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Katie & Kevin’s Country Club Real Wedding

Katie Schaa, an event coordinator for Sensational Treats, and Kevin King, an insurance underwriter, met in the summer of 2011 at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, and as the bride says, “the rest is fate!” Kevin proposed on a surprise weekend trip to Zion National Park, and then the San Diego–based couple, both 27, didn’t have to go far to find their dream venue, Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club. That’s where they said “I do” in front of 140 guests in an outdoor ceremony under a greenery-covered gazebo before the party moved indoors, where dinner consisted of local sea bass, fillet of beef, and mushroom ravioli, and the beer and wine flowed. Afterward, everyone enjoyed liquid nitrogen ice cream—when they weren’t too busy breaking it down on the dance floor.

bridesmaids in burgundy dresses and bride in sleeveless gown

groom in blue tux, bride with updo hair

bouquet of white pink and burgundy flowers on chair

bride in sleeveless white gown and lace veil

bridesmaid in v-neck burgundy dress holding bouquet

When the couple was looking for a pop of color to add to their palette, they settled on burgundy: “It seemed romantic and it’s a color that looks great on all skin tones,” Katie says.

diamond engagement ring, stationery with calligraphy and greenery, leaf-covered headband

couple holding looking at each other, holding hands

“My bouquet was lush but loose, with gorgeous peonies and roses in cream, pink, and burgundy,” Katie says. “Layered Vintage made my vision come to life.”

groom's leather wristwatch and dark blue tie

“I have always loved men in navy suits, so that is where it all started,” Katie says about the couple’s day-of color palette. These details for the groom fit their hues handsomely.

floral centerpiece with gold table number, spacious dining room

“Our venue had gold accents throughout, which made the metallic accent color an easy choice,” Katie says. “We wanted a subtle romantic feeling, so navy, gold, and burgundy were a great fit.”

couple kissing under leafy arch

Their Talented Team:

Coordination, Ceremony, Reception, and Catering: Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club
Photography: Anna and Andrew Vanover, Deer Lovers 
Florals and Rentals: Layered Vintage
DJ: Ansom Productions 
Invitation Suite: Pretty Little Papers 
Dress: Pronovias and Dolce Bleu 
Shoes: Badgley Mischka and Nordstrom 
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Dessy 
Groom’s and Groomsmen’s Attire: Jos. A. Bank 
Cake/Dessert: Sensational Treats and Cute Cakes 
Hair: Bridal Hair by Cristina
Makeup: Chelsea English 

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