Sacramento Wedding at The Citizen Hotel by Kate Whelan Events™
April 11, 2012
California, am I in love with this stunning bride's wedding day style.  Her dazzling Jenny Packham gown and glorious headpiece have me seriously giddy - and are the PERFECT compliment to a day that is simply brimming with fabulous details, pretty blue hues and a stop-you-in-your-tracks vintage vibe.  Kate Whelan Events™ planned every last moment to absolute perfection and, lucky for us, Sarah Maren Photographers was on hand to capture it all.  See every last spectacular moment here.

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From Kate of Kate Whelan Events™... Jillian and Dustin have a fantastic sense of style, and it certainly shone through on their wedding day! Jillian's stunning Jenny Packham dress with a lace-up back and incredible headpiece was the perfect complement to Dustin's black velvet tuxedo and matching Tom Ford black velvet bow tie. Using Jillian's platinum and sapphire engagement ring as a starter, we designed an event with lots of sapphire blue stripes, silver, pearl, lemon yellow and aqua details. The bridesmaids wore elegant, long, blue gowns and carried beautiful bouquets of ivory blossoms sprinkled with touches of yellow blooms, velvety gray dusty miller and large pearls. Jillian's bouquet included many of the same flowers in ivory tones but sparkled with brooches and pearl strands. The boys all wore black suits with sola flower boutonnieres and charms that signified each unique personality.

The ceremony was beautifully candlelit, with a mirrored backdrop flanked by tealights overhead and a table and aisle swagged with pearl strands. The wedding party walked down the aisle to an acoustic guitar showcasing Bright Eyes and Beatles tunes. The cocktail hour brought guests up to the draped terrace, where they enjoyed comfort food-style hors d'oeuvres and a blue raspberry signature martini. The room was swathed in ambient uplighting, and tables were draped in crushed blue velvet and textural blue rosette linens. Centerpieces sat tall atop carved silver stands and the lush blooms were draped in pearl strands, while mercury glass vessels with shimmering candles flanked the bases. A lounge area of vintage silver velvet sofas and silver leather ottomans bordered the dance floor. At the reception, guests were served wine and tasted cake from the groom's family winery and bakery. Once the dance party began, the uplighting changed to aqua to bring a new ambiance to the room.

Wedding Photography: Sarah Maren Photographers / Wedding Venue + Catering: The Citizen Hotel in Sacramento, California / Event Design + Planning: Kate Whelan Events™ / Floral Design: Flourish / Wedding Cake: The Dancing Fox / Wedding Invitations: Kate Whelan Events™ / DJ: Extreme Productions / Linens: La Tavola + Wildflower Linen / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals + Celebrations / Lounge: Hartmann Studios / Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham / Bride's Shoes: Manolo Blahnik / Makeup: Hello Glam
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