I love how simply gorgeous this navy and pink wedding from Aislinn Kate Photography is! With Sara Gillianne Weddings planning their big day, Brooke and Mike’s wedding was a perfect balance of elegance, romance, and fun! Brooke is here today to share her insight with us…
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
Overall, my wedding planner, Sara Gilliane, worked diligently to know my wedding style and taste to every last detail. Which helped with organizing which vendors to chose for the big day! I had to plan my wedding while interning in Dublin, Ireland, so having her to help with organization and making everything perfect, was wonderful! Being a bride, can be nerve racking, however, with her by my side, I felt at ease and had full trust everything would be amazing.
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
For the big day, I wanted to count of vendors, who were amazing in their area and I felt a great level of comfort. Also, vendors who went the extra mile to work with me. I knew Hayward McKenize, would be a must for the caterer when he sent me multiple menus to look over based on our wedding criteria. He was such a genuine and amazing chef. Also, having Aislinn Kate as a photographer, she is very detail-oriented, patient, and truly loves to know the bride’s style so she can capture the perfect wedding day.
What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?
When designing for our wedding, I knew I loved elegance and romance, but I also wanted to make sure to incorporate a laid back atmosphere. Finding, one style was difficult, since I knew I liked so many things. So, I tried a combination of elegance, romance, fun-filled, and vintage.
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
It is hard to pick just one. I would say, walking into the reception and also doing photos with my husband. Having a wedding planner, she made sure we could have a moment alone, in World of Beer, before heading to the reception, and it was incredible. I loved everything about the reception down to every last detail. It is a wonderful feeling to walk into your reception seeing everything you wanted and more.
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
The best piece of advice, is to trust your instincts on the style and location of your wedding. There may be friends or family who may try to direct your taste with suggestions and ideas. However, it is important to be true to yourself and follow what your heart desires. Surround yourself with people who will want to make sure your big day, is everything you dreamed of.
I love Brooke’s advice and all of her insight. It really does help having a wedding planner, especially when you’re planning from afar- and you can certainly see that from this fabulous wedding!
Are any of you planning a wedding for a location that you don’t currently live in? What’s your plan?