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A Family-Centered Wedding Day At Sherwood Country Club In Thousand Oaks

By: 
Palmer Brigham

Even though they grew up only 10 minutes away from each other, Janessa and Alphonse met in 2014 at an engagement dinner for his cousin, who set the two up together. For their own wedding day, the couple saw to many personalized details to make the day their own and show their gratefulness for each of their guests. 

On their wedding day planned by Trina Schmidt Weddings and Special Events, Janessa and Alphonse said their vows at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church flooded with natural light and filled with their friends and family. Guests were then invited to an elegant reception at the Sherwood Country Club, where the classic red brick exterior was complemented with simply elegant white bouquets and monochromatic decor. Guests enjoyed dessert from Frost It Cakery before joining the Janessa and Alphonse on the personalized dance floor.

From the bride:

“There were two moments that I will never forget. The first was when I walked into the church with my dad. There was so much anticipation for that exact moment that when it happened it was so surreal. When the doors opened and Alphonse and I saw each other for the first time, we both completely lost it. 

The second moment was when we walked into the reception room. Our coordinator Trina had us come into the [reception] room to see it before anyone else had gone in. It was so amazing to see all of our hard work and planning come together in that room. We were both so taken aback by how perfectly it all came together. We got to walk around and dance together, just the two of us. It was so special.”

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