Sacramento Backyard Wedding

Tyler and Kiana’s Happily Ever After {Sacramento Backyard Wedding}

Sacramento Backyard Wedding

Tyler and Kiana's First Look

What to say about Tyler and Kiana. They are the sweetest, funniest and happiest people we know. Brandon grew up with Kiana (well all of Kiana’s family that is) and her brother was one of our groomsmen at our wedding. When Kiana and Tyler asked if we would be a part of their wedding we gladly accepted! These two are high school sweethearts though they don’t call themselves that. We love how they compliment each other and uplift one another.

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Tyler and Kiana's First Look

Tyler and Kiana were married is her Aunts backyard and had her reception at their church building. Seeing all their family was so fun, she comes from a family of 10 kids! This is most of their families combined!

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Tyler and Kiana with their families

Amy with the Looking Through the Wright Lens Photography did an amazing job with their pictures. They turned out so cute and captured their personalities perfectly. Kiana did such a good job putting together the details of their wedding. Their favors were not new but definitely one of our favorites, S’MORES! We had a lot of fun with their special touches, from Kiana’s special message to dad she recorded before she went down the aisle, to the garter toss football to special musical numbers by her sister in law; it was an evening to remember.

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Tyler and Kiana's First Dance

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Sister in law singing and playing

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Garter Toss

We had a lot of fun parting with them, if you can’t tell Kiana loves to dance. The photo booth was a big hit too! Thank you Tyler and Kiana for letting us share your special day.

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Kiana tearing it up on the dance floor

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Tyler and Kiana's Photo Booth

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Tyler and Kiana

Here are their song choices:

Wedding Party Processional: Marry You by Bruno Mars
Bridal Processional: Special Recording from Bride / Marry Me by Train        
Recessional: Valentine by Kina Grannis
Bride & Groom Intro: Bubbly by Colbie Collait
Cake Cutting: Sugar, Sugar by The Archies
First Dance: We Got Us by Canaan Smith
Father/Daughter: Cinderella by Steven Curtis Chapman
Mother/Son: I Won’t Let Go by Rascal Flatts
Special musical numbers by sister in law
Bouquet Toss: Single Ladies by Beyonce
Garter Toss: Pretty Fly for a White guy by The Offspring
Kick Off Song: This is how We Do It by Montell Jordan
Last Dance: Loving you Tonight by Andrew Allen

Jennifer and Jake’s Sacramento Wedding {Courtyard D’Oro}

Jen and Jake's Wedding at Courtyard D'Oro

Jen and Jake’s Wedding at Courtyard D’Oro by Jenn Bartell

We had the opportunity to work with Jen and Jake after we helped out with Jen’s twin sisters wedding a few years ago. You can find them here, Chrissy and Casey’s Wedding. We have a lot of memories with Casey and Chrissy’s wedding, it was FUN! We just adore both these couples. Jen and Jake though knew their wedding would be a little more low key. Though they are twins Chrissy and Jen are very different. So as we planned the details out with Jen and Jake we wanted to be sure we helped them make “their” wedding.

Jen and her girls

Jen and her girls

Jake and his guys

Jake and his guys

It was a HOT June afternoon in Sacramento at Courtyard D’Oro, it was peaceful and beautiful. We had the hard-working staff at Courtyard D’Oro making sure everything was in place and ready to go and we had Jenn with Jenn Bartell Photo ready to rock all their pictures (which she did, thanks for the eye candy in our post. LOVE!). You can’t forget the incredible cake by New Roma Bakery with a millions flavors and last but not least the kids from Elk Grove High School that did her flowers. Jen mentioned that the kids are taking a class and do affordable flowers to gain experience, she was sooo happy with them!  Jen and Jake made a lot of their own things for the wedding but the most memorable was their fan. Look here, isn’t it perfect?

Jen and Jake's fan

Jen and Jake’s fan

Jen and Jake with their wedding party

Jen and Jake with their wedding party

We planned a lot of fun things with them; custom intros that Jake wrote up since he’s a creative writer, trivia to release tables and their Top 10 list pass along cards. Their guests were so in-tune with everything and participated. It ended up being a fun filled evening (even if it was blistering outside). 😉

Jake being awesome and Jen just going with it

Jake being awesome and Jen just going with it

We love you Jake!

We love you Jake!

Sound Image Photo Booth

Jen and Jake in a Sound Image Photo Booth

Below is their cute photo booth print, we think it fit them perfectly! Thanks Jen and Jake for being awesome and letting us share your spectacular day with you!

Sound Image Photo Booth

Sound Image Photo Booth

Song choices:

Family Processional: “Don’t Worry Baby” – Adrian Holovaty (Beach Boys cover)
Wedding Party Processional: “In My Life” – Adrian Holovaty (The Beatles cover)
Bridal ProcessionalG: Canon in D by Barrymoore Chamber Orchestra
Recessional: “Eight Days A Week” – The Beatles
Wedding Party Intros: “Empire State of Mind” – Jay Z feat. Alicia Keys, “Superfly” – Curtis Mayfield, “The Bike Song” – Mark Ronson & the Business Intl, “Cedar” – MF DOOM instrumental, “Do You Wanna Dance” – The Ramones, “Bad” – Michael Jackson, “What’s New, Pussycat?” – Tom Jones, “House of Ballons / Glass Table Girls” – The Weeknd, “Your Touch” – The Black Keys
Cake Cutting: “Love and Marriage” – Frank Sinatra
First Dance: “Fly Me To The Moon” – Frank Sinatra
Father/Daughter Dance: “Nothing Can Change This Love” – Sam Cooke
Mother/Son Dance: “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)” – Coldplay (Beastie Boys cover)
Bouquet Toss: “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)” – Beyonce
Last Dance: “At Last” – Etta James

Taylor and Carrie's wedding at Crocker Art Museum

Taylor and Carrie’s Sacramento Wedding {Crocker Art Museum}

Taylor and Carrie's wedding at Crocker Art Museum

Taylor and Carrie’s wedding at Crocker Art Museum

LOVE LOVE LOVE  Taylor and Carrie. We had the pleasure of working with the two of them earlier this year in March. Carrie is so funny and whitty and Taylor is a little more quiet and reserved which we think always makes for a fun couple. These two had their plates full with working, planning a wedding and Taylor studying for the California Bar. We don’t know how our couples do it all but they continue to impress us.

Taylor and Carrie's wedding at Crocker Art Museum

Taylor and Carrie’s wedding at Crocker Art Museum

These two were married at the beautiful Crocker Art Museum, which is such an amazing place. Cindy and her staff customized the space perfect for them and their family and friends. We enjoyed a lovely indoor ceremony in part of the room and then the reception on the other half. The reds Taylor and Carrie picked out just popped everywhere. We had the fabulous Sarah with Sarah Maren Photography taking their pictures and capturing the night. We had such a fun night with the two of them and their wonderful families. Thanks Taylor and Carrie for letting us share in your special day!

Taylor and Carrie's wedding at Crocker Art Museum

Fun picture of Carrie and her sisters dancing to their song mash-up!

Here are their song choices:

Seating of Family: Water Music
Wedding Party Processional: Water Music
Bridal Processional: Canon in D by London Symphony Orchestra
Recessional: I’m a Believer by Smash Mouth
Bride and Groom Intro: Fly Me to the Moon by Frank Sinatra
First Dance: Around the World by Nat King Cole
Cake Cutting: How Sweet it is (to be Loved by You) by Marvin Gaye
Combined Parents Dance: What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
Last Dance: Come Away With me by Norah Jones