Wedding Spotlight: Ashley and Brandon

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There is so much pretty in Ashley and Brandon’s June wedding. From the sparkly bridesmaids, who look stunning in their sequined gowns, to the gorgeous florals by Visual Impact Design. I love the combination of the soft toned peach pinks with glittery gold. It’s such a pleasure to share these lovely photos by Jessica Roman Photography with you all today.

From the Bride: Brandon and I met while working at BJs Restaurant in Elk Grove. He was a bartender and I was a host.
After dating for 4 and ½ yrs Brandon FINALLY proposed. He took me to San Francisco for the weekend. We spent the day at the zoo and then went to McCormick and Kuleto’s for dinner. Upon returning to the hotel from dinner I was completely surprised by the romantic transformation of our room. The lights were dimmed, candles everywhere, soft music playing, and roses leading to the window with the most gorgeous view overlooking the city. It was then that Brandon got down on one knee and popped the question.

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Pretty, pretty florals by Visual Impact Designs!

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My favorite memory from our wedding day was hearing my Uncle say “You may kiss the Bride” and then getting to passionately kiss my husband for the first time, with all our loved ones celebrating in the background.

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I had 2 favorite details from the wedding. The first was the way our DJ set up the lighting inside the tent. Once the sun set and it got a little darker outside the amber lights gave the tent the most romantic feel. Also, we chose to have a cigar bar during the reception. It was really fun to be able to visit with all our guests in front of the gazebo with a glass of scotch and nice cigar.

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Processional : “Here Comes the Sun”
Recessional: “The Power Of Love”
First Dance: “Thinking Out Loud”

My advice to those who are planning a wedding right now would be to START EARLY! The more things you can accomplish beforehand, the better. Also, try not to sweat the small stuff. Things will go wrong. The important thing is that no matter what happens, at the end of the day you will still be married- and that was the whole point in the first place.

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I always wanted to have our reception under a tent. One of my bridesmaids suggested we check out Haggin Oaks. She said she had her sorority formal there one year and it was beautiful. Sure enough, we made an appointment to see it and fell in love.

Ya know how they say when you try on wedding dresses “you’ll just know” when it’s the one? I personally didn’t feel that way about my dress (it was a very difficult decision) but that’s exactly how I felt about the venue. Therefore, I would say, trust your instinct.

Congratulations you two and Best Wishes!

Photographer: Jessica Roman of Jessica Roman Photography|  Flowers: Visual Impact Design | Stationary: Prim and Pixie | Cake: Ettore’s Bakery|  DJ: Steve Schon of Function 45 Event Entertainment |  Bride’s Dress: Maggie Sottero| Bridesmaids Dresses: Sorella Vita| Groom’s Suit: Vera Wang| Menswear for Groomsmen: Vera Wang |

Interested in hosting a wedding or event at the Pavilion at Haggin Oaks? Call Rebecca Kirtlan at 916-870-8597 for more information.

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