Crocker Art Museum Wedding: Emma and Nick

It started during a random pairing by their psychology professor during college that led to them meeting. A spark formed that would last throughout college, throughout Emma’s competitive equestrian seasons, and more. It wasn’t until one of Emma’s main competitions that Nick popped the question through a custom competition ribbon that asked her to marry him.

They decided to tie the knot at the Crocker Art Museum, a well-known spot for art and culture in the bustling downtown area of Sacramento, California. The Crocker Art Museum had special significance for these two, as her father served on the museum board for many years and these two dressed in black tie attire every winter for the Crocker Ball. Nick mentioned it was at one of the Crocker Ball’s that he realized this is where he wanted to marry his Emma.

For design, Emma wanted “Happy Modern with a touch of a Palm Springs.” The main goal was to blend the Crocker’s geometric architecture with different textures and lines to create a unique and inviting space. With their colors being pinks, oranges, yellows and gold with a pop of teal, they were able to bring the museum to life. “We love the mid-century modern aesthetic and wanted to blend that with a more modern color palette that would elicit happiness and warmth in our guests.”

To set the tone for their wedding, they wanted their invites to have the same feel for the day. Custom stationery by Lynn York blended modern and Palm Springs vibes; a small glimpse of what was to come.

On the wedding day, the decor and design were not the only elements that stayed true to their theme and style. Emma’s wedding gown by Hayley Paige exemplified her love for the arts and geometric lines of the Crocker. The bride also wore an heirloom ring from her family as her something borrowed. Their cake and dessert display by Above and Beyond Wedding Cakes was based around her geometric design dress as well, one of the cake layers featuring stripes. Nick wore a classic suite – one that Emma picked out many years before their wedding. It was at that same Crocker Ball many years before, that Emma realized the suit Nick was wearing was the one she wanted him to wear on their wedding day. The groom topped his lookoff with a modern black and white bowtie and a boutonniere with a bullet casing as a node to his time in the military. To complete their look, they even matched each other with footwear; Emma’s pink shoes matched perfectly to Nick’s socks.

Outside, in the Crocker Art Museum’s coutyard, Emma and Nick were married under a Chuppah adorned with pops of color and luscious florals and greenery that screamed Palm Springs vibes. The bride shared “Seeing the Crocker transformed from a white blank canvas to a vibrant colorful space,seeing the flowers around the chuppah for the first time, it truly surpassed what we could have imagined for our big day.”

During their reception, guests were treated to an indoor dinner celebration. Inside the gallery foyer sat tables garnished with teal velvet linens and gorgeous centerpieces by Big Bang Events which added even more colorful flare. Ghost chairs were the perfect add for their modern feel. One of the couple’s favorite moments was seeing how much fun their friends and family were having throughout the whole celebration.

To celebrate their Jewish and family traditions, the bride and groom displayed a large selection of cookies for dessert, over 1000, made by Emma’s aunts. During their first dance, they chose “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley.” “We chose it because it is a timeless classic. And who embodies love more than Elvis.” It truly was a magical and love-filled colorful evening for these two as they tied the knot at Crocker Art Museum.




the Big Bang events

dress shop :

La Soie Bridal

dress designer:

Hayley Paige

hair and makeup :

Michelle Deeann


La Tavola Fine Linen Rental

rentals :

Standard Party Rentals


Nellie Hurtienne


Extreme Productions


Above And Beyond Cakes


Supper Club Caterer


Kristine Herman Photography