The Couple: Kristina & Chris
Wedding Date: November 1, 2014
Photography by Angelee Arceo Photography
Tell us a little about you and your beloved: Chris and I met 7 years ago through mutual friends. We lived in separate towns and drove down the river roads of highway 160 to visit each other for years. Chris proposed at sunset overlooking the delta outside of isleton. That night we ate dinner at the pizza factory and looked through wedding magazines. Delta Diamond Farm Event Center was an easy choice for us since we had admired it on our drives for years. Chris surprised me with how much input he wanted in the planning process. It was so much fun creating a wedding that was truely reflective of both of us and our bond together.
What was the most amazing part of your day? There are just too many to pick. Holding my dad’s arm down the aisle, seeing my husband for the first time, taking pictures as husband and wife, dancing, the food, visiting with friends and family, the after party. It was all so amazing!
What else would you like to share about your big day? One of the best parts was the rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding. Because it was Halloween, we all wore costumes! It was so much fun seeing everyone practice in random costumes. We ate pizza factory that night since that’s what Chris and I ate on the night we were engaged. Our Halloween party was probably one of the most memorable parts of our wedding adventure.
Ceremony and Reception Site: Delta Diamond Farm Event Center
Ceremony Musicians: Jukebox
Officiant: Bride’s Uncle, Jeff Dolby
Photographer: Angelee Arceo Photography
Caterer: Tin Roof BBQ
Cake/Desserts: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Flowers: Good Scents Florist
Favors: Mason Jars
Bridal Attire: Consignment Bridal Store in Arizona
Bridesmaids’ Attire: Anthropologie
Hair: Katie Coakley and Amanda McGrath
Make-up: Megan Manna
Signage, Décor and Furniture Rentals: Getting Hitched? Wedding Design and Rentals
DJ/Entertainment/Band and Lighting: Jukebox
Dance Floor: Got a Party
Honeymoon Location: St. Lucia
Any other of your wedding vendor(s) you’d like to call out that we missed in the above questions? Rehearsal dinner at the Pizza Factory
First Dance Song: “This Year’s Love” by David Gray.
Any advice you’d give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now? Don’t stress over the details. Let others take care of all the set up the day of so you can enjoy yourself. You won’t even notice if one thing is out of place, because it goes so quickly. And your guests will never know that it was planned differently anyways.
Anything that you would have done differently if you were given the chance? I would have made sure to have everything done a day or two before the rehearsal. Rehearsal day went by way more quickly than I anticipated and I was so tired by the end of dinner that I did not get to spend as much time with friends and family as I would have liked.
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Photos courtesy of and copyright Angelee Arceo Photography.
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