Is it lunch time already? Happy Friday Coordinated Brides!! Today we have a very cute and sassy engagement shoot photographed at Dodger Stadium in California!! **Waving to the west coast**. Meet Janet and Jessie!!
Coordinated Bride: Janet Chacon
Groom: Jessie Solorio
Engagement Shoot Location: Dodger Stadium, December 2013
Wedding Date: July 5, 2014
Photographer: Friend of the bride to be, Marisol Jauregui (@mrsfunksees)
Why Dodger Stadium
Jessie and I are huge Dodger fans, and the first conversation we ever had with each other 4 years ago last September was regarding the Dodgers so it was without a doubt that we needed to incorporate baseball into our engagement pictures.
About Our Wedding
We are having our ceremony at Sacred Heart of Jesus church in Los Angeles. Our reception is being held at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City, CA. We are having a large wedding of 300 attendees.
The Wedding Planning Process
I’ve been a “hands on” bride even though I did hire a planner to help me with partial planning. I highly recommend a planner though. Weddings and parties are a planner’s job and they provide so many ideas and insight to things that people like me would be clueless about. In my mind, I had an idea and it just took off from there. At the beginning, I was going to incorporate hints of silver but in the end, I changed it to gold. Never would I have thought of even using gold tones in the wedding along with blush tones.
Another good thing to have is either a workbook or a spreadsheet to keep track of your spending. Weddings are expensive and everything adds up. You don’t realize how much you are spending until you add up everything and look at the wedding in a bigger picture. Always set a budget for the wedding and go from there.
Advice for Fellow Coordinated Brides
My best advice for any bride would be to take your time with the planning process, budget accordingly and definitely hire a planner even if it is a “day of planner.” On the day of the wedding, you want to be as stress free as possible and enjoy every minute of the wedding you have been planning for months.
Janet, thank you so much for sharing these images and your story! Happy Planning and Happy wedding countdown!!