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Eric and Maria’s elegant foodie wedding

If you didn’t already see it, head on over to this post to see all the custom design we created for Eric and Maria’s incredible wedding. We are so excited to finally share it! We’ve been holding off because (drumroll….) it’s being featured in the latest issue of Real Weddings Magazine! We are so happy for them and we know a ton of couples are going to be inspired by their clever ideas. Congratulations!

Eric and Maria are just about the sweetest couple you’ll ever meet. They’ve got it all: they are smart, sweet and kind, good looking, and and so in love. We loved getting to be a part of their engagement and wedding. And what a wedding it was! So unique with tons of personal touches, and lots of fun people. The theme for the wedding, as Maria described it, was an elegant farmer’s market. They both love fresh and local food so why not share that with the people they love best?

We began our day with these two as they both got ready in separate rooms at the Citizen Hotel in downtown Sacramento.

The girls and the guys walked over to Capitol park. It was a beautiful day.

Time for Eric and Maria’s super sweet first look!

So, Maria works for the state Assembly members and got us permission to use the upper balconies of the State capitol! It was gorgeous!

This angle has the Cathedral in the background, where they would marry very soon after!

Then it was time to head over to the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament to get these two married! The Cathedral is always such a beautiful place to photograph.

We all hopped in the limo and headed to the Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg for the reception!

I loooove the Old Sugar Mill. With all of it’s rustic charm, it’s such a great place for photos!

After some quick portraits, it was party time! The reception that Eric and Maria threw for their guests was phenomenal. They war they carried out their “elegant farmers’ market” theme was great! From the rustic decor, with textured burlap runners, galvanized watering cans and lots of beautiful flowers, to the dinner setup with “food stations” just like booths at a real farmers market.

You can read all about the design we created for this wedding, including the favor tags (above) and seating chart and table names (below) on Eric and Maria’s design post.

I LOVE how they did the food! There were stations for each type of food — the bakery, meat, and produce. The guests were encouraged to mingle as they went from station to station.

In lieu of a cake, there was an impressive array of mini pies, baked by Sugar and Spice.

It’s always fun to sneak back outside for a few night shots.

And our last shot of the day, just might be our favorite…as Eric and Maria were walking back to their reception to continue the celebration, Geoff captured this beautiful image of the happy couple headed off to start their new life as man and wife. 🙂

Ceremony Venue | The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament
Reception Venue | Old Sugar Mill
Coordinator | Catrina Maria Designs
Florist | Kim La Mar-Damiani
Catering | Jackson Catering and Events
Pies | Sugar and Spice
DJ/Entertainment | Premier Entertainment
Bridal Hair | Details Salon
Bridal Makeup | Luxe Image
Wedding Stationery| The Goodness!

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Steve and Kimber’s Scrabble vineyard wedding

Steve and Kimber, what a fun couple! When we met with them we knew they were going to be a lot of fun! We loved getting to learn all about them and their love for one of the greatest games of all-time, Scrabble! Their wedding at Wilson Vineyard included the game plus many funny and heartwarming touches.

Kimber’s mom helped her get ready. She took this photo of Kimber’s “bridezilla” face!

Kimber could not be more FAR from a bridezilla! This picture is very telling of her sweet, relaxed nature.

Getting ready for your wedding doesn’t mean you have to stop watching the game!

Steve is HILARIOUS! He kept us entertained all day. 🙂

Steve and Kimber so awesomely decided to do a first look. What better way to greet your groom than with a booty grab!?

After some photo-taking, it was ceremony time!

We just posted all of the Scrabble-themed design we did for them including these programs! It was great to see them in action!

Kimber and her dad pulled up to the ceremony to make their grand entrance from this awesome car!

Lots of teary eyes!

Steve had all the guests cracking up.

Steve and Kimber did an amazing job personalizing their wedding and incorporating their LOVE of Scrabble everywhere they could!

Steve and Kimber took the monogram we created for their invitations and used it to create these wine glass favors for the guests.

Scrabble tiles adorned the tables.

The newlyweds danced their way in for the grand entrance.

I think someone had a cake overload.

Steve and Kimber, thank you so much for choosing us to be a part of your wedding day!

Ceremony and Reception Venue | Wilson Vineyard
Florist | Cameron Park Florist
Officiant | Cindie Wilding
Catering | TLC Catering
DJ/Entertainment | Supernatural Soundz
Ceremony Musician | Quinn Hedges
Photo Booth | The Shot Spot by The Goodness!В