JD and Daisy’s FUN FUN FUN Wedding {Orchard Creek Lodge}

JD and Daisy at Orchard Creek Lodge

Not only were JD and Daisy one of our awesome-est couples last year but so was their wedding party! This wedding was so fun, from the introductions to the dancing into the night they were so full of energy and excitement. We love planning with all our couples and getting to know them and JD and Daisy was no exception!

JD and Daisy at Orchard Creek Lodge

Their wedding took place last September at the Orchard Creek Lodge in Lincoln, CA. One of the best Venues around. As I write these posts I am remembering all the great venues we worked at last year. The service is above and beyond in these last few posts. Orchard Creek has the most willing and helpful staff around. From Don the Banquet Manager, he is so easy to work with and always ready for everything. Meghan their Banquet Sales Manager is one of the hardest working people we know. She is always working to make all her clients happy. All the way to the serving staff such as Michelle. Always smiling asking anyone if they need anything, it’s just a great place to work and have any event at!

JD and Daisy at Orchard Creek Lodge

JD and Daisy at Orchard Creek Lodge

JD and Daisy had some fun high energy introductions thanks to the enthusiasm of their wedding party, they built up the energy for JD and Daisy to make their appearance. Their wedding had some Hispanic flare by simply adding in some Spanish selections of music to accommodate all involved. We played some Mariachi Band selections during dinner and Salsa, Meringue and Cumbia for dancing. They were a beautiful couple and their photographer John Tuns with John Tuns Photography captured some great shots we shared in this post. The couple, the venue and decor was all gorgeous. Him and his associate were so easy to work with. They stayed on time but still got the job done!

Here’s JD and Daisy’s song selections:

Seating of Family and Groomsmen Processional: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring by Barrymore Orchestra
Bridesmaids Processional: Canon in D (Lumiere String)
Bridal Processional: Bridal Chorus by Jonathan Cain
Recessional: Beautiful Day by U2
Wedding Party Intros-
Flower Girl and Ring Bearer: Apple Bottom Jeans by Flo Rida
Groomsmen: Pimp of the Year by Dru Down
Bridesmaid: Baby got back by Sir Mix alot
Groomsmen: Final Countdown by Europe
Bridesmaid: Suicide Blonde by INXS
Groomsmen: Lean Like a Cholo by Down AKA Kilo
Bridesmaid: Hey Ya! By Outkast
Groomsmen: Poses on Broadway by Sir Mix a Lot
Bridesmaid: Mujer Latina by Thalia
Groomsmen: Rico Suave by Gerarado
Bridesmaid: Now that we found love by Heavy D & The Boyz Veronica
Best Man: Wanna be Startin Something by Michael Jackson
Maid of Honor: Latin Swing by Johnny z
Bride and Groom: Signed Sealed Delivered by Stevie Wonder
Cake Cutting: Everything by Michael Buble
First Dance: Bless the Broken Road by Rascal Flatts
Combined Parents Dance: There You’ll Be by Faith Hill
Money Dance: Before Your Love by Kelly Clarkson, Someone Like you by Van Morrison, All You Really Need is Love by Brad Paisley, Stand by Your Man by Carrie Underwood
Bouquet Toss: Single Ladies with Beyonce
Garter Toss: Bump n Grind by R.Kelly
Last Dance: Sunshine of my Life by Stevie Wonder

Tyler and Elaina’s Family Affair {Whitney Oaks Golf Club}

Tyler and Elaina Wedding at Whitney Oaks Golf Course

Beautiful couple right?? When we met with Tyler and Elaina we hoped they would book us. We fell in love with their relaxed personalities, kindness and overall cuteness. They were married last July at Whitney Oaks Golf Club. Now I often go on about how wonderful vendors are, Brandon calls them my Kamimonies. Well here is my Kamimony of Whitney Oaks: Some of the BEST staff we get to work with. Lindsey there is wonderful to work with. It’s all about the bride and groom and she does an awesome job at making them happy! The serving staff is so friendly and if you have been reading my posts for awhile that’s HUGE to me. Nothing worse then having a cranky staff that you can see it in their facial expressions. Ok end of rant… 🙂 We also had the pleasure to work with Xsight Photography and Video. They took some adorable engagement shots like the one in this post. We can only imagine how awesome their wedding pictures turned out.

One of our favorite things to do is have our couples do things to customize their wedding so it makes it their wedding and not “just another wedding”. We do simple things and over the top things. It all depends on the couples personalities and the type of wedding they want to share with family and friends. One thing they did was have one of their Groomsmen sing for Communion during the Ceremony. He did a phenomenal job!

Another thing we remember about their wedding was their toasts. They may have seemed lengthy but they were so touching. Tyler and Elaina are so incredibly loved and supported by all their AWESOME family and friends. This wedding was so memorable for us because of the love in the room. Adored, adored, adored them!!

Bryan and Faren’s BEAUTIFUL Wedding: Capitol Plaza Ballrooms

Bryan and Fearon's Wedding by Jodi Yorston Photography

Everything about Bryan and Faren’s November wedding was beautiful. The couple, their family, the decor the love from all the guest. Just every aspect was beautiful! These two were a match made in heaven! They both have wonderful families that love them so much. Dena, Faren’s mom, was great. She worked so hard on their wedding. Bryan and Faren’s wedding took place at the Capitol Plaza Ballrooms, we were able to do some lighting at their wedding as well.

Bryan and Fearon's Wedding by Jodi Yorston Photography

Bryan and Fearon's Wedding by Jodi Yorston Photography

We had lots of musical entertainment throughout the evening. Pamela Pamperin is a extraordinary Harpist. Nothing can beat live entertainment so if you are considering live music check out her website. Her samples are flawless and so beautiful! Bryan’s brother KJ who is a Pastor was able to marry them and be his Best Man. It really can add a special touch having someone so close to you be so much a part of your wedding. Bryan and KJ were in a Quartet growing up so they got to entertain the guests and prepare something special for Faren with their awesome singing abilities during the reception. Bryan sang a song to Faren for his vows. It was so sweet. KJ sang along with Pam during the ceremony for the Unity Candle as well. These two and their friends were fantastic singers. It was truly a magical night.

Bryan and Fearon's Wedding by Jodi Yorston Photography

We had the opportunity to work again with the rockin’ Jodi with Jodi Yorston Photography. We have got to work with her quite a bit this last year and absolute love her. Glad to add her to our list of vendors! She captured the love these two share as if it was a fairy tale.

Bryan and Fearon's Wedding by Jodi Yorston Photography

Josh and Andrea’s Wedding on the River: Le Rivage and Scott’s Seafood

Josh and Andrea's Wedding at Le Rivage Hotel

Are their smiles just not contagious?? Josh and Andrea let us be a part of their September wedding last year at Le Rivage Hotel. Perfect weather, perfect bride, perfect groom, perfect photographer, perfect day! Loved working with them. We were able to do some up lighting and ceiling wash in the tent for them. They wanted a nice romantic setting so opted for our soft rose and soft amber lighting options. It was subtle yet romantic. We got to work with the oh so wonderful and lovely Jodi with Jodi Yorston Photography. She was able to capture their personality with their pictures. We think Jodi is awesome and is easy to work with and really makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera! Enjoy her pictures…

Josh and Andrea's Wedding at Le Rivage Hotel

Josh and Andrea's Wedding at Le Rivage Hotel

Josh and Andrea's Wedding at Le Rivage Hotel

Josh and Andrea's Wedding at Le Rivage Hotel

Ceiling wash, up lighting at Le Rivage

Jason and Amanda’s “Homestyle” Ranch Wedding.

Amanda and Jason by Bobby G. Photography

People don’t get any sweeter, kinder or wholesome as Amanda and Jason. Getting to know them was an absolute pleasure. Their kids and family were WONDERFUL! Adore, adore, adore them! We did their wedding back in July on their neighbors ranch. The view was of horses, man made ponds and barns. They had a tent that shaded the guests through the reception. It was one of our favorite weddings of last year. Not cause of anything over the top but because of Jason and Amanda. These wonderful pictures that capture their love and the beauty of their wedding was but the awesome Bobby G. Photography. Him and his assistant were great to work with. Ready for everything even though it was one of the hottest days. 🙂 They were still able to capture this gorgeous couple. One thing I do remember was the pig. They has a roasted pig on the table, it was the first I have seen in real life. It was very fun and a conversation starter for sure. We will always remember them and their wonderful kids. Their wedding was so moving and sentimental with the combining of their two families. Thinking about it as I write about them brings a smile to my face!

Amanda and Jason by Bobby G. Photography

Amanda and Jason by Bobby G. Photography

Amanda and Jason by Bobby G. Photography

Amanda and Jason by Bobby G. Photography

Chris and Courtney’s Destination Wedding: Rustic Barn Uplighting

Up Lighting in a Barn

This barn was a hidden treasure. When we got the call from Katy Higgins from Cosmopolitan Events to assist with some lighting needs we were so excited! Katy’s clients Chris and Courtney were looking to create a atmosphere that was unlike any other. No detail was overlooked. From the extravagant centerpieces to the wall pieces to the classic cars it was an event to remember.

Chris and Courtney Wedding

Chris and Courtney Wedding by Schnack Studios

Chris and Courtney are from Southern California and the barn was in Lake Almanor in Northern California. A destination wedding it had to be! She knew what she wanted and was able with the help from her wedding planner Katy to create this magical romantic setting. With no electricity available we provided electricity, functional lighting, parking lot lighting and ambiance lighting for inside the barn. It was A LOT of lighting. We trekked up there Friday for set up and the wedding took place on Saturday then tear down on Sunday.  Schnack Studios captured all the beauty of this wedding. They did a PHENOMENAL job. Beware pictures galore!! I couldn’t just pick a few they capture so much detail. Enjoy!

Chris and Courtney Wedding by Schnack Studios

Chris and Courtney Wedding by Schnack Studios

Chris and Courtney Wedding by Schnack Studios

Chris and Courtney Wedding by Schnack Studios

Chris and Courtney Wedding by Schnack Studios

Chris and Courtney Wedding by Schnack Studios

Chris and Courtney Wedding by Schnack Studios

Chris and Courtney Wedding by Schnack Studios