Browsing articles tagged with " Crocker Art Museum"

Happy First Anniversary to Elizabeth & Dan!

Oct 25, 2013   //   by Lora   //   Weddings  //  No Comments

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!

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24 Unique Wedding Centerpiece A Day to Remember 25 Crocker Art Museum A Day to Remember 26 Freeport Bakery A Day to Remember 28 Wedding Dancing A Day to Remember 29 Wedding Dancing A Day to Remember

 

Thank you to Mischa Photography for capturing all the beauty and the FUN.

 

Elizabeth & Dan ~ Married! {Part 3/final!}

Jul 3, 2013   //   by Lora   //   Weddings  //  2 Comments

I can’t help it… there were so many awesome touches to Liz and Dan’s wedding day, and Mischa Photography took so many great pictures!!!  But alas, this is the final post!  Following a beautiful traditional Catholic ceremony at downtown Sacramento’s Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, guests were transported via three buses to the Crocker Art Museum (Friedman Court), for a modern and very hip dinner reception with dancing frivolity.

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Philip Rice, floral designer, created this unique “room divider” separating the cocktail space from the dining space.  It truly was a piece of art! Birch branches, calla lily stems and curly willow made for a cool looking piece befitting the Crocker.

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The color palette was very contemporary yet soothing and quite fitting in the all white room of the Crocker.  Taupe, gray, ivory, cream and hints of light green were implemented throughout.  Liz selected LaTavola table linens of three different patterns (can you spot where all are used?) and two awesome centerpiece designs… check out how Philip used baby’s breath and lamp shades!  Love it.

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The First Dance was well rehearsed.  Good job love birds!

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11 White Wedding Cake A Day to Remember11a Champagne Flutes A Day to Remember The gorgeous wedding cake was created by Freeport Bakery, as well as some fun dessert table items.

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Dan and Liz had some serious fun!  I was just a little bit afraid a couple of times!!  Larry Burrows of Extreme Entertainment had the crowd worked up big time!

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 Off to the waiting limo and I do believe I heard rumor of an After Party at a certain K Street drinking establishment.  Way to have fun!

Thank you again Mischa Photography… wonderful images!  Thank you Liz for connecting with me so I could be part of your wonderful wedding day!!

Elizabeth & Dan ~ Married! {Part 2}

Jul 1, 2013   //   by Lora   //   Weddings  //  No Comments

Liz and Dan wanted a perfectly traditional Catholic wedding ceremony and so selected the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament located in downtown Sacramento.  It has a stunningly beautiful sanctury that needs very little embellishment.  A candlelit center aisle is all that was created for this evening ceremony.

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 The entire bridal party had a blast walking from the Citizen Hotel just a few block away to the Cathedral.  Many heads were turning on the K Street Mall!  Because they had their First Look earlier in the afternoon, all formal photos were taken on the church steps prior to the ceeremony.11 Black and White and Orange Wedding A  Day to Remember

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The guests were transported via three buses to the Crocker Art Museum for the dinner and dancing reception.  Please keep your eyes open for Part 3 (the final post) on this fantastic wedding.  Photos by Mischa Photography  (thanks so much!), and the bouquets and candle aisleway created by Philip Rice.

Tomorrow is Liz & Dan’s big day!

Oct 26, 2012   //   by Lora   //   Weddings  //  No Comments

Dan and Liz are just too stinkin’ cute.  These two photos are fun, casual iPhone pix, but can you imagine how beautiful they’ll be all dressed up in their best wedding finery?  They’ll be having a traditional wedding at The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in downtown Sacramento, followed by a fan-tab-ulous reception at the ultra-modern Crocker Art Museum.  Wowza!

 

The next time you see these smiling faces will be professional shots by Mischa Photography.  Bring it on!

Elizabeth & Dan’s e-session

Sep 10, 2012   //   by Lora   //   Weddings  //  No Comments

Just had to share a few photos from the e-session for Liz and Dan.  I’ve never worked with Mischa Photography  but from what I’m seeing here, I just know their wedding photos will be awesome!!

I love the lighting on the one above and below!

Liz is just the sweetest – very together and a great visionary.  Dan is a super planning partner with Liz and I can’t wait until their wedding day to see all the details come together.  They will be marrying October 27th in downtown Sacramento, in the beautiful Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, and then rock the house in a contemporary, very stylish, reception at the Crocker Art Museum.

Happy 1st Anniversary – Stacey & Joe

Jul 24, 2012   //   by Lora   //   Weddings  //  No Comments

One year ago, Stacey Yen & Joe Paulik married in the beautiful Historic Ballroom at the Crocker Art Museum.  I so enjoyed working with Stacey and her mom, and then when the big day came… it was really a beautiful, fun-filled, and happy-happy day!  Are they not a gorgeous couple!!?

 

After the ceremony, guests moved on over to Old Sacramento to The Firehouse Restaurant and Courtyard.  This lovely greeting table was set up by florist, Philip Rice of East Sac Florist… his work is unique, creative and very cool!

 

Cutting one of the five delicious cakes they selected from Freeport Bakery.  Yummmm – o.

Happy First Anniversary you two!  Keep up the good work.

 

Stacey & Joe – Married! (the Reception)

Sep 20, 2011   //   by Lora   //   Weddings  //  2 Comments

I have to go backwards on this wedding.  I don’t yet have the professional wedding photos, but I do have a disk of reception pictures taken by a second shooter and I’m drying to show you some purdy Eye Candy!  So, enjoy Part 2 before Part 1!

 

Stacey and  Joe  were married the end of July at the beautiful historic ballroom of the Crocker Art Museum.  Guests were invited to attend the dinner reception at the Courtyard of  The Firehouse Restaurant in Old Sacramento.  For a July evening, the weather was absolutely perfect.

Stacey & Joe are both theatre actors and travel quite a bit.  All wedding planning was done long distance with infrequent visits made between shows.

 The floral design was created by the incredibly talented Philip B. Rice of East Sac Florist.  Stacey described a bit of her vision – shades of green, eclectic mixtures of varying size vases, a little glitz and natural elements.  Wth just one visit to the shop (where Phillip had a sample table set up for her approval), he perfectly executed her wish list – and then some!   Check out the entrance piece Phillip created.

After entering into the beautiful Courtyard, guest selected their escort cards from a table Philip surprised us with.  Using candles, moss, rocks, unique wooded boxes of all sizes, a cute signed Stacey’s sister found, and beautiful stacked glassware, this table was a showstopper!  Escort cards created by Bella Vita Invitations.

 Linens were a “neutral” gray and soft burlap runners custom made with the bride and the grooms’s individual monogram were layered.  Natural elements, varying shades of greens, and fun succulents, mixed well with the  vase wrapped bling.

Linens and wooden chargers were from Classic Party Rentals.

Come back in a few days and I’ll have a post of the fun cake displays (yes plural!).

Great couple, great team, great venues – great wedding!!

Sneak Peak – Stacey & Joe

Aug 8, 2011   //   by Lora   //   Weddings  //  1 Comment

Stacey and Joe were married the end of July at the historic and very beautiful Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, CA.  Naturally,  it’s going to take awhile before I get to see all the fantastic photos and I’ll be sure to share this wonderful couple’s wedding day with you… but in the meantime,  I do have the below four to feast your eyes upon.  I especially adore the one within the original ballroom of the Crocker.  Check out that ceiling rotunda.  Very cool!

 

No, this kiss was not “Thee Kiss” within the ceremony, but a posed one that came quite naturally to them to perform for the camera during the pre-wedding photography.  Check out those beautifully carved doors within the ballroom of the historic Crocker Mansion.

Stacey’s brother (Jeff Yen) took all the photos.  Months ago, I was told that the brother is an accomplished photographer –  not a “wedding photographer,” and that could have been a tad bit of concern to a wedding planner (we’ve all heard those stories).  I am thrilled to pieces at what I’m seeing so far!  You may want to check out Jeff ‘s own website at Cranial Aperture.  He does some awesome work!