Erin and Austin wanted a simple and romantic wedding that was all about family and love. A soft pink and white color palette, succulent details, and classic style, created a wedding that was perfect for them, and lucky for us, Bumby Photography was there to capture it all! Erin is here with us today to share all about it…
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
We hired Weddings Inc. out of Orlando to help with the planning. We live in another state so this was considered a destination wedding for us. The planners already had a list of vendors that we could choose from and they handled everything the day of. It was so stress free and we were able to enjoy ourselves all day. My in-laws live in DeLand, which is where Austin grew up, and they helped tremendously with the wedding, parties, and rehearsal. It all came together so nicely.
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
Weddings can be very expensive, but they don’t have to be if you do your research. We researched venues, coordinators, decor, everything … and we chose the ones that worked the best with our budget. We also had to decide which aspects of the wedding were the most important and what we were willing to splurge on.
What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?
I wanted a clean, fresh, and light wedding. I really like succulents so I looked on pinterest, blogs, and magazines to pull inspirations from. It was all so much fun!
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
Marrying the man of my dreams of course! I have many favorites: taking communion with my husband, hugging my son right after we were announced husband and wife, and looking around the reception to see everyone laughing and dancing… just to name a few.
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
1. Plan with your fiance’ because it’s his special day too. He needs to be represented and honored in the celebration as well. Then allow him to take some of the items off your task list. :)
2. Don’t get stressed out about the tiniest of details. More than likely your guests won’t even notice what color of ribbon you used in that one flower arrangement on that one table. haha
3. If you can manage it, I highly recommend hiring a planner/wedding coordinator.
4. Pick a great photographer like we did. The decor, cake, dresses, etc. won’t last forever, but the pictures will. You’ll want the day to be captured by a professional.
5. HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!
Now that is some excellent advice- thank you to Erin for sharing with us!
I love that Erin and Austin wanted to make sure they had a focus on family. Are any of you planning on doing something similar for your own wedding?