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Event: Wedding of Seanna & Garrett
Day: November 10th, 2010
Location: Citizen Hotel, Sacramento, CA 

Seanna and Garrett  —  A Vintage Romance With a Modern Day Twist 
Written by Allison Hopkins for Très Fabu Event Planning and Design

The Theme
Seanna described the vision of her wedding as shabby, elegant, whimsy, and vintage… with a dash of girly-girl!

The Venue
The Citizen Hotel in downtown Sacramento, California is a boutique hotel known for its fabulous ‘rat pack’ forties charm! The venue was perfect; it had the rustic brick and the black grilled framed windows Seanna adored, coupled with the soft, permanent fabric-lined rooftop on the hotel’s Metropolitan Terrace. A truly perfect backdrop.

The Decor

  • A table with past wedding pictures from many family members welcomed the guests when they came off the elevators. This table also had a fabulous hat from the early 80s that Seanna’s mother wore on her wedding day. It received many wild comments!
  • A vintage frame from the 40s with a welcome sign was hanging in a tall iron birdcage stand; another table had a vintage chandelier donned with candles in silver fleur-de-lis candleholders.
  • A Wedding Wishes book from the 40s, laden with pearls; a tall stand filled with little pearls; a crown; and a silver tray with S&G tags underneath a dome of glass.
  • “Thank You” paddles and an “S&G” sign was hung over the bar on a vintage mirror.
  • Heart-shaped escort cards were showcased during the cocktail hour to direct guests to their dinner table.
  • Wooden table numbers had been created by the bride with supplies from local craft stores in Portland, Oregon. Utilizing her love of paper, she found scrapbook paper pieces (different in their patterns but similar in the color palate) and she painted all the wooden numbers and wooden frames in white, and assembled them all together. They truly added a perfect element of charm to each table.
  • The wedding menus were handwritten and greeted each guest when they found their table. Simple and charming.
  • The champagne linens on the tables had a creamy damask pattern running throughout that served as a wonderful base for the various pink, cream, and white florals of different heights—these arrangements were placed in vintage mercury glass containers, some new and some old. Soft pink satin napkins and  silver chivari chairs, which tied in with the floral containers, complemented the table linens.

The Flowers
The flowers encompassed her love of pinks (some soft and brighter hues), creams, and whites; all in both new vintage silver looking vases and actual vintage vases. Her bouquet was tied in vintage lace and modern day satin ribbon, with a vintage pearl broach and a picture of her and her sweet Dad. He unfortunately lost his four year battle to cancer a few months after hiring our Tres Fabu Events entourage and the whole wedding team took to Seanna with extra “wedding wings” to carry her through to the day.

The Cake
Seanna’s inspirational image for the cake design was all pink — bright pinks, pink feathers, pink everything. Debra (Très Fabu Events) took this design and reworked it. She added more cream color into the concept of the cake, cream diamond tufts, pink flowers, a vintage crown jewel from the 20s, and jewel pieces to make it slightly more appropriate for a wedding. Debra kept in mind Seanna’s vision of “shabby/elegant/whimsy/vintage/with a dash of girly-girl,” as she would state throughout the planning process to everyone involved. Each side of the cake had a double handled vintage silver tray with two apothecary jars filled with various candies (all in pink), and silver organza bags for the guests to fill to their hearts desire.

The Citizen Hotel | Note of Gratitude from our Fabulous Baby Shower Client & Friend, Kim DuBach!


Photography provided by CinZo Celebration Artistic Photography

Pregnancy…..need I say more? Making decisions and focusing on details….umm not so much. Unless of course those decisions consisted of what I was going to eat next or how long until my next nap.

After some thought, I had made the tough decision to relinquish control to someone other than myself, to plan a perfect baby shower and create what I had envisioned this day should be for the last 5 months. After many meetings with potential event planners, I was lucky enough to find Tres Fabu Events. After my first conversation with Debra I knew she was the one. Her positive energy came though the phone and I felt very comfortable as if we had been friends for years.

Throughout the planning stages for my baby shower Debra and her team listened to my ideas and offered alternative ideas that would have never crossed my mind in order to create the wow factor I was looking for. Every detail was covered. I was included in the decision making on every item, big or small. The team presented choices on everything from the flowers and menu items to the font coloring on the invitations and the candy selections for the candy bar.

Debra’s list of professional referrals is an excellent resource. I had the pleasure of working with many of these individuals throughout this process and had such a wonderful experience that I will continue to use them in the future.

My baby shower was nothing short of fabulous and far exceeded my expectations. I think the photos speak for themselves. It was a perfect party to honor my little princess that would soon be entering the world. Every detail was just as we had discussed during our planning phase and the day ran seamlessly. I didn’t have to think or worry about a thing the entire day. And like any wonderful event it passed by to quickly.

Debra and the Tres Fabu Team went above and beyond to make my event the “wow” I was looking for and succeeded ten fold. I was so lucky to find them and will certainly be using them for all my future events. If you dream big and have high expectations for your event, I highly recommend Debra and the Tres Fabu team to anyone in need of event planning.

Kim DuBach

I completely enjoyed myself with Kim and her mom, Susan! Time flew for this event and the creative process was fast and furious! Again, these are the reviews and results we strive for. We also had the priviledge of planning and designing the DuBach Family Thanksgiving at The Citizen Hotel last autumn as well! That’s a whole other story!

I have to thank Deb Penrice with By Invitation Only for the wonderful invitations and custom paperie that set this event in motion; Shelley McArdle for her sense of style and grace she brings to all our events and my entire production team whom I am so grateful; special kudo’s to Harmony Lines, Chef MJ and Chef Touey (we are still discussing & raving about our five course meal) at The Citizen Hotel for making this event over the top memorable. Divine Desserts made it perfect with these perfectly darling little Baby Cakes!

Juicy Couture Santa Barbara on Main Street for hosting our visit and giving us quite the shopping spree last spring! Thank you headquarter management back east!

Kim and I visited many venues before she chose The Citizen Hotel ~ it was the perfect setting for this abundantly beautiful baby shower! We are proud to say that the DuBach family welcomed a little baby girl late last summer. Her name is Se’ Bella ~ now talk about sweet perfection!