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Jackie and Chris ~ Backyard Chic

If you live in or around Merced, you would know that Jackie is all style. She is the owner of Helen Louise and Him in Merced and is always dressed perfectly adorable with her high fashion jeans, boots and accessories each time I see her. We first met in December, 5 months prior to her wedding and she inquired about my services for flowers, photography and coordinating. This was a first for me and I love the challenge and was able to team up with Shannon Metcalf of Shannon Metcalf Events to provide the coordinating.
She is so sweet and laid back and knew exactly what she wanted for her day and allowed me the creative freedom to take it from there. Her colors were black, white and yellow and knowing the venue was in a backyard, we chose to use black footed urns and some fun linens to create the ambiance.
Little did we anticipate we had to switch venues two weeks prior to the event and notify all 175+ guests. Then, who would ever think that there would randomly be a freezing storm blowing through on May 23rd?
Everything worked out perfectly. The energy and crowd had nothing but positive love and everyone danced the night away!
Her bouquet was one of my all time favorites to design. Yellow peonies, roses, spray roses, ranuculus, billy balls, vanda orchids, and freesias. The handle was a white satin base with black lace and oversized white pearl clusters.
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Chris is a major duck hunter so you may pick up a hint of that throughout the day. He gave each of his groomsmen a duck pin which we added to the boutonnieres.
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Being in the clothing industry, Jackie found this fabric while going to market for an amazing deal so we were able to make a ton of overlays with it.
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It was so cold when we went to take wedding party photos, soon the ladies were putting on the mens coats and the men began holding the womens bouquet. Perfect photo op!
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Floral/Event Design and Photography - Natalie Galasso Designs
Wedding Coordination - Shannon Metcalf Events
Rentals - Classic Party Rentals
Hair - Becky Drum
Music - DJ Lamont
Catering - DeAngelo's
Invitations and Fine Stationary - Whimsy, LLC


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