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Green River Wedding- Sarah and Miguel

Tears ran down Sarah’s face. Miguel had just turned and saw his bride to be. He smiled, laughed, hugged and kissed her and yes…wiped a few of the tears..then he was gone …leaving to make sure that all the details of their wedding were in place. Once again, he would smile when Sarah walked down the aisle towards him, this time promising never to leave her side.
Their pastor was blind, but even he could see the love they had. (He said that himself.) They exchanged rings, poured gold fish into a bowl, and to the cheers of their family,  kissed for the first time as husband and wife.

The Venue: The Veranda at Green River
Hair and Make-up: Works of Art
Pastor: David Dobler
DJ- DJ Sparxx
Candy Table- The Bride and Groom!
The Cake- The Bride’s Mother- Patricia Neuenshwander!
The Cake Topper- Lynns Little Creations
Flowers and Decorations- Cathy Ann Sabio of Sorensic84
Horse and Carriage- Always and Forever Carriage
Jewelry- Kimm Smith
The Photographers who captured this Wedding Story- A Story in Time Photography– Jessie Cadenas, William Rheume with the photography coordination of Crystal’s Elegant Affairs.

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  • BillAwesome set of Photos. I am sure they will LOVE LOVE LOVE these pictures.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah CorralLove the photos Jessie and love you! Thank you so much!!!ReplyCancel

  • Heather KThey had such amazing details! I adore the cake, and that dress! She’s stunning! Well done, these are beautiful photographs.ReplyCancel

  • Beth NYou outdid yourself Jessie!!!! Love every single photo – especially the solo bride photos. Well done and thanks for making my sister’s wedding one to remember!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Albert PalmerLooks like you guys had some great fun! Sweet couple.ReplyCancel

  • jamesSuch a cool wedding, you did a great job on it!ReplyCancel

  • AlexaI love the natural smiles and laughter that you always seem to capture!ReplyCancel

  • Peg O'NeilWell done Pat and Dan! These are the most beautiful wedding pictures I have ever seen. The Bride is just stunning with a very happy groom. The cake is another creation by the one and only loving mother, Pat. Thank you very much for sharing. Love, PeggyReplyCancel

  • Jack WeaverFrom the photos, it was a Beautiful wedding, beautiful couple, they have the best start on a life together.ReplyCancel

Arabian Themed Wedding Shoot- Silvia and Orlando

The amazing, incredibly organized and hardworking wedding coordinator: Crystal’s Elegant Affairs.
The Delicious Arabian Style Cake: Bonnie’s Incredible Cakes–
Hair and Make up Artist who made Silvia even more beautiful: Something New Hair & Make Up -Corin Cruz-
The gorgeous Arabian Themed Bouquet and all florals: Divine Blooms and Designs
The DJ: Ultimate Music Entertainment by Ray Flores:
Friar Tux Corona
Linens: Raquel’s Linens
Origami Owl-Custom Bridal Lockets by Ashlie
Grand Rentals
Officiant: Tim Bruder
The Videographer! – Digital Media Services by Scott Synder
Models: Silvia Tarazón and Orlando Flores
The Photographer who captured the Wedding Story! – A Story in Time PhotographyJessie Cadenas

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Victoria Gardens Family Photography- The Bruder Family

What makes a family? Is it a half brother who just returned safely from serving from Kuwait hugging his niece and nephew, laughing with the sister he hasn’t seen in three years? Is it a step father who still keeps a relationship with his step daughter even though he is no longer with her mother? How many  steps and halves does it take to make a whole? When is family defined? I believe family is defined by the love and devotion that any group of people have towards each other. Crystal’s family is exactly that… And how lucky am I? That Crystal’s daughter Roxy calls me Auntie Jessie.

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Crystal’s Elegant Affairs- Wedding Planning and Coordination

A beautiful wedding is not something that easily comes together. There are details that must be put in to place, vendors that need to be informed and kept on a timeline, family members with special needs, last minute emergencies…etc. Crystal makes sure that a bride’s wedding day is as flawless and smooth as any Elegant Affair.

Crystal is an excellent wedding coordinator who truly cares about her clients and their special day. She ensures that every detail is put into place. She works along side the bride to put together a time line and to tie in all of the details. She also works closely with all of the vendors the day of the wedding. She over sees setup and the events, as well as be on site at the reception to make sure the events go off without a hitch ensuring that one of the most memorable days of a couple’s lives- their wedding- is an amazing day.

I had the opportunity to document Crystal during a wedding. Please note that I was not the wedding photographer for this event.

Ensuring that the layout is exactly the way the bride wanted it…. Greeting the Pastor and going over specifics of the ceremony. Talking with the DJ… Music for the Ceremony, names for the Grand Entrance… Making sure everyone knows where to go… Cuing everyone as they go down the aisle. Last minute reminders to smile and of course… fixing the bride’s dress.  One last peek as the bride makes her way down the aisle… While the Ceremony occurs a wedding coordinator continues to work. In this venue, tables were going to be moved into the ceremony site during Cocktail hour. 
There are a list of family members who need to be at  in the Family Pictures.
It is the smallest details that make a bride happy and comfortable… Crystal went to find the bride after her pictures ensuring that the timeline went on schedule.  Making sure everyone is ready for the Grand Entrance. 

The Amazing Bride and Groom: Jonathan and Denell Payne
Wedding Coordination for this Event: Crystal’s Elegant Affairs.
The Beautiful Venue: Franciscan Gardens , San Juan Capistrano
The flowers: The talented bride herself.
The Fun and Moderen Dj: Elevated Pulse
The Delicious Catering: 24Carrots
Cupcakes: Goodie Girls from TLC Cupcake Wars!!!
The Wedding Photographers: Captured Moments

Photography Documenting this event: A Story in Time Photography

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  • Cristina BarraganGreat photos!! I just love this blog about Crystal. Wedding planning is not easy and I am so glad you outlined how much work is involved. What a great team you two are! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • DenellThis blog is amazing! It is such a great idea to show people all the things a wedding coordinator does! Crystal worked hard the day of the wedding and I appreciate that so much!! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Crystal's Elegant AffairsThank you again Jessie! It’s never easy to understand what a Coordinator does , or why it is worth the time and money a couple will spend working with one. Thank you for taking the time to capture the in’s and out’s of a wedding! I am truly honored to work with such a talented and loving photographer 🙂ReplyCancel

  • NarrelleWhat a great idea, and a wonderful way to showcase all the work the wedding co-ordinator puts in. I love her having that one last peek as the bride walks down the aisle.ReplyCancel

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  • Leslie VelazquezAwesome blog! Great way to showcase everything that a coordinator does. Yes, there is so much more that goes into all the details of coordinating a wedding. I completely understand and I don’t see in any way that this is pushing or forcing brides to hire a coordinator. It’s just a helpful blog to let people know what it takes to coordinate a wedding. Nice job!ReplyCancel

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  • NatalieSuch a great blog post! Wedding coordinators do so much behind the scenes!ReplyCancel

  • Albert PalmerGreat to see some behind the scenes photos 😀ReplyCancel

  • Ryan BrenizerGreat idea for a post. A good planner goes a really, really long way.ReplyCancel

  • Teegreat idea, i love the behind the scenes love to the coordinators. very refreshing!ReplyCancel

  • Dacia RolandoWhat a neat perspective on a wedding coordinator’s efforts.ReplyCancel

  • Sylvia CrabtreeLooking for the name of the venue you used in corona. Someone’s house?ReplyCancel

Los Willows Wedding Photography

Los Willows is a dream wedding venue. It boasts a pristine lake and picturesque views of the hills that surround it, a beautiful gazebo for your ceremony, an outdoor fireplace and an elegant ballroom. Your family and wedding party can stay in Los Willows very own bed and breakfast, a charming two story house with breathtaking views. It features a mahogany staircase, would paneling and elegant furniture.
Crystal Bruder from Crystal’s Elegant Affairs organized a photo shoot.
Our day began in the bed and breakfast, in the beauty parlor of the house where Corin Cruz of Something New Make-up began making our brides even more beautiful.

A beautiful staircase and exquisite furniture… Wedding Dresses are from Village Bridal Boutique

The beautiful pieces of furniture are from Teal Green Designs. There are many pieces that can be used as part of backdrops, add ambiance, hold wedding cakes etc… The bouquets are from Abigail’s Flower Company.

These beautiful and delicious wedding cakes were provided by Bonnie’s Incredible Cakes.

Place Settings and Favors are from Munkey Munk Designs, Center Pieces are Abigail”s Flowers from and the cake pops are from Cake Pop Fusion

Cake Pops are Cake Pop Fusion and the Candy Table is from Teal Green Designs.

Venue: Los Willows
Make up and Hair: Something New Make up and Hair
Wedding Dresses: Village Bridal Boutique
Furniture in Wedding Photos: Teal Green Designs
Wedding Cakes: Bonnie’s Incredible Cakes
Flowers- Bouquet and Centerpieces: Abigail’s Flowers
Table Settings and Favors: Munkey Munk Designs
Cake Pops: Cake Pop Fusion
Wedding and Event Coordination: Crystal’s Elegant Affairs
Wedding Photography: A Story in Time Photography

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A picture captures a moment in life, a reason to remember, holding the ones we LOVE... FOREVER.. in a Story in Time.