8/22/15 – Chelsea and Scott – Redding Wedding Venue


Congratulations to Chelsea and Scott!!!  I absolutely LOVE these two!  I only met them once and we just clicked, maybe because they remind me so much of Shane and I when we were young.  Every once and a while I meet a young couple that remind me of us, and Chelsea and Scott really do a lot. When Shane and I met he made me one promise besides that he would love me forever, and that promise was that it would never be boring.  Boy…was he right!  Let me tell you, not a boring moment with that man.  He keeps me dancing!

Chelsea and Scott hired Gwen Edwardson Events to coordinate their wedding.  Since they are from the East Bay Area, it was great to have Gwen coordinate this event.  Planning a wedding can be done long distance, but so much easier for all if a coordinator is involved.  As always, Gwen added another perfect wedding to her long string of events at the TBS Ranch!  Absolutely amazing!  I got lots of photos and I think that I captured the magic of this day!  Brent and Rachael Van Auken photographed this event and they promised to send me some of their favorites which I will share with you when I get them.  Brent and Rachael are so talented, can’t wait to see their photos.

Here’s to Chelsea and Scott for an amazing future and many many non-boring moments!!!  LOVELY couple, LOVELY family and friends…we wish them the very best (=

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8/15/15 – Ashley and Ben – Redding Wedding Venue


Congratulations to Ashley and Ben!!!!  I loved their “breakfast” wedding!  They had a 10 am ceremony because Ashley always wanted a breakfast wedding.  It was LOVELY.  We had to open the gates a bit early for them in order to accommodate their early ceremony, and they had this all put together in a few hours.  They are very organized and easy going.  No stress allowed!  To be honest, it took me a few days to recover from getting up at the crack of dawn to get the ranch prepared for them prior to 7 am, but was totally worth it.  LOVED the energy of the day.  It was lovely and memorable.

We wish Ashley and Ben the very best!!!!!

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8/9/15 – Kinsey and Jake – Redding Wedding Venue

Congratulations to Kinsey and Jake!!!  Kinsey is such a lively little spark of happiness!  You can’t help but be happy when you are around her.  She is just a gem, and Jake is a lucky guy.  I am sure that he knows this.  Their wedding had a super relaxed vibe, yet very classy.  LOVED Kinsey’s dress and her shoes!  I got pictures of those shoes!  The entire day was such a perfect reflection of Kinsey and Jake, and we wish them the very best!!!!!

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8/2/15 – The Redding Bridal Show – Redding Wedding Venue

Had a total BLAST at the Redding Bridal Show held at the Convention Center on Sunday, August 2, 2015.  I could not commit to having a display at the show until the week prior.  I thought that I was going to be in Portland that day.  Gwen Edwardson came to my rescue!  She offered to put up a small booth (too late for my usual booth), and to man it if I had to go to Portland.  Ends up that I was able to stay, and I am so happy I did.  Had so much fun talking to all of the future brides.  I have been SO busy since then with showings and a few bookings!  Great show (=


A selfie with my girl Gwen!!! Could NOT have done this without her.

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I’m famous!!! Been here 10 years and finally made it!!! I only met Todd (the guy with me) moments prior to the photo being taken. I have had so many people assume that he is with the ranch. He is with the Red Lion and came over to introduce himself. He just moved here form Pennsylvania a few weeks ago, and he already got his picture in the paper??? I had to wait 10 years! What gives????

8/1/15-Claire and Drew – Redding Wedding Venue


Congratulations to Claire and Drew!!!  It was really fun having Claire and Drew because Claire went to high school with my girls.  I have not seen Claire since she graduated, so she will always be a senior in high school in my mind!  Now I have a new vision of her as a LOVELY bride.  Claire comes from such a great family.  We have gotten to know them a bit from high school functions, (back in the day) and they are really a GREAT family.  Drew is a lucky guy to have such a lovely bride, and to have married into such a fantastic family.    It was such an honor to have been a part of their wedding day, and we wish them the very best!!!!

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7/25/15 – Jessica and Aaron – Redding Wedding Venue


Congratulations to Jessica and Aaron!!!  Boy are these two blessed with the absolutely LOVELY day for end of July!!  Amazing weather for a wedding.  Jessica and Aaron are best described as country, and their wedding had a simple country charm to it that fit them so well.  Loved the sunflowers!  I took a lot of pictures of the flowers because I loved them so much.  OH…and the cake…AMAZING!  Hopefully the photo will speak for itself.  Everyone commented on how well the ranch fit them, and it was apparent that all that attended had a fun time!

I got to see Jacklyn and Roy, my 9/20/14 bride and groom!!!  They are the couple that lost their house to fire just days before their wedding.  The way that they handled this disaster was truly inspirational and I will never ever forget them.  It was wonderful to see them!!!  Jacklyn is Jessica’s cousin, so they were guests.

Jessica and Aaron are a lovely couple and we wish them the very best!!!!!


Here is Jacklyn and Roy. My 9/20/14 bride and groom. Jacklyn is Jessica’s cousin, so they were guests. LOVE them and it was wonderful to see them!!!!

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7/18/15 – Melissa and Jake – Redding Wedding Venue


Congratulations to Melissa and Jake!  Melissa and Jake and part of their family and friends are from Klamath Falls, OR; and the other family and friends from So. CA.  They met in the middle for their wedding venue in Redding, CA (Palo Cedro)!!!  We actually get quite a few weddings where they choose our venue because of it’s location.  If some guests are traveling from Oregon, and some further south in California, our location is perfect for the middle ground!!!  That said, I did not get he opportunity to know them very well because they are not local.  We worked together through text and e-mail, and I had fun working with them!  Their wedding was great!  Very simple, yet elegant.

I did not get a lot of my “signature” pictures because I had to leave early.  Kathy, the host, snapped a few for me, but she was busy doing host tasks so didn’t get as many as I usually do.  I do hope you can grasp the happy vibe of this day from the photos that I was able to get.  I had a lot of fun with both of them and their guests, and of course, we wish them the very best!!!!!

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6/20/15-Meranda and Zack – Redding Wedding Venue


Congratulations to Meranda and Zack!!!!!  Another BEAUTIFUL wedding at the TBS Ranch!  The summery vibe of this day was so amazing.  Meranda was such a stunning bride.  She looked like she stepped right out of a magazine!  The classic vibe of this day fit her so well.  This was another Gwen Edwardson Event, and again, she did a beyond fantastic job of bringing this all together for Meranda and Zack.  LOVELY couple and we wish them the very best!!!!!

I had to leave this day early to head to So CA for my daughter’s karate event.  I did not get as many photos as I would have liked.  I am hoping that I can get some more from the photographer.  When I do, I will share!

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6/18/15-Crystalena and Marvin – Redding Wedding Venue


Congratulations to Crystalena and Marvin!!!!  Their wedding was small and had a classic intimate vibe.  They surrounded themselves with very close family and friends, and it was meaningful and lovely.  It was so evident that EVERYONE was so happy for them, including me!  Gwen Edwardson Events coordinated this lovely wedding, and as always did an amazing job bringing Crystalena and Marvin’s vision to reality.  Amazing day all around, and we wish them the very best!!!!

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6/13/15-Lily and Bryce – Redding Wedding Venue


Congratulations to Lily and Bryce!!!  This was such an elegant wedding with a bit of a rustic edge that fit Lily and Bryce’s charming vibe so well.  They are such a truly lovely couple, and it is evident that they have their affairs in order.  They care very deeply for each other and have a very close support group of family and friends.  It was such a joy knowing them all and a blessing to have been a part of their wedding day.  We wish them the very best!!!!!

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