I’m finding it impossible to find words worthy of this stunning, and I mean stunning, art-deco inspired wedding captured by Josh Gruetzmacher Photography. Because as hard as I try, words just won’t do this seriously stylish soiree justice. So do yourself a favor today, and get lost long enough in this gorgeous gallery to really soak up every last moment, because ladies and gents, it doesn’t get better than this.
From the Bride…Aaron and I met at a Halloween party the day I moved from San Francisco to New York in 2010. We instantly clicked initially as friends, but quickly became inseparable.
From the moment we started planning, we knew we wanted our wedding to reflect our style, but most importantly we wanted our loved ones to have a really fun and memorable night. Since both of us grew up in California, we decided to have our wedding in my hometown, Sacramento. We were going for an Art Deco inspired vibe. We only looked at 3 venues in Sacramento, and we when stepped into the Sacramento Grand Ballroom we knew it was the one. Built as a bank in 1912, it’s one of the most historic buildings in downtown Sacramento, with beautiful architecture and 45-foot gold leaf ceilings.
Aaron and I were planning our wedding from across the country, so we wanted to make sure we had a great team helping us along the way. We were fortunate enough to find incredible vendors that understood our vision and made our day so special and magical. In hindsight, we’re glad we didn’t compromise on our photographer, DJ, and wedding planner.
I spent the morning getting ready with my bridesmaids at The Citizen Hotel. For the bridesmaids dresses, I chose blush and grey as the color palate, with the girls wearing different styles. To pull the look together, I gave each girl a necklace from Baublebar. The groomsmen wore midnight blue tuxedos from The Black Tux and a white flower lapel pin, instead of boutonnieres.
When we walked into the reception, we were blown away by how gorgeous and romantic the venue was. The ballroom was filled with candlelights, gorgeous white flowers and feathers in tall silver candelabras, and accents of gold throughout. Our DJ set the tone perfectly for each part of the reception. Our beautiful and delicious cake was made by my two talented aunts. For our favors, we had cookies from our favorite New York City bakery, Momofuku.
Our perfect day exceeded all our expectations and we could not have imagined a better way to start our lives together.
Photographer: Josh Gruetzmacher Photography | Photography: Josh Gruetzmacher Photography | Wedding Planner: Jessica Andrews Events | Ceremony Venue: St Francis Parish | Reception Venue: Event Architects | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Lighting: Mr. DJ Event Services | DJ: Scratch Weddings | Wedding Favors: Momofuku Milk Bar | Hotel: JDV Hotels | Bride's Dress: La Sposa | Bride's Hair And Makeup: Something Blue By Kaci Stoots | Bride's Rings: Anna Sheffield Bridal | Bridesmaids Jewelry: Bauble Bar | Bridesmaids Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar | Groom Tuxedo: Rag & Bone | Groom's Bow Tie: Hugo Boss Red Label | Groom's Hair: Travis Speck | Groom's Ring: Cartier | Groom's Shoe: Del Toro | Groomsmen Lapel Pins: Etherealflowers | Groomsmen Tuxedo Rentals: The Black Tux | Photobooth: Night Owl Photo Booth | Transportation Service: Universal Limo