Monday, June 25, 2012

{happy anniversary} kari + eric

Happy Anniversary to Kari + Eric! They are the sweetest couple in the entire's to a lifetime of happiness you two!

Venue: Franciscan Gardens, San Juan Capistrano
Photographer: Kara Layne

Sunday, June 17, 2012

{real wedding} Chelsea + Roger part 2

Literally the day after their SF nuptials, Chels + Roger, along with family & friends, drove the 4 hours south to celebrate in Visalia. 

The ballroom at the Marriott

Candace helping with the dress

 Mom & Sisters doing what they do best!

Gorgeous Mr. & Mrs.!

 First Dance...isn't Chelsea's dress stunning?!?!

I love this one...

Chels rocked the dance floor in her dress and later... sparkly blue!

These beautiful fabric flowers were a labor of love!  Hundreds were made by Candace & her team of crafty recruits.

 I loved their table numbers...adorable photos of the couple!
This one was taken right after their courthouse ceremony...I love her excitement!

It was such a fun night with great friends! 
Congrats again Mr. & Mrs. Knoren!!

Venue/Caterer: The Visalia Marriott
Cakes & Monogrammed Sugar Cookies: Goodies Cookies
Photography: Stephanie G
DJ: Kenny Link

{real wedding} Chelsea + Roger part 1

One of my favorite people got married this past February.  Well, technically she got married in January...and again in February, twice.  :)  All to the same guy of course!  Roger is from the Netherlands and due to lovely Visa issues they had a courthouse ceremony to satisfy our government, followed by an intimate gathering of family & friends at Sunnyside Conservatory & a delicious meal at The Cliff House, then a somewhat larger than intimate reception at the Visalia Marriott.

I've known the Vander Kooi family since high school (Candace {sis #1} & I are the same grade).  They're the type of people who make you feel like family from the start!  In college Candace, Chelsea, our friend Stephanie & I got to live together our senior year, & 7 years ago Candace married one of my childhood friends, so we've shared lots of fun memories together...and keep adding more every day!  I'm truly blessed to call these girls friends.     

The Beautiful Bride

Candace & Chels in her cute SF apartment

Candace's husband Robby performed the ceremony

 You couldn't ask for a more beautiful venue...

Chelsea's good friend Rosalinda sang, & Candace played/sang a beautiful song she wrote just for Chels + Roger (see song details here)

Love, laughter & yummy cake!

Mr. & Mrs. Knoren!

Mother of the Bride, Tamyra

How cute is Chels' 2nd dress?!?!

Ceremony Venue: Sunnyside Conservatory
Caterer: The Cliff House
Photographer: Friends/Family of the B&G