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Arden Hills Resort and Spa Wedding - Kevin and Jill

Wedding Photography
Posted by Jennifer - 8/19/14
Photographed by Jennifer, Kelly

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Kelly and I had the pleasure of photographing Jill and Kevin's wedding last month at Arden Hills Resort and Spa. Jill had worked for hours to make sure every little detail was in place and honestly is was probably the easiest, meaning best and well planned event, that we've been at in a very long time.

It helped that we worked with some amazing vendors:


Venue: Arden Hills Resort & Spa
Photographer: The Memory Journalists
Make-up Artist: Shana Beals
Florist: Bella Bloom

Bakery: Village Cake Shoppe
Ceremony music: Creative Memories Entertainment
Reception live music: Reruns
Dance instructor: Del Campo Studios

Arden Hills, Arden Hills wedding photos

Shana Beals was on hand to make everyone look their best.

Arden Hills, Arden Hills wedding photos

We stole Shana's mirror to do a ring photo. I have a thing for rings and reflective surfaces.

Arden Hills, Arden Hills wedding photos

The girls both looked amazing!

Arden Hills, Arden Hills wedding photos

And Jill, as someone said of the photo I posted on FB last Friday, looked like she was a model.

Arden Hills, Arden Hills wedding photos

One of my favorite photos of the day. Great photo Kelly!

Arden Hills, Arden Hills wedding photos

As we headed outside to do some family photos before the ceremony, we caught this little guy arriving.

Arden Hills, Arden Hills wedding photos

What a great looking family.

Arden Hills, Arden Hills wedding photos

After a first look, we took Jill and Kevin outside for a few pre-ceremony photos.

Arden Hills, Arden Hills wedding photos

Arden Hills, Arden Hills wedding photos

A small breeze picked up just as the ceremony started and cooled everyone off just enough. I love Jill's expression as she sees Kevin down the aisle.

Arden Hills, Arden Hills wedding photos

Arden Hills, Arden Hills wedding photos

Arden Hills, Arden Hills wedding photos

WOOHOO!!!!

Arden Hills, Arden Hills wedding photos

The ceremony ended just in time for us to use some of that glorious sun light.

Arden Hills, Arden Hills wedding photos

Look at this back-drop! The colorful flowers couldn't have been more perfect for our beautiful couple.

Arden Hills, Arden Hills wedding photos

Bella Bloom did all the floral decor for the evening.

Arden Hills, Arden Hills wedding photos

Jill and Kevin used the same dance instructor that Cory and I did for our wedding. Mike, at Del Campo Studios, is awesome!

Arden Hills, Arden Hills wedding photos

Mike taught them how to dip and hold for the cameras!

Arden Hills, Arden Hills wedding photos

At the reception, we enjoyed the sounds of the band Reruns, a 60's tribute band. They were fantastic.

Be sure to click the below photo to start the extended sneak peak slideshow. There is sound, so if you are at work, you may need to turn your speakers down. Enjoy! (be patient as the slideshow loads)

Arden Hills, Arden Hills wedding photos

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Scribner Bend Winery - Jillian & Jeff

Wedding Photography
Posted by Isabel - 7/18/14
Photographed by Isabel, Teresa

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Jillian & Jeff first contacted us well over a year before their scheduled wedding date. Although there were a few changes in their venue during the year, it ended being an amazing day. You could feel the love from all the friends and family that had traveled from near and far to be a part of their wedding.

We worked with some fabulous vendors on this wedding!


Venue: Scribner Bend Vineyards
Event Designer/Florist: Big Bang Events
Photographer: The Memory Journalists
Caterer: Randy Peter's Catering
Hair/Make up: Lea Buehler B Gorgeous
Ceremony Musicians: Elizabeth Bursh
DJ: Matthew Cope
Cake: Sweet Cakes by Rebecca

Furniture/flatware/china rentals: Dogwood
Glassware & linens: Celebrations Party Rentals
Linens: Classic Party Rentals
Bridesmaids Dresses: Armourans Anguish
Ceremony Musicians: Daniel Lemes
Officiant : Rev. Jeri Murphy
Party Favors: Megan Koch, Megasoap

Scribner Bend Winery Wedding

Jillian's dress was such a stunner! Seriously gorgeous!!!

Scribner Bend Winery Wedding

Lea did such an amazing job preparing the lovely Jillian for her nuptials.

Scribner Bend Winery Wedding

Scribner Bend Winery Wedding

Jillian is such a beautiful girl - both inside and out. She made our job so easy.

Scribner Bend Winery Wedding

Scribner Bend Winery Wedding

Scribner Bend Winery Wedding

Both the girls and the guys were super fun and they were loving being our models. :-)

Scribner Bend Winery Wedding

This was a special request from the bride. Such a sweet and special moment before the wedding ceremony.

Scribner Bend Winery Wedding

Love!!!

Scribner Bend Winery Wedding

I love that you can see the love in Jeff's eyes as Jillian walked down the aisle.

Scribner Bend Winery Wedding

Scribner Bend Winery Wedding

A few planned sunset photos - perfect light!

Scribner Bend Winery Wedding

I love that Jillian rented this couch from Dogwood rentals. It added a sweet vintage touch to their portraits.

Scribner Bend Winery Wedding

Such a fun wedding party!

Scribner Bend Winery Wedding

Gorgeous decor by Big Bang Events! Loved all the colors and the vintage feel.

Scribner Bend Winery Wedding

This cake was so cool and unique! The flower on top was a masterpiece on its own. Wonderful work by Sweet Cakes by Rebeca.

Scribner Bend Winery Wedding

We had just the glow light left for Jillian and Jeff's first dance.

Scribner Bend Winery Wedding

It was such an amazing night at Scribner Bend! Congratulations again Jillian & Jeff. It was such a pleasure for Teresa and I to have been a part of such a wonderful celebration of love!

Scribner Bend Winery Wedding

Be sure to click the next photo to watch the slideshow. Beware there is music (in case you are at work!) Enjoy!

Scribner Bend Winery Wedding

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Sacramento NACE showcases 2014 Wedding Gown Trends

Wedding Photography, Fashion
Posted by Mai - 2/6/14
Photographed by Mai

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Its still early in the year, and if you're planning on finding the dream wedding dress, I suggest you do it now! I was at the Sacramento NACE fashion show a couple of weeks ago, and there were some amazing dresses strutting the runway from local bridal shops Enchanted Bridal Shoppe and Sparkle Bridal Couture.

There are various styles, fabrics, and textures to choose from, but lace is definitely a big trend again this year. It can be incorporated with necklines, sleeves, or all over the bodice, even a small separate cover-up jacket. One of my favorites was a Sottero & Midgley trumpet A-line lace gown. It featured a romantic v-neckline, and a corset closure in the back. The bottom portion of the skirt flowed out with the perfect length train (not too long, or too short). This simple style reflects an elegant and classy bride....totally my style.

No matter how many dresses you try on this year, personalize your look with these intricate textures and details. You'll have heads turning your way. To see more photos of some of the top trends for wedding dresses in 2014 check out this great photo article by PopSugar.


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Larkspur Wedding - Kristen & Brad

Wedding Photography
Posted by Isabel - 2/5/14
Photographed by Isabel, Teresa

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As soon as Teresa and I arrived at this Bay area wedding in the charming town of Larkspur, we instantly fell in love with the town's character and sweetness. Every building seemed to tell a story, which is why Kristen and Brad choose the Tavern at Lark Creek for their winter vintage inspired wedding.


Venue & Caterer: The Tavern at Lark Creek
Photographer: The Memory Journalists
Bridal Gown: Bellisima Bridal Boutique
Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal
Stationary: Minted

Live Music: The Dolanc String Quartet
Floral Design: Angella Floral Arts
Make-Up Artist: Fresh Face Makeup
Bakery: Branching Out Cakes
Officiant: Friend of the couple

Tavern at Lark Creek

Teresa and I loved the hint of vintage with Kristen's accessories.

Tavern at Lark Creek wedding

Fresh Face Make-up was on hand to add just the right touch of color to Kristen's already radiant glow.

Tavern at Lark Creek wedding

Kristen's dress was perfect for the vintage feel she desired. Everything from her hair and makeup, head piece, jewelry, shoes and her cardigan was perfect.

Tavern at Lark Creek wedding

Kristen's bridesmaids were some of the sweetest and most genuine gals you'll ever meet. They were all such a joy to be around. The bouquet's matched so well with the colors of the dresses. I love that Kristen had each bridesmaid wear the same style dress but a different color.

Kristen had a hidden Go-Pro camera in her bouquet!

Tavern at Lark Creek wedding

Angella Floral Arts created the detail in the boutonniere and the floral arrangements.

Tavern at Lark Creek wedding

The guys were all giggles and silliness. I think we may have only gotten one serious photo the entire day.

Tavern at Lark Creek wedding

We love first looks!!! You can just feel the anticipation building.

Tavern at Lark Creek wedding

Tavern at Lark Creek wedding

Right across the street from the venue was this amazing park in the forest.

Tavern at Lark Creek wedding

These crazy kids. ;) Such a playful group photo.

Tavern at Lark Creek wedding

Perfection!! Love this bridal group shot!!!

Tavern at Lark Creek wedding

Their favors were little succulent plants for each guest to take and enjoy, love and grow.

Tavern at Lark Creek wedding

Walking up the aisle, Kristen was so excited.

Tavern at Lark Creek wedding

Tavern at Lark Creek wedding

Though it was a bit chilly out, everyone seemed to snuggle closer and keep warm.

Tavern at Lark Creek wedding

Brad barely took his eyes off of her. It was such a sweet ceremony to witness.

Tavern at Lark Creek wedding

Tavern at Lark Creek wedding

Kristen's manicure had a little blue heart on the ring finger nail. So cute!

Tavern at Lark Creek wedding

Kristen has been a part of The Dolanc String Quartet for many years. They played their beautiful music during the ceremony and cocktail hour. Kristen came out and played with them for their last set.

Tavern at Lark Creek wedding

They played the most elegant version of Sweet Child of Mine, originally done by Guns & Roses.

Tavern at Lark Creek wedding

Check out this beautiful cake by Branching Out Cakes.

Tavern at Lark Creek wedding

I loved the energy from all the guests. Their was happiness all around from their friends and family. Congratulations again to Kristen & Brad!

To see a longer sneak peek slideshow, be sure to click the last photo. Enjoy! (be sure to be patient for it to load - there are over 100+ photos).

Tavern at Lark Creek wedding

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Traditional Chinese Wedding - Mylene and Victor

Wedding Photography
Posted by Jennifer - 12/17/13
Photographed by Jennifer, Isabel, Kelly

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I just love fall weddings. Last month Kelly and I started at The Westin Sacramento, photographing Mylene and Victor's wedding day. While Mylene was getting the final touches of hair and make-up by All Dolled Up, we took photos of her beautiful dress. Accents by Sage created some beautiful bouquets that we used in our dress photos too.

We worked we some fabulous vendors again!


Church: Good Shepherd Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Asian Pearl
Photographer: The Memory Journalists
Hair & Make-up Artist: All Dolled Up
Stationary: Ho Tai Printing
DJ & Lighting: Sound Image Entertainment

Floral Designer: Accents by Sage
Bakery: Ettore's European Bakery
Transportation: API Global Transportation Inc.
Linen Rentals: Phuong Trinh Bridal & Tuxedo
Wedding Night Accomodations: The Westin

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Mylene got dressed with the help of her girls, while her mom smiled so big as she watched her daughter become a bride.

Chinese wedding photographer

Her mom helped with her earrings, but what I really love about what we do, isn't the earrings themselves, is the looks between mom and daughter.

Chinese wedding photographer

As we left the Westin, we hogged the elevator and kicked everyone out so we could get just a girls photo.

Chinese wedding photographer

We met Victor at the church and took a few quickie photos outside before all the guests arrived.

Chinese wedding photographer

Both Mylene and Victor had their parents walk them down the aisle. I love how important their family is to each of them.

Chinese wedding photographer

The red box contained the rings. I never thought about how holding something, like the girls with flowers, might actually help reduce nerves but maybe we should think about letting the guys carry something? :-)

Chinese wedding photographer

The veil and cord ceremony was part of the traditions during the ceremony.

Chinese wedding photographer

One of my favorite photos during the ceremony was the exchange of rings through Mylene's veil.

Chinese wedding photographer

WOOHOO! Mr. and Mrs. Victor Wu are pronounced.

Chinese wedding photographer

We took some quick formal photos in the church before we had to leave. This was the first time I had photographed at Good Shepherd Catholic Church and I just love this church and it's light. It's a photographers friend.

Chinese wedding photographer

We often ask you to do something (like put your arms around each other) and while you may think we are capturing the above face on photo, we are really wanting to capture something else....in this case your hands that you've placed around each other.

Chinese wedding photographer

At the halfway point in this wedding, Kelly and I had Isabel join us so that we could have some fresh eyes (and arms) for our 12 hour day. This fun photo Isabel caught as the crew had loaded into the limo and Mylene was the last one in.

Chinese wedding photographer

I had scouted around Elk Grove parks the week before until I found the one I wanted. Perfect fall colors!

Chinese wedding photographer

Sometimes the most random of moments become some of my favorite photos, like this next one.

Chinese wedding photographer

Yes, while the veil blowing may have been staged (cause whose veil ever blows this perfectly?!) it's still one of my favorites too.

Chinese wedding photographer

Chinese wedding photographer

Mylene's smile in this next series is magazine ad quality. I am in LOVE with this series.

Chinese wedding photographer

Chinese wedding photographer

We loaded up to leave and Victor swooshed Mylene up into his arms! Her own private chariot.

Chinese wedding photographer

Back at the reception venue, Asian Pearl, we took a few photos while we waited for the couples grand entrance. This is the best cake topper ever! It included their dog Bella! Ettore's European Bakery put together this creation.

Chinese wedding photographer

Poor Mylene and Victor had the glasses chiming all night long from their guests (and you know what that means??? KISS KISS) This was the cutest moment when they wanted a private kiss. :-)

Sound Image Entertainment provided the evening with music and great lighting. And fun dancing! Be sure to click the next photo to start the slideshow. Enjoy! (there is music so be sure to turn your volume up, or down, as needed.)

Chinese wedding photographer

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