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Wedding of the Week: Ernestine & Michael

Ernestine & Michael

Michael and Ernestine actually knew each other as kids before they became a couple decades later. They were paired up together in a production of “Snoopy” where Ernestine was “Sally” and Michael played her  love interest, “Linus”. Michael honestly wasn’t very nice to her when she was 8, granted he was 13 at the time, and she hated him with a passion. (That made the show even more fun since she really had to show off her acting skills to be in “love” with a person that she couldn’t stand.) It wasn’t until they reconnected as adults on a Facebook, eventually became actual friends, and the rest is history.

The Proposal
Michael proposed to Ernestine after his CD release party in front of their family and friends. It was a live show and after he played his last song, he called Ernestine up to the front of the room to thank her for all of her support and then he dropped down to one knee and popped the question. Even though Ernestine had a small feeling it was going to happen that night, She was still caught of guard, nodded her head yes and then was so shocked that she couldn’t even kiss him correctly and then proceeded to hide on Michael’s shoulder because that’s what she do when she get nervous or shy. And then she gave him a hard time because she always told him that if he was going to propose, to make sure that her nails were done and she happened to have only one hand painted because that’s all the time she had to do when she was working the ticket area during his show.

Wedding Inspiration
“Since I am a Music Teacher and my husband is a musician, we decided to go with a Music themed wedding. Every aspect of our wedding had sheet music or something musical to go with it: my bouquet had sheet music roses in it, the groomsmen and groom had sheet music boutonnieres, our “guest book” were some of our favorite records, we had actual sheet music on our cake, sheet music cones in the aisles, centerpieces made out of sheet music, and even our knife and serving set had music notes engraved into it. Also, since I sing frequently for the San Jose Barracuda (the local AHL team), our colors were teal to represent the theme and we contrasted it with gold which represents “illumination, love, compassion, courage, passion, magic, and wisdom”. =)”

Favorite Wedding Memory
“My favorite wedding day moment was when Mikey sang a song that he wrote about us live with his own band that we had played at our wedding. It was really special because I’ve been waiting over 6 years for him to write a song for me. I didn’t think he would write it about our relationship and how got to where we are today as husband and wife. (Video:”

D.I.Y. Details
“Our centerpieces, aisle cones, and various signs were all DIY. “

& a Word of Advice…
“The advice that I would give to future couples planning their wedding is to enjoy every moment, every frustration, every joy, just everything about the whole process because before you know it, your wedding will be here and it will make that big day so much more worth it in the end.”


Photography: Classic Photographers – Don P.

Videographer:  Classic Photographers  – Sean J.

Cake:  The Old Towne Danville Bakery –  Danville, CA

Flowers:  Dublin Floral Design – Dublin, CA

Venue: Wedgewood San Ramon – San Ramon, CA

Brides Dress: Trudys Brides & Special Occasions – Campbell, CA

Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse –  Fremont, CA

Hair/Makeup: The SpotlitePRO Team

“I wish I could do it all over again because it felt SO fast! Oh! Mikey and I also performed a duet together and Frenzy, the mascot from the San Jose Barracuda, also came to our wedding and danced the night away with all of our guests.”

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