The Couple: Ashley Cooper and Paul-Michael Sosa
Wedding Date: October 22, 2011
Photography by Capture Photography
Tell us a little about you and your beloved: Ashley and I met while working at UC Davis several years go. After a year of friendship we started dating and soon fell in love. We love exploring California together and can’t wait for our next adventure.
What was the most amazing part of your day? During the middle of our ceremony, a couple of birds decided to hang out in the tree above us and sing us a song. It was pretty awesome and made the ceremony feel magical.
What else would you like to share about your big day? We decided to take a set of dance lessons before the wedding and even did a single lesson with our parents for the Father/Daughter and Mother/Son dances. It was great because we were able to work out our first dance gitters during the lessons so when it came time for the wedding, we rocked it and had a blast.
Ceremony Site & Reception Venue: Wilson Vineyards
Photographer: Capture Photography
Caterer: Fresh and Quick Catering
Cake: Timothy’s Bakery
Flowers: Raley’s (DIY bouquets and centerpieces)
Favors: Honey from Sola Bee
Wedding Dress: Miosa Bride
Bridesmaid Dresses: Nordstrom
Hair & Makeup: Reflections Salon
DJ/Entertainment/Band: Pro Mobile DJ
Honeymoon location: Bali, Indonesia
Any other of your wedding vendor(s) you’d like to call out? Our officiant, Rev. Jeri Murphy. Dance Lessons from Barbara’s Dancing Tonight and Spotlight Dance Studio.
First Dance Song: “Oh, It Is Love” by Hello Goodbye
Any advice you’d give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now? Take off one to tw days of work right before your wedding to get all the last minute stuff in order. Once family starts coming into town, they all want to visit and you’ll realize you have no time to do those final touches.
Anything that you would have done differently if you were given the chance? Our entire wedding was a magical evening with all our close friends and family members. We wouldn’t change a moment of that day.
Photos courtesy of Capture Photography.
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