The Couple: Deanna and Tyler Block
Wedding Date: October 15, 2011
Tell us a little about you and your beloved: We met at UC Davis and quickly developed a close friendship since we had so many similar interests. After three years of classes together, college parties, coffee shop jobs and snowboarding trips, our friendship started to develop into something more.
We traveled around Europe after college and then moved to Santiago, Chile together because we both shared the same passion for exploring the world and learning new languages and cultures. Now we live in Sacramento and love to spend time rock climbing, snowboarding, biking and wine tasting. We travel every chance we get – he even popped the question in Vancouver!
What was the most amazing part of your day? The ceremony was our favorite part of the day because it was full of tradition and love. It was a Jewish ceremony at sunset and we stood under a gorgeous chuppa that my father built using olive branches, roses and lavender from his garden. It was amazing to stand hand-in-hand, saying our vows in front of all our closest family and friends.
What else would you like to share about your big day? Having a live band was really special for us. The energy from the music and dancing was awesome. Also, Tyler and his brothers, his cousin and his dad were able to take over the band set for a while and play a few really special songs.
Ceremony Site & Reception Venue, and Caterer: Santa Rosa Golf and Country Club
Photographer: Capture Photography
Cake: Your Sweet Expectations
Wedding Dress: La Soie Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: A Touch of Glass
Hair & Makeup: The Powder Room
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
DJ/Entertainment/Band: Cowspace (family friend’s band)
Honeymoon location: Maui and Kauaii
First Dance Song: “That’s how strong my love is” by Otis Redding
Any advice you’d give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now? Don’t miss out on the opportunity to go cake tasting!
Anything that you would have done differently if you were given the chance? I kind of wish I bought a used dress, or at least explored the option. There are so many women that recycle their dresses. I think it could have been a great way to save money!
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Photos courtesy of and copyright Capture Photography.
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