The Couple:  Sara and Fred Parenzin
Wedding Date:  November 11, 2011
Photography by Lexigraphics Photography
Tell us a little about you and your beloved:  Faith, tennis and family are a few of the passions that brought Fred and Sara together and turned their friendship into a lasting relationship. Every day since the day they met at Jack’s Urban Eats, they have grown closer together. They started dating and got engaged two years into their relationship. By year three they were married!
When they aren’t on the tennis court, Fred and Sara enjoy adventures in the great outdoors, often in the Crystal Basin or Trinity Alps. As self-proclaimed foodies, they love frequenting their favorite restaurants in downtown Sacramento. Fred and Sara truly believe that God brought them together, and they feel extremely blessed to have found each other.
What was the most amazing part of your day?  Our candle-lit ceremony was lovely and intimate. It was amazing to exchange our vows, and share such a beautiful moment, in the presence of our closest family and friends.
What else would you like to share about your big day?  Doug at the Monte Verde Inn did a phenomenal job on the catering. Our guests were super complimentary of the prime rib and salmon. We still talk about that grilled sesame salmon to this day!

Ceremony Site, Reception Venue, Caterer & Cake:  Monte Verde Inn
Photographer:  Lexigraphics Photography
Flowers:  O’Shay’s Flowers
Favors:  Candy bar by Monte Verde Inn
Wedding Dress:  Bridal & Formal
Bridesmaid Dresses:  David’s Bridal
Hair & Makeup:  The Atrium Salon & Spa
Invitations & Stationery:  Mokipotpie
DJ/Entertainment/Band:  SJ’s Disc Jockey
Photo Booth:  DIY
Honeymoon location:  Southern Caribbean
First Dance Song:  “This Years Love” by David Gray
Any advice you’d give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now?  Plan ahead, stay organized and keep a running “to-do” list with due dates. Keep up with it, and that will allow you to relax and enjoy the planning process! When it comes to your wedding day, be flexible, maintain a sense of humor and enjoy every moment!
Anything that you would have done differently if you were given the chance?  Nope! We were so pleased with the Monte Verde Inn and our other vendors. It went better than we could have imagined!

Photos courtesy of Lexigraphics Photography.

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