Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had great weekends! I have some fun news… I’m out of the office today shooting some last bits and pieces for the next “season” of ELD TV!! I know it’s been a while since you’ve seen a new episode, and you can 100% blame that on me and having a ridiculous schedule. But the good news is that I think you’re going to love these next episodes! (If you haven’t seen any yet, you can catch up HERE!) But anyways, today I have a fabulously elegant pink and green wedding from Limelight Photography for you all! The lovely bride Ashley was kind enough to share her wedding insight with us too, so enjoy!
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
My mom, Tami Albanese, has a sense of style and taste like nobody I have ever met. She knows exactly what will and won’t work together, and I have to say- she has rubbed off on me quite a bit during the wedding planning process. I think I took her ideas during the decorating process and added my own style and touch to things to make it more of a “me” feel. Even though my mom and I had a lot to do with the planning/decorating of my husband and I’s wedding we couldn’t have done it without my wedding planner, Jackie Ross from Table 6 Productions. She was amazing and definitely helped out when we were stuck or when we were unsure of an idea. She came up with a lot of great ideas that my mom and I didn’t think of as well. To sum your question up me (Ashley) my mom (Tami) and my wedding planner (Jackie) planned the wedding together as a trio for a whole year.
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
There were two things I was mainly looking for when it came to deciding who to work with for my wedding…
The most important aspect for me was how I felt with them, I had to get along with the people I decided to work with I wanted to be able to feel comfortable when talking to them and when sharing ideas back in forth for the wedding. Some people you just automatically hit it off with and some you don’t and thats okay you keep searching.
The next thing I looked for in wedding vendors was there style. I wanted to make sure we had similiar styles yet that they had the ability to push me a tad with some ideas, but definitely not push me out of my comfort zone. I wanted to still feel like it was my wedding and not anyone else’s wedding. I wanted my guests to walk into my wedding and feel a sense of who my husband and I are. I think we nailed it!
Did any of your vendors do anything special for you before, on, or after your wedding day that you would like to share?
Through the guidance of my wedding planner and my own searching I without a doubt had the best vendors in my area- I truly believe that. I am sure a lot of people say that, but I think it shows in my pictures and in how my guests felt when they left my wedding. I can’t pinpoint one exact thing that a vendor did that was extra special because the whole experience with all my vendors was amazing. They are top of the line. I truly am blessed with the way everything turned out. I am beyond thankful for all of them.
What was your favorite part of your wedding?
Of course marrying my husband lol but I would have to say the decor. I think the way everything we decided on for the decor came together so beautifully with the venue, flowers, color scheme was absolutely breathtaking. The venue was at The Don CeSar which is a resort that has a “old world” feel to it, and I think it really helped to make the decor and flowers look amazing.
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
I will forever say this advice to every one of my friends and family who gets married in the future….
“Hire a Great Wedding Planner!” That was the best decision I made – hiring a wedding planner. I actually got to enjoy the wedding planning process as well as my wedding day. I didn’t have to stress or worry about anything whats so ever, and if something did go wrong, I didn’t know about it. To this day, I don’t know about one thing that went wrong at my wedding. In my mind it went off with out one single problem. It was the most amazing day and I got to enjoy every single minute of it. Those memories will last me a lifetime.
Well I don’t know about you, but I think that’s pretty much the best advice ever! ;) Thank you for sharing with us Ashley, and thank you to Limelight Photography for sending her wedding for us to enjoy as well!
I am just loving the pink and green with the elegant style! It’s such a fun, modern take for an elegant wedding! So tell me- how many of you are planning an elegant wedding? Will you be having bright, bold colors like this one with the pink and green??