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Rainy Day Nautical-Themed Wedding in Maryland

Posted by Caitlin on Jul 23, 2013

Melissa & Joe 

August 25

St. Michaels, Maryland 

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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?

Joe and I both grew up in Maryland and had happy memories of the Eastern Shore from our childhood. St. Michaels was a great place that our whole family could get away for the weekend and really celebrate. The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum provided a beautiful and unique location to host a wedding.

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

1. The hanging lanterns. They made the tent and dance floor feel magical.

2. My veil. It was originally my grandmother’s and then my mother’s.

3. The umbrellas. I hated the rain, but they made for some great pictures.

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

My advice would be know that you can’t control everything.  There will be something that won’t go as planned.  Your wedding only happens once, make the best of it and have fun! Up to the day before my wedding there was a 0% chance of rain, we ended up with over 7 inches.  For an outdoor wedding, it could have ruined our day but looking back I wouldn’t change a thing. It just made it that much more memorable.

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

Our first dance was one of the happiest moments of my life. Another great and funny memory was walking from the cocktail hour to the tent with my husband and his groomsmen trying to keep me dry in the rain. It was raining so hard that it just had to become funny.

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Lively and Creative Spring Texas Garden Wedding

Posted by Kim on Jul 19, 2013

Shae & Jon

May 4

Weatherford, Texas

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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?

It felt like a secret garden- so beautiful and intimate. It was important to me that our guests felt special (because each one of them is so special to us) and I knew they would feel that way in the garden.  

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

  1. My dress!
  2. The yellow topiaries
  3. The record on the groom’s cake

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

Don’t just focus on the wedding. Focus on the marriage too. The wedding lasts for just a few hours and is only the beginning of forever.  Yes, the wedding details are important, but a lifetime of companionship is that much more important. Prepare emotionally, spiritually, financially, mentally and any other way to make sure everyday of forever is just as joyous and an equally exciting celebration of life as your wedding.

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

Only one? It was all such a magical dream that still seems like there is no way it was real. Putting on my dress, seeing Jon, walking down the aisle, taking millions of pictures, dancing in the garden, and talking to so many friends…I never want to forget a single detail of the most magical day when I promised to love my best friend forever.

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Anne Marie & Kevin

May 11

Tinton Falls, New Jersey

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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 loved so many things about the DoubleTree! The size of the dance floor really sealed the deal for us though. Having two large families who love to boogie, we knew that size was important. The accommodating staff and sheer convenience of the hotel aspect of the venue were huge factors in our decision as well.

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

Our theme was part “life is sweet upon the seat of a bicycle built for two,” and part seaglass as Kevin proposed while we were hunting for seaglass. Our absolute favorite detail was an old bicycle built for two that we fully restored for the wedding so we could make our entrance ‘riding in style’. Aside from the bike, we loved incorporating DIY aspects such as banners, pinwheels, and wreaths with Z’s on them.

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

By far the best part of the day for us was reading our vows to each other. We each wrote our own vows and kept them a secret until we were up on that alter. Kevin went first which completely shattered any hope of me holding it together. It was a very special moment for us and for our family and friends.

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Modern Navy and Yellow Spring Wedding in Georgia

Posted by Caitlin on Jun 20, 2013

Maying & Bobby

March 9

Acworth, 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?

The wooden interior and rustic decoration are so unique. Their food and drink package is great and affordable. We do want our guests to have a good time so that’s when we knew we want to have our wedding there.

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

1. I loved the groom’s cake. My husband is a Georgia Tech fan, and I am University of Georgia fan. The cake is the Buzz on a spider web, which looks like a Georgia Tech cake but with a little twist.

2. I loved our DJ playing “Gangnam Style” and when everyone started dancing. It was so much fun!

3. My mom and groom’s mom were dancing together. My parents are from China and don’t know English at all. It was so sweet to see two moms communicating and dancing without language.

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

Walking down the aisle and looking at the groom is definitely the moment I can’t stop thinking about. I felt so much in those few minutes. 

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Michelle & Jimmy

May 27

Lompoc, California

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A unique and historic venue, lush florals, and one gorgeous red-haired bride – what more could we ask for? Such a variety of photo ops for the wedding portrait, plus we’re loving the bridesmaid dresses, featuring a bit of Spanish flair.

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