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Dane and Erin’s Firehouse wedding

We are so excited to share Dane and Erin’s lovely Firehouse wedding! This is a couple we absolutely adore and have such a sweet story to go along with their awesome wedding! Home is a really big deal for these two. They grew up on the same street as each other and had recently purchased their first home together. We actually took some of their engagement photos at each of those places! It was so perfect and fitting that Dane and Erin had their first look at their home where we got to take even more photos of them on their wedding day!

We were so excited to create a wedding film of Dane and Erin’s big day. It is always important to us to bring little pieces of the couple’s lives and relationship into telling the story of the day. Home and family played an important role in their film. It is so adorably sweet, please take a look!

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Just love it! Now on to the photos! Let’s start with Erin, who got ready at the home of her sister and maid of honor, who lives just blocks away from their own house. It’s always great to have family nearby!

Erin’s new bridal Rainbows next the ones she’d had for most of her and Dane’s relationship.

Keys were a major theme of the wedding.

This is pretty much the perfect illustration of how it feels once you get your wedding dress on!

Dane and his buddies got ready a few blocks away at Dane and Erin’s house.

Their iconic flamingos even got all dolled up for the big day!

The guys enjoyed some lawn games in the backyard.

Dane and Erin had the most adorable first look ever!

A must-have wedding day pose to match the engagement photo we took of them.

After some photos around the house, we all headed to Old Sacramento. Erin’s dad brought along his amazing ’56 Chevy for a few photos.

This was a fun and hilarious bridal party!

The guys and gals split up for some photos and the ladies and I hit up this awesome record store.

The emotions immediately after walking out of the ceremony are some of my favorites.

The reception at the Firehouse Restaurant was adorably decorated with Dane and Erin’s key motif.

The little sign explains the fact that BOTH Dane AND Erin’s parents were married 34 years ago on the same exact date, just two days after Dane and Erin’s own wedding date! Erin’s parents were even married AT the Firehouse too! There was so much meaning in everything.

The little garden gnomes complemented their flamingos very well.

One of the best entrances ever!

So much sweetness…

Congratulations again to Dane and Erin! We had the BEST time photographing your wedding, and creating your wedding film! We wish you many, many years of happiness!!

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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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