Pavilion at Haggin Oaks Spotlight Series: Shadelle and JR’s Wedding

ShadelleJR-476I’m pretty smitten with Shaddelle and Jr’s wedding, it’s everything one wants their wedding to be – fun, romantic and really personal.  All the lovely details from the groom are highlighted beautifully thanks to Tra Huynh’s editorial eye—all the shots below show just how lighthearted and warm the whole day was.


From the Groom: Shadelle and I initially met in middle school, through friends. Over the years, we were just acquaintances until the summer of 2009 when a spontaneous phone call to hang out in Sacramento lead to more.

I proposed on her 28th Birthday. Shadelle likes to call it her “Great 28”. I threw her a surprise birthday party and throughout the entire night, friends and family had suspicions that I was going to propose. I DENIED it all. In the middle of the festivities, I set up the projector screen and played a birthday video that included all of her friends and family wishing Shadelle happy birthday.

As the end of the video draws to a close and fades to black,  I thank everyone for coming out to celebrate her birthday.  Suddenly, you hear a iPhone ringtone playing through the speakers, and as I look around at people being confused, the video pulls back it’s focus on the screen and everyone starts to watch a facetime conversation between me and Shadelle’s Mom. Finally, I popped the question in front of our friends and family.









We dedicated our wedding to Shadelle’s grandparents, whose dying wish was to see her get married before they passed away. They meant the world to her. We took an engagement shoot that replicated a picture of her grandparents’ and used it as one of our guest frames for our guests to sign.
Shadelle made a bouquet charm of her favorite picture of her grandparents as a way to have them be there as she walked down the aisle, and wore her grandmother’s necklace as her “something old”.




Could this bridal party be in cuter? Swooning. I think Tra  did an amazing job showing everyone’s personalities throughout the day.









One of our favorite moments was that we wrote our own vows.ShadelleJR-414



The above picture takes my breath away.




From the groom: The colors of our wedding were an ombre of coral colors with highlights of gold. The style and look was just overall simple. We weren’t too particular with decorations because the venue was beautiful enough to carry our “look” of the wedding we wanted (especially in the evening). We just added some coral uplights to brighten up the tent in the evening.







Shadelle’s mom created the majority of the decorations especially the centerpieces and the gazebo. We couldn’t thank her enough for all the work she has done to make our day beautiful. Shadelle’s sister helped make some of the signs that we displayed.





Since we couldn’t decide on just one flavor, we decided to have his and her cupcakes which were Maple Bacon (HIS) and Banana Nut (HERS) which we ordered from Icing on the Cupcake. I wanted a nice cutting cake so we ordered a spice cake with cream cheese filling decorated with coral buttercream from Cake Castle Bakery. ShadelleJR-881


ShadelleJR-886Seriously, how much fun are these two?




Our grand entrance was another one of our favorite moments of the day. The entrance included us walking out to WWE’s D’Generation X theme song with Tag Team Championship belts followed by a custom lyric rap we created with a help of our close friend and groomsman Gerrold, to Young Money’s – Every Girl. It’s “our” song and we had our own lyrics to it which described our relationship.ShadelleJR-933



One piece of  advice we would give any soon to be newlyweds is to not stress too much about the little details. For us, we liked our wedding details simple, but just enough to be effective. What really mattered to us was the atmosphere, chemistry and the flow of the wedding. Our friends and family are very important to us so we made sure to have time to be able to talk, dance and celebrate with them. Also, many of our married friends told us this piece of advice which is to pause and let the moments soak in for a bit because your day is going to go SUPER fast. We want to wish all future newlyweds the best of love and luck in their marriage. Always remember to cherish, respect and love each other and that you guys are now part of a bigger picture, you guys are a TEAM and compromise will go a long way in wedding planning and in your marriage!

Wishing you all the best, Shadelle + JR!


Photographer: Tra Huynh and Henry Huynh of Two Twenty Photos| Videographer: Narong Mok of Goodqarma| Bridal Bouquet: Amour Florist & Bridal | Centerpieces, Bridesmaids Bouquets & Decorative Flowers: by Mother of Bride: Edith Vela | Hair: Jessica Torcedo  | Makeup: Janel Edrosolan | Stationary: Vistaprint and Etsy| Cake: Castle Cake Bakery | Desserts: Icing on the Cupcake | DJ: DJ Black Olive | Emcee: Jeff Bayani | Photo Booth: JJ and Co | Transportation: Holiday Inn Express| Sound and Lighting: Jason Ente of Expressions Entertainment | Bride’s Dress: Allure Bridal  | Alteration: The Elizabeth Bridal Salon in Lodi, CA| Brides Accessories: Amazon | Brides Shoes: Aldo | Brides Jewelry: Kohls | Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal| Groom’s Tuxedo: Indocino – San Francisco | Menswear for Groomsmen: | Favors: |

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