Happy Wednesday! I’ll be busy today turning this inspiration board into some tangible inspiration for you all! :) In the meantime though, I have a fabulous cornflower blue South Carolina wedding for you from Richard Ellis Photography! Yep, that’s right- cornflower blue! The blue paired with pinks, yellows, and oranges create an absolutely gorgeous color palette for this classic wedding! I’m kind of in love with the flowers too, because there are lots of my favorite flower, ranunculus! The lovely bride, Jennifer, is also sharing some excellent insight about her wedding experience with us. So now get your “scroll” on and check it all out! ;)
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
I did most of the planning myself – the key trick being organization!! – but we also enlisted the incredible services of Luke Wilson Special Events. It was certainly a challenge planning a destination wedding, but Luke was always cheerily answering our questions and concerns. He gave us names of recommended vendors and although we had to do all of the research and sampling ourselves, he helped us narrow down the best choices based on our style and preferences when we had trouble making a decision.
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
The most important thing for us in deciding who to work with was whether we clicked with the vendor. Again, we did a lot of research online for bands, hairstylists, etc.. we needed to make sure that their portfolio was a style similar to what we desired and when we met them in person, we sought to ensure that they understood and were in line with exactly what we wanted on our special day.
Did any of your vendors do anything special for you before, on, or after your wedding day that you would like to share?
Again, Luke and his assistant, Megan, were just fabulous. On the day of our wedding, they were always there when we needed them, but were unobtrusive and invisible otherwise! To this day, I still talk about how they assembled a take-away bag of our food stations and snuck it into our getaway cab as we were leaving. We didn’t really eat at the reception, so it was such a treat to have a sampling of our delicious food to take back to the hotel with us! It was small touches like that, which made their services invaluable and forever appreciated.
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
The whole day was just wonderful. There wasn’t a thing that could have gone wrong. The weather was perfect, our friends and family were with us in support and celebration, the venue was gorgeous, our ceremony was beautiful (and surprisingly our favorite part!) and the band and reception were a blast!
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
We were engaged for over a year, so we had a lot of time to research and think (and think, and rethink…) about each detail. I believe it was more difficult than if we’d had a short engagement! When planning a destination wedding, it’s most important to be organized. The whole process can be overwhelming, but making lists of notes and tackling one thing at a time really helps.
I agree- sometimes having time to think long and hard about things makes it a bit more difficult to actually make a decision! I think that’s one of the problems I ran into too! Congratulations to you and your husband Jennifer, and thank you for your tips and advice! Also a big thank you to Richard Ellis Photography for sharing this gorgeous wedding with us! :)
Love those gorgeous chandeliers in the tent! I think that’s my favorite think about tents… the fact that you can hang things! Oh and PS- I LOVE her Pronovias dress! It’s SO similar to what mine looked like! I can spot a Pronovias from a mile away! ;) So how do you like this classic southern wedding? Do you love the blue paired with all the other colors?
[Fun little note: A new color has been added to the Color Inspiration Gallery just because of this wedding! Can you guess what it is?]
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