I have an absolutely GORGEOUS vineyard wedding for you all today by Aaron Watson Photography and Beehive Events! The combination of both rustic and vintage elements paired with a navy and pink color palette is so very beautiful- especially for the gorgeous vineyard where the wedding took place. Of course I can’t forget the fabulous florals all throughout the wedding… you all know I’m a sucker for great florals! :) And the lovely bride, Stephanie, is joining us to share some of the wedding insight she gained throughout her planning…
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
The planning process was all me, but Shawn Cosette at Beehive Events portrayed my vision flawlessly and beyond my expectations.
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
I wanted to work with people that were not only willing to work hand in hand with me, but people that were not afraid to step outside the box. I knew I wanted a chic vintage feel, but with some key touches that were a little unique. Everyone was amazing at helping me create it!!!
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
I don’t know that any bride could have been happier with her wedding. But a few things did stick out in my mind:
The venue. Until you take a trip to Veritas Vineyards in Afton, VA, you will never know how truly breathtaking the view is. What more could you ask for than all your friends and family witnessing the love you have for each other while taking in the scenery of the Shenandoah Valley! Add in the unforgettable décor by Shawn Cosette and poof! The dream you have always envisioned as a little girl has come true.
The ceremony. Rev. Claire Goodman helped Leigh and I come up with a special wine ceremony during our vows. Prior to our wedding Claire asked us to write a letter to each other (not read them) and fill a wine crate with two bottles of wine. During the ceremony, we put our letters into the box and symbolically hammered it shut. The reason for this was if our marriage ever endured serious hardships in the future, we promised to sit down together, drink the wine and read the letters that reminded us of how much we loved each other on our wedding day. Well, we have almost made it through year one, and that crate has not been opened yet!
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
There were two pieces of advice given to Leigh and me before our big day that we have held close to our hearts and would love to pass on. The first is to make sure you not only enjoy every minute of the planning, but on the day of your wedding-the two of you step back from the crowd for a minute and take in the fact that all the love in that room is for you. Your wedding day can be a very overwhelming experience, and you always want to visually remember that one very special moment.
The second piece of advice was to always remember you are a team. It is hard for Brides to realize sometimes that your special day also includes your husband! But their opinion does count too, and in the future as long as you stay a team; sometimes against parents, sometimes against friends-you should be able to endure anything.
Thank you to Stephanie for sharing her insight with us, and to Aaron Watson Photography for sharing his images so we can all be inspired! :)
I’m always a fan of the bolder color palettes like the pink and navy in this wedding… but I think the Mr & Mrs signs at the sweetheart table win my pick for favorite detail! You all know I love my Mr & Mrs signs! Although, I do love the bottles of win sealed up in a crate with letters too! ;) How about you all… what’s your favorite detail of this wedding? And what do you think of the colors, navy and pink? Will any of you be using those colors?
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