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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
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

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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Hillary & Ben Simonson

Married June 2, 2012

Ben and Hillary Simonson were married on June 2, 2012 at the River Mill in French Camp, CA.   Their colors were fuchsia and black and in a nod to individuality, the bridal party went with custom-made fuchsia converse for their shoes.Hillary-&-Ben-Simonson_StephanieBakerPhotography_BridalCoutureMagazine

The planning process was incredibly fun for the couple and Hillary’s mother acted as wedding planner while Ben was the artistic one who put it all together. Ben designed the table numbers, programs, menus, and seating charts.Hillary-&-Ben-Simonson_StephanieBakerPhotography_BridalCoutureMagazine
The entire day was marvelous for the couple and they are hard-pressed to choose a favorite moment.  “We were very happy with our Candy Buffet and Photo booth.  They were both a huge hit at the reception!”Hillary-&-Ben-Simonson_StephanieBakerPhotography_BridalCoutureMagazine
Photographer::Stephanie Baker Photography
Venue:The River Mill
Bride’s Fashion::Mira Bridal Couture
Groom’s Fashion::Mira Bridal Couture
Bridesmaid’s Fashion::Mira Bridal Couture
Bridal Accessories::Sonja’s Bridal
Music::Sounds in Motion
Florist::Silveria’s Flowers & Gifts
Videographer::Starlight Videos

Hillary & Ben just announced they will be parents in 2013,  Congratulations Hillary & Ben!

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Louie & Stephanie Borba

Married November 19, 2011

While enjoying a sushi dinner date at Modesto Sushi Garden, Stephanie & Louie witnessed a proposal at a table across from them. Afterwards, Stephanie made it clear that Louie better not propose if she was dressed like the new bride-to-be next to her-right after a work out and still in gym clothes. With their love for a great obnoxious story, Louie did just that.

On a dinner date to Sushi Garden in Turlock, Louie was so excited to propose that he only got as far as the parking lot before asking Stephanie to marry him..in her workout clothes..and after much convincing that it was not a joke, she said yes.

During the next six months, with the help of her mom, maid of honor, and future sister-in-law, the planning process went effortlessly. Reinforcements were definitely needed as the final head count for their wedding was around 650 guests. Four days after getting engaged, the girls flew to New York City to fulfill Stephanie’s dream of buying her dress there and with many of their chosen vendors already as family friends, everything came together quickly.

On November 19th, 2011, their photographer, Stephanie Baker, cautioned Stephanie that Louie was very emotional, She didn’t believe it. But as she started to walk down the aisle and saw him crying, she was overwhelmed with love and joy. Apart from that unforgettable moment, the bride and groom enjoyed every minute of connecting to all guests that made their day memorable.

As they jetted off to France, Italy, and St Lucia for their honeymoon, they couldn’t help but feel overwhelmed by the love and support of all who came out to celebrate alongside them.























Photography::Stephanie Baker Photography
Venue::The Larsa Center
Bride’s Fashion::Amsale
Groom’s Fashion::Rossini’s Mens Formalwear
Reception Entertainment::Sounds in Motion
Hair::Salon Vanity
Catering::Grgich Catering
Cake::Tiers for Two
Rentals::The Platinum Photo Booth

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Joyce and Jake Wheatley

“I remember hearing my dad coach me right before walking and reminding me to breathe and that nothing could go wrong from here. Once I saw Jake at the altar after I walked out, I couldn’t wait to get up to the aisle. The walk was about two minutes long and it felt so surreal to see 120 of our closest friends and family supporting us. Once I got up to the altar, my nerves started to unwind throughout the ceremony but I had never felt safer in front of a large group of people.

Jake and I decided that we would try to infuse as much of our Cuban and Chinese cultures into our ceremony and reception as possible. One of the traditions we wanted to incorporate was the Chinese Tea Ceremony. Typically, this Tea Ceremony is done the morning of the wedding at the bride’s house. Tea is a symbolic drink in Chinese culture and the purpose of this ceremony is to pay respects to both the bride and groom’s parents. The bride and groom will typically wear traditional Chinese attire and kneel on the ground in front of their parents. The bride and groom will offer a cup of tea to each parent. As the couple offers the tea, they thank both their parents for raising them and taking care of them. This is a very symbolic gesture as this is one of the last moments before a bride leaves her family.  Since our ceremony was outdoors and since we didn’t want to see each other before the ceremony, we decided to share this tradition with our guests. Instead of kneeling, we bowed to our parents and had our best man help us pour the tea.

Our vision was Modern Coastal “Cubanese” Chic. The “Cubanese” came from the infusion of our Cuban and Chinese cultures. We wanted to incorporate meaningful elements of our respective cultures, our love for natural, modern design (think West Elm), our wine background and our love for the coast. That being said, we wanted to make sure that all of our décor matched the natural beauty of our reception without clutter and fuss. Our food was inspired by both Chinese/Asian and Cuban cuisine.  We served seafood and roasted pork that were inspired by Cuban flavors. We even served mini Cuban Sandwiches and Yucca fries at the end of the evening as our late night snack.  Typically, one would find lots of red at Chinese weddings however, we chose aubergine, champagne and ivory as our main color palette for the wedding. We felt they incorporated enough color to complement the natural lighting from the coastline while still feeling rich and elegant. We didn’t want wild pops of color that would interfere with the natural beauty of the venue.  The walls of our reception were decorated with art that was pained by my mother.


My mom teaches Chinese Brush Painting and as a wedding present, she painted a large Double Happiness sign and several Pink/Purple Peonies for us and framed them. Her paintings matched our color theme and the one paining above the fireplace above our heads has two little birds sitting in the peonies (symbolizing Jake and I). Jake planned a two and a half week Italian honeymoon for us. Jake loves planning surprises so he kept the destinations within Italy a secret over the next five months and sent me clues each month as to where we might be visiting.
We ended up travelling to Rome, Florence, Tuscany (Pievescola and Siena), Orbitello, Positano, Fiuggi and then back to Rome. As we left each city, Jake would reveal the next destination. It was great to keep the surprises coming!”


Venue::Half Moon Bay Golf Links
Photographer::Alison Yin Photography
Bride’s Fashion::Mira Bridal Couture
Bridal Party Fashion::J Crew
Men’ Fashion::Mira Bridal Couture
Cake::Frost Bakery
Florist::Infinite Creations
Entertainment::Sounds in Motion

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