Spotlight: Sarah and Juan

March 18, 2010

Congratulations to Sarah and Juan, married on February 21, 2010 at The Citizen Hotel. Shellie Kennedy of Capture Photography did a wonderful job capturing their special day–we love the photos of these two lovebirds jumping on the bed!

Photos by: Capture Photography
Flowers by: Wedding Day Flowers
Music by: DJ Riz

Spotlight: Stevie and Blake

March 15, 2010


This wedding is a true testament to the old saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!” This is exactly what Stevie and Blake did when they discovered that their already below-average wedding budget would be sliced in half – after all, they had found their dream Newlywed cottage and they needed a down payment.  With a deposit already paid to the lovely Citizen Hotel, a fabulous vintage boutique hotel located in the heart of midtown Sacramento, they worked out every little detail of their budget with their wedding planner and designer Kate Miller of Kate Miller Events to ensure that their guests would enjoy the same fun details that they had planned to incorporate, but on their newly downsized budget.

Luckily, they were able to enlist the help of many very talented family members. Kate Miller Events provided the paper goods that were then incorporated into DIY Drink Flags for their Signature Lemonade beverage, Dessert Table Signs, and Placesetting Monograms. Non-floral Crystal and Candle Centerpieces created ambiance with the glow of candlelight. The personal flowers were created with the help of Stevie’s truly talented mother Jamie, who incorporated ranunculus, crespedia, and peonies with beautiful vintage velvet ribbon into bouquets for the bride and bridesmaids and boutonnieres for the groom and groomsmen. A guestbook quilt allowed guests to personalize their own signature square that would later be sewn into an heirloom quilt by Stevie’s Aunt – and treasured for years to come.

To save money, they held their ceremony later in the evening and removed the ceremony chairs to reveal the dancefloor. Grange, The Citizen Hotel’s on-site restaurant and caterer, served guests delicious comfort food like Mini Kobe Sliders, Tomato Soup Shooters Topped with Mini Grilled Cheese, yummy Local Crudite and a Mashed Potato Martini Bar with all the fixins. If there was room left for cake, a Dessert Buffet was set with five flavors of Ettore’s delicious cakes artfully arranged on borrowed cake stands lovingly collected from Stevie and Blake’s friends and family. Mini Candy Buffets were set on the ends to allow guests to take home a favor of sweet treats. After a fun night of snacking and dancing, guests tossed furry pom poms served in DIY doily cups during their grand farewell.

DIY Projects
Assembly of Lemonade Drink Umbrellas (Bride and Family)
Flowers by Jamie O’Brien Scott (Mother of the Bride)
Tossing Pom Pom Doilies (Bride and Family)
Assembly of Telegram Programs (Bride and Family)
Lace-wrapped Votives (Bride) / Guestbook Quit (Bride and Aunt)
Bridesmaid Charm Necklaces (Bride and Mother of the Bride)
Tea Dyed Crochet Bridesmaid Gloves (Bride and Mother of the Bride)

Photography by Sarah Maren Photography
Coordination & Design by Kate Miller Events
Gown by Pronovias
Bridesmaids Dresses by David’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Hats by humblebumbleb
Ceremony Music by Michael Ellis Entertainment
Reception Music by Cello Sound
Catering by Grange
Cake by Ettore’s
Stationery by Kate Miller Events

For more on Stevie and Blake’s wedding, check out their feature on Southern Weddings, and Real Weddings.

Spotlight: Alex and Valerie

March 10, 2010

Congratulations to Valerie and Alex, married October 17, 2009 at The Citizen Hotel! After a ballroom ceremony, guests enjoyed Hors d’ Oeuvres in Scandal before moving to the  Terrance for dinner and dancing. It was a beautiful wedding, and we loved Valerie’s bright red shoes!

Music by: Music in Motion
Photos by: True Love Photo
Video by: Mike Lutman
Flowers by: Blooms by Martha
Cake by: Sugar and Spice

Spotlight: Nicole and Treb

March 9, 2010


Congratulations to Nicole and Treb! From the Huppa-style alter, to the color coordinated candy bar and sparkler lined departure, the wedding was beautifully designed by Catriona of Arcularius Events.

Our favorite part of the night occurred when the groom, groomsmen and father of the groom broke into choreography upon entering the reception room with music coordinated by DJ Matt Brys of Extreme Productions. It wasn’t videotaped, but if it was caught on film, it would have been a hit on YouTube!

Wedding design by: Arcularius Events
Music by: Extreme Productions
Photos by: Lisa Richmond
Flowers by: Ambience Floral Design

Spotlight: Justin and Nicole

March 9, 2010

Congratulations to Justin and Nicole, married on September 20, 2009 at The Citizen Hotel! Transforming the terrace, Justin and Nicole celebrated their new lives together with amazing floral arrangements and stunning décor.

Design and Coordination by: A Joyous Occasion
Linens by: Mimi and Co.
Flowers by: Blooms by Martha

Julie and Joe’s Wedding – Making Every Moment Count

March 3, 2010


Congratulations to Julie and Joe, married on May 30, 2009. They made the most of their vintage glam and Old Hollywood theme by capturing their moments with Alan Silva at Artistic Imagery and Jen Stewart Photography.

Looking for creative ways to document your wedding? Try Julie and Joe’s idea of involving guests in documenting the night with the use of a photo station. Also, check out their wedding videos…or should we say box office hits!

The Perfect Catch, starring Julie and Joe Berge from artistic imagery films on Vimeo.

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