Continuing today’s celebration of chic is an intimate Sacramento soiree infused with a touch of old school glam. And while there’s so much to love about this most gorgeous affair, I can’t help but fixate on the Bride and her impeccable sense of style. Prepare to get cozy while pouring over all the beautiful imagery from Jenn Bartell in the full gallery here.
From the Bride… Greco and I met almost 8 years ago in college when our professor helped set us up and boy are we thankful he did! When we got engaged and started planning our wedding, we both knew a few things: we wanted it intimate, personal and DIY as much as possible. We also knew that if we were to get married in Sacramento, there would be no other place to suit us, but Mulvaney’s B & L. A wonderful restaurant located in the heart of downtown in an old firehouse, this was the place where we always went for a dinner date. Very intimate and friendly, the patio was so gorgeous with the red brick from the building and the greenery canopying over. Their event space was an old converted garage that had a very urban feel with big barn doors that could open to the street.
Planning the wedding was so much fun to create and collect items that we would be able to keep after the day was over. I hunted down milk glass, bottles, tarnished trays, and found really cheap paintings with good frames that I turned into chalkboards. I also used Etsy to make a stamp logo to “brand” the programs and used gold paint and letter stamps to create table numbers and card stock for the guest book. I absolutely love vintage chandeliers and wanted to incorporate them into the event space to soften the room and continue to create that urban/vintage feel. We were on a budget and with a little extra time and a lot of painting, we created our vision.
We were very fortunate to have talented friends who agreed to help create our perfect day. One good friend did all the flowers and helped set up so much that I could not on the day of. We asked another friend to perform the ceremony and cocktail hour music (all Beatles) and to this day, the recording of the ceremony song gives me the chills. He was spectacular. Finally we had another close friend perform the very personal ceremony, on an iPad to boot!
When the day was here, it was clear how much time and energy our friends and family gave to us. It was a day full of so much emotion, especially from my husband, which touched me so deeply. We found a way to make a wedding that represented my love of décor, our love of music and food and most of all, our love for eachother. We were also very fortunate to have some special guests from Sweden and my grandparents, who at 87 and 95, were such troopers on that hot summer day. It was a day that we will never forget and get to re-live a little each time we go to Mulvaney’s for dinner!
Wedding Photography: Jenn Bartell Photography + Design / Wedding Venue: Mulvaney’s B&L in Sacramento, California / Floral Design: Katie Heringer Lesh / Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental / Chandeliers: The Find / Ceremony Music: Kris Anaya / DJ: DJ CrookOne / Bride’s Dresses and Belt + Maid of Honor’s Dress: J.Crew / Bride’s Necklace: Vintage / Hair: Ashley Streicher / Makeup: Beauty by Suzanne Barnett / Groom + Best Man’s Suit: Suit Supply