Wedding Spotlight: Crystal and Lee

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Crystal and Lee’s wedding reception! I imagine it’s like jumping into a big frothy pile of cotton candy.  (Wait until you see the cake!) All the lovely details from the bride are highlighted beautifully thanks to Ari Simphoukham’s wonderful photographs. Thanks so much to Ari for sharing their photographs.

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From the Bride: Our ceremony was a traditional Catholic Wedding held at The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. Our reception was a tented garden reception with a soft-romantic style incorporating sprinkles of a travel theme to the tables and seating chart (places we’ve visited together), as well as lawn games, a hosted bar, a dessert buffet and a cigar bar to entertain our guests. Lee and I met while dancing for a Polynesian dance group – we were partnered up and dated for 10 years before getting engaged. We were cruising around the Caribbean when we got engaged – specifically in Barbados while doing a catamaran tour to snorkel with the sea turtles.Crystal+Lee_0668

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Musical Choices:

Processional: Wedding Party – Air from Water Music by George Handel and Sheep May Safely Graze by J.S. Bach…
Procession of the Bride – Canon in D by Pachelbel and Prelude from Te Deum by Charpentier
Recessional: Wedding March
First Dance: Spend My Life With You by Eric Benet and Tamia (sung by the cousin of the bride and sister-in-law of the groom)

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Favorite Memory from Wedding Day: Lee (Ceremony) – watching the bride walk down the aisle, (Reception) – the first dance. Crystal (Ceremony) – seeing her father and fiance’s reactions as she walked down the aisle. Crystal (Reception) – seeing all of our family and friends hugging and smiling and laughing together all in one place

Any Advice to those who are Planning? Crystal –  Never lose sight of why you are getting married in the first place. Lee – Listen to your fiancé.

From Crystal:  I always envisioned having a tented garden wedding, which is why we chose your venue. I loved the market lights, the gazebo and the tent. The blank canvas was elegant in itself and left so much room to add our own special touches. We actually fell in love with the venue on our first visit and already knew it was “the one”! The pricing was more than reasonable and the quality of food and assistance from Rebecca and her staff were amazing as well.

We wish you many years of love and happiness in your marriage. Congratulations and best wishes, Crystal and Lee!

Vendors:

Photographer: Ari Simphoukham Photography| Videographer: Cinememories | Uplighting: Brighten Up Event Lighting | Event Planner: TraceMarked Weddings | Florist: E&T Decoration Party| Hair & Makeup: India Mae Dayrit | Invitations: The Wedding Sophisticate | Cake and Cookies: Batter Up Cakery| Dessert Buffet: Christina’s Sweet Station|Photo Booth: Clementine Photo Booth| DJ: DJ John Carino| Bride’s Dress: Marisa’s Bridal| Bridesmaids Dresses: various vendors| Groom’s Suit: Kenneth Cole| Groomsmen: Kenneth Cole|

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

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