Here to inspire you, it’s Real Weddings Wednesdays! Today, we present Bianca & James!
Tell us a little about you and your beloved: James and I met very briefly in college but then were so lucky to meet again several years later at a startup company in San Francisco. After a few years of dating James proposed on top of Upper Yosemite Falls in Yosemite National Park after we hiked for about six hours with the ring in his pocket; it was a huge surprise! Our wedding planning was fun, a little stressful at times, but overall a great experience and I had lots of help from my hubby.
What was the best part of your day? After saying “I do,” the best part was dancing and laughing with all of our friends and family.
What else would you like to share about your big day? Every vendor we hired turned out to be so amazing, we were so lucky and would highly recommend everyone! And our venue was a dream.
Photographer: Danielle Alysse Photography
Ceremony and Reception Site: The Outdoor Art Club
Officiant: Groom’s Uncle Scott
Wedding Planner: Monica Made Events
DJ and Lighting: Emilien Deschamps – Sky’s the Limit Music (highly recommend!)
Caterer: Forks and Fingers
Bridal Attire: The Wedding Party
Bridesmaids Attire: Birdy Grey
Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss, Macy’s
Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Warehouse
Hair: Milvali Salon
Photo Booth: Amazon
Dessert: Petaluma Pie Company
Any other mentionable vendors? The Mill Valley Inn Boutique Hotel. They made our wedding night very special.
Honeymoon Location: Maui, HI
First Dance Song: “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Hailey Reinhart
Any advice you’d give to couples planning their wedding right now? Start planning a little bit at a time as early as you can, but go slow and enjoy it as much as possible. It should be a fun process for you and your partner. Write down the top three to four things that are the most important for your wedding and book those first with your budget and the rest will fall into place; don’t underestimate your ability for some great DIY’ing as well! A little tip: If it’s not in your budget to hire a videographer, rent a video camera and have your photographer or planner set it up on a tripod during your ceremony and designate someone to capture candid moments from the reception.
Anything you would have done differently? Honestly, no, it all came together so well and we were so happy!