The Couple: Kaye Bassett and Khalil Cox

Wedding Date: May 12, 2012

Photography by Lexigraphics Photography

Tell us a little about you and your beloved: When my former coworker started her new job, she said she had met the man for me—Khalil. It was about a year later when Heidi and I had lunch plans, and she asked if I would mind if Khalil joined us. I did not, so the three of us had lunch together. Heidi could tell I was interested in Khalil right away, but he played it cool until he asked Heidi for my number on the walk back to their office. Our relationship took off from there. Two years later, our daughter Audrey was born. We have been a happy family ever since and decided to make it official this year.

What was the most amazing part of your day? Having our child be present and participate in our wedding as the flower girl. Sharing such a special day in our lives with all the friends and family who have been so supportive of us through the years. Seeing the culmination of all the effort in planning come together in a way that was even better than we imagined.

What else would you like to share about your big day? The ceremony was so accurate and personal, guests thought we wrote it even though the judge who performed the ceremony did. People are still complimenting the music, the food, and the favors, but the Leatherby’s ice cream sundae bar truly stole the show.

Ceremony and Reception Site: Whitney Oaks Golf Club

Photographer: Lexigraphics Photography

Caterer: Ice Cream Sundae Bar by Leatherby’s Family Creamery

Cake: Freeport Bakery

Flowers: Visual Impact Design

Favors: Mints from Karen’s Bakery Café & Catering Kitchen

Bridal Attire: La Soie Bridal

Bridesmaids’ Attire: I did not care if they matched and wanted to make it easy for my bridesmaids, so I told them my wedding colors and asked that they buy short dresses in something close to those colors. All of them ended up buying the same dress from Nordstrom!

Hair and Make-up: Erica Engel at Hues Hair & Skin Salon

Invitations: DIY from Vista Print

DJ/Entertainment/Band: Guitarist Ned Hammad, a friend of the groom since childhood, for the ceremony. And, Mersonacta String Quartet for the reception.

Honeymoon Location: A long weekend in San Francisco for the couple followed by a family cruise to Alaska in June.

Any other of your wedding vendor(s) you’d like to call out? Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Lawrence G. Brown for such a touching ceremony and Real Weddings Magazine (why thank you, we’re blushing!) for lots of inspiration.

Any advice you’d give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now? Stay true to YOUR priorities. I asked several people what was most important about their wedding day, and everyone said something different. Incorporate personal touches that reflect your relationship and experiences to make your wedding unique.

Anything that you would have done differently if you were given the chance? Hire a videographer because there are many moments I missed or cannot remember in great detail like hearing the guitarist play the songs for the wedding party, seeing the flower girl’s entrance and reciting our vows.

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

Photos courtesy of and copyright Lexigraphics Photography.

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