It’s Wednesday which means: it’s Real Weddings Wednesdays! Today, we present Chelsey & Roland! Enjoy!

Newcastle Garden Wedding | Andrew & Melanie Photography | Placer County Wedding

Tell us a little about you and your beloved: We are high school sweethearts. We met freshman year in our very first class. Years later, we took a small weekend trip to the Redwood national forest. On the second day there, Roland got down on one knee and proposed. Total surprise to myself because I had planned it all and he had a plan of his own all along.

What was the most amazing part of your day? Being surrounded by friends and family and finally seeing all of our hard work paid off.

What else would you like to share about your big day? It true when they say it flies by. Try to be the most present and enjoy every minute!

Ceremony and Reception Site: Private Estate

Photographer: Andrew & Melanie Photography

Planner: Jenn Robirds Events

Caterer: Farm to Table Catering

Cake: Divine Desserts by Aguirre

Dessert: D & P Creamery

Flowers: Arvo Floral Studio

Paperie: Little Bird Paper Company

Favors: Lottery Tickets

Bridal Attire: David’s Bridal

Hair: Unique Vision

Makeup: Jess Schubert

DJ, Lighting and Photo Booth: Joe Kalamaras of SJ’s Disc Jockey

Additional Lighting Rental: Lighthouse Installations (pathway lighting)

Furniture and Decor Rentals and Tent Rental: Celebrations! Party Rentals & Tents

Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental and BBJ Linen

Restroom Rentals: Executive Washrooms

Honeymoon Location: Jamaica

First Dance Song: “Sugar Please” The Brother Comatose

Any advice you’d give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now? Enjoy the process. At times it can be very stressful but just remember that it will pass and try focus on the bigger picture which is getting married to the love of your life. Planning a wedding is something you hopefully only do once so you might as well enjoy it!

Anything that you would have done differently if you were given the chance? I would have told myself not to stress out as much and stop trying to please other people. This is a wedding for you and your spouse, don’t listen to all that outside noise and focus on what makes you both happy!

Photos courtesy of and copyright Andrew & Melanie Photography, used with permission.

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