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    Debra and Ryan’s New Years Eve Wedding Extravaganza!


    Oh Debra and Ryan! These two are so adorable and so much fun and their wedding was just bananas! They became Mr. and Mrs. on New Years Eve at our favorite spot on earth, The Citizen Hotel. Debra put so much thought and care into her wedding, and it showed through in the details. From two dress and two AMAZING pairs of shoes to signature cocktails and midnight fireworks this was one of the greatest weddings ever! We loved ringing in the new year with these two and their amazing family and friends!


    Then it was off to get these two married and party the night away. Fun fact: Debra and Ryan were married by Ryan’s dad! How fun is that?!


    And then Debra changed into her dancing dress! I love it when brides have a party dress as well as their wedding gown… super fun!


    Once the ball dropped we raced upstairs to the balcony of the Governers suite to grab some shots of our wonderful couple with the fireworks in the background. Happy new year indeed!


    Thanks to wonderful Debra and Ryan for having us ring in the new year for your big day! We know you two will have a lifetime of happy new years together. Check out the SLIDESHOW HERE or below for more from this super fun wedding.

    Ceremony and Reception Location and Catering: The Citizen Hotel – Sacramento, California
    Hair and Makeup: Hello Glam!
    Flowers: Visual Impact
    DJ: Encore Entertainment
    Cake: Sweet Cakes by Rebecca
    Bridal Gown: Miosa Couture

    Jennifer and Eric {wedding}


    Here it is! SMP’s final wedding of 2010! And, what a wedding it was! Jen and Eric put on an incredible party at our favorite place for weddings in Sacramento – the ever fabulous Citizen Hotel. This wedding was just one awesome thing after another. Jen and Eric are two extremely wonderful people, and it was wonderful to be a part of their big day. The love they have for each other is so deep, and so very comfortable. It made everything about their wedding so easy. It was such a great way to close up a really great year. And let’s be real – late December light is TO. DIE. FOR. Seriously – the balcony shots I’m going to show you… I want to BUILD A LIFE with them. I want to get 8×10′s printed and just hand them to strangers on the street so they too can understand how pretty everything about this day was. So, I’ll be quiet now and show you some pictures of this fabulous wedding!

    Brace yourself for this next one… Jennifer is SUCH a stunning bride! And when you have a bride this damn pretty, and then you get light that is like the most amazing light I’ve ever seen in my life… well… I am just so freaking happy I got to be up on this balcony.

    Jen had all her besties come up to the Governor’s Suite before the ceremony to share a glass of champagne with her. I thought it was so awesome that she surrounded herself with those who she loves so much at such a special moment.

    And then we had one quick moment as the sun set and the clouds were crazy awesome to grab this shot before going downstairs to the ballroom and getting these two hitched. And, oh man! I’m so glad we had this moment!

    Then it was off to the reception! And because we’d gotten all the portraits and family pictures done prior to the ceremony, Jen and Eric got to go straight to their party! Now, you all know that I LOVE the Citizen Hotel, but they keep doing things to make me LOVE THEM MORE! Jen and Eric’s wedding was the first wedding there with the fabulous new windows on the 7th floor terrace room. I LOVE THE WINDOWS! They are awesome, and they make such a huge difference! They skyline is just that much more amazing now! Thanks Citizen Hotel! You make every wedding AMAZING!

    A couple other things I LOVED about this wedding were the fact that Jen and Eric made it so THEM! Instead of a big ol’ cake, they had that cute little one up there and then had an ice cream sundae station! Awesome! And they did my most favorite thing for a wedding – they had a live band. They rocked out with The Hits and honestly, if you’re thinking about having a band at your wedding you totally should! And The Hit’s were AMAZING! The dance floor was never empty all night!

    Jen and Eric thank you SO much for having us be a part of your OUTSTANDING wedding! We loved ending our 2010 season on such a high note. You two are just the best! Check out more of their wonderful wedding in their SLIDESHOW HERE or below!

    Ceremony and Reception Location and Catering: The Citizen Hotel
    Florist: Blooms by Martha Andrews
    Cake and Ice Cream Sundae Station: Sugar and Spice Specialty Desserts
    Ceremony Music: Bob Ringwald
    Reception Entertainment: The Hits

    Nichole and Luke {wedding}


    Fabulous Nikki and Luke! They had a beautiful wedding at the Citizen Hotel on October 3rd. Dustin and I loved being a part of their big day! It was a gorgeous day with a gorgeous couple and we love capturing it. Nikki was a STUNNING bride! And she had some beautiful details. I LOVED her necklace… like SO much! It was an antique she found and hello! What a great find it was.
    Nikki and Luke used the southwest corner of The Terrace Room of the Citizen for their ceremony and it was beautiful! There was LOTS of light streaming in as they exchanged vows and had a wine ceremony. I love that their dog Diesel was even in on the action.

    After the ceremony we grabbed some portraits of the fam, the bridal party and of course our beautiful couple.

    Then it was off to the lovely reception in the Terrace Room! Everything was so beautifully put together… I LOVED the linens they chose. Perfection!

    Thanks to Nikki and Luke for having us be a part of their spectacular wedding! Check out the SLIDESHOW HERE or below for more loveliness.

    Wedding Ceremony, Reception and Catering: The Citizen Hotel – Sacramento, California
    Bridal Party Makeup - Shana Beals
    Flowers: The Big Bang Event Design
    Coordinator: Kelle Collier
    DJ: Larry of Extreme Productions
    Cake: Sugar and Spice Specialty Desserts
    Cocktail Hour Entertainment: The Gondoliers