May 30, 2009

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  • Last updated on July 10, 2009 at 5:33 pm
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A huge bunch of us girls went up to Reno for the night.  It was alot of fun and good memories. It was the typical "embarrase the bride" type of party. 

 Bachelorette Party photo 1Bachelorette Party photo 2

Bachelorette Party photo 3Bachelorette Party photo 4

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VENUE:  Stanford Oaks Winery/Gale Vineyards 

Steve and Creasia Gale-  They have been great to work with.  Steve is a "hand-shake" type of guy.  The grounds for the wedding are very nice outdoor/garden setting.  Price is reasonable.  The bridal room is very small to get ready in.  I would recommend.

CATERER:  Roots Catering 

David and Kelly Gomez-  Disappointed with their service.  Did not follow through with things that they said they would do.  Staff was very young, inexperienced and unprofessional.  The food was good, not excellent.  Would NOT recommend. 


Naomi Ticknor-  Very neat personality, fun to work with.  She is always willing to help.  I would recommend if you really thought you needed a coordinator.  I would need to be part of a wedding that was done without a coordinator to see if it went anyless smoothly.  Its seems like most vendors are experienced enough and capable of coordinating the day.

PHOTOGRAPHER:  Chameleon Photographix

Bill and Kathy Scheer-  They take great photos, they really capture the emotions.  I haven't seen all of our wedding day photos yet.  I was thrilled with our engagement photos.

MUSIC/DJ:  Hot Rod Entertainment

Rodney Harrah-  Low stress, very easy to work with.  Very professional and did a great job with music selections.  He prices were very reasonable and lower than some of the other names in town.  I would recommend.


Brent Holland-  Enjoyed working with Brent.  Fun personality, easy going guy.  Looking forward to viewing our video.  I would recommend.

FLORIST:  Fuller's Paradise Flowers

Tony (owner)-  She is amazing.  Her prices blew all the other florists quotes out of the water.  Always willing to help and doing extra.  She actually allowed me to borrow items...for FREE!!!  Unheard of!!  She did our wedding and rehearsal dinner.  I would recommend.

DESSERT BAR:  Mrs. Daniel's

Loyanne Daniels (BM)-  A good friend of mine.  She had her own business before moving up here.  I really think she should get it going again.  She made all kinds of chocolate dipped strawberries, pretzels, cherries, marshmallows, bite size cakes, etc.  The caterer said they would display it to have the WOW! factor, but they didn't.  I would recommend.

CAKE:  Cakes by Patty

Patty-  Very tasty cakes and famous for her cheese cakes.  The frosting looks like fondant, but it isn't of course.  For some crazy reason she really wanted to put fake flowers on the cake.  That was clarified with her along with NO filler flowers (baby's breath, etc.).  The day of the wedding, the cake ended up having baby's breath, that was a disappointment.  The glassware was returned 3 days late. My family had spoken to her just a couple of days after the wedding and she stated to my family, "NO, Rush" in returning the glassware.  She never mentioned needing it sooner or that there was a 5 day return policy, inorder to get the deposit back.  So she did not return the deposit.  Seemed like a poor customer service decision on her part.  I probably would not recommend for a wedding.

HAIR:  Styles by Dawn

Dawn (owner)-She was awesome.  I have been going to her for a 4-5 years or so, to get my hair done.  She met us a the hotel before the wedding.  Did most everyones hair, including all the flowergirls.  Everyone was thrilled with their hair and her prices were great.  All the BM were very happy.  She came over to the wedding and helped pinning flowers on the guys, and making sure little things were done.  During the wedding the youngest flower girl, Laci (1yrs) fell asleep, so Dawn held her.  I would recommend

BRIDAL SHOWER:  Gooney Bird Restaurant

Dana (owner)-  The food was delicious.  The restaurant has a nice atmosphere to it.  They were will to work with the girls on the prices of menus.  Very easy to work with.  I would recommend.

 GLASS RENTAL:  A&J Party Rental

Its a pain when you have to rent anything yourself, especially for a wedding.  I didn't know that I would be charged extra for returning the glasses dirty.  I assumed that was what the deposit was for, since it said cleaning, damage.  No, I was charged more.  I would recommend not assuming any responsiblity for the rentals.  There is always going to be added charges.  Glasses get broken, misplaced, not fully cleaned.

  • Last updated on May 24, 2009 at 5:37 pm
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This incredible day would not be, without the many of you who have had a hand in helping us create it.  We are honored that you are here to share with us this magical day in our lives.  Thank you is not enough.

  • Last updated on May 4, 2009 at 4:31 am
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Music inspiration:


Seating of guests:

Seating of Parents

Grooms Processional

Bridal party processional



Brides Processional

Canon in D by Pachelbel

Sand Ceremony music




Entrance of Bridal party to reception

Entrance of Bride and Groom to Reception

First Dance


Mother/Son Dance

Father/Daughter Dance
"My wish" rascal flatts

Cake Cutting

Garter Removal and Toss

Bouquet Toss

Last Dance