Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?
It’s really hard to pick just three! The whole day really was perfect and we are so grateful to everyone who was involved.
1. There was a memorial candle, lit by my sister/maid of honor, for my father who had recently passed away.
2. My mom walking me down the aisle – not what I had always thought would happen but I’m so grateful she was there for me.
3. The personal touches – from the personalized guest book to the handmade flower girl baskets and programs, we really wanted to add our own touch to the little things.
If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?
I would tell other couples just to relax and enjoy planning their wedding. It is very important to remember that things probably will go wrong (we almost ended up with Easter egg blue vests for the tuxedos!) but at the end of the day you’re surrounded by friends, family and a whole lot of love.
Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.
When we made our entrance as husband and wife, I don’t think I have ever smiled that big. I knew how many invitations we had sent out and how many responses we had, but seeing everyone we cared about, all in one place, was very special to us. Everyone was there to celebrate with us and was something we will never forget.
From the Photographer: “The wedding was held in the groom’s close friend’s backyard on James Island. Green grass, oak trees, and beautiful city views are just some of the features of this venue – plus, the couple was married on the evening with the largest full moon of the year. For me, the kiss at the ceremony was quite powerful. The officiant had to tell the groom several times “Not yet, Mike!” But once he got approval, Mike lifted Katie up while kissing her.”
All this week, we’ve been inspired by the Fourth of July holiday. We shared red, white, and blue wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses, as well as a super-patriotic real wedding. To kick off the weekend, we thought we’d share one more piece of red, white, and blue wedding inspiration in the form of this style shoot which took place on the shores of Lake Superior in Marquette, Michigan. We love the preppy, whimsical details – particularly the striped table runners, the “sign-in oar,” and the message in a bottle decor.
There’s nothing like a classic LA wedding with just the right touch of Hollywood glamour. We’re loving the gorgeous outdoor ceremony space, the lush florals, and the modern gray bridesmaid dresses.
From the photographer:“This wedding was held at the recently renovated Hotel Bel-Air. The new hotel interiors have been described as fun, fresh and elegant. The ceremony was set in a non-traditional manner facing the hotel’s famous jewel-like Swan Lake surrounded by lush trees and gardens, including a 100 year-old Sycamore tree.”
Elegance comes in all colors, shapes, and sizes, but if I had to choose a color combination that always eludes elegance, it would be black and ivory (or white). While this color combination does not work for everyone (and we recommend it for formal, evening, weddings); you can certainly gather some ideas and then have your accent color be something vibrant if you’re not in to a solely monochromatic look!