More Hot August Nights – Part 1(a)

After 12+ months of planning, on August 22nd, Ashley and Sean were married at Granite Bay Golf Club. I gave you a sneak peak a couple of weeks ago with a few photos from my camera, but now I have the professional ones – hurray! and I want to share many pix of this colorful, fun, HOT, exciting wedding. Thank you so much Jordan (Jordan’s Photographic Designs) for sending me the entire disk!!

The wonderfully talented Katie Edwards of Ambience Floral Design worked magic. Such a great person to team with and a tireless worker! She created this stunning backdrop to the ceremony gardens, in deep red and orange luxurious fabric, then hung huge floral spheres from the arbor frame, and included cute fabric ribbon spheres to line the processional path. Hard to see, but I added Indian Wedding Bells and a note to instruct guests to ring the bells when the couple kissed!

Being a “hot August night” individual fans were a nice touch.


This is the very happy bride, Ashley, with her sweetheart sister, the MOH. Look at those bouquets. Huge and so-so colorful!

Inside the reception room, Katie hung multi-colored floral and ribbon spheres, amongst paper lanterns. The colors of the linens and the flowers, and the added elegance of the gold chargers and the Chivari chairs, made you “dizzy” with vibrant beauty. Ashley made the 20′ long custom table runner for the Kings Table where the parents and bridal party members were seated. All rentals were from Celebrations (they have great selections!)

Another DIY project for Ashley was the manzanita tree set within the Irish moss tray, which we used as the place card display. The family place cards hung from the “family tree.” Cute!

And finally, everyone’s favorite part… dessert – made by Carissa of Sugar and Spice. The backdrop was created by all hands-on-deck with Katie being on the ladder, Carissa’s height for easy adjustments (she’s very tall), and me giving guidance with “more to the left/more to the right… ahhhh, perfect”! We wanted a stunning focal area for the cake and the small bites dessert display (I dislike just a plain wall behind a beautiful gorgeous cake!) and I wanted to mimic the ceremony backdrop with a little variation.

Yummm-o! Check out the cool thematic papers used on the trays of desserts. The guests went crazy making their selections!

There is more to showcase of this hot, hot, hot wedding. Part 2 will be upcoming. To be continued…

1 Comment

  • Wonderful wedding!! I was so impressed by the level of detail you brought to the event. You saw the vision, even though the bride was quiet in her approach and put together an unforgettable event. Great job!! Sean & Ashley were so delighted. Thanks for bringing me on board and for all the great support along the way.

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