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A Short Video from the wedding of Suzanne & Chris – Wonderful!!

Dec 14, 2017   //   by Lora   //   Weddings  //  No Comments

Thank you Miranda and team of Premier Video for this lovely video created to showcase Chris and Suzanne’s wedding.  It’s just perfect and really hits all the highpoints of love and LAUGHTER of this great day!  The drone footage highlights Gold Hill Gardens  perfectly.



Suzanne & Chris ~ Married! {Part 1}

Dec 11, 2017   //   by Lora   //   Weddings  //  No Comments

I cannot possibly adore this couple any more than I do.  I love both families, too.  In fact, I planned two other weddings (groom’s sisters) and am grateful for their friendship.  Suzanne and Chris fell in love with Gold Hill Gardens, in Newcastle, CA and selected late September for their big day.  The venue had everything they desired – beautiful vistas, gorgeous gardens, fun games, room to spread out and lots of dancing space on the courtyard patio.  Suzanne is beautiful, bubbly ,sexy, happy and hysterically funny.  Chris is tall, handsome, the nicest person in the world, sincere and has the best “ugly cry” imaginable.  And his posse of groomsmen were off the hook – so much fun and craziness!  Sorry Gold Hill… I’m hoping the pillow fight and dog pile on the bed didn’t cause a loss in deposit!


And, yes… this is a onsie bunny romper Suzanne  likes to relax in – don’t judge!!

This series of photos of the First Look is so-so sweet.  Talk about the emotions.  I LOVE THIS and am so happy when a couple agrees to have this time together.

You know it’s going to be a good party when two friends pre-arranged their seating to greet the newlyweds with a flask at the end of the aisle!!

I’m thinking this couple is pretty stoked to be Mr. and Mrs.  The happiness level was off the charts!

Come back to see more happy photos and all the pretty details in { Part 2}.

Many, Many thanks to an equally happy and fun loving photographer, Beth of True Love Photo.  A perfect match for this couple!

The lovely flowers created by Katie of Ambience Floral Design

Ceremony sound reinforcement by Mr. DJ Event Services

Catering and pre-ceremony champagne pouring by Jackson Catering & Events

Megan & Scott ~ Married! {Part 1}

Jul 17, 2015   //   by Lora   //   Weddings  //  1 Comment

The very kind and thoughtful Megan and her honey Scott were married in May at gorgeous Gold Hill Gardens. This lush garden, rolling-hilled property is in the foothills near Sacramento and not too far from Megan’s childhood home. Planning their wedding from the Monterey region, where they now live, was challenging for this busy couple so to the rescue I came… and it was a piece of cake (wait until you see pictures of the cake!!) Megan chose a springtime palette with vibrant colors for the flowers (created by the talented Katie Edwards of Ambience Floral Design). For the First Look, the nervous groom waited for his bride-to-be on a charming bridge amongst the majestic oaks and yes, the cattle lazily grazing in the adjacent pasture, made their way to the fence to see what’s up! There was threat of rain during the ceremony, which made for an awesome sky, but not a drop fell… it was a gorgeous evening.   Come back for Part 2 to see all the reception fun and beauty.  Photography kudos go to Teresa Kosterman of Teresa K Photography – thank you!!

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One sneak peek

Jun 5, 2013   //   by Lora   //   Weddings  //  3 Comments

I couldn’t help myself… I wanted to post just one sweet sweet photo of Janine and Ty immediately after they were married last Saturday at Park Winters.   Her dress was a knockout – so perfect for this fabulous bride.  And Ty’s custom suit/tux… wow, he did wear it well!

Park Winters Wedding A Day to Remember

When the professional photos are available, you know you’ll be seeing a whole bunch more of this couple and their fantastic wedding!!!

Tomorrow’s wedding… so excited!!

May 31, 2013   //   by Lora   //   Weddings  //  No Comments

It has been the best time working with Janine and Ty over the last 12 months – an absolute blast in planning delight.  Truly the dearest couple – the sweetest bride in the world.  We’ll be at the beautiful Inn at Park Winters tomorrow… here are a few of their e-session photos (started at the Davis Farmer’s Market, then wine and a little prep in the kitchen of Park Winters, and then relaxing and goofying around on the grounds).

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 And I get to work with a dream team of vendors… one being Rachelle Foster of Rachelle Photography… thanks for these fun images!  Clever, imaginative and oh so “Janine & Ty.”

Venue Sharing Sunday … Cornerstone Sonoma

Mar 11, 2012   //   by Lora   //   Weddings  //  No Comments

Recently I was travelling with the Venue Vixens through Sonoma County checking out more wonderful sites, and we dropped in to say Hi to Kristen, the event manager for Cornerstone Sonoma (we visited Cornerstone last year and really, love this unique property).  So, I am selecting this cool venue as my Sunday Share.

Cornerstone Sonoma is a fascinating venue comprised of nine acres of garden installations created by the world’s leading landscape architects.  Photo ops are everywhere!  Wandering around just as a Sonoma County tourist is a real treat!

There are many locations on the grounds of Cornerstone to hold a social gathering….  The Wedding Garden, The Vineyard Lawn, The Garden Barn,  and I think the coolest structure is the 50′ round Zephyr tent.

 A Day to Remember Cornerstone Sonoma

A Day to Remember Cornerstone Sonoma

Cornerstone Sonoma A Day to Remember

Give this property a thought if considering a Sonoma County wedding… unique, edgy, interesting, unusual, pretty… how  many more adjectives can I come up with?  Check it out!