• Cory
  • posted by Cory

  • The Memory Journalists in association with MJ Motion Pictures recently released Sharon and Mike The Proposal, a Sacramento wedding film. Mike and Sharon met while in the Airforce, where they were both air traffic controllers. When we first met them and heard the proposal story I just knew we had to re-create Mike's rather unique wedding proposal. I could tell you more but that would be giving away to much. Just watch...

    Also special thanks to Jason our pilot he went above the call of duty the day of the shoot to make this happen.



  • Sharon and Mike are getting married later this year.




  • Carie
  • posted by Carie

  • Getting ready for your wedding day is a super big deal. We'd like to offer up a little advice to brides to help ensure that this process goes smoothly. From a wedding photographer's standpoint, we love when items we need to shoot are either laid out smoothly or organized in bags so that we can find it easily and not interrupt the bride's getting ready process. We, of course, want to take pictures of all your paper goods like the wedding invitation, shower invitations, programs, save the date cards, etc. So, brides we ask that you remember all these goodies and have them ready in one place when your photographer arrives so they can get all the inanimate stuff out of the way. This includes the bouquets and boutonnieres too.

    In this storyboard you can see how organized these brides were on their big day. This made our job go smoothly and best of all, we didn't have to bug the bride to help us locate these items. Way cool!

  • Getting ready on your wedding day

  • The other important stuff your photographer will want to shoot is your dress and accessories. Also, your flower girls' dress and accessories will make a super cute picture so be sure to have her items ready as well. Again, your photographer can do their job without interrupting your getting ready time if these things are laid out together so they can be easily found.

  • Getting ready on your wedding day

  • It's all about the details and your photographer won't want to miss any so be organized ladies and have a smooth wedding day!

  • Getting ready on your wedding day




  • Carie
  • posted by Carie

  • A couple of Sundays ago, Jennifer and I attended a baby shower for Nicole. It was hosted by Aimee, Carissa, and Lora, with floral help from Shannon. Aimee's home is so gorgeous and was decorated so beautifully for Nicole's shower.

    Now, I had not seen Nicole since she got pregnant so it was such a trip to see her walk in with quite the baby bump! She looked gorgeous of course. She is truly glowing and is ALL belly. I don't know how she stays upright.


  • Folsom Pregnancy Photographer

  • Carissa did all the food for the shower. Incredible! The salads in jars was just the most clever idea ever! Shake it up, stick a fork in it! Delicious. It was the best shower food we've ever had.

  • Folsom Pregnancy Photographer

  • Mmmm....Peaches wrapped in prosciutto! So scrumptious. Even the crudites were exceptional with crispy zucchini, red bell pepper and sugar snap peas.

  • Folsom Pregnancy Photographer

  • Of course there was a delightful selection of desserts from the fabulous Carissa of Sugar and Spice. Creme brulee, Macarons, chocolate mousse, peach cobbler, chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter buttercream frosting! Just to name a few. I was eyeing the desserts from the moment we arrived and Carissa had to keep an eye on me so I didn't dig into the dessert table too early! Jen and I grabbed a few nibbles on our way out the door. We can never get enough Sugar and Spice Specialty Desserts! Never! Personally I wish I could live on them.

  • Folsom Pregnancy Photographer

  • Shannon with Flourish Designs provided some unbelievable flowers for the shower. They were breathtaking!

  • Folsom Pregnancy Photographer

  • Check out Aimee's kitchen!

  • Folsom Pregnancy Photographer

  • Lora Ward with A Day to Remember was in charge of games. I usually don't dig shower games but all of Lora's games were quick and super fun! First we had to make a baby out of play dough. They were judged by the mommy-to-be and the winner got a prize. We also played a team game where you had to drop 3 different sized clothes pins from waist level into a jar. This proved very difficult but luckily the team I was on won and we all got a darling prize.

  • Folsom Pregnancy Photographer

  • Check out the play dough babies! Too funny! The little guy in the lower photo with the curl on his head was the winner and Shannon was the artist of this winning baby. Shannon was very creative and made a blankey, a diaper and even a little baby butt crack!

  • Folsom Pregnancy Photographer

  • Nicole's baby shower hostesses incorporated lots of great ideas into this lovely shower. One of my favorite ideas was they asked for a book in lieu of a regular greeting card. This is so smart! Greeting cards can cost upwards of 5 bucks and get tossed in the trash immediately. The more expensive kids' books are only a buck or two more than that and can provide hours of entertainment while helping kids get familiar with words and reading. Too cool! Kudos to these fabulous party planners for all their creativity!

  • Folsom Pregnancy Photographer

  • Here's the guest of honor opening gifts. She has a tiara on like any good princess and the sheepskin bean-y cap that Cory got the baby on top of her tiara. That's our NJ...always goofing around. What a fun mommy she will be!

  • Folsom Pregnancy Photographer

  • Jen and I had to leave the shower a little early for a consult so Nicole opened our gifts first. This is the crib set up we got her off her registry. It's so cute with whales and boats. It looked so soft and snugly, we all wanted to take a nap on it!

  • Folsom Pregnancy Photographer

  • Great shower ladies! Congratulations again to Nicole and Johnny whose baby boy is due in October.



  • Jennifer
  • posted by Jennifer

  • This week's Talk of the Town Thursdays' post is all about 2Chic Events & Design. We have had the pleasure of working with Aimee Wendell and following her career for the past few years. Aimee has well over a decade of planning and design experience which she puts to great use helping brides bring their wedding day vision to life. Aimee and her entire team have a passion for planning and love what they do. It shows in their work! 2Chic Events & Design was voted #1 Best Wedding Planner in Sacramento on the KCRA-3 A-List! Also, they are the featured planner on Platinum Weddings, Season 5. Amazing!!!



  • We caught up with the lovely Aimee recently and got to know her and 2Chic a little better....

    How long have you been a wedding planner and designer and what made you choose this career? I have been an event planner and worked in the creative/design field for almost 15 years, with a background in planning corporate events for companies such as Disney and Warner Bros. Growing up, I wanted to be a set designer for the studios and. When I fell into event planning, I realized that it's similar to what I thought I would always be doing, but better! I formed my company about 3 years ago and decided to focus on weddings, which is about 95% of our business.

    What is your favorite wedding element or moment? I'm slightly obsessed with unique place card displays and I love a fabulous cake! My favorite moment is always the speech by the Father of the Bride. It gets me every time!

    Is there any detail you wish couples would stop incorporating into their wedding? I just like to break the mold any way I can! So, things like playing "Single Ladies" for the bouquet toss, having traditional favors {or any at all} and setting place cards on a standard table just make me cringe {a little}. I'll support it if my bride loves it, though.

    What is the one thing you can't do your job without? My team. They are the glue that helps hold it all together. And, my iPhone!

    Can you give us your price range for wedding planning services for a wedding with 100 guests? Services start at $1750 for planning and $300 for a la carte services. We typically customize all of our services to meet a clients specific needs and budget.

    Is there anything you would like to add about 2Chic Events and Design? Hmmm, Well we love what we do! Our clients aren't just clients, they become friends as we go through this process together. My heart is in every wedding and I still cry at each and every one. We have a true passion for it and it I think that is what makes us great!

    Thanks, Aimee! We love your passion!


  • We worked with Aimee and 2Chic Events & Design at last year's August NACE event out at Le Rivage. You will think I'm just saying this but it was my favorite NACE event last year hands down! It was the hottest day that month and Aimee's beautiful design created a "breezy" feeling all around. The colors were to-die-for and everyone just raved about how gorgeous everything looked.


  • It's the little details that make an event special and Aimee and her team are masters at all things details and pretty!


  • We are super excited that we are working with Aimee on a wedding later this year. Watch for another post featuring 2Chic Events & Design when we'll have more fab photos and interview answers.

    2Chic Events & Design is located at:
    1931 H Street
    Sacramento, CA 95811
    {by appointment only}
    916.390.7586
    info@SacramentoWeddingPlanning.com



  • Carie
  • posted by Carie

  • Today's Wedding Photo Wednesday post deals with one of the most important questions that WE ask our potential clients when we meet with them. Can you guess what it is? .... "Are you willing to see each other before the ceremony?" We hope the answer is "yes" and here's why....

    If a couple is willing to see each other before the ceremony, it makes our job a lot easier. The goal of course is to get some great shots of the bride and groom so as to not take them away from their guests for too long after the ceremony. This also allows us a little flexibility to hopefully catch the Bride and Groom in the glorious pre-sunset light. Our favorite! As seen here with Laura and Gary.

  • First Sighting

  • The other reason we love it when a couple will see each other before the ceremony is we tend to capture a more authentic reaction from them when they are not in front of their entire family and all their friends. We LOVE getting this moment on film. Like here with Denice and Adam. I love this look on his face. He is blown away by his beautiful bride and he's not hiding it whatsoever!

  • First Sighting

  • If a couple won't see each other before the ceremony, we can work with that too. The goals then is to be as quick as possible with all group shots so that we can still spend some quality time with just the bride and groom.

    So we suggest to brides, to get the most of their wedding photos, consult with their photographer before setting their timeline in stone. Depending on the three main variables (ceremony time, sunset time and if the couple will see each other before the wedding), a good photographer will have some great input on how the day can run smoothly.

    And, consider seeing each other before the ceremony. If you're not superstitious, it's a great way to get some amazing photos of you and your love seeing each other for the first time on your big day. Like these beautiful shots of Jessie and Brian.

  • First Sighting


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