This past weekend we had a great opportunity to party with bride and groom, Matt and Meikela at the Fassel Ranch in Placerville, CA. This location was absolutely beautiful and the perfect place for a summer wedding. The staff at Fassel Ranch really helped make the night run smoothly with their professionalism and great customer service.
Out of the two locations to choose from for special events, Matt and Mikeala’s wedding ceremony was positively enchanting. The happy couple exchanged vows in a beautifully green woodland with white embellishments all over.
Pre Wedding Meeting
The staff of Fassel Ranch was very help full in making things run smoothly and in a timely manner. A few month before their big day we got a chance to sit down and settle on a timeline for the day’s events, I tailored it to their specific needs. Meikela and Matt had a total of 9 friends in their wedding party, so they had me on my toes remembering names. I had to call in advance to make sure I was pronouncing everyone’s name correctly!
Like I said, the staff was very helpful in working with me to provide an effortless reception for the happy couple. We made sure that the music and reception events worked cohesively without any hiccups. I had to kill sometime after the grand entrance so I had Matt and Meikela go straight into their first dance; the chef and wait staff were running a few minutes behind so I kept the party going.
While the bridal party, family and newlyweds made their way through the buffet line I encouraged the rest of the guests to a singing competition. Who ever sang the best was allowed to get in the buffet line first and I continued until all the tables got food. Matt and Meikala’s guests had a lot of fun with this and set the awesome mood for the night.
After dinner we had Meikela and Matt do the newlywed “Shoe Game”. It was a great game for an ice breaker and made everyone laugh and cheer. Following that we cut the cake, shared a few toasts between family and friends and the party got started!
The bride asked me to play a song for her that I didn’t have in my computer so I jumped online and downloaded it right away. I always try to play requests for guests, not only does it keep the energy going but it allows everyone to enjoy their time. I was suppose to stop at 10:00pm but the owner of Fassel Ranch let me go on until 10:30pm. This was a really great wedding and I think it’s safe to say we all had a great time; congratulations Matt and Meikela!