Um, I honestly cannot believe it’s Friday already! You would think that with Leap Day, this week would have felt longer or something? Definitely not- it felt about ten times shorter! Nonetheless, it IS indeed Friday and I’m sure all of you are excited for the first weekend of March! I think this elegant wedding that I have for you all from Heather Brulez Photography is an excellent segway from the winter into spring. This gold and white color combination would actually be perfect for any season! It’s definitely elegant and timeless, which is always gorgeous! Oh and the bride, Leslie, is stopping by to share some of her insight from her planning process too!
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
I think my florist and my event coordinator helped me the most in planning the day of my wedding. I had nothing but ideas in my head and clippings from magazines. My florist, Russ, took my ideas and really transformed them into a complete vision. I had never done this before (like most brides) and so it was very nice to leave the day-of coordinating to the professionals.
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
When deciding who to work with for my wedding, a personal reference seemed to make the most sense to me. I was very overwhelmed when searching for vendors on the internet, so finally I just asked for help on my Facebook status! I knew I had deadlines to book several vendors, so this just seemed to be the most effective way to chose a reliable vendor.
Did any of your vendors do anything special for you before, on, or after your wedding day that you would like to share?
I think my florist, Russ, made the day the most special. He really wanted to include personal touches throughout the wedding that I had simply overlooked. My dad had passed away about six years prior to my wedding, and he wanted to make sure my dad’s memory was as significant or personal as I wanted it to be. Russ wanted to tie in as many family references throughout the day as possible, and as I look back on the day, I’m glad he reminded me of how important my family is!
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
My favorite thing about my wedding had to be how much fun we all had on the dance floor! My husband and I met at a wedding, and there we realized that our (sometimes tacky) dance moves meant we were made for each other. We let it all out that day! We got married July 30th, so naturally it was extremely hot. But by the end of the night, my family and friends were having so much fun, and we didn’t seem to care how hot it was outside. I loved that we got married at a hotel, so most of the guests could really partake in the wedding festivities and just go right up to their room at the end of the night, or go for a dip in the hotel pool!
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
I think the best piece of advice I could give other brides would be to delegate some of the never-ending list of duties to others. I know you may feel like you can do it all yourself, but sometimes you have to pass on a few of those tasks to others. Your bridesmaids, mother, fiance, family, and friends are there to help and WANT to help! No matter how small the task, delegating a job to another will relieve you and make that person feel included in your wedding process.
Thank you so much for your insight Leslie! And thank you to Heather Brulez Photography for sharing this beautiful wedding with us!
How awesome is it that they met at a wedding? I just love that! Oh and how about those awesome brooches and items in the bride’s bouquet?! The tables were all named from the different cities that their guests had traveled from… what a great idea! I’m sure it made their guests feel a little bit more of a “part” of the wedding. So what about you all? Are any of you going to be having brooches or items in your bouquets or flowers? Or will you be including your guests in the decor of your wedding like Leslie did with the table names?