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Real Northern California Weddings

21 Apr

Veronica & Daniel
Chico, CA
10.10.10

With all of the planning leading up to my wedding day in October, I had begun to get overwhelmed with all of the details. Eventually, I let myself stop stressing and try to enjoy everything that was happening. I knew my vendors had everything under control so it was time for me to just be a Bride!

Initially I had wanted to hire a wedding coordinator, but I had confidence that I could handle organizing the details myself, and although there were a few rough patches I must say everything went rather smooth!  (Believe me when I say I was far from a DIY Bride)

My theme was black and white damask, with an accent of red. (Oh and of course some bling)  When I booked WeDo Designs, I knew that the owner, Rabina Khan really understood my vision and from samples of her work I knew she would be able to exceed my expectations.

The wedding venue was The Card Center in Chico, which offers an outdoor area for the ceremony as well as indoor reception area with a patio for the cocktail hour.   The Card Center staff provided me with a floor plan of the reception area, and we were able to work on the layout
and plan out how the tables and chairs would be set up.  We also decided we would use floor to ceiling fabric, and up-lighting to really transform the room. See the before and after photos below.

When I met Lisa Hunter of Lisa’s Flor Décor, I was hooked on her artistic creations with flowers and centerpieces. I had so many different pictures of designs I liked, but she was able to choose designs and flowers that were cohesive with my wedding theme. She made sure that the centerpieces were an appropriate height for the room and really accomplished what I had asked of her. I loved that she was willing to mix things up and play with different heights and centerpiece ideas.
When it came to the altar, Lisa brought my vision to life and I couldn’t have been happier with how it turned out.

I really loved our aisle, and Lisa’s Flor Decor made a beautiful Monogrammed “E” covered in Roses.

Speaking of flowers, every bride dreams of walking down the aisle holding her beautiful bouquet! I loved the mix of flowers used in the my bouquet, and the Gerbera Daisy’s had a dark center which matched the bridesmaid dresses.

I wore a Casa Blanca wedding gown and the Bridesmaids wore Black Alfred Angelo gowns with Red Accents.

Daniel wore a black Tuxedo with a White Vest, and the Groomsmen wore Black Tuxedos with Red Accents from Mens Wearhouse.

What is a wedding celebration without appetizers and a delicious dinnner? Leslie with Shelly’s Creative Catering really brought her A game to the wedding and not only was the food amazing but she was also great at keeping the festivities on schedule. The cocktail hour consisted of an open bar, fruits, cheese and crackers, and veggies, followed by a tri-tip and chicken buffet dinner.

Christy, with Christy’s Creations created a cake that tasted amazing and fit perfectly into our theme. It was a three-tierd white cake with fondant.

The photo-booth was a blast, and the photos served as our wedding favors. Chico Photo and Video brought the booth to the reception, provided props and also a cd of the photos for us to be able to see all of the pictures. Having the props really added to the fun, and since there was no limit on how many pictures we could take I think the kids at the wedding probably went in the booth over 20 times!


Tracy with Tracy Lynn Photography captured some great shots, and really made us feel comfortable in front of the camera. She knew I wasn’t a picture person so she really had a challenge on her hands!

Cheers!

Let Them Eat Cake!

12 Apr

Awedding wouldn’t be complete without watching the bride and groom cut the cake, and of course waiting to see if they shove cake in eachothers faces.  After that, you finally get to the good stuff (the cake!) People will remember your wedding cake, not only what it looked like but how it tasted.  As fun as it is to go cake tasting, the important part is to make sure the cake tastes great and lives up to your expectations.

Some of the top cake flavors are Red Velvet, Traditional White, Fudge, Stawberry, Lemon, Cheesecake and many more.  You can also choose from various fillings such as White Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Raspberry Ganache, Chocolate Mousse, and Caramel.  Keep in mind that your cake decorator or bakery may have a whole list of specialty flavors for you to try!

Some things to consider are whether you want to have a fondant or butter cream cake, and what flavors you and your groom would like.  The cake decorator is going to need to know how many people you expect at your wedding so they can determine how large of a cake you will need.  If you need a cake to serve over 100 people it is often recommended to order your wedding cake and additional sheet cakes to cut your cost.  Sheet cakes are often half or even a third of the price of your wedding cake, and is used to feed more of your guests.  So ask your cake decorator if this option is available if needed.

You could have a multi-tiered round or square cake, or have a custom cake made into endless shapes and objects.  Check out some of these unique wedding cakes.


You can incorporate your theme into your cake, such as your wedding colors or monogram.  Or personalize your cake with some of the adorable and even hilarious cake toppers like the ones below.  The design options of cakes are endless and there are many talented cake decorators out there who specialize in bringing your dream cake to life.  Keep it traditional or go way out, it’s all up to you!

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