With a modern purple and gray color palette and some classic, southern style, this lovely Texas wedding from Aubrey Marie Photography is filled with details that are sure to inspire you! The bride, Katy, is here today to share her insight with us…
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
My mom helped us tremendously in our wedding planning. She has a design background, so she was a huge help in planning out the space, organizing centerpiece decorations, and putting together the flower arrangements. Our venue provided coordinators that we met with on a regular basis to assist throughout our engagement and was so helpful with all the last minute details on the day of the wedding. My husband was also a huge help throughout the whole planning process. He wanted to be very involved, and I wanted to make sure he was equally as happy with how everything turned out as I was. I have always turned to him for advice, for even the smallest decisions, so that definitely did not change throughout our engagement.
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
References! I tried doing a lot of research before choosing my vendors. I took note of the work on their websites, how often they update their blogs, and what reviews they have received. I also asked my recently married friends about who they used and how well they liked working with their vendors. That was really important to me. I would not have found my amazing photographer if it weren’t for a friend’s reference!
What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?
The venue itself provided a lot of inspiration for the details. The Milestone is very bright, classic, and elegant so we wanted to showcase that with our décor. I also drew inspiration from the time of the year-Spring. Since we were using warmer colors with the grey and purple, I wanted to use a lot of white, green, and lighter shades of purple in the flowers.
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
I have too many things to choose just one! One of my favorite parts of the wedding was seeing my husband and mother-in-law do a surprise choreographed dance for the mother-son dance. This was so out of his character but he did so well and everyone was dying of laughter. Another one of my favorite moments was as the very end of the evening. While all of our guests were outside getting their sparklers ready for our grand exit, we had a private dance in the reception room. It was so special having that with my husband to just soak everything in and enjoy the moment.
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
The only piece of advice I can give is to enjoy your day! Try not to stress about the details coming together or whether the vendors will show up. They will! The day goes by way too fast to do anything but enjoy it.
Wasn’t that beautiful?!? I love the little details she mentioned that really made this couple’s wedding their own- the bride’s mom helping with planning, the choreographed mother-son dance, and a bride and groom only dance to end the night! What details or moments are you incorporating into your day to make it all your own?
I can’t wait to hear all about it!