I love how much joy is obvious in every single one of Heather and Jon’s photos. Just the ceremony photos alone are enough to put a smile on your face – enough to show you that clearly these two love and enjoy each other. And, every detail of their day was simple and beautiful, complementing the stunning Florida Farm backdrop. Heather’s made every effort to personalize their wedding, creating a memorable experience for all of their guests.
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
A little bit about my wedding… I planned every detail. I wanted John (my husband) and I to have a completely unique wedding that represented the two of us. I knew I wanted a rustic wedding and John and his family happen to own a property in Walnut Hill where they hunt every year. I decided to have it there, if you could see the before & after pictures it’s shocking lol. We all did a complete make over on the place and it turned out perfect! (seeing as it was only used for the men to hunt there was no reason that the property needed to look pretty :))
I used the Internet and just researched for a while things I liked (google of course helps I just typed in rustic weddings) another site I discovered at the end of my wedding planning was Pinterest (the greatest site ever!) I saw things I liked and made little changes to fit John and I. Another huge help in my wedding planning was working for Nancy’s Haute Affairs, which is a catering/event coordinating/shop/etc! I could not have worked for a better place during my planning period. I got to work numerous weddings, big, small, you name it and see what I liked.
Once all of that was done I put it all together, the pictures of what flowers I wanted, to the cakes, to the decorations, etc, on Microsoft and printed everything out so I could check things off as I went, also it helped me to show my vendors what I wanted instead of me trying to describe to them what I wanted. Once all that was done I began making most of my decorations with help from my sister in law who is amazingly artistic :)
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
My favorite thing about our wedding was that it truly represented John and I. Everything you saw in the pictures we did, from the arbor my dad and his best friend built, my dad also built the stage, to the property having a make over (John and his family worked for months to clean it up and make it green, and it just so happens to be johns favorite place), to the hand made/painted decorations and our directional sign you saw from the pictures was not just decoration it actually did point to everything we had, we worked so hard to make our wedding special.
Recommendations for other brides would be don’t plan it your self unless you have the time! The fact that I also wanted to make almost everything didn’t help either. Something that did help me was printing pictures of the type of flowers, bouquets, decorations, guest wedding favors, etc allowed my family and the vendors to see what I had pictured in my head so they were able to make it happen and not guess on what I wanted, in the end it made it easier on everyone.
I absolutely love seeing how a couple personalizes their wedding. It helps to show so much character and make the experience memorable for not just the couple, but also everyone in attendance. How will you (or did you) make your wedding personal?