Northern California Wedding Planner | TJ Farms Wedding - Dara & Nick

One of the best perks of the "job" is getting to step into such a special world with each couple and learn about their love story.  We meet family members, wedding party and close friends of the couple who are all there to support two people on their big day.  With Nick and Dara we shared morning phone sessions, emails, site visits & text messages throughout the months of planning their TJ Farms wedding.  

We were so excited that Dara and Nick were working with Matthew Lim Photography as we had been following his work on Instagram and loved his eye for detail.  Their engagement session photos literally made us a little misty eyed because he just really "got" them and brought their love story to the photo so perfectly.

One of our fav's from Nick and Dara's engagement session, captured by Matthew Lim Photography

One of our fav's from Nick and Dara's engagement session, captured by Matthew Lim Photography

Dara and Nick chose Hotel Diamond for getting ready before their ceremony, and we love all of the beautiful shots of the details.  Her dress, those shoes and hey we'd say Nick cleaned up pretty nice! These quiet moments leading up to the first look are just what the couple needs to gather their thoughts and prepare for the big day.


If you're on the fence about doing a first look, we think these next few images are a perfect example of the beauty of having these few extra shots before the ceremony!  The lighting and architectural details of Hotel Diamond set the scene for Dara and Nick's first look.


To say that Dara and Nick's guests came to party in an understatement! These folks danced, they laughed and they celebrated with the newlyweds all night long!


We are so thankful to have been a part of this day and that we had such a fabulous team of event partners to support Dara and Nick, each element came together seamlessly thanks to their hard work!

Photographer: Matthew Lim Photography // Wedding Venue: TJ Farms // Catering: Panighetti's Eatery //Hair & Make-up: Salon Diamond // Florist: Cambray Rose //Cake: Mims Bakery //DJ: Netsound Pro // Rentals: WeDo Designs and Party Dogs // Planning & Design: The 530 Bride // Videography: Jordan & Trevor Clavery of World CTZN // Transportation: Bus Man Holiday Tour

Northern California Wedding Planner | Patrick Ranch Wedding ~ Claudia & Kevin

We didn't want this wedding to end; wonderful couple, beautiful details, good music..perfect!

Claudia and Kevin are busy professionals who have a lot on their plate, but every time we had our planning sessions or meetings Claudia was the most relaxed and easy going bride.  Her calm energy told me that she was ready to marry this man, the rest was just icing on the cake.    

Patrick Ranch was really a wonderful backdrop for Claudia and Kevin's wedding day.  When we think rustic elegance, the charm of this beautiful wedding venue in Durham, California is the first in line.

Photos courtesy of  DaffodilHill Photography

Photos courtesy of DaffodilHill Photography

Incorporating both of their personalities and heritage was important to them, and we think that guests really enjoyed the bagpipe player during the ceremony processional and then being welcomed into the cocktail hour by a surprise mariachi band!

Cambray Rose Florist added the color and texture that Claudia loved, which mixed perfectly with the details and atmosphere of their wedding day at Patrick Ranch Museum.   Take a look at some of their highlight photos captured by DaffodilHill Photography.  Danielle is not only a wonderful photographer but she has a very calm and sweet energy about her, which really helps a bride relax on her wedding day. 

After the wedding, Claudia and Kevin honeymooned in Hawaii.  We loved seeing all of their adventure photos from their excursions.  Cheers to the Gorman's! 

Venue: Patrick Ranch Museum
Photographer: DaffodilHill Photography
Caterer: Norcal Catering 
Rentals: Chico Party Rentals
Florist: Cambray Rose Florist
Coordination: The 530 Bride 
Vintage Lounge: Lounge A-Go-Go
DJ: Miguel Barajas 
Honeymoon Travel: Durfee Travel