on page 184<br />

PHOTOGRAPHER<br />

Ernest & Aurelia Photography<br />

ernest-aurelia.com<br />

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SELECT BRIDESMAIDS’ ATTIRE<br />

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HOW DID PLANNING GO?<br />

<strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong> plann<strong>in</strong>g was the best time of my life! I seriously had<br />

never had more fun! My favorite times were gett<strong>in</strong>g to create<br />

the vision <strong>and</strong> gett<strong>in</strong>g to connect with <strong>all</strong> my vendors. <strong>The</strong>y<br />

re<strong>all</strong>y do become like family <strong>throughout</strong> the whole process.<br />

EMILY & JAKE<br />

PHOTOGRAPHY BY REBECCA SKIDGEL PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

#WEDDINGGOALS<br />

We knew we wanted our wedd<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> Lake <strong>Tahoe</strong>, a place w<strong>here</strong><br />

we have been com<strong>in</strong>g to for <strong>all</strong> of our relationship, <strong>and</strong> also w<strong>here</strong><br />

Jake came a lot with his family when he was a child. In addition,<br />

we knew we wanted an outdoor ceremony with an <strong>in</strong>door reception,<br />

<strong>and</strong> a venue that was <strong>in</strong> a central location to make it easy for<br />

guests to enjoy the Lake <strong>Tahoe</strong> <strong>are</strong>a.<br />

Additional Resources: Venue, Caterer <strong>and</strong> Cake Designer: <strong>The</strong> Ritz-Carlton, Lake <strong>Tahoe</strong> | <strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong> Planner & Event Designer:<br />

Summit Soiree Event Plann<strong>in</strong>g & Design | Bride’s <strong>and</strong> Bridesmaids’ Hair Artist: Mila Twiss | Bride’s <strong>and</strong> Bridesmaids’<br />

Makeup Artist: Kiss & Makeup | Bride’s Attire: Janene’s Bridal | Bridesman <strong>and</strong> Groomsmen’s Attire: <strong>The</strong> Black Tux |<br />

Bridesmaids’ Attire: Amazon, BHLDN <strong>and</strong> Lulus | Paperie: M<strong>in</strong>ted | Floral Designer: Twist Flowers | DJ: Epik <strong><strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong>s</strong><br />

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EMILY’S FAVORITE DETAIL<br />

JAKE’S FAVORITE DETAIL<br />

<strong>The</strong> cuffl<strong>in</strong>ks Emily got for me. She had them made with my<br />

mom’s ashes <strong>in</strong> them, as way to carry her with me <strong>throughout</strong><br />

the day. It was re<strong>all</strong>y thoughtful <strong>and</strong> special, <strong>and</strong><br />

I was completely surprised by them.<br />

<strong>The</strong> florals. Other than the photos, they were the<br />

most important part of the day. I was go<strong>in</strong>g for<br />

a moody forest vibe <strong>and</strong> wanted to feel like we<br />

brought the outside <strong>in</strong>to the b<strong>all</strong>room. We chose<br />

re<strong>all</strong>y dark reds <strong>and</strong> burgundy contrasted with soft<br />

whites. <strong>The</strong> deep reds went so well with the green<br />

bridesmaids’ dresses <strong>and</strong> Jake’s green suit. <strong>The</strong><br />

arch had some of the biggest dahlias I had ever<br />

seen <strong>and</strong> our floral designer, Shelayne, even added<br />

some fresh jasm<strong>in</strong>e <strong>in</strong>to my bouquet—it smelled<br />

so good! I can’t even put <strong>in</strong>to words how much we<br />

loved our head table. It was more beautiful than I<br />

could have ever imag<strong>in</strong>ed. Work<strong>in</strong>g with<br />

Shelayne was a dream!<br />

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LINA & DAVID<br />

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANDREW & MELANIE PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

#CEREMONYGOALS<br />

<strong>The</strong> ceremony was absolutely beautiful. We were<br />

worried about the weather—it had been hot <strong>all</strong><br />

week <strong>and</strong> then was suddenly go<strong>in</strong>g to ra<strong>in</strong> that day.<br />

Luckily, that day had a lovely mild temperature <strong>and</strong><br />

was a little overcast, perfect for photos. Instead<br />

of hav<strong>in</strong>g our wedd<strong>in</strong>g party st<strong>and</strong><strong>in</strong>g with us,<br />

we opted to just have my guest-of-honor <strong>and</strong> his<br />

best man st<strong>and</strong><strong>in</strong>g t<strong>here</strong>, to reduce visual clutter<br />

<strong>and</strong> to keep it m<strong>in</strong>imal. We asked one of my best<br />

friends, Laura, to officiate, <strong>and</strong> she did an <strong>in</strong>credible<br />

job even though it was her first time. Her speech<br />

was heartfelt, funny <strong>and</strong> succ<strong>in</strong>ct. We re<strong>all</strong>y did<br />

not want the ceremony to drag on—we were too<br />

excited to be married! We also did our first look<br />

<strong>and</strong> vows privately, to cut down on ceremony time<br />

<strong>and</strong> have more time to ourselves. Over<strong>all</strong>, it was a<br />

great decision. We ended up hav<strong>in</strong>g lovely <strong>in</strong>timate<br />

moments, <strong>and</strong> it reduced the ceremony jitters.<br />

Additional Resources: Videographer: Chase Daley | Photo + Film House | <strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong> Planner, Event<br />

Designer <strong>and</strong> Select Rentals: Joyeux Events | Bride’s Attire: Lovella Bridal | Bride’s Attendants’ Attire:<br />

Birdy Grey <strong>and</strong> <strong>The</strong> Black Tux | Groom’s <strong>and</strong> Groomsmen’s Attire: Generation Tux | Select Paperie:<br />

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LINA’S MEMORABLE MOMENT<br />

For me, the highlight of the reception was gett<strong>in</strong>g to<br />

do my dance with my dad. My dad <strong>and</strong> I have always<br />

bonded over music <strong>and</strong> loved danc<strong>in</strong>g together,<br />

<strong>and</strong> one of our sh<strong>are</strong>d favorite artists is Bruno Mars.<br />

Rather than just dance to a sweet song, I asked my<br />

sibl<strong>in</strong>g to create a track that would start with Stevie<br />

Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely,” then abruptly cut to a<br />

Bruno Mars medley of “24K Magic,” “Uptown Funk,”<br />

<strong>and</strong> “F<strong>in</strong>esse,” before return<strong>in</strong>g to “Isn’t She Lovely.”<br />

I choreographed the dance <strong>and</strong> taught it to my dad<br />

over months, s<strong>in</strong>ce it was pretty complicated. We<br />

managed to keep the dance a secret from everyone,<br />

even David! When it came time to perform, we<br />

had even rehearsed some looks of frustration <strong>and</strong><br />

disbelief when the song cuts out <strong>and</strong> switches, <strong>and</strong><br />

we successfully fooled everyone at the wedd<strong>in</strong>g! It<br />

was unforgettable <strong>and</strong> so much fun.<br />

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at our dry wedd<strong>in</strong>g. Also, Farm to Table Cater<strong>in</strong>g made <strong>in</strong>credible<br />

food <strong>and</strong> paid great attention to detail when deal<strong>in</strong>g with dietary<br />

restrictions. F<strong>in</strong><strong>all</strong>y, our DJ did a great job blend<strong>in</strong>g American music<br />

<strong>and</strong> Arab music so that <strong>all</strong> of the guests were happy.<br />

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VENUE<br />

Wolfe Heights Estates<br />

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PHOTOGRAPHER<br />

Andrew & Melanie Photography<br />

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#VENDORRAVES<br />

Can’t say enough <strong>in</strong>credible th<strong>in</strong>gs about our photographer!<br />

#WEDDINGGOALS<br />

Both of us wanted LOOOOOOOOOOW MAINTENANCE <strong>and</strong> zero<br />

stress. Brides <strong>are</strong> typic<strong>all</strong>y put <strong>in</strong>to an event plann<strong>in</strong>g or coord<strong>in</strong>ation<br />

role <strong>and</strong> that was the last th<strong>in</strong>g I wanted to do. Chuck also wasn’t<br />

very <strong>in</strong>terested. Neither of us had strong feel<strong>in</strong>gs about the<br />

details—we just wanted to have a great party <strong>and</strong> dance with <strong>all</strong> of<br />

our closest friends. We were hop<strong>in</strong>g for <strong>and</strong> encourag<strong>in</strong>g wedd<strong>in</strong>g<br />

crashers because it meant we were hav<strong>in</strong>g a good party!<br />

We knew we wanted our celebration outdoors but the most<br />

important aspect to us was hav<strong>in</strong>g a community-style wedd<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

We <strong>in</strong>iti<strong>all</strong>y planned a pot-luck, but then a couple of friends offered<br />

to smoke a pig <strong>and</strong> make a brisket. My close friend, Lexi, helped<br />

coord<strong>in</strong>ate the menu <strong>and</strong> the rest of the food. A bunch of friends<br />

helped purchase, set up <strong>and</strong> label everyth<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

CORDI & CHUCK<br />

PHOTOGRAPHY BY LAUREN LINDLEY PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

<strong>The</strong> wedd<strong>in</strong>g far exceeded our expectations!<br />

We <strong>are</strong> so grateful to be surrounded by such an <strong>in</strong>sane, efficient,<br />

fun <strong>and</strong> impressive group of people.<br />

Additional Resources: Venue: Private Estate | Bride’s Attire: Lulus | Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Floral Designer:<br />

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We wanted everyone to have a fun time, dr<strong>in</strong>k great booze,<br />

eat yummy food, enjoy each other’s company<br />

<strong>and</strong> dance the night away!<br />

ELLIE & CLAYTON<br />

PHOTOGRAPHY BY DANIELLE ALYSSE PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

#VENDORRAVES<br />

Danielle was an <strong>in</strong>credible photographer,<br />

the most professional <strong>and</strong> k<strong>in</strong>d human<br />

with great energy <strong>and</strong> talent. Heather, our<br />

wedd<strong>in</strong>g coord<strong>in</strong>ator, was professional,<br />

k<strong>in</strong>d, easygo<strong>in</strong>g <strong>and</strong> kept the party runn<strong>in</strong>g<br />

smoothly <strong>all</strong> day long. Mike, our DJ, was<br />

<strong>in</strong>credibly upbeat <strong>and</strong> worked together with<br />

Heather to keep everyone danc<strong>in</strong>g <strong>and</strong> the<br />

flow of the party runn<strong>in</strong>g smoothly <strong>all</strong> night.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y <strong>are</strong> such a great team!<br />

Additional Resources: Venue: Private Estate | Ceremony Musician: Lauren C. Sharkey, Harpist | Videographer:<br />

McCoy Knapp | <strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong> Planner <strong>and</strong> DJ: MR DJ Event Services | Groom’s Attire: Mario’s |<br />

Groomsmen’s Attire: <strong>The</strong> Black Tux | Paperie: Sh<strong>in</strong>e | Floral Designer: <strong>The</strong> Blonde Rose | Caterer: Bocca<br />

Cater<strong>in</strong>g | Mobile Bar: <strong>The</strong> Rustic Mule | Cake <strong>and</strong> Cupcakes Designer: <strong>The</strong> Baker <strong>and</strong> <strong>The</strong> Cakemaker<br />

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MEMORABLE MOMENTS<br />

So many! It was such a special feel<strong>in</strong>g to have <strong>all</strong> of<br />

our best friends <strong>and</strong> our amaz<strong>in</strong>g families together<br />

under one tent. It re<strong>all</strong>y felt like a once-<strong>in</strong>-a-lifetime<br />

opportunity to br<strong>in</strong>g <strong>all</strong> of the people we love so<br />

much, look up to <strong>and</strong> cherish, <strong>and</strong> have the most<br />

fun with, together for one night. People flew <strong>in</strong> from<br />

other states <strong>and</strong> countries, <strong>and</strong> it meant the world to<br />

us to have them <strong>all</strong> t<strong>here</strong>. Indescribable how thankful<br />

we <strong>are</strong> for our friends <strong>and</strong> family.<br />

But some of our most favorite moments of the day were:<br />

Groom gett<strong>in</strong>g hoisted <strong>in</strong>to the air by <strong>all</strong> of his friends.<br />

All of our cous<strong>in</strong>s’ kids danc<strong>in</strong>g <strong>and</strong> gett<strong>in</strong>g<br />

on people’s shoulders.<br />

<strong>The</strong> mother of the groom <strong>and</strong> Clayton did a fun surprise<br />

mother-son dance—a mashup of fun songs <strong>and</strong> they had<br />

choreographed an entire dance.<br />

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PHOTOGRAPHER<br />

Danielle Alysse Photography<br />

daniellealysse.com<br />

See ad on page 184<br />

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HOW WAS YOUR CEREMONY?<br />

ELIZABETH & CARLOS<br />

PHOTOGRAPHY BY CAPTURE CREATE STUDIOS<br />

It was fun—our officiant did<br />

an amaz<strong>in</strong>g job mak<strong>in</strong>g it very<br />

special. Our entry music was the<br />

theme song to Jurassic Park—it<br />

caught people off guard <strong>and</strong><br />

was fun to see their reactions.<br />

#VENDORRAVES<br />

Our wedd<strong>in</strong>g planner was amaz<strong>in</strong>g—we could<br />

not have made the day so special without her<br />

<strong>and</strong> her team. Our photographer was also<br />

amaz<strong>in</strong>g—we were given a lot of compliments<br />

on how great <strong>and</strong> <strong>in</strong>teractive she was.<br />

Additional Resources: Venue: Flower Farm Inn | <strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong> Planner, Event Designer <strong>and</strong> Select Rentals: Meant<br />

2 Bee Events | Bridesmaids’ Attire: David’s Bridal | Select Paperie: M<strong>in</strong>ted | Floral Designer: <strong>The</strong> Bouquet<br />

Man | Caterers: Farm to Table Cater<strong>in</strong>g <strong>and</strong> Buffalo Pizza & Ice Cream Co. | Cake <strong>and</strong> Desserts Designer:<br />

Above & Beyond Cakes (now closed) | DJ: Sound Crew DJ<br />

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MEMORABLE MOMENT<br />

<strong>The</strong> best man’s toast. He did such a good job; k<strong>in</strong>d,<br />

sweet, but also funny. S<strong>in</strong>ce my husb<strong>and</strong> <strong>and</strong> I have<br />

been together s<strong>in</strong>ce we were teenagers, the best<br />

man was able to br<strong>in</strong>g up great stories from our<br />

past that were fun to sh<strong>are</strong>.<br />

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THE DETAILS //<br />

PHOTOGRAPHER AND PHOTO BOOTH<br />

Capture Create Studios<br />

capturecreatestudios.com<br />

See ad on page 182<br />

BRIDE’S AND BRIDESMAIDS’<br />

HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTIST<br />

<strong>The</strong> Makeup Bar<br />

themakeupbarllc.com<br />

See ad on pages 97 <strong>and</strong> 185<br />

BRIDE’S ATTIRE<br />

Brides for a Cause<br />

bridesforacause.com<br />

See ad on page 129<br />

BRIDE’S GOWN ALTERATIONS<br />

Carole Kenney Design<br />

carolekenneydesign.com<br />

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GROOM’S AND GROOMSMEN’S ATTIRE<br />

Tuxedo Den<br />

tuxedoden.com<br />

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SELECT RENTALS<br />

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JESSICA & CALEB<br />

PHOTOGRAPHY BY SHOOP’S PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

#WEDDINGGOALS<br />

We didn’t have many expectations—just<br />

re<strong>all</strong>y wanted to soak <strong>in</strong> the day <strong>and</strong> for<br />

everyone to have a fantastic time. We<br />

wanted people to remember our<br />

wedd<strong>in</strong>g <strong>and</strong> th<strong>in</strong>k about it fondly.<br />

Additional Resources: Venue: <strong>The</strong> Maples | Videographer: Ivy + Wild Films | Day-of Coord<strong>in</strong>ator: NorCal Events |<br />

Bride’s <strong>and</strong> Bridesmaids’ Hair Artist: Hair by Sara Breanne | Bride’s & Bridesmaids’ Makeup Artist: Beauty by Jocelyn<br />

| Bride’s Attire: Miosa Bride | Bridesmaids’ Attire: Birdy Grey | Groomsmen’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Caterer:<br />

Ch<strong>and</strong>o’s Tacos | Desserts: Kitty Confections | DJ: SJ’s Disc Jockey | Transportation: Baja Limo <strong>and</strong> Neumann Enterprises<br />

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MEMORABLE MOMENT<br />

My father-<strong>in</strong>-law gave a speech<br />

<strong>in</strong> which he gifted me a sign that<br />

said, “Mrs. Contois,” to hang <strong>in</strong> my<br />

classroom. My husb<strong>and</strong>’s mom was<br />

a speech teacher <strong>and</strong> that sign had<br />

hung <strong>in</strong> her room prior to her pass<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

She passed away 20 years ago <strong>and</strong><br />

my father-<strong>in</strong>-law held on to the sign<br />

for <strong>all</strong> those years. <strong>The</strong> sign now<br />

hangs on my w<strong>all</strong> <strong>in</strong> my classroom.<br />

#CEREMONYGOALS<br />

We wanted it to be short <strong>and</strong> sweet.<br />

I have always dreamed of be<strong>in</strong>g married<br />

under a big tree so mak<strong>in</strong>g the dream a<br />

reality was so special <strong>in</strong> itself. Before the<br />

ceremony, the DJ gave the guests 30<br />

seconds to take a selfie with the bride <strong>and</strong><br />

groom. I had forgotten we had planned<br />

for this so it was a fun surprise to see<br />

everyone rush<strong>in</strong>g up to take selfies with us.<br />

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PHOTOGRAPHER<br />

Shoop’s Photography<br />

shoopsphotography.com<br />

See ad on page 82<br />

FLORAL DESIGNER<br />

Bloom & V<strong>in</strong>e<br />

bloom<strong>and</strong>v<strong>in</strong>e.net<br />

See ad on page 183<br />

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EMILY & NATHANIEL<br />

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ETNIE FAITH PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

We re<strong>all</strong>y wanted everyone to feel<br />

immersed <strong>in</strong> the cozy, rustic sett<strong>in</strong>g<br />

with the scenic view of Mount Shasta.<br />

<strong>The</strong> entire day was planned around<br />

golden hour, <strong>and</strong> the sun sett<strong>in</strong>g<br />

cast<strong>in</strong>g a p<strong>in</strong>k hue on Mount Shasta,<br />

lead<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>to a c<strong>and</strong>lelit, tw<strong>in</strong>kle lightfilled<br />

even<strong>in</strong>g of danc<strong>in</strong>g <strong>and</strong> dessert.<br />

We added 1,000 feet of str<strong>in</strong>g lights<br />

<strong>in</strong>side the barn <strong>and</strong> outside <strong>in</strong> the<br />

reception space, <strong>and</strong> it <strong>all</strong> went off<br />

without a hitch!<br />

Additional Resources: Venue: Shaw’s Hillside Ranch | Day-of Coord<strong>in</strong>ator: Carats & Confetti Events | Bride’s Hair<br />

Artist: Stellar Beauty by Paige | Bride’s Attire: David’s Bridal | Groom’s Attire: Studio Suits | Floral Designer:<br />

Floranthropist | Caterer: Hot Lips Cater<strong>in</strong>g | Cake Designer: BTTRCRM | Live B<strong>and</strong>: <strong>The</strong> Brother’s Reed | Ceremony<br />

Benches: Gents Rents & Events | Rentals: Jon’s Party Rentals<br />

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HOW DID PLANNING GO?<br />

Plann<strong>in</strong>g our wedd<strong>in</strong>g was fast <strong>and</strong><br />

furious, <strong>and</strong> somehow we managed to<br />

pull it off <strong>in</strong> less than four months! We<br />

truly hit the jackpot with the vendors<br />

we were able to book <strong>in</strong> such a tight<br />

time frame. Our favorite part was<br />

see<strong>in</strong>g the barn <strong>are</strong>a come together.<br />

Nathaniel (who goes by Marty) spent<br />

every weekend from January to April<br />

clean<strong>in</strong>g, build<strong>in</strong>g <strong>and</strong> fix<strong>in</strong>g up the<br />

space, <strong>and</strong> it was by far the most<br />

satisfy<strong>in</strong>g th<strong>in</strong>g we accomplished!<br />

ADVICE FROM THE COUPLE<br />

Work together, but also advocate for what you re<strong>all</strong>y want.<br />

I could have easily chosen to compromise on certa<strong>in</strong> th<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

<strong>and</strong> <strong>in</strong> the end, it would have been disappo<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g. Choose a few<br />

non-negotiables (with<strong>in</strong> reason), <strong>and</strong> figure out how to make<br />

it happen. For us, it was add<strong>in</strong>g lights to the barn; luscious,<br />

colorful flowers; beautiful d<strong>in</strong>ner chairs; <strong>and</strong> real glassw<strong>are</strong><br />

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ISABELLA & BENJAMIN<br />

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ASHTONIMAGERY PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILM<br />

HOW DID PLANNING GO?<br />

It went well. Our favorite time was when we h<strong>and</strong>picked the songs<br />

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Additional Resources: Venue: Heart O’ <strong>The</strong> Mounta<strong>in</strong> | Videographer: Tyler <strong>and</strong> Co Films | <strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong> Planner <strong>and</strong><br />

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BELLA’S FAVORITE PART<br />

<strong>The</strong> moments immediately after the ceremony was f<strong>in</strong>ished <strong>all</strong><br />

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the feel<strong>in</strong>g after f<strong>in</strong><strong>all</strong>y be<strong>in</strong>g married was surreal. <strong>The</strong>n dur<strong>in</strong>g<br />

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KAMERAN’S BEST PART<br />

MOLLY & KAMERAN<br />

PHOTOGRAPHY BY KARISSA WRIGHT PRODUCTIONS<br />

F<strong>in</strong><strong>all</strong>y gett<strong>in</strong>g to see Molly<br />

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Karissa Wright Productions<br />

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HOW DID PLANNING GO?<br />

I honestly hated it. I wish I had<br />

a wedd<strong>in</strong>g planner to help take<br />

the stress off so that I could have<br />

enjoyed the process <strong>in</strong>stead of<br />

’manag<strong>in</strong>g’ it.<br />

ALLIE & JASON<br />

PHOTOGRAPHY BY HAYLEY CULP PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

Additional Resources: Venue: <strong>The</strong> White Barn at Powell Ponds | Bride’s Hair Artist: Hair by<br />

Kourtney | Bride’s Makeup Artist: Saja Daood Makeup Artistry | Bride’s Attire: Miosa Bride<br />

| Bridesmaids’ Attire: JJ’s House | Groom’s <strong>and</strong> Groomsmen’s Attire: Suit Supply | Floral<br />

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identify the vendor categories that <strong>are</strong> most important<br />

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Choose colors <strong>and</strong>/or theme<br />

Research the marriage license (see page 30 for help)<br />

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Draft guest list (see worksheets on page 16 to get<br />

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Order gown <strong>and</strong> choose additional accessories<br />

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Schedule time off from work<br />

Book honeymoon arrangements<br />

Mail thank you notes as you receive gifts<br />

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Arrange day-of transportation<br />

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Shop for ceremony/reception accessories (cake knife,<br />

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Shop for <strong>and</strong> order wedd<strong>in</strong>g b<strong>and</strong>s<br />

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CHOOSING YOUR OFFICIANT<br />

You’ve got the perfect venue to host your party, the cool DJ to play your song list, the<br />

caterer to serve up exquisite hors d’oeuvres—the stage is set to host your wedd<strong>in</strong>g<br />

celebration! But what about the ceremony? <strong>The</strong>re is a key figure you will need: the<br />

officiant!<br />

BEING ON THE TRAIL TOGETHER<br />

<strong>The</strong> person presid<strong>in</strong>g over your ceremony <strong>and</strong> express<strong>in</strong>g the words that will take<br />

BY RICK & JENNIFER TAN<br />

you <strong>in</strong>to your new life as a married couple plays an important role on your wedd<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>The</strong>re <strong>are</strong> miles of paths w<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g through brushy hillsides day <strong>and</strong> can make <strong>all</strong> the difference between bliss <strong>and</strong> blah! Here <strong>are</strong> a few thoughts<br />

<strong>and</strong> forested terra<strong>in</strong> at the Po<strong>in</strong>t Reyes National Seashore to consider.<br />

along the coast of <strong>Northern</strong> <strong>California</strong>. Start<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>l<strong>and</strong> <strong>and</strong><br />

hik<strong>in</strong>g west, you reach its s<strong>and</strong>y beaches <strong>and</strong> catch the<br />

AT THE HEART OF THE CEREMONY<br />

spray of the Pacific Ocean break<strong>in</strong>g aga<strong>in</strong>st the headl<strong>and</strong>s. So you’ve researched “wedd<strong>in</strong>g officiants,” maybe you’re follow<strong>in</strong>g a recommendation<br />

from your venue or a vendor, or checked out the vendor lists <strong>in</strong> <strong>Real</strong> <strong><strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong>s</strong><br />

<strong>The</strong> journey is a reward <strong>in</strong> itself, a magnificent endeavor<br />

requir<strong>in</strong>g endurance, patience <strong>and</strong> dedication—the same <strong>Magaz<strong>in</strong>e</strong> <strong>and</strong> on realwedd<strong>in</strong>gsmag.com, <strong>and</strong> it <strong>all</strong> led you to query the officiant. In<br />

can be said of be<strong>in</strong>g on the wedd<strong>in</strong>g trail!<br />

your first meet<strong>in</strong>g with him or her, listen for the words that will let you know you <strong>are</strong><br />

So you’ve met the love of your life, become engaged, on the right track, that important message of who the officiant underst<strong>and</strong>s is at the<br />

<strong>and</strong> talked endlessly as lovers do about your future together.<br />

But to go from proposal to pronouncement, you’ve<br />

heart of the ceremony: “<strong>The</strong> ceremony is about the two of you.”<br />

got a wedd<strong>in</strong>g to plan! At first, it seems like it would be<br />

MEANINGFUL WORDS OF LOVE<br />

easy enough—pick a place, plan the food, <strong>in</strong>vite people,<br />

You <strong>are</strong> two <strong>in</strong>dividuals on a sh<strong>are</strong>d path, enriched by different personalities, faiths<br />

get your attire <strong>and</strong> r<strong>in</strong>gs, perform a ceremony, <strong>and</strong> then it’s <strong>and</strong> cultural backgrounds. <strong>The</strong> right officiant will embrace your unique qualities <strong>and</strong><br />

party time. But the reality is, to have your dream wedd<strong>in</strong>g, encourage you to express your love through mean<strong>in</strong>gful ceremony words. <strong>The</strong> officiant<br />

should be well-equipped <strong>in</strong> help<strong>in</strong>g you create the perfect ceremony words w<strong>here</strong><br />

while not los<strong>in</strong>g sight of why you <strong>are</strong> do<strong>in</strong>g this <strong>in</strong> the first<br />

place—be<strong>in</strong>g with your true love—you need to tend to a few his or her expertise means offer<strong>in</strong>g you the freedom to customize your words, as well<br />

vital po<strong>in</strong>ts. Like start<strong>in</strong>g a hike, you need to be equipped as access to outl<strong>in</strong>es <strong>and</strong> passages, to give you direction <strong>and</strong> guidance. <strong>The</strong> right officiant<br />

respects your specific needs like bil<strong>in</strong>gual services, <strong>and</strong> <strong>in</strong>clusion of cultural <strong>and</strong><br />

for the journey, which means be<strong>in</strong>g ment<strong>all</strong>y <strong>and</strong> physic<strong>all</strong>y<br />

prep<strong>are</strong>d. And more importantly, you need to both be on faith-based rituals. And he or she should be able to accommodate rituals of gratitude,<br />

the same page together. Like hav<strong>in</strong>g a map <strong>and</strong> a compass, words of remembrance <strong>and</strong> read<strong>in</strong>gs because the officiant also underst<strong>and</strong>s how<br />

you need to have an over<strong>all</strong> view of the terra<strong>in</strong>, as well as important your family <strong>and</strong> friends <strong>are</strong>.<br />

hav<strong>in</strong>g a direction that you both want to go <strong>in</strong>.<br />

Here is a short list of questions you can both ask yourselves<br />

as you prep<strong>are</strong> for the wedd<strong>in</strong>g trail. <strong>The</strong>y will help Communication. Collaboration. Convenience. From query to post-wedd<strong>in</strong>g check-<br />

FROM START TO FINISH<br />

both of you get on the trailhead together, to stay focused, <strong>in</strong>, your officiant should be able to provide you with timely communication through<br />

to reach decisions, <strong>and</strong> to make you th<strong>in</strong>k about what you face-to-face meet<strong>in</strong>gs, emails, phone, text <strong>and</strong> Skype. Let your officiant know how<br />

value <strong>and</strong> cherish <strong>in</strong> your married life as equal partners.<br />

much guidance <strong>and</strong> assistance you need through<br />

the wedd<strong>in</strong>g preparations—he or she should be<br />

open to your need for collaboration, not only with<br />

QUESTIONS TO<br />

the process of revis<strong>in</strong>g <strong>and</strong> ref<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g the ceremony<br />

ASK YOURSELVES:<br />

words, but with the bra<strong>in</strong>storm<strong>in</strong>g for ideas,<br />

• When, w<strong>here</strong> <strong>and</strong> how did we first meet?<br />

feedback, <strong>and</strong> recommendations to f<strong>in</strong>e tune<br />

• What drew us to connect with each other?<br />

the ceremony. Communication <strong>and</strong> collaboration<br />

• Do we consider ourselves to be best friends?<br />

should be achieved conveniently with a platform<br />

• What <strong>are</strong> some <strong>in</strong>terests we enjoy do<strong>in</strong>g together?<br />

for transact<strong>in</strong>g bus<strong>in</strong>ess, as well with the exchange<br />

• What four qualities do we admire <strong>in</strong> each other?<br />

of ideas <strong>and</strong> ceremony drafts. <strong>The</strong> right officiant<br />

• How do we support each other’s endeavors?<br />

About Rick <strong>and</strong> Jennifer Tan: This<br />

• How do we show love <strong>and</strong> sensitivity?<br />

will balance these three components of a professional<br />

service from start to f<strong>in</strong>ish.<br />

years of experience as officiants 65<br />

dynamic couple has more than 15<br />

• What do trust <strong>and</strong> respect mean <strong>in</strong> a relationship?<br />

<strong>and</strong> musicians, <strong>and</strong> have developed<br />

Tan <strong><strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong>s</strong> & Events to<br />

• What is a promise, a vow, a covenant?<br />

• W<strong>here</strong> do we envision the wedd<strong>in</strong>g to take place?<br />

THE HEAD OF THE CEREMONY<br />

<strong>in</strong>clude event design, elopement,<br />

• How do we narrow down the guest list?<br />

If you <strong>and</strong> your beloved <strong>are</strong> the heart of the ceremony,<br />

perhaps the officiant is the head of the cer-<br />

celebrates the joy of couples <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>and</strong> coord<strong>in</strong>ation services. TWE<br />

• What is important <strong>in</strong> our search for the ideal officiant?<br />

• How <strong>are</strong> the exchange of r<strong>in</strong>gs significant to us?<br />

emony. <strong>The</strong> officiant’s voice, demeanor <strong>and</strong> presence<br />

should create a tone of sacredness, calmness,<br />

discover<strong>in</strong>g love <strong>and</strong> friendship,<br />

• What symbols of unity <strong>are</strong> important to us?<br />

creat<strong>in</strong>g an experience that is<br />

• Will our faiths be <strong>in</strong>corporated <strong>in</strong>to our wedd<strong>in</strong>g?<br />

mean<strong>in</strong>gful <strong>and</strong> memorable...truly<br />

authority, humility, authenticity <strong>and</strong> positivity. He<br />

• Do we want cultural rituals <strong>in</strong>cluded <strong>in</strong> our wedd<strong>in</strong>g?<br />

an expression of their client’s life,<br />

or she is a reflection of the words be<strong>in</strong>g expressed, love <strong>and</strong> soul! With a team of associate<br />

officiants, <strong>and</strong> work<strong>in</strong>g with<br />

• How do we picture the wedd<strong>in</strong>g celebration to be?<br />

• What is important to our p<strong>are</strong>nts, friends, <strong>and</strong> family?<br />

a reflection of your vision of the wedd<strong>in</strong>g day <strong>and</strong><br />

trusted wedd<strong>in</strong>g professionals,<br />

• How do we balance family wishes with ours?<br />

your aspirations of married life. <strong>The</strong> right officiant<br />

TWE is deeply grateful to provide<br />

• Will our faiths be a driv<strong>in</strong>g force <strong>in</strong> our married life?<br />

is alert <strong>and</strong> sensitive to the energy of the wedd<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

five-star services with a collabora-<br />

• How will our cultural backgrounds enhance our life?<br />

serv<strong>in</strong>g the heart <strong>and</strong> soul of the wedd<strong>in</strong>g day: the tive <strong>and</strong> creative spirit.<br />

• What does equal partnership mean <strong>in</strong> a marriage?<br />

two of you! OO<br />

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CHOOSING YOUR OFFICIANT<br />

You’ve got the perfect venue to host your party, the cool DJ to play your song list, the<br />

caterer to serve up exquisite hors d’oeuvres—the stage is set to host your wedd<strong>in</strong>g<br />

celebration! But what about the ceremony? <strong>The</strong>re is a key figure you will need: the<br />

officiant!<br />

BEING ON THE TRAIL TOGETHER<br />

<strong>The</strong> person presid<strong>in</strong>g over your ceremony <strong>and</strong> express<strong>in</strong>g the words that will take<br />

BY RICK & JENNIFER TAN<br />

you <strong>in</strong>to your new life as a married couple plays an important role on your wedd<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>The</strong>re <strong>are</strong> miles of paths w<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g through brushy hillsides day <strong>and</strong> can make <strong>all</strong> the difference between bliss <strong>and</strong> blah! Here <strong>are</strong> a few thoughts<br />

<strong>and</strong> forested terra<strong>in</strong> at the Po<strong>in</strong>t Reyes National Seashore to consider.<br />

along the coast of <strong>Northern</strong> <strong>California</strong>. Start<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>l<strong>and</strong> <strong>and</strong><br />

hik<strong>in</strong>g west, you reach its s<strong>and</strong>y beaches <strong>and</strong> catch the<br />

AT THE HEART OF THE CEREMONY<br />

spray of the Pacific Ocean break<strong>in</strong>g aga<strong>in</strong>st the headl<strong>and</strong>s. So you’ve researched “wedd<strong>in</strong>g officiants,” maybe you’re follow<strong>in</strong>g a recommendation<br />

from your venue or a vendor, or checked out the vendor lists <strong>in</strong> <strong>Real</strong> <strong><strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong>s</strong><br />

<strong>The</strong> journey is a reward <strong>in</strong> itself, a magnificent endeavor<br />

requir<strong>in</strong>g endurance, patience <strong>and</strong> dedication—the same <strong>Magaz<strong>in</strong>e</strong> <strong>and</strong> on realwedd<strong>in</strong>gsmag.com, <strong>and</strong> it <strong>all</strong> led you to query the officiant. In<br />

can be said of be<strong>in</strong>g on the wedd<strong>in</strong>g trail!<br />

your first meet<strong>in</strong>g with him or her, listen for the words that will let you know you <strong>are</strong><br />

So you’ve met the love of your life, become engaged, on the right track, that important message of who the officiant underst<strong>and</strong>s is at the<br />

<strong>and</strong> talked endlessly as lovers do about your future together.<br />

But to go from proposal to pronouncement, you’ve<br />

heart of the ceremony: “<strong>The</strong> ceremony is about the two of you.”<br />

got a wedd<strong>in</strong>g to plan! At first, it seems like it would be<br />

MEANINGFUL sacramento WORDS to the OF LOVE sierra<br />

easy enough—pick a place, plan the food, <strong>in</strong>vite people,<br />

You <strong>are</strong> two <strong>in</strong>dividuals on a sh<strong>are</strong>d path, enriched by different personalities, faiths<br />

get your attire <strong>and</strong> r<strong>in</strong>gs, perform a ceremony, <strong>and</strong> then it’s <strong>and</strong> cultural backgrounds. <strong>The</strong> right officiant will embrace your unique qualities <strong>and</strong><br />

party time. But the reality is, to have your dream wedd<strong>in</strong>g, encourage you to express your love through mean<strong>in</strong>gful ceremony words. <strong>The</strong> officiant<br />

should be well-equipped <strong>in</strong> help<strong>in</strong>g you create the perfect ceremony words w<strong>here</strong><br />

while not los<strong>in</strong>g sight of why you <strong>are</strong> do<strong>in</strong>g this <strong>in</strong> the first<br />

place—be<strong>in</strong>g with your true love—you need to REALWEDDINGSMAG.COM<br />

tend to a few his or her expertise means offer<strong>in</strong>g you the freedom to customize your words, as well<br />

vital po<strong>in</strong>ts. Like start<strong>in</strong>g a hike, you need to be equipped as access to outl<strong>in</strong>es <strong>and</strong> passages, to give you direction <strong>and</strong> guidance. <strong>The</strong> right officiant<br />

respects your specific needs like bil<strong>in</strong>gual services, <strong>and</strong> <strong>in</strong>clusion of cultural <strong>and</strong><br />

for the journey, which means be<strong>in</strong>g ment<strong>all</strong>y <strong>and</strong> physic<strong>all</strong>y<br />

prep<strong>are</strong>d. And more importantly, you need to both be on faith-based rituals. And he or she should be able to accommodate rituals of gratitude,<br />

the same page together. Like hav<strong>in</strong>g a map <strong>and</strong> a compass, words of remembrance <strong>and</strong> read<strong>in</strong>gs because the officiant also underst<strong>and</strong>s how<br />

you need to have an over<strong>all</strong> view of the terra<strong>in</strong>, as well as important your family <strong>and</strong> friends <strong>are</strong>.<br />

hav<strong>in</strong>g a direction that you both want to go <strong>in</strong>.<br />

Here is a short list of questions you can both ask yourselves<br />

as you prep<strong>are</strong> for the wedd<strong>in</strong>g trail. <strong>The</strong>y will help Communication. Collaboration. Convenience. From query to post-wedd<strong>in</strong>g check-<br />

FROM START TO FINISH<br />

both of you get on the trailhead together, to stay focused, <strong>in</strong>, your officiant should be able to provide you with timely communication through<br />

to reach decisions, <strong>and</strong> to make you th<strong>in</strong>k about what you face-to-face meet<strong>in</strong>gs, emails, phone, text <strong>and</strong> Skype. Let your officiant know how<br />

value <strong>and</strong> cherish <strong>in</strong> your married life as equal partners.<br />

much guidance <strong>and</strong> assistance you need through<br />

the wedd<strong>in</strong>g preparations—he or she should be<br />

open to your need for collaboration, not only with<br />

the process of revis<strong>in</strong>g <strong>and</strong> ref<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g the ceremony<br />

words, but with the bra<strong>in</strong>storm<strong>in</strong>g for ideas,<br />

feedback, <strong>and</strong> recommendations to f<strong>in</strong>e tune<br />

the ceremony. Communication <strong>and</strong> collaboration<br />

should be achieved conveniently with a platform<br />

for transact<strong>in</strong>g bus<strong>in</strong>ess, as well with the exchange<br />

of ideas <strong>and</strong> ceremony drafts. <strong>The</strong> right officiant<br />

will balance these three components of a professional<br />

service from start to f<strong>in</strong>ish.<br />

• When, w<strong>here</strong> <strong>and</strong> how did we first meet?<br />

• What drew us to connect with each other?<br />

• Do we consider ourselves to be best friends?<br />

• What <strong>are</strong> some <strong>in</strong>terests we enjoy do<strong>in</strong>g together?<br />

• What four qualities do we admire <strong>in</strong> each other?<br />

• How do we support each other’s endeavors?<br />

• How do we show love <strong>and</strong> sensitivity?<br />

• What do trust <strong>and</strong> respect mean <strong>in</strong> a relationship?<br />

• What is a promise, a vow, a covenant?<br />

• W<strong>here</strong> do we envision the wedd<strong>in</strong>g to take place?<br />

• How do we narrow down the guest list?<br />

• What is important <strong>in</strong> our search for the ideal officiant?<br />

• How <strong>are</strong> the exchange of r<strong>in</strong>gs significant to us?<br />

• What symbols of unity <strong>are</strong> important to us?<br />

• Will our faiths be <strong>in</strong>corporated <strong>in</strong>to our wedd<strong>in</strong>g?<br />

• Do we want cultural rituals <strong>in</strong>cluded <strong>in</strong> our wedd<strong>in</strong>g?<br />

• How do we picture the wedd<strong>in</strong>g celebration to be?<br />

• What is important to our p<strong>are</strong>nts, friends, <strong>and</strong> family?<br />

• How do we balance family wishes with ours?<br />

• Will our faiths be a driv<strong>in</strong>g force <strong>in</strong> our married life?<br />

• How will our cultural backgrounds enhance our life?<br />

• What does equal partnership mean <strong>in</strong> a marriage?<br />

THE HEAD OF THE CEREMONY<br />

If you <strong>and</strong> your beloved <strong>are</strong> the heart of the ceremony,<br />

perhaps the officiant is the head of the ceremony.<br />

<strong>The</strong> officiant’s voice, demeanor <strong>and</strong> presence<br />

should create a tone of sacredness, calmness,<br />

authority, humility, authenticity <strong>and</strong> positivity. He<br />

or she is a reflection of the words be<strong>in</strong>g expressed,<br />

a reflection of your vision of the wedd<strong>in</strong>g day <strong>and</strong><br />

your aspirations of married life. <strong>The</strong> right officiant<br />

is alert <strong>and</strong> sensitive to the energy of the wedd<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

serv<strong>in</strong>g the heart <strong>and</strong> soul of the wedd<strong>in</strong>g day: the<br />

two of you! OO<br />

About Rick <strong>and</strong> Jennifer Tan: This<br />

dynamic couple has more than 15<br />

years of experience as officiants 65<br />

<strong>and</strong> musicians, <strong>and</strong> have developed<br />

Tan <strong><strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong>s</strong> & Events to<br />

<strong>in</strong>clude event design, elopement,<br />

<strong>and</strong> coord<strong>in</strong>ation services. TWE<br />

celebrates the joy of couples <strong>in</strong><br />

discover<strong>in</strong>g love <strong>and</strong> friendship,<br />

creat<strong>in</strong>g an experience that is<br />

mean<strong>in</strong>gful <strong>and</strong> memorable...truly<br />

an expression of their client’s life,<br />

love <strong>and</strong> soul! With a team of associate<br />

officiants, <strong>and</strong> work<strong>in</strong>g with<br />

trusted wedd<strong>in</strong>g professionals,<br />

TWE is deeply grateful to provide<br />

five-star services with a collaborative<br />

<strong>and</strong> creative spirit.<br />

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We knew we wanted to <strong>in</strong>clude elements from<br />

both of our cultures <strong>in</strong>to <strong>all</strong> of our wedd<strong>in</strong>g events.<br />

It was important to us on the ma<strong>in</strong> wedd<strong>in</strong>g<br />

day to have ceremonies for both families (H<strong>in</strong>du<br />

<strong>and</strong> Christian) <strong>and</strong> <strong>in</strong>clude various other cultural<br />

elements <strong>throughout</strong> the day. In both of our<br />

cultures, it’s important to <strong>in</strong>clude family so we<br />

knew everyone would want to pitch <strong>in</strong> <strong>and</strong> help<br />

somehow. So, we <strong>in</strong>cluded our friends <strong>and</strong> family<br />

<strong>in</strong> the plann<strong>in</strong>g <strong>and</strong> the events as much as we<br />

could. We had performances from our close<br />

friends <strong>and</strong> family <strong>in</strong>cluded, speeches from both<br />

sides of the family, help with DIY<strong>in</strong>g, plann<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

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Additional Resources: Venue <strong>and</strong> Cake Designer: Gr<strong>and</strong> Isl<strong>and</strong> Mansion | Officiant: H<strong>in</strong>du Ceremony:<br />

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SPECIAL CULTURAL FEATURES TO YOUR WEDDING<br />

In addition to the ma<strong>in</strong> wedd<strong>in</strong>g ceremony day that had a H<strong>in</strong>du wedd<strong>in</strong>g ceremony,<br />

Christian wedd<strong>in</strong>g ceremony, <strong>and</strong> Mien tea ceremony, we had three other cultural days. Our<br />

first day was a Mehndi Day, w<strong>here</strong> traditional Mehndi/henna was done on my h<strong>and</strong>s <strong>and</strong> feet,<br />

as well as Kao’s h<strong>and</strong>s (my h<strong>and</strong>s <strong>and</strong> feet took five hours to complete <strong>and</strong> six hours to dry<br />

before I could remove the paste). Both of our designs were customized to us, our story, <strong>and</strong><br />

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to get designs done on their h<strong>and</strong>s. On Haldi Day, our close family gat<strong>here</strong>d for a traditional<br />

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TAMIKO’S FAVORITE PART<br />

Becom<strong>in</strong>g Fonta<strong>in</strong>e’s wife.<br />

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[when he sees me com<strong>in</strong>g down the aisle],<br />

his family wasn’t go<strong>in</strong>g to eat.<br />

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JOSIE’S FAVORITE MOMENTS<br />

JOSEPHINE & NEHEMIAH<br />

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Nehemiah (who goes by Nemo) <strong>and</strong> I decided not<br />

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Music on the Move DJs & MCs w real<br />

916-708-8035<br />

Phil Birdsell DJ MC Enterta<strong>in</strong>ment<br />

805-388-3003<br />

Plural Music | 209-986-7431<br />

Haute House Couture | 916- 470-2369<br />

Indoch<strong>in</strong>o w real | 916-755-3680<br />

Janene’s Bridal Boutique | 510-217-8076<br />

Macy’s w real | 916-771-3333 | 916-444-3333<br />

916-962-3333 | 916-925-2845<br />

Miosa Bride Folsom w real | 916-790-3900<br />

Frank Vilt’s Cakes w real | 530-409-7046<br />

Freeport Bakery w real | 916-442-4256<br />

Happy Tiers Bakery | 775-600-5416<br />

Ic<strong>in</strong>g on the Cupcake w real<br />

916-303-4333<br />

ic<strong>in</strong>gonthecupcake.com/wedd<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

See ad on page 169<br />

Arthur Murray Dance Centers w real<br />

916-895-5600 | 916-655-7733<br />

arthurmurrayfolsom.com<br />

arthurmurrayrockl<strong>in</strong>.com<br />

See ad on page 22<br />

<strong>The</strong> B<strong>all</strong>room of <strong>Sacramento</strong><br />

916-456-2616<br />

Dance Studio 18 | 916-214-2115<br />

Sound Crew DJ | 916-730-1405<br />

Sound Image Enterta<strong>in</strong>ment<br />

916-348-8334<br />

Sounds Elevated | 510-779-2423<br />

Tru Blu Productions | 530-208-9926<br />

<strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong> DJs of NorCal | 916-439-8586<br />

Miosa Bride <strong>Sacramento</strong> w real | 916-443-1301<br />

Mira Bridal Couture | 209-338-9333<br />

Moonlight Lace Bridal | 775-657-9777<br />

Nouvelle Bridal Boutique | 650-766-0435<br />

Perfect Dress Party w real<br />

916-572-3018 | perfectdressparty.com<br />

See ad on page 184<br />

Pure Bride | 916-662-3517<br />

Sheryl Giles Bridal Couture | 209-224-5793<br />

Sierra Bridal & B<strong>all</strong>oons | 209-532-2000<br />

Simply Elegant Bridal Boutique<br />

530-319-3399<br />

Sonora Bridal Loft | 209-536-8177<br />

Sparkle Bridal Couture w real<br />

916-538-6615 | sparklebridalcouture.com<br />

See ad on page 101<br />

I do’s by Deb | 415-524-9517<br />

I Love Pie Bakeshop | 916-969-7791<br />

Lovely Layers Cakery | 530-828-9931<br />

Mim’s Bakery | 530-345-3331<br />

Pastry Heaven w real | 916-965-5408<br />

Rooftop Macarons w real<br />

916-896-0252 | @rooftopmacarons<br />

See ad on page 169<br />

Sierra Riz<strong>in</strong>g | 530-642-1308<br />

Sips & Floss w real<br />

916-834-7754 | sips<strong>and</strong>floss.com<br />

See ad on page 185<br />

Snooks C<strong>and</strong>ies & Chocolate Factory<br />

916-985-0620<br />

Someth<strong>in</strong>g Sweet Bakery w real<br />

209-745-9000<br />

Spotlight B<strong>all</strong>room | 916-649-3269<br />

A & A Event Production w real<br />

707-977-5737<br />

aamusicevents.com<br />

See ad on page 27<br />

Art of Sound | 209-931-1600<br />

Beh<strong>in</strong>d the Scene Sounds w real<br />

916-912-2876<br />

Bristol Beats | 530-410-4376<br />

Chakra Sound | 530-417-2184<br />

djs<br />

Cope Enterta<strong>in</strong>ment | 916-891-6483<br />

DJ Grant Peterson | 530-651-4634<br />

DJ Justified Enterta<strong>in</strong>ment<br />

916-402-5449<br />

floral designers<br />

Accents by Sage Floral Design w real<br />

916-799-6242<br />

accentsbysagefloraldesign.com<br />

See ad on page 182<br />

Ambience Floral Design & Gifts<br />

916-786-6851<br />

Amour Florist & Bridal w real<br />

916-392-8168 | amourmoments.com<br />

See ad on page 167<br />

Anelis Flower Shop | 209-224-5444<br />

Angie Zimmerman Floral Designs w real<br />

916-941-1171<br />

An Occasion Events w real<br />

805-354-4026 | anoccasionevents.com<br />

See ad on page 184<br />

Art <strong>in</strong> Bloom | 775-720-7204<br />

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Awesome Blossom Floral Design<br />

775-540-0005<br />

Beautifu By Nature Florist<br />

916-821-6966<br />

Bella Fiore | 916-962-3800<br />

Bella Nozze | 831-206-5219<br />

Blissful Rose Events + Floral<br />

916-203-3327<br />

Bloem Decor w real<br />

916-447-2001 | bloemdecor.com<br />

See ad on page 166<br />

<strong>The</strong> Blonde Rose | 916-276-5500<br />

Bloom & V<strong>in</strong>e w real<br />

530-312-9139 | bloom<strong>and</strong>v<strong>in</strong>e.net<br />

See ad on page 183<br />

<strong>The</strong> Bloom Lab w real<br />

916-996-5572 | thebloomlab.com<br />

See ad on page 167<br />

<strong>The</strong> Bloom Room w real | 916-546-5660<br />

<strong>The</strong> Bouquet Man | 916-607-9390<br />

Camellia Oaks Floral Design<br />

916-862-3431<br />

Cameron Park Florist | 530-677-3911<br />

Carson V<strong>all</strong>ey Florist w real<br />

775-266-9285<br />

Celan Flowers <strong>and</strong> Gifts | 530-718-9372<br />

CL Décor | 916-230-8625<br />

Create with T | 530-721-1907<br />

Daisyhead Florals | 916-807-5972<br />

Dixon Florist & Gifts | 707-678-4432<br />

Dulceblomma Floral Design<br />

530-945-0828<br />

Embellish Floral Design w real<br />

209-481-4336<br />

Elissa Dunn Floral Studio<br />

408-489 - 5083<br />

Fern & Petal | 530-207-9333<br />

Flor<strong>all</strong>y Fleurish w real<br />

510-754-6087 | flor<strong>all</strong>yfleurish.com<br />

See ad on page 183<br />

Floranthropist | 530-510-3941<br />

Florist on the Hill | 530-295-0503<br />

Flowers by Heather | 650-740-2778<br />

Flowers by Katey | 530-574-6092<br />

Flowers <strong>in</strong> Design w real<br />

916-584-0323 | flowers<strong>in</strong>design.com<br />

See ad on page 69<br />

Galena Forest Flowers | 775-499-5290<br />

Garden of Weedon Designs w real<br />

916-402-9356 | gardenofweedon.com<br />

See ad on page 187<br />

Helianthus Floral Design<br />

775-357-9173<br />

Hillside Blooms Floristry w real<br />

hillsidebloomsfloristry.com<br />

See ad on page 187<br />

Inspirations by G<strong>in</strong>a | 916-243-9574<br />

J. Marie Floral + Photo w real<br />

916-257-0835<br />

flowersbyjordanmarie.com<br />

See ad on page 188<br />

Love & Lup<strong>in</strong>es | 530-518-6301<br />

Madison Avenue Flowers w real<br />

916-348-0777<br />

madisonavenueflorist.net<br />

See ad on page 69<br />

Mignon Floral | 916-412-7671<br />

Milwood Florist & Nursery | 530-257-9194<br />

Moda Floral <strong>and</strong> Event Design<br />

916-572-6508<br />

Morn<strong>in</strong>gside Florist w real | 916-635-9891<br />

Paradise Parkway Event Productions<br />

916-384-5520<br />

Placerville Flowers on Ma<strong>in</strong> w real<br />

530-622-1121<br />

<strong>The</strong> Posh Posey | 916-642-9569<br />

Relles Florist w real | 916-441-1478<br />

Rodarte Floral Design | 916-799-3625<br />

Strelitzia Flower Company w real<br />

530-758-5050<br />

wedd<strong>in</strong>gsbystrelitzia.com<br />

See ad on page 97<br />

Sweet Lilacs Studio | 209-840-2949<br />

Thistle Bee Florals w real<br />

916-367-1221 | thistlebeeflorals.com<br />

See ad on page 165<br />

Violette Fleurs | 916-750-4526<br />

Visual Impact Design w real | 916-489-3746<br />

Walnut & Ma<strong>in</strong> | 916-718-3744<br />

Wild Flowers Design Group w real<br />

916-899-1289<br />

wildflowersdesigngroup.com<br />

See ad on page 165<br />

<strong>The</strong> Wild Olive Floral Artistry w real<br />

530-417-6971<br />

A Wildflower Florist | 775-782-7579<br />

WTF What <strong>The</strong> Flowers | 916-261-1591<br />

flower preservation<br />

Flor<strong>all</strong>y Fleurish w real<br />

510-754-6087 | flor<strong>all</strong>yfleurish.com<br />

See ad on page 183<br />

flowers—wholesale<br />

FiftyFlowers.com w real<br />

877-507-6737 | fiftyflowers.com<br />

See ads on pages 150 <strong>and</strong> 175<br />

J&D Wholesale Flowers w real<br />

530-747-2300 | jdwholesale.net<br />

See ad on page 166<br />

food & dr<strong>in</strong>k<br />

caterers, bar services & beverage services<br />

Acoustic Events | 916-581-0029<br />

Bacio Chico | 530-345-7787<br />

Bar9<strong>in</strong>e | 916-250-1158<br />

Bella Bru Café & Cater<strong>in</strong>g w real<br />

916-704-9749 | 916-212-7571<br />

Belle Aventure Mobile Bar Co.<br />

912-481-5238<br />

Bellissimo Cater<strong>in</strong>g | 916-479-0878<br />

Bless<strong>in</strong>gs Cater<strong>in</strong>g | 916-848-9794<br />

Chef Juan Cater<strong>in</strong>g Kitchen | 916-475-4362<br />

Cherry Bomb Cater<strong>in</strong>g | 775-287-4121<br />

Circa53 Cater<strong>in</strong>g | 530-701-1544<br />

Corteza V<strong>in</strong>eyards w real<br />

925-406-9100 | cortezav<strong>in</strong>eyards.com<br />

See ad on page 183<br />

Cowabunga BBQ w real<br />

916-595-1671 | cowabungabbq.com<br />

See ad on page 185<br />

Crave Lake <strong>Tahoe</strong> | 530-564-1273<br />

<strong>The</strong> Dancer’s Pantry w real<br />

916-541-0619 | thedancerspantry.com<br />

See ad on page 188<br />

Dapper Bartenders | 916-542-2325<br />

Diane Wilk<strong>in</strong>son Cater<strong>in</strong>g w real<br />

530-622-0799<br />

dianewilk<strong>in</strong>soncater<strong>in</strong>g.com<br />

See ad on page 12<br />

Dr<strong>in</strong>ks on Us Bartend<strong>in</strong>g | 916-260-7337<br />

Events by Wise w real<br />

530-848-3843 | eventsbywise.com<br />

See ad on page 98<br />

Farm to Table Cater<strong>in</strong>g | 530-615-7707<br />

Fresh & Quick Cater<strong>in</strong>g | 916-447-3774<br />

Hannibal’s Cater<strong>in</strong>g & Events w real<br />

916-638-4363<br />

Happy Graz<strong>in</strong>g | 916-628-4016<br />

<strong>The</strong> Hidden Table w real<br />

916-337-8613 | thehiddentablegourmet.com<br />

See ad on page 67<br />

Hooked on Paella | 916-282-9030<br />

Hog Wild Barbeque & Cater<strong>in</strong>g<br />

530-622-3883<br />

Jackson Cater<strong>in</strong>g & Events w real<br />

916-483-7300<br />

Little Boozy Mobile Bar Co. w real<br />

916-625-6471 | littleboozy.com<br />

See ad on page 182<br />

Moon Mama Event Co. w real<br />

916-359-9777<br />

moonmamaevent.co<br />

See ad on page 187<br />

Off the V<strong>in</strong>e Cater<strong>in</strong>g Company w real<br />

916-351-1592 | otvc.com<br />

See ad on page 111<br />

Off the Wagon Mobile Bar<br />

916-626-7263<br />

Paella Time | 415-967-3550<br />

Paesanos Cater<strong>in</strong>g & Special Events<br />

916-448-3898<br />

Paquito’s Mexican Grill | 530-848-4666<br />

<strong>The</strong> Parched Poppies w real<br />

707-205-7885 | theparchedpoppies.com<br />

See ad on page 183<br />

A Perfect Pour | 916-508-9813<br />

Pengu<strong>in</strong>’s Cater<strong>in</strong>g | 530-888-7417<br />

P<strong>in</strong>a Provisions Mobile Bar<br />

916-375-9091<br />

Put ’Em Up Mobile Bar Co. | 916-396-0446<br />

R<strong>and</strong>y Peters Cater<strong>in</strong>g & Event Center w real<br />

916-726-2339<br />

r<strong>and</strong>ypeterscater<strong>in</strong>g.com<br />

See ad on page 21<br />

Sac City Eats BBQ Cater<strong>in</strong>g<br />

916-505-8220<br />

Sierra Coast Cater<strong>in</strong>g | 916-413-8827<br />

Still Smokn BBQ Cater<strong>in</strong>g | 916-955-3302<br />

Shef Madres | 916-802-9426<br />

ZOE Coffee & Tacos w real<br />

916-382-2854<br />

zoecoffee<strong>and</strong>tacos.com<br />

See ad on page 186<br />

gifts, gift registries<br />

<strong>and</strong> special touches<br />

Always Elegant Bridal & Tuxedo w real<br />

530-755-4282 | 530-487-7110<br />

alwayselegantbridal.net<br />

See ad on page 111<br />

<strong>The</strong> Bridal Box w real<br />

916-742-4638 | bbxbrides.com<br />

See ad on page 22<br />

Corteza V<strong>in</strong>eyards w real<br />

925-406-9100 | cortezav<strong>in</strong>eyards.com<br />

See ad on page 183<br />

Macy’s w real 916-771-3333 | 916-444-3333<br />

916-962-3333 | 916-925-2845<br />

Pottery Barn Roseville w real | 916-788-1440<br />

hair, makeup, groom<strong>in</strong>g & spas<br />

airbrush tan, on location services, salons <strong>and</strong> spas<br />

All Dolled Up Beauty + Bridal w real<br />

530-206-7775<br />

<strong>all</strong>dolleduphair<strong>and</strong>makeup.com<br />

See ad on page 28<br />

Asante Spa w real | 916-933-8905<br />

Beauty by Yesi | 916-208-0865<br />

Braided Blonde Locks | 209-743-0017<br />

Butterscotch & Beauty | 916-269-3981<br />

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hair, makeup, groom<strong>in</strong>g & spas (cont’d.)<br />

airbrush tan, on location services, salons <strong>and</strong> spas<br />

health & wellness<br />

officiants<br />

photo booths<br />

Cheenadoll Styles | 916-883-1052<br />

<strong>The</strong> Face Beater Makeup Artist w real<br />

916-802-5388 | thefacebeater.com<br />

See ad on page 10<br />

Facial Sense - Sk<strong>in</strong> C<strong>are</strong> by Phyllis w real<br />

916-690-0063<br />

@FacialSenseSk<strong>in</strong>C<strong>are</strong>byPhyliss<br />

See ad on page 81<br />

Frances Camille Makeup & Photo<br />

706-372-5368<br />

Hair By Courtney Nicole | 530-613-6603<br />

Halo Salon & Day Spa w real<br />

916-782-8842 | halosalondayspa.com<br />

See ad on page 66<br />

Happily Beautiful Makeup Artistry<br />

& Sk<strong>in</strong> Studio w real<br />

530-632-0607<br />

happilybeautifulmakeup.com<br />

See ad on page 99<br />

Heather W<strong>all</strong>ace Artistry | 530-691-9940<br />

High Desert Beauty by Kara | 775-313-6207<br />

Hyatt Regency<br />

Lake <strong>Tahoe</strong> Resort, Spa <strong>and</strong> Cas<strong>in</strong>o w real<br />

775-886-6693 | hyatttahoewedd<strong>in</strong>gs.com<br />

See ad on page 196<br />

Ink Babe Artistry | 530-680-5330<br />

Jasm<strong>in</strong>e & Co. w real<br />

808-600-9257 | jasm<strong>in</strong>ejulian.com<br />

See ad on page 182<br />

Kirsten Eleanor Bridal & Beauty<br />

707-363-3762<br />

Kiss & Makeup - <strong>Tahoe</strong> | 530-581-4748<br />

Lea Buehler BGorgeous w real | 916-705-5827<br />

Lisa Harter Hair <strong>and</strong> Makeup Artist w real<br />

530-559-7292 | lisamharter.com<br />

See ad on page 182<br />

Luxy Anna | 916-600-0671<br />

<strong>The</strong> Makeup Bar w real<br />

916-218-2520 | themakeupbarllc.com<br />

See ads on pages 97 <strong>and</strong> 185<br />

Makeup By Lexxi | 209-247-2622<br />

MM Beauty Sk<strong>in</strong> & Makeup Studio<br />

916-520-9310<br />

Personify Bridal w real<br />

916-899-7047 | personifybridal.com<br />

See ad on page 105<br />

Serendipity Productions | 916-710-5330<br />

Serenity Spa | Soul Yoga w real<br />

916-542-7363 | 916-797-8550<br />

serenityspaonl<strong>in</strong>e.com<br />

See ad on page 189<br />

Twisted Rose Styl<strong>in</strong>gs | 530-575-5303<br />

Serenity Spa | Soul Yoga w real<br />

916-542-7363 | 916-797-8550<br />

serenityspaonl<strong>in</strong>e.com<br />

See ad on page 189<br />

A & A Event Production w real<br />

707-977-5737<br />

aamusicevents.com<br />

See ad on page 27<br />

light<strong>in</strong>g<br />

AZCO Rustic Designs <strong>and</strong> Rentals<br />

209-606-4555<br />

Brighten Up Event Light<strong>in</strong>g<br />

916-905-7993<br />

<strong>California</strong> Pro Sound <strong>and</strong> Light<br />

916-847-2852<br />

Chico Stage Light<strong>in</strong>g | 530-895-8233<br />

CL Décor | 916-230-8625<br />

Contemporary DJ’s, Photo Booth<br />

<strong>and</strong> Light<strong>in</strong>g | 916-612-5781<br />

Extreme Productions Enterta<strong>in</strong>ment w real<br />

916-773-4329 | extremeprodjs.com<br />

See ad on page 182<br />

iDesign Events Studio | 916-396-7067<br />

JD Productions DJs • MCs • Light<strong>in</strong>g w real<br />

916-786-6935 | jdprodj.com<br />

See ad on page 187<br />

Larcom’s Light<strong>in</strong>g | 916-834-0470<br />

MR DJ Event Services | 916-716-2474<br />

Music & More Enterta<strong>in</strong>ment w real<br />

916-601-4107 | music<strong>and</strong>moredj.com<br />

See ad on page 105<br />

ShowBiz Event Light<strong>in</strong>g | 916-214-2689<br />

Sierra Light<strong>in</strong>g | 775-525-1898<br />

musicians<br />

mariachi, b<strong>and</strong>s <strong>and</strong> live musicians<br />

Aust<strong>in</strong> Najera, Spanish Guitar<br />

916-813-7516<br />

Billy <strong>The</strong> One Man B<strong>and</strong> | 415-370-2325<br />

Elegance Harp & Flute | 209-836-9191<br />

<strong>The</strong> Groove Doctors | 925-216-3439<br />

Harmony Str<strong>in</strong>gs | 916-812-2258<br />

Hip Enterta<strong>in</strong>ment <strong>and</strong> Events w real<br />

916-354-9924<br />

Mariachi Nacional Guadalupano<br />

209-688-4009<br />

Mikel Soria Productions | 209-628-9332<br />

Nicholas Lefler | 209-559-6445<br />

Amie Love, Orda<strong>in</strong>ed Officiant w real<br />

916-598-7055<br />

As You Wish <strong><strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong>s</strong> by Er<strong>in</strong> Summ<br />

707-529-5159<br />

Ceremonies by Meredith | 808-268-7985<br />

Ceremonies by Sara | 209-770-2717<br />

C<strong>in</strong>die Wild<strong>in</strong>g | 916-337-2787<br />

Jack Alcantara, Officiant | 831-214-8639<br />

Meg’s Ceremonies | 203-464-2484<br />

M<strong>in</strong>ister on Wheels | 209-380-6441<br />

Moon Mama Event Co. w real<br />

916-359-9777<br />

moonmamaevent.co<br />

See ad on page 187<br />

Offici<strong>all</strong>y Yours!! | 510-697-5534<br />

Our Cherished Vows | 209-263-9573<br />

Rev. Luana DeLeon | 210-668-1699<br />

Tan <strong><strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong>s</strong> & Events w real<br />

530-601-0914<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong> Pro | 209-402-9693<br />

W<strong>in</strong>e Country Rabbi | 818-207-1757<br />

paperie & signage<br />

c<strong>all</strong>igraphy, <strong>in</strong>vitations/wedd<strong>in</strong>g stationery<br />

<strong>and</strong> signmakers<br />

Better Together C<strong>all</strong>igraphy<br />

951-315-7196<br />

<strong>The</strong> C<strong>all</strong>igraphy Girl | 916-769-9585<br />

Designs by Deryl | 510-593-7744<br />

Fawcett Ave Paper Co. | 832-229-3556<br />

Fig & Olive Designs | 916-932-6603<br />

Floral Dust | 408-644-0863<br />

Full Circle Press | 530-273-5606<br />

Ink Furie | 916-258-2277<br />

Growth Rich Letter<strong>in</strong>g | 808-799-9348<br />

Lamplight Letter<strong>in</strong>g & Design<br />

916-412-0330<br />

L<strong>in</strong>da Wilmarth Designs | 707-386-2747<br />

Mar<strong>in</strong>a Lee Styles | 916-893-1804<br />

Mark<strong>in</strong>gs by Monica | 619-869-5568<br />

<strong>The</strong> Paper Garden by Stephanie Nishikawa<br />

916-487-2737<br />

Paper Habit | 209-567-0605<br />

Spilled Ink C<strong>all</strong>igraphy | 714-758-5647<br />

Stylish Scribe | 775-470-5252<br />

A & A Event Production w real<br />

707-977-5737<br />

aamusicevents.com<br />

See ad on page 27<br />

Blush Photo Booth | 209-204-3333<br />

<strong>The</strong> Booth Bus | 831-295-1311<br />

C<strong>and</strong>id Fun Booths | 916-716-2474<br />

<strong>The</strong> Digital Booth | 916-660-3392<br />

Luxe Little Dreams | 408-809-0026<br />

Mirror Me Photo Booth | 916-886-7184<br />

Music & More Enterta<strong>in</strong>ment w real<br />

916-601-4107 | music<strong>and</strong>moredj.com<br />

See ad on page 105<br />

Our V<strong>in</strong>tage Photo Bus | 916-792-6177<br />

Sac Vibes 360 | 916-910-5127<br />

Sierra Slow Motion Booth<br />

775-225-3039<br />

Social Snapshots Photobooth<br />

916-204-6201<br />

<strong>The</strong> W<strong>and</strong>er<strong>in</strong>g Photo Bus<br />

909-262-3101<br />

photographers<br />

Abby Mae Photo | 916-521-9142<br />

Adrienne & Dani Photography w real<br />

916-538-9763 | adrienne<strong>and</strong>dani.com<br />

See ad on page 67<br />

Alicia Alvey Co. | 775-443-5812<br />

Allison Upchurch Photography<br />

714-862-3468<br />

Alyssa Keys Photography | 530-575-5580<br />

Anastasiia Tatarchuk Photography<br />

916-956-6820<br />

Andrew & Melanie Photography w real<br />

530-274-2408 | <strong>and</strong>rew<strong>and</strong>melanie.com<br />

See ad on page 83<br />

Anya McInroy Photography<br />

510-457-5917<br />

~AR Photography w real<br />

530-303-7077 | ar-photo.net<br />

See ad on page 50<br />

Aria Photography | 801-669-4623<br />

AshtonImagery Photography <strong>and</strong> Film w real<br />

530-218-2777 | ashtonimagery.com<br />

See ad on page 28<br />

B. Israel Photography | 916-833-1284<br />

Bloom Photography w real<br />

916-844-5363 | bloomphotographyca.com<br />

See ad on page 185<br />

W<strong>and</strong>erlust Beauty Collective<br />

530-575-8984<br />

W<strong>in</strong>e & Roses Hotel,<br />

Restaurant <strong>and</strong> Spa w real<br />

209-371-6117 | w<strong>in</strong>erose.com<br />

See ad on pages 2 & 3<br />

Romanza Str<strong>in</strong>g Quartet | 916-514-7927<br />

Ryan Hern<strong>and</strong>ez Music | 916-601-0599<br />

Tragic<strong>all</strong>y White B<strong>and</strong> | 916-919-5401<br />

<strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong> Music by Michael | 916-337-8734<br />

True Love Letter<strong>in</strong>g | 916-549-9891<br />

V<strong>all</strong>ey Press Co. | 559-361-9643<br />

C<strong>all</strong>ao Photography | 916-583-3080<br />

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Capture Create Studios w real<br />

916-393-6551<br />

capturecreatestudios.com<br />

See ad on page 182<br />

Captured by Kay w real<br />

714-388-5310 | capturedbykay.com<br />

See ad on page 186<br />

Carolyn Welch Photography<br />

209-985-2242<br />

Carmen Salazar Photography w real<br />

916-747-3293<br />

Charleton Churchill Photography w real<br />

209-459-4453<br />

Chase Daley | Photo + Film House<br />

916-513-5244<br />

Christ<strong>in</strong>e Glebov Photography<br />

415-823-4999<br />

Codi Baer Photography | 530-215-0872<br />

Courtl<strong>and</strong> Photography | 916-829-1800<br />

Dani Moon Photography | 707-350-1117<br />

Danielle Alysse Photography w real<br />

916-239-9403 | daniellealysse.com<br />

See ad on page 184<br />

Dave Shill<strong>in</strong>g Photography<br />

916-233-6493<br />

Debbie Stockwell Studio<br />

503-422-5480<br />

Dee & Kris Photography<br />

916-246-0546<br />

Dee & Liz Photography | 916-728-8212<br />

Eleakis & Elder Photography w real<br />

916-451-4892<br />

Emma Paul Photography w real<br />

775-846-5879 | emmawynnpaul.com<br />

See ad on page 188<br />

Erica Baldw<strong>in</strong> Photography w real<br />

916-990-8826<br />

ericabaldw<strong>in</strong>photography.com<br />

See ad on page 18<br />

Ernest & Aurelia Photography w real<br />

ernest-aurelia.com<br />

See ad on page 185<br />

Elsa Bosc<strong>are</strong>llo Photography<br />

775-291-7470<br />

Etnie Faith Photography w real<br />

530-780-5239 | etniefaith.com<br />

See ad on page 183<br />

Eugene Davidyuk | 916-390-9725<br />

<strong>The</strong> Experience Photography<br />

916-500-1646<br />

Fits & Stops Photography w real<br />

916-281-9616<br />

fits<strong>and</strong>stopsphotography.com<br />

See ad on page 33<br />

<strong>The</strong> Freckled Photographer w real<br />

916-224-4294<br />

thefreckledphotographer.com<br />

See ad on page 185<br />

Gav<strong>in</strong> Moss Photography<br />

916-720-6008<br />

Grace Aston Photography<br />

530-949-2444<br />

Hailey Maxfield Photography<br />

530-717-7758<br />

Hannah Merritt Photography<br />

530-395-9092<br />

Hayley Culp Photography w real<br />

hayleyculpphotography.com<br />

See ads on page 26<br />

J. Marie Floral + Photo w real<br />

916-257-0835<br />

flowersbyjordanmarie.com<br />

See ad on page 188<br />

JB <strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong> Photo & Videography w real<br />

916-220-0159 | jbwedd<strong>in</strong>gphoto.com<br />

See ad on page 86<br />

Jess Holle Photography w real<br />

831-706-6076 | jessholle.com<br />

See ad on page 182<br />

Joleen Willis Photography<br />

209-768-6016<br />

KABOO Photography w real<br />

916-718-0446<br />

kaboophotography.com<br />

See ad on page 14<br />

Karissa Wright Productions w real<br />

209-247-5083<br />

karissawrightproductions.com<br />

See ad on page 188<br />

Katie Mick Photography<br />

561-236-7330<br />

Krist<strong>in</strong> Smith Photography<br />

530-401-0509<br />

Lauren L<strong>in</strong>dley Photography w real<br />

laurenl<strong>in</strong>dley.com<br />

See ad on page 186<br />

Liya Photography | 916-504-8381<br />

Liz Koston Photography w real<br />

702-321-5276 | lizkoston.com<br />

See ad on page 24<br />

Lydia Photography w real | 530-802-2006<br />

Madison Lauren Photography<br />

916-660-5076<br />

MatchaLorene Photography<br />

650-644-9797<br />

Matthew David Studio w real<br />

626-353-4120 | matthewdavidstudio.com<br />

See ad on page 182<br />

McAn<strong>all</strong>y Moments Photography & Video<br />

209-675-3840<br />

M<strong>in</strong>dful Media Photography<br />

605-728-1980<br />

Naian Photography | 916-468-2229<br />

Nichole Coll<strong>in</strong>s Photo w real<br />

209-256-4465<br />

nicholecoll<strong>in</strong>sphoto.com<br />

See ad on page 187<br />

Olivia Joy Photography | 802-522-7250<br />

Philippe Studio Pro w real<br />

916-900-6205 | philippestudiopro.com<br />

See ad on page 12<br />

Photography for a Reason | 916-705-5695<br />

Pom Photography w real<br />

415-548-1914 | pomphoto.net<br />

See ad on page 85<br />

Rachel & Mark Photography & Films<br />

760-468-0398<br />

Rebecca Skidgel Photography w real<br />

rebeccaskidgel.com<br />

See ad on page 25<br />

Shoop’s Photography w real<br />

916-804-8578 | shoopsphotography.com<br />

See ad on page 82<br />

Shoot Any Angle | 408-805-4408<br />

Stephane Leon Photography<br />

650-656-5630<br />

Sweet Marie Photography w real<br />

707-685-7694<br />

sweetmariephotography.com<br />

See ad on page 27<br />

Temple Photography w real<br />

916-856-2543<br />

ritatemplephotography.com<br />

See ad on page 186<br />

Tiffany Longeway Photography w real<br />

209-454-0264 | tiffanylongeway.com<br />

See ad on page 183<br />

V<strong>in</strong>es <strong>and</strong> Vows | 707-779-9266<br />

<strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong> Feels | 530-519-8002<br />

planners, coord<strong>in</strong>ators<br />

& event designers<br />

<strong>The</strong> 530 Bride w real<br />

530-988-8344 | the530bride.com<br />

See ad on page 66<br />

Alex<strong>and</strong>ria Ela<strong>in</strong>e Event & Design w real<br />

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See ad on page 184<br />

Alexis Johnson Events | 818-428-0961<br />

Allison Keasal Events | 530-214-0014<br />

Amy Vara<strong>in</strong> <strong><strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong>s</strong> & Events<br />

916-304-3421<br />

An Occasion Events w real<br />

805-354-4026 | anoccasionevents.com<br />

See ad on page 184<br />

Bailey Dewey Design Co.<br />

209-262-8927<br />

Barnsw<strong>all</strong>ow w real<br />

916-720-9123 | barnsw<strong>all</strong>owrentals.com<br />

See ad on page 175<br />

Blissfully Elegant Events | 805-459-8307<br />

Ca<strong>in</strong> Event Plann<strong>in</strong>g w real | 916-505-0990<br />

Carats <strong>and</strong> Confetti Events<br />

530-355-6599<br />

Cesario Co | 916-660-2565<br />

Dragonfly Events & Co. w real<br />

dragonflyevents<strong>and</strong>co.com<br />

See ad on page 51<br />

eNVy Event Management w real<br />

775-901-0462<br />

Events by Nicki w real<br />

650-465-9641 | eventsbynicki.com<br />

See ad on page 50<br />

Events by Wise w real<br />

530-848-3843 | eventsbywise.com<br />

See ad on page 98<br />

Exaggerations Event Coord<strong>in</strong>at<strong>in</strong>g & Design<br />

916-410-0286<br />

Goodstock Productions | 209-610-0482<br />

Haley Nyal Events w real<br />

916-276-8362 | haleynyalevents.com<br />

See ad on page 187<br />

<strong>The</strong> Hytch | 775-526-0441<br />

Janie Miller Events | 951-675-9316<br />

Jenn Robirds Events w real | 626-841-3758<br />

JQ Events | 916-794-1699<br />

Kate Whelan Events w real | 888-808-5283<br />

Kend<strong>all</strong> Melissa Events w real<br />

678-462-3952 | kend<strong>all</strong>melissaevents.com<br />

See ad on page 83<br />

Key Events | 775-220-0611<br />

Lovely Events Plann<strong>in</strong>g & Design<br />

916-235-3884<br />

Magnolia Avenue Events w real<br />

916-807-4505<br />

magnoliaavenueevents.com<br />

See ad on page 14<br />

Moon Mama Event Co. w real<br />

916-359-9777<br />

moonmamaevent.co<br />

See ad on page 187<br />

NorCal <strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong> & Events | 916-287-3820<br />

Ra<strong>in</strong>bow <strong><strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong>s</strong> & Events w real<br />

530-405-9883<br />

ra<strong>in</strong>bowwedd<strong>in</strong>gsbysara.com<br />

See ad on page 185<br />

Redd<strong>in</strong>g <strong><strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong>s</strong> | 530-209-8445<br />

R<strong>in</strong>g by <strong>Spr<strong>in</strong>g</strong> Events | 530-588-1138<br />

Rose to the Occasion | 916-300-5438<br />

<strong>The</strong> Royal Events & Services<br />

916-462-2800<br />

Sarah Paris Events | 916-749-5792<br />

Str<strong>in</strong>gs & Champagne Events w real<br />

916-397-9346<br />

str<strong>in</strong>gs-champagne.com<br />

See ad on page 188<br />

Summit Soiree | 530-448-2220<br />

<strong>Tahoe</strong> by Design | 530-600-1760<br />

<strong>Tahoe</strong> Elevated Events w real<br />

775-783-9300<br />

Tan <strong><strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong>s</strong> & Events w real<br />

530-601-0914<br />

Taylor Bronson Events | 916-224-0706<br />

We Do Designs w real<br />

530-399-0949<br />

Wild & Lovely Events | 530-913-3735<br />

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Aba Daba Party & Equipment Rentals w real<br />

916-484-7368 | 916-725-1553<br />

Amador Event Co | 916-396-8007<br />

Amour Florist & Bridal w real<br />

916-392-8168 | amourmoments.com<br />

See ad on page 167<br />

An Occasion Events w real<br />

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See ad on page 184<br />

AZCO Rustic Designs <strong>and</strong> Rentals<br />

209-606-4555<br />

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See ad on page 175<br />

BBJ La Tavola real w | 866-375-4809<br />

Bless<strong>in</strong>gs From <strong>The</strong> Moon Events Co.<br />

530-906-5777<br />

Blossom Farm Rentals w real<br />

530-681-8937 | blossomfarmrentals.com<br />

See ad on page 177<br />

Bluepr<strong>in</strong>t Studios | 707-742-7777<br />

Bright Event Rentals | 707-940-6060<br />

Camelot Party Rentals w real | 775-355-9004<br />

Carson V<strong>all</strong>ey Event Rentals w real<br />

775-783-9300<br />

Celebrations! Party Rentals <strong>and</strong> Tents w real<br />

916-773-2133 | 775-773-8900<br />

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See ad on page 53<br />

Chico Party Rentals | 530-588-1756<br />

Harvest Rental Company | 541-912-7334<br />

Hensley Event Resources<br />

650-692-7007<br />

J&M Light<strong>in</strong>g Dance Floor Rentals<br />

916-821-1580<br />

Let’s Celebrate | 916-380-0481<br />

Let’s Dish | 209-996-2505<br />

Memorable Events Rentals<br />

916-247-9888<br />

MG L<strong>in</strong>en Services w real<br />

916-648-1235 | mgl<strong>in</strong>ens.com<br />

See ad on page 147<br />

Mimosa Event Rentals | 916-200-5508<br />

Petite Events Company | 916-235-8845<br />

<strong>The</strong> Powder Room Luxury Restroom Trailers<br />

209-365-3586<br />

Premiere Event Rentals | 209-694-3178<br />

Rise & Sh<strong>in</strong>e B<strong>all</strong>oon Design<br />

916-538-4463<br />

Rent-Rite <strong>The</strong> Party People w real<br />

916-925-5866<br />

Rion Designs w real | 707-416-2921<br />

<strong>Sacramento</strong> Event Co w real 916-837-3684<br />

SacTown Neon | 916-300-3300<br />

<strong>The</strong> Shade Lifters | 530-539-4707<br />

Simply Perfect <strong><strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong>s</strong> & Events<br />

916-642-2910<br />

Sips & Floss w real<br />

916-834-7754 | sips<strong>and</strong>floss.com<br />

See ad on page 185<br />

Two Rivers Events w real<br />

916-333-8802 | tworiversevents.co<br />

See ad on page 186<br />

United Party Rentals | 916-424-8300<br />

Urban Sass Events & Rentals<br />

530-339-5004<br />

vlasov.events | 916-508-7589<br />

We Do Designs real<br />

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530-399-0949<br />

transportation<br />

baraat horse services, limous<strong>in</strong>es, party buses,<br />

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About Time Limous<strong>in</strong>es | 916-331-2211<br />

Folsom Tourism Bureau w real<br />

visitfolsom.com<br />

See ad on page 150<br />

Gr<strong>and</strong> Carriages & Baraat Horse Services<br />

925-344-1117<br />

Mother Lode Adventures Charter Services<br />

209-677-3183<br />

On Broadway Chico w real<br />

onbroadwaychico.com<br />

See ad on page 183<br />

Neumann Enterprises | 916-922-5466<br />

Sac Town V<strong>in</strong>tage | 916-236-9360<br />

Sentimental Journey<br />

V<strong>in</strong>tage Transportation w real<br />

916-862-1224<br />

sentimentaljourneyv<strong>in</strong>tage.com<br />

See ad on page 188<br />

Top H<strong>and</strong> Ranch Carriage Company<br />

916-496-0102<br />

travel<br />

video & film<br />

videographers <strong>and</strong> film makers<br />

AshtonImagery Photography <strong>and</strong> Film w real<br />

530-218-2777 | ashtonimagery.com<br />

See ad on page 28<br />

Avalos Films | 530-402-5306<br />

Avant Garde K<strong>in</strong>ema | 530-788-5541<br />

Capture Colour Studio | 209-493-2381<br />

Capture Create Studios w real<br />

916-393-6551 | capturecreatestudios.com<br />

See ad on page 182<br />

Chase Daley | 916-513-5244<br />

C<strong>in</strong>ema Art Studios | 916-225-2293<br />

Davey Hibler Productions | 775-636-2467<br />

Dynamic C<strong>in</strong>ema Productions<br />

530-417-6170<br />

F<strong>in</strong>isterre Visuals | 775-750-5567<br />

JB <strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong> Photo & Videography w real<br />

916-220-0159 | jbwedd<strong>in</strong>gphoto.com<br />

See ad on page 86<br />

Journey <strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong> Films | 916-572-4147<br />

Lens of Lennox | 916-258-5427<br />

Love Unique Studios | 415-225-4262<br />

Noir Creative Co. | 916-660-2450<br />

Philippe Studio Pro w real<br />

916-900-6205 | philippestudiopro.com<br />

See ad on page 12<br />

Pom Photography w real<br />

415-548-1914 | pomphoto.net<br />

See ad on page 85<br />

<strong>The</strong> Comfort Station w real<br />

916-343-8808 | comfortstationrentals.com<br />

See ad on page 186<br />

Criate Rentals | 916-225-1513<br />

El Dorado Hills Party Rentals w real<br />

916-933-2500 | edhpartyrentals.com<br />

See ad on page 115<br />

<strong>The</strong> Event Collection | 209-988-7022<br />

Ever After Rentals | 530-377-3114<br />

A Gr<strong>and</strong> Affair Party Rental w real<br />

530-574-0787 | agr<strong>and</strong>affairrental.com<br />

See ad on page 184<br />

SRC Party Rentals | 530-272-2266<br />

St<strong>and</strong>ard Event Rentals w real<br />

209-524-1966<br />

Stella + Co. w real | 916-400-0772<br />

Stevenz Company w real<br />

209-304-0835 | stevenzcompany.com<br />

See ad on page 177<br />

Strelitzia Flower Company w real<br />

530-758-5050<br />

wedd<strong>in</strong>gsbystrelitzia.com<br />

See ad on page 97<br />

Sweet Little Details | 925-391-7954<br />

T<strong>in</strong> Roof Farmhouse w real | 415-269-6762<br />

Exquisite Dest<strong>in</strong>ation <strong><strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong>s</strong><br />

& Honeymoons w real | 916-757-6363<br />

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<strong>The</strong> Venue Vixens w real<br />

thevenuevixens.com<br />

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Reverie Films w real<br />

916-581-9634 | reveriefilms.co<br />

See ad on page 183<br />

Tony Cont<strong>in</strong>i | 775-338-4606<br />

Tyler & Co Films | 530-632-9140<br />

<strong>The</strong> Uncommon <strong><strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong>s</strong> | 760-533-0551<br />

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MAX CAPACITY: INDOOR


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THE DAVIES FAMILY INN AT SHADOWRIDGE RANCH<br />

3700 FORT JIM ROAD | PLACERVILLE, CA<br />

COURTESY OF VENUE<br />

MAX CAPACITY: 250<br />

PRIMARY CONTACT: LINDA HOPKINS-DAVIES<br />

PHONE: EVENTS: 530-919-4169 | INN: 530-295-1000<br />

EMAIL: thedaviesfamily<strong>in</strong>n@gmail.com<br />

WEB: thedaviesfamily<strong>in</strong>n.com<br />

SOCIAL: /thedaviesfamily<strong>in</strong>n<br />

See ad on page 24<br />

DELTA DIAMOND FARM<br />

PRICING: SEVERAL PACKAGE OPTIONS—Contact for details<br />

OPEN YEAR ROUND<br />

OPEN SEASONALLY<br />

ON-SITE COORDINATOR PROVIDED<br />

ON-SITE CATERING<br />

OUTSIDE CATERING ALLOWED<br />

BAR SERVICES AVAILABLE<br />

ADDITIONAL INSURANCE REQUIRED<br />

OUTSIDE SPACE OPTIONS<br />

INSIDE SPACE OPTIONS<br />

FREE PARKING<br />

BRING YOUR OWN ALCOHOL<br />

ON-SITE ACCOMMODATIONS AVAILABLE<br />

15175 HIGHWAY 160 | ISLETON, CA<br />

COURTESY OF VENUE<br />

MAX CAPACITY: 50-500<br />

PRIMARY CONTACT: EVENTS TEAM<br />

PHONE: 916-777-5800<br />

EMAIL: deltadiamondfarm@gmail.com<br />

WEB: deltadiamondfarm.com<br />

SOCIAL: /deltadiamondfarmeventcenter<br />

See ad on page 10<br />

EL MACERO COUNTRY CLUB<br />

PRICING: MULTIPLE OPTIONS AVAILABLE—Contact for details<br />

OPEN YEAR ROUND<br />

OPEN SEASONALLY<br />

ON-SITE COORDINATOR PROVIDED<br />

ON-SITE CATERING<br />

OUTSIDE CATERING ALLOWED<br />

BAR SERVICES AVAILABLE<br />

ADDITIONAL INSURANCE REQUIRED<br />

OUTSIDE SPACE OPTIONS<br />

INSIDE SPACE OPTIONS<br />

FREE PARKING<br />

ONE WEDDING PER DAY<br />

CHOOSE YOUR OWN VENDORS<br />

44571 CLUBHOUSE DRIVE | EL MACERO, CA<br />

COURTESY OF VENUE<br />

MAX CAPACITY: BANQUET ROOM ON 18


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HISTORIC OAKDALE RANCH<br />

17601 COUNTY ROAD 86A | ESPARTO, CA<br />

COURTESY OF VENUE<br />

MAX CAPACITY:


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LAKE NATOMA INN<br />

702 GOLD LAKE DRIVE | FOLSOM, CA<br />

COURTESY OF VENUE<br />

MAX CAPACITY:


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PARK WINTERS<br />

27850 COUNTY ROAD 26 | WINTERS, CA<br />

COURTESY OF VENUE<br />

MAX CAPACITY: INDOOR


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SACRAMENTO MASONIC TEMPLE<br />

1123 J STREET | SACRAMENTO, CA<br />

COURTESY OF VENUE<br />

MAX CAPACITY:


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THE WILLOW BALLROOM & EVENT CENTER<br />

10724 CA-160 | HOOD, CA<br />

SCOTTANDDANAPHOTOGRAPHERS.COM<br />

COURTESY OF VENUE<br />

MAX CAPACITY: 20-500<br />

PRIMARY CONTACT: ANGELICA WHALEY<br />

PHONE: 916-209-0309<br />

EMAIL: <strong>in</strong>fo@thewillowb<strong>all</strong>room.com<br />

WEB: thewillowb<strong>all</strong>room.com<br />

SOCIAL: /thewillowb<strong>all</strong>room<br />

See ad on page 26<br />

PRICING: SEVERAL PACKAGE OPTIONS—Contact for details<br />

OPEN YEAR ROUND<br />

OPEN SEASONALLY<br />

ON-SITE COORDINATOR PROVIDED<br />

ON-SITE CATERING-MUST USE FROM LIST<br />

OUTSIDE CATERING ALLOWED-MUST USE FROM LIST<br />

BAR SERVICES AVAILABLE-MUST USE FROM LIST<br />

WINE & ROSES HOTEL, RESTAURANT AND SPA<br />

MAX CAPACITY: CEREMONY:


style files: flowers<br />

FLORAL BACKDROP, PARASOL, BAR GARLAND,<br />

BOUQUET AND CEREMONY ARCH<br />

Thistle Bee Florals<br />

thistlebeeflorals.com<br />

WHOLESALE FLOWERS<br />

FiftyFlowers.com<br />

PHOTOGRAPHER<br />

Bloom Photography<br />

bloomphotographyca.com<br />

from our “Varietals of Love" styled shoot, p. 87<br />

See layout for additional credits.<br />

<strong>in</strong>spired<br />

GET<br />

164 | REAL WEDDINGS // /realwedd<strong>in</strong>gs /realwedd<strong>in</strong>gssac /realwedd<strong>in</strong>gsmag /realwedd<strong>in</strong>gsmag /realwedd<strong>in</strong>gsmagTV /realwedd<strong>in</strong>gsmag


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NAIANPHOTOGRAPHY.COM<br />

BOUQUET AND CEREMONY ARCH<br />

Strelitzia Flower Company<br />

wedd<strong>in</strong>gsbystrelitzia.com<br />

PHOTOGRAPHER<br />

<strong>The</strong> Freckled Photographer<br />

thefreckledphotographer.com<br />

from our “In the Mood for Love” styled shoot, p. 70<br />

See layout for additional credits.<br />

Flowers <strong>are</strong> the p let <strong>and</strong><br />

any place a canvas.<br />

We will always create florals to honor your vision <strong>and</strong><br />

elevate your most heartfelt wedd<strong>in</strong>g wishes.<br />

BASED IN ROCKLIN/SERVING NORTHERN CALIFORNIA<br />

916-367-1221<br />

THISTLEBEEFLORALS.COM<br />

Thistle-Bee-Florals-Rockl<strong>in</strong>-Florist-<strong>Real</strong>-<strong><strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong>s</strong>-WS24-FINAL.<strong>in</strong>dd 11/5/231<br />

7:22 AM<br />

DREAM | CREATE | ADORE<br />

FLORAL PARASOL, CANOE FLOWERS AND BOUQUETS<br />

Bloem Decor<br />

bloemdecor.com<br />

WHOLESALE FLOWERS<br />

FiftyFlowers.com<br />

PHOTOGRAPHER<br />

Sweet Marie Photography<br />

sweetmariephotography.com<br />

from our “French Connection” styled shoot, p. 38<br />

See layout for additional credits.<br />

REALWEDDINGSMAG.COM // REAL WEDDINGS | 165<br />

WILDFLOWERSDESIGNGROUP.COM<br />

916-899-1289 | DesignTeam@wfdg.<strong>in</strong>fo


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YOUR LOCAL FULL SERVICE FLORIST<br />

DEEANDKRISPHOTOGRAPHY.COM<br />

CEREMONY TREE GARLAND,<br />

SWEETHEART TABLE FLOWERS<br />

AND CANOPY, BOUQUET,<br />

BOUTONNIÈRE AND<br />

FLORAL CHANDELIERS<br />

Amour Florist & Bridal<br />

amourmoments.com<br />

PHOTOGRAPHER<br />

Jess Holle Photography<br />

jessholle.com<br />

from our “Love on the Ranch” styled shoot, p. 54<br />

See layout for additional credits.<br />

1016 10TH ST, SACRAMENTO<br />

916-447-2001 | BLOEMDECOR.COM<br />

loem-Decor-<strong>Sacramento</strong> <strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong> Florist-SF20-X2.<strong>in</strong>dd 1<br />

8/4/20 5:53 PM<br />

BOUQUET<br />

Bloom & V<strong>in</strong>e<br />

bloom<strong>and</strong>v<strong>in</strong>e.net<br />

BOUQUET<br />

Strelitzia Flower Company<br />

wedd<strong>in</strong>gsbystrelitzia.com<br />

BOUQUET<br />

J. Marie Floral + Photo<br />

flowersbyjordanmarie.com<br />

@KARENSIERRAPHOTOS<br />

NICOLESEPULVEDA.COM<br />

MORGANALANNA.COM<br />

KAYLAAESPARZA.COM<br />

DEEANDKRISPHOTOGRAPHY.COM<br />

DITTODIANTO.COM<br />

BOUQUET<br />

J. Marie Floral + Photo<br />

flowersbyjordanmarie.com<br />

BOUQUET<br />

Strelitzia Flower Company<br />

wedd<strong>in</strong>gsbystrelitzia.com<br />

BOUQUET<br />

Bloom & V<strong>in</strong>e<br />

bloom<strong>and</strong>v<strong>in</strong>e.net<br />

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LIZZIMBELMAN.COM<br />

BLOOMPHOTOGRAPHYCA.COM<br />

BOUQUET<br />

Bloom & V<strong>in</strong>e<br />

bloom<strong>and</strong>v<strong>in</strong>e.net<br />

COURTESY OF VENDOR<br />

BOUQUET<br />

Amour Florist & Bridal<br />

amourmoments.com<br />

COURTESY OF VENDOR<br />

BOUQUET<br />

Accents by Sage Floral Design<br />

accentsbysagefloraldesign.com<br />

Let us br<strong>in</strong>g the wedd<strong>in</strong>g of<br />

your dreams to life.<br />

your dreams to life.<br />

COURTESY OF VENDOR<br />

BOUQUET<br />

Wild Flowers Design Group<br />

wildflowersdesigngroup.com<br />

BLOOMPHOTOGRAPHYCA.COM<br />

BOUTONNIÈRE<br />

Strelitzia Flower Company<br />

wedd<strong>in</strong>gsbystrelitzia.com<br />

SARAHHARRISPHOTO.COM<br />

CENTERPIECE<br />

Hillside Blooms Floristry<br />

hillsidebloomsfloristry.com<br />

916.392.8168<br />

www.amourmoments.com<br />

Def<strong>in</strong>itely your one-stop wedd<strong>in</strong>g shop!<br />

We <strong>are</strong> <strong>Sacramento</strong>’s lead<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong> & Event Decor Specialist!<br />

We offer upscale Floral Designs, Event Backdrops &<br />

Drap<strong>in</strong>g, Specialty L<strong>in</strong>en Rentals <strong>and</strong> much more!!<br />

Amour-<strong>Sacramento</strong>-<strong>Wedd<strong>in</strong>g</strong> Flowers-SF20-FINAL.<strong>in</strong>dd 1<br />

8/4/20 5:43 PM<br />

COURTESY OF VENDOR<br />

CENTERPIECE<br />

Flowers <strong>in</strong> Design<br />

flowers<strong>in</strong>design.com<br />

COURTESY OF VENDOR<br />

FLORAL PURSE<br />

Bloem Decor<br />

bloemdecor.com<br />

COURTESY OF VENDOR<br />

FLORAL FASCINATOR<br />

Bloem Decor<br />

bloemdecor.com<br />

IRINASAVON.COM<br />

TIFFANYLONGEWAY.COM<br />

BOUQUET<br />

An Occasion Events<br />

anoccasionevents.com<br />

COURTESY OF VENDOR<br />

BOUQUET<br />

Amour Florist & Bridal<br />

amourmoments.com<br />

KRYSTAANDNICK.COM<br />

BOUQUET<br />

J. Marie Floral + Photo<br />

flowersbyjordanmarie.com<br />

REALWEDDINGSMAG.COM // REAL WEDDINGS | 167<br />

Specializ<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> custom wedd<strong>in</strong>g flowers<br />

<strong>throughout</strong> <strong>Northern</strong> <strong>California</strong><br />

916-996-5572<br />

www.thebloomlab.com


style files: cakes, c<strong>and</strong>ies & desserts<br />

CAKE<br />

Custom Cakes by Tara<br />

customcakesbytara.com<br />

PHOTOGRAPHER<br />

Bloom Photography<br />

bloomphotographyca.com<br />

from our “Varietals of Love” styled shoot, p. 87<br />

See layout for additional credits.<br />

MACARONS<br />

Rooftop Macarons<br />

<strong>in</strong>stagram.com/rooftopmacarons<br />

PHOTOGRAPHER<br />

<strong>The</strong> Freckled Photographer<br />

thefreckledphotographer.com<br />

from our “In the Mood for Love” styled shoot, p. 70<br />

See layout for additional credits.<br />

CAKE<br />

Spilled Milk Company<br />

spilledmilkcompany.com<br />

PHOTOGRAPHER<br />

<strong>The</strong> Freckled Photographer<br />