Alright, time for Part 2 of this fabulous pink and black wedding!!! Part 1 left off just as the bride, Alexandra, and her father were about to walk down the aisle…
Did any of your vendors do anything special for you before, on, or after your wedding day that you would like to share?
It’s amazing how when you plan a wedding you feel like you make life long friends with some of your vendors.
My flowers were absolutely stunning. I went to multiple florists before I chose Tiffany at Floriade. When I went into the meeting and told her my colors and that my theme was kind of a vintage/rock/chic, she got it! Tiffany is an artist. She went above and beyond. She even covered the aisle with rose petals. Total surprise! My photographers are also tremendously talented and creative artists. I adore Ben and Rebecca of Kallima Photography. They were witnesses to mine and my husbands most special moments with each-other and our families on the day of the wedding. They gently, lovingly and expertly directed us all through a very full and busy day. And most importantly, my photos ROCK and look like something out of a magazine spread. Carrie at The White Magnolia made my wedding dress shopping experience a joy. My seamstress Martha Shump is another. She was so kind and always exuded such confidence, even when my wedding dress was in pieces! There were so many people that laid down their time, talents, money and life to make this day special. They are too many to name, but I want to thank them for making my wedding day my dream come true.
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
Honestly, that day was truly one of the best day’s of my life. Everything was so perfect, wonderful and right. If I had to pick a favorite part, it would have to be our beautiful ceremony, surrounded by our closest friends and family and it took place in the same little chapel my parents were married in. The Chapel looked like something out of a fairy tale. My husbands bandmates sang one of my favorite songs as my father walked me down the aisle. Two people very close to Jordan and I spoke at our wedding; my Aunt Edi (an ordained minister) and the Reverend Sean Yost. Their special words conveyed to all in attendance all the faith, love and depth that was in mine and Jordan’s heart that night.
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
1. Surround yourself with the people that truly love you, care about you and want the very best for you.
2. Don’t be afraid to call in favors. You will need all the help you can get. For most Brides your wedding is the biggest party or event you will ever put on. You and your Mom can’t do everything. From the beginning of my engagement to the day of the wedding, the people in my life made themselves available to help me in whatever ways they could. It was such a blessing and such a help during what was the busiest year of my life.
3. Invest in great photography AND videography! Besides your memory, it’s all you will have when your wedding is over. There is no price you can put on that.
4. Even if you have to pay a person, make sure you put someone in charge the day of the wedding besides you or your mom. This is a day of reflecting, pampering, primping and joy for you both.
5. Finally, try to relax and take mental pictures, it will help make the day go by a little slower. :)
Um, most awesome advice from a bride EVER!!!! Thank you so much for reliving your wedding day with us Alexandra! And how about those AMAZING shots of her and her groom that Kallima Photography captured?! They definitely ROCKED it out, even with it being dark! :)
So what do you all think of the pink and black together? I just LOVE the tablescapes and all of the candlelight!
Vendors who made it all happen…
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