This charming Texas wedding from Lydia Royce Photography features whimsical and rustic details and a crisp navy and yellow color palette. Like it’s historical home setting, Rebekah and Brian’s big day was full of character and love. The lovely bride is here to share her planning insight:
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
We had a wedding coordinator for the day of activities who was a life saver. No one had to worry about anything except for having fun on wedding day, and for that I am extremely thankful. My venue also had a catering director who was VERY helpful. I cannot brag enough about the staff at the Aldredge House, they made everything so easy for my husband and me. As far as planning goes, it was pretty much me and the internet. I read reviews on The Knot, Wedding Wire, Google, Yelp – you name it, I was reading reviews. I picked up styles and details I liked, and hoped it would all come together!
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
Customer service was the most important thing to me, fitting into the budget was the most important thing to my husband! I wanted vendors who I felt were on my team, and who took the time to get to know me. Thankfully, the vendors we hired not only had great customer service, but they were all willing to work with our budget. Our florist, Di Fiori, is the best example I can give. We interviewed several florists, and told them all what our budget was, and what our vision was. All of them came back and said, sorry we can only do this much with your budget. Di Fiori came in and said let’s make this work, and totally delivered our vision and kept us on budget. Vendors who care are the best!
What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?
I was going for a romantic, whimsical feel. Our venue is a historical landmark in Dallas, and I wanted to play off the charm and character the house exudes.
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
It’s hard to name my favorite thing. The day was perfect. That sounds so cliche, but my vendors all worked so hard, and the results were a day with no hiccups. I loved having all our family and friends in one place, and our ceremony was pretty special. At the end of the day the details are great, but it’s the people you share them with that make it worth it. Brian and I felt so loved, and it was a great way to start our marriage. It also helps that the food was amazing, and we danced all night long!
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
My advice to brides would be, when the stress of planning feels like too much take a step back and remember you are planning a big party for one day, but at the end of it you will be married to your best friend and that’s what matters. When whatever trial comes up let it roll of your back, because your marriage is what’s important. Take time to invest in that. Nobody is going to remember your napkin choice anyway!
Thanks, Rebekah! I adore their historical venue and love that they hosted both the ceremony and reception there. Brides, are you planning on your venue having double duty or are you strictly into keeping them separate? I’d love to hear your thoughts!