Archive for May, 2011


Our “Isla Azul” Love Table for the Love and Lust Blog Event Presented by Mimi & Co. happening TODAY at the Sacramento Convention Center.

More to come soon!


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Jennifer Keith


Jennifer Keith comes to us with over 15 years of experience in customer service.  Having been employed as everything from a preschool teacher to an EMT, we are sure there is nothing she can’t handle.  From mission work with disabled high school children and continuous caretaking, Jen has a heart of gold.  You will immediately fall in love with this spunky, energetic, and quick witted gal.  We are thrilled to have Jen’s take on bringing each couples personality and love of life into their special day. Having her perspective on day to day business operations and how we do things will be invaluable too.

With countless hours providing in-home childcare Jen’s arrival lends Catrina Maria Designs the opportunity to offer you a child care option as an additional way for us to serve you. In general, Jen’s varied experiences, and extensive travel will bring great value to working with couples and vendors from all walks of life.

Jen’s education includes an Associate’s Degree of Science and numerous courses.  Jen will be learning the planning process and details of all of our weddings. As she learns, watch out; it won’t be long before you see her running a few of Catrina Maria’s Weddings as an Associate Planner.

As an experienced and passionate writer, Jen will also be heading up our social networking including our blog, Facebook, and Twitter pages. Expect great things including a new “Ask Catrina” section, style and fashion tid bits, and irresistible bridal inspired topics.  Organized and eager Jen is excited to share her talents with the staff and client of Catrina Maria Designs, and we are happy to have her.

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Jeff Maltz and Gillian Garrett: Married May 1, 2011

It was a cloudless May morning as guests began to take their seats on the patio of The Firehouse in Old Sacramento. As Gillian made her way down the aisle wearing a gown passed down from her mother it seemed as if time stood still. When the ceremony got underway, Jeff and Gillian stood embracing each other as they spoke their vows, and exchanged their rings.

The huge shade trees, and branch covered brick on the patio was splashed with spring color thanks to Cheryl with Accents by Sage. The guests enjoyed a signature cocktail while the new couple posed for pictures in the cobblestone alley behind The Firehouse with photographer Mike Greener with Greener Visuals. A breathtaking spread of artfully crafted appetizers was presented by Shannon and The Firehouse staff.

This no-nonsense couple had succeeded in their mission to have a “no-fuss” wedding in all respects but one, the sweets!  They began at the hotels where the out of town guests were greeted with a custom cookie creation. For Dessert an amazing and decadent spread of confectionery was assembled even miniature root beer floats! The finale was a send-off with a lavender handmade marshmallow all thanks to Carissa from Sugar and Spice Specialty Desserts.

Family and Friends lined the alley way and waved good-bye as the couple rode away in a  Silver Ride PT Cruiser. Jeff and Gillian are headed to Africa for three weeks and we wish them all the happiness in the world! Thank you both for letting Catrina Maria Design be a part of your special day.

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