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Last month, the CMD team had the incredible opportunity to stage a photo shoot at the breathtaking Villa Florentina in Coloma, CA. We worked with some fabulous vendors who truly helped make this shoot a complete success! You can bring the destination to your wedding instead of bringing your wedding to the destination. The Villa Florentina is the perfect venue to bring a Mediterranean theme into play without flying halfway across the globe.

The most important part of any Italian wedding reception is the food! With large rectangle tables, you can capture the warmth of Mamma’s kitchen while serving a delicious family-style dinner. Dress up the tables with richly colored linens, place vibrant flowers in wine bottles, or use funky pasta shapes in unique jars to further enhance your Tuscan theme.

We went all out on the head table! Using bright oranges and deep purples in the decor plays off of the venue beautifully. Those Coloma hills sing when the sun sinks down. Bellisima!

It will be pleasantly warm in the fall months, but it’s always nice to offer guests a beverage upon their arrival to the wedding. This beverage greeting station takes the theme to the next level by allowing the guests to make their own Italian sodas!

The cocktail space can mirror the reception area by implementing the wine bottles with lush flowers, candles to keep up with the romantic mood, and plenty of lounge seating for wine sipping.

Dress-up your ceremony space with a gargantuan flower chandelier. This theatre-in-the-round (square, really) seating allows you and your hubby to literally be the center of attention.

Mini Olive Oil bottles personalized with your guests’ names could serve as your favors. They’re useful and in uniform with the Italian theme.

The Villa Florentina also offers a carriage house that can be used in case of rain. There are so many spaces that can be utilized or left alone at your discretion. This is the perfect venue for those who want understated elegance or lavish decor. Either way, you can have the destination wedding you’ve always dreamed of without even leaving the Sacramento region!

We wanted to give a very big shout to all of the vendors that made this photo shoot possible.
Photographer: Jennifer with The Memory Journalists
Venue: Villa Florentina in Coloma, CA
Venue Owner: Loren
Rentals: Celebrations
Flowers: Katie Edwards with Ambience Floral Design
Paper Goods: Invitations Ink
Bride and Groom Models: Maria and Eric Bardet
Makeup: Shana Beals
Bridal Gown: Nicole with La Soie
Photo Shoot Designers: Catrina Arcularius, Katie Nielsen, Emily Mufich, Jessica Little, Ashley Douglas

Image Written by: Emily Mufich

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For many years we have seen bold and bright flowers making a statement. However soft and decadent colors are making their way back in. Think of magical and fantasy type movies such as “Snow White” . Look for cabbage roses and peonies!

Photo by: Watson Studios Photography

Courtesy of The Full Bouquet

If you are looking for something extravagant!

Courtesy of Sheri Martin Interiors

 

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Seems like wedding dresses are constantly changing in style. Have you ever felt frustrated shopping and not have found the perfect dress? Hopefully by reading this, I can give you some insight of what is hot off the runway.

New 2012 trends to look for:

Unique necklines: The “illusion neckline” seems to be very popular. More of a sheer and delicate fabric that is draped over your skin that may often be exposed.

Gown by Monique Lhuillier

Two tiered skirts: Designers love playing with hemlines which gave them the idea of creating two separate skirts. It’s also forgiving in the hip and thigh area. Good way to hide wider hips.

Gown by Anna Maier/Ulla-Maija Couture

Horsehair trim: Often found on the underskirt of a dress to create a cleaner and crisp hemline.

Gown by Rivini

Lace sleeves: Of course our favorite Duchess last April. The lace sleeves give a nice sleek and classic look.

Gown by Legends by Ramona Keveza

More trends to look out for: ( Inspired by the red carpet)

Front slits

Deep plunging necklines

Lots of sparkle

 

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