Simone and Shawn have come a long way from their dates at Johnny Rockets sharing fries and cherry cokes. Literally!! These two came back to California all the way from Montana for their gorgeous, classic Wedgewood Sequoia Mansion Wedding. All week we kept hearing stories about how it was supposed to rain… for 10 days straight. It would’ve been our fifth straight wedding in the rain! Thankfully it stopped raining, at least for one day, and we’re so glad the sun came out to play!
Their wedding day was incredible from start to finish. The ladies started out their day getting their hair and makeup done at the Blow Me Away Blow Dry Bar in El Dorado Hills before heading on over to the venue. If either Simone or Shawn was nervous, you’d never have known it. They choose to do a first look and thank goodness too! It was a great choice not only because of the threat of possible rain but also because it was our favorite moment of the day! As they shared their first look, members of their bridal party (and a few sneaky family members) would peek around the doorways to catch a glimpse of the sweet moment.
From the moment we walked in, we felt like a part of the family! Their whole wedding party and their family were so welcoming and you could really tell just how excited they were for Simone and Shawn. Shawn’s sister was just too cute, starting to cry when she saw his brother’s wedding ring for the first time. You can tell family is important to these two. Both Simone and Shawn’s sisters were a part of the bridal party. His sister even wore a gray dress to match the guy’s suits, a fun little detail! Not only that, but the beautiful pearl necklace Simone wore belonged to her great-great-grandmother and Shawn’s ring was passed down to him from his Father. We love those little touches that are just tiny details, but mean so much!
Venue – Wedgewood Sequoia Mansion
Brides & Bridesmaids Dresses – David’s Bridal
Hair & Makeup – Blow Me Away Blow Dry Bar
Florals – Couture Weddings By Dottie
Reception Decor – Cocomont Styling
Cake – Frank Vilts Cakes
Groom & Groomsmen Tuxes – Generation Tux
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