Happy Real Weddings Wednesday everyone! Today we have an absolutely stunning wedding that we are excited to share with you all. Enli and Grant’s ceremony was full of rich deep colors, a beautiful ceremony venue, along with amazing photos from the talented As the Crow Flies. Keep scrolling so you can read about their love story, and so you can get in on all the amazing wedding details.

Bride-to-be and her friends posing on the bed before getting ready.

Bride-to-be putting on her shoes at the Sterling Hotel Wedding venue.

Bride getting ready to do her first look at the Sterling Hotel wedding venue.

Tell us a little about you and your beloved.

We have been together since February 2, 2013 and tied the knot on February 11, 2023 on our 10-year anniversary. Grant proposed in West Lake Tahoe, on New Year’s Eve after a blizzard that dumped six feet of snow in a few days. We got a lot of “Finally’s!” or “Its about time!” when we announced our engagement. Sending out those save-the-date’s felt so good after waiting so long! We have been through college together, survived the Bay Area lifestyle for a while, and are now fully focused on building our careers. Grant is a Civil Engineer and Enli is a Marriage and Family Therapist.

Groom waiting for his bride at the Sterling Hotel wedding venue.

Bride and groom exchanging their vows in private at the Sterling Hotel wedding venue.

What was the best part of your day?

The most amazing part of the day was sitting at the sweetheart table and looking at everyone we love all in the same room for the first time ever. Usually, there’s a language barrier keeping people apart, but with the right music and accommodations, people we never thought would meet at all were hanging out and chatting away.

Sterling Hotel in Sacramento.

Bride and groom at the altar exchanging public vows at the Sterling Hotel in Sacramento.

Newlyweds walking down the aisle together as people throw white rose petals at the Sterling Hotel wedding venue.

What else would you like to share about your big day?

The bride lost her mom and one of her bridesmaids in the months leading up to the wedding. For anyone who is grieving on their wedding day, take time to honor your passed loved ones on your day, and share the grief with others. You are not alone. Celebrations are needed during dark times.

Newlyweds posing with their wedding party at the Sterling Hotel wedding venue in Sacramento.

Newlyweds taking portraits at the Sterling Hotel wedding venue in Sacramento.

Bride posing outside of the Sterling Hotel wedding venue.

Newlyweds walking back up to the Sterling Hotel.

Advice from the couple:

If you’re considering your dream photographer, go for it! Pictures are what last and they are worth every penny when you have an amazing photographer. Also, wedding packages are worth it if you really don’t want to DIY.

Newlyweds having their first dance as a married couple at the Sterling Hotel in Sacramento.

Anything you would have done differently?

I completely forgot to set up a bouquet preservation and I had to dry my own flowers. I wish I had something set up in advance to preserve my flowers in resin by a professional. As for the remaining flowers from the venue, I wish I had someone deliver them to local nursing homes so they could be enjoyed by others a little longer. We had to abandon them at the venue and it hurt my soul a little.

Photos courtesy of and copyright As the Crow Flies used with permission.

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