This pink and gray wedding, photographed by Justin DeMutiis Photography, is just so incredibly PRETTY. From the lacy pink invitations to the sparkly silver tablecloths to the gorgeous ceremony with that stunning chandelier, it’s classy, elegant, stylish, and beautiful. All rolled into one. Plus it features a bride and groom with infectious smiles and SO much love for each other! [A note from Lauren: I personally LOVE this wedding because I went to college with this adorable couple! I am so excited to be able to share their beautiful wedding with you all!]
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
My wedding planner and close personal friend, Melissa Vu with the Jubilee Company, helped the most in our planning process and ESPECIALLY on the big day. Melissa has always had such great style in her daily wardrobe and home decor that she not only served as our wedding planner, but also as our style consultant. She took our shotgun blast of different ideas and turned it into something that was cohesive and tied everything together. If I ever had any questions or crazy-stress at random hours of the day she would answer them and calm me down.
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
One of, if not the most, important thing we did when deciding who to work with was to find vendors that not only matched the style we wanted to achieve, but were people that we got along with. I met Leigh Growney at the Short Giraffe with my wedding planner at a Starbucks to do a cake tasting and it was so laid back and comfortable that I forgot that I was actually planning a wedding. Justin DeMutiis was another example of a completely awesome vendor and person! I met with a few different photographers before meeting Justin and he was so easy to get along with and had such great ideas that there was no doubt that we wanted him to shoot our wedding. Justin is just one example of our many vendors that we wish we could just be best friends with!
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
My favorite thing about the wedding was the fact that everyone had such a great time! Having just our closest friends and family created such a comfortable atmosphere with such good energy. It was just so upbeat and positive and I’ll never forget it. It means so much to have our friends still tell us way after the wedding how much fun they had. I know weddings are supposed to be about the bride and groom, but we wanted our guests to have a memorable time and our outstanding DJ, lawn games, and photobooth played a big part in that.
I was also happy (and relieved!) that our little details came together so perfectly. At times when I was planning I kind of wondered if I was just throwing a bunch of things together that didn’t fit or make sense, but then when I saw how the flowers and dining area, or the outdoor living area came together, I couldn’t be any happier.
What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?
We pulled inspiration from all over. ELD and other wedding blogs, wedding photographer websites, magazines, architectural salvage yards, pinterest, style blogs, everything. Our friends and wedding planner would also send us ideas that we would sort through and see what we liked. From those we created an inspiration board/binder and tried to pick what we loved the most.
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
Get a wedding coordinator! If I did not have Melissa I would have been running around making sure everything was perfect and would not have been able to enjoy my wedding as much as I did. It will save you so much stress and time that should be enjoyed with your new husband! Also make sure to eat some of your cake! :)
Have you had enough of this totally adorable wedding? I know I haven’t… Good thing there are videos!
I love that even though Shannon and Billy had a first look, they still obviously had the “walking down the aisle” moment. (Did you catch it? It’s a perfect example of why a first look doesn’t affect that aspect of the wedding ceremony at all!) And I am totally loving the outdoor space at this venue… I think that’s such a great touch for cocktail hour! How would you bring the indoors outside at your wedding? Would you create a living room like the one Billy and Shannon did?