We’re so honored to partner with Luxury Wedding Shows to sponsor their events; and present the grand prize winner at each of their shows the opportunity to have their wedding featured in an upcoming issue of Real Weddings Magazine!
Vivian & Andres were our grand prize winners from the last show. Check out their gorgeous wedding featured here; and if you want a chance to win, keep an eye on luxuryweddingshows.com for updates on events!
Tell us a little about you and your beloved: We briefly met in 2012 at a fundraising event while we were undergraduate students at California State University, Sacramento. We had seen each other around campus before but this was the first time we were able to meet. After meeting, we spent our winter break getting to know one another. We started dating on February 1, 2013 and got engaged after having been together for over five and a half years. He proposed one evening during a trip to Oahu, Hawaii. We were heading out to watch the evening firework show when caught me by surprise and popped the big question.
The wedding planning was fun yet stressful. It was fun to plan all of the details and research all of the vendors of our choice, but it became stressful when COVID-19 caused closures of many places, including our venue. We had organized a spring 2020 wedding that had to be postponed well into the summer. Once the new date was scheduled, we were back to step one with researching and thinking of creative ways to keep our guests safe. The venue and our coordinator helped us tremendously with planning a safe and fun environment.
What was the most amazing part of your day? Saying “I Do” was by far the best part of the day. Another memorable moment was our first dance. The mood and music were incredible, and it brought back so many memories, from our first meeting right up to our engagement. Being able to share this day with our friends and family was nothing short of amazing.
Wedding Date: July 17, 2020
Ceremony Site: St. Maria Goretti Parish
Reception Site: Wolfe Heights Estate
Photographer: Irina Savon Photography
Videographer: Jensen Films
Wedding Planner: Meant 2 Bee Events
Floral Designer: Sherie’s Season Designs
Caterer: Hannibal’s Catering & Events
DJ: DJ Omar Echeverria/Mariachi de Oro
Photo Booth: Temple Photography & Photo Booth
Bridal Attire: Bride to Be Couture
Bridesmaids Attire: David’s Bridal
Groom’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse
Bridal Attire Seamstress: Peregrina Bridal Alterations
Signage: DIY by Matron of Honor
Guestbook: Artifact Uprising
Favors: Personal hand sanitizers
Honeymoon: Tulum, Mexico
First Dance Song: “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Kina Grannis
Any advice you’d give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now? Wedding planning during the pandemic is challenging to say the least. The safety of your guests and vendors is of paramount importance and a crucial consideration when planning your wedding during this pandemic. Depending on county-specific and state-specific guidance, there may be a long list of modifications that one may be required to adhere to. Additionally, these requirements can change at the spur of the moment so be vigilant. As a result, maintaining constant and open communication between your guests, vendors and venue managers is more important than ever. It may be demanding but it’s definitely necessary and worth it!
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Photos courtesy of and copyright Irina Savon Photography.
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