Our Wedding

Our wedding at Henningsen Lotus Park was wonderful! We kept things simple for our 200 guests; we had a simple redwood arch with red gladiolas by the river for the ceremony and had the reception on the large upper field. Our reception dinner was a simple buffet with sides from back 40 bbq and roast pigs. We had a lot of kids, so we rented a bounce house & a snow cone maker. It was gorgeous & everyone had a ton of fun in the park! A lot of work, but well worth it!

Vendors & Venues Reviews

Henningsen Lotus Park
Lotus, California
Ceremony & Reception

the parks system was easy to work with, accomadating, and the park is so well maintained it made the perfect gorgeous backdrop for our ceremony & reception. Marshall park is also excellent- don't be afraid of a park wedding for a large group- we had 200 guests & were planning for 250- it was awesome!

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Party Royale
Lotus, CA

located in shingle springs on durock road- tables were falling apart, umbrellas had to be duct taped together to be usable, the chairs were the only things that were ok. they are the cheapest, but their products are awful! spend the extra money & get tables that will not embarass you!

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Back Forty Texas BBQ
Cameron Park, CA

tons of different catering plans from pick up, to deliver, to full service with price options for many budgets, plus delicious food! they made our sides & roast pork, and we had tons of compliments!

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Camino Flower Shop
Placerville, CA

located in placerville now, Doddie will help you have gorgeous flowers on any budget, and if you need to make bouquets & arrangements yourself, she will make sure you have all of the supplies & knowledge you need!

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Sena Cakes
Lotus, CA

Sena made me an amazing rice crispy treat cake! It was 3 tiers & delicious! She also made us yummy red velvet cupcakes- very reasonably priced, very yummy cake!

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De La Rosa Bridal
Folsom, CA
Wedding Fashion

the only reason I did not buy my gown from them is that they do not carry the designer I chose. They did do an amazing job on my alterations though, and I bought an amazing veil. I tried several gowns there & was surprised at their selection, and their sale rack! You have to check it out! Tons of gorgeous reasonably priced gowns!

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The Big Day Honeymoon Registry
Portland, OR

A honeymoon registry seemed like a great idea, but this company is not one I would suggest; they changed formats without notice, so I lost many e-cards; my money was in limbo for awhile, but eventually found. Several guests were charged twice, and several gifts were "lost;" the problems were not resolved until I had them send me their itemized list of transactions and pointed out the discrepancies with my account. They say that your registry will be free if you use their agent, but when you actually try to book with an agent, they don't return your calls, so I used the cruise line & got a much better deal. If you want a honeymoon registry, try somewhere else.

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