[From the Editor: Friends! I am SO excited for this post today, because it marks the beginning of 2 weddings being posted on Mondays and Fridays here on ELD! You all said that you wanted more weddings, well then you’re going to get more weddings! This post is also one of ELD’s new contributors’ first post, so be sure to give Elisa lots of love!! You can head on over to the “About” page to learn all about her! :) Take away Elisa!]
Seeing high school sweethearts Allie and Scott’s wedding photos for the first time, I couldn’t help but grin. The bright colors, the happiness on every face, those dance moves! Allie and her mother planned the day themselves, and it was captured beautifully by Dana Goodson Photography!
From the bride:
When I was flipping through a wedding magazine, I found a picture of a green cymbidium orchid, and I just fell in love with the flower and its colors. It was then that I chose apple green (the color of the flower) and fuchsia (the color of the center of the flower) as my wedding colors. I have a very classic style, and I didn’t want the “pink and green” color scheme to look to juvenile, so I decided to use black and white damask as my base for decorating, and accent with the apple green and fuchsia. The colors popped so beautifully against the black and white, and I am very happy with my decision to put the girls in fuchsia dresses, because they contrasted perfectly against the green grass and blue water background.
It is so hard to pick one favorite thing about our wedding. Everything was so perfect and went so smoothly, I couldn’t have been happier. Obviously the best part was getting to marry my best friend! But we both really enjoyed getting to celebrate and share our happiness with all of our family and best friends. It’s not every day that you get to hang out with over 200 of your closest friends and family!
My best piece of advice for any bride is easy: Hire a day of coordinator if you don’t already have a planner!!! I knew my mom and I could handle the planning, but when it came to the day of, we both wanted to be able to relax and enjoy the day instead of worrying if everything was going as planned. My day of coordinator, Tabbatha, was fabulous. She made a detailed timeline of everything that was supposed to happen the day of and made sure all of the vendors stuck to it. She arrived at the venue before anyone else to greet all of the vendors and make sure everyone was where they were supposed to be, and she was quick on her feet with solving any problem that arose. My mom and I (both control freaks), were able to fully enjoy the day without worrying, knowing that Tabbatha was in control.
Wedding inspiration really can come from anywhere – I love that Allie found hers in a flower! I myself am frequently inspired by daily life and the beauty I see every day… where are YOU finding your inspiration?