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Real Wedding ~ Vanessa & Dorian

Married September 24, 2016

“We are both central valley kids who met in September of 2008 while we were away at college  in Santa Barbara,” says Vanessa. Vanessa’s college roommate and close friend was also a high school friend of Dorian’s. A FaceBook friend request led to posts that included their friends’ mini feeds, which led to texting.

Although they frequently hung out in social settings, Vanessa had turned down several of Dorian’s date requests. He finally lured her in with a bet, “I can get us a free pizza and pitcher of beer – it’s not a ‘date’ if I don’t spend money,” he said. Unable to resist a challenge and her favorite food and booze, she agreed. Not knowing that he had brought her to a spot where he had once worked, they walked in to  free pizza and pitcher of beer. After a second pitcher and some arcade gaming fun, he thanked her for finally going on a “date” with him.

After eight years of dating, the couple wed September 24, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oakdale, CA. Followed by an elegant outdoor reception on a private residence. “It was a truly special time for us,” said Vanessa. “As if it couldn’t get any better, we found out a month after our wedding that we were pregnant.”

A huge congratulations to Vanessa and Dorian as they welcomed their daughter, Stella Rae, on June 12, 2017.

“The specialty linen was key because it is aesthetically dominating to the eye, and was the “dress” of our party,” says Vanessa. “Alternating linen made a profound statement by mixing and matching thick, cream and tan stripes for the square tables and a classic elegant floral on the round.”

“The “must-haves” and inspiration all started with the tenting and draping, the alternating of round and square tables and chandeliers with amber up-lights in order to create a warm and love-filled ambiance. “A timeless elegance could only be achieved with neutral colors”, explains Vanessa. “So creams and tans with gold accents were the appropriate color fit.”

Vanessa selected a Lazaro ivory crystal embroidered bridal slip gown, highlighting a deep V neckline on the front and back. A delicately beaded bodice lined with beaded trim paired perfectly with her wedding inspiration. Vanessa paired a cathedral Alencon lace veil to compliment her sweep train.

“Ultimately, the day was my Pinterest board dream come true,” explains Vanessa. “Personal details such as in the “ForeverLASSOed” hashtag, photo booth logo, place cards, personally made table numbers, and custom hotel totes that included snacks and special wedding favors were a must. It was the only way to personalize the day in a way that was special to both of us.”


Images: Miller Photography   /   Ceremony and reception: Private Residence   /   Bride’s attire: Lazaro   /   Wedding party attire: WeddingtonWay.com   /   Groom’s attire: Men’s Wearhouse    /   Rings: The Vault Fine Jewelers   /   Cake: Moss Rose Bakery   /   Florist: A Touche of Flowers    /   Entertainment: Sounds in Motion    /   Videography: Auteur Weddings   /   Photo booth: The Platinum Photo Booth   /   Stationery: Minted.com    /   Specialty rentals: Classic Party Rentals

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Featured Wedding~Emilie & Michael Sorensen

Married October 22, 2016

“Life was like a box of chocolates.” ~ Forest Gump

Destiny has a way of making itself apparent. When Emilie and Michael, watching Forrest Gump on their first date, discovered they shared the same favorite movie , they knew they were destined to be together.

Seven months into their eight-month engagement, Emilie had gotten a hefty chunk of the wedding planning out of the way and was surprised to find that she was enjoying herself! Having spent her time in the wedding industry modeling wedding gowns for Mira Bridal Couture, working for The Platinum Photo Booth and Sounds in Motion DJ, Emilie had the process down and was able to book the vendors she and Michael wanted with little stress. Therefore Emilie and her family embarked on the DIY projects and created beautiful and meaningful wedding favors which included caramel apples with a tag saying “He picked her. She picked him.” Tasty and simple.

Emilie and Michael wanted to keep their wedding unique, simple, and classic, and went with a vintage-glam theme. Colors of ivory, gold, and black kept it classic while golden feathers and items inspired by the film Forrest Gump helped to tie the theme in with their favorite movie and first date. Emilie arranged the seating chart, and the guest book, which brought her vintage-glam Forrest Gump theme together perfectly, placing pictures of her and Michael in an antique photo holder with quotes from their beloved movie. Emilie found her beautiful wedding gown at Mira Bridal Couture, an a-line creation with beaded lace, a fitted bodice, and voluminous tulle skirt which captured the theme of her wedding with its vintage appeal and fit. Their gorgeous wedding bands from Ciccarelli Jewelers were stunning and flawless. Everything was coming together seamlessly, just as Michael and Emilie had.

On the evening of October 22nd, with Sounds in Motion playing their music, the couple danced their first dance as husband and wife to “Into the Mystic” by Van Morrison, a song that represented love, spirituality and destiny for the newlyweds. With an old vintage suitcase, a box of chocolates, and golden feathers, Emilie and Michael included their favorite quote from their favorite movie…
“I don’t know if we each have a destiny, or it we’re all just floating around accidental-like on a breeze. But I think maybe it’s both, maybe both is happening at the same time.” For Emilie and Michael Sorensen, their sweet life together was just beginning.



Photography, Rachelle Davis Photography  Ceremony and Reception, Del Rio Country Club, Modesto, CA  Bridal Gown, Essense of Australia, Mira Bridal Couture, Modesto, CA  Wedding Party Dresses, Bill Levkov, J’aime Bridal  Alterations, Sewing and More Alterations, Modesto, CA  Suits and Tuxedos, Rossini Formalwear, Modesto, CA  Rings, Ciccarelli Jewelers, Modesto, CA  Cake, Julie’s Sweet Delights  Entertainment, Sounds In Motion DJ  FLORIST, Country Shelf Floral  STATIONERY, Shutterfly.com  TRANSPORTATION, Dream Limousine Service

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Vanessa & Zac Swanson

Married May 31, 2014View More: http://koriandjared.pass.us/2014-05-31-zac--vanessa-600
The real story began December 2008 at the City of Riverbank’s Benefit Faire where Zac and Vanessa met for the first time. After they exchanged a few rounds of playful eye contact and flirty smiles, with a little help from his fellow fire fighters Zac finally got the nerve to ask Vanessa for her phone number. Vanessa tried playing hard to get and said she could not get calls at work.  After another attempt, Vanessa agreed to meet Zac at the station when she got off work.  She kept her word and showed up at the station, and after a quick conversation, Vanessa finally gave in and gave Zac her number.View More: http://koriandjared.pass.us/2014-05-31-zac--vanessa-600

After Vanessa graduated college in 2011, she became very antsy about the next steps in their relationship. Zac assured Vanessa things would progress, however he wanted to make sure Vanessa was settled into her new job before they mentioned the topic of marriage. They had already purchased a home one year prior and Vanessa was ready. Towards the end of the 2012 fire season Zac had Vanessa convinced the proposal was not going to happen that year.

View More: http://koriandjared.pass.us/2014-05-31-zac--vanessa-600View More: http://koriandjared.pass.us/2014-05-31-zac--vanessa-600In the presence of 40 of their closest friends and family, at the Swanson’s Halloween Party, Zac finally popped the question! Everyone in attendance knew it was the proposal night, with the exception of Vanessa. Vanessa’s first clue should have been that Zac agreed to go to the party with her as Mickey and Minnie Mouse.View More: http://koriandjared.pass.us/2014-05-31-zac--vanessa-600
The party began normally, with a live band performing and a rowdy bunch of partygoers.  During the bands break, the lead singer performed a mini magic show. During the last trick of the show, the whole crowd gathered around watching as the acting magician approached Vanessa carrying a covered metal pan; the same metal pan that earlier contained a ball of fire and a fake snake. Vanessa was shocked and backed up in fear.    After a few moments, out from under the lid of the metal pan, Vanessa’s beautiful Engagement ring was revealed.   Zac grabbed the ring, got down on one knee and popped the question. After Vanessa stopped shaking, the lead singer asked Vanessa for her response…she said yes!

View More: http://koriandjared.pass.us/2014-05-31-zac--vanessa-600As planning began Vanessa and Zac researched wedding venues from Lake Tahoe to Disneyland before Zac found Spring Creek Gold & Country Club in Ripon, CA and the couple agreed it was the perfect setting. “During the beginning of the wedding planning, everyone would ask us what our style or theme was. I would get so annoyed because I truly did not know what I wanted, other than not country chic,” Vanessa explained. “I wanted to be different and unique and be able to incorporate things that were “us”.”View More: http://koriandjared.pass.us/2014-05-31-zac--vanessa-600

Vanessa knew she wanted purple as her wedding color, but it wasn’t until after she found her chalkboard stationary on ETSY.com that she felt inspired and the details would come together.

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Spending time together during their wedding day was important to the couple and they knew they  wanted to see each other before the ceremony. Vanessa thought the balloon reveal would be a fun way to get a sneak peak of each other.  “The emotion of seeing each other for the first time was great and the balloons and the wind gave it a silly twist,”said Vanessa. “The day wouldn’t have been the same without an appearance from our Pomeranian, Stooge in his purple polka dotted bow tie. Everything turned out so perfect, better than we ever imagined. We had a fabulous bridal party, supportive parents, great friends and amazing vendors.”View More: http://koriandjared.pass.us/2014-05-31-zac--vanessa-600


Kori & Jared Photography

Ceremony & Reception Location
Spring Creek Golf & Country Club
Ripon CA.

Bridal Gown
Essense of Australia
Mira Bridal Couture

Wedding Party Dresses
After 6
Mira Bridal Couture

Men’s Wearhouse

Ciccarelli Jewelers

Country Shelf

& Uprinting.com

Sounds in Motion

Rumble Cinematography

Specialty Rentals
Classic Party Rentals

Sounds in Motion

Candy Bar
Lori Cole Events

Linda Bernadi

Hair Stylist
Crystal Marty & Amanda Teunissan
Studio 101

Make-Up Artist
Make-Up by Antoinette Karlegan

Balloon Chandeliers, & Draping
My Little Balloon Company

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