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Cinco de Mayo Wedding

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The Goodness

We’re so excited to feature this Cinco de Mayo wedding sent to us by The Goodness, who served as not only the photographers but also designed all of the wedding invitations and paper goods for Lizeth and Luis’ wedding day! True to Cinco de Mayo tradition, their day is full of color and delicious treats for their guests, including a show-stopping wedding cake from Just Cakin’ It.

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From the bride, Lizeth: The day of our wedding I felt calm and at peace, I have always been confident Luis and I were meant to be, I was content and relieved the time to celebrate our love was finally here. I couldn’t help but feel pleasantly overwhelmed at how many of our friends and family were present to help us celebrate our special day.


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Luis and I have always been proud our culture and celebrate it every chance we get, so we chose our date accordingly Cinco de Mayo, 2012. We wanted to highlight many of our cultures contributions which included: tequila, tacos, beer, jarritos, aguas frescas, sweet bread, buñuelos, candy, paper flowers, piñatas and finally lots of color.


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My favorite moment was our first look, it allowed us to spend some quality time with each other and we were able to take in and appreciate our special day… I have to thank Lisa and Geoff for suggesting we have this moment!


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Any advice for future brides planning their weddings now? Make your fiancé take charge of some of the planning and give him deadlines. Luis was in charge of venue, food, and music/entertainment. I wish I would have given him deadlines! Delegate work to friends and family and be open to their ideas. My mother made all the paper flowers she also came up with the idea of adding paper flowers to the burlap fabric; it turned out to be a great back drop to the candy and cake table. Hit up the wedding blogs! I was obsessed with Ruffled, I knew I was going to do much of the decorations myself and used this blog to provide inspiration and DIY tutorials.


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Wedding Location: Sacramento, CA / Wedding Photographer and Invitations: The Goodness / Ceremony Venue: St. Mary’s Catholic Parish / Reception Venue: Winter’s Community Center / Wedding Flowers: Sterlitzia / Wedding Dress: Essence of Australia / Wedding Shoes: Zappos / Bride’s Veil: Elegant Lace Bridal / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Casa Flores Imports / Groom’s Suit: INC / Wedding Caterer: Tacos Gonz / Wedding Cake: Just Cakin’ It / Margaritas: Rent-a-Drink Margarita Machine / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Dinnerware Supplies: Smarty Had a Party / Papel Picado: Casa Bonampak / Wedding Music: Banda Tierra de Oro and Mariachi Real Monarcas / Officiant: Father Gomez

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The Paper Flower Market

The Paper Flower Market provides brides with everlasting blooms in a magnificently realistic fashion and stunning composition that can be showcased forever in semblance of the love represented on their special day.

This is a floral design and creation company with an artist who works solely with premium papers imported from Italy and Germany.

Each flower is delicately made by the artist with hand coloring and styling techniques to create absolutely swoon worthy wedding blossoms. We specialize in custom bouquets, but also have preset bouquet styling options on our website. We extend our services offering floral crowns, Bridesmaids’ bouquet options, and other floral needs, providing gifts and keepsakes for all special parties involved on your wedding day.

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Credit for all images:
Photography by Lawrence Te
Model Christy Creson

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Typography Inspired Wedding

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How do you mix an ultra modern setting with a hopelessly romantic approach? We will let Laura, who happens to be the brainchild behind Nelle Handbags tell the story behind her gorgeous typography inspired, modern whimsical wedding. Thanks Laura for sharing your story with us and Erica Loeks Photography for the beautiful images!

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From the bride, Laura: From the start we both agreed that it was important for our celebration to be inviting, modern, authentic, and memorable! Since my husband and I are both designers we wanted to be a little innovative with the decor, while still attempting to retain a bit of traditional wedding formality. I believe I was the one who later decided to call it a Modern Vintage Affair. The affair portion of the title was the formal part, the vintage the whimsical & feminine part, and the modern represented the industrial and typographical elements.

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It was very important to me to not allow color to be the driving theme of the wedding. While this is a wonderful tool to use to pull together the look of an event I wanted to be a bit more challenged in my attempt to unite a variety of different shades. We also had our typography theme to fall back on when we needed a design element to ground us. DIY touches were all over the big day. My husband designed all the typographical materials for the day. Together we cut and glued each wrap, menu card, seating sign etc… until our finger tips were numb. We also enlisted the help of our friends to make 150 wrapped wire orbs, magnetic ribbon bow ties for favors, and hand dyed silk ribbon chandeliers. Finally, I made an assortment of Nelle clutches for each gal in the wedding party.

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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? My advise is very simple, be sure that your future husband is “the one”, and celebrate your commitment to each other in the way that suites you both best. Also, if you have decided to host a celebration, hire a wedding coordinator/planner. That was the first thing we did and having that peace of mind the day of the wedding was worth every penny.

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Wedding Music:
Wedding Party Processional: “Get Me to the Church on Time,” My Fair Lady
Bride’s Processional: “On the Street Where You Live,” My Fair Lady
Recessional: “The Best Is Yet to Come,” Nancy Wilson; “It’s De-Lovely,” Rare Piano Rolls
First Dance: “Northern Sky,” Nick Drake

Wedding Location: Minneapolis, MN / Wedding Venue and Caterer: Spill the Wine / Wedding Photographer: Erica Loeks / Day-Of Coordination: Laura Mullen Events / Wedding Flowers: Jackie Just of Just Bloomed / Wedding Dress: Tara La Tour / Wedding Shoes: Kate Spade / Bride’s Cardigan: J. Crew / Clutches: Nelle / Hair and Makeup: Julie Swenson / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J. Crew / Bridesmaids’ Necklaces: Bloomingdales / Groom’s Suit: Heimi’s Haberdashery / Groom’s Shirt: J. Hilburn / Wedding Cake: 3 Tiers / Cheese and Dessert Tables: Cocoa and Fig / Wedding Invitations: Designed by groom with assistance from Paperista

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We are a consultant and collaborator, working with you to ensure your dream day becomes a reality. Callista & Co. offers advice and personalized
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Callista & Co. is a boutique company taking on a select number of events per year to ensure every detail is planned to perfection and every client receives the dedication they deserve.

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The Only Hot Chocolate Stick Recipe You’ll Need + Free Templates

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We’re embracing this last stretch of winter with one of our favorite things – chocolate! Nothing sounds quite as good as snuggling up in a chunky blanket, putting on your favorite old movie and sipping on some hot chocolate right? Add your best gal pals to the mix, and you’ve got the recipe for a perfect Friday night. We partnered with Avery to make the easiest hot chocolate stick recipe for delish wedding favors or thank you gifts.

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Hey there! I’m Ashley, a wedding planner based out of San Francisco planning weddings around the world. Creating an event is something that I value. Not only is an event purposeful but one should be well crafted and beautiful. I don’t believe in sacrificing one element for the other. I believe that purpose, craft, design, and strategy are all cohesive elements to produce a successful event. Weddings are so much more than just a celebration or a pretty tabletop, there is connectivity and flow. From these an opportunity for you and your guests to be enchanted, to be a part of an experience you’ll carry away with you. Have you ever been a part of something where you were swept away by your current state that you forgot whatever else was going on in the world? Where it feels like you’re part of something that only matters right then and in that moment? Creating that experience comes from the energy and love put into planning the event.

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I do far more than just plan weddings. I travel, I cook, I laugh (a lot), I play, I hike, I challenge myself, I take risks and I am constantly growing. I love people and adventure. I try new things. I am curious. I have high standards. I listen. I create. I do. Take the time to get to know me and I’ll do the same for you. I am highly intuitive with people and take on personal missions to make your wedding the most suited to you and your dreams as possible. The planning process can be overwhelming and overstimulating. Let’s face it, no one wants to do it on their own, so let’s work together!

I am available for weddings in California and worldwide. Fun fact, I am certified by the board of tourism in Mexico to plan and work there. I have spent years visiting the Riviera Maya + Tulum as well as other regions in Mexico, like Baja California Sur. Tulum is hands down one of my favorite places on earth. If I am not in San Francisco planning weddings and being social, you’ll find me on the beach at BeTulum, Coqui Coqui, Papaya Playa, or exploring the coast lines in Central America.

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