Kim, with her warm, caring spirit and beautiful baby blue eyes stole Leslie’s heart right away. It was as close to love at first sight as Leslie had ever known and she immediately felt at that moment that Kim was something a little extra special. And when Leslie made her move Kim knew it was something she could never walk away from. For the first time in both of their lives, they felt whole.
After their home state of Florida finally recognized same-sex marriages, Leslie and Kim decided it was time to take their 6-year relationship to the next level. But Florida wasn’t the right place for their I do’s and when a job opportunity came up in California for Leslie, they knew they were being pulled toward the west coast. And so the least they could do is come and see what they hype was all about…right?!
It started as plans to get married at the courthouse, but quickly grew into something even better as phone call after phone call lead them to something more. When they contacted me about a Sacramento Citizen Hotel rooftop elopement at sunset with a small group of close friends and relatives, I was off the charts excited and so happy to be a part of the stars aligning for these two.
March can be such an unpredictable weather month here in NorCal with possibilities of rain, fog, and cold weather. But we ended up with the most perfect scenario possible: warm, sunny, and clear. It was everything these two could have asked for and exactly what they deserved.
It was a day filled with love, happiness, tears of joy, emotion, pedicabs, downtown Sacramento, a gorgeous sunset, and the Sacramento skyline all lining up to say congratulations and best wishes for many years of happiness as Leslie and Kim continue their journey together, now as lawfully wedded wives.
Venue: Citizen Hotel
Hair: Lea Buehler
Officiant: Reverend Jennifer Tan
Ceremony Music: Rick Tan Harp
Florals: Bekah Tsai of Bloom and Vine
PediCabs: Sacramento PediCabs
Cinematographer: Phillip Alan Films