Happy Friday everyone! Today’s wedding is purple, modern, and gorgeous! Emily and Kraig were married in Emily’s childhood church, which I know a thing or two about- it definitely has a tendency to make for a few extra tears, thinking about all of your memories as you walk down the aisle. :) Caitlin Thomas was there to capture all of the moments and details of the day, which she did quite beautifully if you ask me! Emily is joining us today to look back on her wedding, and she has some great tips for you all! Enjoy!
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
I did most of the wedding planning with the help of my Mom & sisters. I think it’s important to have those who are close and able to let you know their honest and true opinions. I kept in constant contact with my bridesmaids whether it was sending pictures of cocktail napkins via email or dinner dates to go through the latest invitation samples. Don’t go through the process alone! It takes the fun out of it.
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
My husband and I looked to work with anyone who reflected our own personalities. I am more of a planner/organizer while my husband is extremely laid back and care free. One of the reasons I love him so much. We wanted someone organized and responsible yet fun and laid back the day of. Our photographer for example knew how to keep things calm while at the same time took charge when it came to family pictures to get everyone in order. Key!
What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?
We wanted something relatively simple and modern. The Fairmont Pittsburgh is a fantastic hotel with beautiful attention to detail. I felt like our wedding should reflect it’s clean and simple beauty. The venue really does make the difference in which direction the wedding will go. I chose the color purple with no accents. Different shades of purple mixed with whites and ivory’s kept things basic while the boys gray suits matched with a crisp silk black tie was classic.
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
My favorite thing at our wedding was the atmosphere. Entering the room when we were announced, you felt an extreme amount of love and fun. The combination of family and friends who traveled from all over the country to see us married – nothing else can compare. I will never forget that night and feel so lucky to be surrounded by such amazing and caring people. Absolutely the best night of my life and I can’t help but smile every time I think about it.
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
The best piece of advice I can give is to forget the little things on the day of. You’ve spent the last year-ish of your life preparing. Take some time to enjoy it! After your hair and makeup is done take a moment alone and just sit down. Think about why you’re there and who is with you. It may sound cliche but it’s probably the only moment you’ll get to really grasp reality. It is such a wonderful and crazy blur of a day – don’t let it go by without it!
It’s SO true. I wish I had taken a single moment on my wedding day to just soak everything in. So brides, learn from all of this, and remember to take a moment for yourselves! :)
I’m curious to know how many of you will be having your wedding in a ballroom like this wedding… or maybe even a wedding with more of a modern style? Share in the comments!
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