Happy Monday everyone! So apparently today is Labor Day… and in my book, that means we just continue on with business as usual here at ELD! [Okay, and there may be a trip to the beach later today ;)] This navy and yellow wedding that I have for you all today is gorgeous! Beautiful photography by Taylor Roades Photography, a fabulous modern style, and one of my favorite colors for weddings… it’s a pretty great way to start off our week! The bride, Jacquie, is joining us today to share about her wedding too… enjoy!
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
I am so lucky and blessed to have sooo many helpers with my wedding. A lot of the elements are DIY, as I love to craft and create. My mom, sisters, grandmother and mother-in-law helped my collect all the various elements and bring them all together in a way that worked. I love a very eclectic look and I think it really worked well here. My aunt acutally smuggled in some of the flowers (yellow rununculus – my absolute fav flower) in from Boston, as I was unable to get them here. I have the best aunts, cousins, and girlfriends in the world, and they all helped set up the morning of the wedding, as I was obviously unable to be there. It is so great to know so many helpers that are into decorating and making things look beautiful – I knew I could totally trust them to make things look as amazing as I had planned! I also have to give a huge shout out to my (now) husband who put up with all my crazy crafting and DIYing! My house was an absolute mess of half completed projects for about 6 months!
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
Choose people you know you trust and people that know your decorating taste. You have to be able to trust that other perople will get things done for you! I had full trust in my family and friends, as I knew that they wanted my day to be as special as I did. I also had amazing helpers on hand at the end of the night that helped get everything cleaned up – priceless!!!
What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?
As said above – I love an eclectic look. I think it creates such an interesting composition and makes decorating a little more fun, interesting and quarky. I really loved bringing all sorts of elements together create a great look. I always love a small vintage touch – all the milk glass vases used as centerpieces were vintage and collected from various sources (grandmothers, great aunts, thrift stores etc). I loved checking out wedding blogs throughout the planning process, and I picked out little elements from various sources and brought them togehter to create our wedding day look.
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
I love that one person commented that the feel of the wedding was very intimate – even though there were over 200 guests. My other favorite thing was that dance floor was always packed – we had so much fun! I also loved adding so many DIY items – it personalized our wedding.
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
Don’t take your wedding too seriously! Remember- you should let loose and have an amazing time! It is probably one of the only times you will have over 200 of your closest family and friends all in one place at one time. Enjoy it!
That is wonderful advice! Thank you for sharing with us Jacquie, and thank you to Taylor Roades Photography for capturing everything!
I love a modern and eclectic style- it’s so fun and fabulous… plus, it’s a great way to incorporate DIY elements that really reflect you and your partner! Brides- will any of you be having a modern, eclectic wedding like this one?