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The Couple: Katie Ladd and Matthew Stevens
Wedding Date: October 22, 2010
Photography by: Lexigraphics
Tell us a little about you and your beloved: Matthew and I met in college and fell for each other pretty fast. Apart from being very much in love we have similar interests, the same basic goals in life and share a love for God. We are so excited about living our lives together and starting the next chapter in our life!
What was the most amazing part of your day? Walking down the aisle toward Matthew. That moment was magical.
What else would you like to share about your big day? I was so excited to finally get to show Matthew the video game themed groom’s cake we designed for him. He LOVED it!
Also, my grandfather was our officiant. He has married all seven of his grandchildren, and I was the last one. It was a very emotional moment for all of us.
Ceremony Site and Reception Venue: The Carriage House
Videographer: Liquid Light Video
Caterer: Amy Gimmick at Cool River Pizza (She was the best!)
Cake: Angie’s Cakes
Flowers: Becky’s Flowers
Favors: Photo Booth pictures
Wedding Dress: Bridal Mart
Bridesmaid Dresses: Macy’s
Hair:Lisa at Brockway Hair Design in Roseville
Invitations: Bought a kit at Michaels and added some extra touches.
Photo Booth: Profinish Designs
Honeymoon location: Orlando, Florida. We went to Disneyworld! :)
Any other of your wedding vendor(s) you’d like to call out? Patty Garnto at Simply Elegant did our decorating and it looked amazing!
Any advice you’d give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now?Weddings are magical but they literally fly by. Splurge the money on a photographer and a videographer because they will help capture the memories and let you relive that magical day. You’d be surprised how much stuff you miss!
Anything that you would have done differently if you were given the chance? My wedding was beautiful and I have no regrets. The only thing that went wrong was the only thing I couldn’t control and that’s the weather. The first rain of the season started right when the outside ceremony was supposed to! You know what though? We waited a few minutes until it slowed down then had the ceremony anyway! The rain added to the romance in the end. When things go wrong, just keep a good attitude because no matter what you’ll be married at the end of the day, and sometimes it makes the wedding all the more memorable.
Photos courtesy of Lexigraphics.
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The Couple: Nicole and Justin Hill
Wedding Date: September 20, 2009
Tell us a little about you and your beloved: From Nicole: Justin has so many different sides to his personality. He can be a big kid, he can be a protector when he feels someone as wronged me, he can be gentle and caring and give me that look that makes me melt.. but above all, I trust him with everything – my heart, my soul, he is my Superman.
I always know that no matter what obstacles come our way we will handle them and we will get through them together. In every relationship, I always felt like I had to be the strong one that had to hold it up no matter what, I couldn’t talk about my doubts or my fears because those relationships didn’t instill that innate feeling of trust and stability that you have to have in a partner in order to reveal those things about yourself. But Justin makes me feel safe, safe enough to feel vulnerable and to love him with my whole heart and for that I feel truly blessed.
From Justin: Nicole is everything that is good in me. Without hesitation, she takes care of everyone but herself, she has the most perfect smile, laugh, touch. She is, for all intents and purposes, perfect. She can always calm me down if I get upset, and she always has a cool, level head. With all the challenges we face everyday, I just know with one look or one touch, that everything is going to be alright.
What was the most amazing part of your day? Becoming husband and wife. There is something magical and deeply spiritual about standing up in front of friends and family and declaring your love and your life intentions toward another person. We were very traditional in the fact that we didn’t see each other after the rehearsal which was 2 days before the wedding, so the build-up to that moment was pretty intense.
We wrote our own vows which neither one of us heard from the other until the wedding and it was absolutely amazing that we said many of the same things and that our last words in them to one another were almost identical. It was one of those things that made us know even more that we were really meant to be together.
What else would you like to share about your big day? One of the things that made the day so wonderful was that it was a very personal day for us right from the moment we got engaged. Our theme was God Bless the Broken Road and our wedding coordinators developed a custom symbol for us, 2 individual paths intertwining into one, that weaved itself throughout our entire ceremony.
This symbol was on our save the dates, invitations and on the floor in rose petals as the path we each walked to get to one another to say our vows. It was used in so many different ways and just served to help reiterate that we were two people coming together as one.
Ceremony Site: The Citizen Hotel
Reception Venue: The Citizen Hotel
Photographer: Jacqueline Photography
Videographer: Pinnacle Studios
Wedding Planner: A Joyous Occasion
Caterer: The Grange
Cake: Ettore’s Bakery
Flowers: Blooms By Martha Andrews
Favors: California Caramel Company
Wedding Dress: Keepsakes Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: White House, Black Market
Hair: Shirnel McNealy
Makeup: Nicole Hill
Invitations: Bridgeford Designs
DJ/Entertainment/Band: Steven Katz (DJ) and Jimmy Spero (Live music during the cocktail hour)
Photo Booth: Profinish Design
Honeymoon location: Ventana Inn in Big Sur, CA
Any other of your wedding vendor(s) you’d like to call out? Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, Mimi & Company, Cloth Connection, Celebrations Party Rentals
First Dance Song: God Bless The Broken Road by Rascal Flatts
Any advice you’d give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now? Remember to enjoy the process of the entire engagement and wedding experience, but remember the weddding is just the beginning of your journey together and that the whole purpose is to join your life with this other person’s.
Planning a wedding can have some stressful moments, especially when you start getting closer and things start to get hectic, it’s important to slow down, take some time with one another and remember why you’re doing it.
Anything that you would have done differently if you were given the chance? I think we would have started the wedding a little earlier so we had more time with our friends and family. The whole day felt like it went by so quickly. We always joke that everything was so perfect that we wish we could do it again.
Photos courtesy of Jacqueline Photography
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We recently had the honor of being a part of the Dynamite Weddings‘ January Bridal Mixer at The Citizen Hotel. And what fun it was! Not only did we get to hang with some of our favorite wedding vendors, but we got to chit-chat with some pretty cool brides-to-be (along with their friends, moms and actually one dad — love that!).
While the Dynamite Weddings’ Bridal Mixers give brides the opportunity to interact with local area wedding vendors, it also gave them the opportunity to learn more about that evening’s educational topic, What Weddings Really Cost, compiled with input from Dynamite Weddings’ Dynamite Vendors. Not to mention, brides (and all of the rest of us!) got to nosh on the tasty delights from the chefs at The Citizen Hotel and the fabulous dessert goodies from wedding-cake-designer and pastry chef extraordinaire Carissa Jones from Sugar and Spice and…
Needless to say, a good time was had by all! Check out these photos from the fun affair (courtesy of The Memory Journalists) and the highlight video from Phill Sheffield of Sheffield Multimedia.
Did you miss it? Well, then you need to sign up for the next mixer! Here’s the info:
When: February 25, 2010
Time: 5:30 p.m until 8:00 p.m.
Where: Celebrations! Elegant Party Rentals at 7501 Galilee Road in Roseville
Educational Topic: How to Contract with Wedding Vendors
By pre-registering (click here), your name will be on “The List” at the door (cover charge of $10 at the door if not pre-registered.)
In the meantime, check out the vendors who participated in this last week’s mixer:
The Memory Journalists
The Citizen Hotel
A Day to Remember Wedding and Event Planners
Granite Bay Golf Club
Visual Impact Design
Exquisite Events & Entertainment
Our Wedding Magazine
Real Weddings Magazine
Bella Donna Bridal Salon
Sugar and Spice and…
Celebrations! Elegant Party Rentals
Stephanie J Designs (not in attendance)
And, don’t miss the upcoming wedding workshop, Wedding Style 101 presented by Dynamite Weddings, Our Wedding Magazine and Real Weddings Magazine. For more, visit: www.weddingstyle101.com , www.dynamiteweddings.com or www.realweddingsmag.com.
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Here’s a wedding trend that’s guaranteed to generate smiles from ear to ear.
Setting up a photo booth at a reception is not only a unique way to keep your friends and family entertained in between drinks, dinner and dancing, but one that’s sure to create lasting memories as well.
“They are fun, nostalgic, and a great way to help guests ‘kill time’ while the couple is taking photos after the wedding with the photographer,” says John Vu of Profinish Design in Sacramento. “They help with creating a fun atmosphere and help guest warm up to the occasion.”
Many brides and grooms are choosing photo booths over traditional party favors, making customized printouts so their guests can take home a visual keepsake from the event.
“Something magical happens when people get in the booth and close the curtain,” says Chris Terry of Encore Entertainment in Sacramento. “At every event I see the same thing, early on many guests are serious, they haven’t started loosening up, and then they get into the booth to take some pictures. They always come out of the booth laughing. When you throw in props like funky hats, boas, fedoras, and a cane, things really come alive.”
The Encore Web site allows guests to order reprints and enlargements of photos from the event, including print customization and incorporating wedding theme and colors. “We try to make the print a piece of art that’s appealing to the eye so you just don’t have photos but a cool look that takes the guests back to the special day,” Chris says. “The bride a groom also get a USB Thumb Drive at the end of the event containing all of the photos and prints taken.”
John at Profinish notes that there are more options than just the commercial booths you see at arcades or malls. “There are many different kinds, from a photo kiosk (a stand with a camera and backdrop), to a curtain booth (table clothes and laptop), to full-fledged photo booths (like the ones I have manufactured) that are light weight and take better quality photos,” he says. “I like to educate people about this as much as I can, considering that the term ‘photo booth’ could be a broad commodity. It’s almost kind of like finding the right photographer these days, with quality of photo prints, booth, service, etc.”
Some booths also offer the added benefit of viewing the photos in a real-time slideshow. “We just finished installing 32” LCD monitors on all of our booths,” says Chris at Encore. “After about a half hour of taking pictures the slideshow will begin and a crowd usually gathers as the guests enjoy hilarious pictures their friends have taken through the event.”
Needless to say, if you’re in search of cool favors and some more fun for your guests at your wedding reception, have one of these qualified local photo booth providers hook you up and get ready for the memories to start flashing by.
Blog Post by Always a Bridesmaid Columnist Darren Elms.
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Photo booths remind me of when I was a kid — there’s such a feeling of nostalgia around them for me.
But what’s great for couples is the fun and whimsy they can bring to their reception!
At the recent Delta King show, I got to see my friend John (owner of Profinish Design Photo Booths), and you should have seen all the brides and guests flocking to his space because they wanted to try on the array of fun and funky hats that John brings for guests to play with in the photo booth!
Frankly, I want to have a party just so that I can bring in a photo booth!
If you’re interested in getting a photo booth, check out:
Profinish Designs Photo Booths: www.profinishdesign.com
Picture Perfect Photo Booth Rental: www.pictureperfectbooth.com