Ron and Carla at Mulvaney's

Ron and Carla’s Intimate Wedding at Mulvaney’s B&L

Ron and Carla at Mulvaney's

Ron and Carla at Mulvaney’s

We loved Carla’s upbeat lively personality. She was so fun to plan with! Ron and Carla were going for a small intimate cocktail reception in their backyard but as they were planning it turned into a full wedding with all the formalities. Though they kept the Ceremony in their backyard which is such a personal touch, they still kept it intimate by the guest count and the atmosphere that Mulvaney’s B&L portrays. It is a fun, spunky little venue in the middle of Midtown in Sacramento. Patrick Mulvaney, the owner is known for his love of pork and we have heard nothing but raving reviews of their food. We got to experience it for the first time that night, it was to die for! The presentation was art. The staff was so friendly to work with and accommodating in every way. They have their own catering company “The Culinary Specialists” and their restaurant is attached to the banquet hall, be sure to check them out!

Carla

Carla

Carla

Carla

Ron and Groomsmen

Ron and Groomsmen

Ron and Carla booked us only a few weeks before the wedding so we didn’t have a lot of time to plan or time to spend with Ron. But we did meet with Carla and loved her laid back personality. Carla is an 80’s NewWave fan! It was fun to go over different song selections with her and “flashback” in time to pick her “must haves”.  Her dress was breathe taking. Chantel and Roger with Eleakis and Elder Photography captured the true beauty of these two. The love they share and the way they cherish each other was frozen in time thanks to Roger and Chantel. These pictures are so alluring and was so difficult to only pick a few.

Ron and Carla

Ron and Carla

Ron and Carla at Mulvaney's

Ron and Carla at Mulvaney’s

Ron and Carla at Mulvaney's

Ron and Carla at Mulvaney’s

We were so glad we were able to share in Ron and Carla’s intimate wedding and wish them many years of happiness!

Jessica and Johan Introduction

Jessica and Johan’s Fantabulous Wedding {Wine and Roses Hotel and Spa}

Jessica and Johan Wedding at Wine and Roses

Jessica and Johan Wedding at Wine and Roses by Sarah Maren

So gorgeous these two! Sarah of Sarah Maren Photography is a rockstar and captured the two of them perfectly. LOVE these pictures!

Jessica at Wine and Roses

Jessica at Wine and Roses

Johan at Wine and Roses

Johan at Wine and Roses

Jessica and Johan were so fun to work with. All the little details of their wedding were so fun. Their shoes, their thumb print sign in tree, her poppin’ balero jacket, her flowers she did, just everything! Be sure to check out Sarah’s Blog to find more of them, I had so much trouble only picking a few.

Jessica and Johan at Wine and Roses

Jessica and Johan at Wine and Roses

Jessica and Johan at Wine and Roses

Jessica and Johan at Wine and Roses

These two were married at Wine and Roses Hotel and Spa in Lodi, CA. It was April so the chance of rain was likely. It did end up being a rainy day but that didn’t kill their spirits. We used the backup plan of the ballroom for the Ceremony and the rain stopped long enough for their pictures. Jessica’s personality was electrifying and brought excitement and fun into the room when she entered. Johan was very calm in his demeanor, they complimented each other well. One of our favorite pictures was of them updating their Facebook to “married”. 🙂

Jessica and Johan updating Facebook

Jessica and Johan updating Facebook

Jessica and Johan Introduction

Jessica and Johan Introduction

They both have very different tastes in music but were able to compromise and find what fit for the both of them, here are their song choices:

Groomsmen Processional: Welcome to the Black Parade by the Vitamin String Quartet
Bridesmaids Processional: Kissing You (Love theme from Romeo + Juliet)
Bridal Processional: Chasing Cars by Republic of Florence Philharmonic Orchestra
Recessional: Little Wonders by Rob Thomas
Wedding party introduction: I Got a Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas
Cake Cutting: Somewhere over the Rainbow by israel kamakawiwo
First Dance: Forever by Ben Harper
Bouquet Toss: Ladies Night by Kool & the Gang
Garter Removal:  Let’s get it on by Marvin Gaye
Garter Toss: Another one Bites the Dust by Queen
Last Dance: Al Green – Let’s stay together

Fun day after session:

Johan

Johan

Jessica

Jessica

Johan and Jessica day after session

Johan and Jessica day after session

Johan and Jessica day after session

Johan and Jessica day after session

Aaron and Jamie at the Grand Island Mansion

Aaron and Jamie’s Destination Wedding at the Grand Island Mansion

Aaron and Jamie at the Citizen Hotel

Aaron and Jamie at the Citizen Hotel

If smiles and laughs were contagious… Aaron and Jamie were AWESOME! Every time we met with them we would just laugh, they are hilarious and were so fun to work with! Aaron and Jamie live in SoCal so would come up every so often for planning meetings and meeting with other vendors. We looked forward to every meeting.

Aaron and Jamie at the Grand Island Mansion

Aaron and Jamie at the Grand Island Mansion

Aaron and Jamie at the Citizen Hotel

Aaron and Jamie at the Citizen Hotel

Aaron and Jamie at the Citizen Hotel

Aaron and Jamie at the Citizen Hotel

Jamie’s dad is a Wedding Photographer in Modesto of Prevost Photography. She saw the Grand Island Mansion from a wedding her dad photographed and knew she had to have her wedding there. So her expectations of a photographer were high. She interviewed a few photographers throughout CA and NV and found Justine Ungaro of Justine Ungaro Photography. She was an absolute pleasure to work with and she did a phenomenal job in capturing their wedding and personalities. The pictures in this post from her tell the story of them. Our favorites are all the smiling pictures!

Aaron and Jamie at the Grand Island Mansion

Aaron and Jamie at the Grand Island Mansion

Aaron and Jamie at the Grand Island Mansion

Aaron and Jamie at the Grand Island Mansion

Jamie was on the hunt for a blue velvet cake and couldn’t find anyone local that could (or would be willing) to do it. I referred her over to Sweet Cakes by Rebecca who was more than happy to accommodate. They are always surprising us with new things and talents, they can do it all! Last on her list was a Wedding Coordinator for the minor details and running of the Ceremony at their church. They brought in the wonderfully talented Kendra of Pfeiffer Event Planning and the Venue Vixens. She is always awesome to work with, she pulled it all together. Be sure to check out the Venue Vixens when searching for a Venue, it’s a wealth of information!  Thanks Aaron and Jamie for letting us share in your special day!

Aaron and Jamie at the Grand Island Mansion

Aaron and Jamie at the Grand Island Mansion

Aaron and Jamie at the Grand Island Mansion

Aaron and Jamie at the Grand Island Mansion

Woodland St. Luke's Church

Tyler and Christine’s Romantic Wedding in Woodland

October last year we had the opp0rtunity to be a part of Tyler and Christine’s wedding. The two of them complimented each other perfectly. Tyler is outgoing and go with the flow while Christine was very organized and structured. But the both of them are both goal driven and work very well together. We enjoyed each of our planning meetings with them to help them find the perfect balance so that their wedding fit perfectly for them!

They were married in a beautiful church in Woodland, St Luke’s Episcopal Church. Her sister was married at the same church two months before so we wanted to be sure that we could make her wedding different. We worked out a lighting design with her that added to the decor and her color scheme. It added a romantic ambiance that changed the whole look of the room. The room was nice but simple.

Woodland St. Luke's Church

Woodland St. Luke’s Church

We truly enjoyed them and their family. I couldn’t imagine their parents having to plan two daughter’s weddings in one year but the did it flawlessly. Thank you for letting us share in your special day!