Grand Island Mansion Wedding | Stephanie & Brandon

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Every now and again as a wedding photographer, I am able to witness a wedding that is not only beautiful, but that is truly magical.  A wedding that I find touching, and at times even brings a slight mist to my eye.  Stephanie & Brandon’s wedding was so full of love that the emotion was practically glittering through the brisk Spring air.  These two are absolutely stunning together – akin to an Old Hollywood leading lady & man … Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant maybe. Oh my gosh….swoooon!

Stephanie and Brandon were actually introduced through their grandparents … I must admit they played cupid to perfection because these two are a match made in heaven!  They are two of the most loving people God has created on this earth!  Their love is quiet, sweet and uncomplicated.  It is obvious  they are most at home when they are together and with their families.  Brandon’s sisters were Stephanie’s bridesmaids and her cousins among the groomsmen party.  His sisters each gave a heartwarming speech about how they always wanted another girl in the family to create the perfect Brady Bunch  - having three boys and two girls in the family until they welcomed Stephanie as sister #3.  Thank you to Stephanie & Brandon’s family and friends for being such a wonderful group … you all make my job the best job in the world!  Enjoy this peak into the Warmerdam’s special day!

***also…a huge shout out goes to some of my favorite wedding vendors … there is a reason I recommend them!  Because they are amazing to work with and even more amazing at their professions!  Thank you Steve Schon for providing a party atmosphere full of fun & energy and thank you Shana Beals for making this beautiful woman shine for her special day! You guys rock!!!

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VENDOR INFORMATION

Photographer: Jessica Roman Photography

Venue: Grand Island Mansion

Bridal Makeup: Shana Beals Makeup Artistry 

DJ/MC & Lighting: Steve Schon . Function 45 Entertainment

Videographer: Unforgettable Blue . Kevin Searcy

Officiant: Pastor Vern Holthouse, Lodi English Oaks Adventist Church

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Jennifer Lopez - So yes, that is truly a wedding that will go down in history. Stephanie and Brandon were stunning! What a beautiful wedding, and sadly, I missed it. The photography was elegant, romantic and captured the event for me! Thank you! Stephanie, love you, Brandon, welcome to the family!

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Wedding | Mari Carmen & RJ

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I could not have asked for a more perfect couple to kick off my 2014 wedding season!  The weather was balmy, and love was in the air!!!!!!

Mari Carmen and RJ were married at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Sacramento, CA and I can certainly tell you, they do not make cathedrals like this anymore.  The sun shone through rich stained glass, holy water reflected the statue of Jesus above the altar, and all of those whom Mari Carmen and RJ hold most dear surrounded them with love.  When I witness a Catholic mass, I am struck by just how beautiful the entire sacrament is – the ritual of the marriage vows, the giving of flowers to the Virgin Mary, and the taking of holy communion…just breathtaking.

Mari Carmen and RJ are the perfect match because of their ability to balance the other so perfectly.  Mari Carmen is slightly more reserved, whereas RJ is super outgoing!  When the two of them met 4 years ago, they locked eyes and have been inseparable ever since.  A true case of “love at first sight”.  The hopeless romantic in me just LOVES stories like these!  Congratulations Mari Carmen and RJ…I know your union will be full of faith and everlasting love.

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VENDOR INFORMATION

Photography: Jessica Roman Photography

Wedding Venue: Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament

Reception Venue & Catering: Cilantro’s Sacramento

Bridal Hair & Makeup: Sidney Le . 916-230-5606

Wedding Dress: Alma’s Bridal Boutique

Venue Lighting: SJ’s Disk Jockey . Joe Kalamaras

Videographer: Unforgettable Blue . Kevin Searcy

Flowers: Flowers by Yolanda . 916-599-4036

DJ: Alex Sanchez . 530-632-0744

Mariachi Band: Los Monarchos . 916-204-0596

Wedding Cake: Cakes By Request . 530-742-9020

Limo Service: Limosine Club . 916-444-5466

 

Vina Castellano Wedding | Auburn, CA | Tracy & Gabe

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It is not always easy to find the perfect words for some of the incredible weddings I shoot…and Tracy & Gabe’s is one such wedding.  On this particular day last summer we could not have special ordered weather more perfect, or a sunset more spectacular!!!!!!

 Vina Castellano Winery in Auburn provided the backdrop for Tracy & Gabe’s wedding…and it truly is a beautiful setting!  The vineyard, the tasting room, and the ceremony backdrop were stunning!  What gives this particular Vina Castellano wedding a special touch, is that Gabe’s family owns the winery!  Although their wedding was attended by over 200 guests, it still had a very intimate and special feel to it!  Everyone in attendance was there to shower love upon this amazing couple and dance the night away in celebration!

 Cheers Gabe & Tracy! xoxo

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VENDOR INFORMATION

Photography: Jessica Roman Photography

Second Shooter: Ben Sheriff Photography

Venue: Vina Castellano

DJ: Steve Shon, Function 45 Event Entertainment

Caterer: California Catering Company

Officiant: Tom Widlund

Bridesmaid Dresses: Mod Cloth