Taking place at Jacksonville’s gorgeous Epping Forest Yacht Club, this lovely blush and gold wedding captured by Couture Studios has the most gorgeous romantic style and is filled with unique vintage details. The beautiful bride, Josie, is here to share all about how she planned and designed her vintage romantic wedding…
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
Definitely the support of my maid of honor and another best friend of mine. We were like the three musketeers of wedding planning! We had so much fun brainstorming together and making our visualizations come to life. We learned the true meaning of DIY, which actually turned out to be a lot of quality time together with memories to last forever. There is nothing like your closest girl friends partaking in the planning of your wedding~ it makes for a lot of fun girls nights.
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
Working with personalities that you feel comfortable with is key. We felt so at ease with our photographer and cinemagrapher that we did not even notice when they were snapping away special moments. It’s so important to not feel like you’re being watched. From our live band to our florist, we felt like these were all vendors that understood our vision for our special day, and that’s when we knew they were a perfect fit for us.
What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?
Our venue set the tone, it was a restored estate from the turn of the century and exuded romance all on its own. I played off the vintage feel of the property, and parked my husbands vintage 1970’s Volkswagen Van in the front of the estate. I knew then that the theme would be a romantic vintage affair. The rest of the details came easily after incorporating his classic VW.
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
The live music! We debated for a while if we were going to hire a DJ or a band, and we were so glad we went with a band! Our friends and family filled our dance floor at our reception, and we found ourselves singing along to top 40’s and oldies alongside our grandparents and best friends~ It was SO fun!
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
Whether its your bridesmaids or your wedding vendors, surround yourself with people that share your excitement and vision. The time you have to plan your wedding and enjoy the festivities is so short, enjoy the attention, be grateful for all the help, and remember that you get to marry your best friend when all is said and done.
Don’t you just love that VW van? Such a fun way to do photos! And did you see the escort canvases? LOVE that idea!
What is your plan for your escort cards? Will you be creating something like the canvases that Josie created?