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Real Wedding ~ Rebecca & Adam

Married September 24, 2016

After months of house shopping, Rebecca and Adam decided to drive by one of Rebecca’s favorite homes on the market. As they pulled up, Rebecca was heartbroken to see the house had a “Sale Pending” sign. Adam convinced Rebecca to take one last look, just in case. Rebecca walked in and was immediately greeted by two banners. “Welcome Home,” and “The Schott’s”. She turned to find Adam on bended knee. During his heartfelt proposal, Adam told Rebecca a story she had never heard. Days before Rebecca’s father had passed away, Adam asked for her father’s blessing. A year later, he decided to purchase the house of her dreams as a surprise. Rebecca was overwhelmed with joy.

Planning kicked in immediately with help from Rebecca and Adam’s mothers. “I went to a bridal store in Campbell, CA and thought I found my dream dress. It was the third dress I tried on, explains Rebecca.” “When we went back three months later to pick it up. I put it on and I just felt so upset. It wasn’t my dress. My mom knew something was wrong and told me we would find the right wedding gown. The next day we made an appointment at Mira Bridal Couture and I found my dream dress within minutes. It was the most beautiful dress I’d ever seen and I felt like Cinderella in it. I still am so in love with it! Mira saved my wedding.”

From that point on, all if the wedding planing was simple. For their wedding venue, Rebecca and Adam booked the Galas Barn in Oakdale, CA.  Shades of lavender were selected for the bridesmaids and blush pink and ivory for the floral arrangements. “I have simple and clean taste which played a big role in my decorating and I wanted the least amount of clutter as possible,” says Rebecca. Simplicity was key. “Our wedding was perfect and exactly how we wanted it to be. It truly was the best night ever.”

Images: Ashley Crook Photography    /   Bride’s attire: Essense of Australia from Mira Bridal Couture   /   Bridesmaids attire: Bill Levkoff   /   Groom’s attire: Vito’s Tuxedos   /  Florist: Country Shelf Floral   /  Entertainment: DJ Rod Riley   /   Videographer: White Raven   /   Rings: Rogers Jewelers   /   Caterer: La Huerta Vieja   /    Photo booth: Treadwell Photo Booth   /  Cake: Dawn Hamman   /   Stationery: Dainty Arrow Designs

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Samantha & Yaser Herrera

Married May 4, 2013Yaser & Samantha Herrera_Kori & Jared Photo_BridalCoutureMag
Yaser first met Samantha when she began working at his family’s restaurant, La Parrilla.  Samantha’s “beautiful smile and captivating personality” are what first drew him to her, Yaser explains.  After a six-year-long loving courtship, Yaser proposed to Samantha on his birthday.Yaser & Samantha Herrera_Kori & Jared Photo_BridalCoutureMagYaser & Samantha Herrera_Kori & Jared Photo_BridalCoutureMag
During the year of wedding planning, Samantha used several websites to help inspire and organize the special day.  The couple took on many DIY projects such as their monogrammed cake topper, place cards, and even adding a little flare to the bride’s shoes.  Guests had a fun time posing with props in the photo booth.  The resulting photo strips made for great favors!  The wedding celebration was a complete success.  Yaser & Samantha Herrera_Kori & Jared Photo_BridalCoutureMagYaser and Samantha advise couples who are currently planning their wedding to, “stay organized…don’t let the planning bog you down…and enjoy every minute [of the wedding day] because time flies!”Yaser & Samantha Herrera_Kori & Jared Photo_BridalCoutureMag
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Ceremony & Reception
The Reata, Oakdale

Bridal Gown
House of Fashion

Wedding Party Dresses
David’s Bridal

Suits & Tuxedos
Men’s Wearhouse

Brides Ring
Ben Bridge Jeweler

Groom’s Wedding Band
DeVon’s Fine Jewelers

Wedding Cake
Sunrise Bakery

Scenic Floral

Sounds in Motion

Photo Booth
The Platinum Photo Booth

Rumble Cinematography

Grgich Catering

Invitations & Printables
Sonja’s Brides

Bridal Hair Stylist
Parlour 308
Carol Eklund

Salon Vanity
Hannah Chilton

Hair Stylist
Carol Eklund
Parlour 308

Sewing & More

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Considering Holiday Nuptials?

Inspired by Holiday, Jamie Bearg of Jamie Bearg Photography  and Alexandra Zwald of Alexandra’s Home & Garden pulled together some of their favorite looks to create this whimsical shoot.Happy-Holidays_JamieBearg_BridalCouturemag
Location::J. Haidlen Design House, Oakdale, CA
Photography::Jamie Bearg Photography
Flowers::Alexandra Zwald of Alexandra’s Home and Garden
Jewelry::Susan G. Allen Couture Bridal Accessories (www.susangallencouture.com)
Make-up:: Ashley Cogburn from Electric Beach Salon and Day Spa (Oakdale, CA)
Hair::Cassie Fullen from Electric Beach Salon and Day Spa
Model::Pia Christin Felmann
Wedding Gown::Amelia Carrara
Faux Fur::Neiman Marcus

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Johni & Dale Melden

“Would you like service out?” Johni, then a bagger at Raley’s, routinely asked the handsome man only purchasing a gallon of milk. To which Dale replied “yes” and as he carried out the milk himself, she walked beside him and little did they know this was the beginning of true love. Ten months later on a vacation in Maui, Dale prepared a champagne picnic overlooking Honalulu Bay and asked Johni to marry him.

Their September 17, 2010 wedding was held at the beautiful Reata in Oakdale, where Johni walked down the aisle to “Angel” by Jack Johnson and they recited their individual vows both ending in the promise “Let this ring that I place on your finger be a symbol that you’ll never again be alone.” Surrounded by accents of olive green, guests danced the night away and captured moments of love, family, and friendship in the photo booth the bride and groom featured. The photo booth keepsakes are some of their most cherished moments from that day.

Johni & Dale incorporated several personal touches on their wedding day. Dale is a firefighter and it was such an honor to be able to have over 50 fellow firefighters attend the wedding and then, for just a moment, all wore their hats in tribute to the lovebirds. Also, the bride and groom chose to take their pictures together prior to the ceremony to create a more intimate setting of those first moments together. Since Johni originally wanted to get married on the beach, they decided to do a “Trash the Dress” session with their photographer after all was said and done. This way every dream and desire came true. The day was perfect and full of love…all beginning over one gallon of milk.


Ceremony & Reception::The Reata, Oakdale
Brides Fashion::La Sposa by Pronovias
Groom’s Fashion::Men’s Wearhouse
Catering::Grgich Catering
Rentals::Party City & Classic Party
Florist::Alexandra’s Home & Garden
Photographer::Stephanie Baker Photography
Invitations::Paper Habit
Cupcakes::Tricia Kellogg, Colorado
Photo Booth::The Platinum Photo Booth
Entertainment::Sounds In Motion
Make-up::Jackie Silveira
Hair::Kendra Kallstrom of Peaches & Cream & Consuelo Barajas of Space 07 Salon.

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