- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2016
Our professional photos are finally in! It was so fun going through them and reliving the wedding. DH and I joke that we were experiencing the wedding for the first time when we saw the photos because everything was a blur the day of! Highlights/advice from the wedding include:
Our venue was beautiful.
Our florist really did an amazing job on the arrangements. I highly recommend incurring the expense of flowers. They really tie everything together.
I loved spending the morning with my girls. It was a great low-stress way to lead up to the busy wedding day.
INVEST IN A DAY-OF COORDINATOR! We did this and I couldn’t recommend it more! She and her assistant handled EVERYTHING (setup, take down, hiccups, etc.) and it really made our day amazing because we (nor our family) were running around trying to take care of these things. Best money we spent.
We had a mild summer here but as luck would have it, we got married on the hottest day of the year and the hotel’s AC broke! We were pretty miserable from the heat and several of our reception photos (including out 1st dance photos) have plastic box fans in them because this was the only way to make the space tolerable. The hotel was nice enough to give us a significant discount for the trouble. We had to haggle with them for it though, so I recommend other brides/grooms don’t be afraid to speak up to the venue if something like this happens to you.
I’m still a little bummed about the fans in some of the photos though.
I bought a reception dress because my wedding dress was 8 layers plus undergarments and I thought I wouldn’t want to stay in it. Wrong. I stayed in it until the very end. But with that heat, it got pretty hot when I danced.
I used Heritage Gown for my dress cleaning and preservation. I opted for a linen garment bag to store my dress because it allows me to examine it periodically as well as check their work. So far I am very happy with it and would recommend it to others.
Now without further delay, here are some photos. 🙂
Photo #1: Ceremony Space
Photo #2: Reception Space
Photo #3: Table arrangements
Photo #4: First look
Photo #5: Love this artsy photo of us. 🙂
Photo #6: How I spent a lot of time at the wedding trying to cool off 😛
Photo #7: Wedding Party
Photo #8: Dinosaur puppets (the wedding party walked down to the Jurassic Park theme song and all my girls had dinosaur puppets on their hands. DH didn’t know beforehand and thought it was hilarious.)
Photo #9: Ceremony
Photo #10: Flower Arrangements (LOVE THESE!)
Photo #11: Cake Cutting
Photo #12: First Dance (notice the white plastic box fan bottom right :-/)
Photo #13: Toasts
Photo #14: Surprise Minion boxer shorts instead of a garter 😛 (DH sister is cracking up in the background)
Photo #15: The End!
Photo Credit: Craigpaulsenphoto.com