Ugne & Wyatt - Park Winters, Winters CA

Ugne & Wyatt were married at the park winters, in winters Ca.

When I asked Ugne a little on their love story and how they met, this is what she said “Wyatt and I met doing the thing we enjoy the most in our free time: Video Games. At that time, we were living eight hours away while I attended college. In between studying and work, we would spend hours a week playing games together, first with a group of friends and then later between just the two of us. Video games turned into Skype calls and about half a year later, we met for the first time in person at Six Flags with some friends of mine. Since I had to go back to college, we continued spending time online every day and saw each other a couple times a year. Things weren't easy, but we stuck with each other for three years before we finally moved in together. This year, we will celebrate six years together and our first wedding anniversary and we still play video games on a regular basis together. “

When I asked about her favorite part of the wedding this is what she said, “My immediate family lives on the other side of the country, and the remaining relatives overseas. Most of my family hasn't met Wyatt's side of the family, so for everyone to come together for the first time was truly heartwarming. Looking back at the photos and wedding video, having the people we love the most be with us was an incredible joy.”

I asked Ugne if she had any tips for a couple planning their wedding, this is what she said, “Do what works best for you and your husband. There seem to be many unwritten rules and expectations in online communities, and there is no problem in glancing there for inspiration, but it is not a cookie cutter. Take your time to look for good vendors and know what you expect of them. Our vendors all were incredibly amazing, but it took some time to find them. And remember what matters the most: That at the end of the day you and your husband will be married and you got to celebrate with people you love. Mishaps will happen, trust your professional vendors (Hiring a wedding coordinator is a MUST, even if you planned most of the details of the day yourself, a lot of the day-of stress will be relieved if you know that someone is keeping an eye on everything for you).”

Location: Park Winters, Food: Park Winters, Day of coordinator: Risa James Events, Makeup: @ChristiReynoldsBeauty, Flowers: Full Belly Floral, Second shooter photographer: Christopher Cook Photography.

Denisse & Jordan - Taber Ranch, Capay CA

Oh my goodness, where do I start with this amazing wedding … From the very start walking into Denisse’s beautiful house we were treated like family. Her love for dogs, amazing personality, and overall sweetness made her feel like a long lost best friend. Deniess and Jordan were married at a beautiful Catholic Church in Dixon, Then had a beautiful reception at Taber ranch. They both were surrounded by friends and family including Jordans very fun wrestling buddies :)

When I asked Denisse what her favorite part of the wedding was she said “Our photo shoot in the garden/top of the hill. Here is why; we knew our guests were thoroughly enjoying themselves and we finally had a moment to just enjoy ourselves and let it all sink in.” I also asked her what advice or tips she would have for future brides, she said “don’t skimp on these two things: photography and videography. You absolutely need both and you will experience wedding amnesia so do yourself a favor, make the memories last forever.”

Venue: Taber Ranch , Dress: Vera Wang, Hair and Makeup: Ogasawara ( hair ) Stephane Azevedo (Make up) Cake: Cakes Done Wright Flowers: Dixon Florist Cater: Boone Vie Kitchen Jordan’s Tux: Indochino Second Shooter: Kearston Vargas, with Kearston Vargas Photography

Ugne & Wyatt - Park Winters, Winters CA

When you find someone that loves video games as much as you do, you never let her go … NEVER :) Ugne and Wyatt had the cutest little intimate wedding at The Park Winters. With family coming from all around the world, you could differently feel the love. Venue: Park Winters, Second photographer: Christopher Cooke Photography, Event Planner: Risa James Events, Flowers: Full Belly Floral, Cake: Freeport Bakery, Table rental: Blossom Farm Vintage Rentals. 

Katelyn & Ian ... and Sienna - Field & Pond - Winters, CA

Nothing gives you a big scare before your wedding like the wedding venue being under evacuation 3 days before your wedding. The hills behind the venue were on fire and thanks to the amazing firefighters they where able to contain the fire that still went on to burn 90k acres :( Katelyn and Ian wedding was truly amazing. 

When I asked Katelyn what her favorite part about her wedding was she said: "My favorite part was how much love I felt surrounding us with our family and friends and how wonderful it was to have everyone there celebrating together." I also asked if she had any tips for future brides, and she said "My most important tip is to make sure to plan for some calm immediately prior to the wedding. I really was glad that I had a quiet night at the venue with just my sister and could just enjoy the moment and anticipation. 

Ian and Katelyn were married at Field and Pond in Winters, CA surrounded by friends and family ... and a flower pup Sienna :)  

Katie & Steve - Scott's Seafood on the river - Sacramento

When you spend your days playing on the river then having your wedding next to the river was no question. This location was truly magical, with a perfect hotel right off the Sacramento river and cool breeze coming off the water that was walking distance it was really a perfect day. Katie and Steve were married at Scott's Seafood on the river with their two perfect children by their side. Congratulation you two, thank you for choosing me to capture your lovely day. 

Lyndsey & Terry - Taber Ranch event center - Capay

Sometimes the wedding day is not about just the bride and groom, sometimes is about a family becoming one. This amazing family become one last weekend and I can not tell you how beyond happy I was to capture it. Not only at one of my favorite venues Taber Ranch but on the most perfect of fall nights. Lyndsey and Terry were married by their closest friends and family and with Alexis by their side the day could not be more perfect. 

Katie & Josh - Green Valley - Backyard wedding

Every bride dreams of the perfect location for their wedding day. Whether it's the perfect country chic setting, or glamorous ballroom, we all have a vision in our heads. But when Katie and Josh were leaving a wedding venue that just didn't feel right, they noticed a few feet from the venue was this perfect little house for sale. Not only trying to plan the perfect day they decided to buy their dream house on top of it :) I cannot tell you how honored I was to capture there amazing backyard wedding. Surrounded by friends and family and Alamo they tied the knot in their own backyard where they can spend the rest of their life together. 

 

Kristin & Munir - Mira Vista Golf and Country Club - El Cerrito, CA

I always like to meet my wonderful clients before the big day, but sometime giving time and busy schedules phone chats might be all we can do. So when meeting my bride and groom on their wedding day for the first time, I'm always nervous and anxious and hoping they like me. When I met Kristin & Munir for the first time on wedding day It was like meeting a long time friend. They both were incredible sweet, kind, and just down right amazing. I had a hard time leaving because I wanted to stay and hang out with them and their amazing family all night. Kristin & Munir were married at Mira Vista Golf & Country club  surrounded by friends and family from all over the world.

Mimi & Joey - Vintage Oaks - Vacaville CA

I get the pleasure of meeting a lot of brides and I fall in love with each and every one of them :) I laugh with them and cry with them and try my best to help them along the wedding planning way. When Mimi needed a little help in the wedding planning I was beyond happy to point her in the right direction, to helping her find the Venue, flowers, and the amazing Dj, I was beyond excited to watch everything fall in place for this amazing couple's big day. Mimi and Joey were married at Vintage Oaks in Vacaville. I love everything about Mimi and her personality and wish her and Joey years of minion love.