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megan & jon – may 31, 2014

When I first got an email from Megan back in 2013, I was super excited to see that she and Jon had chosen Casa Romantica to have their Spring wedding. I love that venue for so many reasons and was so stoked that they chose me to be their wedding coordinator. Most of our meetings took place via phone call since they live in Seattle. When we did meet face to face, we spent most of our time together laughing and joking about all of Megan’s details. She was worried it was too much for me to handle or that she was that bride who was going to drive me crazy! Not. Even. One. Bit.

Megan worked so hard on every aspect of their big day. She made sure that each component of their wedding meant something and told a story. Their story. And it did. One of my favorite details was the lyrics to “Make You Feel My Love” by Adele that lined the aisle of the ceremony. Megan walked down the aisle to that song and wanted her groom as well as the guests to know just how special the song was to her. I also loved the handmade marquee initial lights as well as the mason jars lights that lined the guests’ tables.  

Following a perfect ceremony officiated by Megan’s Uncle, guests enjoyed cocktails and appetizers and mingled as the sun was setting in the background. After some heartfelt toasts, and a delicious dinner, guests made their way inside for some dancing. As a special surprise for the Bride and Groom, the bridal party sang a little song to them. I love when I get to see new things at weddings and this was right up there with the best of them! More importantly, Megan and Jon were touched. I think I even saw a few tears. The rest of the night, guests enjoyed yummy cupcakes, an awesome photo booth and a packed dance floor courtesy of DJ Eric (one of my faves!).

{Megan & Jon – Thank you so much for allowing me to be a small part of your big love story! I loved EVERY SINGLE DETAIL that went into your wedding! Even more importantly, I loved watching the two of you become Mr. & Mrs. I hope your honeymoon was pure awesomeness - just like your wedding! Congratulations!}

Thank you to the following vendors for an amazing day:

DJ – Eric Morales, Extreme DJ

Flowers – Fantasy Floral Designs

 Hair & Make-up – Lauren Fernald

Photographer – Stephanie, Jim Kennedy Photographers

Videographer – Chase Carnahan, Media Limes

Photobooth – Viral Booth

Ceremony Music – Eddie Severen, The Piano Man

Cake & Cupcakes - It’s All About the Cake

Catering – Iva Lee’s

Venue – Casa Romantica

Here are some of the beautiful images captured by Stephanie with Jim Kennedy Photographers.

 

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chelsea & john – october 12, 2013

I am always impressed when the groom attends the initial meeting with me to discuss wedding planning details. However, John super impressed me and I think I shall give him the award for most organized groom EVER! He was so detailed and on top of things throughout the planning process and amazed me with his organization skills. I was also impressed at Chelsea’s willingness to let her fiancé take the reign on many aspects of the wedding planning – talk about a laid back bride! (I lucked out with these two – big time!)

Chelsea and John knew exactly what they wanted for their wedding and put in a lot of hard work to make it special. From the succulent boxes they planted to the bottles and candles they collected, each detail was carefully thought out. They also made their own photo booth as well as hand painted all the pillows that filled the lounge spaces.

Their wedding day arrived and they couldn’t have asked for better weather for a wedding by the beach. I first got to see Chelsea right before they did their first look. She was already tearing up at the thought of seeing her groom for the first time. I got to watch their first look at each other and I couldn’t help but tear up myself! The two of them had worked so hard on their wedding and you could tell they were overcome with emotion as their big day was finally here!

After a beautiful ceremony, guests dined on yummy food courtesy of Iva Lee’s. After the plates were cleared, Chelsea shared a special dance with her father followed by a dance with John and his mother. Soon after, all the guests joined in on the dancing. Even with all their friends and family around, Chelsea and John never lost sight of one another. By the looks and smiles on their faces, you could tell they were having the time of their lives.

{Chelsea & John – Thank you times a thousand for letting me be a part of your big day! There is no doubt that the two of you were most definitely meant to be together. Your wedding day was a perfect testament to that and one that I won’t soon forget. I wish you all the best as husband and wife!}

Check back soon to see pictures from their fabulous day!

Thank you to the following vendors for making the day wonderful:

DJ – DJ Mayn, E Mobile Music

Catering – Iva Lees

Photography – Tina Shawal Photography

Hair & Make-up – Something Blue

Officiant – Don Johnson

Violinist – Jessica Haddy, Haddy Music

Cake – Cake Bake Shop

Venue – Historic Cottage

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matt & katie – november 30, 2013

The first time I spoke with Katie and Matt was over a conference call – not your typical meeting. However, even without meeting them in person, I knew I wanted to work with them on their wedding. The rest of our meetings were mainly done over the phone and consisted of planning and laughing – but mostly laughing. My likeness for these two grew quickly and I couldn’t wait until their big day!

Thanksgiving weekend came and their wedding day was finally here! I got to sneak a peak of the bride moments before she walked down the aisle. Katie looked absolutely stunning in her wedding dress – like something you would see in a bridal magazine – only prettier! I couldn’t wait to see Matt’s face when he saw her for the first time. Not only did Katie look amazing, but she was surrounded by some beautiful bridesmaids! Aside from all the good looks, and more importantly, the ceremony was beautiful.  I definitely cried a little – partly because I was 8 1/2 months pregnant and emotional, but mainly because I was touched by how much these two really loved one another.

After the ceremony, guests made their way to cocktail hour where they sipped on cocktails and caught glimpses of the big college football game playing at the bar. I would describe their wedding reception as a combination of classic elegance and coziness. With the fireplaces lit, you couldn’t help but feel the warmth of being surrounded by love, family and friends. And these families and friends sure came to party! One of my favorite parts of a wedding is watching the guests and bridal party on the dance floor. Mainly because you can tell by their smiles and laughter that they are having such a fun time and that they are truly enjoying the celebration of a special couple. Also, because I get to see some amazing and original dance moves.

{Matt & Katie – Thank you so much for allowing me to be a small part of your big love story. I abolutely adore both of you and know why you chose each other to spend forever with. I wish you all the best in your future as husband and wife! Congratulations!!}

Thank you to the following vendors for a spectacular day:

Band – The Juke Box

Photography – Rich Lander, CHARD Photographer

Hair – Sarah Walton

Make-up – Dottie Palmer

Cake – French’s Pastry

Flowers – Flowers, Etc.

Photobooth – Viral Booth

Videographer – Levi Ellis

Venue – Dove Canyon Country Club

Thanks to CHARD Photographer for these amazing images!

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matt & kayla – october 19, 2013

I first met Kayla and Matt over coffee where we discussed their wedding and got to know each other. I loved hearing about all their ideas for their October wedding by the beach. I got the chance to work at their venue in September and was looking forward to seeing how they envisioned the space for their big day.

On the day of their wedding, Kayla looked absolutely flawless in her dress. Her beautiful wavy locks were perfect for a wedding by the beach. As she made her way down the aisle, Matt smiled from ear to ear, taking in all of her beauty. You could tell these two had a special love for one another and couldn’t wait to say “I do!”.  

After the beautiful ceremony, guests made their way to the reception. Kayla and her mom worked so hard on all the details that went into their wedding. From the hand painted wooden signs to the beautiful table arrangements, no detail was left spared. I just love all the flowers that Kayla chose to compliment the natural park setting.

For dinner, guests dined on pizza straight from authentic wood fired brick ovens – something I had never seen before at a wedding. I got to taste the pizza for myself and it was amazing! After dinner, guests filled the dance floor and enjoyed music played by both a DJ and a band (who were friends of Matt and Kayla’s which made it that much more special!) It was so fun to watch Kayla and Matt be surrounded by all their family and friends as they all celebrated together on the dance floor.

{Matt & Kayla – You two are such a beautiful couple and I am so honored to have had the chance to be a part of your big day. I wish you both all the best in your adventures as husband and wife and hope you had a fantastic time on your honeymoon!}  

Thank you to the following vendors for making the day perfect:

DJ – Steve Shanahan, Honored Occasions

Caetering & Rentals - Persiano Events

Photography – Josh Elliott Photography

Make-up – Beauty & The Beach

Officiant – Seth Ebel

Cake & Cupcakes – Shelly, family friend

Bartending/Servers – At Your Service

Flowers – Kendra, family friend

Photobooth – TMZ Booths

Venue – Cyprus Shore Park

Here is a sneak peak at some of the beautiful images to come courtesy of Josh Elliott:

 

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new year, new addition

This past year was such a wonderful year! I can’t believe we are already a month into 2014 – where does the time go? I am feeling a little behind these days but for a good reason. We added a new member to our family on December 16th – our baby girl Brooklyn. She is the perfect addition to our family and we can’t get enough of her! However, life with two kids certainly has kept me busy and I have yet to post the last of my 2013 weddings. Hopefully as things settle down in the coming weeks, I’ll be able to share the beautiful pictures with all of you. In the mean time, check out these awesome pics of my new family of four, courtesy of Amanda Patrice. If anyone out there is looking for a photographer to capture photos of their family be sure to contact her. She’s wonderful!

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