March 10, 2017
David and Miriam met at a party in Davis 8 years ago, thanks to their friend and bridesmaid Jackie. In Miriam’s memory, David was a tall, dark, and handsome young man acting all quiet and mysterious. In David’s memory, their introduction even has a soundtrack. He heard the sweet sounds of a reggae band (that he would later join on guitar) called “Riddim Frog”,’ the night he noticed Miriam’s smile from across the room.
FROM THE BRIDE:
Tell us about the proposal!
David proposed to me on Valentines Day 2015. David isn't a big fan of Valentine's day (I am) so it was a huge shock. We went to dinner at Ella in Sacramento and then he popped the question on the steps of the Sterling Hotel. He used my mother's engagement ring, a heirloom I will always love.
Why did you choose Park Winters?
We were looking for a special place that would feel like a home away from home for all our guests. Someplace close to where we met and live in Davis. We wanted a venue that would allow us to have both a luxurious formal reception as well as intimate casual moments the with our guests though out the day. I also wanted to find a venue that made David and I feel comfortable and special. As soon as we visited Park Winters we knew we found it. John was incredibly warm and accommodating from day one. We also loved the idea that we could come back for years to come and celebrate.
What was your favorite wedding moment?
One highlight is Eva, our hostess. She was magical; surpassing every expectation and welcoming us all with such warmth. There were a few times I made requests that required she go above and beyond, and without missing a beat she would make it happen. I can't imagine the weekend without her.
From the wedding... walking down the grand staircase, my aisle, in the main house and seeing David, my dad and our guests. I also remember the magical moments we had by the fire at the end of the night making s'mores and talking to our friends we hadn't seen in years. Lastly, the treasure hunt we had across the property. My family has a tradition of celebrating each milestone with a treasure hunt, and this was no exception. We used three different stops in around Park Winters to hide treasure and guests got the chance to explore.
Planner: Two Roads Events Co.
Flowers & Decor: Melanie Yelton
Photographer: Mike Larson Photography
Videographer: Mabble Media
Dress: Miosa Bride
Hair & MakeUp: Christi Reynolds Beauty
Suit: S.Benson & Co.
Custom Designed Rings: Bella Luna Jewelers
Cake: Alison Nicholas
Officiant: Alex Stalarow
DJ: Dart DJ