Well hey there friends! Are you all ready for March?! I’m sure most of you are ready for Spring to bring the warmer months, huh? On the other hand, here in Florida, I somewhat dread the Spring because it leads to the scorching hot summer. (But the weather is indeed pretty awesome in March and April here!) Well, anyways… this navy, pink and green wedding that I have for you all today from Amanda McMahon Photography definitely reminds me of spring! The color palette is a perfect combination of modern and elegant- I love just about anything paired with navy though- it always looks so gorgeous! The bride, Kim, is joining us to share some insight into her wedding planning- I’m sure she’ll have some great advice!
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
My husband was a great partner helping me plan our wedding. Our ceremony and reception was truly and extension of the both of us. My sister—my MOH—was a great sounding board for the girly details.
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
I choose vendors that were similar to my personality and style. I wanted to collaborate with vendors that would understand my style effortlessly.
Did any of your vendors do anything special for you before, on, or after your wedding day that you would like to share?
My reception location, the Hillbrook Inn, was exceptional. The grounds of the historic European Inn were something I will never forget, as well as the service provided and delivered by the staff. There were many gestures that were done to make my day extra special, and it’s hard to select just one. My most memorable keepsake was the surprise of a framed photo with an embroidered picture of the Inn with mine and my husband’s names and our wedding date. The photo now hangs in our home. If you ask my husband, his favorite surprise would probably be when the bartender served the Inn’s homemade lemon cello and kahlua. We did not even know they made the homemade beverages. Our guests were also very pleased. My florist, MelleFleur, surprised me on wedding day by getting the berries that I wanted (and were out of season) for my bouquet. I had a calligrapher, Hand Calligraphy by Catherine Hoffmaster, who created a wedding scroll for our guests to sign. She provided wonderful details in how to preserve and protect our work of art. My photographer, Amanda McMahon Photography, worked with me before, during, and after our wedding.
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
Aside from marrying the man I love and sharing that moment with our closest family and friends, my favorite things about the reception was the custom calligraphy wedding scroll for our guests to sign, flowers, and the delicious gluten free food. My wedding was full of sentimental details.
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
On your wedding day, take a special moment with your new hubby and glance around at your loved ones, and the day that you both created—this is a cherished moment that you will reflect on for years to come.
Aw, yes, please do remember to take everything in so you can cherish it! The day is definitely a whirlwind- you want to do everything you can to remember it! :) Thank you so much for sharing your wedding insight with us Kim! And thank you to Amanda McMahon for sharing her gorgeous work with us!
I am just LOVING the pink incorporated into the centerpieces! So gorgeous! And the Mr and Mrs signs are an excellent tough- that’s one of my favorite little details for every wedding to have! :) What about you… what’s your favorite thing about this wedding? The colors? The centerpieces? The bouquets? :)