Ashley and Josh met while working at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, Ca. After a year long courtship, they were engaged while vacationing. Ashley preferred a September wedding, so the couple decided on a year and a half engagement. Hoping for a smooth planning process because of the time they allowed to plan was clear, but due to some unforeseen circumstances, the couple had to change their venue with only 3 months left. From re-printing the invitations, searching for a new caterer, changing their linen and china and more, they were not sure how they would ever find the time to re-design the day they had planned. With the assistance of their Event Planner, Dennis Specht of Cazale’s Flower Shop, they were able to create the perfect September 25, 2010 day.
As guests arrived, they were escorted through a pathway, draped with lanterns in shades of pink and the women were given parasols to shade themselves during the ceremony which took place in front of the Bare Ranch Mansion. After exchanging vows, guests enjoyed cocktail hour with an assortment of Michael David Wines and hors d’œuvres.
The reception took place under the grand tent accented with the bride’s color choice of pink lighting. Silver candelabras, beaded lamp shades, and pink floral arrangements filled the tent as centerpieces above the couples newly chosen china and linens. As a personal touch the couple decided to name their tables after popular medications, such as Vicodin & Prozac since they both work as pharmacists. Through the remainder of the evening the couple danced the night away with their friends, family, and guests to the sounds of Love Train.
Guests of the wedding still comment to the newly weds how romantic it felt driving down the long pink and white paper lantern driveway at Bare Ranch. After all was said and done, the event was exactly the way they had envisioned. Ashley and Josh left for their honeymoon in Greece and now reside in Sacramento, Ca.
Venue::Bare Ranch by Michael David Winery
Event Planner::Dennis Specht
Flowers & Decor’:: Cazale’s Flower Shop
Bride’s Fashion::Bliss Bridal