Wedding Spotlight: Eliza and Keean

You know when you see a photo and it just stops you in your tracks? Gives you goosebumps? Literally takes your breath away? That is EXACTLY how I felt when I opened up the gallery for today’s wedding spotlight. The super talented Lyndsay Undseth was kind of enough to share Eliza and Keean’s beautiful wedding photographs with us.

From the bride: We wanted to have a romantic, classic and fun wedding. A day that would represent both of our styles and our unique relationship while still being timeless. We were able to achieve that thanks to our wonderful vendors. Our colors of blush pink and gold went perfectly with the natural beauty of the venue.

Haggin Oaks Wedding_0015
Haggin Oaks Wedding_0017
Haggin Oaks Wedding_0019

The cutest ring security ever!
Haggin Oaks Wedding_0020From the Groom: We met early in high school and started dating shortly after meeting each other in class. Although we chose to attend different colleges, we worked through the challenges of being apart and realized that our life was meant to be together. During our junior year of college, Eliza was supposed to be going on a lunch date with one of her eventual bridesmaids. Instead, I had her bridesmaid send her on a scavenger hunt across different memories in our relationship. The last clue ended with her finding me in a park, where I played “Can’t Help Falling in Love” on the ukulele, which ended up being our first dance song, before proposing.Haggin Oaks Wedding_0021

Haggin Oaks Wedding_0022

Haggin Oaks Wedding_0023

Haggin Oaks Wedding_0024

Haggin Oaks Wedding_0025

Haggin Oaks Wedding_0026

Haggin Oaks Wedding_0027

Haggin Oaks Wedding_0028From the bride: The flowers were one of my favorite details for that day. Our bouquets and boutonnieres, the centerpieces and other floral pieces were the perfect way to personalize the venue and transform it into that romantic feel. Thank you Natural Flair Designs!Haggin Oaks Wedding_0029

Haggin Oaks Wedding_0030

Haggin Oaks Wedding_0031

Haggin Oaks Wedding_0032

Haggin Oaks Wedding_0033

Haggin Oaks Wedding_0034

Haggin Oaks Wedding_0035

Haggin Oaks Wedding_0036

From the groom: I think we both had pretty high expectations for our vision of our wedding day, but wanted to stay within our budget. The Pavilion at Haggin Oaks gave us the flexibility to make our entire vision a reality, not just having one or two parts of it like at other venues. Not only that, but the venue itself has natural beauty. Since we wanted a summer, evening wedding, we felt the need to be outside under the lights. The wonderful turfed area gave us that feel and it was already part of the venue. It was a blank canvas that we could mold into the perfect site for our wedding day. It was everything we could have asked for.

Haggin Oaks Wedding_0037

Haggin Oaks Wedding_0038

Haggin Oaks Wedding_0039

Haggin Oaks Wedding_0043
Haggin Oaks Wedding_0045
Haggin Oaks Wedding_0047

Haggin Oaks Wedding_0048

From the bride: We spent a lot of time searching for a venue; we both were picky and needed to find something that was perfect. When we came across The Pavilion at Haggin Oaks I loved it before we even had a chance to visit it. At the time Keean and I were still in a long distance relationship, so I sent him to visit the site and hoped he liked it in person just as much as I did from photos.  He did! This venue had natural beauty, a variety of options so you can personalize your day and a great staff that we were able to work with.Haggin Oaks Wedding_0051

Haggin Oaks Wedding_0054
Haggin Oaks Wedding_0056

Haggin Oaks Wedding_0057

Haggin Oaks Wedding_0058

From the Bride: We incorporated a handful of traditions into out wedding. Our something old was a small ring my dad gave me when he and my mom got married. I was only seven years old so now the ring barely fits on my pinky, I tied it onto my bouquet so I had it with me the whole day. Something New: A beautiful pearl necklace my grandmother gave me specifically for the special day. Something borrowed and blue: A blue aquamarine ring my grandmother has had for many years, she let me use it as my something borrowed and something blue for the day.

1001 Cranes: A tradition passed down in Hawaiian cultures that acts as a test for the new couple to work through the trial of creating 1001 cranes for peace and harmony in their relationship, which became part of our head table backdrop.Haggin Oaks Wedding_0059
Haggin Oaks Wedding_0060From the groom: Our head table may have been the best detail of the day. We had a vision for what it would look like and it came out even better than we had anticipated with the rentals we got from Simple Country Weddings and our 1001 cranes.Haggin Oaks Wedding_0061

Haggin Oaks Wedding_0062

Haggin Oaks Wedding_0063From the groom: Our wedding day had so many amazing memories that I will remember forever. The moment that brings out the strongest emotions would be at the start of our reception. I think entering the reception as the new “Mr. and Mrs.” finally let the emotions of everything my wife and I have worked at in our relationship come to fruition. The excitement of the moment overwhelmed me in our entrance proving that everything was real. It was truly a wonderful feeling.Haggin Oaks Wedding_0064

Haggin Oaks Wedding_0065

Haggin Oaks Wedding_0073

Haggin Oaks Wedding_0068From the bride: I have so many favorite memories from that day, but one of them would have to be our first dance. During the dance it was like no one else was there with us and for those few minutes Keean and I were able to soak in every bit of love we had for each other with no distractions. It was a perfect way for us to appreciate all the time we put into planning that day and reflect on our journey of being together.Haggin Oaks Wedding_0069

Music Choices –

Processional : Groom – Lovelier than you by B.o.B, Bride – I was made for loving you by Tori Kelly ft Ed Sheeran

Recessional: On top of the world by Imagine Dragons

First Dance: Can’t Help Falling in Love by Haley Reinhart

Haggin Oaks Wedding_0070

Would you have any advice for those that are planning a wedding?

From the groom: First off, when planning a wedding you should never lose sight of the excitement and joy that you will be preparing for. Even though it gets stressful, you should never lose sight that you are planning a wonderful day that will be a memory for the rest of your life. It is a happy day, never a stressful one.

From the bride: Secondly, when your day comes, remember that no matter what happens don’t let it get to you. You have worked so hard to make that day perfect; don’t spend it being stressed or angry. The most important part of that day is being happy, finding joy no matter what happens and celebrating you and your partner.

 

Congratulations and Best Wishes, Eliza and Keean!

Vendors:

Photographer: Lyndsay Undseth, Lyndsay Undseth Photography| Flowers: Natural Flair Custom Floral Designs | Styling: Simple Country Weddings | Cake: Above and Beyond Cakes |  Bride’s Dress: The White Flower Boutique San Diego| Bridesmaids Dresses: Davids Bridal| Groom’s Suit: Men’s Wearhouse | Groomsmen: Macy’s | Makeup: Makeup by Marisa | DJ: Brian  –  Music and More Entertainment | Photobooth: Get Dapper

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

Love weddings and events and want to know more?
Follow us on  Facebook, Instagram & Pinterest and never miss a thing.

Pantone’s 2017 Color of Year is Perfect for a Golf Course Wedding

Are you as in love with the Pantone Color of the Year as I am? Greenery is a shade that reminds me of spring – it’s fresh, organic, vibrant, and revitalizing, and it’s the perfect color for a golf course wedding. Pantone describe it as “symbolic of new beginnings” and what is more of a new beginning than a wedding? Alla and Viktor’s wedding incorporates this color beautifully and shows how sometimes simple is better. Thank you to Anna Perevertaylo for the gorgeous photographs!

 

61

6566If you’re a bride on a budget, all-greenery bouquets will always be much more affordable than fresh flowers. Plus, they look gorgeous when paired with a white wedding gown! It’s a win, win if you ask me.

67686970

The “zesty yellow-green” shade can be used in a wide variety of wedding details, including but not limited to bouquets, table runners, bridesmaid dresses, and boutonnieres..

7174Decorate the Pavilion tent with garlands of greenery like Alla and Viktor for a romantic look.75767778

798081I had to include photos of the food, it look’s too delicious, not too! 82

Even winter brides can get on board the greenery train with a pretty, rustic cake like this. Thanks to Julies Sweet Delights  for the gorgeous wedding cake.

83

95

96.1

96.2

96.3

96.4

96.5

96.6

96

I absolutely ADORE this set up for a photobooth. It’s a perfect use of the space after the ceremony.
98

99

100

Wouldn’t you agree? Will you be incorporating Greenery nto your wedding? Pantone’s Greenery really is a perfect choice for a golf course wedding!  Comment below!  Check out our Pinterest board for even more inspiration!

Congratulations and Best Wishes, Alla and Viktor!

Vendors:

Photographer: Anna Perevertaylo | Cake: Julies Sweet Delights |

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

Love weddings and events and want to know more?
Follow us on  Facebook, Instagram & Pinterest and never miss a thing.

Wedding Spotlight: Maryka and Andrew

andrew_maryka0699-copy

Maryka and Andrew sought to have a simple, romantic and elegant wedding, surrounded by those they love most. I think you will agree that they succeeded on all counts. So much simplistic goodness all photographed by Kaboo Vang:

andrew_maryka0002-copy

A beautiful simplistic bridal bouquet filled with white roses and baby’s breath.

andrew_maryka0510-copy

andrew_maryka0237-copy
andrew_maryka0050-copyMaryka’s dress is from Bride to be Couture and she customized her heels with pearls and rhinestones to go with it.

andrew_maryka1236-copy

andrew_maryka0240-copy

andrew_maryka1238-copy
andrew_maryka1144From the bride: We met through friends. Andrew noticed me long before he began pursuing. Eventually, he made his move and asked me on a double date to the movies. We got engaged on New Years Eve in Old Sacramento under the fireworks.
andrew_maryka1161

andrew_maryka1114

From the Bride: Don’t stress the details. Remember that at the end of the day its about getting married to the person you love surrounded by people who support you. Make the day about the two of you and let the little details fall into place.

andrew_maryka0478-copy

abcd8722-copyFrom the Bride: I incorporated the tradition of something old, something borrowed and something blue. My mom bought a new diamond bracelet and gave it to me while getting ready expressing that ‘diamonds are old’ My shoes were new and I added pearls and rhinestones to the strap. I borrowed the headband I wore from my best friend’s wedding. And I wore blue panties as my something blue! :)

andrew_maryka0555-copy

andrew_maryka1093

andrew_maryka0640-copy

andrew_maryka0682-copy

andrew_maryka1136

andrew_maryka0725-copy

From the Bride: We first fell in love with the look of the venue from the outdoor cocktail area to the white drapery inside. Once meeting with the coordinators we knew that this was the place for us. The laid back and elegant vibe of Haggin Oaks was perfect. We got such a positive vibe upon our tour, not only the location but with the coordinators as well.

andrew_maryka1783-copy

Music Choices –
Processional : Canon in D Piano and Violin Duet
Recessional: Take your time by Sam Hunt
First Dance: Who I am with you by Chris Youngandrew_maryka1813-copy

Congratulations and Best Wishes, Maryka and Andrew!

Vendors:

Photographer: Kaboo Vang, Kaboo Vang Photography | Flowers: Bryan Beckler | Stationary: Shutterfly.com
Cake: Bryan Beckler |  Bride’s Dress: Bride to be Couture  | Bridesmaids Dresses: Davids Bridal| Groom’s Suit: Mens Wearhouse | Groomsmen: Mens Wearhouse | Hair: Kara Gaalswyk – Friend’s Salon | Makeup: Morgan Merrill – MM Beauty  | DJ: Nick  –  Function 45

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

Love weddings and events and want to know more?
Follow us on  Facebook, Instagram & Pinterest and never miss a thing.

Have a Great Weekend

Haggin Oaks Wedding Photographer Jessica Roman Photography Sacramento Wedding Photographer Bray-312

Photograph by: Jessica Roman Photography

Happy Friday! I love, love, love the little flower girl pictured above. If there was an award for best side eye, she would win all of them. I’ve collected a few fun links from around the blogosphere to brighten up this cold and rainy Friday.

Looking for an iconic fragrance for your big day?

You know the pact you made with your friend back in college….

Would you pay someone to come up with your wedding hashtag?

Plus, three past posts you may have missed:
* Wedding Spotlight: Liz and Dave’s rustic chic wedding
* Add a little something to your thank you note
* Jessica Roman’s romantic and lush photography

Love weddings and events and want to know more?
Follow us on  Facebook, Instagram & Pinterest and never miss a thing.

Gift Ideas for the Newly Engaged

‘Tis the season for engagements! Know anyone whose popped the question? Here are my favorite gift ideas for the newly engaged, all of them from either local (hey, Haggin Oaks Golf Super Shop) or small online businesses.

Fun Home Goods
Sweet Water Decor has loads of cute, chic products that can help any girl, or guy for that matter, celebrate their new engagement.

ring_engaged_1024x1024Does this ring make me look engaged coffee mug

pillow-love-sweet-dreams-gold-sequins-calligraphy-8_1024x1024

Love throw pillow

Art Print
This where it all started art print would be a sweet reminder on the wall of the home of an engaged couple. It’s all hand-done by Etsy seller Basket Full of Grace. A beautiful and unique piece that is sure to warm the heart for years to come.

where-it-all-began

Where It All Began Art Print

Custom Return Address Stamp
Blush Paper Co. offers the cutest self-inking return address stamps. The newlyweds will be sending lots of paper goods including wedding invites and thank you notes.

blush_paper_co_return_address_stamp_0018-600x600
Custom Address Stamp

Toasting Flutes
Cheers to the happy couple! These Mr and Mrs champagne flutes are so chic and cute. Plus, they will come in handy for the happy couple on their wedding day. Win-Win gift.

champagne-flutesMr and Mrs Champagne Flutes

Shop The Haggin Oaks Golf Super Shop

Keep it local and come out to visit us and shop the Haggin Oaks Golf Super Shop. We have plenty of things on hand, especially for those couples that love to golf!

To pair with the above His and Her Wine glasses, why not choose a bottle of champagne? We have a lovely sparkler from Greg Norman in the shop.

We have quite the selection of ornaments for the tree – which could be easily personalized with the couples name.

Speaking of personalized, their our several ways to celebrate the upcoming nuptials with personalized golf balls, golf tees or a Hydroflask. Put the couple’s new last name, their monogram or even wedding date on each of these items. Right now, personalization on golf balls is FREE until December 31!

Give them the Gift of Golf! They can either use them together or for a day spent with their maid of honor and best man!

Love weddings and events and want to know more?
Follow us on  Facebook, Instagram & Pinterest and never miss a thing.

Vendor Spotlight: Jessica Roman Photography

Haggin Oaks Wedding Photographer Jessica Roman Photography Sacramento Wedding Photographer Bray-488

Photograph: Jessica Roman Photography

To say I love weddings would be stating the obvious. But a big part of that love is because of all the hard work photographers do to capture the very best, most memorable moments. Jessica Roman’s photos are bursting with rich tones and romantic energy, and have a simple and understated elegance.  I am delighted each time I see Jessica’s work and wanted you to get to know the lovely woman behind the camera!

What led you to wedding photography?

I have always loved documenting life…memories are so incredibly precious.  After my own wedding, I became passionate about this media of story telling and have been so blessed that my career has taken off so organically.

How long have you been a photographer?

6 years

Haggin Oaks Wedding Photographer Jessica Roman Photography Sacramento Wedding Photographer Bray-86

 

What do you love most about being a photographer in the Sacramento area?

We have some of the most incredible sunsets—not to mention we are just a few hour drive from some of the most incredible scenery in the world. San Francisco, Yosemite, Carmel, Lake Tahoe to name a few.

haggin-oaks-wedding-photographer-jessica-roman-photography-sacramento-wedding-photographer-bray-578What do you love most about photographing weddings?

I am preserving individuals’ most precious of milestones.  When my clients look back on their images, my goal is to have them be teleported back to that precise moment—to feel the love, excitement, and pure joy.

If you only had 3 words to describe photography style what would they be?

Photojournalistic, authentic, romantic

Haggin Oaks Wedding Photographer Jessica Roman Photography Sacramento Wedding Photographer Bray-226 Haggin Oaks Wedding Photographer Jessica Roman Photography Sacramento Wedding Photographer Bray-302

Haggin Oaks Wedding Photographer Jessica Roman Photography Sacramento Wedding Photographer Bray-308

Haggin Oaks Wedding Photographer Jessica Roman Photography Sacramento Wedding Photographer Bray-312

Haggin Oaks Wedding Photographer Jessica Roman Photography Sacramento Wedding Photographer Bray-228

Haggin Oaks Wedding Photographer Jessica Roman Photography Sacramento Wedding Photographer Bray-138

Haggin Oaks Wedding Photographer Jessica Roman Photography Sacramento Wedding Photographer Bray-398

If you could tell a soon-to-be bride and groom one thing about photography on their wedding day, what would it be?

Breathe–Pause and just “be in the moment”.  I make conscious efforts throughout the day to tell my bride and groom to just breathe and focus on the emotion they are feeling right that very moment, and how they feel.  I ensure that our photography time is efficient, yet delivers a gorgeous product, so our bride and groom can maximize the celebration with their loved ones!  The day is so fleeting, so having a groups of professionals they trust is essential to enjoying each and every last drop of it.

Haggin Oaks Wedding Photographer Jessica Roman Photography Sacramento Wedding Photographer Bray-765Any favorite wedding trends happening right now?

I am moderately obsessed with flowers crowns, classic black tuxes, and “rat pack” style glam.

Do you have a travel policy?

I’ve got a passport in hand and a list of “bucket list” destinations I would be willing to shoot clients wedding complimentary in exchange for the travel fees.

Haggin Oaks Wedding Photographer Jessica Roman Photography Sacramento Wedding Photographer Bray-593

Haggin Oaks Wedding Photographer Jessica Roman Photography Sacramento Wedding Photographer Bray-609

Haggin Oaks Wedding Photographer Jessica Roman Photography Sacramento Wedding Photographer Bray-618

Haggin Oaks Wedding Photographer Jessica Roman Photography Sacramento Wedding Photographer Bray-625

Haggin Oaks Wedding Photographer Jessica Roman Photography Sacramento Wedding Photographer Bray-622

Haggin Oaks Wedding Photographer Jessica Roman Photography Sacramento Wedding Photographer Bray-676

What makes your photography unique?

I genuinely believe in telling the true and authentic story of my couple’s day.  I do not like to “re-create” key shots like zipping the dress, seeing one another the first time, and genuine laughter.  My clients are more than just another bride and groom—they are my friends and their trust and happiness in the investment is essential to my fulfillment in this career.

haggin-oaks-wedding-photographer-jessica-roman-photography-sacramento-wedding-photographer-bray-540Do you believe in the “first look” concept and why would you recommend to a bride and groom?

I think it truly depends on the individual bride and groom—but I will say, weddings that do utilize a “first look” tend to go much more smoothly and have a much more relaxed feel.  When you are able to have all the bridal party and family portraits done pre-ceremony, then even the guests have a better memory of their experience of your day.

For more of Jessica’s beautiful work or inquire about her photography services head over to her website:

www.jessicaromanphoto.com

Instagram: @jessicaromanphoto

Facebook: JessicaRomanPhotography

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

Love weddings and events and want to know more? 

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram & Pinterest and never miss a thing!

Wedding Spotlight: Jennifer & Ben

Happy day-before-Thanksgiving, friends! How dreamy is this wedding  photographed by Yuliya M Photography? A country style wedding at our Lakeside at Bartley Cavanaugh location. This wedding is filled with such sweet touches and Jennifer’s bouquet! It’s seriously ah-mazing. I hope that you fall in love with this perfect fall wedding.


I love how Jennifer used baby’s breath for the groomsmen boutonnieres and bridesmaids bouquets.




jb_fv_05Jennifer’s bouquet is filled with baby’s breath, lilies and pheasant feathers!


















jb_fv_85

Congratulations and Best Wishes, Jennifer and Ben!

Photographer: Yuliya M Photography

Interested in hosting an event at Lakeside at Bartley Cavanaugh? Call Rebecca Kirtlan at 916-870-8597 for more information.

Love weddings and events and want to know more?
Follow us on  Facebook, Instagram & Pinterest and never miss a thing.

Have a Great Weekend.

kevincara0105-copy

Photograph by Kaboo Vang Photography

I hope you’ve had a wonderful week and are ready for the weekend, whatever you’ve got planned (or not). I’ve found a few fun links for around the web to hopefully make your Friday flow by a little faster!

J Crew is getting rid of it’s Bridal Collection –  Great deals to be had here!
What a love letter!
6 trendiest flowers right now

Plus, three past posts you may have missed:
* Vendor Spotlight: Angelee Arceo’s beautiful work
* 10 ways to feature herbs in your wedding
* Budget friendly ideas for your wedding cake

Love weddings and events and want to know more?
Follow us on  Facebook, Instagram & Pinterest and never miss a thing.

Vendor Spotlight: Angelee Arceo Photography

img_0297-edit-zf-7708-03179-1-008Photograph by Angelee Photography

Capturing a moment is such an important part of any special occasion; you want to make sure that you leave that responsibility in the hands of someone you trust to do the job right and well. This is the exact reason that we love working with Angelee and after looking through our blog post, we’re sure that you’ll fall in love with her too…

img_0269-zf-7708-03179-1-007

familyWhat led you to wedding photography?

I love seeing the love and compassion the couple have for each other. It makes it so special to be apart of their beautiful day and see all their loved ones so happy about the celebration. I knew I would love to capture the true beauty and emotion of their love for each other.

img_8636-zf-7203-85538-1-047

img_8887-zf-7203-85538-1-054

img_8629-zf-7203-85538-1-044

How long have you been a photographer?

I have been a photographer since 2012

img_8954-zf-7203-85538-1-024

What do you love most about being a photographer in the Sacramento area?
I love the beauty of the area and everything it has to offer , especially the River Delta where I am from.

img_9985-zf-7708-03179-1-024

What do you love most about photographing weddings?
I love being able to look at the pictures as I am editing them and remembering every moment and all that was said and done to make that picture so special.

img_8744-zf-7203-85538-1-052

If you only had 3 words to describe photography style/aesthetic what would they be?
Fun, emotional, and bold

If you could tell a soon-to-be bride and groom one thing about photography on their wedding day, what would it be?
Really think about your ceremony time for lighting and what time the sunset it and consider doing a first look if you are going to have a late ceremony.

img_9956-zf-7708-03179-1-022

img_9198-zf-7203-85538-1-065

What makes your photography unique?
I create a special relationship with the couple before the wedding and I make sure to continue that relationship even after the wedding is over. I try to really connect with my couples to make they comfortable with me.

img_9035-zf-7203-85538-1-010

Do you believe in the “first look” concept and why would you recommend to a bride and groom?
I think first looks are great for couples who have a late ceremony that is close to sunset. If you are worried about timing and light issues, you should consider doing a first look so you get beautiful sun kissed pictures.

Do you have a travel policy?
I am available for all travel and only charge a travel fee for anywhere outside of the Sacramento area.

For more of Angelee’s beautiful work or inquire about her photography services head over to her website:

www.angeleearceophotography.com

Instagram: @angeleearceo

Facebook: Angelee Arceo

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

Love weddings and events and want to know more? 

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram & Pinterest and never miss a thing!

Happy Fri-yay!

terrellwedding-56

Photograph by Shoop’s Photography

Happy Friyay!
I  hope all you lovely brides and wedding-lovers have had another great week! I personally can’t believe the time flies by so fast; and with every week, of course comes awesome new wedding inspiration! While you might not have time to keep up on the latest trends, don’t worry — I love to do that job for you 🙂

Are you a breakaway bride?

Too cute! A flower grandpa!

Brides do Good – Buy a couture designer wedding, for a fraction of the price, with a portion going to prevent child marriage.

Ever wondered where old wedding traditions come from? Now you know!

Plus, three past posts you may have missed:
* Wedding Spotlight: Liz and Dave’s rustic chic wedding
* Add a little something to your thank you note
* Having a fall wedding? Some ideas to inspire

Love weddings and events and want to know more?
Follow us on  Facebook, Instagram & Pinterest and never miss a thing.