Married August 9, 2014
Shortly after the excitement of the holidays and celebrating their engagement, the couple decided on an August wedding and the planning began. Both Christina and James come from large Dutch families with farming backgrounds, and so they chose an elegant style wedding in a country setting.
In the presence of 240 of their closest friends and family the couple married at St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church in Riverbank, CA where Christina’s family has been parishioners for 20+ years. The reception followed at James’ grandma’s private residence, which also occupies his father’s heifer ranch, in Oakdale, CA.
The reception was set with a mix of rectangular farm tables and round white linen tables, mercury glass and neutral toned flowers. Market lighting and market umbrellas lit up the night. It was perfect weather, the kind of weather that most brides hope for. Delft “kissing couple” wedding topper and a late night brick over pizza. It was an open bar, with fantastic napa wines. All the Dutch cousins singing God Bless America.
The Bride quoted “I could not have asked for a more beautiful day, it ended up being everything I imagined it to be and more. It was a perfect representation of who James and I are, and we could not have done it with our family, friends, and hardworking vendors. Thank you!”
Ceremony Location: St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church, Riverbank, CA
Reception Location/Venue: Private Residence, Blue Star Ranch
Brides Fashion: Mira’s Bridal Couture, Essense. Bridesmaids Fashion: Mira’s Bridal Couture, Watters.
Groom’s, Valley Findings, Modesto, CA.
Entertainment/Band/DJ: Sounds in Motion, Jason.
Specialty Rentals/Lighting:Rentals, Classic Party Rentals. Lighting
Event Pros Productions, Modesto, CA.
Caterer: Grgich Family Catering,CA.
Harry’s Affairs, Full Bar.
Baker or Dessert Bar:Tiers for Two, Susie Grover
Florist: Willow Floral Design, Modesto, CA.
Event Coordinator : Tammy Cuhna, Infinite Creations, Modesto, CA.
Invitations/Paper Goods: Paper Habit, Modesto, CA.
Favors: Beef Jerky, Dave’s Meat Service, Modesto, CA
Alterations: Arte, Sewing and More