Bride at Whitmore Mansion in Ceres
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Bride at Whitmore Mansion in Ceres

Whitmore mansion is a beautiful old Victorian house in Ceres, California that's been transformed into a classic, vintage wedding venue. Each bedroom upstairs is different, and I loved this room with sage green fabric draped over the ceiling and a crystal chandelier hanging in the center.   Instead of the bride getting ready in the bridal suite, I had her get ready in this room because of the dramatic colors and moody light.  It almost has a theatrical feel to the decor.

The bride and groom chose a vintage theme for their wedding.  While their ceremony was at a church, their portraits and reception was at this venue.  It fit perfectly with their vintage theme.  The tables were adorned with simple burlap and mason jars with daisies.  

The timeline completely fell apart when the bride and groom's car broke down on the way from the church to the reception.  There were also several problems with the set-up of the tables.  The bride started to panic, but I calmed her down, reminding her that no matter what, they were married, and that's all that mattered.  

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Venue History

The first families that inhabited Ceres, California were those of John Service, Cassius Warner, and Daniel Whitmore in 1867. Daniel C. Whitmore built his home in 1870, the Daniel Whitmore Mansion at 2928 5th Street. That home still stands today, fully restored by the city and the Ceres Historical Society.

In 1903, Clinton N. Whitmore, the son of Daniel Whitmore, built a 15-room home a few blocks north of his father's original home located on 2732 5th Street, the Whitmore Mansion.  This grandeose house remained under the ownership of Whitmore descendants until 2005, when it was privately sold and restored. In 2013, the City of Ceres acquired the property and it is now available for rentals and tours.

Location: 2733 6th St, Ceres, CA 95307.

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