As you all know, Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. And, as you also know, today is Friday. Turns out, I have the perfect wedding to share with you from Elizabeth Scott Photography to kick us off into the weekend and the Valentine’s celebrating. This wedding exudes romance–from the elegant ballroom, to the combination of deep purples and blush pinks, to the gorgeous bride, Danielle, and her stunning gown. There’s some playfulness infused into it all as well–check out the bride’s sparkly Toms shoes!
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
During the planning process, the people that helped my husband and I the most were my sister (maid of honor) and both of our mothers. They were great sounding boards for ideas and suggestions. They were always willing to help us in anyway they could and many of our projects would not have been done so beautifully without them. On our wedding day, our day-of coordinator (Dorianne) at the country club was the most helpful. Her calm demeanor kept my husband and I relaxed throughout the entire day; without her, the day and our experience would not have gone so smoothly.
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
Initially the most important thing when deciding who to work with was their timely responses. Many vendors I would email or call and not hear back for several days and I knew I wouldn’t be able to work with them. In addition to promptness, the most important thing to me when deciding on who to work with for the wedding was their ability to see my vision for the day and to help develop those ideas. I am not good at making decisions and I had several different visions for the day so I needed someone who could help me narrow down ideas and make those ideas come alive.
Did any of your vendors do anything special for you before, on, or after your wedding day that you would like to share?
Yes! After we contracted our photographers, they sent us a beautiful picture frame as a thank you. The country club where the ceremony and reception were located provided us with an elaborate food and beverage tasting – above and beyond what most places would include in helping us make our decision. Our florist provided me with the tossing bouquet for free. Lastly, my hair stylist brought me the ingredients to one of my favorite drinks on the wedding day!
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
My favorite thing about our wedding was the ceremony and ceremony space. I always wanted the ceremony to be outside and I can’t imagine a more perfect space. I began my walk down the aisle with my dad down a long beautiful flight of stairs which overlooked the golf course. At the end of the aisle was a beautiful tree that became the focal point of the whole space. Hanging on the aisle chairs were eggplant pomanders which were later turned into centerpieces for the reception. The pomanders were my favorite decoration piece from the florist. Between the weather, fall colors, and all of our friends and family being with us, it could not have been more perfect.
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
My best advice for other brides is to take a deep breath and enjoy the process. Towards the end of the wedding planning I was ready for it be over, but I miss all things wedding already! Lastly, make sure to stay true to the vision you and your husband-to-be see for your day. It can be easy to get carried away with everyone’s opinions and with all the pretty wedding things out there, but the most important thing is that you have the day that you and your groom always dreamed of. Enjoy it!
A big thank you to Elizabeth Scott Photography for sharing this picture perfect wedding with us and to Danielle for letting us in on her Big Day!
Was the wedding successful? Are you in the Valentine’s mood now? All starry eyed and dreamy? I hope so. :)
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