Married July 20, 2013
Laken and Nelson met in the fall of 2006 through mutual friends. They were very good friends until Thanksgiving 2009 when Nelson declared his love for Laken and the romance began.
Planning a wedding with a guest list of over 300 wasn’t as stressful as Laken thought it would be. Fiore Event Design helped and did so much, especially with all the little details that are often overlooked. The couple told them their tastes, what they liked and didn’t like, and the team at Fiore Event Design would present ideas for the couple to approve. Laken’s aunt, Norik, (who was also her Matron of Honor) helped a with final decision-making and it was great for the couple to always have her there as a second opinion.
Choosing the venue was easy because it was held in Laken’s grandparents’ backyard. Nelson and Laken wanted to keep the wedding closer for the families and felt it was the perfect location, the backyard had many memories and meaning to it. The couple aimed for the rustic garden theme and the backyard came equipt with an amazing garden already the couple was careful to no overdo it with the center pieces and décor.
Nelson and Laken chose the color coral as there is so much greenery in the backyard and they knew the two would complement each other well. Laken has always been a huge glitter and jewel person and she loved how Fiore tastefully incorporated some large broaches on the flower vases.For Nelson and Laken, everything turned out better than they could have ever imagined and they have their family, Fiore, and everyone who helped make that day possible to thank for that!
Photography::Grover Style Photography
Ceremony::St. Stanislaus Catholic Church
Reception Location::Private Residence
Bridal Gown::Pronovias at Mira Bridal Couture 209.338.9333
Wedding Party Dresses::Dessy at Mira Bridal Couture 209.338.9333
Tuxedo & Suits::Men’s Wearhouse
Florist::Fiore Event Design 209.988.7044
Caterer::Bon Appetite, Skewers, Surla’s
Entertainment::Neil Buttner and Savage Sounds
Cake & Desserts::Creative Cakes by Debra 209.985.6692
Event Coordinator::Fiore Event Design 209.988.7044
Photo Booth::Manteca Photo Booth
Hair Stylist & Make-Up Artist::Mena & Co.
Invitations::Creations by Sandy