After a fun walk with the bridal party from the Citizen Hotel, the traditional Catholic Mass was held at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. Crysten’s Mexican heritage was brought forth with having her Padrinos (sponsors) place a beautiful lasso (loop of rosary crystals, representing the joining of the couple) around the couple’s shouldars, and present the arras (13 coins, which shows the groom’s committment to support his wife). A wonderful keepsake bible was inscribed with their names.
After the ceremony, guests cocktailed in the very fun Scandal Lounge at the Citizen Hotel, while the bridal party relaxed and sunset photos were taken on the balcony of the Penthouse Suite of the Citizen. Gorgeous!
The bouquets and boutonnieres were created by Cathy Brooks of Visual Impact Design (wait until you see Part 3 and the beauty of the reception flowers!!). We had great fun with Phillip of Phillip Alan Films as he was rockin’ his camera filming. And the photographic images of Janine Mapurunga are incredible. Thank you all!
Crysten and Sam are one of theeeee nicest couples, and certainly one of the most GORGEOUS couples I’ve worked with to date. Just look at them! They also have great respect for each other and are very loving and caring. Sam surprised Crysten with the gift of a lovely pair of earrings to wear on wedding day… he is a very thoughtful and romantic groom. After dressing at the Citizen Hotel in downtown Sacramento, and having their First Look (I love that moment), the entire bridal party had fun walking down the K Street to the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. The cool old car that happened to be cruising by, was a bonus! Janine Mapurunga was our very fun photographer who captured all the beauty, frivolity, and details.
Part 2 will showcase the traditional Catholic mass with the Mexican cultural details, and then the reception held at The Citizen. Cathy Brooks of Visual Impact Design worked perfectly with Crysten’s color palatte of purple and turquoise.
Place Cards, often times referred to as Escort Cards… the title is sometimes interchangeable, can have a variety of ways to be displayed. If working with a theme, incorporate that theme into your cards – be formal, be playful, be clever. From a Scrabble game, to writing on vintage window panes, hanging cards from the “family tree,” utilize bunches of wine corks, or be natural and write on rocks. There are no rules only your imagination. Enjoy the creative process!
Explanation: yes, place cards and escort cards are an interchangeable term, a Place Card is the card that would sit at the place setting (just above the dinner plate), the Escort Card is the collection of cards at the reception, lined up alphabetically, that guests pick up and then go to find their table. There is also the term “Seating Chart” but we won’t go there on this post!
Many of these images are from my own weddings, and some from noodling around on the web. Hope some light a spark and give you inspiration.
If you’re void of ideas, and just stuck on colors for your wedding day… this might give you a little help. It’s nice to see blue shades once again – it’s been awhile.
Oh this Saturday is going to be fun! Lulu and Conrad are marrying and holding their reception in Old Sacramento at Courtyard D’Oro. Aren’t they a great looking couple? And I get the opportunity to work along side Teresa of Teresa K Photography.com … love these e-session images, so I know the wedding photos will be spectacular. There will be a lovely Tea Ceremony within the wedding service, the spectacular entrance of Mimi, the couple’s “Flower Girl” pooch, a roasted pig for the buffet, décor will include a room divider of hand-made origami cranes, fun in an open air photo booth, and some serious party action. Bring it on!
This year has sure flown by, right? I know the two of you have had a fantastic Inaugural Year. Fondly remembering that stunning Cathedral wedding followed by a reception at the Crocker Art Museum featuring a very contemporary design with all enjoying crazy fun times! Wowza!
Thank you to Mischa Photography for capturing all the beauty and the FUN.
As a member and co-director of the Sacramento Local Networking Group of the Association of Bridal Consultants, I thoroughly enjoy our bi-monthly gatherings and educational meetings, and last month’s event organized by member Georgia Barron owner of Newcastle Wedding Gardens~Red Horse Barn was no exception. Georgia called the meeting “Tie it with a Bow,” encouraging attendees to wear some sort of bow to get into the spirit of the evening’s activity. Our presenter was Robin Brockelsby of Creative Coverings who dressed all our beautiful dinner tables in fantastic linens, and Georgia, who is an extremely talented floral designer (among other fine traits) made all the centerpieces, using natural elements from the nearby orchards and her gardens. Then, we had to get down to work. Robin gave us each a chair sash to work with… our assignment, learn to tie all those very cool bows and knots that the professionals can whip up! The first bow was easy… even the men in the group could do the basic, but they got progressively harder! Fun and interactive night.
We enjoyed a great feast prepared by Chef Chris and team of Jackson Catering… and then many enjoyed the in-house photo booth – including Chef Chris!
Wonderful photos taken by ABC member, Jeff Sharpe of Sharpe Weddings. Thanks so much!
The 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards for Style Magazine has come out… and I must shout out, with a little humility and lots of giddiness, that I was selected as Favorite Wedding Planner for the Roseville~Granite Bay~Rocklin region. Thank you to all who voted for A Day to Remember Wedding & Event Planners! And congrats to all the other winners and runner up industry peeps. Love you all!
One year ago Diana and Zac married at beautiful Buena Vista Winery in Sonoma County… and just last week in Real Weddings Magazine, they gave a shoutout to this grand affair… so please check it out at ~
Happy Anniversary you two… I know you are continuing to enjoy your togetherness and married life!
Thanks Sam with Sharpe Photographers for being with us on this day!
Crysten and Sam, a beautiful couple, are marrying this weekend and I am super excited to see them in their wedding finery. And, I am stoked for the opportunity to work with Janine of Mapurunga Photography as you can see the magic in her work – gorgeousness and SEXY, too!! (get a room you guys!)