No amount of rain could stop the downpour of love felt at this wedding. Big props to Flo and Rob for remaining a cheerful bride and blissful groom despite the weather and for shivering in the wind as we captured some amazing shots. Flo looked stunning in her exquisite Lazaro gown which she purchased at Mia Bella Bridal in Fresno, Ca. The details of the gown were simply striking, and the way Flo donned it was breathtaking. To incorporate “something old” and “something borrowed” Flo wore her mother’s veil, earrings borrowed from one grandmother, and a bracelet from her other grandmother. Rob sent over a “something new” gift to the bridal suite to add to her collection of adornments. A delicate ring in the shape of a bow…because in his words “we’re tying the knot today.” Adorable.
This elegant soiree was held at the luxurious Wolf Lakes Park in Sanger, Ca. The aesthetic was refined and classy with lots of ornate details. The gorgeous flower arrangements were done by Shelley at Sweet Memories Flowers based in Visalia, Ca. I especially fancied the candelabra arrangements which added height and interest to the tablescape. On each chair a fleece blanket was provided for guests to keep snug. The blankets were embroidered by Smith Promotions with the word “gezillig”. Flo is a Dutch gal, you see, and this is a very important word in that culture. There really is no exact English translation but the closest meaning is “a cozy, warm, enjoyable time.” Well, the reception was a “gezellig” time indeed. Wolf Lakes served up a delicious meal of filet mignon and coconut shrimp. Champagne flowed as the bridal attendants took turns toasting the lovely couple. I believe the most impressionable toast was the maid of honor’s rap tribute to the bride and groom! Guests relaxed in the lounge area which was furnished and set up by Lounge Essence. Sweet treats included a beautifully decorated cake by Gourmet Desserts and late night donuts and coffee. The dance floor was pumping with jams provided by Dj Todd Henry of AMS Entertainment. The bride and groom were sent off with a sparkler farewell and took off in a 1961 Jaguar Limo which was rented from Royal Coach Limousine Company.
Thank you Rob and Flo for being so easygoing and adorable and for letting us document your special day. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Smith!