Mary & Jeff Standley

Married September 6, 2014Standley-309Jeff told Mary that he wanted to take her Christmas shopping in the city. After spending the day shopping they went to Union Square to take a picture by the Christmas tree. Jeff started acting different, he was stalling and looking around. Mary turned and noticed their friends, Nelson and Lilia, were walking towards the couple smiling. She looked back at Jeff and he was on his knee holding a ring and asked he asked her to marry him. She was in shock, but of course said yes and started to cry.

A week after Jeff asked Mary to marry him, they were invited to dinner with Mary’s parents at their friends’ estate in French Camp. The group was celebrating and enjoying dinner when Jeff and Mary were asked to join their hosts out back for a glass of wine. It was an amazing view and beautifully landscaped. A huge lawn was surrounded by towering pine trees and right in the middle of it all was a white gazebo with a glittering chandelier. The couple was exclaiming how beautiful the house was when their hosts said, “We would love for you two to get married here.” Jeff and Mary were so surprised, they couldn’t say no. Everyone toasted and the wedding planning discussions started right then.Standley-343


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Jeff and Mary love food and wine, and they wanted their wedding to reflect that. They procured wine barrels from Napa to decorate the venue and had Vincent Alvarado, the head chef at Dewz, make delicious and unique appetizers.

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Jeff and Mary’s dad chose the wine, while Mary picked out all the colors and centerpieces with her mom and best friends. It was crazy, stressful, and time-consuming, but they wish they could go back and enjoy every bit of it again.Standley-792

Resources

Photography
Trulight Photography

Ceremony & Reception Location
Private Residence, Stevenson Garden
French Camp, CA

Bridal Gown
Nicole Miller
Bliss Bridal Salon

Wedding Party Dresses
Dessy
Mira Bridal Couture
209-338-9333

Suits & Tuxedos
Men’s Wearhouse

Rings
Gabriel Jewelers

Florist
Yonan’s Floral
209.664.9325

Catering
Chef Araceli Araya

Cake & Desserts
Magda’s Cakes

Entertainment
Jason Gulley

Alterations
Sewing & More
209.523.7189

Paper goods
Minted.com

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