Are you searching for inspirational wedding ideas or the latest wedding trends in America? Sacramento Bride & Groom is Northern California’s wedding guide. As you’ll see from our stories & photos below, we cover everything from Beautiful Boho Flowers to The Photo Booth, The Sparkler Exit & Craft Beer Wedding Chic.

Mansion Magic

Magic is in the air…Grand Island Mansion is all about amazing weddings. Whether out on the grounds, or inside the mansion, you’re bound to have the event of your dreams. Whether a quiet Sunday morning intimate affair, to a large family gathering in the tent, this venue can take care of your needs for the…

Elegant Garden

Peaceful, shaded and private, The Palms in Chico is a hidden gem. The team at We Do Designs created this elegant ceremony and reception for an elegant garden wedding to remember. White, ivory and blush paired with willowy draping and you’ve got a glamorous ceremony site. Inside, we find a hanging floral crown over the…

NEW! Foil-Pressed Invites – Sale on any Save-The-Dates

Metallic options are trending in weddings for 2019 and 2020. Gold, silver, copper are all popular. Foil has always been a favorite of mine – back to my print shop days. When a client wanted a business system that really popped, foil was the obvious choice. Today, it’s not quite the expensive process it was…

The Sparkler Exit

It used to be tradition to throw rice as the couple left the ceremony to the reception. However, most venues these days have restrictions on what you can toss. Rice is bad for the birds, bird seed is messy. Flower petals are pretty, but leave behind a mess too. And confetti and glitter are out…

Espirit D’Elegance

The elegant outdoor space at Sheldon Inn was perfect for this modern and glamorous evening wedding. From Rolls Royce to lush table settings, art, and specialty lighting, the end result was Esprit d’Elegance. Whether a rehearsal dinner or intimate wedding, make the day glow! What’s trending? Dark and dramatic linens with warm caramel accent napkin,…

Evening Glam

Glamour is in for 2019! And glam it up we did at the classy Vizcaya Pavilion & Mansion in Sacramento. Our stylist, Kami Storz of Sound Image Entertainment wanted to display something clean and elegant and with the help of other creative vendors, created this stunning evening wedding. The ceremony site was magical with an…

5 Unique Wedding Favor Ideas

Considering that the biggest and the most highly anticipated day is coming your way, you can’t focus on everything at once. You have to start planning months in advance in order to make everything perfect. Of course, you and your wedding gown will be the most talked about topic, but your guests shouldn’t be left…

Magical Meadow

THE VENUE Now under new ownership, the historic Sloughhouse Inn has been renovated and renamed Meadowlands Restaurant. You’ll find a lush greenbelt surrounding the building, with a large grassy area perfect for wedding ceremonies under the permanent wooden arch structure. Say your vows overlooking the creek, surrounded by large, mature trees with plenty of shade.…

Her Morning Elegance

[Photography/Art Directions]  Sephory Photography – @sephoryphotography [Stationery]  Adorn Invitations – @adorninvitations [Venue]  Windsor Hotel – @hotel_windsor [Model]  Selma from Chadwick Models – @selmalunde [Dresses]  Galia Lahav – @galialahav Cassandra Renee – @cassandrareneecouture Eternal Bridal – @eternalbridal [Crowns]  Viktoria Novak – @viktorianovak [Flowers]  Chloe Lashay Floristry – @chloelashayfloristry [Wedding Invitations]  Bwedding Invitations – @invitationbwedding [Custom Printing] …

Spring Forward: Up and Coming Wedding Trends to Look For

The summer wedding season has just ended, but couples are already preparing for their 2019 nuptials. If you’re getting married next year, then chances are you’ve already started thinking about the special touches you’d like to incorporate into your ceremony and reception. Trends in the wedding industry come and go quickly, so couples may find…

Decor Profile: Harmon & Betha

Be social media worthy with a glamorous reception! Blush and white, gold and mirrors, this incredible celebration went beyond the pale. Mirrored furniture reflected all the beauty surrounding it and became the focal point for the wedding festivities. Clear is a new trend shown here in classic candelabras, chargers, glassware and chairs. Gold and blush…

Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead. When this theme popped up during a brainstorming session, we knew the exact place to make it a reality. Mission on the Hill in Vacaville was the perfect fit – as a modern facility built to replicate an old California mission, it was ideal! The color palette was a fun and…

Romance Isn’t Dead

Romance is back! Let’s embrace the all-important and almost forgotten R-word and take inspiration from this beautiful and romantic photoshoot. Embracing the freedom to make decisions together and delight in the romance and private moments of the day is the part of your wedding day that will stay in your heart forever. Styled and captured…

Dessert & Decor

Your wedding cake is a work of art and don’t be afraid to showcase it! Whether your event budget is big or small, give the cake table some extra love! A touch of greenery for an already artistic cake, silky linens and candles, little flowers and signage, and glamour to showcase the sparkle. Let our…

Clean & Clear

With the Tower Bridge just steps from the entrance to Embassy Suites Sacramento Riverfront Promenade, we had to set up our first ceremony site with it in view. With such a scenic backdrop, we didn’t need to add much to the spacious outdoor patio. A draped altar, clear hanging vases with vases of greens made…

Modern Metallic

Bold, elegant and modern describe this treatment of ballroom and ceremony garden at Hilton Sacramento Arden West! With the help of great design team, wedding planner Stephanie Webber of A Daydream Wedding made this space look absolutely stunning. We knew we had something special here when even the Hilton’s staff was impressed by how great…

True Romance

Weddings are romance, and in this case it was very true with our real life couple, Yuri & Stephen Lott. Newly married, this beautiful couple came out with us to the Grand Island Mansion.  Our love birds arrived in a horse-drawn carriage, shared a first look, then headed off to the ceremony site. Hundreds of…

Bridal Bouquets – What’s Your Style?

BOHEMIAN Loosely arranged with dangling greens like eucalyptus and an assortment of seasonal blooms from roses to lilies. Oversized and free form. BRIGHTS Spring time is great for an assortment of bright and lively colors. Peonies, sweet pea, freesia makes an incredibly fragrant bouquet. Let the cheery palette reflect your happy day. DRAMATIC Touch up…

Wedding Table Trends: Light to Dark with Clear Elements

Signature White Starting with light, our stylist Liz of Signature Events and Design went with clean and bright with some shimmer. White linen with sheer chiffon sparkle overlay, white chargers, napkin and chair. Simple glass water goblets and varying clear candle holders with LED candles complete this sparkling table top. The show stoppers are the…

Bohemia, The King of Punjabi Rap

Bohemia and Sunny Celebrating their Anniversary Contemporary Fusion Style Sacramento Bride and Groom is delighted to feature Bohemia and his beautiful wife Sunny as they were preparing to celebrate their third anniversary. Sunny was gracious enough to answer a few questions for us. How did you meet? We met casually through mutual friends, but we…

Garden Delight

Neutrals are trending, and perfect for clients who want a simple, and elegant look. This gorgeous Shantung Coppen Blue, adds a stunning experience in the centerpieces, napkins, cake table and welcome table linens. This contrast can be implemented in any setting whether it be rustic, traditional or modern. Be social media worthy with a rustic…

Fresh Country

ceremony setting Green grass, mature oak, idyllic pond and rustic barn make Field & Pond one the best outdoor venues around. For the ceremony, Jenn Robirds Events brought out a mixture of benches and chairs, flower arrangements along the grassy aisle, while Three Palm Events hung lighted rattan orbs from the majestic oak. Simple and…

Beauty and The Beast Theme Wedding

When the live action version of Beauty and The Beast came out we knew the perfect place to make this theme come to life. The Grand Island Mansion was of course happy to oblige, since they were fans themselves. With elegant touches added to the Collonade Room and dramatic lighting for both ceremony and dancing,…

Country Dream

THE VENUE This majestic working olive grove surrounded by picturesque hills is Seka Hills, a new venue for weddings and events in the heart of the Capay Valley. The photos were taken while the fires in Napa were still going, otherwise you’d see the sweeping landscape of trees and golden hills. The majestic oak close…

Vintage Glamour

If you love vintage weddings, what can be more glamorous than Vizcaya for this beautiful display? Karen Caskey of An Impressive Event coordinated this stunning display of blush, gold and ivory with vintage tableware and decor pieces. The tables were adorned with pale pink sequin linens, head table with ruffles. Table settings consisted of clear…

Craft Beer Wedding Chic

Craft beer has exploded in Sacramento, and we at the magazine are excited to see it making its way into weddings. After brewing a special batch of beer just for pre-wedding parties and receptions, we had some fun setting up a craft beer inspired reception and entry table. Hops were used as a garland and…

Urban Chic

The coordination team at Something Planned Events pulled together this great urban chic theme which suited this intimate space perfectly. With tons of exposed brick inside and out plus polished cement floors, it was easy to add a little rustic and glam to the room. A farm table was designated for the bride and groom,…

Vintage Boho

Looking for a great venue with that cool downtown vibe? Studio 817 is exactly that. Exposed brick, high ceilings, glass roll-up doors and courtyard with Sacramento as your backdrop. Vintage furniture, lanterns, chiavari chairs and a variety of candle holders decorated the ceremony area, lounge and reception area. Studio 817 has a large selection of…

At the Altar

What do you do with a with a lot of blank space? Paved patios, wooden decks, outdoor lighting, numerous flowerbeds and large mature trees without any buildings to work in or around. When Sharri Black at Three Palm Events saw the landscape, she was able to visualize how to make 3 different designs for the…

Bright & Bold Bridal Shower

Brighten IT UP! While you may be thinking pastels for the wedding day, break out the color for the pre-wedding celebrations. Bold and cheerful colors make it clear that fun was the theme of this girls gathering. On a private patio we put together a color scheme that really pops, with hot pink, teal blue,…

Summer Soirée – A Micro Wedding

The vision for this simple Summer Soirée was a micro wedding for newly married Tom and Hannah Wright and their friends. With having had a backyard wedding with family, we were pleased to give them a second celebration in the latest micro wedding style. With just 20 guests, the planning and set-up was easy. The…

Table Trends: Design with Flowers

After seeing the remarkable entry presented by Accents by Sage for the tabletop design contest at the California State Fair, we just had to share. This very original design started with a centerpiece using a large gnarled piece of wood as the receptacle for a true statement piece. With this as the focal point, Cheryl…

Passionate Purple

Here’s a posh look: combine similar colors to create a monochromatic theme. A purple color palette with burgundy, fuschia and red accents was selected. You can see how beautifully these worked together. Gold accents provide just the right amount of sparkle to make the whole design a visual feast, from the ballroom to the ceremony…

What’s Your Style?

modern Suffering from barn burnout? Then perhaps a clean, modern look is the way to go. Black or Navy with White, interesting patterns and clean lines. Oversized vases and other decor pieces that make a statement. Clear glass with a touch of glamour. A bundle of contrasting pillows for the lounge. A pop of color…

Something Blue

Something old, something new, something borrowed and Something Blue! Gloria at Dogwood Party Rentals had an amazing collection of blue and white plates, vases and jars which inspired this look. Vizcaya was the perfect location for this elegant style. Navy pinstripe linens with a wider navy/white striped ribbon paired nicely. Silver vases, candle holders and…

Magical Metallics

How do you make an already perfect venue even more spectacular? That was the challenge for event planner Nicole Reece of Elegant Inspirations at the Historic Grand Island Mansion. Accents by Sage started with the classic simplicity of bright white florals at the ceremony site, setting off the impeccably verdant landscape. Next was the mansion’s…

Summer Splash

The ceremony starts with a rustic birch arch, topped with a summer blend of seasonal florals in soft pastels with a pop of bright pink. Mismatched antique chairs and an easy aisle runner of lighted lanterns brings the walkway to light. The enclosed courtyard is perfect for the cocktail hour. The lounge makes a great…

The Photo Booth

Lots of fun for everyone and a terrific way to give your guests a memento of your wedding. Types of Booths closed The original tried and true photo booth. Bench seat, curtain over the door. Always fun to see how many people can squeeze into the shot. Once your 4 shots are taken, the machine…

Roaring 20s

Who says a barn wedding needs to be rustic? Not us! We called upon Nicole Reese from Elegant Inspirations to help us bring the 20s into the 2000’s with this beautifully inspired wedding theme. Using emerald, black and gold, along with feathery florals, she brought the vision to life. Our couple wore a black tux…

Kentucky Derby

A little vintage, a little boho, this Southern style themed shoot has both. Willow Creek Events let us play in both the small barn and under their deluxe outdoor tented area. The surrounding property is lush with mature trees, flowers and lots of grass. Photo opportunities abound! The tables we set up in the small…

Pretty in Pink

Fairy tales come true at Grand Island Mansion. Designed with your inner princess in mind, this delicate pink and gold Spring afternoon tea is perfection. Vintage china, gold chargers and flatware, cut crystal glassware, with a mixture of pink and gold linens. Varying heights of delightful Spring centerpieces featuring Peony, Orchid, Ranunculus, Snapdragon, Sweet Pea,…

Pretty It Up – Display Buffets

DESSERTS: With the focus on sweet treats, this stunning display does not disappoint! Mix and match any confection to make it custom to your taste. FRUIT & VEGGIES: Food stations are incredibly popular and this one will allow guests to snack throughout the evening on healthy alternatives for vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. CANDY: With…

Light IT UP

Light up the night at any indoor or outdoor venue with one of these lighting trends. The Ceremony Grand Island Mansion was the backdrop for us as we explored ways to take this already glamorous venue to new heights. With 2 ceremony options, the crew at Sound Image Entertainment created magical looks for both. The…

Bridal Blooms Fall 2017

Bouquets are not the tight rounds of years past. Look for Bohemian style — loose or cascading with lots of ribbons and dangling greens. Centerpieces are also branching out, with interesting greens and seasonal flowers in different stands and vases. Explore what your florist offers for rentals, you may find something suited to your theme.…

Greenery – 2017 Color of the Year

Great greens have been styling weddings for several years, but in 2017 it really exploded. So many colors and varieties, lining tables and arches, adorning signs, chairs and cakes, we can’t wait to see more! VENUE: Courtyard D’Oro PHOTOS: Wendy Hithe, Photographer STYLIST: A Daydream Wedding DECOR RENTALS: We Do Designs [FLOWERS] Rosae Floral Boutique…

Beautiful Boho Flowers

Sacramento Bride & Groom was graciously allowed to attend the wedding day of Ashley & Michael as they prepared to get married at Vizcaya Mansion & Pavilion. The florist, Wild Flowers Design Group, was the star of the day with some stunning flowers on this lovely Spring afternoon. Lush eucalyptus, succulents, fragrant peach and pink…

Wedding Decor Trends Summer/Fall 2017

Hanging Installations From chandeliers to dangling flowers and greenery, if you can hang it, it’s fair game. Great way to enhance a tall ceiling, or create a pretty entrance way. Over the table, and certainly ceremony, dangle some pretty decor!     Wood Natural wood is everywhere. Farm tables, chairs, containers and slabs. Driftwood for…

King’s Table

The Inspiration Check out the hot new trend for 2017: The King’s Table. The common element in all three were the flowers and garlands. Lavender, gray and light blue were chosen for the palettes, mixed with silver, gold, brown and ivory. The Lilac Table was decked out with velvet linens and small cake place cards.…

What’s Trending Winter/Spring 2017

Mismatched Gowns & Colors Matching exactly is out, mismatched is in. Let the girls pick from a variety of complimentary shades in your color palette along with a dress style they feel comfortable in. Guys – same idea with vests and ties.   Lighted Signs Small to large, inside and outside, lighted signs are everywhere.…

2017 Color Trends for Weddings

PASTELS Inspired by the Blush craze, pastels are still a favorite. Peach, lavender, dusty shades of blue and green are new colors we will be seeing more of in 2017 and beyond. NEW NEUTRALS Grey and Ivory are becoming more popular for accent shades. Add silver or pewter chargers to tables. Mix Ivory in with…

Dramatic Draping

Whether you’ve selected a ballroom, barn, tent or hall, you can soften up any space with a draped ceiling. No ceremony site? Professional draping can make something from nothing. It can also enhance any gazebo or arch structure. Also a great way to delineate a space or hide ugly features. Make private areas for caterers…