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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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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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Recently, I was inspired by this picture on the Paper Divas blog

I simply LOVE this color palette of bubble gum pink and lime green.  It’s so fresh and alive…..full of color and personality!  It says let’s have fun and celebrate!  Of course, it sent me searching for more…..

I then found this really funky and adorable flower girl dress from Bluebonnets and Bows.  It’s so different from the “usual” white dress with coordinating color ribbon that has become popular lately.  How cute would your flower girl look wearing this!

And of course, a color palette this fun and funky simply screams CANDY STATION!!  Bubble gum pink is in the name so you need to have some sweets :).  Bright pink gum balls, green apple sours, Jelly Bellies in coordinating colors….the ideas are endless.

I hope you were as inspired as me.  Until next time, 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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That’s me all right!  Yesterday, I was busy making the favors for Karen and Mark’s wedding this Saturday.  It’s funny how 17 years ago, it seemed like it took me FOREVER to make 175 favors for my own wedding.  I spent every waking hour between classes tying ribbons around Hershey’s Kisses wrap in peach colored tulle circles.  Ocassionally, I even managed to bribe an “unsuspecting” roommate or two to help. 

These days though, I get quite a bit of practice at making favors for clients, so the time it takes me is much less than it was all those years ago.  I can easily make a couple hundred favors in one day and for this wedding, 50 favors was a breeze in one afternoon.  Many brides find making favors to be tedious and time-consuming, but for me, I LOVE it!  I find it to be fun and creative, even relaxing.

Karen and Mark’s favor are really cute.  She found these adorable boxes from Kate Aspen which I filled with Jelly Bellies.  Then I placed a label (which she was able to personalize) on the front of the box, slipped the outer sleeve over it, and tied a ribbon around the box for a really adorable presentation.  These are going to look perfect on the guest tables!

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