Inspired by the modern locale and their love of architecture, Rachel and Angel’s pink watercolor wedding captured by LH Photography is full of pretty! Watercolor elements adorn the lovely day-of stationery, lending a bit of softness to the modern, chic design- I know you’re going to love it! Rachel is here with us today to share more insight into her day…
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
This person was definitely my mom. She helped me through the whole process. She took it upon herself to be my personal wedding coordinator, so the whole process was so much easier and enjoyable and we spent a lot of time figuring out all of the details together. She also created the invitations and helped make a lot of the paper flowers that were used for the aisle flowers and paper flower chandeliers.
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
I wanted vendors that I could trust and that I know would make the day really special for us. Most of the people involved in our wedding where vendors that I knew personally. Lysue with LH photography is a good friend and I have always loved her work. Noelia, designed and made our cake, she is Angel’s sister makes cakes for events that are so delicious, so I knew she would b the one to make the cake for our wedding. And Angel’s aunt has worked for Estee Lauder for years so she was the perfect pick for my make-up artist.
What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?
We always wanted our wedding to have a more modern feel and we loved the idea of of it being downtown so it had that party atmosphere. So the venue had a lot to do with how the look of our wedding came together. The Mezz has a modern feel with black and white decor and had the feel of a night club, which we loved. So taking that theme, I wanted to add accents of pinks and yellows, with succulents (one of my favorite plants) I also incorporated acrylic elements, in the cake stand and escort card tray, which ties in with the acrylic light fixtures found around the venue. I also wanted to incorporate paper flowers, so I thought that taking on the task of making hundreds of paper flowers was a good idea. :) My dad is a watercolor artist, so he was my inspiration for giving the flowers and the invitation suite a water color look.
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
My favorite thing was the party atmosphere of our wedding. Being with all of our family and friends was so much fun and I felt like we were all laughing and dancing until it ended.
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
Don’t take on more than you can handle, and enjoy the process. I decided from the beginning that I wanted to take on a lot of DIY items for the wedding (Paper Flowers, Escort cards, table numbers) so planning ahead and making sure those items are finished prior to the week of so you can relax i think is very important. We also hired Lori at the Mezz to be our day of coordinator. She made the day run so smoothly and she took care of all of those little details so we didn’t have to worry about them the day of the wedding.
I love that Rachel and Angel’s watercolor inspiration came from the fact that Rachel’s dad is a watercolor artist! And how amazing are those paper flowers? I definitely think Rachel has some artistic talent in her genes, don’t you?
Rachel incorporated a bit of her own talents into her wedding decor by creating handmade details. Are any of you going to be creating handmade details of your own? What will you be making? I’d love to hear!