First off, this wedding is filled with so many fun details, all captured beautifully by Twila’s Photography. Secondly, I love that this soiree of a wedding was planned by a dear friend of mine, Emily of Simply Yours Weddings. And, I’m pretty sure my own husband is drooling over the Groom’s Cake. Oh, and how smart is this couple for really focusing on the heart of their wedding day? I mean, they did choose vendors who LOVE weddings. And Kristin’s bride-ly advice? Definitely one every couple should keep in their back pocket.
Obviously there are great online sources that are making wedding planning a lot easier these days. However, I found it invaluable to have a wedding planner. Emily Humphries of Simply Yours Weddings was great to work with and connected me with many of my vendors. Since we were getting married in a city where we’d only lived for a year or so, I felt like I needed someone’s help even more in the planning stages. Then on the day of, she literally took care of everything so I was able to enjoy the time with my friends, family and new husband.
For me it was really important to have vendors that LOVE working on weddings. There are many vendors that feel like they have to do weddings to pay the bills, but really prefer to do other types of work. I wanted everyone there on the day to want to be there because they love what weddings are all about. There are obviously many other factors that played a part in my choices, but this was the most important thing.
I had remembered driving by our wedding venue a year before our wedding and there was a beautiful field of flowers growing tall that were vibrant green and white. I knew that I wanted to incorporate shades of green and white as our colors to mimic that field. After that things kinda fell into place. We love wine and also wanted to incorporate some Nashville touches. With the help of blogs and Pinterest for idea-sparkers, we were able to create a day that incorporated things we love.
My favorite thing about our wedding was having so many of the people we love in one room celebrating our union. It was so touching that our loved ones were able to travel from 9 different states to be with us on our big day. I really love that everything came together so easily with the help of all my amazing vendors.
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
You’ve hired great people. You have communicated to everyone what they need to know. You’ve planned the heck outta this wedding. Now just let it happen. No day is perfect for everyone; it’s just perfect for you two. And that’s all that matters.
For me, planning my own wedding was about focusing on the personal touches and making my guests feel honored. For Kristin and Bryan it was about finding the right vendors and letting them take care of the rest. What has been the most important aspect of your planning process so far?