|Join the Party!
The emphasis on party in wedding party is definitely on the rise. “Couples want their guests to feel like they’re part of the celebration, and not just watching as spectators,” says Jen Stewart of Jen Stewart Photography. Here are some ideas to make your special day memorable for all. Theme Away Michael Coulter...
Posted By Ana K. Cotham on Friday, May 18, 2012
Grapevines and gorgeous grounds make local wineries ideal venues for couples seeking indoor or outdoor celebrations.
Posted By Jan Ferris Heenan on Wednesday, May 2, 2012
"We wish the wedding could have started later in the evening, because it was such a long day for us, the wedding party and our guests. Although we had a great time at the reception, a 1:30 p.m. start time meant we were up at 7 in the morning getting our hair and makeup done. The groomsmen and bridesmaids were ready by 10:45 a.m., and...
Posted By Elizabeth Marxen on Tuesday, March 27, 2012
|Love by the Lake
The entire Lake Tahoe region boasts amazing alpine scenery, but it’s tough to beat the 72 miles of shoreline—whether drenched in warm summer sun or draped in dazzling winter whites. “People want lakefront weddings because the lake is so breathtaking,” says Martha Janer of Truckee-based Mountain Magic...
Posted By Jan Ferris Heenan on Wednesday, March 21, 2012
|Fun With Food & Drink
Tired of the tried and true? Join the club. When it comes to reception fare, today’s couples are stepping way outside the box with creative new approaches to the conventional catered affair, incorporating everything from cake pops to food trucks. Here are a few fun ideas for the big event. PRE-WEDDING Imagine...
Posted By Cathy Cassinos-Carr on Wednesday, March 7, 2012
|Top 10 Mistakes
Sometimes it’s the imperfections that make a wedding memorably perfect. But there are imperfections, and then there are major gaffes that can throw your day—and the creation of those hard-copy memories—off-kilter. Here, from the image experts who have seen it all, are the top 10 mistakes that couples make with photography...
Posted By Ana K. Cotham on Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Local brides reflect on their weddings and share some advice.
Posted BY ELIZABETH MARXEN on Friday, October 5, 2012
|A Little Song, A Little Dance
Music trends circulate, rotate, vacillate and start all over again—especially for weddings. But rather than simply following the crowd when it comes to choosing wedding and reception music, decide what’s right for you and your big day. Lively Up the Party “The norm (for receptions) has usually been the DJ/emcee,...
Posted on Friday, September 7, 2012
Lake Tahoe is a stunning bridal backdrop any time of year, but wintertime packs an enchanting punch all its own, from the Tahoe area’s snow-covered peaks and slate-blue lake views to its indoor venues aglow with warmth and charm. The more adventurous brides and grooms take to skis or snowshoes for their ceremonies, says wedding planner...
Posted By Jan Ferris Heenan on Friday, August 24, 2012
|Do It Downtown
Destination weddings have their obvious appeal, but sometimes the best spot to tie the knot is right in your own backyard. Downtown Sacramento boasts a growing list of desirable places to hold weddings and receptions, among them historic buildings replete with vintage elegance and grand spaces sure to impress your guests. And speaking of...
Posted By Jan Ferris Heenan on Friday, August 10, 2012