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Jen and Chris’s wedding – Valencia, CA
Jen and Chris’s wedding – Valencia, CA
  • Jen and Chris are two of the sweetest, most fun people I’ve ever met.  We were introduced by my dear friend Melissa, who has known the both of them FOREVER, and Jen and I hit it off instantly.  In our initial consultation meeting, we sat and chatted for hours about all of the awesome DIY projects she had planned for the wedding – invites, menus, programs, a canopy full of lanterns, pillows… and crystals, crystals everywhere!  I loved it all from the start and couldn’t wait to see it all in person.

    Jen dreamed up a purple and orange color scheme with a Spanish-inspired flair; ceramic tiles were used as table numbers and as favors that doubled as placecards.  They found Copperhill Catering, an amazing catering team, who created two kinds of paella for dinner, along with tapas and sangria for the cocktail hour and churros and chocolate for dessert.  The guests went wild for Sweet and Saucy Shop’s red velvet and pumpkin cake pops, too!

    Check out some of the amazing shots below, provided by Stephanie Williams Photography, and click here to view more pictures in her blog post.

    The happy couple - Jen and Chris

    The gorgeous crystal bouquet charms were created by Bling Diva Designs.

    The ceremony setup had handmade pinwheels lining both sides of the aisle. Whimsical and delightful!

    A shot of the tablescape, with the aforementioned silkscreened tiles.

    Gorgeous floral centerpieces by Myra at Celebrate Floral - I love the vibrant colors!

    Adorable (and delicious!) cake pops by Sweet and Saucy Shop, and a lovely little cake to go with them. Jen bedazzled the cake stand herself; the cake topper is from Bling Diva Designs.

    The dance/lounge area required some intense setup - Chris and his parents built this canopy frame and set it up the day before the wedding; I got to hang the lanterns the next morning. It looked positively magical, especially after the sun went down.

    The lounge pillows were all custom made by a friend of the family, and each one of them was unique!

    I laughed so hard when I saw this picture. Definitely my favorite shot of the day! The smilebooth was provided by Emmycube Photography.

    All in all, it was a gorgeous day full of love and happiness.  Jen and Chris, I’m so glad I had the chance to get to know you and be a part of such a beautiful celebration!  And huge thanks are due to the amazing vendors I got to work with:

    Venue:  Tesoro Adobe Historic Park in Valencia, CA

    Photographer:  Stephanie Williams Photography

    Videographer:  Roberto Fonseca

    Catering:  Copperhill Catering

    Florist:  Celebrate Floral

    DJ:  C&J – Carol and Jeff

    Dessert:  Sweet and Saucy Shop

    Smilebooth:  Emmycube Photography

    Cake Toppers & Bling:  Bling Diva Designs

    Giant Balloons (not shown):  Me to You Balloons


About The Author

Katrina Hetrick

I started The Cheshire Kat Design Studio after designing stationery and paper products for my own wedding in 2008. Since then, I've branched out into event coordination as well, and the paper side of the studio continues to grow with our newest addition: letterpress! Everything I do is completely custom for each client, so contact me with your ideas and we'll work out something fabulous!

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  • Jennifer W 07.29.2010

    Kat, thank you so much for the most magical day ever! If it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t have had the best day of my life- you were such a delight to work with and I’m so happy to have met {thanks Melissa} you! You completely understand the vision and I cannot wait for all the new projects you have lined up! Chris and I are so pleased with your work and how well everything turned out! You are one of a kind!

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