I’m fairly certain that I’ve never seen anything as gorgeous as today’s blush wedding. Dairing Events planned and designed this beautiful romantic riverfront feté, incorporating calligraphy, vintage elements, and blush florals, and the amazing Brooke Images captured it all flawlessly! The lovely bride, Chelsey, is here with us today sharing her wedding planning insight, so keep an eye out for her wise words!
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
Well hands down, Adair Currie of Dairing Events helped me the most. We had an immediate connection. We first met at my dad’s house on the back porch to discuss the look and feel of what we were wanting for the wedding day. We laughed and had a great time, but she was actually listening and brainstorming the whole time. We debated on places to get married finally telling her my last idea that we could get married right here in my backyard. It had everything, St. Johns River, warmth, history, and unique charm. It also would come with a ton of logistical elements that I was unsure how to navigate around. She assured me we could get it settled. And she did just that and more!
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
The only vendors I had picked out once we decided on location was the caterer and photographer Brooke Images. We chose Catering by Liz because she does amazing food all the time. My family has been to many events catered by her and as my dad said, “If Liz is doing the food, you just go.” Ashley and Greg of Brooke Images are friends and they have such great style and are easy to work with. The rest of our vendors were recommended by Adair. They were all reliable and honest. We loved them all. She has a good relationship with lots of vendors so we got pretty lucky.
What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?
I truly wanted the wedding to look beautiful, relaxed, and remind people of us. We were able to use a lot of the natural beauty of the river and the landscape of my dad’s house. I think my style was a romantic-clean look. I never really had a good handle on what it was called, but I knew it when I saw it. Adair had many of the ideas that ended up making it perfect. One of my favorite details of the day was our place cards that were vintage bud vases with a name tag hung around the neck. Different flowers were in each one and it made for a stunning display. I wish I could have it set up in our house daily!
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
Favorite part of our wedding was getting to have all of our friends and family in one place at the same time. It was unbelievable to me to go around and see all of these people I grew up with or my husband grew up with and know they were there just to support us in this endeavor. My second, not even second, 1B favorite moment was when the Rabbi was doing our final blessings. A wind kicked up and sent a shower of leaves raining down over us and the guests. It was something we thought only we recognized, but afterwards everyone was talking about it. Very special moment that we will never forget.
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
I think you have to try and keep things in perspective. It can be extremely overwhelming planning because you ultimately want it to be beautiful, fun, meaningful, and a day that you will never forget. The reality is that the couple sets the tone of the wedding. If you are having a blast, everyone else follows suit. I have been to a ton of weddings and this is always true.
That is some of the best advice I’ve heard!! It’s so true that you (the couple) set the tone of the wedding. Which is why it’s so important to be able to enjoy your wedding!
I love how Chelsey and Brett’s inspiration for their wedding design was for it to remind their guests of them. That is truly the epitome of designing a wedding that is all your own. And PS- how amazing are those mirror table numbers! Now THAT is how you use a mirror in your centerpieces! (If you didn’t know already, I HATE mirrors underneath centerpieces!)
Are any of you going to be doing unique table numbers like Chelsey and Brett’s? What are you planning on doing?
Vendors who made it all happen…
Photographer: Brooke Images // Event Planner: Dairing Events // Floral Designer: Rose of Sharon European Florist // Equipment Rentals: Beachview rentals // Caterer: Catering by Liz // Hair Stylist: Cortello Salon // Cake Designer: Edgewood Bakery // Invitation Designer: Heather O’Brien Design // Makeup Artist:Maureen Riley // Band:The RiverTown Band, LLC