Citizen Hotel Wedding

Jenny and Allen’s Romantic Wedding {Citizen Hotel, Downtown Sacramento}

Citizen Hotel Wedding

So cute

Jenny and Allen’s Citizen Hotel Wedding

So romantic, classic, and timeless. Those are the words we would use to describe Jenny and Allen’s wedding. These two were married at the Citizen Hotel in Downtown Sacramento last year. This Citizen hotel is amazing, from their Scandal Bar to the Grange restaurant to the Metropolitan Terrace, it is perfect for any occasion. We had the pleasure of working with a fabulous team: Kate Miller with Kate Miller Events, Sarah Maren with Sarah Maren Photography (thanks for the beautiful pictures in the post), Cake by Freeport Bakery and last but definitely not least Martha with Blooms by Martha. Everything came together thanks to their awesome planner Kate.

Both Jenny and Allen are lawyers and met at a library, so what better way to have your guests find their name cards than a library card catalog. This was one of our favorite details! All the special touches from the candles to line the aisle, the flawless cake, to the romantic lighting upstairs to the customized ceremony (Jenny is Catholic and Allen is Jewish so the ceremony was a mix of both) to the whole color scheme, we just fell in love with it all. Jenny and Allen has a vision and it will be a wedding that will stand the tests of time. They were so fun to work with and we couldn’t have asked for a better team of vendors! Thanks Allen and Jenny for letting us share in your special day. Mazel tov!!

Song choices:

Ceremony music: Played ans sang by family
Bridal Processional: Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Big Iz
Recessional: Beautiful Day by U2
Wedding Party Intro: I’m Yours with Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Jason Mraz (Straight no chaser)
Cake Cutting: Cake the Cake by the Average White Band
First Dance: Sea of Love by Cat Power
Father/Daughter Dance: Make You Feel my Love by Adele
Mother/Son Dance: You’ve Got a Friend in Me by Randy Newman
Bouquet Toss: Single Ladies by Beyonce
Garter Toss: Can’t Get Enough of Your Love by Barry White
Anniversary Dance: At Last by Etta James, When I’m 64 by the Beatles
Last Dance: They Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra

David and Stacie's Amador Wedding

David and Stacie’s Rockin’ Amador Wedding {Dobra Zemlja Winery}

David and Stacie's Amador Wedding

David and Stacie’s Amador  County Wedding

David and Stacie’s Amador County Wedding

Aren’t David and Stacie adorable?! We love getting to know our clients and helping them with anything on their wedding day and these two were no exception! David and Stacie were such a perfect pair. With their humor and easy going attitudes; they mesh beautifully. We are glad to call them friends.

They were married last June in Amador County at Dobra Zemlja Winery. David and Stacie would help out friends there with tastings on the weekends so when they were to be married they knew that would be the place. It is such a cute outdoor location, very peaceful. David and Stacie knew what was most important to them on their wedding day; family, friends and FUN! I am not sure how we would describe their wedding, maybe Shabby Redneck? 🙂 Stacie did such an awesome job designing her wedding; from the bar b q menu (from the fabulous Texas West Bar B Q), to the “must haves” –  the photo booth and ice cream sundae bar, the black and pink color scheme, and even their cups. It was such an awesome wedding.

A few of our favorite things about their wedding: For the recessional they went straight to the photo booth to get their picture taken (we have priorities you know), the toasts by Stacie’s kids (so touching and sweet), & the party!

We had an awesome team of vendors and the wedding went off without a hitch. We had the opportunity of working with Shellie Kennedy of  Capture Photography. We have since then worked with her again and love her more and more. She is crazy talented and look forward to working with her again this year. We hope you enjoy her fabulous pictures of David and Stacie’s wedding from Shellie.

Thanks David and Stacie, we love you guys!

Dave and Kalisha's Sacramento LDS Wedding

Dave and Kalisha’s Sacramento Wedding {Granite Bay Golf Club}

Dave and Kalisha’s Sacramento Wedding

Sacramento Wedding, LDS Temple and Granite Bay Golf Club

Dave and Kalisha's Sacramento Wedding

Dave and Kalisha’s send off!

Loving the colors Dave and Kalisha picked for their Sacramento wedding! We had the pleasure of working with Dave and Kalisha on their wedding this last year. We enjoyed being a part of the memories that were made and the simplicity of everything. Thanks to Randy Collier – Photographic Design for the pretty in our post! He was awesome to work with. Randy is located in Utah but Kalisha’s family get all their pictures done by him so had to have him for her Sacramento wedding.

Dave and Kalisha had their ceremony earlier in the day at the Sacramento LDS Temple in Rancho Cordova and then followed their reception at Granite Bay Golf Club. Both are beautiful places! It doesn’t take much to decorate Granite Bay Golf Club but their flower choices made the room pop. Granite Bay Golf Club provided the food which was fun and unique. We had a crepe’s station, an ice cream sundae bar and a cheese, cracker and bread station.

We also had a delicious cake provided by Freeport Bakery (the piping work was exquisite). I would take desserts instead of dinner any day!

One of our favorite parts of their wedding was Dave’s toast/description of why he picked their first dance. He was put in charge of the task and we think he hit it our of the park! Kalisha is very well cultured with a musically inclined family who love art and Dave is sarcastic, funny and easy going. Kalisha often wondered how they were together because they were so different. Dave told us a story and I will try my best not to ruin it:

One day as they were driving in the car Kalisha mentioned how they had nothing in common. Dave replied with, ” Would you say we have no common ground to start from?” Kalsiha replied “yes” (and slightly puzzled to the question). He then replied with, “What about “Breakfast at Tiffany’s?” She knowing the movie replied with, “yes, what about it?” Totally confused as to what Dave was doing (and playing right into his plan). Dave then replied with, “As I recall, I think, we both kinda liked it. Well, that’s the one thing we’ve got.” We are not sure she caught on right away but it came down to the song, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. He joked how he could have picked a “Thousand Years by Christina Perri” but that song was dumb and he only liked it when she sang it. This song was perfect (besides the fact it talked about breaking up). He sent us the song he wanted to use of an instrumental version he made of Breakfast at Tiffany’s which had so much meaning (without the breaking up part).

One last shout out to Dave’s mom Laurie (who we got to work closely with), she made these super cute streamers for their send off. She said she is not that talented and enlisted a few friends to help, they turned our fabulous ladies!

Thanks Dave and Kalisha for letting us share in your special day. We wish you an eternity of happiness.

Sacramento Wedding

Frank and Liz’s “Bear-y” sweet backyard wedding {Private Residence, Sacramento Wedding}

Frank and Liz’s Sacramento Wedding

Sacramento wedding {Backyard}

Sacramento WeddingFrank and Liz have an amazing family. Both Barbara and Steve were an absolute pleasure to work with and we really enjoyed getting to know them. Frank and Liz live out of state so we got to work a lot with Barbara and Steve on the details of their wedding. Their wedding was an intimate Sacramento wedding in her parents backyard. Love the pictures, the camera ate Liz up, she was amazing in front of the camera.

We just blogged in our last post about our favorite person and are excited to blog about her again, the oh so talented Rachelle of Rachelle Photography. She does amazing work and this wedding is NO EXCEPTION! Loved the details and the beauty she caught of this Sacramento wedding.

Some of our favorites: Liz’s brother who was the Ring “Bea-er”. Her cake topper: Liz made a picture of her and her future husband when she was a little girl and her mom saved it and they made it her cake topper (very fitting since they both work in the art world). Her dad married them: Liz’s dad Steve is a retired judge so he married them, one of the best ceremonies we have heard, so touching! These all added a nice person touch.

 They hired Magpie Caterer’s for their food which means Brandon was in heaven! They also have a 2 cafe’s so if you don’t get the pleasure of having them at a wedding then you must go to their Magpie Cafe on R Street in downtown Sacramento for some delicious food or to Yellowbill Cafe and Bakery on 14th street for breakfast and desserts. Their chocolate chip cookies are my favorite!

We were excited to offer market lights and paper lanterns to add to the ambiance of the wedding. Their wedding took place in the beginning of August and we had a crazy thunder and lighting storm during the reception. It was so weird but it didn’t put a damper on this wedding! We just cleared the tables quickly and threw table clothes over our speakers and kept rocking while the guests moved inside. Definitely one for the books! Thanks Liz, Frank, Barbara and Steve for letting us share in your special day.

Song Choices:

Family and Wedding Party Processional: Strange Magic by ELO            
Bridal Processional: Just You by David Lynch (Twin Peaks)
Recessional: Happy Together by the Turtles
Wedding Party Introduced: Let’s Stay Together by Al Green  
Dedication to Bug: Unforgettable by Nat King Cole (Duet)
Cake Cutting: You’re My Best Friend by Queen  
First Dance: Porque te vas by Jeanette
Father/Daughter Song: Rehab by Amy Winehouse into My Girl by the Temptations
Mother/Son Song: Norah Jones
Last Dance: Bye, Bye Baby by Marlin Manroe

Jordan and Victoria’s “Super” Wedding – {Timber Creek Ballroom}

Jordan and Victoria’s wedding at Timber Creek Ballroom

Cutest couple!

Cutest couple!

Can I tell you how much we ADORE Jordan and Victoria (and all their friends)?! These two are the best! Plus their wedding was nothing short of spectacular. We enjoyed every moment planning and work with Jordan and Victoria on their wedding entertainment. Of course our most favorite person ever Rachelle of Rachelle Photography took these fabulous pictures and captured the details perfectly. Jordan and Victoria had the perfect team of vendors, the ceremony and reception were held at the gorgeous Timber Creek Ballroom at Sun City Roseville (we love the new addition to the ceremony site), Christopher Nesbitt with a Five Star Ceremony was there Minister who married them (he is always professional and fun, we just love him) and last but not least we had Shelton’s Wedding Cake Designs provide their wedding cake and let us tell you, it was totally Jordan and Victoria (ok maybe just Victoria). We were excited to uplight the ballroom as well to create a romantic atmosphere with some beautiful purple lighting. One of our favorite wedding of the year! Thanks Jordan and Victoria for letting us share your special day, here’s to many many years of happiness!

Oh we do have to mention how we know this is true love: Jordan’s toast. Victoria is a die hard Twilight fan, we mean die hard! With that said Jordan was sure to incorporate Edwards quote to Bella in his toast, it was so sweet. That’s how we know they are made for each other. 🙂

 

Song Choices:

Family and Wedding Party Processional: River Flows in You by Yiruma
Bridal Processional: Bella’s Lullaby from Twilight
Recessional: I Love Lucy Theme Wedding Party Intro: Star Wars Theme Song
First Dance: This I Swear by Nick Lachey
Cake Cutting: A Dream is a Wish from Cinderella
Father/Daughter Song: Always on My Mind by Elvis Presley
Mother/Son Song: All to You by DJ Keo into Wake Me Up Before You Go Go by Wham!
Garter Toss Song: Cherry Pie by Warrant
Bouquet Toss Song: I Feel Like a Woman by Shania Twain
Last Dance: Flightless Bird American Mouth by Iron and Wine

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.

Sacramento Backyard Wedding

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!

Sacramento Backyard Wedding

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.

Sacramento LDS Wedding

Tyler and Kiana's First Dance

Sacramento LDS Wedding

Sister in law singing and playing

Sacramento LDS Wedding

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.

Sacramento LDS Wedding

Kiana tearing it up on the dance floor

Sacramento Photo Booth

Tyler and Kiana's Photo Booth

Sacramento LDS Wedding

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

Dan and Darci at Le Rivage and Scott's Seafood on the River

Darci + Dan = Amazing {Le Rivage Hotel and Scott’s Seafood on the River}

Dan and Darci at Le Rivage and Scott's Seafood on the River

Dan and Darci by Monica Neumann Lunardi Photo Artist

I just can’t express in words how much we love Dan and Darci. These two are hilarious! We had the opportunity to work with Dan and Darci on their wedding at the wonderful Le Rivage Hotel and Scott’s Seafood on the River. Chelsey there is by far one of the best! The staff there is top notch and we LOVE working there.

Dan and Darci at Le Rivage and Scott's Seafood on the River

Dan and Darci are married!

Dan and Darci at Le Rivage and Scott's Seafood on the River

Dan and Darci with their Maid of Honor and Best Man

We also had the chance to work with Monica of Monica Neumann Lunardi, Photo Artist. She was so fun and these shots are so cute! Thanks Monica for the pictures in this post. Check out her FB page for more photo’s, it was so hard to choose only a few! Now back to our fabulous couple. Dan and Darci have so much energy and it translated into their wedding. Some fun, unique things: their friend Nick officiated (he did phenomenal), their cake and mini cakes by Divine Desserts and the decor by Darci. Their wedding was so much fun! They both have very contagious laughs and their smiles just want to make you smile. We have to mention their wedding party, so supportive and just rock stars. We will always remember Dan and Darci and their hot pink/black/damask wedding. 🙂

Dan and Darci at Le Rivage and Scott's Seafood on the River

Dan and Darci’s sexy wedding party!

Dan and Darci at Le Rivage and Scott's Seafood on the River

Love this shot…

Dan and Darci at Le Rivage and Scott's Seafood on the River

Sexy ladies…

Dan and Darci at Le Rivage and Scott's Seafood on the River

Darci and her super sweet dad…

Thanks Dan and Darci for letting us hang with you on your wonderful day. We love you lots!

SONG CHOICES:

Seating of Family Processional: Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Judy Garland
Wedding Party Processional: The Best is Yet to Come by Michale Buble
Bridal Processional: Marry Me by Train
Recessional: Another One Bites the Dust by Queen
Wedding Party Intro: Fat Bottom Gilrs by Queen, I’m Sexy and I Know it by LMFAO, Save a Horse Ride a Cowboy by Big and Rich, Single Ladies by Beyonce, Private Dance by Tina Turner, I’m Too Sexy by Right Said Fred, Regulators by Warren G, Just The Way You Are by Bruno Mars
Cake Cutting: Pour Some Sugar on Me by Deff Leppard
First Dance: At Last by Etta James
Father/Daughter: You Are So Beautiful by Joe Cocker
Mother/Son: Let is Be by the Beatles
Money Dance: What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong   
Garter Toss: Cherry Pie by Warrant
Bouquet Toss: Gold Digger by Kayne West 
Last Call: Shoots by LMFAO and Lil Jon
Last Dance: Save the Last Dance by Michael Buble, I’ve Had the Time of My Life by Jennifer Warnes and Bill Medley

Their thank you says it all…

Dan and Darci at Le Rivage and Scott's Seafood on the River

 

Crocker Art Museum Wedding

Sacramento Wedding ~ Annie and Ben {Crocker Art Museum}

Crocker Art Museum Wedding

Annie and Ben

I have so many weddings to catch up on and I thought I’d start with the super cute Annie and Ben. Annie is a hardworking, know what she wants, go getter! Ben is the perfect compliment to her. There two were so fun to work with. Annie worked hard on all her little details for her wedding from the ceremony backdrop, to the centerpieces to even having the “BEST” Macaroons for her guests from the bay area where they live (Chantal Guillon, San Francisco). Everything was so cute and personalized. We had the absolute pleasure of working with the talents of Cindy and her staff at the Crocker Art Museum and Amber with Love Story Pictures. These adorable pictures are provided by Amber. Check out Amber’s blog post on Annie and Ben for even more adorable pictures here.

Crocker Art Museum Wedding

Annie and Ben’s Ceremony

Crocker Art Museum Wedding

Ben and the groomsmen

Crocker Art Museum Wedding

Annie and her bridesmaids

Crocker Art Museum Wedding

Annie trying to scare Ben on their “First look”

Crocker Art Museum Wedding

Did we mention they had an amazing dessert bar with ICE CREAM?!

We have a few shots of their wedding on out FB page, check it out and follow us to keep up with what we are doing! Thanks Annie and Ben for letting us share in your special day. We wish the two of you many years of happiness!

SONG CHOICES:

Groomsmen Processional: Spend My Life with You by Eric Benet and Tamia
Bridesmaids Processional: Thousand Years by Christina Perri
Bridal Processional: Marry Me by Train
Recessional: Lucky by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat
Wedding Party Intro: We Are Young by FUN  
First Dance: It had to be You by Tony Bennet
Kick Off Song: Killing Me Softly by Fugees   
Last Dance: Save the Best for Last by Vanessa Williams

Check out their review of us: WeddingWire.com

“Kami and Brandon really are the best of the best. They are extremely organized and professional. Before I dive into what a dynamic duo they are, let me first start off by saying Kami is truly special and was a key driving force that kept everyone calm and collected the day of the wedding. She is fine tuned into every detail and treats you more like a friend than a client. She thinks of everything for you to the point you wonder what the heck you were doing before she came along. She is such a sweetheart and I could go on forever talking about how fantastic she is. But its not just her, which brings Mr. Brandon in the picture… Once the party starts, this guy will not fail at keeping the party going. With his flexibility of catering to our crazy friends, he was able to accommodate to their last minute song requests and kept the dancing going. Altogether these two will not just add more love to your special day, they will make sure it is THE best day of your new life together!” – Annie and Ben