The Couple: Holly & Sean

Wedding Date: September 29, 2012

Photography by Lexigraphics Photography

Tell us a little about you and your beloved: Sean and I have been cracking each other up since the day we met. Rewind to May 2009, I met up with a group of people at my friend Ben’s house in Chico and out stepped his tall, dark and handsome roommate, Sean. We started dating that night and never stopped.

We love cooking, exploring our new city, traveling and newly cross fitting together.

What was the most amazing part of your day? All our favorites together!! Our family and friends prioritized our wedding and celebrated with us in that moment…it was beyond awesome.

What else would you like to share about your big day? Bagpiper at the ceremony, amazing BBQ food, movie titles as table names, sitting with siblings and a live band that rocked it! An extraordinary day in temperature too, over 100 degrees!!!

Ceremony Site: First Lutheran Church

Officiant: Pastor Tom Miller

Reception Venue: Cory’s Country Inn

Photographer: Lexigraphics Photography

Wedding Planner: Dream Coordination for “Day -Of” Coordination

Caterer: Ludy’s Main Street BBQ & Catering

Cake: Upper Crust Bakery

Flowers: DIY with Flowers from the Chico Farmer’s Market

Favors: Matchboxes

Bridal Attire: David’s Bridal, Zappos, BHLDN and Milloo. My veil was borrowed from my bridesmaid.

Bridesmaids’ Attire: Each beautiful lady independently chose their eggplant bridesmaid dress and pewter shoes. Pewter clutches were from ao3designs on Etsy.

Hair and Make-up: DIY

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas with Vista Print and a little DIY.

Signage: DIY

DJ/Entertainment/Band: The Rhythm Express

Lighting and Décor Rentals: Salvagnos

Furniture Rentals: Party Dogs

Linen Rentals: Ludy’s Main Street BBQ & Catering

Other Rentals: All American Tent Rentals

Transportation: Elite Limousine and Transportation and Chico Trolley

Honeymoon Location: Jamaica

Any other of your wedding vendor(s) you’d like to call out? The bagpiper was Fred Payne. The pianist was my bridesmaid, Katie. Our friend Scott Boddicker, performed an original song during the ceremony.

First Dance Song: “Forever” by Ben Harper

Any advice you’d give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now? If you know the type of flow/design you would like in a venue, pick carefully and look at the whole picture. Does that venue provide tables and chairs? Will you need a dance floor and/or stage? Bar set-up? Do you dream of having sparklers or certain lighting? Will you need a tent if it rains? Will you need a tent for shade or to protect from hot weather? You will most likely want set up, lighting and decorations within a tent too.

Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s Social Media Maven, Aimee Carroll.

Photos courtesy of and copyright Lexigraphics Photography.

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