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Happy Anniversary to Us!

One year ago today, Geoff and I were standing face to face, with tears in our eyes, as we vowed to be together for the rest of our lives. It was such an emotional and amazing day, definitely one of the funnest days of our lives. After a year of marriage it is clear that our relationship is so much stronger and we are completely lost without each other. The photo from our wedding day makes me well up still.

To celebrate our first anniversary, Geoff and I decided to take the doggies and hit the road to Big Sur for a camping trip! It had been 4 years since our last camping trip so we were well overdue! Our trip started out with proof that weddings follow us where ever we go. The campground we went to was full and had only room for walkups. Well, it just so happened that we met Eli who planned on proposing to his girlfriend that morning and taking her on a whirlwind trip to southern California! AWWWWWW! He said we could have his campsite and we got to take some photos of the VERY newly engaged couple. SO flippin’ SWEET!

Congratulations Eli and Leigh, wherever you may be!!

We took a hike down to the rocky oceanside. Just as I expected he might, Charlie jumped right in!

Little Dog avoided the water at all costs and was perfectly content to stay as bundled up as possible.

The first night, we made poor man’s meals, a MUST for camping cuisine.

YUM! They were SO good.

THIS was the view from our campsite. Freakin’ gorgeous.

Ahhhhh…some MUCH needed relaxation. I feel more relaxed just looking at this photo.

My supermodel Charlie.

He also likes to stare out longingly at the ocean.

Go, go, Team Bardot!

I’m very intent on my game of Angry Birds on the iPhone

Yay for night photography!

One of the days we visited Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and hiked to see THE MOST beautiful bit of Pacific Ocean I have seen in Cali.

Along the way we came across this little guy. Quite possibly the cutest rodent ever.

Ahhh, SO gorgeous. This little area is closed off to the public so it is completely pristine.

Moody.

Another beautiful view. This area had some of the bluest ocean water we’d ever seen. Gosh, I wanna be back right now.

Brrr! Cold up there.

ВЎQue romГЎntico!

Our very first Bardot Family Camping Trip! One we will never forget and one of many more to come. We had an AMAZING time and are already planning on returning there. We had a wonderful anniversary trip and an incredible first year of marriage. There is so much of life ahead of us and we can’t wait for all the goodness the future has in store for us. I love you hubby!

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Alex and Catherine’s sweet and sophisticated wedding

You’ve never met a classier couple than the wonderful Alex and Catherine. They make such a great pair, it is so easy to see that they belong together. Their wedding was a fabulous day filled with family from Italy and Switzerland along with all of their local family and friends. We had a fantastic time! I met up with Catherine and her girls as they got ready at the Citizen Hotel in downtown Sacramento.

Catherine wore her Grandmother’s necklace and carried her Grandmother’s clutch. She even had a piece of her Grandmother’s wedding dress sewn into the inside of her (gorgeous, I might add) gown. I love all the little things she did to incorporate family into the day.

Catherine looked 100% amazing. Of course it helps that she is drop-dead gorgeous even before you add in the beautiful gown, hair and accessories. Catherine, you are simply stunning.

While I was with the ladies, Geoff was at Alex and Catherine’s house which was filled with friends an family as they got themselves ready for the day.

Some exciting stuff was happening at the world cup.

The adorable church the ceremony was held was located in Land Park. How awesome is it that the priest that married Alex and Catherine also married Catherine’s parents? Love that.

The happy couple planned an extra long cocktail hour which included a stop to the Shady Lady, one of Alex and Catherine’s favorite Sacramento bars. You may remember us going there for their engagement session! It was so much fun taking photos of them in the photo booth again!

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After that, we headed to Old Sacramento and took some photos of the newlyweds near where the reception was being held.

The reception was at The Firehouse Restaurant in Old Sacramento. Some of the details at the reception were just fantastic! I loved the use of buttons to hold all of the escort cards (plus the lovely calligraphy!). Plus they had some very classic and sophisticated looking design going on with their menus and table cards. So very cute.

The Firehouse did NOT disappoint with the meal service. Everything looked and tasted delicious!

In lieu of a wedding cake, and a nod to Catherine’s Italian heritage, they had a Gelato Bar for dessert. As much as I love cake, I’ll take some of the Stracciatella gelato any day!

The gelato was enjoyed by everyone — the young and young at heart!

During the parent dances, family members sang along to the music. I remember not being able to stop smiling! It’s hard not to smile when every is SO happy and having a wonderful time.

Party time!

Congratulations Alex and Catherine! We loved getting to meet all of your amazing loved ones, and experience your wedding day with you. You are two of the loveliest people we know. Thank you for choosing Geoff and I to capture this amazing day. May your lives be filled with many more amazing days together!

Ceremony Venue | Holy SpiritВ Parish
Reception Venue | The Firehouse Restaurant

Florist | Pamela Lopez
Catering | The Firehouse Restaurant
Gelato Bar | Fiorello’s Italian Ice Cream
DJ/Entertainment | DJ Fox Sounds
Bridal Hair | Yoshi Peterson,В Salon Cuvee
Bridal Makeup
| Cherie Scalzi
Officiant | Father Jerry Wade

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