The Couple: Mandy and Scott Martinez
Editor’s Note: If this gorgeous bride looks familiar at all, it’s because she was our real bride model for our bridesmaid fashion feature at the Sacramento Zoo in the current issue of Real Weddings Magazine!
Wedding Date: September 6, 2009
Tell us a little about you and your beloved: My husband always swore he would never meet his wife at a bar, boy was he wrong! We love living an active lifestyle, and are total partners in crime. We appreciate the good, the bad and everything in between, and challenge each other to keep life interesting. I was bored until I met Scott, he is my spice!
What was the most amazing part of your day? My dad loves his vintage hot rods, and what’s not to love about a suped up 1937 Ford Cabriolet Coupe with flames down the sides? That was my “horse and carriage” to the aisle. I am sort of a daddy’s girl and that moment sitting there waiting to drive up with my dad, we had a heart to heart that was priceless. He walked me down the aisle to “Every Little Thing She Does (Is Magic)” by The Police and when we pulled up everyone started cheering. I mean standing ovation and screaming! Then I saw my groom, it was just incredible, it moved my core.
What else would you like to share about your big day? Our wedding had a classic vintage theme with bright colors and a crystal chandelier at the reception site. Just one for impact, not too much. I think you can make the statement you want and set the mood within your budget by reasoning “less is more” because really, it is!
Ceremony and Reception Site: David Girard Vineyards
Photographer: Sarah Maren Photography
Cake: Divine Desserts
Flowers: Olivia Rose
Favors: Antique brass bells
Wedding Dress: Allure Bridal from The Bridal Box
Bridesmaid Dresses:Dessy from The Bridal Box
Hair: Christina Hamilton (Bridesmaid)
Makeup: Annie Limmond (Bridesmaid)
Invitations: Carlson Craft, Papyrus
Honeymoon location: Dominican Republic
Any other of your wedding vendor(s) you’d like to call out? My caterer, Bocca Catering… yummy!
First Dance Song: “By My Side” by Ben Harper
Any advice you’d give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now? Sit back and enjoy the ride! Everyone says “don’t stress” but of course you are going to. Just try to let others help that want to help, you aren’t Superwoman. And make sure you pick a theme for your wedding, it makes ALL your other decisions easier; if it doesn’t fit the theme, it goes.
Anything that you would have done differently if you were given the chance? Not really, I loved it all!
Photos courtesy of Sarah Maren Photography.