Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Applewhite!

Christine and Nick recently exchanged vows at the Arroyo Room on April 21st, 2012.  Here are some snapshots to enjoy while they are relaxing on their honeymoon in Puerto Rico.  Christine & Nick were featured as an engaged couple, and you can read about their engagement here.

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On The Road to I Do ~ Christine & Nick

Excitement is in the air for Christine and Nick who plan to walk down the aisle on April 21st, 2012! Christine moved to Chico to attend CSUC and studied music.  Christine enjoys bikeriding and hiking in Bidwell Park, and watching movies with Nick! Christine was born and raised in Sacramento, CA and visits family there often.  Currently working as CNA at Chico Care Center, and enjoys providing care to the residents.

Nick was born in Sacramento, but raised in Chico, CA.  He attended Butte College and WECA for his Electrician Certification.  He is currently working with Ostendorf Electric as a journeyman. Nick enjoys watching Football and UFC Fights, and likes to play guitar.  He is a big fan of the New York Giants.

Christine and Nick knew they wanted to get married, and already had their rings picked out.  On Friday December 16, 2011 Nick greeted Christine with flowers when she got home from work then took her to dinner at Olive Garden. They went to see the movie "The Sitter" which Christine wasn't initially happy about but it turned out to work in Nick's favor. They drove up the old Hwy, found a place to lay a blanket down to look at the stars, after a few minutes he got up and said some really sweet things then popped the question. Christine happily said Yes!

Christine and Nick found their dream wedding rings at Fred Meyers Jewelers in Chico, CA.

Once it was official, the couple began planning their wedding right away and couldn't wait to tell everyone! You can read how Christine and Nick met by checking out their wedding website here.  A friend of the family took their engagment pictures in Old Town Sacramento.

When I first spoke with Christine about her wedding plans, it was clear that it was important to her and Nick to find a venue that was easily accessible for their grandparents.  Since they chose an April wedding date, they also knew they wanted a venue that offered enough space to hold the ceremony and reception indoors if needed due to rain.

The couple chose The Arroyo Room which is a very convenient and affordable venue offering enough space to hold their ceremony & reception indoors.   Their colors are purple, Silver & Black and Christine has chosen purple Calla Lilies as her wedding flower.

Christine's Bachelorette Party was Little Black Dress theme (except the bride-to-be of course!) and was held in Chico, CA.

Dinner was at Ojiya, a Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar.  The restaurant features VIP rooms with Hibachi Grill tables which is perfect for a group up to 12 people. After dinner, the ladies too the Karaoke Taxi Cab for a spin and headed downtown! This taxi cab is like no other, it really gets the party started!  Check out the Karaoke Taxi Cab, you can reserve your ride by calling (530) 402-SING (7464)

When it came to choosing a honeymoon location, we referred Christine to Lynn Wilson owner of Shared Travel in Chico, CA.   Lynn is your go-to source for planning a trip, and for creating a personalized honeymoon registry.

Nick and Christine chose Puerto Rico for their honeymoon destination.   Their guests can contribute to their honeymoon by selecting items and activities such as a romantic candlelit dinner, a day at the spa, or a deep sea fishing excursion.  Sounds like the perfect romantic get-away!

Check back for all of the details of Christine & Nick's big day!

The 530 Bride Visits the Chico Bridal Showcase

The Chico Bridal Showcase had a great turn out today, with crowds of local brides and grooms planning their wedding.  Many couples attended with their entourage of friends & family members.  Brides from Chico, Orland, Redding, Red Bluff, Corning, Gridley & other local areas came to book services with the areas premier vendors.  Photographers, caterers, bakeries, wedding venues, florists & event design, DJ's and many other specialty vendors were among the show exhibitors. Couples recieved raffle tickets to enter into the prize wheel, for chances to win everything from wedding packages, gift baskets, photography sessions, and more.  You can imagine the excitement when a bride learns she has won one of these great prizes! There were many bridesmaids & other wedding party members who attended with their bride-to-be and they were there to help with everything from holding the brides bag, writing her information on the various vendor drawing entry forms, & of course tasting cakes & catering samples!

Inspiration Lane offered brides the opporunity to see examples of decor and table-top design by vendors including Cambray Rose Florists, Dream Coordination Group (Salvagno's Event Designers), Jaz Events, Special Times Catering & WeDo Designs.  Nice Work Everyone! Lovely Layers Cakery

K Stone Photography

Top Tier Cake Design

I enjoyed meeting with vendors and saw a lot of new faces, brides really have so many wonderful & professional vendors to choose from for their wedding needs! Some of the other exhibitors included: Dustlight Wedding Videos          TreCreative Film & Video

Blue Sugar Cupcakes                  Dream Coordination Group

Snapshots Photobooth               Shared Travel

Tracy Lynn Photography        LeRoy's Video Productions

CLS Communications             The Arroyo Room

Reflective Images                   CARD Community Center

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company    WeDo Designs

Cyr Photography                     Heavenly Blue Fine Lingerie

The Collective Bride             Kinders BBQ

Lake Oroville Golf Club           Honker Bay Ranch

Always Elegant Bridal           Lisa's Flor Decor JB's Beverage & Bar               Roots Catering

Bon Voyage Travel             Anselmo Vineyards

Drozian Photography        As You Like It Weddings Cambray Rose Florist        J Kiendra Productions

Poise Photography            Chico Catering Company Your Perfect Day               The Palms

With over 90 vendors, I am sure I missed a few but they all have something great to offer! A special thanks to Weddings North Valley for their hospitality, and for more exhibitor information visit their website,

If you attended the bridal show, leave a comment about your favorite booth to enter into our drawing for a $50 Bed Bath & Beyond Gift Card!