On Tuesday, we shared a red, white, and blue wedding that took place on July 4th weekend last year. Today’s wedding took place on the exact same day – but has a totally different look and feel! While going all-American is fun for a July 4th wedding, this wedding proves you certainly don’t have to (though taking a few patriotic portraits is always a nice touch!)!
Our Q&A with the Bride:
Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?
1. Our flowers, especially around the ceremony site.
2. The fireworks!
3. Our invitations
And there was so much more: the sno-cones, cotton candy, my dress, the timing and location of the ceremony and reception, the oyster bar, specialty cocktails, having my father’s cufflinks in my bouquet (he passed away 14 years ago), my mom walking me down the aisle, my string quartet playing pop music during cocktail hour…
If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?
Take it in stride. You can’t control it all, and some of the details you weren’t expecting will be your favorites.
Tell us about the one moment from your wedding day that you can’t stop thinking about.
Looking into Sam’s eyes and reciting the vows that we wrote for each other.
What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?
Bride: The wrap around porch, stone patio, and surrounding woods made the lodge the perfect location for our outdoor wedding. It felt very secluded and magical.
What three (3) details from your wedding were your favorites?
Bride: Our three favorite details would probably be: The invites that I designed, each one was assembled by hand, the twinkle lights hanging above the patio during the reception, the twig and lace wrapped flower vases on each table that I made.
Before we start back to featuring our warm weather weddings – I wanted to share this adorable, intimate, December wedding with you. The florals have an organic look with the use of pine-cones, both in the bouquets and the boutonniere’s. The bride’s angora wool shawl accents her vintage dress perfectly.
The couple met while attending University of Michigan. The ceremony and reception took place on Lake Erie at the Catawba Island Club. The lakeside ceremony was immediately followed by a tented cocktail hour and reception. Katie and Tyson chose every avenue of entertainment for their guests; a string quartet for the ceremony and cocktail hour, and both a DJ and a band to alternate throughout the reception. The take-home favors for all of the guests were individually packaged S’mores desserts, and the newlyweds exited their grand reception in a shower of sparklers and drove their University of Michigan golf cart off into the night.