Wedding Aces Bridal Buds

Jenn & Ryan 

September 6

Staunton, Virginia 

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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 had looked at so many venues; they all began to run together. I wanted something beautiful and cost-friendly, and the options in Charlottesville were limited. One evening, when we weren’t really looking specifically for a venue, my husband came across The American Hotel, and I fell in love! We went to look at it the following week and booked it that day. The hotel was perfect for our style and personalities and in our budget! 

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

1. My dress – I only tried on dresses once so I knew I had to pick something that day! Once I tried it on, I knew nothing else could top it! It was discontinued and just happened to be my exact size and on clearance! I did not even need alterations!

2. Guest Tree – I saw the idea on Pinterest and fell in love with the idea. We had every guest sign a leaf to place on the tree, and when it was all full, we framed it, and it has became a centerpiece in our home! 

3. Grooms Cuff Links – Music is a huge part of my husband’s life, and as special touch, I bought him music note cuff links. It was a small touch but something that make his rented tux more customized to him!

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

The moment I can’t stop thinking about is the moment when we were saying our vows, and Ryan took out a handkerchief and wiped my tears away.  It was truly a picture of his love for me, and it will forever be a cherished memory of mine. 

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Gina & Shawn 

May 17  

Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina   

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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?

It is unlike any venue I have ever been to. It is a perfect blend of southern charm, rustic, and chic.

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

1. Yellow

2. Burlap

3. Lace 

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

Our maid of honors’ and best man’s speeches. One of my sisters did a rap, and it was absolutely hilarious. My other sister’s speech was so heartfelt that she started crying. The best man’s speech was perfect – thoughtful and loving, yet funny too.  I felt every possible emotion at one time; we were on cloud nine!

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Katie & Garry 

April 27

Dauphin, Pennsylvania 

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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 picked The Peter Allen House because it had the perfect combination of beautiful outdoor scenery and a classy vintage backdrop.

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

My bouquet, the ceremony programs, and the signs my Dad made for around the grounds.

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

As part of our wedding, we decided to do a foot washing ceremony to demonstrate our commitment to putting the other first and serving one another in love. The combination of this act, the music, and the atmosphere made it a very memorable moment, not just for ourselves, but for everyone who attended.

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Rustic Gray and Yellow Summer Farm Wedding in Michigan

Posted by Caitlin on Jul 25, 2013

Katie & Andy

June 22

Hanover, Michigan

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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 had our reception at the Hoop Barn located on my family’s dairy farm. When it was built years ago, I told my family if I get married the reception will be at that barn. It’s a beautiful setting in a wheat field. I mentioned it to Andy after the engagement and since he is a farmer he was all for the idea!

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

1. The draping at the barn. It set the tone for the venue. It gave the barn a dramatic feel and was breathtaking as the guests walked in.

2. The cake display, so cute! The wedding cake was on a wine barrel, and the cupcake stands were on surrounding crates with an adorable backdrop in the colors we used for our wedding.

3. Taking pictures at the original family farm homestead by the old barns and wheat field between the ceremony and reception. The property has been in the family for more than 100 years and to have wedding pictures taken there was meaningful.

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

It may sound cliche, but the wedding ceremony at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church. The church is absolutely beautiful! Seeing the pews filled with family and friends to witness the exchanging of vows still gives me chills.

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Intimate Gray and Pink Beach Wedding in Florida

Posted by Caitlin on Jun 27, 2013

Lauren & Ryan 

April 18

Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

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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?

It was different than anything we had seen – it wasn’t the typical banquet hall, hotel or golf course. It was simple and relaxed, exactly what we had envisioned for our wedding.

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

1. Being able to have both my grandmas be a part of the day even though they are both no longer with me. I carried one grandma’s rosary in my flowers and wore my other grandma’s pearl bracelet.

 2. Our programs – I loved our message to our guests. We wanted them to know that we truly felt loved for everyone coming to Florida. We are from Chicago. 

3. Our favors! Who doesn’t love a good koozie? 

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

Our first dance, all eyes were on us, but it felt like we were the only two people in the world. We were trying to soak up the moment that we were married! 

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