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Enjoy A Fragrant Big Day Banquet

The first thing we decided on was our venue – Marcos and I fell
in love with it immediately. The friend who owns it said (before we
were even engaged) that we could hold our big day there if we ever
married – so we took her up on her offer!

Lotta Alexandersson, 28, married Marcos Rodriguez, 28, at a
friend’s home in Sonoma, California, in the USA, on 27th June 2015.
She says:

I walked down the aisle to Like Real People Do by
Hozier. Music is important to us both, and it was nice to pick a
song our friends and family would associate with us. It was also
our first dance tune.

We held our reception on the estate’s large lawn, which is
surrounded by 12 huge oak trees. Our tables were made from Tuscan
wood and decorated with dozens of candles, seasonal fruits, flowers
in bud vases and linen hemstitch runners – we had a simple, organic
vibe in mind.

I’m a wedding planner and so I didn’t delegate any tasks out. I
simply dived in head first, creating my own details. Marcos kept
the financial side of things (and me) in check. It was great
finding out how in balance we were.

The guests loved our food – but, like many brides, I was so busy
during the day I didn’t get a chance to eat much. Luckily the
caterers had thought ahead. When we got into the limo at the end of
the night we found a picnic basket with two delicious meals
prepared just for us.

My top tip: Label everything! Packing a box and clearly saying
where it needs to go (i.e. table four) will save you hours.

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