4/20/14 – Sarah and Eric – Redding Wedding Venue

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Congratulations to Sarah and Eric!  What a fabulous way to spend Easter Sunday!!!  The day was just amazing, and these two are soooo made for each other.  LOVED working with Marlene from A Planned Affair, Nok Hamburg Catering, and Jim and Kristie, Sarah’s parents.  Jim is an avid fisherman and he really really really wanted to fish the ponds at the ranch.  Wedding duties (i.e…babysitting Louie, Sarah and Eric’s dog that was the ring bearer), kept him from the ponds, for now anyway.  I have a feeling that we will hear from him!

The vibe of this day was simple elegance.  It was just beautiful all around, including Sarah.  She was such a beautiful bride…simply glowing!

It has been such a pleasure knowing Sarah, Eric, and their families, and we wish them the very very very best!!!!!

Sarah with mom, dad and Louie... the very well behaved ring bearer.

Sarah with mom, dad and Louie… the very well behaved ring bearer.

The table setting was just lovely!  The colors were pastel, and rather Easter like!

The table setting was just lovely! The colors were pastel, and rather Easter like!

LOVED this arrangement on the arch.  So very lovely!

LOVED this arrangement on the arch. So very lovely!

Nok always does an AMAZING job.  Sarah is vegan and it looked so good!  Hard to believe that it was healthy!  That's probably why she glowed so much.  She is healthy!

Nok always does an AMAZING job. Sarah is vegan and the food looked and smelled so good! Hard to believe that it was healthy! That’s probably why she glowed so much. She is healthy!

The radiant bride makes her grande entrance.

The radiant bride makes her grande entrance.

LOVE this shot because it captures Jim's fun personality!

LOVE this shot because it captures Jim’s fun personality!

The vows and ring exchange.

The vows and ring exchange.

The kiss!

The kiss!

The parents surprised Sarah and Eric with the doves.  It was special.  You could really tell that they were surprised!

The parents surprised Sarah and Eric with the doves. It was special. You could really tell that they were surprised!

The newlyweds!!!!

The newlyweds!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4/19/14 – Suzanne and Cody – Redding Wedding Venue

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Congratulations to Suzanne and Cody!  What an amazing day for an outdoor ceremony.  It was really a perfect spring day, which added to the huge spring vibe of this wedding.  It was beautiful  and just screamed “SPRING’S HERE”!

Suzanne and Cody are such a wonderful couple, and they are always laughing.  There was a lot of laughter at this event.  Everyone was so happy and full of joy!  It was a pleasure to be a part of this very special day.

We wish them the very very very best!!!

Suzanne with her girls!  LOVE the purple dresses on her girls.  A pop of color on a bright spring day is so happy!

Suzanne with her girls! LOVE the purple dresses on her girls. A pop of color on a bright spring day is so happy!

Cody and his dapper dudes!  They could hardly stop cracking up so I could take this shot.  They certainly like to have a good time!

Cody and his dapper dudes! They could hardly stop cracking up so I could take this shot. They certainly like to have a good time!

The spring vibe in the barn was undeniable.  LOVE the centerpieces with the multiple vases of spring flowers.  It smelled amazing!

The spring vibe in the barn was undeniable. LOVE the centerpieces with the multiple vases of spring flowers. It smelled amazing!

You have to have a candy bar the day before Easter!

You have to have a candy bar the day before Easter!

I am trying to cut down on the number of pictures I post (I would post 200 if I could!).  I just could not cut this one out!  Sublime made the cake and it was STUNNING!  So simple, yet STUNNING!  Cody is a baker so I am sure that he put a lot of instruction into this masterpiece!

I am trying to cut down on the number of pictures I post (I would post 200 if I could!). I just could not cut this one out! Sublime made the cake and it was STUNNING! So simple, yet STUNNING! Cody is a baker so I am sure that he put a lot of instruction into this masterpiece!

Flipping adorable!  I am not being very disciplined about posting less photos.  I just HAD to share this.  They are just too cute not to!

Flipping adorable! I am not being very disciplined about posting less photos. I just HAD to share this. They are just too cute not to!

The radiant Suzanne is escorted by her dad to the altar.  Such a lovely bride!

The radiant Suzanne is escorted by her dad to the altar. Such a lovely bride!

Cody greets his radiant bride

Cody greets his radiant bride.

The vows and ring exchange.

The vows and ring exchange.

A prayer.

A prayer.

The kiss!!!!

The kiss!!!!

The newlyweds!!!!!

The newlyweds!!!!!

A brief newly married moment!

A brief newly married moment!

Since Suzanne and Cody are both chefs, I had to share the 2nd most important part of the day!  They both work at Simpson, and they catered this lovely event.  They did an amazing job!  I hope to see Suzanne and Cody again at the ranch as chefs!  That would be

Since Suzanne and Cody are both chefs, I had to share the 2nd most important part of the day! They both work at Simpson, and they catered this lovely event. They did an amazing job! I hope to see Suzanne and Cody again at the ranch as chefs! That would be a total blast!!!

 

 

 

 

4/14/14 – Katharine and Mike – Redding Wedding Venue

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Congratulations to Katharine and Mike!  I met Katharine at Candace and Joshia’s wedding back in August of 2012.  She just is the type of person that RADIATE’S happiness and joy!  Once you meet Katharine, you don’t forget her.  I was so thrilled to get a call from her earlier this year wanting to book a wedding date!  I thought that whoever is marrying this woman is truly a lucky man.  After meeting Mike and listening to him rave about his bride, he does know indeed that he is one blessed guy!

This event was amazing from head to toe!  Pat, a personal friend of Katharine, was the coordinator.  She has been coordinating for years, and her experience truly showed in this glorious event.  She coordinated and was part of the wedding party.  Now that is a first at the TBS Ranch!  EVERYONE at this wedding was so wonderful to work with.  I am so happy that Katharine and Mike chose to celebrate their vows at the TBS Ranch!

We wish them the very very very best!!!!!!

Mike is an avid surfer and he moved from So Cal to Redding to be with Katharine.  No surfing around here, but something tells me that he is not complaining!  They surprised him by brining in his surfboard to be part of the day!  FUN (=

Mike is an avid surfer and he moved from So Cal to Redding to be with Katharine. No surfing around here, but something tells me that he is not complaining! They surprised him by brining in his surfboard to be part of the day! FUN (=

The day was PERFECT, so an open door policy fit fine!

The day was PERFECT, so an open door policy worked fine!

Very chic elegant table settings gave off such a great elegant vibe.  Truly stunning.

Very chic elegant table settings gave off such a great elegant vibe. Truly stunning.

Gluten free cupcakes from Sublime!  Healthy...well sort of anyway.

Gluten free cupcakes from Sublime! Healthy…well sort of anyway.

Too dramatic and lovely not to share.

Too dramatic and lovely not to share.

I believe these are the grandkids.  LOVE the matching shorts and tops.  Sooo cute!

I believe these are the grandkids. LOVE the matching shorts and tops. Sooo cute!

The radiant Katharine is escorted to the aisle.  All eyes were on the BEAUTIFUL bride!

The radiant Katharine is escorted to the aisle. All eyes were on the BEAUTIFUL bride!

Katharine joins Mike at the altar.

Katharine joins Mike at the altar.

Altar view from the front.  The ceremony was so lighthearted and fun.  Lots of laughs!

Altar view from the front. The ceremony was so lighthearted and fun. Lots of laughs!

The young lady that sung during the ceremony is going to be he next Taylor Swift!  She was amazing!

The young lady that sung during the ceremony is going to be he next Taylor Swift! She was amazing!

The newlyweds!

The newlyweds!

I was unable to get a shot of the kiss at the altar, so this one will have to do!

I was unable to get a shot of the kiss at the altar, so this one will have to do!

You can tell that these two are so meant to be together.  It is refreshing to be near them!

You can tell that these two are so meant to be together. It is refreshing to be near them!

LOVE the warm radiant vibe of  the barn after the ceremony.  This shot kind of captures it, but you might have had to be there, and I am glad I was!

LOVE the warm radiant vibe of the barn after the ceremony. This shot kind of captures it, but you might have had to be there, and I am glad I was!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4/12/14 – Local 185 Laborer’s Union Annual – Redding Wedding Venue

I always look forward to seeing the clan from the Local 185 Union.  They have been celebrating spring at the ranch now for so many years that I have watched their children grow up!  This group of people are so considerate and fun.  They enjoy the grounds on the ranch to the fullest, walking all of the paths and playing horseshoes.  Grub was great too!  Robbie from Clearie’s has always provided the BBQ for this event, which just gives me another reason to love having them…yum!  They are already on the books for next year and I will look forward to seeing them again as always!

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4/11/14 – Megan and Jeremy – Redding Wedding Venue

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Congratulations to Megan and Jeremy!  These two are so much fun to be around because they are so affectionate towards each other.  They are NEVER not holding hands, cuddling, kissing, hugging etc…  It just is such a joy to see them display their deep love and care in a way that those that are around them can sense and enjoy!  Their wedding day was truly amazing.  It had a definite spring vibe, and the weather cooperated perfectly.

It has been a pleasure knowing them and we wish them the very very very best!!!!!

This is at the rehearsal.  According to Jeremy, Megan met all of the criteria for a "Good Woman"

This is at the rehearsal. According to Jeremy, Megan met all of the criteria for a “Good Woman”

This was also at the rehearsal.  They are just so affectionate!  They were practicing their dance.

This was also at the rehearsal. They are just so affectionate! They were practicing their dance.

They had a first look and took all of their photos ahead of time.  This is them hanging out in the bridal suite prior to the ceremony.  Again, sitting next to each other, so happy and relaxed!

They had a first look and took all of their photos ahead of time. This is them hanging out in the bridal suite prior to the ceremony. Again, sitting next to each other, so happy and relaxed!

The pop of yellow radiated a spring vibe.  LOVELY!

The pop of yellow radiated a spring vibe. LOVELY!

 

The cake was just adorable with the little flags to match the flags that strung across the barn.

The cake was just adorable with the little flags to match the flags that strung across the barn.

This shot shows the flags that strung across the barn.  Megan handmade each one!  They added a festive vibe.

This shot shows the flags that strung across the barn. Megan handmade each one! They added a festive vibe.

All lined up and ready for showtime!

All lined up and ready for showtime!

Uncle Jeremy...Here comes your bride!!!!!

Uncle Jeremy…Here comes your bride!!!!!

Megan and dad make their way to the aisle.

Megan and dad make their way to the aisle.

And to the altar.

And to the altar.

Altar side view.

Altar side view.

The vows and ring exchange.

The vows and ring exchange.

The newlyweds are announced.

The newlyweds are announced.

The kiss!  If you look closely you can see Megan's sister, the maid of honor holding up a "10" sign.  Apparently they have been practicing the kiss for quite some time and needed a high score!

The kiss! If you look closely you can see Megan’s sister, the maid of honor holding up a “10″ sign. Apparently they have been practicing the kiss for quite some time and needed a high score!

The newlyweds!

The newlyweds!

A brief moment alone before the party gets started!

A brief moment alone before the party gets started!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4/6/14 – Brianna and Jeremy – Redding Wedding Venue

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Congratulations to Brianna and Jeremy!  Oh my goodness these two are just so made for each other.  It is just evident that it was written in the stars for them, and we are so very happy to have been a part of their wedding day!

It was an amazing day overall.  The vibe was relaxed and happy, and Brianna radiated happiness and joy!  She was a picture perfect bride, and I am sure that Jeremy knows what a lucky guy he is!

We wish them the very very very best!!!!

Chic and simple table setting fit the vibe of the day perfectly.

Chic and simple table setting fit the vibe of the day perfectly.

This shows set up from the sweetheart table set up at the rear of the barn.

This shows set up from the sweetheart table set up at the rear of the barn.

Getting ready for showtime!  The person standing next to Jeremy is his twin brother.  They are IDENTICAL!  I wonder if they have ever tried to fool Brianna?

Getting ready for showtime! The person standing next to Jeremy is his twin brother. They are IDENTICAL! I wonder if they have ever tried to fool Brianna?

I just could not help but snap this shot.  What a flipping cutie!

I just could not help but snap this shot. What a flipping cutie!

Brianna and dad make their way to the aisle.

Brianna and dad make their way to the aisle.

Altar side view.

Altar side view.

The vows and ring exchange.

The vows and ring exchange.

The kiss!!!!

The kiss!!!!

The newlyweds!!!!

The newlyweds!!!!

Off they go to start their happily ever after!

Off they go to start their happily ever after!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4/5/14 – Emily and Samuel – Redding Wedding Venue

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Congratulations to Emily and Sam!  This was our official season opener for 2014, and if this wedding is any indication of what the rest of the season holds, it is going to be a spectacular year for weddings at the TBS Ranch!  Weather was PERFECT!  Emily and Sam are just to flipping adorable, as you will see from the photos, and it is clear that they have their priorities in order as well as the support needed from wonderful friends and family.  It was just such an amazing day, and we are so so so happy for them!

We wish them the very very very best!

Emily was certainly a stunning vision.  Sooo happy and radiant.

Emily was certainly a stunning vision. Sooo happy and radiant.

Emily's girls!  LOVE the shades of gray dresses.  Just lovely.

Emily’s girls! LOVE the shades of gray dresses. Just lovely.  But where are their flowers?

Oh...Sam and his guys have them!  Of course!

Oh…Sam and his guys have them! Of course!

This shows the set up from the head table at rear of the barn.  It had an organic and very chic vibe.

This shows the set up from the head table at rear of the barn. It had an organic and very chic vibe.

LOVE these shabby chic wood displays.  One represents Emily's parents, another Sam's parents, and a new one for Emily and Sam!  LOVE it.

LOVE these shabby chic wood displays. One represents Emily’s parents, another Sam’s parents, and a new one for Emily and Sam! LOVE it.

The table setting had a very natural vibe...love the music note themed runners, and the organic vibe of the flowers.  Just awesome!

The table setting had a very natural vibe…love the music note themed runners, and the organic vibe of the flowers. Just awesome!

Group hug!

Group hug!  Can you feel the love?

A friend of the family made and decorated the cake.  When I commented she said that it tastes better than it looks.  Well if that is the case, then it is one very tasty cake!

A friend of the family made and decorated the cake. When I commented she said that it tastes better than it looks. Well if that is the case, then it is one very tasty cake!

The girls all lined up and prepared to march.

The girls all lined up and prepared to march.

Too cute!

Too cute to not share!

Altar side view.

Altar side view.

The vows.

The vows.

I know there was a kiss, but I missed it trying to stay out of the way of the "real" photographer.  I did manage to get the hug though.

I know there was a kiss, but I missed it trying to stay out of the way of the “real” photographer. I did manage to get the hug though.

The newlyweds!!!

The newlyweds!!!

Off they go to their happily ever after.

Off they go to their happily ever after.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3/16/14 – Thomas and Grace – Redding Wedding Venue

IMG_6766Congratulations to Thomas and  Grace!  Their wedding day was soooo amazing!  If this day and crowd is any indication of what the 2014 wedding season is going to hold, it is going to be a spectacular year!!!  Weather was beyond perfect, Thomas and Grace are such a beautiful couple, inside and out, and their friends and family so happy and friendly.  I had a blast and feel so honored to have been a part of their day (=

We wish them the very very best!

Grace and her girls.  LOVE those boots!

Grace and her girls. LOVE those boots!

Thomas and his dudes.  Such a handsome crew!

Thomas and his dudes. Such a handsome crew!

The radiant Grace makes her way to the aisle.  Her dress was AMAZING!

The radiant Grace makes her way to the aisle. Her dress was AMAZING!

Altar side view.

Altar side view.

Vows and ring exchange.

Vows and ring exchange.

The kiss!!!!

The kiss!!!!

The newlyweds!!!!

The newlyweds!!!!

Cake anyone?  Looks delicious!

Cake anyone? Looks delicious!

This is Monica and Josh.  They were married at the ranch on 7/10/11.  They have a baby boy!  It was such fun seeing them.  LOVE seeing my brides and grooms happy and well (=

This is Monica and Josh. They were married at the ranch on 7/10/11. They have a baby boy! It was such fun seeing them. LOVE seeing my brides and grooms happy and well (=

 

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1/25/14 – Alyssa and Brandon – Redding Wedding Venue

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Congratulations to Alyssa and Brandon!

I have known Alyssa for a few years now because she has worked with Gwen Edwardson of Gwen Edwardson Events.  She has worked numerous weddings at the ranch, and it was such an honor that she chose the TBS Ranch as her Redding wedding venue.  When she asked for a January date, I asked her if she was nuts!  She is from this area and is well aware that it could have been 17° and snowing (kind of like Mo and Cade’s wedding on 12/7/13).  Alyssa was well aware of the risk she was taking, but had no choice.  Her fiance is in the Navy, and this was the only time of year that his schedule allowed.  Well, Alyssa and Brandon are truly blessed when it comes to the weather Gods.  Absolutely PERFECT spring???? day!  A perfect spring day end of January…are you kidding me!  Well, that is exactly what they got.  It was amazing.

Because Alyssa has worked the ranch for several events, she knew exactly what she wanted, and it was very well organized.  And, because of her experience with weddings, she knew that her day would be even more amazing with an event coordinator.  Who else would she choose but Gwen?  Gwen worked behind the scenes helping Alyssa with the details, but unfortunately could not be there day of because she had an unexpected family matter and had to travel.  Ashley Jones, another one of Gwen’s girls, stepped up to the plate and did an absolute amazing job making this day even more magical.

Etched in Elegance catered the event, Fast Lane provided the bar service, and Jon Thompson was the DJ.  What a great team!  Everyone was having a good time (=

We wish Alyssa and Brandon the very very very best!!!!!!!

Alyssa and Brandon on Friday at the rehearsal.  Are they just the most adorable couple or what?  Gotta love the boots.  She wore them with her wedding gown as well.

Alyssa and Brandon on Friday at the rehearsal. Are they just the most adorable couple or what? Gotta love the boots. She wore them with her wedding gown as well.

LOVE the romantic vibe of this shot!

LOVE the romantic vibe of this shot!

OMG!!!  Freaking adorable!

OMG!!! Freaking adorable!

The weather was nice enough to open the large barn doors.  This shows the set up from the front of the barn.

The weather was nice enough to open the large barn doors. This shows the set up from the front of the barn.

The bring blue and orange matches Alyssa's bright and happy soul!

The bring blue and orange matches Alyssa’s bright and happy soul!

The lounge area was set up in the alcove of the barn.  It had such a cozy vibe.

The lounge area was set up in the alcove of the barn. It had such a cozy vibe.

Fun photo booth.

Fun photo booth.

Candy sweets for the guests to choose from.

A wide variety of candy sweets for the guests to choose from.

More sweets!  These are all yummy baked

More sweets! These are all of the sinful baked goods!  They looked and smelled amazing (=

Alyssa and Brandon's sweetheart table was set up at the rear of the barn.  The rounds behind them are for the wedding party.

Alyssa and Brandon’s sweetheart table was set up at the rear of the barn. The rounds behind them are for the wedding party.

The elegant buffet table was set up on the rear patio.  Etched in Elegance always does such a amazing job with the buffet.

The elegant buffet table was set up on the rear patio. Etched in Elegance always does such a great job with the buffet.

Guest favors were set up on these fun wine barrels.

Guest favors were set up on these fun wine barrels.

Hors d'oeuvres table provided snacks before dinner.

Hors d’oeuvres finger snacks before dinner.

LOVE this detail.  There was one hanging on each one of the back barn beams.

LOVE this detail. There was one hanging on each one of the back barn beams.

Another fun detail.

Another fun detail.

Getting ready for showtime!

Getting ready for showtime!

Alyssa and dad make their way to the aisle.

Alyssa and dad make their way to the aisle.

And to the altar.

And to the altar.

Alyssa and Brandon start their union with a group prayer, and then a sand ceremony

Alyssa and Brandon start their union with a group prayer, and then a sand ceremony.

Altar view from the rear.

Altar view from the rear.

The vows.

The vows.

The KISS!

The KISS!

The newlyweds!

The newlyweds!

Off to their happily ever after.  We wish them the very best (=

Off to their happily ever after. We wish them the very best (=

1/19/14 – 2014 Bridal Guide Wedding Show – Redding Wedding Venue

Me in my booth.  Teri from Affairs decorated and provided the flowers for my booth.  Love her to death!  Thanks Teri (=

Me in my booth. Teri from Affairs decorated and provided the flowers for my booth. Love her to death! Thanks Teri (=

This wedding show was the busiest yet!  I LOVE doing these shows.  I LOVE to chat with all of you future brides, fiance’s, friends, and family.  It is has such a fun and festive vibe, and I feel blessed to have been able to partake in the shows over the years.  Just another reason for me to LOVE what I do!

Thanks to all of you that stopped to chat with me.  I wish each and every one of you the very very very best!!!!!

Published in: on January 27, 2014 at 9:11 pm  Leave a Comment  
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