So, this wedding. I’m crazy about it. The bouquets are some of the prettiest I’ve ever seen. That dress, with the tiers of tulle, just about makes my heart stop. And the bride and groom? I’m pretty sure they’re bursting with joy in every picture. I can’t get enough–looking at them literally makes me happy. The duo behind Elizabeth Scott Photography had the pleasure of sharing in Natalie and Jeremy’s day with them. Get ready for some serious jubilation in three, two, one…
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
When we first got engaged I think I went out and bought every bridal magazine I could find. :) We looked at a lot of magazines and wedding blogs to get ideas around all the details that go into a wedding and then we tailored those ideas to fit the style we wanted for our wedding day.
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
For us it was important to work with people who could guide us in the planning process. We chose a venue that had in-house catering and a day of coordinator. Most of our other vendors (DJ, photographers, hair/makeup) had all been to our venue and worked with our coordinator before – all of that helped to make the day seamless. Everyone we worked with was quick to respond to our questions/concerns and was genuinely excited for us and our wedding day.
Did any of your vendors do anything special for you before, on, or after your wedding day that you would like to share?
We loved working with all of our vendors! Everyone made it such a point to capture what we wanted for the day. Our photographers (Matt and Leslie of Elizabeth Scott Photography) were amazing. They were so flexible and able to capture so many different photos throughout the wedding. My hair and makeup was done by Kymm McLean (Who’s the Fairest). Kymm really helped me to relax as I was getting ready for the ceremony, she is one of the most sincere and talented people I have ever met. All of our guests commented about our music and Brian (Z Brothers DJ) was so wonderful to make sure that everyone had a great time on the dance floor. Our venue coordinator (Nicole Delp at The Point Lake and Golf Club) made sure that the entire day was flawless, coordinating with all of our vendors, we truly had no worries on our wedding day.
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
The whole day was perfect. I loved getting to marry my best friend and celebrating with all of our friends and family.
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
As hard as it is, don’t spend your whole engagement planning your wedding. In the end it’s just one day and it goes by so fast. Wedding planning can be very stressful – make sure you spend time investing in your marriage.
You’re happy now too, aren’t you? See, I told you. And I seriously want to hug Natalie for her words of wisdom. Admonishing other brides not to spend their whole engagement on planning the wedding is some of THE BEST advice I’ve ever heard. Take it to heart, brides. Come on, who doesn’t want to look like Natalie and Jeremy on their wedding day?!
A super big thank you to Elizabeth Scott Photography for these incredible photos and to our lovely sage of a bride, Natalie, for sharing some keen insight with us all.
PS. I left out the part where they rode away on a boat, didn’t I? How cool is that?!
Vendors who made it all happen…
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