I cannot get enough of the color of orange… apparently it makes me happy! I certainly do appreciate all my weddings with their color palette of red, or purple, or black & white, or soft blush tones… but give me an orange theme, and I’m super happy. Orange is often worked within a fall or autumnal time frame, but check out these images taken by Kelly L. Cox … this wedding was a springtime wedding. Swoon!
I’m hearing a lot lately about an option to the traditional wedding cake by leaving it “NAKED” !! Some bakers are not in love with this idea, but my clients love it. In October at Mission Ranch Carmel, our wonderfully talented baker will be making an assortment of FIVE naked wedding cakes – we used the below images as inspiration.
To go back in time… like to 1995, my cute “hippie” couple preferred to not want icing on their cakes, but wanted a somewhat traditional look… so we wrapped wide ribbon around the cakes. Sorry about the photo quality (this was before digital and iPhones!)
Fun times with wedding cakes!
The year ~ 1995. The location ~ the couple’s organic produce farm outside of Sacramento. The theme ~ “casual, natural and a representation of who we are, but appeal to both generations.” The dog’s name ~ Shasta. I love the attire, the gigantic bouquet and notice each are wearing a floral head wreath.
Super excited for this awesome couple who will be marrying on Saturday. When they first came to me to plan their wedding… over a year ago… it was only with a hope that California would pass the law for same sex couples to become legally united. We all are very happy that this wonderful day has come. Congrats Kellie & Megan!!!
Thank you Allison of Allison Stahl Photography for taking wonderful engagement photos, and for being our photographer on wedding day! Can’t wait!
Today marks the first day of Summer… wanted to show off a lovely summer picnic I recently put together for one of our Venue Vixens outings. We chose the incredible, and very picnic worthy, venue of Park Winters and had a fun time with owners John Martin and Rafael Galiano. The country inspired menu consisted of fried chicken, potato salad, crisp chilled green beans, homemade pickles, bread sticks, garden grown tomatoes/Caprese salad all enjoyed with a fruity Sangria – and of course you can’t end a picnic without homemade (from scratch!) strawberry shortcake.
Thanks to Carmen Salazar who was one of our Vixen Vendors who took all the photos.
Carolyn and Tyler will be marrying at Mission Ranch Carmel this fall. The mascot for the ranch are their iconic sheep that roam the central meadow and make a fantastic backdrop to the wedding ceremony.
I suggested that a wonderful favor or take-away snack could be butter sheep cookies, so I asked Musarrat, owner of Pretty Sweet bakery to create a sample for my couple. Look at this cute design… and then look at Carolyn’s reaction! I do believe we have a winner. Baaaa.
It seems like yesterday, but it’s been a full year since Sarah & Zac married at Park Winters during the hottest weekend of the summer of 2013. This sweet pair requested a relaxed, casual, light-summer-fun event – which they got! The color palette of sunny yellow with baby blue accents, lawn games (cornhole and croquet), dangling feet in the incredible pool, and table numbers made from beer bar tabs, plus the home made ceremony banners really spoke the type of party envisioned. Add in a delicious donut display (in lieu of the traditional cake), then this wedding and reception was a huge success! I miss you Sarah & Zac… wishing you many years of wedded bliss!!
Allison Stahl Photography did such a fantastic job capturing this lovely couple and all the details… even in that heat! Thank you Allison; can’t wait to work with you again!
To one of the sweetest, most sincere, happy-go-lucky and genuine couples on earth! I am so in love with the two of you, and with your wedding… one year ago – June 1st. I know you’re doing well and fondly looking back at that (pretty darn hot) day at Park Winters. Here are just a few images that bring a smile to my face!
I had such a blast planning and creating this wedding. Rachelle of Rachelle Photography… you’re the bomb! Thanks for so many great images.
Just got these wonderful images from Sam of Sharpe Photographers of Linda and Jim’s engagement photo session. They are marrying June 1st at their home up in the foothills outside of Auburn, so what better place to “practice” posing than at their home and in their stunning gardens. The rain that came shortly after the shoot provided some awesome clouds.
Ellie and Tom married and also held their celebration reception at the historic Sacramento Grand Ballroom which has a stunningly ornate ceiling and beautiful architectural features. To separate the elegonated ballroom space between wedding ceremony and dinner reception The Find installed a romantic sheer white fabric curtain as a “room divider.” Ellie’s color palatte was clean-lined ivory and gold with navy blue accents - and you know how I love, LOVE a Great Table for the bridal party and their guests… it certainly was a beautiful table.
Can you guess what Tom’s passion is? Ellie had a groom’s cake designed by Angela of Simply Sweet Creations who also created the towering wedding cake. The fun and craziness continued through the evening (with a very animated bridal party)! Dancing to the band Apple Z who had everybody on the dance floor immediately… and you know that no Jewish Wedding can end without the couple being lifted up in their chairs to dance the traditional Hora.
The sumptious dinner was prepared by Event Architects, resident caterer of the Ballroom and the lovely flowers by Twiggs Floral Design - thank you so much to Gino of Gino Creglia Photography for all the great images!