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Coral and Gray Shabby Chic Wedding in Georgia

Posted by Caitlin on Jun 12, 2013

Keri & Casey

April 27

Clayton, Georgia

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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?

Chota Falls is so unique and picturesque. I loved that we had the venue to ourselves, and the waterfall setting really sold my family and I. It was actually the only venue I toured.

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

1. Flowers 

2. Pictures taken by the waterfall

3. Props 

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

I would tell couples that they don’t need a yearlong (or longer) engagement to have the wedding of their dreams. Thanks to my mom, who is a wedding coordinator herself, we were able to plan our wedding in slightly less than six months. I loved having that amount of time because it was short enough that we didn’t second-guess our decisions and long enough that our guests had sufficient time to make travel arrangements. 

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

Having all of my closest friends and family in the same room was my favorite part of the day. I loved introducing people from all walks of my life to my husband’s friends and family, and it was wonderful to see family and friends that I hadn’t seen in years.  I’ll also never forget the moment that they pronounced us husband and wife. Everything was perfect, and I wish I could relive my wedding day every day.

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Abby & Ian

March 29

Lakewood, Washington

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Q & A with the Bride:

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

All of the bouquets (plus table centerpieces) were fresh-cut tulips from Pike Place Market in Seattle. The tulips were in season and were a special order from a local farm.  The table numbers at the reception were also a favorite detail. The numbers pasted on a printed silver and yellow paper, then framed, were a last-minute project the night before the wedding. And to match the gray, white and yellow theme, the bridesmaids gifts were gray crocheted Toms shoes. They came in handy for the bridesmaids who wore them as “dancing shoes” throughout the reception. 

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

Everything will work out! It can be stressful and seem nearly impossible to keep track of all of the details (big and small), but even if something is overlooked, you will likely be the only one who cares. We forgot to purchase cake plates and silverware and did not realize until right before we cut the cake. Ian announced to our guests that they would all have to eat cake with their hands, and it became a funny moment from our wedding (luckily our wonderful venue had backup plates and utensils stashed away that we were able to use). Relax and try to be “in the moment” throughout your big day. Moments are what you will remember, not the details.

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

Our favorite moment from our wedding is when we said our vows. It was a beautiful ceremony and reception, but the vows were the reason we were there- to commit ourselves to each other and start a life together. Out of all of the special moments from that day, that is one we cherish the most.

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Romantic Courtyard Wedding in New Orleans

Posted by Alexandra on May 22, 2013

Tyler & Ryan

November 17

New Orleans, Louisiana

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Q & A with the Bride:

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

We really wanted to get married outside and have an outdoor reception.  The Elms Mansion gave us both, as well as an elegant atmosphere.  Everything about the venue is picturesque, starting with its location on the oak lined St. Charles Avenue.

Which details from your wedding were your favorites?

  • One of our best friends married us.  He got ordained online and conducted a very personal and memorable ceremony.  He had everyone crying. 
  • My dad and stepdad walked me down the aisle together.  They both mean a lot to me, so I felt privileged to be given away by them both.  
  • The band, TABOO [now The Phunky Monkeys]. Everyone danced all night.  The band played everything from classic rock to rap, got out into the crowd, and got to know a few of our livelier guests! 
  • Our first dance was to a Joe Cocker song, which was the concert we went to on our first “date” (along with our best friend that married us)!

 

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

Stay true to your vision for the event.  We wanted a small, intimate ceremony and reception with only close friends and family.  We had around 160 guests and knew every face.  We truly enjoyed ourselves visiting and catching up with our loved ones.  We spent the night doing exactly what we wanted….dancing and laughing! 

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

At the end of the night, the band led a New Orleans second line around the courtyard and over to our getaway car.  Most of the guests were still there singing and dancing in the second line and waiving their handkerchiefs in the air.

 

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Modern Spring Yellow and Gray Wedding in Florida

Posted by Kim on May 02, 2013

Melissa & Stephen

March 30

Tampa, Florida

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Q & A with the Bride:

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

I wanted an indoor/outdoor venue with a view. I really had a hard time finding something like that in the Tampa/St. Pete area. All it took was one tour of the Westin’s BluVu Room and I was sold! The view is absolutely spectacular indoors and outdoors!

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

The outdoor patio décor (grass bar, patterned tablecloths, and fun pillows), the card table showing pictures of family members that are no longer with us, and the candy bar.

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

Enjoy the planning process! It can sometimes become tedious and stressful, but seeing your vision come to life at the end is all worth it!

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

I really loved the grand exit with the sparklers! It really solidified that we were finally married!

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Intimate Gray and Yellow Garden Wedding in Virginia

Posted by Caitlin on Mar 08, 2013

Anna & Michael 

September 9

Richmond, 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?

The feeling we had when we walked into the gardens; it felt perfect. One specific detail was the fact that we didnt have to use any decorations. We loved the way it was as is.

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

1. My bouquet, which I made myself out of fabric flowers. I love that I have it displayed in our home, and it is just as beautiful as it was on my wedding day. 

2. The lanterns that my bridesmaids carried. They were part of their bridesmaid gifts and suited the evening garden wedding vibe.

3.  The boys’ outfits. The gray and yellow color scheme with the suspenders and converse my husband wore. It was so different and cool. He still wears his wedding day shoes often. I’ve seen our color scheme done a lot since our wedding, but I still love the details. 

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

Our first look. It was so intimate and special. I definitely recommend that couples look into it. It’s really amazing to be able to spend those moments just the two of you and your photographer, of course. The kisses have never been sweeter than in that moment.

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