The heart of winter is upon us and when that cold wind blows, we just want to snuggle up inside with a cozy blanket and warm fire. The winter seasons have gave way to many beautiful weddings here at The Citizen Hotel. There's something about those silver, blue, and cream colors that set such a romantic tone for this time of year.
Settle in with a warm cup of tea and enjoy as we present Natalie and Matthew. A stylish couple who married on November 3, 2013. With the winter sun set by the start of the ceremony, just under 100 guests gathered in our Metropolitan Terrace facing the illuminated Sacramento Capital. Flameless candles lined the aisle giving the room a soft glow, while gorgeous white flowers stood tall beside them. Then, (quite possibly my favorite moment of this wedding) "She's A Rainbow" by The Rolling Stones played as Natalie walked down the aisle. This beaming, vintage-glam bride fit right in with The Citizen Hotel motif. With elegant black lace and satin details on the dress, and an ornate blusher veil and headpiece, she looked as though she stepped right out of the 1940's. The couple exchanged their vows with the twinkling city skyline as their backdrop, and once their ceremony concluded, guests continued to our Scandal Lounge for Cocktail Hour.
Guests returned to the transformed Metropolitan Terrace for the reception and plated dinner. They picked up their escort cards at the entrance and followed an elegant sign into the room. Awaiting each guest at their place setting was a black and white matchbook favor featuring the couple's wedding date and our favorite phrase - "Eat Drink And Be Married". It does not get more classic than a matchbook keepsake! A delicious cake cutting, a romantic first dance, and some breathtaking nighttime photos on our Suite balcony proceeded dinner service. Of course, no soiree can come to end without music and dancing for guests to enjoy into the night. This vintage evening proves that an era-inspired wedding can be truly timeless (especially when it's at The Citizen Hotel)!
Stay tuned for more fabulous couples that warm our hearts on these chilly days!
Thank you to the following vendors for being a part of this memorable day!
Bakery: Freeport Bakery
Officiant: Todd Archer
Photographer: Robbie & Sadie Panco
Planner: Marci Neves