The Couple:  Natalie & John Wren

Wedding Date:  September 12, 2009

Photography by Travis Hoehne Photography

Tell us a little about you and your beloved: We met on Valentine’s Day sophomore year of college when John brought me a rose. The rest is history!

What was the most amazing part of your day? Aside from getting to marry John, it was amazing having everyone who means the most to us in one place to celebrate our love. It was surreal to look up from the alter at so many of our loved ones looking back at us with smiles on their faces.

What else would you like to share about your big day? So many friends and family pitched in to lend a helping hand, creative advice, a vintage car, decorative accents, save-the-dates, BBQ skills, bartending skills, jars of honey, etc… It made the day that much more special!


Ceremony Site:  St. John’s Catholic Church (Chico, CA)

Reception Venue:  White Ranch (Chico, CA)

Photographer:  Travis Hoehne Photography

Videographer:  Philip Briggs

Cake:  Upper Crust Bakery

Flowers:   Cambray Rose

Favors:  Jars of honey gifted from family friends (O’Laughlin Family)

Wedding Dress:  Junko Yoshioko from Gabrielle’s Bridal in Los Gatos, CA

Bridesmaid Dresses:  J. Crew

Hair:  Marti at Genesis (now located at The Last Tangle)

Makeup:  Powder Room Beauty Bar (Ashley)

Invitations:  The Watermark, Denver, CO

DJ/Entertainment:  Platinum Productions

Honeymoon location:  Maui

Any other vendor(s) you’d like to call out? Caterer: Linda Lyons, Food Art Catering; Day of Coordinator: Heather Ugie; Ceremony Vocalist: Susan Wood Lemmons; Ceremony Organist: Kathy Eckhart

First Dance Song:  Harvest Moon by Neil Young

Any advice you’d give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now?  You don’t have to spend a ton of money to have a fabulous wedding. Recruit family and friends for their help- you will be amazed at what the people you already know can offer!

Photos courtesy of Travis Hoehne Photography.

To find out more about Travis Hoehne Photography, visit Travis Hoehne Photography online.

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