Leli & Tom
Q & A with the Bride:
Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?
The flowers, for sure – especially the tall floral arrangements on the stage. We loved how the decorations at the ceremony came out, especially seeing my florist adding her arrangements and pew flowers that I could only try and picture in my head during the planning process. They complimented the background decorations of the paper flowers so well. It was even better than what I imaged. Seeing all the time spent and decision-making come together for the first time as I was walking down the aisle just made it feel that more special.
Also, the bridal and bridesmaid bouquets – they were so much more than what I expected and were the perfect arrangement and feel of what I wanted.
Our paper suite designed by our graphic designer, especially the programs. We had a lot of information to fit and going through a number of revisions to get it to what it became was time well spent.
The hanging purple, lilac, and white paper flowers we got from Luna Bazaar. They were one of my favorite decorating pieces that were placed on the background of the stage and the wall behind our welcoming table. They were the unique piece I was looking for and matched my colors to my wedding perfectly!
It’s also a tie with our candy table. It’s one of the fun things we really wanted to have at our wedding – candy and snacks that my husband and I love and wanted to share with our guests.
Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.
For me, it’s really hard to pick one. One of the moments I can’t stop thinking about would have to be the morning when I was getting ready and one of my bridesmaids gave me a card from Tom. I was so surprised since we agreed we weren’t going to do bride/groom gifts. What he said to me in that card was so moving it brought me to tears and even though I had already did my make-up, was in my dress, it didn’t matter. I was so moved by it I couldn’t hold back the tears from coming.
The other was the moment the doors opened and I turned to walk down the aisle. Seeing the sanctuary filled with family and friends, all the decorations, seeing “the light” at the end of the aisle of my husband looking down at me, it was hard not to feel the overwhelming emotions that filled me at that sight and the moment I had been waiting for – walking down the aisle on my wedding day to marry the man I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.
I actually asked my husband what his moment was as well. He had two:
One is when they opened the door and I first saw Leli. The other is when I went to greet people before the wedding started and I saw how many people were there and them coming up and congratulating me. That’s when it hit me that everyone there were there for us, to celebrate with us because of the love they had for us. There were people I haven’t seen in a couple of years due to the fact that they lived so far away and they took the time out of their schedules and money to travel just to witness us getting married.
Kara & Ryan
Colorado Springs, Colorado
From the photographer: “Kara and Ryan’s wedding was held at one of my favorite venues in Colorado Springs, the Garden of the Gods Club. With not a cloud in the sky, the weather was absolutely beautiful that day for their outdoor unity sand ceremony. Friends and family flocked from all over the country to celebrate their marriage. Everything about their day couldn’t have been more perfect, from the majestic mountain backdrop to the The Briar Rose String Quartet who played during their ceremony. The eight-piece Diamond Orchestra made the reception a sensation. Karol Peat of Willows n’ Weeds crafted a gorgeous bouquet complete with a small photo pendant honoring Kara’s sister.” -Stephanie Brauer Photography
Kimberly & Tonya
From the Event Planner:
“The couple chose to exchange vows on the lawn of Fleischmann Park overlooking the Gulf in Downtown Naples FL. The day could not have been more beautiful and everyone got a giggle when the flower girl tossed her basket down the aisle. A reception followed at the Naples Bay Resort where the guests dined on small plates, each representing a different borough of New York City. Kim and Tonya knew they wanted a NYC-themed wedding to celebrate the city where they fell in love – we focused on Central Park as the inspiration for the decor. The room was filled with large plants and the centerpieces featured large trees with hanging candles and orchids. The couple surprised the guests by changing into tuxes and serving a late night snack of candied nuts and warm pretzels just as you would have on the streets of NYC.” -Kehrin Hassan, Jet Set Wed
Sabrina & Franco
From the Photographer:
“Sabrina and Franco’s wedding was one of my favorites, as every detail was carefully planned by the bride herself. With its beautiful ivy-covered barn surrounded by vineyards and lavender, the Taber Ranch Event Center has some amazing settings for outdoor photos. Much of the decor was created by family members – Sabrina herself designed and created the centerpieces and her mother-in-law and sister-in-law made the bouquets, boutonnieres, and favors. A picture of Sabrina’s late grandmother was fastened to her bouquet as a gift and blessing from her mother. The couple wed under a vintage lace canopy made by the bride and her family, and literally ‘tied the knot’ using manilla rope as a symbol of their union. After the ceremony, while guests enjoyed cocktail hour on the veranda, Sabrina and Franco took Taber Ranch’s vintage Cadillac convertible out for a spin. The in-barn reception was delightful, featuring brilliant music and cuisine. The night culminated with sparklers and an exit in the vintage Cadillac.” – Rochelle Wilhems Photography
Julie & Andrew
Q & A with the Bride:
1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?
The red barn. Andrew and I always knew we would get married in Vermont — we met in Vermont while at school. The Inn at Baldwin Creek is known for their food so it was at the top of our list when we started looking for venues. As soon as we walked on the property, we saw the barn and knew this was the place.
2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?
1. The ceremony. We planned to have the wedding ceremony in the flower garden, but due to a sudden rain shower, it was moved to the barn. Listening to the rain hit the roof while saying our vows was magical. As soon as we said our I dos, the rain stopped!
2. The best man and maid of honor speeches. They were both so funny and touching.
3. The food was outstanding.
3. Give us the one moment from your wedding you can’t stop thinking about.
Dancing with our friends and family.