Happy Friday friends! I am swooning over this nautical pink and navy wedding from Marissa Moss Photography! Take a peek at the gorgeous photos and some incredibly sweet details…
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
My mom! My husband and I were both in our last year of medical school in the year leading up to the wedding so we were incredibly busy. My mom took on a lot of the burden and even met with vendors on our behalf. The second essential person in the planning process was our wedding coordinator. We decided to hire a day of coordinator but she turned out to be so much more than that! She helped take all the separate pieces we had coordinated and put those together to create a beautiful and flawless day.
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
Well first, their availability! May in Florida is a busy wedding season but luckily we began planning close to 18 months in advance so we pretty much had our pick of vendors. I was just looking for vendors who got me. I wanted someone who understood my taste and had the creativity to make it come to life. We didn’t shop around too much for vendors, we relied mostly on word of mouth. If they made me feel comfortable during our first meeting, I was ready to sign on the dotted line. Everyone we worked with was great, and I truly think have great recommendations from friends and family makes the difference.
What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?
I have always envisioned my wedding as clean-cut, dominated by navy and pink. As I started to look at pictures, I became overwhelmed with the pink and felt more comfortable with navy and green accented by pinks. I also always knew I wanted my bridesmaids in seersucker and my groomsmen in navy blazers. Our wedding date was Memorial Day and our venue was a Yacht Club so I thought the casual attire of the bridal party was perfect.
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
The band! They were awesome and really made for a great party. They had almost of all our guests on the dance floor!
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
Hire a wedding coordinator, even if it is just for the day of. This took practically all of the stress off of my mom and myself. It was very comforting knowing that someone else is worrying about things and has done this hundreds of times before. Also, on our wedding day, I had no idea when/if something went wrong, they just stepped in and solved the problem, leaving me in wedding bliss!
That is some pretty fantastic advice if I do say so myself! It’s always a great idea to at least have a coordinator to help you on your wedding day!
So how about you- will you be having at least a wedding coordinator to help you on your wedding day?