Event Special at the Pavilion at Haggin Oaks and Lakeside at Bartley Cavanaugh

Take advantage of our $600 Event Special, now through June 2017   at either the Pavilion at Haggin Oaks or Lakeside at Bartley Cavanaugh! 


Recently engaged? Have a birthday party or upcoming event? Our $600 event space rental fee is good on any event scheduled through June 2017.  Hurry, as all future events are subject to a full price fee.

We’re thrilled to offer this amazing deal.

Here’s what’s included with pricing:

Rehearsal and Ceremony Event Coordinator
White Resin Ceremony Chairs
White Resin Reception Chairs & Tables
Set up/Take down/Clean-up
Onsite Catering Manager
Floor Length Linens & Napkins in your color choice
Six hours of time (event can last until 2am)

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This is a savings of nearly $1700 for a Saturday booking!

This end of year special won’t last long, as dates tend to book fast.  Choose our award-winning service at Morton Golf and stay within budget! How amazing is that! Why wait? venues will book quickly, so be sure to set up an appointment with a wedding coordinator today.

Whether you choose the Pavilion at Haggin Oaks or Lakeside at Bartley Cavanaugh, rest assured that our event and catering staff is dedicated to providing the highest level of professionalism and detail on your special day. That’s why we only have one event a day – yours!

Limited dates available for this unbelievable event special.  Please call  Rebecca Kirtlan at 916-870-8597 today for details and booking information.

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Vendor Spotlight: Ramona Arnold of Simple Country Weddings

Nothing sets the tone for a rustic wedding quite like a few antique props. Ramona Arnold of Simple Country Weddings specializes in bringing all of the rustic and elegant goodness to your special day. Whether you’re looking for velvet tufted settees, chalkboard signage or even sequins for an added feminine touch, Simple Country Weddings has it all. Old becomes new and antique becomes chic with their carefully curated collection that allows you to fill your event with decor large and small. Not just for the rustic bride, this small rental company also has items that will make any elegant, glamorous wedding perfectly styled.

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Tell me a little bit about your business and yourself!

I am a wedding & events planner located in Rancho Cordova and service the NorCal area. From Sacramento to Tahoe, or to the bay area. We travel wherever we are needed. I also own a vintage décor rentals boutique. I offer elegant rustic pieces as well as the latest styles of décor.

I offer event planning and coordinating services, including Day of Coordination, Full event planning, Design only packages and day of styling. We really are able to work within all budgets to ensure the couple will have a stress-free day.

I have always thrown my own personal events/parties. It wasn’t until after my own wedding that I really started planning events for others. I felt I could be useful in helping others stay within a budget while keeping their vision.

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What is the creative process like?  How do you work with couples to bring their vision to life?

A wedding day should reflect the couple’s personality. We will typically meet in person, review pinterest boards, and then offer creative ways to decorate and personalize their wedding to truly make it theirs.

Do you currently have any favorite wedding trends?

I love blush, champagnes, gold and fresh greenery. An Urban Chic with elegant vibes. Mixing touches of vintage décor with over the top elegant pieces. I love the fresh garland as well as the open, airy floral centerpieces. I adore the fresh green hanging floral centerpieces, adorned with soft florals. I don’t think I will ever tire of the mismatched mercury pieces mixed with vintage wood.


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Are there any trends you never want to see again?

I really do not like the fabric hanging from the tree branch as the ceremony backdrop. Unless you have the perfect space, with the perfect tree and the perfect climate, the fabric tends to blow in the wind and looks awful in images. Its too hard to control the outcome of this look.

Any advice for a bride and groom currently in the midst of planning a wedding?

Set a budget and stick to it. PLEASE do not go into a new marriage with a huge debt over your head. Choose the things that are important to you and let the rest go. Your family and friends are here to celebrate your special day with you. You do not have to compete with others. Your wedding should reflect your love for each other. It should be a day filled with fun and excitement.

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What makes your work unique?  Why should brides and grooms hire you?

I think when you walk into my office you get the feeling that you are home. My two boston terriers stand guard at the entrance waiting to greet each client as they come in. If I don’t charm you, they will for sure!!! I am down to earth, very relaxed, and I feel that I send out welcoming vibes. I am very upfront, and allow you to be very open and honest with the goal that you are wanting to achieve. I am extremely budget conscious, and every aspect of our design, whether rustic or glam, has a feel of elegance and romance to it. Don’t be fooled… Just because my business name has the word COUNTRY in it, does not mean we are not capable of designing an elegant, over the top affair. Country to me, is a feeling rather than a look. Its LOVE. Its FAMILY. Its WELCOME. We love the opportunity to welcome your guests to the wedding you have dreamed about.

What does a typical day at the office look like?

Dogs snoring while I answer emails, Dogs playing ball with my clients while we choose rental items, and lots of music and laughter. We are pretty relaxed while we work. And the dogs sure keep things interesting for us around the office.

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We get a lot of brides that want that rustic, romantic look for their wedding day, do you have any advice or ideas for them on how to incorporate that look into the overall feel for the day?

I would make sure to incorporate the different elements into their look. Weathered wood with new wood. Mismatched décor with different textures can be very welcoming and fun. Leather chairs mixed with fun sequin pillows, candleholders in all different materials, chunky and slim in different colors. Some new some old. And lots of florals.

Thank you so much, Ramona for letting us behind the curtain at Simple Country Weddings.

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Wedding Spotlight: Alison & Craig

Alison and Craig were engaged on Valentine’s Day 2016, so I knew this would be the perfect wedding for today’s heart filled post. It’s filled with so much love and beautiful rustic details from TinRoof Farmhouse. Lyndsay Undseth was there to capture Alison and Craig’s magical day.

From the bride: We went to high school together but started hanging out and then dating through mutual friends during college -10 years ago – in December 2006. On Valentine’s Day (Alison’s favorite holiday) weekend 2016, Craig took me to Costanoa, a rustic resort that is a special place to us that we’ve been a few times and love, the first place he ever took me when we first started dating, and proposed on the beach. He pretended to be taking a self-timed picture, but was actually video-taping the proposal!

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For Parent Seating,“Over The Rainbow” by Cherish Tuttle.
For Bridal Party,“Canon In D” by Pachelbel.
For Bride’s Processional,  “Bridal Chorus (Harp)” by Elizabeth Nicholson/Rob Barrick.
For Recessional, “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” by Natalie Cole.
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We wanted our wedding to be somewhat casual (not too formal), but still classy, beautiful, romantic, intimate and mostly just full of LOVE! I would say they fully succeeded.



What was it about the Pavilion at Haggin Oaks that made you say “yes to the venue”?
From the Bride: I love twinkle lights and oak trees, and Craig loves golf (and used to practice at Haggin Oaks with his high school golf team!) Haggin Oaks was actually the only venue we looked at in person. When we went there to see the venue and saw that it had an oak tree and twinkle lights (AND a gazebo, which reminded me of Gilmore Girls, a show I love) and a simple tent with beautiful chandeliers, I really couldn’t think of anything else I would want in a venue. I love that Haggin Oaks has a few beautiful features but that it’s otherwise a simple, classic beautiful blank slate for you to add your own personal touches. It just fit our style and tastes more than fancy, ornate venues I’ve seen (which are beautiful, but just didn’t feel like a good fit for us). We love the outdoors – camping, backpacking, hiking, biking and running – and wanted an outdoor component (with a built-in backup option!) – and we lucked out on weather and were able to have the simple, classic, romantic indoor/outdoor wedding of our dreams!

Congratulations + Best Wishes + Happy Valentine’s Day to Alison and Craig!

Vendors :

Photography:  Lyndsay Undseth Photography  | Flowers: In Full Bloom by MJL | Brides Dress: Moisa Bride | Bridesmaid Dress: David’s BridalGroom:  Men’s Warehouse | Groomsmen:  Men’s WearhouseStationary: Minted | Band: The IndestructiblesDJ:   JukeBox Music | Décor: Tin Roof Farmhouse|

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Wedding Spotlight: Brenda and Thomas

Brenda and Thomas’ blush, gold, navy blue wedding had me at hello.  Their wedding incorporated two of my loves – a rustic, romantic vibe with chalkboard and burlap accents. Let’s proceed to the party + see their rustic chic wedding photographed beautifully by Angelee Arceo.


From the bride: Thomas and I met a little over 3 years ago through mutual friends whom I had reconnected with after a couple years. We realized we had crossed paths before but never had officially met until then. We got engaged the morning of October 12, 2015, while on a family vacation in Hawaii. We had arrived the day before and had been running errands all day long. That night his mother, aunt and I were on the deck relaxing listening to the waves and admiring the starry sky when we saw shooting stars. I told the ladies make a wish (apparently he heard me). The next morning, I woke up to him say, “What did you wish for?” and I kept telling him, “I can’t tell you, if I do it will not come true.”  He kept insisting I tell him, and I continued to repeat my reasoning for not saying. Then he magically pulled a box from I don’t know where and asked, “Is this what you wished for? And opening it. Then he asked if I would marry him, and of course I said Yes, with tears flowing down my face. That magical moment brought us to an even more magical wedding.





With the assistance of some incredible vendors, like Simple Country Weddings, Above and Beyond Cakes and Heidi’s Floral Design, the bride planned and designed the whole day.








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At one point around 11:30 p.m. when I had changed dresses everyone was inside under the tent dancing and no one was in the lovely lounge area outside under the lights. We walked out there and just slow danced, smiling and enjoying a moment where everything was quiet around us and just enjoyed the fact that we had survived all the months of planning and were finally Mr. & Mrs. Quezada.


Music Choices –

 Wedding Party and Parent Processional: From the Ground Up-Dan and Shay

Bride Processional: How Long Will I Love You– Ellie Goulding

Recessional: Crazier-Taylor Swift

Bridal Party Reception Entrance: Uptown Funk-Mark Ronson Ft. Bruno Mars

Bride and Groom Reception Entrance: Can’t Stop The Feeling– Justin Timberlake

First Dance: I Get To Love You– Ruelle

Father Daughter: I Loved Her First-Heartland

Mother Son: Humble and Kind-Tim McGraw


From the bride: We really wanted to find a magical open place and The Pavilion at Haggin Oaks was that for us. The moment we walked into that tent and looked out towards the golf course we were sold. We had been on the search for a venue that had all the requirements we wanted. It provided a lovely area for a ceremony, if it was hot the tent provided shade, the grounds were lovely, the white drapery and chandeliers gave that romantic vibe we wanted. As well you can’t beat a place that provides everything, (tables, chairs, linens, napkins, all the plates, glasses, etc.) Truly made the planning process so much easier, and the best part, only one wedding per day so you can be there early setting up and start as late as you want. I arrived at 10am and our wedding didn’t start until 6:30 p.m. and ended at 12:30 a.m. We loved that you provided golf carts to transport our guests, especially since we had elderly people at our wedding.

Congratulations + Best Wishes to Brenda and Thomas!

Vendors :

Photography:  Angelee Arceo Photography  | FlowersHeidi’s Floral Design | Brides Dress: Second Summer Bride | Brides Shoes: Tieks by Gavrieli | Bridesmaid Dress: Weddington Way SF Groom:  Hugo Boss | Groomsmen:  Macy’s | Groom and Groomsmen Bowtie and Socks: The Tie BarHair & Makeup:   The Colour Bar – stylists Erin, Sue, and Cameron | Stationary: Paper Source | Cake: Above and Beyond Cakes | DJ:   Beat Fleet DJs | Décor: Simple Country Weddings | Cookies: Cookie Connection | Cake Pops: Ettore’s

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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!


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

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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!



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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..

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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.










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



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!


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Wedding Spotlight: Maryka and Andrew


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:


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


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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.


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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.


Music Choices –
Processional : Canon in D Piano and Violin Duet
Recessional: Take your time by Sam Hunt
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Congratulations and Best Wishes, Maryka and Andrew!


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

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Have a Great Weekend

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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

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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.

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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 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.

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!

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Vendor Spotlight: Jessica Roman Photography

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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:


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.

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