As with many of our brides, I met Brandy in the Facebook group, DisBrides on Disney Brides Diary. Brandy was the first California wedding we booked (although, we booked and photographed Courtney & Jacob’s California wedding last summer). I’m pretty sure we have been planning Brandy & Charles’ wedding for at least a full year. It came so fast!
Brandy & Charles chose the historic Sterling Hotel in Sacramento for their venue – ceremony and reception. It is absolutely beautiful! We started the day around 7:00am with the girls getting ready…
Steve couldn’t resist taking Brandy’s shoes on their own photo session…
That veil! O. M. G!!!
Brayden enjoyed watching Mickey Mouse while the girls were getting ready.
Can you see the blue in Charles’ ring? So cool!
Brandy’s mom was absolutely beautiful!
Brandy’s dad putting adding her grandmother’s pearls…
I spy hidden Mickey’s…
The new Mr. & Mrs!!!
The Bailey Family!
Brandy – you are stunning!
Just look at these shoes!
I love, love, love this idea for a guest book!
The cake was awesome!
Oh yeah – they also had a Cinderella carriage! They had it for two hours. We got to follow along and take some photos around downtown Sacramento. You can see the live video we took while following the carriage HERE…
We then stopped at the Capital Building. This was the number one photo on our list of photos needing to be captured. Due to an event going on at the time, we were not able to get very close. Everything was gated off with security. However, the carriage drivers found this spot. It worked!
Once we were done with the carriage, we headed back to The Sterling to grab some photos we weren’t able to get earlier in the day…
Brandy & Charles – thank you SO MUCH for allowing us to spend your day with you! We are honored that you allowed us to capture the beginning of your happily ever after. Your day was absolutely beautiful and perfect! We hope you are enjoying your honeymoon. We wish you many years of happiness.
Brandy & Charles’ Wedding Team
Venue (Ceremony & Reception) – The Sterling Hotel
Wedding Cake – Karen’s Bakery
DJ – Elliot with Morningstar Entertainment
Videographer – Patrick & Jessica with Blue Bus Films
Hair & Makeup – Ashley Grinell & Courtney Dodds
Wedding Flowers – Brandy’s mother
Brandy’s Dress – JJ House (on-line)
Bridesmaids’ Dresses – David’s Bridal
Men’s Suits – Tuxedo Den
Girls’ Shoes – The Inspired Redhead
Photo Booth – Photo Booth Bookings
Cinderella Carriage – Vintage Carriage Company
Behind the scenes…