Posted by: cassandraturner | June 11, 2014

Married Beneath the Trees

Jessica and Josh wanted a dreamy wedding under the trees, and that’s just what they got.  Last Saturday, with the help of countless vendors, friends and family we were able to transform a Walnut Grove into the perfect spot for them to become husband and wife.

 
All Photos from Reverie Photography
 
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Posted by: cassandraturner | June 9, 2014

D&D Ranch Wedding – Rocca/Bimat

 

On May 17th, a very special bride said ‘I Do’ to her groom.  She was not just your ‘ordinary’ bride, not that my other brides are ‘ordinary’.  But this bride was also a fellow wedding vendor.  She was a wedding coordinator at a local church, plus she also owns a local vintage furniture company that assists brides in wedding design and décor.  So you can already guess that this wedding would be perfect!  So many details went into this wedding.  From the striped table runners, succulants in the sterling silver, couches for lounging and of course the custom kettle corn to munch on.  They even had line dance lessons!

All Photos from Mullins2 (www.mullins2.com)

 

Posted by: cassandraturner | May 9, 2013

Schweiger/Jameson Wedding

In January I met a sweet couple who was planning their wedding at Copper River Country Club.  The twist was that their wedding was in 4 short months and they lived out of town.  My number one task was to get them on a track to get their vendors booked ASAP!  With the great vendors we chose, and the help of their family, Daniel and Brittany were able to have their dream wedding.

I always love working at Copper River Country Club, not only because it’s a beautiful venue but the staff is always amazing to work with and the food is always top notch.  Daniel and Brittany chose to have their wedding ceremony at Alicante Park, Copper River’s newest ceremony location on the property.  The guests were seated on a beautiful grassy spot that over looked the vineyards.  The weather was amazing that day, and everyone came dress to impress.

Brittany and Daniel had a dream team to capture their special day, the husband and wife team of Alicia and Ray Alejo of ThePhotoFriends.com and Reverie Video Productions.  I simply love these two!  Such a breeze to work with, no matter what I throw at them.  Even if it meant a trip up to Chuckchansi Hotel to capture the getting ready photos!

Brittany and Daniel also chose a very special florist to help tie all their ideas together.  The groom’s sister in law is the one and only Denise Jameson of Country Charm Flowers.  WOW!  The flowers were amazing, super bright tropical colors that really accented the choice of black bridesmaids dresses.  The bride’s dress was probably one of my favorites in a long time.  It was so different, and it fit her so well.  The bouquet that Denise designed for Brittany to carry was the perfect touch to this beautiful dress.

We were able to work with April from Creative Chair Coverings to help transform the reception room into an elegant space, with black, golds and champagnes.  It was truly beautiful.  Since the bride and groom choose a golf course for their wedding, the decided to carry that theme through to their personalized golf ball favors, table names and seating cards.

To  help with all the printing for this wedding, we worked closely with Julie Gomes from Made 4u By Me in Old Town Clovis.  Julie was able to design everything from the invitation, seating cards, table numbers and all the signage. 

Special Thanks to:

Copper River Country Club, ThePhotoFriends, Frosted Cakery, Country Charm Flowers, Yosemite and Beyond, Reverie Video Productions, AMS Entertainment, Made 4U By Me, Creative Chair Covers, and Hair and Make Up by Emily.

All Photos from ThePhotoFriends

Posted by: cassandraturner | May 3, 2013

Brunner/Aukeman Wedding

Last October I met a bride and groom who shared with me that they wanted to host their wedding in an almond orchard in April for 600 of their closest friends and family. After I picked my mouth up off the floor, we got to work!  The almond orchard was transformed into the perfect venue for Brent and Alysse’s April wedding.

I brought in all the best for this one!  I knew if I was going to pull this one off I would need the best.  My first call was to Classic Party Rentals in Modesto.  I knew we needed a tent, ok, let me rephrase that…..I knew we needed a very, very large tent.  We ended up with three tents total, including tables, lots of wine barrels, chairs, linens, heaters and lots of moral support from Classic Party Rentals!

My next call was to Pardini’s Catering.  I knew I wanted to have them in my corner with a group this size.  Let me tell you, I was so impressed with the service we received that night, you would never have known that we were trying to feed almost 600 people.

When you are creating a wedding ‘out of thin air’……you also need to bring in some very important elements.  And for that, I always trust my needs to Media Solutions Inc.  I can always say to these guys, ‘Hey, I need this or I need that’….and their response is always, ‘No Problem!’  Thank god for Vinnie and Morgan and their crew!

This size wedding also called in many extra hands.  The flowers were amazing, from Sweet Memories in Visalia.  Shelley and her crew worked tirelessly to create the perfect flowers for this wedding.  They were able to take the bride’s vision and make it real.  As you’ll notice in the photos below, the florist was also able to incorporate antlers, very special to the groom’s love of hunting.

My office is located in Old Town Clovis, and I want to give a shout out to a few of my local gals who helped make this wedding amazing!  Julie Gomes from Made 4U by Me created the perfect wedding invitations, guest book, seating chart, wedding programs and super creative menu cards.  Karen Parfitt-Chisum from Vintage on Fourth, who owns the cutest little custom antique shop you’ll ever see, provided the amazing table numbers, chalk boards, and custom frames.  Every little detail was taken care of, and perfect for this event.

Most weddings that I work on are usually 2 days of set up, but this wedding from start to finish was about 9 days.  A wedding of this size is a process of set up and tear down, and I’m so thankful to all our vendors who worked so well together to help make this wedding the success that it was.

Chowchilla now has a special place in my heart.  This is my 4th Family to use my services from Chowchilla and I’m currently working on another Chowchilla Wedding for August.  I love this little town, and all the people in it!  (Stampedes and all!)

Special thanks to:

Mark Janzen Photography (Photography)

Agape Video Productions (Videography)

Pardini’s Catering (Catering, Set Up and Bar Services)

Classic Party Rentals – Modesto (Tents, Tables, Chairs, Set Up)

Media Solutions Inc. (Electrical, Lighting and Generators)

Haro Entertainment (DJ Services and Photo Booth)

Mr. Rude (Reception Band)

OES Luxury Restrooms (Restroom Rentals)

Made 4u By Me (Invitations, Menus, Printed Materials)

Vintage on Fourth (Table Numbers, Custom Frames)

Sweet Memories Flowers (Flowers and Decor)

Limo for You (Transportation)

Cornerstone Church (Ceremony Location)

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Posted by: cassandraturner | May 2, 2013

Dalke/Heng Wedding

Last year I met a beautiful couple, not only on the outside, but on the inside as well.  Tommy and Alyson are the sweetest couple you’d ever meet.  And let me tell you, Tommy adores Alyson and you can tell by the way he just looked at her, she is a lucky lady.  As we started planning their Summer Wedding, I knew this would not just be your ‘average’ wedding.  Tommy and Alyson wanted to include both their heritages in the wedding details.  So we planned a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony for that morning followed by an outdoor ceremony and reception at Copper River Country Club.  Every details was perfect for this wedding, down to the strawberries in every glass of champagne.  Take a look at some of the details in the photos below (Professional Photos from Mariano Friginal Photography)

 

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Posted by: cassandraturner | April 28, 2013

I could look at wedding photos all day long…..

After each wedding, I patiently wait for my photographers to post photos of the wedding.  Mainly, because I was either too busy to take photos myself, or the photos that I did take, are not very worthy of posting.  So I thought I’d post a few of my favorite photos from some of my favorite photographers!Paradise_Springs_Wedding_Pictures_03 Paradise_Springs_Wedding_Pictures_04 Paradise_Springs_Wedding_Pictures_05 Paradise_Springs_Wedding_Pictures_08 Paradise_Springs_Wedding_Pictures_10 Paradise_Springs_Wedding_Pictures_11 Paradise_Springs_Wedding_Pictures_12 Paradise_Springs_Wedding_Pictures_15 Paradise_Springs_Wedding_Pictures_16 Paradise_Springs_Wedding_Pictures_17 Paradise_Springs_Wedding_Pictures_18 Paradise_Springs_Wedding_Pictures_19 Paradise_Springs_Wedding_Pictures_20 Paradise_Springs_Wedding_Pictures_21 Paradise_Springs_Wedding_Pictures_22 Paradise_Springs_Wedding_Pictures_23 Paradise_Springs_Wedding_Pictures_24 Paradise_Springs_Wedding_Pictures_25 Paradise_Springs_Wedding_Pictures_26 Paradise_Springs_Wedding_Pictures_27 Paradise_Springs_Wedding_Pictures_28 Paradise_Springs_Wedding_Pictures_29 Paradise_Springs_Wedding_Pictures_30 Paradise_Springs_Wedding_Pictures_32 Paradise_Springs_Wedding_Pictures_33 Paradise_Springs_Wedding_Pictures_34 Paradise_Springs_Wedding_Pictures_35

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Posted by: cassandraturner | April 28, 2013

Olson/Walter Wedding

Back at the end of 2012, I met a sweet bride who was so excited to get married.  And by excited, I mean, over joyed!  She was so interested in every detail of our planning and wanted her guests to enjoy her wedding day as much as she hoped her and her groom did.  She wanted people to walk away from her wedding with a real sense of the love that she shared with her groom, and I honestly think we accomplished just that.

Jessica and Dylan were married at a private residence in Reedley along the Kings River.  The property was amazing, and if the property owners would let me move in, I totally would! Jessica hired Pardini’s Catering to assist with all the catering details and they did not disappoint!  The menu was one that will always be remembered……hamburgers!  Yep, I said burgers.  And not just hamburgers, but Pardini’s prepared a spread that was perfect for this backyard wedding.  A buffet of Hamburgers with all the fixins, Pulled Chicken Sandwiches, Macaroni and Cheese, Salads and for dessert…….no wedding cake for this couple!  No way!  They shared apple and berry cobbler with their guests, AND ice cream sundaes!  My mouth is watering just remembering all the yummy details from this event.

Jessica had a clear vision of what she wanted her wedding to look like, and as soon as I heard about her ideas, I knew just who to call….Amy DeGraw from Brown Bunny Flowers.  I’m always excited to work with Amy because she has such a unique style and when I’m able to hook her up with my special brides, I always know that they result will be spectacular.  Amy created the perfect look for Jessica and Dylan’s morning wedding, even adding in some of her Vintage Furniture Rentals to complete the look.

Another cool detail at this wedding was the Coca-Cola Toast.  Instead of champagne, the bride and groom served chilled Coca-Cola Bottles to their guests.  So cool!  The groom is a huge Coca-Cola junkie so the bride incorporated the Coca-Cola bottles, not only in the toasts, but also in the decor.  Most of the bottles for the centerpieces came from the bride’s personal collection.

Jessica also introduced me to a new photographer, Bethany Carlson, of Bethany Carlson Photography…..one word, AMAZING!  Not only is her work so personal and representative of the couple, but she is so easy to work with! (And that’s big in my book!)  Check out some of her photos below.

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Photos – Bethany Carlson Photography
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Weddings By Cassandra
Photos – Bethany Carlson Photography
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Flowers – Brown Bunny Flowers
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Posted by: cassandraturner | April 26, 2013

Kandarian/Dourian Wedding

A few years ago I had the pleasure of working with the amazing Kandarian Family, and this past January I got the chance to help them again with a wedding.  Eugene Kandarian and his beautiful bride, Paula, asked me to help with their January wedding.  We had a few hiccups along the way, change in reception venue being the most critical, but all in all, it was a beautiful wedding and they will always hold a special place in my heart.  Check out these amazing photos from Mher Vahakn Photography!

Draping and Linens – Design and Decor by Janice

Flowers – The Flower Basket

Catering – Cosmo’s Catering

Church – St. Gregory’s Armenian Church

Reception – The Dante Club

Rentals – Best Party 

DJ – International DJ

Videography – Extreme Vision Films

Cake – Frosted Cakery

Dance Floor – The Linen Shoppe

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Posted by: cassandraturner | April 24, 2013

Johnson/Dudley Wedding

Sometimes, more often than not, my clients end up becoming my friends after their weddings.  Well, in the case of Emily Johnson and Blake Dudley, the bride, Emily, was already a friend and fellow wedding professional.  Some of you may recognize this bride, she is the one and only, Hair and Make Up by Emily.  She assisted many of my brides on their special days, and it was finally her turn.  After a Disneyland Proposal and a trip to Kleinfields in New York for her perfect wedding dress, it was time to start planning!  We found a great venue and the perfect church, the rest fell into place.  After a relatively long engagement, it was finally time to say ‘I Do’.

Photos by – ThePhotoFriends (Alicia Alejo)

Church – First Congregational Church (The Big Red Church)

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Flowers – Country Charm Flowers

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Reception Site – The Downtown Holiday Inn

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Posted by: cassandraturner | April 24, 2013

Weddings By Cassandra – Back to Blogging!

It’s been a long time since my last blog, so I thought I’d jump back in!  Look for lots of wedding ideas and photos coming soon!

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