I am loving this classic pink and aqua wedding with a bit of an eclectic feel! Jenn and Carr really made sure their personalities were well represented, and Susie Linquist Photography captured every moment of this lovely wedding perfectly. Jenn is here with us today sharing about her wedding planning experience…
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
I did a lot of the planning myself, but did enlist the help of wedding planners, Kate Mathis and Courtney Stone of Kickstand Events. They were very valuable when it came to managing a planning timeline, designing beautiful arrangements, creating those little extra touches,and pulling together a final cohesive design! I had so many varied ideas and they really helped me narrow down what exactly I wanted and steered me in a direction so that each piece flowed with the next, creating a cohesive design. Without them my wedding had the potential to be all over the place, but their expertise really helped melt the many ideas I had together. I was never the type of girl to have a “dream wedding”, but this turned out to be exactly what I had always wanted but didn’t know I wanted.
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
It was important to have vendors with quality reputations, similar artistic styles as me, and notable experience at an affordable price.
What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?
A lot of my guests were coming from out of town and we wanted them to love our home town as much as we did, so we really focused on the idea of a “Wedding and More”, (cue our save the date video) but we also added in special touches that reflected us as a couple, like the fact that at the time we were both teachers (pencils for seating cards, crossword puzzles, special treats for the kids table like a scavenger photo hunt, and activity booklet). The color scheme we like to say was inspired by the colors you can find when looking at a bubble; with blues, yellows, and pinks. But the main color, aqua turquoise blue, was the first color chosen because it is my favorite color on my husband, as it really makes his beautiful eyes pop and I really wanted his tie to be that color.
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
That is tough to pin down, because I loved it all! I loved that I was able to get every last detail I wanted! Starting with the Save the Dates, out of town guest packets, bridal party gifts and ending with the French Toast and Farewell Brunch the next morning!
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
I would say, print out your must get photos and enlist one of your bridesmaids to ensure that the photographer gets it. I missed a lot of photos I wanted. I know everyone says this, but it goes by so fast, and you easily forget to stop and pose, so having a list and a friend to help remind you and to even “organize” it would have been very helpful as the photographer doesn’t know who your Aunt is versus that friend of your moms she insisted you invite! This is especially true for the photos right after the ceremony, I hated having the responsibility of organizing people for the family pictures, because no one would listen and I hated having to act so authoritative to get the photos done quickly. It was tough to rounded everyone up without anyone else’s help and with the dwindling day light it was very stressful.
Also, don’t worry about eating during your wedding….I spent too much time sitting down and eating that I never got to visit every table to give them a thank you and I really wish I had been able to do that. Eat it quick and start making your rounds!
Finally, if you have an outdoor wedding, hair up! I made the mistake of having my hair down, and with even the little bit of wind, my hair was everywhere and by the time the ceremony was over, it was a big rats nest and not pretty for the photos!
Jenn has some excellent advice to share- make sure you read it all!
I love the pink and aqua together! Paired with a classic style, it makes for a gorgeous wedding, don’t you think?