April & Teddy
Q & A with the Bride:
1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?
Well, when we picked the venue, there really wasn’t much to look at – just a pile of dirt because the venue hadn’t even been built yet. When we sat down to talk to the owners, they shared their vision with us, and I was hooked. They just had such a passion for what they wanted to do for their brides. I knew it was the place for us the second I met them. We booked the venue with nothing but faith in two women we just met. And they gave us everything they promised and much much more!
2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?
The flowers first and foremost! They were perfect. I didn’t even know what they were going to look like until the day of my wedding. I gave the florist creative freedom to do what she wanted. I just told her that I wanted people to feel “enchanted,” and she captured it perfectly. Mint Springs added lanterns and beautiful lighting to the reception, which helped create the perfect atmosphere. They also used tree branches and a lot of greenery to give off that “enchanted forest” feel. I loved every bit of the reception decor.
3. If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding what would it be?
Let go of control! By the time we were halfway through our engagement, I think I changed my mind on colors, themes and decor about three times. I couldn’t make decisions about anything. I had an idea of how I wanted things to look and feel, but didn’t know how to carry it out. So finally, I just told my vendors to “surprise me.” They are in the business for a reason and are darn good at what they do. If you give them creative freedom and trust them to do a good job, they will absolutely go above and beyond to prove it and will love you for it.
4. Give us the one moment in your wedding you can’t stop thinking about.
The first look between my husband and I was simply perfect. Mint Springs Farm has this adorable greenhouse next to the bridal suite, and my photographer, Rae Marshall, thought it would be a great idea to use it for our first look photos. The pictures turned out flawless because Rae was able to capture both of our reactions. The look on his face when he turned around was something I’ll never forget. Plus, I loved doing a first look because it gave us a chance to have a romantic moment before the crowd of people got there.