Rochester New York Wedding at Arbor Loft Downtown | Mallory and Aaron | Married

Mallory and Aaron met in Rochester, New York, but would only become friends for the first several years. Eventually life took both Mallory and Aaron to Sacramento, California, although neither of them knew it at the time. These two ran into on another at work and through a couple “awkward encounters” (their words), they got to talking about their interests, goals, and passions. It was shortly after that when Aaron blurted out in front of co-workers, “Mallory, I need your number”. They talked for hours. A friendship began to brew and eventually something more bubbled up. When Mallory and Aaron finally started dating, yet again life caused another move - this time far apart from one another. During one of their visits, Aaron brought Mallory a cinnamon roll from his favorite coffee shop in Sacramento - Temple Coffee and she fell in love…with the cinnamon roll that is (and of course with Aaron shortly thereafter). From that day forward, Aaron promised to let Mallory finish the middle of the cinnamon roll every time, even it if meant him missing out on his favorite part.

Their love is as sweet as that cinnamon-y goodness center and we were thrilled to join them in New York to photograph their special day. A huge shout out to the amazing vendor team below. They were all a dream to work with and I think we can officially say we LOVE Rochester, the Rochester wedding vendor tribe, and all the amazing family and friends of Aaron and Mallory that we had the privilege of meeting this past weekend!

Photography | Lauren Alisse Photography

Venue | Arbor Loft

Florist | Pistil & Pollen

Wedding Planner and Owner of Arbor Loft | Agathi Georgiou

Caterer | Hogan’s Hideaway

Hair and Makeup | Blush Beauty Bar

Cake | Scratch Bakery

DJ | Encore Events

Quartet | quartet442

Dress | Lovely Bride Rochester

Invitation Suite | Gina Tyler Creations

Officiant | Bri DeLorenzo

Vintage Furniture Rentals | Revival Rental

Lauren White
Summer & Andrew | Married

Summer and Andrew met while at a mutual friend’s wedding. From that evening on, they were pretty much inseparable. Even though Andrew lived a few hours away, they made the long distance relationship work and eventually moved closer together. Andrew loves Summer’s tender heart and kindness towards everyone she meets. Summer loves how funny Andrew is, even when no one else gets his jokes.

Their wedding wouldn’t have been possible without the love and support from their parents, additional family, and friends…and of course the great vendor team below.

Photography: Lauren Alisse Photography

Wedding Coordinator: Cain Event Planning

Videographer: Fleeting Moments Cinema

Venue: Wolfe Heights

Florist: Visual Impact Design

Boutique Bar: The Horseshoe Bar

Rentals: Celebrations

Caterer: Beth Sogaard Catering

Lighting and LOVE sign: Eclipse Event Lighting & Rentals

DJ: Function 45

Lauren White
Summerland at Park Winters

Craig and I were lucky enough to be invited to Park Winter’s Summerland and my-oh-my what a special event it was!

This magical, one-of-a-kind influencer event was hosted on the Park Winter’s whimsical country estate, surrounded by rich farmland and idyllic views.

The day was filled with poolside relaxation, offerings from a curated collection of food & drink vendors from Northern California, shopping pop-ups, beauty experiences, a panel discussion, and dreamy photo ops. We roamed the enchanting gardens , enjoyed a picnic lunch by Nugget Market, were wined and dined with an elegant dinner, and took advantage of Golden Hour for glory images.

Craig got to be a real “Instagram Boyfriend” at this event, taking the bulk of the images in this gallery. We were able to hand my camera off to Ryan Greenleaf for a photo of us and I snagged a few details as well.

All the vendors who participated in making this event a success can be found at the end of this blog, so be sure to look through to the last photo so you know who to reach out to if you need an epic balloon installation, custom stage, gorgeous florals, yummy treats, and more!

Thank you Rafael, John, Callista, Kim, and the entire Park Winters team for hosting this memorable event!

Lauren White
Sarah & John | Married

After nine years of evening porch sitting, doggie cuddles in bed, inside jokes, and a ton of love, Sarah and John said “I do” in an intimate backyard ceremony and celebration.

Lauren White
Allison & Wesley | Married

Allison and Wesley were married at The Maples in Woodland, California. Their grand affair included over 100 potted plants brought in for their wedding, two tuxes for the groom, twenty-two people in the wedding party, and a ton of love.

The vendor team:

Photography: Lauren Alisse Photography

Coordinator: With Grace and Love Events

Venue: The Maples Woodland

Catering: Jackson Catering

Makeup: Taryn Passifione Make Up Artistry

Band: Cover Me Badd

Rentals: Celebrations

Videography: byDesign Films

Linens: La Tavola

Transportation: Amazing Limousines 

Dessert: Ettores

Lauren White
The Big Fake Wedding | Sacramento

On Thursday, April 11 I had the pleasure of participating in Sacramento’s first Big Fake Wedding. The Big Fake Wedding is a bridal show alternative complete with an emotional vow renewal ceremony, light bites, and a dance-party reception. Yep! It’s a big big, fake weddings to connect brides and grooms to the best local vendors.

As a special surprise, this event was feature on The Perfect Palette!

From The Big Fake Wedding: The Big Fake Wedding is the most uniquely curated and most far-reaching bridal show alternative in the nation, attracting over 6,000 attendees and 1,000 vendors annually across 30+ events in 25 cities.

The hand-selected vendors perform their services as they would at a real wedding, and the “wedding guests” get to hear the music, taste the cakes, and smell the flowers… while enjoying a night of great food, dancing and surprises, leaving brides-and-grooms-to-be saying “I want my wedding to be just like that!”

For brides and grooms, the event serves as a source of inspiration, a resource in finding trusted wedding vendors and an emotional reminder to plan for what comes after the wedding: a marriage! For participating wedding vendors, the event exposes their business to new referral sources, while also exposing each vendor to a wealth of inspiration, resources and confidence to take their business to the next level.

Below are highlights from the event - all photos by me! There were two additional photographers there, each with their own unique, beautiful style, so be sure to check out their blogs of the big day as well!




Photography: Lauren Alisse Photography 

Photography: Dana Shular Photography

Photography: Michelle Angeli Photography

Videography: Hidden Temple Weddings


Catering, BAR + Venue: Kimpton Sawyer Hotel


Day-of Coordinator: Events by Kristina Elyse 


Floral + Event Design : Head Table + Tables 2, 6: A Daydream Wedding
Event Rentals: Lounge, Chairs, specialty Linens: Celebrations Party Rentals and Tents 
Event Design: Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 4, 8, 11: Kelsey Owen Events 
Event Design: Tables 3, 7, 10: Events by Kristina Elyse
Floral Design: Personal Flowers, Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 1, 3-5, 7-11: Fig + Vine


Balloon Garland Installations: Ready Set Confetti

Photo Booth: Big Cheese Photo Booth Co. 


DJ + Emcee: Beat Fleet DJ’s

Ceremony Musician: Camellia String Quartet 


Farm Table Rentals: Stevenz Company


Hair + Makeup: Blow Me Away Blow Dry Bar


Wedding Cake: Wed Cake Studio 

Desserts: Bite sized sweets: Soul Sweets
Desserts: Cookie: Traylor Park Bakery
Desserts: Creative Sweets: Urban Acres
Desserts: Gelato: Ghiotto Artisan Gelato
Marshmallow Favors: Malvi Marshmallow Confections


Wedding Dress: Bride to Be Couture

Bridesmaid Dresses: Bride to Be Couture
Men’s Wedding Band Home Try-On: Try Hitched

Jewelry: Bip & Bop Handmade Jewelry
Menswear: Bride to Be Couture 


Hotel Accommodations: Kimpton Sawyer Hotel

Real Estate Agent: Century 21 Select Real Estate 
Travel: Above & Beyond Travel