Perkins-0545The Couple:  Julie and Jim

Wedding Date:  September 15, 2012

Photography by Amy Nicole Photography

Tell us a little about you and your beloved:  Jim and I dated for three years, mostly long distance, prior to getting engaged. We met when work brought Jim to Sacramento in 2009, and the stars aligned via Now, if you ask Jim how we met it would go something like this, “We met at the gym.” Always the private person he never wanted anyone to know that we met online, but the truth is out now!

From the first email to the first phone conversation to our first date, I knew that Jim was my Prince Charming. And, I knew that I was the one for Jim after getting to know him — I quickly learned that he hates to shop for clothes and then discovering that he was so excited for our first date that he bought new jeans!

What was the most amazing part of your day?  Being surrounded by friends and family when I married my best friend!

What else would you like to share about your big day?  We were so lucky to have great vendors that made our special day run seamlessly.

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Ceremony and Reception Site:  Scribner Bend Vineyards

Photographer:  Amy Nicole Photography

Caterer:  All Seasons All Reasons Catering

Cake:  Freeport Bakery

Flowers:  Bella Bloom Flowers

Favors:  Reusable Bags from Chico Bags

Bridal and Bridesmaids’ Attire:  Alfred Angelo

Hair and Make-up:  Jennifer Gilchrist

DJ/Entertainment:  Exquisite Events & Entertainment

Honeymoon Location: Virgin Islands

Any other of your wedding vendor(s) you’d like to call out?  Made in the Shade Tent Rentals

First Dance Song:  Forever and Ever Amen by Randy Travis

Any advice you’d give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now?  Take a deep breath and enjoy all the planning because you will cherish your memories of planning your special day.

Anything that you would have done differently if you were given the chance?  No, everything was perfect.

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

Photos courtesy of and copyright Amy Nicole Photography.

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