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Colorful, Beach Destination Wedding in Mexico

Posted by Caitlin on Nov 08, 2012

Joni & David 

July 6 

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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Q & A with the Bride:

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

We both love great food, so initially our venue’s reputation for amazing food is what piqued our interest. After seeing the beautiful view at the ceremony site and the beachfront area for the reception, we knew that this venue was “the one.” It was gorgeous and low-key at the same time, which was exactly what we wanted. We were treated wonderfully by staff of Hacienda and really couldn’t have made a better choice!

2. Which four details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. The music-We had a trio for the ceremony, and a mariachi band for the reception. I walked done the aisle to “Sweet Child of Mine,” and the recessional was “Home” by Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeroes. The trio did such a great job of making this fun but still classy. We the song “Home” because it is so fitting to our life. Dave and I will travel around the world for his career, so home will be “whereever I’m with you (him).” The mariachi band was amazing, and the perfect touch for the fun celebration we wanted our wedding to be!

2. The flowers- Oh my, what can I say about the flowers? They were amazing! The tables at the reception were my favorite. It was like an absolute dream. The flowers were so beautiful, and the places settings were so perfect. I adored the napkin and flowers at the place settings. There is one photo of the tables with the ocean in the background that is to die for! My bouquet was amazing as well! 

3. The lace aisle runner- This detail gave my wedding a little bit of the vintage feel I wanted. I had a hard time deciding between a beach or vintage style, and Amy, our event designer,  did an unbelievable job at incorporating both!

4. One last thing- Amy surprised us with a caricature artist at our cocktail hour and reception. It is definitely not something I would have originally thought to include, but it was so great. He was very professional and really kept people highly entertained as well as giving them a memento to take home! 

3. Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about. 

Walking down the aisle with my mother, who I love dearly. The photos of that are absolutely priceless to me. Also, seeing David at the end of the aisle smiling at me and having no control over the giant smile on my face in return! He held my hand the entire ceremony and for some reason that sticks in my mind too. 

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Cheerful Spring Wedding in South Carolina

Posted by Kim on Aug 07, 2012

Caroline & Ryan

May 26

Charleston, South Carolina

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Q&A with the Bride:

Which details from your wedding were your favorites?

The first detail that was one of my favorites was my dress!  Ever since I first tried it on I never wanted to take it off.  When I put it on for our wedding, I just couldn’t believe that I was lucky enough to be wearing such a gorgeous dress.  The second detail would be that we were able to have our fur babies in the wedding.  We had thought of the idea a long time ago, but we just didn’t know how everything would work out.  In the end we were so happy we put the dogs in the wedding.  Our two Siberian Huskies, Samson and Mya, were perfect, and they looked so cute with Samson wearing his light blue bow tie and Mya wearing her light blue and brown tutu.  The last detail, which I am so grateful for is that all of our closest family and friends were able to attend.  We weren’t sure how that would work out with us choosing a destination wedding, but when they all showed up to celebrate with us it just made our day even more special.

Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

The moment that I can’t stop thinking about is the moment where my dad and I first turned the corner to walk down the aisle.  I will never forget this moment for two reasons: the first is seeing Ryan’s face at the end of the aisle.   Words cannot describe the emotions that were pouring from his face at that point.  When I saw his face, I saw all of the genuine and pure love that he has for me, and at that point I knew how wonderful of a man I was about to marry.  The second reason I love this moment is because I had the first man I would ever love, my dad, walking me down the aisle to meet the man who would take his place, and he never faltered one step.  My dad was there for me at that pivotal moment, fully supporting me and my decision to get married, which just showed how deep his love for me is.  So to be in that moment with the two men who love me the most was just breathtaking.

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Kelli & Robert

July 16

Austin, Texas

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Our Q&A with the Bride:

What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

Loved the garden for a romantic, intimate ceremony while still being outdoors.

Loved Palm Door for the classic party atmosphere it provided. Plus, it was a ‘blank slate’ which allowed us to decorate to our personal taste.

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. My wedding dress because it was the most beautiful, exquisite piece of clothing I’ll ever wear. 

2. The wooden bar at Palm Door which stretched from end to end and gave our reception the perfect party vibe! Plus, our wedding cake looked great sitting on it!

3. Our getaway car- classic ’62 Lincoln Continental Convertible from 4LeafLimos, was the perfect vehicle to ride away in style from all of our loving family and friends.

If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?

Don’t stress too much about any one detail; when all is said and done, the most important thing is that you have a great time with family and friends celebrating one of the most important days of your life. Everyone remembers the great time they had- not the color of the centerpieces.

Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

Seeing my husband as I walked down the aisle toward him. We were both in tears already!

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All this week, we’ve been inspired by the Fourth of July holiday. We shared red, white, and blue wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses, as well as a super-patriotic real wedding. To kick off the weekend, we thought we’d share one more piece of red, white, and blue wedding inspiration in the form of this style shoot which took place on the shores of Lake Superior in Marquette, Michigan. We love the preppy, whimsical details – particularly the striped table runners, the “sign-in oar,” and the message in a bottle decor.

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Ashleigh & Daniel

July 2

Harmonie Church, Innsbrook, Missouri & Cedar Lake Farms, Wright City, Missouri

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Our Q&A with the Bride:

What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

Before I even met my prince charming, I always knew I wanted a wedding at a white country church and a red barn. It took one look at the barn and I knew it was the venue. It is the perfect venue for your dream country wedding. 

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

It’s hard to narrow them down to just three. My three favorite details from my wedding would be our best man (my husband’s brother and a Marine) wearing his dress blues while walking down the aisle to “My Country ‘Tis of Thee,” the firework show at the end of the night and seeing all of my maid of honor and my work come together to make the perfect day! We worked so hard the year leading up to the wedding. Little details were the most important thing to me. It was definitely a DIY, Americana and country themed wedding.

Tell us about the one moment from your wedding day that you can’t stop thinking about.

I can’t stop thinking about the whole day. Everything was perfect and it was the happiest day of my life, marrying my best friend surrounded by everyone we love. It was a very hot day for an outside wedding and our guests were glowing with sweat, but the heat didn’t bother this bride!

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