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Classically Elegant Pink And Black Wedding

Diana Lupu Photography

Under a beautiful oak tree at sunset, Doren and Peter were joined in marriage surrounded by those they love most. Their soft color palette of barely there blush, creams, and touches of gold served as the perfect compliment to the gorgeous Serrano Country Club in El Dorado Hills, California.
The entire wedding, from start to finish, was elegant, romantic, oh-so beautiful, and best of all, filled with the most touching, personal moments. Photographed ever so beautifully by Diana Lupu. You must see more of this classically elegant pink and black wedding click here. Be sure to read on to see the exact percentages that Doren and Peter spent on their wedding. Always so interesting and helpful.

hand painted wedding sign

getting wedding ready

blush pink Louboutins

classic bridal looks

pink bridesmaids dresses

elegant bridal look

gift and card table

From the Bride:In the beginning of my wedding plans, I knew that I always wanted a fall wedding, I just thought it was the perfect weather especially in Sacramento. Although I knew exactly what type of  flower I wanted in my bouquet, because of the season, peonies were not available so I had to use garden roses instead. From personal experience, always check the seasonal flowers that are available to use.

outdoor wedding ceremony

aisle wedding decor

aisle wedding decor

wedding programs

pink bridesmaids dresses

bride walking down the aisle

outdoor wedding ceremony

outdoor wedding ceremony

I love doing traditional things, and so I kept the first look very traditional. The 1st look was walking down the aisle, he did not know anything other then what my shoes looked like. I must say, doing that really put a time crunch on the rest of the photos we had to squeeze in. Although I honestly would not have changed a thing, it's just always good to have a timeline and a great photographer to organize everything so you don't miss any shots. Regardless of the flowers and the time crunch in order to get all the shots, it didn't matter to me anymore. That day flew by so fast, I really wish I could go back in time and do it all over again exactly the way it was.

pink and black bridal party

classic bride and groom

classic wedding

chalkboard wedding menu

pink and gold wedding ideas

gold table numbers

pink and gold wedding decor ideas

head table for bridal party

ruffled wedding cake

white and pink wedding cake

bride dancing with bridesmaids

bride and groom dancing

Read on to hear about Doren and Peter's budget breakdown on their classically elegant pink and black wedding.

My starting budget was about 25k, we did surpass that once the planning began. I didn't realized how many little things we were going to need to add to budget. I'd say 40% of it was the venue, 30% photography & video, 10% dress/shoes/hair/make-up, 10% details (including furniture rentals), 5% flowers ( my amazing aunt was able to fly in from GA and put all my arrangements and everything floral related together free of charge, so I was able to splurge of the higher end of flowers) and, 5% music. With that being said I do not remember what our exact total was.

Bridesmaid DressesAlfred Angelo
CakeSweet Cakes by Rebecca
DJMusic by Rich
Dress DesignerLa Soie Bridal
FlowersFlowers by Michelle
Groom's AttireMen's Warehouse
HairSui MiKe Crusett at Allure Salon & Spa
MakeupSummer Brazell
PhotographerDiana Lupu
Pink wedding LinensClassic Party Rentals
Prop or Furniture RentalsThe Find
Shoe DesignerChristian Louboutin
StationeryOOXX Invitations
VenueSerrano Country Club