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Site Visit… fun to see the beginnings

Aug 2, 2015   //   by Lora   //   Weddings  //  No Comments

This weekend I had the pleasure of touring a new venue ~ Lotus View Ranch (website under construction) near the very tiny hamlet of Pilot Hill, CA. This lovely property is nestled in the pines, oaks and chaparrel of the foothills of the historic Gold Country. I spent a long time with the owner, riding along in his open air kubota as he described his vision. Spots to hold a wedding ceremony, spots to sit alfresco and dine (pond side is an option), spots to sit and look out at the Crystal Range of the Sierras.  He has a ways to go before total completion, but it’s an awesome property right now! Trish with Getting Hitched Rentals and Ramona with Simply Country Weddings did a beautiful job styling the venue for this pre-opening.

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Can’t wait to make a return trip!

Anita & Tim’s E-session… where it all began!

Jul 31, 2015   //   by Lora   //   Weddings  //  No Comments

I love this series of photos that photographer, Bill Quinn took of Anita & Tim.  It all began at Hiram Johnson high school 40 years ago! here in Sacramento – they were friends who would study in the library (this very same library).  Move forward 40 years… after individual lives, raising families, and circumstances that come up, well, they re-connected.  Their wedding is October, 2015.  Great couple!  {And what I especially find fun, I went to this same high school and studied in this same library; a senior while they were sophmores.  Wish I knew them in high school… I’m sure we would have been great friends.}

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Megan & Scott ~ Married! {Part 2}

Jul 20, 2015   //   by Lora   //   Weddings  //  No Comments

After a beautiful ceremony on the upper level of Gold Hill Gardens, guests jumped right into the “lawn games” – everything from Gold Hill’s giant chess board,  cornhole, ping pong, shuffle board, photo booth fun, and yes, the newlyweds rode on vintage mechanical horses permanently hitched at the venue!  Vibrant floral colors were displayed everywhere… such a fun palatte. After a delicious buffet dinner prepared by Jackson Catering, more fun happened with the “Shoe Game” being a big hit.  Following was cake and toasting – is that cake drop-dead gorgeous? and the lovely decanter and cordial glasses belonged to the bride’s parents – so  cool. Our wonderful photographer stole my couple away for just a few minutes before dancing started, and she captured awesome sunset shots with stormy clouds (that never dropped a drop!)  No shortage of photo ops at Gold Hill Gardens!

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Happy Wedded Life, Scott & Megan.  Your wedding was beautiful; you’re a fantastic couple and I wish you many years of happiness!  Thank you to all the wonderful vendors who were involved.  Jackson Catering, Ambience Floral Design, Doug and Dara with Music on the Move DJ (and open- air photo booth), Celebrations Party Rentals and the fantastic Teresa of Teresa K Photography!  I love you all!!

 

Megan & Scott ~ Married! {Part 1}

Jul 17, 2015   //   by Lora   //   Weddings  //  1 Comment

The very kind and thoughtful Megan and her honey Scott were married in May at gorgeous Gold Hill Gardens. This lush garden, rolling-hilled property is in the foothills near Sacramento and not too far from Megan’s childhood home. Planning their wedding from the Monterey region, where they now live, was challenging for this busy couple so to the rescue I came… and it was a piece of cake (wait until you see pictures of the cake!!) Megan chose a springtime palette with vibrant colors for the flowers (created by the talented Katie Edwards of Ambience Floral Design). For the First Look, the nervous groom waited for his bride-to-be on a charming bridge amongst the majestic oaks and yes, the cattle lazily grazing in the adjacent pasture, made their way to the fence to see what’s up! There was threat of rain during the ceremony, which made for an awesome sky, but not a drop fell… it was a gorgeous evening.   Come back for Part 2 to see all the reception fun and beauty.  Photography kudos go to Teresa Kosterman of Teresa K Photography – thank you!!

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Sneak Peek of Cassondra & Wes

Jul 10, 2015   //   by Lora   //   Weddings  //  No Comments

I get so excited waiting to see the images of weddings that I’ve planned and coordinated.  The cute and talented Andrea Posadas (hip and trendy San Francisco based photographer) posted a couple of sneak peeks of our darling couple, Cassondra & Wes.  Don’t you love her floral halo?  I’ll post more images of this awesome wedding when I am able.

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Wedding Gown Cuts and Styles

Jul 7, 2015   //   by Lora   //   Weddings  //  No Comments

My second daughter is getting married (yes TWO within 12 months!)  Daughter #1 knew exactly what she wanted in the styling of a gown, and she never waivered, however Daughter #2 is up in the air and unsure.  We’re having a shopping expedition to Portland this weekend (wish us luck).  One of the shops she has selected (Ania Collections) has a great tutorial on their website on the various styles of gowns and what body types work best.  I found it quite interesting.  Click here to become informed!

Following are images of some popular styles:

MERMAID ~

Mermaid

TRUMPET ~

Trumpet

BALLGOWN ~

Ball Gown

EMPIRE WAIST ~

Empire Waist

Happy 1st Anniversary – Kellie & Megan

Jun 28, 2015   //   by Lora   //   Weddings  //  No Comments

Shouting from the roof tops – Happy Anniversary you two!!!  So happy for your togetherness, happiness and your future.  You had a beautiful, love-filled and fun-filled wedding, one year ago! 

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 Photo credit ~ Allison Stahl Photography

Lissy & Austin – photo booth love.

Jun 25, 2015   //   by Lora   //   Weddings  //  No Comments

This couple is getting married this weekend… we’ve had a blast planning the wedding which will be held at a country manor private estate along the Sacramento River.  They have a great affection for photo booths – the kind found at a carnival… in fact, Austin proposed to Lissy inside a photo booth while at the Orange County Fair.  Check out the cute save-the-date cards!  So in order of wedding priorities… they must have a traditional classic photo booth.  I’ve hired one of the best – Johnny Vu of Rocket Photobooth.

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As featured in Our Wedding Magazine

Jun 4, 2015   //   by Lora   //   Weddings  //  No Comments

Thank you Our Wedding Magazine for selecting Allison & Scott’s wedding to be one of the featured weddings for this most recent issue (for those who don’t know, Allison is my daughter!).  Fun! Click here to see a few photos.

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Happy 1st Anniversary ~ Linda & Jim

Jun 1, 2015   //   by Lora   //   Weddings  //  No Comments

One year ago Linda and Jim held a very special, intimate wedding in their stunning  backyard.  Happy Anniversary you two; I know you’re enjoying your life together (how many triathalons have you participated in this last year??)

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