Happy Wednesday! My goodness this week is flying by! My husband and I are planning on spending today pretty much eating our way around New Orleans- you’re welcome to follow along with our travels via my Instagram! :) Oh, and make sure you’re all caught up on the Stationery Week posts… another one is coming later today!
Now let’s chat about today’s awesome wedding from Live View Studios! With handmade decor- including button boutonnieres and burlap table numbers- bright yellow with pops of aqua, and a rustic style, you most certainly have all the makings for an amazing wedding! The bride Kaitlyn will be sharing some more details about her wedding with us today, so be on the lookout for some tips from her!
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
My fiance (now husband) was the most encouraging part of the whole process. Although he often didn’t know exactly how to help, he was so patient to process with me and listen to my ideas and take over the details that I just couldn’t handle. Also he was caring through all of my mini prewedding meltdowns, which is saying a lot!
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
Honestly, I think photography was most important to both of us! We both love photography and have dabbled in it a little bit ourselves so we knew we wanted great images! We wanted a photographer who could give us an experience from the beginning to end, one who would be fun to work with and delivered timeless images that could capture our day so we could remember it forever!
What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?
Our wedding was super eclectic, kind of like our personalities. So it included a little bit of everything. As far as a consistent theme goes, we didn’t really have one! We just picked a lot of things that we liked like crafting, literature, coffee, book stores and buttons and went to town making things. Although I got overwhelmed at times, DIYing almost everything is never something I’ll regret. As we looked around on our wedding day we saw all the hard work that we and our friends put into it. It was so amazing to see it all come together to create an atmosphere that was truly “us.”
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
Our favorites thing about our wedding was probably the toasts. We both loved that four of our favorite and most influential people in our lives encouraged us and shared our lives and our friendships with all of our guests. The ceremony was amazing too, because it was a reflection of our love for the Lord and that was something we really wanted to be able to share with our guests. As far as atmosphere goes though…we loved the mason jar chandelier from Sinkland Farms and looking through all the makeshift photobooth pictures when we got back from our honeymoon! :]
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
My best piece of advice would have to be to plan your budget early, and then make it work from there. Plan, plan, plan. That was something I failed to do well (as i was a full time student at the time), but luckily I enlisted help early enough that all of my close friends really pitched in and helped me pull together all my crazy DIY projects….also, take breaks from planning to just celebrate with your fiance and enjoy your engagement!
I love the eclectic DIY elements that Kaitlyn did… and yellow and aqua- one of my favorite color combos! What do you all think about this eclectic style paired with a more rustic, farm venue? Would you do it?