I hope most of you are enjoying a long weekend! I honestly had completely forgotten that today was a holiday… thank you self-employment! ;) But either way, the week still goes on, right? I thought it might be nice to start the week off with a colorful modern wedding from Marissa Moss Photography. Pink, purple, yellow and green combined with a modern, clean style is absolutely gorgeous! And I the bride, Jenna, is sharing some of her wedding planning experience with us too, so keep an eye out! :)
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
I would say my mom and my three best friends helped the most. My mom was always there to help with decisions and offer advice. She was always there to listen, help call vendors, and give me ideas. She also kept me calm when things would go wrong, like dress alterations or vendors double booking our wedding. And my three best friends from high school helped with all the details. They helped me do everything from painting the just married sign to going to buying flowers the day before to dropping things off at the church and reception site to planning all of my showers and bachelorette party and the day of activities.
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
I wanted to work with people that I knew and people who knew my style. I wanted to work with small vendors because I felt that they cared more about my vision for the day. I found that the big vendors were often not as responsive as I would like and the small vendors were excited to different things. One of my best friends moms did all the flowers for the day. It was only her second wedding but she did an amazing job. And the woman that made my cake has been making cakes in her house for 13 years and she had so many amazing ideas, not to mention delicious cakes! Also, the band that I wanted was my favorite band from college. My husband and I met at Auburn University so it meant so much to me to have a band that played songs from some of the best years of our life. Our officiant grew up with my Dad and was the officiant at my parents wedding 35 years ago. I am so glad he gave us his blessing; I hope Townsend and I can have a life together as long and as happy as theirs. My brother sang in a quartet at the ceremony, which was also really special. He has such a great voice! And of course, I went to high school with my photographer and I have watched her work through the years. She did an outstanding job. It poured rain and I was so upset that I wasn’t going to have any pictures outside but she found a way to capture our day in such a unique way.
Did any of your vendors do anything special for you before, on, or after your wedding day that you would like to share?
My mother in law hand painted our save the dates, invitations, and thank you notes. She is such a talented artist and she made each piece of stationary so special and different. And now we have 3 different works of art to remember our day by!
It was also just so special to me to have my friend Kendall’s mom do our flowers. I moved to Tampa when I was 6 and Kendall was the first friend met in 2nd grade. Her mom watched us grow up together, go to school together, college together, and then we were both planning weddings together. So it meant a lot to me to have her be such a big part of our wedding day.
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
Obviously it was marrying Townsend! But I really loved everything. I loved my dress, the invitations, the flowers, the venue, and most importantly the company. We got to spend our day with our closet family and friends.
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
Just enjoy your day. Remind yourself throughout the process what a special time it is in your life and be grateful for all the people that are helping make it the perfect day.
A big thank you to Jenna for sharing her wedding insight with us, and thank you to Marissa Moss Photography for capturing the day so beautifully!
I don’t know about you, but I am loving the use of the different colors and the “color blocking” of the centerpieces! So very chic and modern! But now I want to know… what’s your favorite part of this wedding? Are any of you having a modern wedding or using different colors like Jenna and Townsend did?