The Couple: Jalene & David

Wedding Date: September 18, 2015

Photography by Angelee Arceo Photography

Tell us a little about you and your beloved: David and I have been friends for 10 years and used to date a while ago. After a long break we reunited in 2008 and have been together ever since. He proposed in Portland, Oregon on the waterfront with a beautiful solitaire diamond ring. It was a beautiful day!

What was the most amazing part of your day? Saying, “I Do” at the alter – of course! Our first dance and the cake cutting was pretty amazing too plus having our friends and family there to celebrate was really special! My dad walking me down the aisle was a wonderful memory together I will never forget!

What else would you like to share about your big day? We could not have asked for a better day – the weather was perfect, the grapevines were beautiful, and the setting was so romantic! The winery really helped with our old fashioned vintage theme! We said our vows under a white gazebo with harp and violin playing in the background. It was absolutely lovely! The winery was an absolute perfect place with everything you needed in one place – from the Farmhouse to getting ready in with my bridesmaids, to the outdoor gazebo where we said our vows, and to the reception hall nearby with a beautiful wood deck – it was my dream wedding. I absolutely LOVED my vintage lace dress with add on sparkle belt from Bride To Be Couture!  Our photographer, Angelee Arceo Photography, was also amazing to work with and did amazing photos!

Ceremony and Reception Site, and Caterer: Cielo Winery

Ceremony Musicians: The Whitfields

Officiant: My cousin, Pastor Jonathan Campbell

Photographer: Angelee Arceo Photography

Videographer: Our good friend, Rich Soria

Cake/Desserts: Ettore’s European Bakery & Restaurant (Princess cake was to die for)

Flowers: G. Rossi Florist (Amazing)

Favors: Handmade white boxes with pearl handles with purple and silver Hershey kisses (our wedding colors)

Bridal and Bridesmaids’ Attire: Bride To Be Couture (The owner, Dina, is AMAZING! LOVED MY DRESS)

Hair: Elena Jimenez (My stylist for 10 years)

Make-up: Jenna Fraser

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

DJ/Entertainment/Band and Lighting: Cope Entertainment

Décor Rentals and Signage: Dogwood Party Rentals and G. Rossi Florist

Other Rentals: Red Gangster Car

Transportation: Galaxy Limo

Honeymoon Location: Cruise to the Western Caribbean

First Dance Song: “It’s Your Love” by Tim McGraw

Any advice you’d give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now? Trust but verify, double check your rentals/reservations every few months and at least a month and a week before your wedding. Also, go with the flow. If one vendor doesn’t have what you want, another one will! Be open to asking friends/relatives for help. They are usually more than happy to assist and you can save some $!

Photos courtesy of Angelee Arceo Photography.

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