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Christen and Paul

Married: May 28, 2011

It was a cloudy Saturday afternoon when the first shuttle of guests arrived at a private residence in Ione, Ca. The guests were ushered onto the front lawn where they sipped on lemonade from mason jars, and were given the opportunity to write a message to the bride and groom using a vintage typewriter.  While the guests continued to arrive, the skies saw it fit to open up and let down a little rain and the group moved indoors.

The skies broke clear and the guests began to take their seats on the hay bales and the ceremony got under way. The bride and groom stood surrounded with bouquets of white flowers, billowing sheets of gold fabric, and the ambient music of Millington Strings; it was a picturesque moment.

Just as everyone began to move toward the tented reception area beautifully adorned with gold dusted floral arrangements from Blooms By Martha Andrews, the rain would not wait. The guests began to settle into their seats and when Christen and Paul entered, DJ Buddy Holly played The Beatles “All You Need Is Love”   and everyone started to sing along! It was such a sweet moment, the group was ready to enjoy the day no matter what, they were there to celebrate Christen and Paul, and no amount of rain was going to change that!

The unbelievably hard working staff of  Beth Sogaard Catering passed delectable appetizers and Chef Beth herself prepared from-scratch Cioppino and mountains of mouth watering entrees. Toasts, tears, dances, and even a special song from the brides father were all captured by Charleton Churchill Photography. When it was time for cake, a custom  “Nighmare Before Christmas” Jack and Sally  creation was brought by Sweet Cakes by Rabecca, a flawless red-velvet way to let the dancing begin! The rest of the evening was non-stop good time. A port and cigar bar, photo booth, gaming tables, beer pong, and even nachos for a midnight snack!

Despite a little splash of rain, this was a day to celebrate family, friends, and Love. Its true that you don’t need perfect weather, or even an in-tact hairdo, all you need is love! Congratulations Christen and Paul it is our hope that your life together is full of love, love, love!

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Morgan and Brandon (who are sweet and shy and absolutely lovely together) had a gorgeous day surrounded by the sweeping views of David Girard Vineyards in Placerville.  The ceremony was absolutely incredible!  Millington Strings classical ensemble played as Morgan was driven up to the ceremony site by her father in a rare red and white vintage car. All Seasons All Reasons catered the event, providing delicious food and top-notch service, while DJ TJ of the Entertainment Team was great as the evening’s MC.  The white reception tent at David Girard was personalized with eggplant and ivory satin draping by CMC Events, florist Debbie put together knock-out centerpieces and bouquets, and Cake and Candy Specialties created the cake.  Mark Lydell Photography captured the day on film, including lots of kisses between our bride and groom!  Congratulations Morgan and Brandon, you two are the sweetest!

David Girard VineyardsBeautiful shot of the David Girard tasting room and pond.Bride with bouquetThe stunning Bride – we love the expression on her face!GroomsmenGotta love groomsmen and their sunglasses!  Of course, yours truly had to snatch them before the wedding and try to fit all 9 pairs of them into one teeny-tiny apron pocket.  We seriously need to consider bringing a “Groomsmen’s Sunglasses” basket with us to every wedding…Mother of the Bride with locketLove love love this shot of the Mother of the Bride displaying her locket pictures of herself and her lovely newborn daughter.  How can you look at this and not tear up?!Bride and her FatherIt is such a meaningful moment when the Father of the Bride sees his daughter for the first time on the wedding day.  There are few things more touching.

We love these last few pics of the Bride and Groom!  What a beautiful couple, don’t you think?Bride and Groom with classic carBride and Groom in rearview mirrorBride and Groom black and white

Thank you again to Mark Lydell Photography for all these stunning images, and to Morgan and Brandon and their families for allowing us to play a part in their day!

David Girard Vineyards

CMC Draping, Mark Lydell Photography, All Seasons All Reasons Catering, TJ (Entertainment Team), Millington Strings, Cake and Candy Specialists, Florist Debbie

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