- posted by Jennifer
- Marites and Gil were married just a few weeks back and have just returned to Sacramento from their honeymoon. It couldn't be a better time to show off their extended sneak peak of their wedding photos. Bree and I started the day at their home near Sacramento with a few details shots - this amazing ring shot goes to Bree - I'm severely jealous at how awesome it is!Marina, Marites's daughter, helped with getting dressed. Marites wore an elegant dress and oh my gosh, the best shoes!
Outside Cory started with some shots of the ceremony site before guests arrived for the wedding. It was such a perfect day considering we were worried about rainy wedding day photos. The Sacramento sky was just the bluest blue.
The thing I love about Gil and Marites from the very start of our friendship was their love for each other and for life. When they talked about their theme "Passion for Love. Passion for Life." I just knew we were meant to cross paths. I revealed to them my mission when I first created The Memory Journalists - to teach others the passion of living. Yep, meant to cross paths. In true spirit of Passion for Life, Gil and Marites sent home a miniture Maple tree as their favor for each guest.There are so many wonderful things to say about this couple. I love their display of emotion and affection for the family and to their friends; they are such a giving couple and you can't help but be touched by them. During the ceremony, Gil and his siblings released a balloon in memory of their mom. The Dolanc String Quartet played and the Vocal Art Ensemble sang. The music selections were meaningful to Gil and Marites and while they listened, a few tears were shed.
As sincere and sweet was the ceremony, the tented reception was as fun and full of laughter. The details were remarkable - thanks to Eric of Bacchus Elegant Events and Catering. Celebrations Party Rentals provided much of the decor. Gil shared from his wine cellar - much to my sadness - I didn't partake in the wine tasting. Next time Gil!Their first dance was the best ever! Check out all these amazing dance sequences as their choreographed dance went off without a hitch! Mike of Creative Memories Entertainment kept everyone on the dance floor. The lighting was amazing and really was a testament to how much Mike wants to make every wedding fantastic. Click the below image to begin the slideshow of the wedding day photos. Enjoy!We had the opportunity to work with many topnotch Sacramento wedding vendors: all those mentioned above and one of our favorite videography teams, Steve and Kevin were filming for Jensen Wedding Films. We shot some fun "in action" shots of you guys - we'll be sure to send them your way! And it was our first time working with Pastor Kevin Scruggs - we'll be sure to recommend him to any Sacramento area couples looking for a down to earth officiant. Saul and Michelle made up the amazing hair and make-up team for Marites and the girls.