The Van Leuven family is on the blog today celebrating Ansen’s one year old birthday. He turned one in February and it has been tradition since Ava was born to have family photos taken to remember these stages of life.Read More
Ryan and Caitlin were married in the mountains up Highway 70 at the most beautiful venue under the trees, Chalet View Lodge. The California wedding venue is in the small town of Graeagle in Northern California. This venue has become a well known destination venue and retreat center and we were so excited to travel there for this wedding. The venue feels like you’re at a retreat center in the mountains and it’s so peaceful. Guests are all welcome to stay in cabins or in the lodge for the weekend making the wedding a fun destination location for everyone.Read More
It feels like we blinked and we’re already in November, where did October go?!?
The leaves are just now starting to change color here in Northern California except the weather is still in the 80’s come mid afternoon! That’s California weather for you, although this is not typical for Chico! We’re looking forward to cooler weather in the next few weeks, traveling to Paris at the end of our wedding season, and spending time with family during the holidays. There has been a lot happening in our home since our last Monthly Memorable Monday and we want to keep you up to date. We’re sharing what’s to come for us as well as what we celebrated in October!
Paul and Jessica were married in Jessica’s hometown in Northern California. For college these two both found themselves moving to Reno which is where their paths would cross. They were introduced by mutual friends that knew they were both from the Army brigade.
2018 has been such a big year for them. They both graduated from college, started their careers, got engaged, planned a wedding and are now married! Wow! That is no small feat for one year…but it just shows what amazing strength and community these two have rallying around them.Read More
Ryan and Jessica were married on a beautiful afternoon in Sonoma wine country at Calegari Vineyards in Healdsburg. The property is perched up on the top of a hill. When you look out you see nothing but rolling rows of vineyards and the beautiful mountaintops. Ryan and Jessica has impeccable taste and their wedding reflected that in their decor choices.Read More
Stephen and I were reminded of a very good life lesson recently. While we were in LA one of our sprinklers went a little wild. It was spewing out water and most likely the culprit behind that big jump in our water bill recently. What looked like a simple fix to us, turned into a greater dilemma. This problem truly remind us to practice what we preach...Read More
Adam and Kasey's wedding weekend celebration at Ardenwood Historic Farm was filled with surprises, beautiful decor, and the sweetest personal vows.Read More
Kyle and Marek have a beautiful home here in Chico filled with personal touches everywhere you look. I love how they have photos throughout every season of their lives displayed on the walls like a walk down memory lane. I can just imagine as their kids grow, looking at those images as a reminder of the bond their family shares. Family heirlooms in the form of photos are everywhere you look. This is such a powerful representation of the legacy of love we fully believe in when we're working with these sweet families.Read More
It's really true that absence makes the heart grow fonder!
Tré&Brittany are amazing and kind people. They met while attending school in our hometown at Chico State. Fate had them placed in the same dorm. Brittany had just moved to Chico from growing up in Southern California and Tré from a tiny town Yreka just north of Chico. Although they met as freshman college students, it wasn't until the senior year that Tré moved into the apartment below Brittany and they became friends. They soon started spending a lot of time together and really enjoying each other's company. After a year of just being friends, they spent a few weeks apart from each other. After Brittany's parents dropped her off in Chico again, she went straight to see Tré. It was then that Brittany realized how much she truly cared for Tré.Read More