Our Wedding Magazine http://ourweddingmag.com Fri, 22 Jun 2018 17:12:14 +0000 en hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Kaitlyn & Kyle http://ourweddingmag.com/kaitlyn-kyle/ Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:29:30 +0000 http://ourweddingmag.com/?p=3679 A chance meeting at the gym, a dreamy Facebook request, a happy shriek, and they were on their way. PHOTOGRAPHY BY LISA MARTIN, TESORO PHOTOGRAPHY MEET ME AT THE GYM—Kaitlyn and Kyle first met at Gold’s Gym, where they each had similar thoughts: “I want to marry someone like that.” They had some shy interactions, […]

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A chance meeting at the gym, a dreamy Facebook request, a happy shriek, and they were on their way.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY LISA MARTIN, TESORO PHOTOGRAPHY

MEET ME AT THE GYM—Kaitlyn and Kyle first met at Gold’s Gym, where they each had similar thoughts: “I want to marry someone like that.” They had some shy interactions, but it wasn’t until their workout schedules took them away from each other that sparks began to fly. “I received a dreamy Facebook request,” says Kaitlyn. She nervously accepted a date with Kyle, “with an excited shriek” in her room, she recalls.

NO JACKET FOR YOU—Kait-lyn might’ve known something was up when Kyle refused to let her wear his snow jacket on a cold walk in South Lake Tahoe. He eventually gave it up, reluctantly, and seemed too eager to take it back once her own jacket was located. Where was the chivalry? Kaitlyn found out later when Kyle dropped to one knee and pulled a ring out of the jacket pocket. It had been there all along. “I promise I never found it!” Kaitlyn says.

ADVICE FOR THE WEDDING DAY—A wedding planner is essential, Kaitlyn insists. “It will be one of the craziest days of your life, but being able to focus on your new partner [while someone else tends to details] will make it a whole lot more enjoyable.”

3.18.17 MULVANEY’S B&L

WEDDING COORDINATOR: Kristy Dwyer, Wing Woman

GOWN: La Soie Bridal

MAKEUP: Sherri Morris, Brushworx

MENSWEAR: U.S. Air Force dress blues

OFFICIANT: Roger Morgan, Starlen Weddings

WEDDING JEWELRY: Sharif Fine Jewelers

DESSERT/CAKE: Nena Rasul

FLOWERS: Wing Woman

RENTALS: La Tavola Fine Linen

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Garden Romance http://ourweddingmag.com/garden-romance/ Wed, 18 Apr 2018 07:21:05 +0000 http://ourweddingmag.com/?p=3677 Rose and lavender tones create a soft, swoon-worthy wedding day. An intimate picnic before the ceremony for the bride and groom? Why not—it’s your day! Photography by Susan Yee photography Styling & Design: Two Roads Event Co. Florist: Bloomers Venue: Park Winters Gowns: Bride To Be Couture Makeup & Hair: Angela Nunnink Bakery: Paper Heart Patisserie Rentals: Botanica Specialty Rentals Ribb ons & […]

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Rose and lavender tones create a soft, swoon-worthy wedding day. An intimate picnic before the ceremony for the bride and groom? Why not—it’s your day!

Photography by Susan Yee photography

Styling & Design: Two Roads Event Co.

Florist: Bloomers

Venue: Park Winters

Gowns: Bride To Be Couture

Makeup & Hair: Angela Nunnink

Bakery: Paper Heart Patisserie

Rentals: Botanica Specialty Rentals

Ribb ons & Gauze: Tan Weddings & Events

Linens: La Tavola

Stationery: Vita Popov Studios

Models: Kevin and Claire

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Happy Couple

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Jessie & Willis http://ourweddingmag.com/jessie-willis/ Mon, 16 Apr 2018 22:14:46 +0000 http://ourweddingmag.com/?p=3674 These two doctors planned a beautiful wedding that incorporated some Kentucky traditions, live music from Hip Service and lots of dancing. PHOTOGRAPHY BY CARMEN SALAZAR PHOTOGRAPHY DOCTOR, DOCTOR—Jessie and Willis met on the first day of medical school orientation in Lexington, Kentucky, when they happened to sit together. A few years later, they moved to […]

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These two doctors planned a beautiful wedding that incorporated some Kentucky traditions, live music from Hip Service and lots of dancing.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY CARMEN SALAZAR PHOTOGRAPHY

DOCTOR, DOCTOR—Jessie and Willis met on the first day of medical school orientation in Lexington, Kentucky, when they happened to sit together. A few years later, they moved to Sacramento to start residency at UC Davis (him: internal medicine; her: general surgery).

THE PROPOSAL—Jessie came home after a 24-hour call at the hospital, expecting to pull herself together for a wine-tasting trip with friends. Instead, she arrived to a pancake and mimosa breakfast prepared by Willis (after his own 24-hour call).

SOLEMN VOWS—The two wrote their own vows together the week before the ceremony—“a really special experience,” says Jessie. Rather than saying their vows one person at a time, they alternated, each saying a line at a time.

RECEPTION DETAILS—Jessie’s signature drink was a French 75, and Willis’s was an Old Fashioned with Kentucky bourbon. Dinner was served in a station format, so people could get up and mingle. The couple had their first dance to “Swept Away” by the Avett Brothers. “We loved that our guests spent so much time on the dance floor with us,” says Jessie.

3.18.17 OLD SUGAR MILL

WEDDING COORDINATOR: Jenn Robirds Events

GOWN: House of Fashion

HAIR: For the Love of Hairspray

MAKEUP: Shana Beals

CATERING: Randy Peters Catering

DESSERT/CAKE: Freeport Bakery

FLOWERS: Jenn Robirds Events

ENTERTAINMENT: Hip Service

RENTALS: Celebrations!

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Winter Love http://ourweddingmag.com/winter-love/ Fri, 13 Apr 2018 08:32:39 +0000 http://ourweddingmag.com/?p=3648 Red and gold bring the flavor of a white Christmas to your wedding day. Treat your guests to hot cocoa and dainty desserts during an outdoor reception. Photography by Samantha Kirk Flowers, styling & design: Botanica Specialty Rentals Venue: The Lawley Ranch, Woodland Gown: Bride To Be Couture Headpiece & jewelry: Something Treasured Makeup artist: Morsal Hair Stylist: Caitlin Mefford Bakery: Paper Heart Patisserie Stationery, Signage & Calligraphy: Steele […]

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Red and gold bring the flavor of a white Christmas to your wedding day. Treat your guests to hot cocoa and dainty desserts during an outdoor reception.

Photography by Samantha Kirk

Stationery, Signage & Calligraphy: Steele My Heart

Model: Andrea Wagoner

Bakery: Paper Heart Patisserie

Flowers, styling & design: Botanica Specialty Rentals
Venue: The Lawley Ranch, Woodland
Gown: Bride To Be Couture
Headpiece & jewelry: Something Treasured
Makeup artist: Morsal
Hair Stylist: Caitlin Mefford
Bakery: Paper Heart Patisserie
Stationery, Signage & Calligraphy: Steele My Heart
Model: Andrea Wagoner

Stationery, Signage & Calligraphy: Steele My Heart

Model: Andrea Wagoner

Flowers, styling & design: Botanica Specialty Rentals

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Warmth and Elegance http://ourweddingmag.com/warmth-and-elegance/ Wed, 11 Apr 2018 08:12:45 +0000 http://ourweddingmag.com/?p=3631 Golden lighting and farm-inspired accents combine with chandeliers and soft draping to create a rustic yet sophisticated wedding look. Photography by Yuliya Molitvenik, Yuliya M. Photography Styling, Design & Rentals: It’s All in the Details/Megan Hodapp Designs Florist: In Full Bloom by MJL Venue: Park Winters Gown: La Soie Bridal Makeup & Hair: Galina Rusakov Bakery: Tasty Fusion Rentals: Celebrations! Party Rentals Cake […]

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Golden lighting and farm-inspired accents combine with chandeliers and soft draping to create a rustic yet sophisticated wedding look.

Photography by Yuliya Molitvenik, Yuliya M. Photography

brittany and zack clark

Cake from Tasty Fusion

Styling, Design & Rentals: It’s All in the Details/Megan Hodapp Designs
Florist: In Full Bloom by MJL
Venue: Park Winters
Gown: La Soie Bridal
Makeup & Hair: Galina Rusakov
Bakery: Tasty Fusion
Rentals: Celebrations! Party Rentals
Cake Table: The Rusty Clover and Tumbleweed & Company
China: Classic Party Rentals
Stationery: Aerialist Press
Models: Brittany and Zachary Clark

Table Setting

Florist: In Full Bloom by MJL

Rentals: Celebrations! Party Rentals

Models: Brittany and Zachary Clark

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For Your Attendants, the Gift of Local http://ourweddingmag.com/for-your-attendants-the-gift-of-local/ Mon, 09 Apr 2018 22:12:11 +0000 http://ourweddingmag.com/?p=3627 Looking for an interesting, thoughtful gift for your wedding attendants? Consider a product made by a local creative. Here are our choices for great gifts for the guys and gals in your wedding party. By Marybeth Bizjak FOR HIM Handheld bottle opener, Shorebreak Designs ($20)—Newcastle artisan Lee Hinge crafts these nifty little bottle openers from exotic reclaimed woods such as purpleheart, wenge, zebrawood and […]

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Looking for an interesting, thoughtful gift for your wedding attendants? Consider a product made by a local creative. Here are our choices for great gifts for the guys and gals in your wedding party.

By Marybeth Bizjak

FOR HIM

bottle opener

Handheld bottle opener, Shorebreak Designs ($20)—Newcastle artisan Lee Hinge crafts these nifty little bottle openers from exotic reclaimed woods such as purpleheart, wenge, zebrawood and jatoba, and he can engrave each one with the groomsman’s initials. If your budget is a little more generous, consider a personalized pizza peel ($100) or butcher block cutting board ($275). shorebreakdesigns.com

shoes

Handmade shoes, Benjamins Shoes ($250–$375)—Benjamin Schwartz can make a pair of custom shoes for each of your groomsmen in one of five styles: classic loafer, runner, chukka boot, high-top boot or double monk strap. Uppers are made from your choice of leather or luxury fabric from Loro Piana or England’s Fox Brothers. Shoes take four months from order to delivery, so plan accordingly. benjamins-shoes.com

pocket square

#SacramentoProud pocket square, R. Douglas Custom Clothier ($50)—This hip haberdasher sells silk pocket squares with a distinctly Sacramento design: a jaunty illustration of iconic local buildings such as Tower Bridge, the Ziggurat, Golden 1 Center and the State Capitol. The squares come in two colorways: a subtle black and gray, and a bolder full color. R. Douglas also carries an artist series of pocket squares, based on paintings by local talents Tim Collom and David Garibaldi. rdouglas.net

FOR HER

concrete planter

Live plant in concrete planter, Tufarock Design ($15–$100)—If you’d like to give your bridesmaids a living gift, consider these countertop concrete containers planted with either a bromeliad, succulent or orchid. Artisan Joe Triglia crafts each one himself, adding organic materials such as peat moss and sand to the concrete mixture. He can also give the container a custom finish in a metallic or your wedding colors. tufarockdesign.com

Leather tote, Jake Castro ($180)—Muralist Jake Castro has a side gig making leather goods using top-grain Argentine cowhides. His roomy totes, which he makes by hand in his midtown studio, are super soft and luxurious. He’ll engrave your girls’ initials inside if you like. The article feature image is Jake Castro’s leather tote. jakecastro1.com

earrings

Earrings, Tula in Bloom ($50–$65)— Jewelry is a great two-in-one gift: something a bridesmaid can wear at the wedding and keep on wearing long into the future. Choose a pair of earrings from Tula in Bloom designer Omonivie Okhade. Her Strata collection features an elegant open-teardrop design as studs or drop earrings. They come in your choice of brass or sterling silver. (Or, for a bit more money, have them custom made in gold.) tulainbloom.com

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What’s on Trend for 2018 http://ourweddingmag.com/whats-on-trend-for-2018/ Thu, 05 Apr 2018 09:20:18 +0000 http://ourweddingmag.com/?p=3623 Weddings are a beautiful time to celebrate the union of two individuals and their lifelong commitment to each other. Local wedding professionals have dropped hints about trends coming your way for this upcoming wedding season. By Alejandra Garcia The traditional four-tiered, white cake is beautiful and elegant, but is slowly becoming replaced. Lily Villaseñor, head […]

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Weddings are a beautiful time to celebrate the union of two individuals and their lifelong commitment to each other. Local wedding professionals have dropped hints about trends coming your way for this upcoming wedding season.

By Alejandra Garcia

The traditional four-tiered, white cake is beautiful and elegant, but is slowly becoming replaced. Lily Villaseñor, head of the wedding department at Freeport Bakery, says, “Dessert bars are a huge hit this year and I can see it growing more next year. We have a lot of couples that prefer to offer guests a variety of desserts instead of the traditional slice of cake.” Some of these include mini pies, cream puffs and tarts.

cake trends

Capes and caplets are making a surprising appearance. Seen as an alternative to veils, they can be made in a variety of lengths.

The design-your-own gown is a new hot trend. Sandra Gonzalez, founder and creative director of Sparkle Bridal Couture explains to brides that you “pick your top, pick your skirt, pick your color, pick your fabric and create your dress!”

The simple black tux is always a good choice, however shades of blue and grey are rising in popularity, depending on the season. Ryan Douglas, designer and consultant at R. Douglas Custom Clothier says, “For custom suits and tuxedos, we have found that details such as buttons, monogramming, buttonhole accents and other trims bring excitement and personalization to the wedding day. Many brides have expressed to us that the details of the custom suit allowed their fiancé to be a part of (and enjoy) the planning process.”

Lara Kiniris from The Calligraphy Girl offers insight on wedding invitations, “We have many excellent invitation companies locally. I do hear a lot of brides who are on a budget are ordering online because it’s less expensive and it’s very easy to work with some of these companies. They are able to get a proof pretty quickly and the customer service is excellent. Wedding Paper Divas is one.”

invitation trends

Looking for the best places for wedding or engagement photos? Beth Baugher, Sacramento native and professional photographer for more than 20 years names some hot spots: Scott’s Seafood on the River, The Firehouse, The Citizen Hotel, Crocker Art Museum and Vizcaya. “Popular engagement sessions spots are around Folsom Lake or local parks like Capital Park,” she says.

Emili Robles, founder of Heirlooms and Blooms in Yuba City talks about recent trends she’s seen. “We’ve had a lot of requests for flowers in burgundy, blush and cream. And most brides want peonies or large garden roses.”

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Paper Pretties http://ourweddingmag.com/paper-pretties/ Wed, 04 Apr 2018 08:15:07 +0000 http://ourweddingmag.com/?p=3621 When you think of a wedding, you see the lasting memories. But what about memorabilia from the day? When the night comes to a close, the cake is gone, the gown won’t be worn again, and your fresh flowers can be dried and hung up on a wall. But another trend has entered the wedding […]

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When you think of a wedding, you see the lasting memories. But what about memorabilia from the day? When the night comes to a close, the cake is gone, the gown won’t be worn again, and your fresh flowers can be dried and hung up on a wall.

But another trend has entered the wedding market—paper flowers. Yes, they will last longer than real flowers but brides choose them for reasons beyond just their longevity. Some brides may experience annoying allergies sparked by certain flowers. Or they may be planning a destination wedding, which makes saving flowers difficult.

Shannon Cosgrove-Rivas from local florist Flourish says, “(Paper flowers) hold sentimental meaning when brides request them. I had a bride who was an avid reader. She made paper flowers out of book pages and had me mix those into her bridal bouquet of fresh flowers.”

Paper flowers offer brides a creative, colorful and affordable option for their arrangements—whether it be bouquets, centerpieces, arches, backdrops or even boutonnieres. Paper provides one solution to relieving some wedding-day stress because they can be prepared well in advance and neatly dodge any seasonality issues.

By Alejandra Garcia

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Party on Wheels http://ourweddingmag.com/party-on-wheels/ Tue, 03 Apr 2018 21:14:22 +0000 http://ourweddingmag.com/?p=3618 Patrick and Jessica Campbell’s 1959 Fireball isn’t the drinking kind. It’s their dream-becomes-reality “Whiskeya- go-go” vintage trailer mobile bar that hops around to weddings to deliver guests drinks, or even sometimes tea. The rentable 18-foot party rig serves bridal parties in more ways than one. “It’s not just a bar. It kind of turns into […]

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Patrick and Jessica Campbell’s 1959 Fireball isn’t the drinking kind. It’s their dream-becomes-reality “Whiskeya- go-go” vintage trailer mobile bar that hops around to weddings to deliver guests drinks, or even sometimes tea.

The rentable 18-foot party rig serves bridal parties in more ways than one. “It’s not just a bar. It kind of turns into a hang-out for the bride to get away from the crowd for a minute, in a nice, relaxing, cutesy, blingy atmosphere,” says Jessica.

The Campbells founded Vintagique (vintage-antique) last year after renovating a trailer Patrick discovered in the side yard of a day-job swimming pool customer in Shingle Springs. “We dragged it home—it was pretty dilapidated—and we took a year to restore it,” says Jessica. “Now we have the vintage trailer bug. Every time we see one, we get new ideas!”

They drive Whiskey-a-go-go to the event location, set it up and pick it up later, or stick around to serve and host. Some renters prefer to have bar service from the side window, while others utilize the comfortable interior, which includes benches, a flat screen TV, MP3 player and a fireplace.

Decorated in a neutral, vintage style, the trailer quickly changes into bridal-party showpiece when the wedding colors are added via decorations. The 10-seat interior also reflects an all-mirror main cabinet, perfect for bridal party touch-ups.

Whiskey-a-go-go is rentable most anywhere in Northern California. The starting price is $450 for up to four hours. Renters use and supply it as needed, or hire Vintagique to stock it with cups, napkins, water, soda, garnishes and, of course, ice. Alcohol is purchased by the renter.

By Liz Salamy Abess

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Looking Good: Him and Her http://ourweddingmag.com/looking-good-him-and-her/ Sat, 31 Mar 2018 09:59:33 +0000 http://ourweddingmag.com/?p=3598 Sacramento makeup artist recently teamed up with her longtime romantic partner to open adjoining businesses that serve as a one-stop beauty shop of sorts for bridal parties. Shana Beals took over a 1,500-square-foot space on Riverside Boulevard in Land Park for her studio, complete with two makeup stations; a spa room for massages, skin treatments […]

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Sacramento makeup artist recently teamed up with her longtime romantic partner to open adjoining businesses that serve as a one-stop beauty shop of sorts for bridal parties.

Shana Beals took over a 1,500-square-foot space on Riverside Boulevard in Land Park for her studio, complete with two makeup stations; a spa room for massages, skin treatments and lash extensions; and a room for permanent-makeup application and microblading. Meanwhile, in a smaller space next door, her barber boyfriend, Sam Rojas, opened a two-chair barbershop called Goodfellas, offering men’s shaves and haircuts.

Beals says the two businesses can handle an entire wedding party: bride, groom and attendants. The group can meet in the middle to party: There’s a courtyard separating the two shops where people can hang out and drink champagne between treatments.

Shana Beals Makeup Artistry & Skin Studio: 2741 Riverside Blvd.; (916) 501-1550; makeupandskinbyshana.com.
Goodfellas: 2743 Riverside Blvd.; (916) 873-0030

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