Jennifer and Eric {wedding}

January 24th, 2011
Filed under: Wedding, Weddings

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

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  1. Beth Baugher


  2. Shavonda

    Such a beautiful couple and such a beautiful wedding. A life time of happiness to you both!!

  3. Jen

    You made us so glamorous! We LOVE LOVE LOVE the pictures — you are an amazing talent. THANK YOU!!

    (PS: Tammy — steal away! I loved having my gals up there sharing champagne and some girl time before the ceremony!)

  4. martha

    The lighting on the bouquet in that shot in the beginning of the blog, AMAZING!!!!

  5. Jill

    I’m madly in love with the colors and lighting. STUNNING. That is all.

  6. Sarah Maren

    Tammy I thought it was really awesome! I think you should totally do it! ;)

  7. Tammy Kukta

    OMG I LOVE how she invited all her best friends up for a champagne toast. Is it wrong to steal an idea from my own photographers other clients!?! Hahah! I’ve just been trying to think of different ways to include my best girls, since I can’t have them all in the wedding… Hmmm you might see this pop up again :)
    Beautiful pictures by the way, the sky was amazing.