Photos shown on the Fall In Love Festival Website are © Copyright 2015 Cynthia Ferris-Bennett


Your Hometown Bridal Show!

Rachel Lomeli Photography

© Copyright 2015

So what happens when you bring together the best team of wedding and event professionals in the area and ask a simple question….”Would you be able to “fill in the blank”… a wonderful thing & memorable magic occurs…
This past Saturday was the wedding of Brianne & Tim at East Fork Ranch. This couple has truly touched our hearts. Our dynamic bride was diagnosed with cancer last month as she was planning her wedding for 2016. She was brought to my attention through 2 fabulous vendors, Jennifer McLaughlin (owner of Sierra Canopy & Event Rentals) and Angelina Ellis (co-owner of The Entertainer and her husband Rich Ellis). Ideas were thrown around and then came the thought…why don’t we see if we can give this couple their special day…next thing you know this is exactly what happened.


Some phone calls, emails, texts asking the simple question “Would you be able to…” ended with 26 vendors coming together to GIVE this couple their special day. Everything from the venue to flowers, dress to music, catering to rentals, libations to coordination, photography to cake and everything in between was provided completely gratis by these amazing vendors. This couple, their family & friends so exhibit class and determination I know that I can speak for all of the vendors when I say it was OUR pleasure to make your special day everything you hoped for.
I just thought people should know how truly wonderful a simple idea and a simple question snowballed into a perfect day for this couple. I know these vendors have touched this couple…just as they have touched us…

TEAM CONTACT:  Cynthia Ferris-Bennett – Sierra Chef (Coordination & Design) … 775.671.2164  Cynthia@CynthiaFerrisBennett.com

East Fork Ranch –  (Venue) … 775.671.2164

Sierra Canopy & Event Rentals – Jennifer McLaughlin … 775.901.6440

The Entertainer / Betty & Beau’s (Rentals, Décor & Bartending) Angelina & Rich Ellis and Johnny … 775.783.9300

Blake’s Floral Design (Reception Centerpieces & Day of Coordination) – Sharon Buckley … 530.575.1875

Sierra Bridal & Bloom (Reception Centerpieces) – Kaylynne Bingham … 530.401.0950

Leah’s Perfect Roses (Personal Flowers) – Leah Sadabseng … 775.392.3532

Manzanita Glow (Ceremony Arch) – Emily Williams … 775.410.1659

Sierra Gourmet Grill (Catering) – Larry Rice … 775.901.1594

Carson City Barbeque (Pig Roasting & Catering Staff) – Duane & Company

Bella Vita Catering (Appetizers) – Lori Baxter … 775.790.0505

Caked by Leslie (Wedding Cake) – Leslie Broderson … 775.790.4145

Grocery Outlet (Champagne) – Kevin … 775.783.0017

LeAnna Hicks (Photography) - 775-721-0401

Ashley Baker Brown (Photography) - 775) 790-6191

Rachel Lomeli (Photography) - 530-318-1409

Karen Linsley (Photography) - 530-906-9336

Ted Nagel (DJ) – 775.720.8316

Regency Strings (Ceremony Music) Cecilia & George … 339-1116 or 450-7185

Annette’s Brides (Makeup & Hair) – Annette … 775.830.2009

Carson Valley Inn (Honeymoon Suite) - Carrie Nicoliasen … 775.783.6673

Dough Catering (Desserts) – Whitney & Josh Deri … 775-843-5297

Alfred Angelo – (Dress) Terie Loftus … 775.826.7300

Affordable Ambience (Event Assistance) – Dana Childs