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Pulling off a backyard wedding is not an easy task. But, with a fabulous couple and “rock star” vendors, it can be done, especially when you have an amazing backyard like Mindy and Jerad! It’s a beautiful yard full of tall trees right on the Sacramento River….the ideal setting for their mid-September wedding. The weather simply couldn’t have been more perfect. Not too hot but not too cold, an amazing Sacramento September day!

When having a backyard event, rentals become extremely important. Celebrations was able to provide so many things that we needed including the tables, chairs, linens, china, flatware, stemware, bars, galvanized tubs and even the dance floor. Their crew worked tirelessly to get that all set-up the day before. When you suddenly bring 100 plus people to your home, your plumbing system simply can’t deal with that. United Site Services to the rescue with their trailer style restrooms that were flush toilets (no port-a-potties for this wedding). Visual Impact Design made all of the beautiful floral pieces while Freeport Bakery made the delicious cake and cupcakes. Big time KUDOS to the groom, Jerad, who spent hours and hours setting up all the lighting in his backyard!

After a very touching ceremony, guests enjoyed delicious appetizers from Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que while Primo Bar made certain everyone had something to drink. Lucille’s also served up an incredible BBQ dinner buffet and Kevin from Extreme Productions kept the crowd dancing well into the night.

Thank you to the amazing Beth from True Love Photo for all of these great pictures!

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It was such an honor to plan and coordinate Emily and John’s October 2013 wedding. Emily and John, and their families, were so much fun to work with and the day couldn’t have turned out more perfect! All of those months of planning just came together seamlessly on wedding day. The ceremony was at St. John Evangelist Catholic Church in Carmichael with the reception at the hall on the same property. I think my most favorite part of the day was when Mariachi Los Gallos (who I quietly snuck into the back of the church just before the processional without the guests even noticing) right on cue, started playing the moment Emily and John kissed. Then they play the music for the recessional. After that, the festive mood continued as the mariachis lead the guests to the reception hall and performed up on stage during the cocktail hour and dinner.

The guests were treated to a delicious Mexican themed dinner prepared by Bocca Catering. They also had a blast at the photo booth by Encore Photo Booth. After Mariachi Los Gallos left, DJ Laith Kaos played to a packed dance floor well into the night.

Linen, dishes and lighting were all rented from the wonderful Classic Party Rental. All of the beautiful bouquets and floral pieces were made by Brandi at Party Petals. The photographer, Stacey Kennedy, recent shared these great photos with me.

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Congratulations Emily and John! Thank you for letting me part of your very special day. I wish you both a very Happily Ever After ūüôā

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Congratulations to my clients, Caitlin and Josh, who were married this past weekend at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Sacramento. Their reception was held at the Elks Tower Ballroom. Here is a link to some of the professional pictures taken by Jessica LoCicero Photography that she posted on her blog:

http://www.jessiesphotos.com/blog/2012/06/sacramento-cathedral-of-the-blessed-sacrament-elks-tower-wedding-photographer-merryvale-napa-rehersal-dinner-jessica-locicero/

Can’t wait to see all of the photos! Great job Jessica!

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Wilson Vineyards was the beautiful setting for Chris and Rhea’s August 27th Western Chic Wedding.¬† It was the perfect venue for their theme.¬† Chris and Rhea love western design and they also love to hunt.¬† Hence those two “loves” were incorporated into the decor.¬† Right now, I just have my less than great pictures from my point and shoot camera.¬† However, hopefully soon I will have some really great pictures from Andrea Price of Andrea’s Images.¬† I can’t wait to see those.¬† For now, here’s a preview of the day including a few from some fun bridesmaids/groomsmen who were hamming it up for the camera :).

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On Friday evening, I was extremely honored to coordinate Lisa and Andrew’s wedding at Bistro 33.¬† Approximately 90 family and friends were in attendance to witness the table-side ceremony.¬† Lisa chose a palate of black and red.¬† With Christmas only a week away, she had the florist decorate the ceremony arch with a wonderfully fragrant pine garland.¬† The florist nestled some red flowers in amongst the garland for a perfect touch.

Andrew is currently serving our country in the Marines as is his brother, and best man, Rob.¬† In honor of this service, Rob¬†along with¬†Andrew’s Marine friends did the ceremonial arch of swords.¬† I was amazed and in awe, as were the guests in attendance, at the precision the Marine’s had with this.¬† As Lisa and Andrew reached each group of swords, the swords were lowered and they were told that the cost of passage was a kiss.¬† As you can see in the photo below, Lisa and Andrew “paid” the price :).¬† I was fortunate to be able to speak with each of these fine gentlemen over the course of the evening and what a humble, polite, and wonderful group.¬† Thanks guys for serving our country!¬† Your sacrifice is very much appreciated by this wedding coordinator.

After the ceremony, a sweetheart table was positioned under the arch and I added an adorable sign that Lisa had made.  The guests then dined on a delicious buffet dinner prepared by the chefs at Bistro 33.  The mother of the groom, Jo, showed a very touching slideshow she had prepared special for Andrew and Lisa.  Then Lisa, Andrew and their guests danced the night away to the sounds of JukeBox Music (thank you Cedric and April).

The history of military service runs deep in both Lisa and Andrew’s families.¬† To honor this, Lisa and Andrew cut their delicious 2-layer cake with a Marine officer’s sword which had belonged to Lisa’s beloved deceased grandfather.

Lisa and Andrew, congratulations!  I wish you nothing but many blessings and the best in your marriage!

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I receive lots and lots of trade magazines.  Of course, in those magazines I find many things that inspire me.  This week, I was looking through one particular magazine and came across this advertisement for a company called Fancy Faces from Covington, LA.  Because I was so taken by the tablescape in their ad, that it is the focus of my favorite things this week.

I am in LOVE with this monochromatic design.¬† The yellows are so pretty and contemporary.¬† I think what makes this design work so well is the different textures that they used giving the eye something exciting to look at.¬† The lemons in the tall vases are really cool and add vertical color to the design.¬† I also love the simplicity of the roses, with no greenery, in the lower vases.¬† The butterflies add a whimsical touch but don’t overwhelm the design with “cuteness”.¬† The paper lanterns help bring the color all the way to the ceiling and add some fun to the overall look.¬† The linens are very simple probably using the venue’s white tablecloths.¬† Buy adding the yellow runner and simply draping the napkins down the side of the table, it adds contemporary drama without a lot of extra money.¬† I think I will have to go visit their website to see what other¬†inspiring designs they have.

Happy Planning!

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I will be one of the many exhibitors at the Bridal Showcase this Sunday, August 15, 2010.  The show will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Sacramento.  Stop by my booth to discuss your wedding details.  If you are still looking for a day-of coordinator for your Fall 2010 wedding, I will have my calendar with me and still have a little bit of availability left.  It just might be your date!

For more information you can visit this link to the Bridal Showcase website.

Hope to see you there!

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