Karen and Gabe’s “Entertaining” wedding at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento

Hyatt Regency Sacramento, uplighting pink

Karen and Gabe were married May 7 and we had the absolute pleasure of doing their Reception at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Sacramento. We provided DJ, MC, Entertainment Coordination and Lighting (pictures provided by us) for them. It was the perfect location for their big day. Their Ceremony was at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Downtown Sacramento so it was close and they had lots of guests traveling so having the convenience of a hotel was awesome and very accommodating. On top of it all the staff at the Hyatt rocks. So professional and so willing to help and work with all the vendors there. We had a great team!

Hyatt Regency Sacramento, uplighting pink

Hyatt Regency Sacramento, uplighting pink

Alison Ulshoffer with Alison Ulshoffer Events and Design was the reason we had an awesome team. One of our favorite wedding planners by far! She is the sweetest, hardest working, funnest person to work with. She worked with Karen and Gabe to create a beautiful wedding with all the little details. It was BREATH TAKING! We had the BEST flowers by the talented Martha Andrews with Blooms by Martha Andrews. We are at many weddings and florists just have a signature, it can be the same flowers or bouquet but something makes it different. We ALWAYS know who we are working with and if it’s a professional or not. She is one of the top in Sacramento for sure! We also had a dessert bar instead of traditional cake. They add so much to an event we think and are really unique and full of variety. We have “known” about Carissa with Sugar and Spice Specialty Desserts and briefly met her once but haven’t had a chance to work a wedding with her. Well she did not disappoint. The spread was BEAUTIFUL, almost to pretty too eat… almost. 🙂 She even stayed when it was open to guests and tended to it, it really made a difference!

Ok enough about our FAB vendors, now on to the bride and groom!! When we met these two we HOPED they would book because of how adorable she was and how they complimented each other so well. They are very different but mesh so well. It was exciting to plan with them. They had so many ideas and to make their wedding entertaining for their guests but also wanted to dance! So we did bride and groom trivia during dinner (each table had a card with a question on it about the bride and groom, the guests had multiple choice to choose from) while the guests were being served. They wanted to involve their guests so we went around before dinner and assigned a reader at each table to read the questions to the guests as a whole. It was fun for them to all interact with each other and try and get the answer right. We also did a type of Newlywed game where the bride and groom sat back to back on the dance floor and we asked who’s more likely to… We had bride and groom dolls and they held up which doll they thought the question applied to the most. They actually did very well. Another fun thing they did was Karen threw the Garter on a football they both signed (They love football!) and Gabe threw the bouquet. The night went great.

Karen and Gabe Pictures, Tinywater Photography

Karen and Gabe Pictures, Tinywater Photography

Their photographers were wonderful. We have seen them everywhere but this was our first chance to work with them. Caroline and Daniel with Tinywater Photography were working Karen and Gabe. Karen was like a model, she was striking a pose left and right. They also surprised the guests with a photo montage of their pictures toward the end of the night with pictures taken throughout the day. It was nice seeing the ceremony since we weren’t there.  I didn’t have any pictures of their wedding yet but I wanted to throw up some from their engagement session. It is AWESOME!!! Here is a link to more of Karen and Gabe from Tinywater Photography. (Fun side note: Karen and Gabe were featured on {San Fransisco Styled Unveiled} Bride in the City, and these pictures just popped off the computer! Here’s a link to their post.)

Karen and Gabe Pictures, Tinywater Photography

Karen and Gabe Pictures, Tinywater Photography

We had a great crowd with lots of dancers. We ended up staying an additional hour cause they didn’t want to leave. We would have stayed longer but hotel’s can only let you go so late. 🙂 Here were their song choices:

Wedding Party Intro Song: I Gotta a Feeling by Black Eyed Peas
Bride and Groom Intro Song: Knock you down by Keri Hilson Featuring Ne-Yo and Kanye West
Cake Cutting (Dessert Bar) Song: Candy Girl by New Edition
First Dance (Friend sang and played guitar): Someone Else’s Life by Joshua Radin
Bouquet Toss Song: Beautiful by Akon
Garter Toss Removal Song: Bed by J. Holiday
Garter Toss Throw Song: FOX NFL Theme
Money Dance Song: Ikaw Lamang by Regine Velasquez, Panalangin by Apo Hiking Society, Differences by Ginuwine, I Wanna Know by Joe
Last Dance Song: Slowly but Surely by Wayne Wonder

Scott and Katherine’s Marie Antoinette themed wedding

Scott and Katherine's Wedding at The Lodge at the Four Seasons in El Dorado Hills

Scott and Katherine were married May 1st. We had the opportunity to provide lighting for their beautiful wedding. The Reception took place at the Lodge at the Four Seasons in El Dorado Hills. The picture above was provided by their photographer Travis Hoehne with Travis Hoehne Photography. He caught this gorgeous picture of them and their wedding party. He does some amazing work, be sure to check out his website!

Scott and Katherine's Wedding at The Lodge at the Four Seasons in El Dorado Hills

Scott and Katherine's Wedding at The Lodge at the Four Seasons in El Dorado Hills

No detail was over looked, from the shrimp rack ice sculpture to the flowers to the cake and lighting. It set the mood for the whole night. We provided paper lanterns for the patio as you can see in the picture above. Below are some pictures we took of our lighting and their dramatic Marie Antoinette themed cake by the fabulous Lisa Marie with the Sweetest Things. She did this cake prior at an event that we blogged about: Let Them Eat Cake – Marie Antoinette Theme at Antiquite Maison Privee. When Katherine saw it she knew it would be perfect for her wedding. The over the top topper really threw this design through the roof.

Scott and Katherine's Wedding at The Lodge at the Four Seasons in El Dorado Hills

Scott and Katherine's Wedding at The Lodge at the Four Seasons in El Dorado Hills

Scott and Katherine's Wedding at The Lodge at the Four Seasons in El Dorado Hills

Scott and Katherine's Wedding at the Lodge at the Four Seasons in El Dorado Hills

Brittany’s Super Sweet 16: NYC Style

Brittany's Sweet 16 invitation

So my (Kami) sister was turning 16 and in April we threw her a party at our house. She is a lucky girl! 😉 I did all the food which was fun, I just love to host parties for our friends and family. Brandon did her invite which is a hobby he loves. Anyways, being in the wedding industry we have LOTS of amazing professional friends. I get to see a lot and learn a lot but the one default is I have seen AMAZING! So it may have been a little overboard but I don’t care. Go big or go home right??!!

Brittany's Sweet 16 party, sacramento

All these amazing pictures were by our beautiful, talented, amazing friend Rachelle with Rachelle Photography. She came to take some pictures and she caught the excitement and goofy-ness of my my sister. I had the sugary sweet, adorable Lisa Marie with the Sweetest Things do her NYC style cake. She blew us all away. She is by far one of our favorites, Brandon isn’t a huge sweets person but he LOVES her cake. My sister is simple and likes white cake with vanilla frosting. Lisa Marie came up with an extraordinary way to accommodate but not be too boring.  SOOO YUMMY! We sent Brit off the get her hair and make-up done by my wonderful friend Holly Meager from Salon on Madison Ave. She has done my hair for years and is always first on my list! All these people were surprises to Brit, she didn’t know about any of it!

Brittany's Sweet 16 cake by Lisa Marie with the Sweetest Things

Brittany's Sweet 16 cake by Lisa Marie with the Sweetest Things

Brittany's Sweet 16 cake by Lisa Marie with the Sweetest Things

We used our new Photo Booth for her party too. It was a hit, most of the kids that came probably have never seen the things they saw. Again she is a lucky girl. 🙂 Here is most the kids and one of her favorite photo booth pictures with her boyfriend:

Brittany's Sweet 16, sacramento party DJ

Brittany's Sweet 16, sacramento party DJ

A Families Happily Ever After for Steven and Jillian at Timber Creek Ballroom

Steven and Jillian's Wedding at Sun City Roseville, Timber Creek Ballroom

Are they just not the CUTEST??!! So I am super behind on wedding posts so stayed tuned for more! We did Steven and Jillian’s wedding in April. We planned with Jillian since Steven is in the military and was stationed elsewhere. We heard all about him every time we talked to her though so it was like we knew him when we met the wedding day. She would light up every time she mentioned his name, it was so adorable.

Steven and Jillian's Wedding at Sun City Roseville, Timber Creek Ballroom

They had the Ceremony and Reception at the ALWAYS amazing Sun City Roseville Timber Creek Ballroom. Jenny the Coordinator there is so phenomenal and her staff is by far some of the best!! Even though she wasn’t there her room captain was a close clone. 🙂 The staff is always smiling, accommodating and working so hard. Their Ceremony was outside on the beautiful patio, they had a live musician Motoshi Kosako who played a lovely harp for their Ceremony music and cocktail hour.

We then moved inside for the rest of the reception. Even though it was a day wedding the Timber Creek Ballroom has beautiful curtains and romantic lighting that set the mood for the afternoon. It was a simple but a very memorable wedding. All their guests and family were so happy for them and so very sweet. The toasts were some of the best we have heard, it was just such a pleasure to be a part of their day. Here are their song choices:

Steven and Jillian's Wedding at Sun City Roseville, Timber Creek Ballroom

Steven and Jillian's Wedding at Sun City Roseville, Timber Creek Ballroom

Intro Song: I Gotta Feeling by Black Eyed Peas

First Dance Song: She is Love by Parachute (Acoustic)

Father/Daughter Dance Song: I Loved Her First by Heartland

Mother/Son Dance SONG: A Song For My Mama by Boyz II Men

Honeymoon Dance (Hawaii) – Martin Pahinui- “Waikapu” (while introducing the honeymoon dance)

Honeymoon Dance Songs: All you need is Love by The Beatles, Stand by Me by The Temptations, Don’t Want to Miss a Thing byAerosmith

Bouquet Toss Song: Single Ladies by Beyonce

Garter Toss Removal Song:  Let’s Get it On by Marvin Gaye

Garter Toss Throw Song: It’s Raining Men by the Weather Girls (when guys are waiting to catch the garter)

Cake Cutting Song: I Want to Grow Old with You by Adam Sandler

Dedications:
Parents of Bride: Through the Years by Kenny Rogers
Parents of Groom: My Endless Love by Diana Ross
Dedicated to Steven from Jillian: Belong with Me by Taylor Swift
Dedicated to Jillian from Steven: Fly by LUX

Last Dance Song: Man and Wife by Michelle Featherstone