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The Couple: Tania & Raul

Wedding Date: September 29, 2018

Photography by Lixxim Photography

Tell us a little about you and your beloved: We met in a church youth group. We dated from High School through colllege for a total of 7 years. Both of us are Chico State grads. We waited until we were both able to get our careers started. The proposal occurred on a sunny day that we went horseback riding on the beach. It was near Tania’s birthday, so she had no idea. The planning of the wedding was a little chaotic since we left many things towards the end, but once family started arriving from out of state everything got better,

What was the most amazing part of your day? Seeing each other for the first time in the altar and seeing all our loved ones.

What else would you like to share about your big day? Dance, drink, and enjoy the company of all of your loved ones.

Ceremony Site: Our Divine Savior Catholic Church

Officiant: Priest from the youth group we met 7 years prior.

Reception Venue: The Palms Chico

Photographer: Lixxim Photography

Favors: Aide Orejel

Bridal Attire: Miosa Bride

Bridesmaids’ Attire: Azazie

Hair: Natalie Cress at Twenty 22

Make-up: Hailey Castro

Invitations: Minted

DJ/Entertainment/Band: DJ Locaso

Linen Rentals: A&J Party Center

Transportation: Diamond Hotel

Honeymoon Location: Bangkok & Koh Samui, Thailand

Any other of your wedding vendor(s) you’d like to call out that we missed in the above questions? Bartender, Alvey Jamezcua. They were very professional and did an splendid job with 200+ guests.

First Dance Song: “How Long Will I Love You” by Ellie Goulding

Any advice you’d give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now? Have someone in charge of getting breakfast for all your bridesmaids as you will start getting ready for your big day very early. Do not change anything in your skin care routine days before the wedding.

Anything that you would have done differently if you were given the chance? We would have started the ceremony earlier. We didn’t enough time to take pictures since we needed to start the party.

Photography by Lixxim Photography.

Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s Social Media Maven, Aimee Carroll.

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