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Throw Back Thursday ~The Wedding of Jackie & John F. Kennedy (1953)

Apr 24, 2014   //   by Lora   //   Weddings  //  No Comments

I love weddings through history and in honor of Throw Back Thursday, thought I’d show some wedding images from Life Magazine of a very famous couple!!  Jacqueline Bouvier,  the future first lady (and fashion icon) wore a voluminous (50 yards!! ) ivory silk taffeta gown when she married John F. Kennedy in 1953.  A portrait neckline and wide, embellished skirt emphasized Jackie’s small waist, and an heirloom lace veil, which originally belonged to her grandmother (how wonderful), completed the super-romantic ensemble.  Obviously at this time B&W photography was being used. I have tried to research but can’t find out the color of the bridesmaids dresses… this could have been a black and white wedding with pastel flower colors.

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Display Table @ Classic Party Rentals

Apr 17, 2014   //   by Lora   //   Weddings  //  No Comments

Recently I designed a simple Dessert Table display at the showrooms of Classic Party Rentals Sacramento.  Selecting from beautiful linen samples I decided on a Moroccan theme and used their pipe framing to create a backdrop that matched the table linen and then a complimenting fabric to swag back.   I added in Classic’s champagne flutes, luncheon plates and cool wooden handled forks.  Audrey of Botanica Floral & Design has a great rental division so I went shopping for the awesome hanging lanterns and apothecary jars.  And the final touch is the beautiful wedding cake created by Freeport Bakery.  Thank you to Classic and my contributing vendors for letting me play!

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Tips & Ideas {Fastening the Gown}

Apr 12, 2014   //   by Lora   //   Weddings  //  No Comments

The tip today is to allow plenty of time to dress into your wedding gown, but think through the style of your gown and how it “assembles.”  Let your photographer know what style of fastenings you have – for instance, a zipped up gown takes no time at all, but a laced up, or buttons require additional time.  An great idea is to purchase crochet hooks (you can get them at any hobby or sewing store) as they will be extremely helpful at pulling the fabric loop over the button.

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The beautiful corseted laced-up back takes a minimum of 15-20 minutes to lace.  Appoint a bridesmaid or your mom to practice the technique prior to wedding day!

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A gown that only requires to be zipped up is a definite time saver!!

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Lulu & Conrad ~ Married {Part 2}

Apr 3, 2014   //   by Lora   //   Weddings  //  No Comments

After Lulu and Conrad’s lovely wedding ceremony, held at Courtyard D’Oro in Historic Old Sacramento, CA {See Part 1},  this fun loving and lively couple let loose!  Teresa of Teresa K Photography had as much stamina as they did and moved the newlyweds around the scenic spots of Old Sacramento for photos; I bet they caused quite a sight!  Meanwhile guests were enjoying libations and an open air “photo booth” arranged by Teresa K Photography.

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The purple hued reception room was gorgeous with a perfectly appointed Great Table for the bridal party, and the umbre design of the wedding cake was outstanding (created by Freeport Bakery).   Lulu is Chinese and Conrad is Filipino… they met while in high school in Guam, so many traditions were incorporated – including a roasted pig for the buffet! and a Guamian dance performances.  And from the looks of smiling faces, the happy couple also enjoyed the traditional money dance – wowza!

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10 Ombre Wedding Cake A Day to Remember 11 Freeport Bakery A Day to Remember

12 Courtyard D'Oro A Day to Remember

14 Guamian Dancers Wedding A Day to Remember

16 Polynesian Dancers A Day to Remember 17 Wedding Entertainment A Day to Remember 17a Guamian Dancers A Day to Remember

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20 Money Dance Wedding A Day to Remember

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Many thank yous go to the following vendors who helped to make this wedding day spectacular for Lulu and Conrad!  It was a pleasure working together.   CONGRATS to the newlyweds!

Courtyard D’Oro

Teresa K Photography

Reel to Real Productions

The Traveling Stylist

Fleurs du Jour

Freeport Bakery

TSP DJ

Event Architects (catering)

Lulu & Conrad ~ Married {Part 1}

Mar 31, 2014   //   by Lora   //   Weddings  //  No Comments

I have finally had some time to go through the bizillion of images taken of this wedding held last fall.  Thank you Teresa K. Photography for your artistry and for giving me a headache at trying to pare down the pictures to post to the blog!!  Lulu and Conrad, one of the sweetest couples ever, contacted me late in the planning hoping I could help pull together the details and be present on wedding day… my pleasure!  So many wonderful visually appealing details!  We started at Embassy Suites in Old Sacramento and walked to Courtyard D’Oro for the wedding and reception. Love the girls dresses and jazzy shoes, and these images of the First Look make me smile (how can you not when looking at Lulu’s beaming radiance and I know how nervous Conrad was at this moment – so cute. )

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31 Jewel Tone Bridesmaids Dresses A Day to Remember

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28 Black & White Wedding Photo A Day to Remember

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24 First Glance A Day to Remember         21 Downtown Wedding A Day to Remember

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The family worked together on decor items – Lulu and her mom folded many, many colorful origami paper cranes and  Conrad’s dad and brother hung the festive paper lanterns across the courtyard. This was a destination wedding for many, travelling from Guam, Taiwan, and across the U.S.  A variation of the traditional tea ceremony was performed within the wedding (rather than held separately prior to).

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HAPPY JUST MARRIEDS!   Be sure to come back to see the beatiful, fun, festive and very lively reception in {Part 2}.

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 Thank you to many participating vendors:

Courtyard D’Oro

Teresa K. Photography

Reel to Real Productions

Rev. Jennifer Tan

Flute & Violin by Rev. Jennifer Tan

The Traveling Stylist

Fleurs du Jour

It’s Spring Time!

Mar 20, 2014   //   by Lora   //   Weddings  //  No Comments

As much as I am an “autumnal nut” – adoring pumpkins, squash, gourds and every spectrum of the color orange, I do have a soft spot for the emerging of soft green leaf buds and the sweet flowers of spring that occur with the change of season.  Recently on a Venue Vixen site visit in the Gold Country foothills, where the hills were alive with the colors of spring, our Vixen photographer, Debbie Labrot of Lily Rose Photography captured some serious beauty.  Feast your eyes!

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E-Session of Carolyn & Tyler

Mar 14, 2014   //   by Lora   //   Weddings  //  1 Comment

I’m leaving for a few days to meet Carolyn & Tyler in Carmel to take care of tons of business for their October Mission Ranch wedding.  Carolyn is super excited for the cake tastings I have scheduled, but I am super excited to spend quality time with this truly great couple – and being in Carmel for a few days ain’t bad (plus I’ll celebrate my birthday there, too)!

I wanted to share just a few of the fantastic e-session images taken by Geoff & Lisa Bardot of The Goodness.  They had a great time at Point Reyes and so did their little Flower Girl – pug Eva.

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Weddings through the Decades

Mar 8, 2014   //   by Lora   //   Weddings  //  No Comments

I love to browse through antique stores and always make my way to a display of old photographs.  It’s wierd to me to think that these pictures don’t stay with the relatives but somehow end up in retail shops.  At one time these people were active, fun-loving and viable and they have decedants that may not even know of their being. I have collected vintage wedding images, and also noodled around on the net to find cool ones and wanted to share weddings through the decades.

From Victorian Era, the 1930′s, hippie days, ugly 1980s, to the awesome present time, wedding attire and flowers sure have changed.  Florists must have had a wonderful time creating the bridal bouquets. Check out the corsage below!

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Brides for a Cause Charity Wedding Dress Sale

Feb 25, 2014   //   by Lora   //   Weddings  //  1 Comment

On now, this is a wonderful opportunity… don’t miss out!!  Brides for a Cause is a non-profit group that has new and used wedding gowns for sale.  They are coming to Sacramento, specifically to The Center at Twenty-Three Hundred on March 13, 14, and 15.  Hundreds of fabulous dresses are available at rock bottom prices.  If you have a wedding dress  you would like to donate you can drop it off while they are in Sacramento.  Dresses must be from 2008 or newer.   Brides for a Cause is a major supporter for Wish Upon a Wedding, a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing weddings for the terminally ill.  Purchasing your gown at this event will give you a tax write off and it is for a great cause!  For more information, go to www.bridesforacause.com and print the below coupon and bring it in for additional savings.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Feb 12, 2014   //   by Lora   //   Weddings  //  No Comments

Cupid

To all my couples who have been struck by Cupid’s arrow… enjoy your sweet day  (and every day!)

I have a plaque in my house… and I truly believe this statement ~

Love doesn’t make the world go round; Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.”

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