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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Sonoma County: The Wedding Expo

There are some things in life that I like to have scheduled. Work, teaching, shoots are all planned and added to my calendar then carried out in fine fashion. Once it awhile though it just feels good to be spontaneous. A quick trip to Valentina's for chai with a friend or an impromptu photo session just for fun adds that little dash of flavor that keeps life interesting. So when Melody called me and said she had free tickets to The Wedding Expo in Santa Rosa last Saturday, I instantly knew this was one last minute road trip I wanted to take!

Last time I had attended an expo it was a Sacramento wedding show, so it was neat to see how much they can vary. I met some of the nicest vendors, ate yummy red velvet cake, and helped out at Melody Joy Floral's booth. I can picture myself having my own booth at a show someday just for the fun of it!

Which reminds me, if you can, be sure to attend Nevada County's A Wedding Affair for All Seasons on January 31, 2010 at the Miners Foundry in Nevada City! In each of the four rooms, wedding vendors will be decorating according to the seasons as well as introducing you to their businesses. While I won't be participating in this show, I will for sure be attending to support some of the best vendors in the California!

Until then, drink in the loveliness from Wine Country's The Wedding Expo:

Melody Joy Floral's amazing designs!

Red and yellow bouquet by Melody Joy Floral at the Santa Rosa Wedding Expo

Red and yellow boutonniere by Melody Joy Floral at the Santa Rosa Wedding Expo

Favorite! Isn't it stunning with the peacock feathers?
Purple, white, and peacock feather bouquet and boutonniere by Melody Joy Floral at the Santa Rosa Wedding Expo

Pink and green bouquet by Melody Joy Floral at the Santa Rosa Wedding Expo

Some of the vendors had fabulous displays!

L to R: Melody Joy Floral, Cal-West Rentals, Sift Cupcakery, Flour Chylde
Flowers, table decor, cupcakes, and cake at the Santa Rosa Wedding Expo

Starlet Gowns had beautiful accessories for the glamorous bride!
Bridal accessories at the Santa Rosa Wedding Expo

More details from the show

L to R: Petal Town Flowers, Flour Chylde, The Oyster Girls
Table decor, cupcakes, and oysters at the Santa Rosa Wedding Expo

Tamy from DreamMaker Ventures was one of the sweetest people there. Her invitations and paper products were so creative and beautifully designed!
Invitations by DreamMaker Ventures at the Santa Rosa Wedding Expo

I just had to get another bouquet/limo shot, and Gold Star Limousine obliged me by allowing me to use their limo!
Bouquet and limousine at the Santa Rosa Wedding Expo

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RD Youngs Contractor said...

Great photos Lydia, thanks for posting them. I enjoyed seeing Melody's work and your creative photography!

shelby leigh said...

Those bouquets are gorgeous! I love the feathers! Great capturing the details!

kylie said...

These are such beautiful detail shots! Great work!