The Couple: Vanessa & Jeffrey
Wedding Date: June 26, 2014
Tell us a little about you and your beloved: Jeff and I were set up on a blind date for a party, while in a fraternity and sorority at Sac State. College was not the easiest for us but somehow we made it through. After graduating and some more growing up, we became stronger than ever.
Jeff proposed on his birthday or so what I thought was his birthday celebration! We went to his mother’s house that morning to decorate and get things ready for his birthday BBQ. He had his family come, my family, and our closest friends. We began to sing happy birthday and at the end he proposed. The cake said, “Marry Me?” Apparently, everyone knew what was going to happen except me, but it was perfect!
We began to plan our wedding immediately. Within the next few days, we sat and picked out tentative dates. The following weekend we were looking at venues. From there on wedding MADNESS was in full effect! We had a one year timeline to plan our wedding, but all of our vendors were booked within the first three months. This left us plenty of time to get things done how we wanted throughout the year without rushing.
What was the most amazing part of your day? This is a hard question. The whole day was everything that I dreamed of and more! I loved our first dance. It was just about him and I, officially married, surrounded by the love of our family and friends!
What else would you like to share about your big day? I was able to walk down the aisle with my grandmother, which was very special because she walked me down the aisle for my quinceanera as well.
Ceremony Site: St. Rose Catholic Church
Ceremony Musicians: Marachi Los Gallos
Officiant: Father Lauler
Reception Site and Caterer: Vizcaya
Photographer: Eye Connoisseur Photography
Videographer: Lost in Times Films
Cake/Desserts: Sugar and Spice Specialty Desserts
Flowers: Jackie’s Flowers
Favors: DIY Candy Bar
Bridal and Bridesmaids’ Attire: Miosa Bride
Hair: Becca from Maverique Style House
Make-up: Rachelle Vaughn
Invitations: Throne Invitations
Signage: Olive Berry Paper on Etsy
DJ: Enrique Suave
Photo Booth: Rocket Booths
Lighting: Behind the Scenes Sounds
Transportation: Universal Limousine & Transportation
Honeymoon Location: St. Lucia
Any other of your wedding vendor(s) you’d like to call out that we missed in the above questions? Baile Folcorico Dancers.
First Dance Song: “All of Me” by John Legend
Any advice you’d give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now? Organization is key! Book your ceremony and venue locations first. Once those are done relax and prioritize booking what your “must-haves” are for your wedding.
Anything that you would have done differently if you were given the chance? I wish that I would have not stressed myself out about the little details. The last week I drove myself crazy finishing little things here and there. But, in the end, no one knows what went wrong, what something was suppose to look like or even if something was missing.
Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s Social Media Maven, Aimee Carroll.
Photos courtesy of Eye Connoisseur Photography.
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