Monday, January 13, 2014

Perfect Wedding Guide's Vendor Round Robin

The next two months I'll be having the opportunity to participate in something exciting!  I have done the traditional bridal shows before (and have two booked so far this year) but when Perfect Wedding Guide offered me a slot for a new idea, I jumped at it.  The idea is a "round robin" type bridal show (think speed dating, but with a bridal show flair) where there will be select vendors that couples get to sit down with one on one and chat about their wedding day plans.  There are currently two days available for the round robin event, and I will be at both of them!  Below is a little more information direct from the Perfect Wedding Guide crew, as well as all the information you need to claim your spot to this event.  I can't wait to meet you!
Don't Miss This Unique Bridal Event!
The PWG Vendor Round Robin is an afternoon of quality vendor consultations with some of the best, yet affordable wedding professionals in the Sacramento area, in an upscale, comfortable, fun environment. Plus a delicious appetizer buffet by Ruth's Chris Steak House, cake tastings, door prizes, and exclusive vendor discounts! Every bride will receive a SWAG bag with over $100 of gifts and products, including a $50 gift card for Sharif Fine Jewelers! This is an event not to be missed by couples just starting their wedding planning!

Two PWG Round Robin events are scheduled:
Sunday, February 9, 2014, 11:00am - 2:30pm
Sunday, March 23, 2014, 11:00am - 2:30pm

Both will be held at Ruth's Chris Steak House at the Roseville Galleria
Seating is limited!

Register now to attend this unique bridal event designed exclusively by Perfect Wedding Guide to save you time and money, and help you streamline your search for the perfect vendors for your wedding!

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Sarah & Antoine's Garden Pavilion Wedding - Sonoma, CA

Somehow, I fell WAY behind in blogging all my second shooting for last year.  As in, I did not get around to posting a single thing for some reason.  Well, that is all about to change.  Kicking things off is a fabulous wedding I was able to second shoot for Kirsten of Kirsten Julia Photography.  The wedding took place at Garden Pavilion out in Sonoma, and it was an adorable little venue.  Very homey and welcoming.  I met up with Kirsten and the bride Sarah in one main building, and then our day went on from there.
Antoine and his fellas were getting ready across the lawn in the pool house, and were having a great time hanging out before the ceremony.
The guests began to gather, and before we knew it, the ceremony was on it's way.
Oh that look when the groom first sees his bride coming down the aisle... Priceless!
Sarah & Antoine had family members come up and do special readings and blessings throughout their ceremony. It was such a sweet personal touch that brought their family in to being part of their big day.
The vows were said, the rings were on, and Sarah & Antoine officially became husband & wife. I just LOVE his enthusiasm.
We made our way back over to the building where the girls got ready for some bridal party and family portrait. A sword fight then broke out between Antoine and the adorable little ring bearer.
After the family groups were all said and done, it was finally time to get these newlyweds off on their own for some portraits around this fantastic venue!
Oh the way I caught Antoine looking at his bride. Makes my heart melt from the sweetness.
The bride and groom made their way off to get ready for their entrance, and Kirsten and I came back to cocktail hour being in full swing. The photo booth was well enjoyed, and the reception tables looked so cozy!
One thing I should have mentioned sooner, since it was so incredibly awesome, is that the Groom and his entire family is from France. The guest list consisted of people near and far from America as well as multiple European countries. Sarah and Antoine presented their baker with a challenge, that turned out simply fantastic. Their idea was to mix a traditional wedding cake with the French croquembouche dessert. Their baker did not disappoint, and came up with this beauty.
The band took their place, and the dancing began to kick off the rest of the evening. First dances are always such special moments. Love them.
The newlyweds ended their night cutting in to their wedding cake & pulling apart their croquembouche before heading back to the dance floor. I loved every minute I got to spend documenting their special day.
I am so grateful that Kirsten had me along side her for this wedding.  I have loved all the opportunities she has had me along for.  I cannot wait to share more of my favorites from weddings I second shot with her, as well as other photographers.  Thanks again, Kirsten!