Sacramento Magazine – January 2015
Secrets of Sacramento’s Wedding Planners
Lots of great stories in this article; funny, too. I had the privilege of contributing to this “hit the nail on the head” piece where I gave my expert advice and various occurrences that are very real!
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Winter 2015
Wedding of Jim & Linda
This loving couple married in the most beautiful “park” – their hillside backyard! The ceremony and cocktail hour was held next to a landscaped pond. Guests then took a meandering path up the hill to an al fresco dinner on the covered patio of their home which overlooked foothill beauty. Intimate, perfect and celebratory. Photos courtesy of Sam Wood with Sharpe Photographers .
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Winter/Spring 2015
Double the Pleasure
It’s wonderful to showcase one of our brides, but in this issue, we get to showcase TWO brides. Very Best Wishes Megan & Kellie. Photos courtesy of Allison Stahl Photography.
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Winter 2014
 
It’s awesome when one of our couples is selected to have their wedding published as one of the Real Weddings in this magazine. The day started off with the traditional wedding at Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, and ended with a stylish and contemporary reception held at the Crocker Art Museum. Photos courtesy of Mischa Photography.
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Winter/Spring 2014
Simple Country Luxury
Another beautiful wedding featured… and this couple really deserves the Star Treatment. Such a cool pair… fun, vibrant, expressive, loving, and so their wedding reflected all that they are. Enjoy the read. Photos courtesy of Rachelle Photography.
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Winter/Spring 2013
A Priceless Love
“Working with this Florida based couple was a dream – mainly because Hertha had the “vision.” She knew what she wanted and (bless Marlon’s heart), he was happy to let Hertha have what she wanted. The vision: Tiffany Blue, Brilliant White, and BLING. It was a beautiful design, and all for just the coolest couple in the world!!”
Photos Courtesy of Jordan Zink Photography
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Winter/Spring 2013
Lessons Learned
Great article on Kelly and Brian’s planning of their Carmel wedding ~ I love Kelly’s quote: “I did what (Lora) told me to when when she told me to do it.” Kelly was one busy bride-to-be!
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Winter/Spring 2013
Saving the Day
Being prepared for the most important day of your life is vital; this article has some helpful tips to consider for your wedding needs.
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2012 Style Magazine
Readers Choice
“What an honor to be selected as the #1 Wedding Planner for the 2012 Readers Choice Awards. Thanks one and all – pretty cool!”
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Fall/Winter 2012
Destination Weddings…
Lots of couples these days are choosing to get married out of town: Lake Tahoe, Napa, Hawaii, Even Mexico. We asked three experts – a wedding planner, a travel agent and a florist – about this growing trend.
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Summer/Fall 2012
Meant to Be…
it was an honor to coordinate and design Jessa and Robbie’s wedding day. I’ve been involved with Jessa and her family since she was just a young girl and when she became engaged to Robbie and asked me to be involved in their big day, it was an even bigger compliment!
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Summer 2012
Words of Wisdom…
We recently asked this Sacramento couple their secret to a long-lasting marriage. Here’s what they said:
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Summer-Fall 2011
Classic…With a Twist
Loved this couple… they were fun, energetic (sometimes wacky) and a busy-busy working pair. From the touching, somewhat humorous ceremony, to the rockin p-a-r-t-y following, it was a blast working with them on creating a wedding that was perfectly suited.
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Winter/Spring 2011
Featured Wedding Take my hand…“Once Tori began pulling together details for her Big Day, she quickly realized she needed help. The busy bride turned to wedding planner Lora Ward of A Day to Remember to assist in designing and orchestrating her nuptials. Tori was studying to be a sign language interpreter; sign language was more than a career – it was a driving passion in Tori’s life. So we came up with the idea to incorporate hands into the wedding.”
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Fall/Winter 2010
Photoshoot – Nostalgic Tablescapes
What a fun photo shoot – I envisioned the concept of the bride and groom wanting to marry at her Grandmother’s farmhouse in the country, and utilize the huge old barn for their dinner. The bride would dig through her Grandmother’s linen closet to find the vintage Quaker Lace tablecloth, select some specific pieces of china and stemware out of the hutch, and set it all up on the sturdy wooden dining table with mis-matched chairs, which were dragged out to the barn. And don’t you know, the bride’s Aunt made the jam and Grandma created the delicious pies!Read the Article (PDF)

January 2010
Featured in Not Your Mother’s Wedding
The idea of creating a theme and bringing out the perspectives of the bride and groom is much more pronounced these days,” says Lora Ward. “There’s so much more color, more bells and whistles, more interaction. It’s not your mother’s wedding anymore. Read the Article (PDF)

 


Winter Spring 2010
Featured Wedding Love in Harmony
It’s my job to listen to the bride and groom’s ideas and take them to the next level. Sometimes a couple has just a small idea and don’t realize that it could grow into something larger and more complete,” says Lora Ward. “For Katie and John, we took their idea of outdoor ease and brought in elegance and a sophistication that was completely unique and really beautiful.
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Winter 2010
Featured Wedding Celebration of Unity
We were delighted that Jessica & Steven Luttrell’s beautiful event was specially selected to be one of the lovely weddings for Real Weddings magazine.” Via the website, Jessica wrote: “We don’t think our day would have come together if it wasn’t for our wedding planner Lora. She seemed to be everywhere during the whole process to make sure everything flowed smoothly and that everyone was perfectly happy. She is absolutely recommended and an absolute lifesaver when it came to our wedding.
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Winter/Spring 2010
Featured as a Real Wedding – Kathleen & Adam
It was an honor that Our Wedding magazine included the Real Wedding story of Kathleen & Adam in this lovely issue. This wedding was an outstanding event – from a traditional Catholic ceremony, to mules greeting guests, dining under a 5,000 square foot tent, to an awesome Cigar Grotto. More on this Wedding in Eye Candy: Elegance at the Ranch.
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Quoted in Family Matters: Warding Off Potential Wedding Day Disasters
As a consultant, I have to find out what my clients’ priorities are. In the extreme case of a mother trying to design her daughter’s wedding, I try to get a balance of the two. I urge brides to think about their battles. Don’t look back on a decision that was made; once it’s done it’s done. You’ve got to concentrate on what the wedding day is about. You can’t keep worrying that your mom wanted ecru paper for the invitations and you wanted white.
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Quoted in Twice as Nice
Wedding day can be a long and taxing day; by the time the reception comes you’re drained, no matter where it’s held. With a second reception, you get to enjoy the day again in a much mroe relaxed manner… Plus, you get to relive the love and excitement of your wedding all over again. It’s double your pleasure!
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Extra Television News Magazine
Featured in a segment on the nationally televised Inside Edition/Extra program on “Grooms In Charge of the Wedding.” A film crew interviewed Lora Ward in Sacramento and was given permission to also film the wedding ceremony held on the Presidential Lawn overlooking the Pacific Ocean at Bacara Resort and Spa, Santa Barbara, California.
More on this wedding in Eye Candy: Shades of White