Here to inspire you, it’s Real Weddings Wednesdays! Today, we present Vanvisa & Christopher!
Wedding Date: October 19, 2019
Tell us a little about you and your beloved: Our story is like a backwards fairytale. We had kids, then bought a house, then had a wedding. We met at Stanford Hospital in were we worked together in 2007 and first became friends but then starting dating in 2008. Christopher proposed to me on my birthday in 2018 at the Fairmont over looking San Francisco, with our kids in attendance. He then surprised me with my friends and family after our dinner in the hotel. It was beautiful since we had been dating for so long. After a beautiful weekend in San Francisco, I started planning right away. We set a date and I started checking my list one by one. Plus I had the help of my mother-in-law from time to time. We decided to get married on our property; we rented our things from Celebrations, we had the best catering from Farm to Table. (They helped me a lot with planning also they are a great husband and wife team.) We had a big wedding party filled with my best of friends and family.
What was the best part of your day? Dancing with everyone.
What else would you like to share about your big day? I couldn’t picture my wedding at first, but when the ceremony started everything was so magical. I always wanted a Pinterest-looking wedding and it was everything and more.
Photographer: Liz Koston Photography
Ceremony and Reception Site: Private Property in Granite Bay
Officiant: Friend, Lindsey Guzman
Wedding Planner and Florist: Anything is Possible Events
DJ: Germel G-Wrex Boado
Caterer: Farm to Table
Bridal Attire: Miosa Bride
Bridesmaids Attire: David’s Bridal
Groom’s and Groomsmen Attire: Indochino
Hair: Lou of @lvhairdos (Bride and Bridesmaids) and Jasmeet of @glambyjmk (Bridesmaids)
Makeup: Mariel Buizon of @makeupbymarielb (Bride) and Kirsten Eleanor Bridal & Beauty (Bridesmaids)
Lighting and Rentals: Celebrations! Party Rentals and Tents
Lounge Furniture Rentals: Forever Vintage Rentals
Photo Booth: Mirror Reflections Photo Booth
Dessert: Palette Cakes
Any other mentionable vendors? Executive Washrooms
Favors: Gold card bottle openers from Beaucoup.com
Honeymoon Location: Going to Hawaii or Mexico in the near future
First Dance Song: “You Are The Reason” by Scott & Leona Lewis
Any advice you’d give to couples planning their wedding right now? I know it’s stressful but take your time don’t rush into your decision. Make a list of the things you need to do, it might help.
Anything you would have done differently? Maybe have less guests.