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Sacramento Wedding: Real Weddings Wednesday {Krista & Josh}

Krista & Josh by H & Company on www.realweddingsmag.com 0The Couple: Krista & Josh

Wedding Date: August 10, 2013

Photography by H & Company

Tell us a little about you and your beloved: Josh and I met on a blind date when we were 14 years old. We instantly became best friends and did everything together.

After graduating high school, I moved to Virginia for college and Josh stayed in Sacramento to pursue his dreams of becoming a firefighter. The four years that I was in Virginia were extremely hard, but we always seemed to put each other first. After receiving my bachelors degree I moved back to Sacramento to be closer to Josh.

On our nine year anniversary of dating, Josh and I took a trip to San Francisco to celebrate. Josh took me to the restaurant The Cliff House, which was the restaurant chain we went to on our first anniversary of dating when we were 15 years old. He got down on one knee on the beach at sunset. We both couldn’t be happier to open the next chapter of our lives together.

We instantly started planning our wedding. We found a beautiful outdoor ceremony site at The Forest House Lodge. This was the perfect place for us because we wanted to have one big party for our family and friends. Plus, the lodge is amazing at planning weddings!

What was the most amazing part of your day? It is super hard to pick one part of our day, but we loved having our moment of dancing to Brad Paisley’s “Then” on our first dance. We definitely felt the love and the support in the room as we danced to a song that has so much meaning for us.

What else would you like to share about your big day? I walked down the aisle with both my dad and stepdad, who have helped shape me into the woman I am today. It meant a lot to me to share this moment with both of them and to have their blessing on my marriage.

At the reception, we danced until midnight and partied until 2 a.m. with all our close family and friends. It’s definitely a night we will never forget!

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Ceremony and Reception Site, Caterer and Cake: Forest House Lodge

Officiant: Charles Grande

Photographer and Videographer: H & Company. We loved working with Alistair and Jaclyn. They do amazing work! Matt, the videographer, is also fun to work with and he is truly talented.

Flowers: Galeazi Florist

Favors: Candy Bar

Bridal Attire: Miosa Bride

Hair: Heather Baumgartner

Make-up: Christie from Republic Salon

Invitations: DIY

DJ/Entertainment/Band: Extreme Productions Entertainment

Photo Booth: Sugarplum Photo Booth

Honeymoon Location: Maui, HI

First Dance Song: “Then” by Brad Paisley

Any advice you’d give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now? First book your venue and everything else will just falls into place. Stay organized and set a timeline for yourself.

Anything that you would have done differently if you were given the chance? I wish I would have not been so concerned with having little decorations here and there. I felt like I needed to have a sign for everything. Ha, ha.

Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s Social Media Maven, Aimee Carroll.

Photos courtesy of and copyright H & Company.

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Sacramento Wedding Event: Macy’s Sip & Scan Registry Event is TOMORROW!

MacySip&ScanPick up a FREE copy of Real Weddings Magazine and get the star treatment TOMORROW, October 23rd, at Macy’s Sip & Scan Registry Event!

Join Macy’s Wedding & Gift Registry for an event featuring fun beverages, hors d’oeuvres, and great registry experts to help you create your dream registry.

Plus, enter to win $50 to House of Oliver from our table at this event!

Details:

Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 6-9 p.m. at Macy’s Westfield Galleria at Roseville

Attendees will receive an incredible goodie bag (including a FREE copy of Real Weddings Magazine).

Admission is free, but please RSVP by calling or emailing to reserve your spot — click here for the information to RSVP!

Do you prefer to register online? No problem, Macy’s offers a fabulous registry guide with helpful tools and useful tips to help you every step of the way. Check it out here!

Did you know if you join the Macy’s Registry Rewards Program, you will receive 10% back with every purchase made using your Macy’s card and 5% back for every gift purchased off of your registry? And, after your wedding, Macy’s will send you a Rewards Card with the accumulated balance to spend on ANYTHING your heart desires! How awesome is that?

For more information, visit macys.com, and make sure to like Macy’s on Facebook, facebook.com/macys.

Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s Social Media Maven, Aimee Carroll.

Photo courtesy of Macy’s.

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Sacramento Wedding Venue: Featured Partner {Mammoth Mountain Ski Area}

Have you seen the cool new slide show on Real Weddings Magazine’s YouTube Channel for Mammoth Mountain Ski Area? It’s awesome, take a peek below:

Mammoth Mountain and June Mountain weddings are famous for their panoramic lakeside and mountaintop views. With two mountains, eight ceremony sites and five reception sites, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is a special place for any event!

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Gorgeous, right?

For more information about Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, log on to mammothmountain.com/weddings.

Also, be sure to follow them on Facebook HERE, Twitter HERE, Instagram HERE and Pinterest HERE.

Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s Social Media Maven, Aimee Carroll.

Photos and information courtesy of Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.

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Sacramento Wedding Contest: Find Bridal Bliss

Did you enter The Blissful Bride Contest, yet? Real Weddings Magazine and Jennifer Gilchrist The Blissful Bride Coach, are thrilled to offer a special contest exclusively for local Real Weddings readers with a fabulous prize package valued at $2,997!

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One lucky couple will be chosen to work with Jennifer Gilchrist The Blissful Bride Coach throughout their wedding planning experience, and their Blissful Bride journey will be shared with the Real Weddings Magazine community.

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The winning prize package includes:

  • Blissful Bride Coaching Package.
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    Review your hair and make-up vision, learn how to create a balanced self-care schedule in which you are making time for your wedding , play, workouts, etc., hiring a support team of professionals, and creating a family and friends plan that supports you.

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DEADLINE TO RECEIVE ENTRIES IS OCTOBER 27, 2014. PLEASE EMAIL YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION, ALONG WITH ONE PHOTO OF YOU AS A COUPLE TO: Contest@Jennifer-Gilchrist.com OR MAIL APPLICATION TO ADDRESS LISTED ON APPLICATION. ANY ENTRIES RECEIVED AFTER OCTOBER 27, 2014 WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Doesn’t this sound amazing? Who wants to win?

For more information about Jennifer Gilchrist The Blissful Bride Coach, log on to Jennifer-Gilchrist.com.

Also, make sure to follow Jennifer Gilchrist The Blissful Bride Coach on Facebook HERE, Twitter HERE, Pinterest HERE, YouTube HERE, LinkedIn HERE and Google+ HERE.

Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s Social Media Maven, Aimee Carroll.

Photos and information courtesy of Jennifer Gilchrist The Blissful Bride Coach.

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