by: Michelle

When you have an elegant garden wedding that takes place under a 100 year old oak tree, you just know it’s going to be stunning! Taking place at Villa Woodbine, Lauren and Jorge’s beautiful and romantic wedding ceremony was held at sunset, making for some truly stunning images captured by Carolina Guzik Photography. Lauren is here with us today, sharing insight into her wedding day and her planning process…

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What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?

I used Pinterest and The Knot wedding planner application on my phone the most to help my plan my wedding day. I got the majority of my decorating ideas off of my Pinterest wedding board and my best friends helped me make those ideas come to life. For example, we decorated the hangers for the wedding party dresses and even assembled my favors, which were honey jars filled with local honey ourselves. I bought a wedding planner book but barely used it, I found the Knot app very helpful in keeping myself on track time wise.

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What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?

I used different wedding websites to look at vendors in Miami, where I was planning my wedding, to make sure they had great reviews. Because I live a few hours away from the wedding site, I wanted to make sure the vendors were easily accessible by phone and media. It was very important to me that when I sent an email or left a message inquiring about their services that they responded to me quickly. I wanted people that were easy to work with and possessed excellent communication skills. Luckily, I found exactly that and I have to say I really enjoyed working with all of my wedding vendors.

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What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?

My style is feminine, classic and simple. I found most of my inspirations from wedding magazines, blogs and Pinterest. I seemed drawn toward pinks, peaches and ivories when choosing colors. I also loved the look of the country chic outdoor weddings with flowers that looked like they were grown in a garden.

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What was your favorite thing about your wedding?

My wedding day was the best day of my life. The day as a whole was just amazing. I love the photos, the decorations, and all of the amazing people I met along the way. My favorite thing would be the pure happiness I felt that day, I had such a fun wedding, without a worry in the world, and I feel like that attitude reflected upon the guests and everyone had a great time. I am so thankful I can look back on the photos and just smile and laugh and remember what an awesome, perfect day it was.

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What is your best piece of advice for other brides

Because I am so busy in my career, I didn’t have much time to worry or over think things I wanted for my wedding day. I went with my gut and trusted the people I was working with, the professionals, to make a lot of the judgement calls for me. I think that really helped me have such a fun time planning my wedding. My advice for other brides is to enjoy your wedding day and have faith in the ones who do this a for a living.

Oh wow, Lauren’s advice is spot-on! And how lovely is this location? So dreamy and romantic- absolutely perfect for the classic, elegant style wedding that Lauren and Jorge were going for!

 

Vendors who made it all happen…

Photographer: Carolina Guzik Photography / Reception Venue: Villa Woodbine / Flowers & Decor: Bayfront Floral and Event Design / Catering: Bill Hansen Catering / Cake Baker: Ana Paz / DJ: AA Musicians / Bridal Salon: CC’s Boutique / Makeup Artist: Beauty by Glo
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Michelle

Artist, world traveler, crafter, and lover of weddings, Michelle is ELD's newest team member and contributor!
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