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Featured Wedding~Sarah & Austin Alvaji

Married May 7, 2016

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In 2010, Sarah and Austin knew that their friendship had developed into something deeper, a romance and love that had taken them both by surprise. Six years later, the couple was beyond excited to spend the rest of their lives together. Austin + Sarah Alvaji - Greg Petersen-56

Tying the knot in the beautiful The Century located in Downtown Modesto was a dream come true to the couple, and their planning had already paid off. The process was easy and non-stressful; Sarah and Austin studiously researched wedding ideas and checked off their to-do list as they went. Before they knew it,  Austin and Sarah were at the day of their wedding, and that, unfortunately, was when the stress kicked in. The original flower arrangements had gone bad, a foul smell emitting into the hall. There seemed to be no way to fix the problem, and Sarah and Austin were deeply concerned that all of their hard work would go to waste when Erin Doran, owner of The Century, saved the day. She and a handful of family rearranged flowers until the venue looked (and smelled) beautiful.

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Photographer Greg Petersen captured their romantic theme, expressing the love between the two perfectly with beautiful pictures that the newlyweds would look back on for years. Sarah and Austin could not keep the smiles from their faces as they enjoyed a celebration and union of their two hearts.Austin + Sarah Alvaji - Greg Petersen-73Resources

Photography~Greg Petersen

Ceremony~Blessed Hope Church Turlock, CA

Reception~The Century, Modesto, CA

Bridal Gown~Sarah Seven

Wedding Party Dresses~Bari Jay



Entertainment~Sounds in Motion

Florist~Krista Vannest

Cake~Sunrise Bakery

Catering~Mike’s Branding Iron B.B.Q

Event coordinator~Erin Doran, Owner of The Century, Modesto, CA


Transportation~Dream Limousine

Bar Service~Mobile Mixology

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Newly Engaged~Tara Gosik & Clifford Shaw

Introducing one of our newly engaged couples.

Tara Gosik & Clifford Shaw

Wedding Date:: September 10, 2016
Photographed by Greg Petersen
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Featured Wedding ~ Aliesha & Brandon Long

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“Everything happens for a reason,” so 10 years ago, when Aliesha met Brandon, neither knew that their reason for everything was standing before them.

Aliesha and Brandon both decided that they wanted to keep their wedding personal and intimate, making sure those that meant the most and had an impact on their lives were present. Therefore after Brandon proposed, Aliesha knew a way she could show them how much they meant to her. She would hold her wedding ceremony in a beautiful walnut orchard on her grandparents’ property, something that had become a tradition in her family and a fantasy she’d had since she was a young girl. Aliesha knew how happy the decision she had made would make her grandmother. With family backing them, the happy couple started the wedding journey.

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Aliesha, new to wedding planning, was given great advice on how to organize and plan her dream wedding by clients from her work. She had also decided to hire Detailed Look to make her vision possible without breaking the bank. She would first need a theme; and after talking with her fiancé, she was able to create something unique: An Antique Tiki Fairytale, perfectly combining her and Brandons’ interests. Aliesha, her mother and her sister collected antique gold and brass vases and candleholders from different shops in Northern California, adding just the touch they needed. Brandon spray painted the standing candleholders and the tiki masks that decorated the bar, which served four different types of beer he and his friends had brewed for the occasion. The couple took a trip to a rock and mineral show, selecting amethyst pieces for the table settings and a special pink salt crystal for their sweetheart table.

From the wedding favors down to the runners, bar signs and welcome signs, Aliesha, Brandon and their family conquered each task. Although planning was going well, Aliesha, Brandon, and Family still had their challenges to face; they couldn’t believe how such small projects could take so long! As unique as their wedding was, Aliesha and Brandon still wanted to put their own twist on things, so they decided to hire AZCO Rustic Design to host lawn games at their reception! They knew that their guests would have the time of their lives and that their wedding would stand out from all the rest.Brandon + Aliesha Long - Greg Petersen-85

The day neared, and Aliesha and Brandon finalized the details. Aliesha mailed the Agate-style wedding invitations, and Brandon worked on his 1955 Cadillac. On May 28th, 2016, Aliesha rushed from appointment to appointment, makeup and hair and nails. Before she even realized, she was slipping into her Enzoani wedding gown. “Take a deep breath and remember this moment,” Aliesha told herself. As she walked down the aisle into the walnut orchard, Elvis crooning “Love Me Tender” into her ear. She gazed at her husband to be, love filling her heart. Everything was perfect. Aliesha’s advice to future brides: “Pause. Take a deep breath. Remember this moment. Remember it forever.”

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Photography~Greg Petersen

Ceremony and Reception~Family Ranch, Private Residence

Bridal Gown~Enzoani Mira Bridal Couture, Modesto, CA

Wedding Party Dresses~Dessy Mira Bridal Couture, Modesto, CA

Grooms Suit~Vito’s Tuxedos

Brides Ring~Geiger’s Jewelers

Grooms Ring~Komo Koa Rings

Entertainment~Five Star Entertainment

Cinematographer~White Raven Productions

Photo Booth~Five Star Entertainment

Florist~Country Shelf Floral

Catering~Greens Market

Specialty Rentals~AZCO rustic Design

Lighting~Five Star Entertainment

Cake~Dust & Drizzle

Dessert Bar~Kelly Lynn’s Sweets & Treats

Event Coordinator~The Detailed Look

Paper Goods~Minted.com

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