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What was the most important thing for you about finding the perfect dress?

In finding my dress, I wanted it to be very flattering, but didn’t quite know what I wanted. I had pinned a handful of different styles on Pinterest, and just brought those pictures in to my appointment. I think the most important thing to me- as selfish as it may sound- was to love it—obviously— but also to get a positive reaction from those who came with me. I wanted my husband and guests to love it!

What was the best personal moments of your wedding day?

The wedding day went so quickly! We would love to live it over and over again! There were not many personal moments that my husband and I had together, but the ones that we did really stuck out. One of my favorite moments was after we walked down the aisle, and we walked back to my holding place. I hadn’t seen my husband for 24 hours, so even just getting to see him and talk to him, but it was a really special thing walking hand in hand the first time together as husband and wife. Another special moment was taking our pictures. Our photographer took us away from everyone to a secluded spot at our venue for pictures, and again, it was nice spending some time together as husband and wife. At that time, we felt like we were the only people in the world.

Please share something that stood out on your wedding day?

Something that stood out on my wedding day was looking across the long table that we had, and seeing all of our closest family and friends in one place. It was truly a moment I will never forget.

What was your inspiration for your wedding day and dress?

The “theme” for my wedding actually came after I found my dress. My dress is pretty elegant and princess-like. Our venue is rustic…so I searched “rustic elegant weddings” on Pinterest (thank God for Pinterest!!) and fell in love with everything I saw! After that, everything really fell into place!

Any advice to future brides?

Don’t have any one specific type of dress in mind! Keep an open mind, and try things on that you think you might not even like! Get a wedding planner!!! This is an additional expense, but WOW!! My mom, my sister and I did not have to lift a finger on the wedding day, or worry about a thing. It was incredible. Try to take moments throughout the night to pause, look around, and appreciate what is going on. It will be over before you know it!

Wedding Planner: CES Wedding and Events
Rentals: We Do Designs
Men’s Attire: Formal Education
Cake: Family, “My sister-in-law made the cake and cupcakes for our big day! My aunt and uncle added to the dessert table with snickerdoodles and chocolate chip cookies. “
DJ: Family, “After our DJ fell through at the last minute, a family friend came to the rescue. Jordon and I had already made playlists, so he made announcements, and played the music. It turned out to work out great!”
Invitations: “This was pretty special- my mother-in-law is a graphic designer, and designed our invitations. Then- a family friend has a print shop, and she printed them for us as our wedding gift.”
Bridesmaids: “My bridesmaids got their own dresses. I sent them all paint swatches of the range of colors I wanted, and they found their own styles. They all worked out so well together.”
Party Favors: “We took the image of the covered bridge that my mother-in-law had drawn for the invitations, and actually got that printed on a Klean Kanteen tumbler for guests to use as their cups for the night, and take home. We got lots of compliments on this party favor!”