Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend! I spent my weekend in Jacksonville, speaking at a workshop for wedding professionals- my first official speaking opportunity! It was pretty fun! :)
So how about we start this week off with this purple and yellow DIY wedding from Taken Photography… sound good? I just think there is something SO fun about purple and yellow together, so I love when I get weddings in those colors! And this wedding has some great DIY details too- I personally love the stationery. The bride Victoria is sharing her planning experience with us today too- she has some great insight!
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
My Mom, she is truly an amazing woman. I’m very close with my Mom, she’s not just my Mom she’s also my friend. So when I started wedding planning she proudly volunteered to take on the role of amateur wedding planner. I live in Tallahassee and my wedding was in Miami, where I grew up and where my parents live. So with the distance (500 miles) and knowing how wonderful my Mom is it was an easy decision to go with. She also has great taste and the tenacity of a pitbull so I felt so comfortable knowing things were in her hands.
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
What was important to me was finding people that did good work, that seemed like they would be enjoyable to be around during my wedding, and that I had confidence in. That’s easier said then done but that’s what I tried to do with all of our vendors. So I did my research, read online reviews, talked with them over the phone, and met with most of them in person before hiring them. And then after meeting with a few of each type of vendor I made my decisions based on who I felt most comfortable with, if they were reliable, and if I thought they’d do a good job.
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
If I had to come up with just one thing as my favorite I’d have to say my husband’s vows. We wrote our own vows and I knew it’d been a struggle for him. He’s not really a writer, or very descriptive about his feelings and he was still working on them up a few days before the wedding! But his vows were sincere and beautiful and made my heart melt. I actually managed to not cry during the wedding but I’ve read his vows a few times since and each time I’ve cried reading them. Another really wonderful thing about my wedding was my family and friends coming together to make the wedding happen. We did just about everything ourselves so it was a team effort, and then some, and as much of a pain as it was doing everything ourselves they were there when we needed them.
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
Enjoy your day and don’t rush it, it will fly by. I know I read this when planning my wedding and I tried to keep it in mind during my wedding but I wasn’t really able to. There was too much to do and I couldn’t stop and enjoy it I had things I had to do! But then again not everything will be perfect or go as planned but it will be okay. It doesn’t really matter in the end because you’ll have married your best friend and that’s the most important thing.
Yep, great advice from Victoria! It’s true- nothing will go perfect but in the end, you’re still married to your best friend! :) Thank you for sharing your wedding day with us Victoria, and thank you to Taken Photography for sharing her images!
So what do you all think of the purple and yellow together? Do you love it? Think it’s only right for one particular style of wedding? Are any of you using purple and yellow for your own weddings? Tell me tell me! :)