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Suzanne & Chris ~ Married! {Part 2}

Dec 13, 2017   //   by Lora   //   Weddings  //  No Comments

As I mentioned in { Part 1} Suzanne and Chris was theee best couple with such a big heart and lots of energy!!  Gold Hill Gardens in Newcastle, CA offered the light-hearted elements they were looking for in their Special Day.  After the ceremony, during the cocktail hour, guests could stroll the property, enjoy a beverage, play ping-pong, cornhold, giant chess or jenga, (all these lawn games are permanent features of the venue!)  The newlyweds enjoyed a bit of photo time, along with some dee-licious grilled cheese sandwiches created by Jackson Catering & Events!




The color palette Suzanne wished for was romantic, natural, soft and “simply elegant.”  Working with the common thread of gray as the underlay, Katie with Ambience Floral Design, designed a free flowing centerpiece of greens, whites and varying heights of candles.  Very pretty.

Looking for something a bit out of the ordinary, Chris and Suzanne decided three different food stations would be fun for their guests – Loaded Mac and Cheese station, unique salads served with corn bread, and the street tacos were OUTSTANDING and a huge hit! Jackson Catering & Events knocked it out of the park!!

Two elements Chris desired was a full bar (check), and incorporating his favorite Land Park neighborhood Marie’s Donuts, into the dessert.  Looks so good, right?  I suggested an iced bucket of plain and chocolate milk to be served alongside (YES!), and displayed some donuts in the familiar pink box for a bit of whimsy.  At the end of the evening, I believe there might have been 4 donuts remaining!  After a few toasts, the dance party started with Mike Regan of Mr. DJ Event Services at the helm.

What a beautiful, fun-filled and family-centric wedding this was.  I loved every minute of planning and executing.  Thank you Chris and Suzanne for allowing me to work with you on creating probably Thee Best Day Ever!!  See you in the neighborhood… maybe at Marie’s Donuts!

Venue:  Gold Hill Gardens, Newcastle, CA

Photographer:  Beth of True Love Photo (you’re so freekin’ good, Queen B!)

Videographer: Premier Video

Florist:  Katie w/Ambience Floral Design

Catering:  Jackson Catering & Events

Dessert:  Marie’s Donuts

Rentals:  Celebration’s Party Rentals

DJ/MC/Lighting:  Mike Regan w/Mr. DJ Event Services

Calligraphy donut sign:  The Calligraphy Girl

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

Becky & Josh ~ Married! {Part 1}

Jan 19, 2016   //   by Lora   //   Weddings  //  No Comments

Excited to finally be able to showcase this gorgeous wedding from last fall.  Becky and Josh crack me up… so casual, so relaxed (yet there was nervousness on wedding day) but through the months of planning, it was a breeze because of Becky’s casual nature.  She had her floral colors decided upon and her fun bridesmaids “flapper” dresses nailed, then I took over and added in the vibrant pops of blue and worked with Michael Coulter of Party Concierge on showcasing those wonderful floral colors.  Beautiful work.  The venue was the 1920’s historic Elks Tower in downtown Sacramento – so many spaces within one building.  Girls prepped, dressed and noshed in the Penthouse Lounge, the ceremony was held in the elegant Ballroom, and wait until you see where the cocktail hour was held {Part 2}!

1 Elks Lodge A Day to Remember

2 Vintage Wedding Gown A Day to Remember 3 Vintage Wedding Gown A Day to Remember 4 5 6 7


This was a bit of an awkward but funny moment… in setting up the First Look, as Josh came around the corner to open up the doors, they had locked from the inside!  Becky stood looking at him from the inside foyer and Josh was peering through the glass and reflection to see her!!

8 First Look A Day to Remember


9 First Look A Day to Remember10 First Look A Day to Remember 12

11 Elegant Wedding A Day to Remembere

13 Fall Wedding Colors A Day to Remembeer 14 Flapper Bridesmaids Dreesses A Day to Remember 15 Elks Temple Sacramento A Day to Remember 16 Elk Templa Sacramento A Day to Remember 17 Fall Wedding Colors A Day to Remember 18 Elks Temple Sacramento A Day to Remember 19 20 21 22 Elks Temple Sacramento A Day to Remember

Photographer Sharon Hoyt was everywhere capturing all the details… so much fun to work with you, Sharon!  Mike Regan of Mr. DJ Event Services capably handled all our sound reinforcement needs and music for the evening, plus the fantastic lighting within the ballroom.  Be sure to come back for Part 2.

Those eyes…

Oct 8, 2015   //   by Lora   //   Weddings  //  No Comments

This Saturday will be wedding day for Becky & Josh.  Judging from these shots from their recent e-session, I’m thinking this fun couple is going to be quite fetching in their wedding attire.  Those eyes speak volumes.  Becky reminds me of a female Peter Pan – so, so cute!



I also get the pleasure of working with photographer Sharon Hoyt (another cutie pie), and the always charming, talented and oh so fun DJ/MC  Mike Regan of Mr. DJ Event Services!  I win!!