Happy Monday! I don’t know about you, but to me, it definitely doesn’t feel like Christmas is in less than a week! Being in cold DC for the last couple of days has helped a little bit, but I am SO ready to go back to my 75 degree Florida weather. ;) Anyways, this modern elegant wedding I have for you all today from Kat Braman is just pure gorgeousness! The lovely location and lots of pinks and oranges will give you a little taste of what Florida is like right about now. The bride, Libby, is here to share some of her wedding insight with us too!
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
Our wedding coordinator, Lauren Daversa, was the biggest help on the day and during the process. We went with the full package, so she helped us from day one and she was amazing. We loved every vendor she set us up with, she saved us more money than she charged for her fee, and most importantly neither Jon or I were stressed out during the wedding. Of course the internet was the second biggest help. It is amazing to be able to surf all the different websites to get ideas, check out vendors, and narrow down the venues all in the comfort of your own home.
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
With Lauren, it was her experience. She had done so many weddings that she had charts and schedules for every step of the wedding process. We were willing to pay more for a coordinator who we felt would be able to handle everything easily. With the photographers and videographers we chose based on their previous work and our personal taste. For all the other vendors, it was mainly price.
Did any of your vendors do anything special for you before, on, or after your wedding day that you would like to share?
Yes, Lauren made these bride and groom plaques that hung from the back of our chairs. They now hang above our bed. it was something small, but special.
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
My favorite thing about our wedding… That is really hard, I loved so many things about it. I think the venue and the band were my two favorite things. Just because the atmosphere was everything we could have hoped for. I honestly wouldn’t have changed aching about our wedding. Well actually I wish it could have lasted longer!
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
My advice is pretty cliched. The best thing I did was on the day of the wedding is to tell myself that something will go wrong (it is inevitable) and to just let it go. In the whole scheme of things the small mishap will mean nothing. Just keep in mind what the day is all about. I wish I could be more innovative, profound, and inspiring but there it is.
No way, Libby, that advice is not cliched AT ALL! It’s so true, and it’s a great reminder! :) Thank you so much for sharing your wedding day with us, and thank you to Kat Braman for sharing her gorgeous photography with us too!
So what do you think of the pinks and oranges? Do you feel a tad bit warmer after looking through all of the photos? :)