Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous first weekend of Spring! My husband and I spent ours planting a raised-bed vegetable garden… now it’s just time to wait- and cross our fingers nothing dies! :)
This yellow and blue garden wedding from Daniel Taylor Photography that I have for you all today is an absolutely perfect way to start a new week this Spring! Gorgeous yellows, blues and purples, a garden setting, and a little bit of milk glass and twine… yep, perfect combinations! Oh, and I kind of love the cake too. ;)
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
My husband and I relied on each other so much during the planning process. We really wanted to handle the event as a couple, and all the resolving of issues and compromising we did for the wedding gave us practice for larger things we’ve had to handle already in marriage. When one of us threw a crazy idea out there, it was great to have the other one affirm it and watch our vision of the wedding flesh out detail by detail.. We had a lot of fun doing it and felt such a sense of accomplishment as a couple afterwards.
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
We began by looking at general reviews of vendors online, but nothing was more helpful than engaging in a conversation with the vendors about the look and feel we were going for. With each vendor we chose, we would explain a little about the atmosphere we wanted to create at the wedding, and we could just tell they got it. Sometimes the vendors were actually finishing my sentences for me! With every vendor, I got the impression that we had a shared aesthetic and that the vendor could be completely trusted to do great work that would mesh with our wedding concept.
Did any of your vendors do anything special for you before, on, or after your wedding day that you would like to share?
All of our vendors were great about recommending details we had never thought of, as well as suggesting other trustworthy vendors. Many of our favorite parts of the day came about because we were open to suggestions.
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
To me, the best part of the wedding was celebrating our loved ones who attended the wedding and honoring the memory of loved ones who could not be there with us. You will never regret incorporating touches into your wedding that pay tribute to your parents, grandparents, and other people who have touched your life. Even though we were rushing to get photos developed at the last minute, it made me so happy to have a table lined with photographs of our relatives on their own wedding days. My very favorite detail of the wedding was making a fingerprint tree where guests left their fingerprint and signature, and each print comprised a leaf on the tree of guests. Our tree is hanging up in our living room, and it makes us smile every time we walk by it.
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
My best piece of advice is to follow your instincts. Just because you’ve attended a hundred weddings that all followed the same format doesn’t mean you can’t be more adventurous. Don’t feel constrained by some idea of what you think a wedding is supposed to be like. If you feel drawn to a non-traditional venue, color scheme, etc., you should follow that feeling. Those details are what make your wedding day memorable!
Oh my goodness, 100% YES to Maddie’s advice! Don’t be constrained by what you *think* a wedding is supposed to be like… yes yes YES! Thank you for sharing all your great wedding insights with us Maddie! And a big huge thank you to Daniel Taylor Photography for sharing these fabulous images with us!
Well I don’t know about you, but I’m drooling over those pies that they served… but not quite enough to forget about that gorgeous cake! How about you… what’s your favorite part of this wedding? Oh, and what do you think of the yellow and blue? Are any of you planning on using those colors for your own weddings?