Empire Mine State Historic Park ended up becoming Aarika and Mark’s dream wedding venue, providing their guests with sights of fountains and vintage gardens beneath gorgeous mountain backdrops. Wanting a short engagement, the couple planned their enchanting wedding in six months. The talented Jasmine Fitzwilliam of Let’s Frolic Together captured the beautiful ceremony, and the couple said that dancing the night away with their family and friends was the highlight of the day.
Aarika and Mark
Empire Mine State Historic Park, Grass Valley, California
One trip to the venue, and it was a done deal. It was enchanting, and more than we could have ever dreamed up. The price was spectacular and the scenery boasted some of the most stunning backdrops.
Jasmine Fitzwilliam of Let’s Frolic Together is by far one of the most dazzling gems in the wedding photography business. She is everything we sought in a wedding photographer — she has a calming, light-hearted and silly presence, her creative eye is keen and she wonderfully captured our chemistry and bond as a couple.
We met working at a coffee shop, so we commemorated that special part of our story by giving out chocolate covered espresso beans to our guests.
We had always heard how stressful and overwhelming wedding planning was going to be, but not once did we feel overcome by the process. Just enjoy the planning, talk about details over happy hours, and try not to sweat the small stuff — come the night of your wedding, as long as you are married, the day was a success!
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Let’s Frolic Together
Venue – Empire Mine State Historic Park
Catering – Christopher’s Old World Deli
Officiant – Ben Saunders
Wedding Dress – Allure Bridals
Bridal Accessories – Etsy
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – J. Crew
Groom’s Apparel – Nordstrom
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Macy’s
Rings – Robbins Brothers and Ritani
Rentals – Encore Music
A huge thank you to Jasmine at Let’s Frolic Together for sharing Aarika and Mark’s enchanting wedding with us. For similar wedding venue inspiration, head over to this intimate and eclectic Montreal wedding at Tour de Lévis!