It was a beautiful day filled with of family and friends who came to witness Candace and Geof’s September 3rd,2011 wedding. These two college lovebirds took their vows at Morris Chapel at the University of Pacific~the couple’s alma mater, of course. After the ceremony, guests walked through this beautiful scenic campus to the DeRosa Center where the reception was held. They first entered a secluded outdoor patio filled with mason jars hanging from the trees, cocktail tables, and padded cushions randomly placed on the existing brick walls.The ballroom was filled with beautiful orange flower arrangements varying in heights and sizes done by couple’s close friend, Talia Hernberger . Classic Party Rentals provided the chiavari chairs and linens that made this room look so classic and elegant.
A traditional Chinese tea ceremony took place where the Bride and Groom served tea to their families. What an incredible tradition in which to honor their families. After the tea ceremony, in house caterers, Bon Appetite served a delicious filet mignon dinner. They also created a late night snack for the guests that included a table filled with yummy sliders, chicken strips and sweet potato fries.
One of the fun elements added to this reception was the Doggie Biscuit Bar. Candace and Geof are big dog lovers so guests were able to take treats home to their little four legged loved ones. This display was decked out with framed photos of each of the bridal parties’ pups, sweet paper windmills, doggy treats, baggies, and dog tags signed by the couple’s one and only, little Abby.
Who loves Pinkberry and cake?! And we don’t mean you have to choose between the two! Sweet Cakes by Rebecca created a Pinkberry design made out of cake for these ‘fro yo’ lovers! This cake was a perfect replica of an actual Pinkberry cup with a frozen yogurt swirl. Let’s not tease the guests, right? Guests also had the pleasure of enjoying Pinkberry yogurt as dessert. Each guest was served their own personal Pinkberry with their choice of toppings right at their table. Special thanks to Katy with Pinkberry for delivering these tasty treats!
Some couple’s know how to keep a party going well past midnight, so following the guest’s shuttle departure to the group’s hotel, University Plaza Hotel, the party continued. This hotel boasts a large modern outdoor courtyard with AstroTurf flooring and complete with lounge furniture of every shape and size and a bar with extended hours. And yes, you are right on the waterway too. I wouldn’t normally mention AstroTurf, but really, this place is spectacular!
Special thanks to make-up by celebrity make-up artist Ammie Wu, Encore Photobooth, and Moonlight Limo. Big kudos to Arleene and Beth from The DeRosa Center for their help creating a flawless day. You girls rock!
It was a wonderful evening filled with fun, family and friendship! Congratulations to Candace and Geof! Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day!