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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
Photography
Kori & Jared Photography

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

Florist
Scenic Floral

Entertainment
Sounds in Motion

Photo Booth
The Platinum Photo Booth

Cinematography
Rumble Cinematography

Catering
Grgich Catering

Invitations & Printables
Sonja’s Brides

Bridal Hair Stylist
Parlour 308
Carol Eklund

Make-Up
Salon Vanity
Hannah Chilton

Hair Stylist
Carol Eklund
Parlour 308

Alterations
Sewing & More

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Carissa & Brittney England

Married March 22, 2013Brittney & Carrisa England_BridalCoutureMag
Six months after meeting through mutual friends, Carissa and Brittney’s romantic love story began-over a bowl of fried ice cream. “The story changes depending on whose telling it,” revealed Carissa.  Brittney recalls Carissa showing up to a friendly lunch and ordering dessert rather than an entrée suggesting that what Carissa really wanted was to spend time with Brittney.  Carissa playfully contests that she just really likes the dish.  Regardless of how their relationship began, the couple say that they fell in love soon after.Brittney & Carrisa England_BridalCoutureMagBrittney & Carrisa England_BridalCoutureMagBrittney & Carrisa England_BridalCoutureMag
After becoming engaged, the couple faced unique obstacles to their marriage because of the issue of marriage equality in California. “When you become engaged, there are sad, uncomfortable, and unavoidable questions like, are you engaged indefinitely until same-sex marriage is legally recognized?” the couple noted.  According to the couple, “becoming domestic partners… definitely [felt] like settling for second-class status.”  Despite the legal barriers, Carissa and Brittney knew they wanted to make a life-long commitment to each other and so they began planning their dream wedding.Brittney & Carrisa England_BridalCoutureMag
Brittney always dreamed of having a large wedding.  She valued more traditional wedding practices, such as not seeing Carissa’s dress before the wedding.  On the other hand, Carissa wanted a more intimate ceremony.  Her vision was a more modern approach to the affair as evidenced by her feather-bodice dress.  The two met a happy compromise with a medium sized wedding and a co-ed wedding party.Brittney & Carrisa England_BridalCoutureMag
The wedding décor was in black and white with deep red accents which the  florist described as a combination of drama and romance.  Guests enjoyed several personal touches created by the couple such as the cigar bar accompanied by custom matchbooks and mini Gallo Cabernet wine bottles personalized  by Carissa and Brittney with some of their favorite pictures.  Carissa and her son, Ethan, walked down the aisle to the sounds of a harpist.  With their hands bound together, Brittney and Carissa exchanged individually-written vows of love and devotion.  Brittney also exchanged vows and a gift with Carissa’s son.Brittney & Carrisa England_BridalCoutureMag    Brittney & Carrisa England_BridalCoutureMag
Though their wedding took place in March, Carissa and Brittney participated in their official ceremony on July 1st, after proposition 8 was overturned in  California, thus allowing the state of California to recognize their love and commitment to each other as equal and legal.
 

Photography
Nfinity Photo

Ceremony
The Estate Room, The Palms  Event Center
Pleasanton

Reception
The Ballroom, The Palms Event Center
Pleasanton

Bridal Gown
Mira Bridal Couture

Wedding Party Dresses
Mira Bridal Couture

Suits  & Tuxedos
Mira Bridal Couture,
Express, & Men’s Wearhouse

Wedding Cake
Cake Delight

S’mores Bar
Baby Cakes & Co.

Florist
The Flower House Design Studio

Harpist
Krista Strader

Entertainment
Johnny & Kelly

Photo Booth
The Platinum Photo Booth

Cinematography
El Nido Cinematography

Chandelier & Drapery
Fantasy Sound Event Services

Catering
Beets Hospitality Group

Invitations
Valley Printing

Hair Stylist
Kate Soderstrom, To Dye For Hair Studio

Make-Up
Katie C. Make-Up Artist

Alterations
Sewing & More

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