The moment I walked through the front door on Katie’s wedding day, I felt like I was part of the family. Katie and her bridesmaids were gathered in the master bedroom en suite and there was laughter that filled the air. A dear family friend was the gracious hostess of this picturesque home for these friends to get ready in for the day they have been waiting about a decade to happen. Katie and Jacob’s love story is more than just a few passing years, but instead dates as far back as middle school. Now, dressed in the princess dress of her dreams, Katie was finally walking down the aisle to marry her real life Prince Charming. Friends and family came from near, far and even across the ocean to celebrate with her. Katie’s Grandmother came all the way from England to celebrate this very special occasion, and the day couldn’t have been more perfect.
Katie and Jacob couldn’t have asked for a more perfect fall day for their wedding, with the weather finally starting to change for the year. The venue was a wonderful touch, with a lake surrounding the entire ceremony area. I know the years have finally led up to this big day for them, and I wish them both the best for a wonderful, exciting future. Congratulations again, Katie and Jacob!
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Thinking back on Jen & Paul’s wedding day, all I can think of is how thick the love in the air was. The day was a long time coming for these two, and the excitement filled the air. I walked in to the bridal room at Gibson Ranch, and it was filled with girls giddy with the day ahead of them. Jen was surrounded by her closest friends and family as she got ready for the big day. Not only were her girls close by, but her dear groom was on the other side of the wall getting ready for their big moment. Jen’s mom helped her in to her dress, and before she knew it, it was time to head down the aisle. Paul totally kicked it up a notch by walking in with his parents to one of the themes from Star Wars, which just went to show they couldn’t leave any parts of their personalities out from the wedding day.
The rest of the day was just as love filled as the first. Jen and Paul were head over heels in love with each other, and all their friends and families nodded in agreement that this wedding was bound to happen. It was such an honor to celebrate with these two, and the day was such a blast, it was hard to leave. Her guests sure knew how to dance and have a good time. Congratulations again, Jen & Paul!
The moment I met Jen & Paul, I knew they were as sweet as could be. Their love story goes right along and proves that sweetness to be so very true. Jen & Paul began as friends, meeting as music students at Epic Bible College. They went from being strangers to acquaintances, acquaintances to good friends, and then from good friends to being head over heels for one another. As time grew on, their love grew stronger, and then Paul took the step to making Jen his forever love. A romantic date out to Old Sacramento, but Jen noticed he was acting a little off that night. As they headed over to the bench they called theirs, Paul began to tell Jen everything he felt in his heart about her. Their friends brought him his guitar and they began to play “Golden,” a song they came to know as theirs. Then, getting down on one knee, Paul proposed to Jen. I bet you’ve figured out her answer was yes!
I’ve only known these two for a short while, and I am SO excited for their wedding that is just days away! Jen & Paul will be tying the knot this very Saturday, and I cannot wait to spend the day around the love that these two share for each other. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for some live music from these two soon to be newlyweds!
Oh Katie & Jacob… Another fantastic couple that I am just SO excited to get to work with! These two came to me as a referral from my little brother’s girlfriend & her mom and I couldn’t be happier – Thanks, Holly & Tina! As we walked through the UC Davis arboretum for their engagement session, we chatted about anything and everything. These two have known each other since middle school, dated for a short time then, and even went to Senior Ball in high school together! Jacob proposed in front of Katie’s ENTIRE family on Thanksgiving day, with very few family members knowing it was going to happen. It’s so fantastic that their love story has had such a journey so far, and their biggest day is yet to come! October is sneaking up on us all, and I am so excited for these two to continue their fairy tale together.
I can still recall my first memory with this bride. It was June of 1997, and we were both sitting downstairs at Grant High School awaiting our turn to go on stage to dance with our Dads. Nearly 20 years later, Dallis’ dad Pat walked her down the aisle to marry the man of her dreams. Dallis & Chris’ love story is sweet. It started in middle school, meeting through mutual friends. They parted ways for awhile, and then reconnected a few years back. Chris proposed to Dallis by writing on the ceiling with glow in the dark paint. As she settled down to watch a movie for the evening, Chris got down on one knee, popped the question, and that took us to where we’re at today! These two tied the knot on none other than the Fourth of July! The Sequoia Mansion in Placerville was a perfect little venue for the occasion, creating a cozy atmosphere for them and their closest friends and family. I cannot go any further without commenting on her shoes. Her love for the Wizard of Oz was pulled in to their big day with these gorgeous ruby red slippers, that were 100% bejeweled herself! I was SO amazed by how gorgeous they turned out, and commend her for the time and details put in to making her wedding day perfect. It was such a wonderful time having this second “ballerina bride” of mine for the year and celebrate their new life together. Congratulations again, Dallis & Chris! This will absolutely be a Fourth of July to remember!
Mia is one of my brides this year that I feel like I have known for longer than forever, which truly excites me. Getting to be there for these “little girls” that grew up around dance costumes and ballet shoes as they turn in to beautiful brides on their wedding day is a feeling that I cannot describe. Each time I met with her to discuss wedding day plans, I was amped up and ready for June to come. The day came and it was time to venture out to The Ridge in Stateline, Nevada and see Mia become the beautiful bride she’s always been destine to be. I met Donald for the first time that day, as he jumped over his patio and came to greet me. The moment I walked in the bridal room, it was a moment I cannot forget. Mia’s brother was the one styling her hair, the bridesmaids were gathered around just as excited as Mia was for her to finally marry Donald after all these years, and her sister Tessa was gushing over how gorgeous of a bride Mia was. The day turned out gorgeous all around and thanks to a rainstorm, full of good luck and happiness. Congratulations again, Mia & Donald! It was wonderful to spend your day with you.