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Real Wedding~Kristen & Tyler

Married August 26, 2017 
Kristen and Tyler dated throughout their senior year of high school, but as the school year neared its end reality set in as the school year neared the end that Kristen would be moving to San Francisco for college. Tyler had plans to play baseball for Fresno State. Even though their short-term plans had them living miles apart, they never doubted the strength of their relationship and knew that their future was together.

“The summer before starting college Tyler mentioned over ice cream, ‘We should get married after college.’ I think I laughed, kissed him, and kept eating my ice cream-cone,” explains Kristen. “Tyler has always been a man of his word, and I don’t know why I didn’t think twice about that comment. The rocky road must have been distracting me. Only two months after his college graduation he popped the question. The 26th of August 2017 our vows and some lip-locking was exchanged and we officially became Mr. and Mrs. Bettencourt!”
Kristen, in marketing as a Social Media Influencer, Tyler, now a Personal Trainer and Physical Therapy Aid, chose to keep their ceremony and reception close to home. Their source of inspiration came from their hometown church in Patterson, CA.

“I always pictured a bed of white florals at Mary’s feet and taking a moment to pray with my husband before the conclusion of our ceremony and beginning our new life together.”

“The color white is a symbol of purity, as well as respect and reverence, which are traits we want to carry with us into our marriage,” says Kristen. “The most important aspect of our wedding was promising our lives to each other in front of all our loved ones, but most importantly in front of God. When I learned green symbolizes renewal and promise of new life the vision for our wedding florals came easily. It had to be all white florals with overflowing romantic greenery.” Old world elegance with a modern twist seemed fitting for the couple. “Tyler and I are pretty traditional, “yet we’re 25 and youthful.” Kristen selected stylish floor length bridesmaid’s dresses in black by Calvin Klein for her fun-loving bridesmaids. Tyler, alongside his eight groomsmen, stuck to time-honored elegance with black Vera Wang tuxedos.  
The wedding party’s style coupled with soft gold details throughout The Century would embrace a balance of the vintage architecture and furniture the pair selected.

“Exposed brick, and wooden elements throughout the reception such as our rectangular farm tables and arbor above our sweet heart table brought the natural look we desired,” explains Kristen. “The mix of elegant florals, luxurious ivory linens, and creamy candle light painted the perfect picture in order to transport our guests into a romantic wonderland.”

“Tyler and I really wanted to add fun personal details sprinkled throughout our wedding and bring forward our culture and youthful side,” explains Kristen. ‘We figured everyone loves social media and will be sharing the wonderful moments throughout the night, so we had an illustration made of us as bride and groom and placed on a Snapchat filter for our guests.”

“We wanted our favors to truly express Tyler and me. Tyler’s culture is Portuguese, mine is Mexican,” explains Kristen. “We wanted everyone to have a taste of our culture by trying our favorite signature cookies in custom favor boxes, paired with our favorite coffee beans from our bay area coffee house, Philz.” 

Celebrations continued into the evening with a late night self-serve S’mores bar, The Platinum Photo Booth set-up with black and white photos for the guests, and glow sticks lighting up the room as Kristen and Tyler’s closest friends and family joined them on the dance floor. Making a sparkling exit, the couple kissed under the glimmer. Kristen expressed, “it was the perfect kiss goodnight to our wedding day!”

Images: Lucy Munoz Photography

Ceremony: Sacred Heart Catholic Church 

Reception: The Century, Modesto, CA  

Bride’s attire: Maggie Sottero, Mira Bridal Couture

Groom’s attire: Vera Wang, Men’s Wearhouse

Rings: Ciccarelli JewelersModesto, CA

Entertainment: Sounds in Motion

Caterer: Food Fix

Ceremony florist: Star Events

Reception florist: Bloom Room

Décor, cake, and s’mores bar: The Century

Alterations: Sewing and More

Photo booth: The Platinum Photo Booth

Videography: Anchor & Light Films

Invitations: Lace and Lettering

Bartenders: Mobile Mixologist

Hair stylist: Olivia Bettencourt, Just Teasin’ Salon

Make up: Daniela Pacheco

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Monumental Matrimony

The Century, located in downtown Modesto, will be hosting wedding ceremonies from 10:00am until 7:00pm on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018. Providing each couple a 45 minute slot to exchange vows and enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne (or sparkling cider) with their guests. The Century will also provide the officiant to make the vows official and provide a photographer to document this special day for each set of love birds. A private online gallery of your wedding photos will be provided within 48 hours.

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Featured Wedding ~ Kaitlin & Camilo

Married March 25, 2017

Kaitlin and Camilo met each other in PE class on their first day of high school. The two clicked instantly and remained good friends over the next four years, then went their separate ways for a year just before Camilo joined the Air Force. “We reunited just after Camilo registered for the United States Air Force”, explains Kaitlin. “Our friendship turned into romance immediately.”

“Our planning process was tricky,” says Kaitlin. “In April of 2016 Camilo and I were stationed in Minot, North Dakota. We decided to plan our 2017 wedding in Modesto because we both grew up there and all of our friends and family were there. Since we were over 1500 miles away, I turned to my mother, Mira. She has been in the wedding industry for over ten years, so of course it made perfect sense to have her plan with us.”

Kaitlin worked closely with her mother and expressed her ideas for decor, fashion, the guest list, food, and music. Through hundreds of text messages and emails, Mira was confident she understood their vision. Kaitlin and Camilo flew home for the holidays and spent several days squeezing in appointments with venues, caterers, photographers, and their DJ. They finalized their wedding party attire, and of course, Kaitlin found her wedding gown at her mother’s bridal salon. 

The bridesmaids wore floor length Dessy dresses in blush, her mother served at Matron of Honor and wore a champagne and blush ombré sequin gown, and the groomsmen in black tie tuxedos.

The couple selected The Century in downtown Modesto for their wedding venue. “I traveled to New York Bridal Fashion Week with my mom several years ago,” says Kaitlin. “We stayed in the cutest four-story brownstone, and when Camilo and I walked into The Century for the first time I was reminded of New York’s brick structures highlighted by the city lights at night. It was perfect!”

Kaitlin has been fortunate to grow up in the wedding industry, making it easier to select some of the vendors she hired. One of the first vendors she hired was George, the owner of Sounds in Motion DJ. Kaitlin has known George and his wife Erin since she was ten years old and she was thrilled to have him emcee the entire night; and since Erin is the owner of The Century, Kaitlin knew she would be in good hands. 

“I traveled to New York Bridal Fashion Week with my mom several years ago,” says Kaitlin. “We stayed in the cutest four-story brownstone, and when Camilo and I walked into The Century for the first time I was reminded of New York’s brick structures highlighted by the city lights at night. It was perfect!”

Following the ceremony, guests were entertained by local musician Neil Buettner, The Platinum Photo Booth, and tray passed hors d’oeuvres.  Hand made scrolls with each guests name hung from the champagne flutes filled with pink bubbly as everyone was escorted to the reception.

The evening was intimate, with a selective guest list of 90. Ghost chairs lined the aisle with a variety of ivory flower arrangements and candles. Six flower girls dressed in mix and match beaded and feathered tutu dresses with capes dropping rose petals as they preceded the bride. 

Kaitlin wore an elegant Martina Liana gown with an illusion racerback and grand train with lace-edge detailing. Kaitlin was escorted by her father, and her mother served as Matron of Honor.

 

A special treat for Kaitlin was their three tier round wedding cake. Debra from Creative Cakes by Deb has been making cakes for Kaitlin since her 13th birthday and it was meaningful for her to have Debra create her wedding cake too. Kaitlin and Camilo chose red velvet and chocolate layers draped in ivory and gold frosting.

Throughout the planning process my mom would send pictures that included her dropping our Save the Dates in the mailbox, the assembly line of invitations she worked for hours on, and various add-ons she was pulling together. It was difficult to not be there with her but we could not have pulled off such an ornate and stylish affair,” explains Kaitlin. “We are forever grateful.”

Shortly after their wedding, Camilo was deployed. Kaitlin temporarily moved back to Modesto to be close to her friends and family until her husband returns safe.  Congratulations to Kaitlin and Camilo and thank you for your service.

Images: Will Khoury   /   Venue, floral, decor, and specialty rentals: The Century, Modesto, CA Bride’s attire: Martina Liana from Mira Bridal Couture   /   Wedding party and flower girls attire: Badgley Mischka, Dessy, and Tutu Du Monde from Mira Bridal Couture   /   Groom’s attire: Michael Kors, Mira Bridal Couture    /   Musician: Neil Buettner   /   Entertainment: Sound in Motion  /   Stationery: The Paper Habit   /   Escort scrolls: Hi Note, Etsy   /   Caterer: Fuzio’s Universal Bistro   /   Cake: Creative Cakes by Debra    /   Bar Service: Mobile Mixologist   /   Photo booth: The Platinum Photo Booth    /     Alterations: Sewing & More   /   Hair stylist: Aliesha  Lechuga, Bella Vagos   /   Make up: Make Up by Katie C, Brittney Jenkins   / Favors: Coffee Bean Bags, West Coast Promotion   /  Calligraphy: Melissa Rayl-McManis

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Featured Wedding~Laura & Jeremy Antrim

Married February 5, 2016 Laura + Jeremy-415

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Resources
Photography~ Photos Just So
Ceremony ~St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Modesto, CA

Reception~The Century, Modesto, CA

Bridal Gown~Maggie Sottero from Mira Bridal Couture, Modesto, CA

Wedding Party Dresses~Watters from Mira Bridal Couture, Modesto, CA

Alterations~Sewing and More Alterations, Modesto, CA

Suits and Tuxedos~Michael Kors from Mira Bridal Couture, Modesto, CA

Rings~Gold Diamonds & More

Cake~Creative Cakes by Debra

Entertainment~Sounds In Motion DJ

Catering~Fuzios Universal Bistro

Florist~The Century, Modesto, CA

Invitations and Paper Goods~Simi’s Flowers And Gifts

Specialty Rentals & Lighting~The Century, Modesto, CA

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

Transportation~Luxury Limousine

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Saying “I Do’ with a dash of lace, a splash of beads, and a handful of feathers

CITY CHIC

THE PLACE: A Swanky Downtown Modesto Venue.

THE PURPOSE: Evening Nuptials and after-party.

THE FOCAL POINT: Super-sexy to Classic gowns to turn up the heat.

Model: Leah Layman
Photography: Kori & Jared Photography
Hair stylist: Carly Alves, Streaks Salon
Make Up Artist: Brittney Jenkins, Streaks Salon
Floral & Decor:Kathie J Designs
Venue:The Century

Saying “I Do’ with a dash of lace, a splash of beads, and a handful of feathers.

UNEXPECTED SILHOUETTE

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Delicate Blossom beaded unlined tulle crop top lined with pearl button back, “Vanu” by Willowby sits perfectly above Watters soft net full A-line skirt with double-faced satin belt, “Nadia”. Available at Mira Bridal Couture or Watters.

SHIMMERY DETAILS

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Glamorous Swarovski crystals, shimmering pearls and sparkling sequins drift down the tulle and lace skirt of this sheath wedding dress, accented with V-neckline and dainty, pearl encrusted spaghetti straps. “Miela” by Maggie Sottero available at Mira Bridal Couture or Maggie Sottero.

 

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