Heather + John

How did you meet?

At a wine bar about 3 months after my father passed away. His smile made my heart skip a beat and made me truly smile for the first time in 3 months.

When did you know they were the one?

It was Christmas 2019 and my favorite childhood ornament broke. He searched all over for weeks trying to find the exact same one, but he couldn’t. So he found on that was similar. I knew when I opened that present and saw the ornament that he was my forever.

What are your three favourite attributes of your partner?

His strength. His commitment/loyalty. His heart.

Who proposed and how?

He proposed a few days before Christmas in a garden full of Christmas lights.

Where did you fall in love with your dress and why?

I first saw my dress online (Pinterest) and found that A & be’ bridal in Sacramento carried Made with Love. I tried on every Made With Love style dress they had and fell in love with Lola.

What was the best moment for you at your wedding? 

The ceremony! I spent so much time planning the party that I didn’t put much thought into the ceremony (I had a beautiful celebrant who did all of the planning), so when the time came I was so surprised at how much I loved it. It’s just so special to see that all of those people showed up to celebrate our love!

What were your favourite details?

One of my favorite details was a tribute to my dad on the first chair in the first row at our ceremony. I felt he was with me on my day even though he could not be there is person. My second favorite was our flowers. Filled with greenery to the fullest and the most stunning white and blush roses.

What advice would you tell other brides?

Enjoy your day and don’t stress on the little things. Things may not go as planned, but once you say I DO it makes everything perfect. The day is for you and your soon to be husband, cherish the time you spend with him at your wedding.

Any standout vendors?

Irongate Garden Inn, Chico CA
M Creations, Durham CA
Ernest & Aurelia, Chico CA




Ernest & Aurelia


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