Here is a last look at the gorgeous real wedding that we are featuring today. Getting a peek into a vendor’s wedding is perhaps one of the best ways to really understand how the details can make a wedding completely shine. Lauren brought touches of herself and her fiance into every element and the end result was nothing short of lovely…
Photography ~ Seeing as Lincoln and I are both photographers, it was also important to us that our wedding was well documented. We hired the talented Eric Cable to photograph our wedding. We also had a photo booth set up in the bar area for guests to use at their leisure. This was a hit! Not only was the photo booth fun for guests, but they were able to take home prints from the booth that night. A fabulous and unexpected favor from the evening!
Other photo-related details include our table names. Lincoln and I decided to name our tables after our favorite photographers. We also had photo books of each of these photographers set out on the coffee table for people to peruse during the evening. Our table cards were printed photos taken by each of the photographers.
We also framed photos of relatives who either had passed away or who were not able to make it to the wedding and had them sitting on the fireplace mantle and around the dining area of the Inn. It really made the dining area feel more like home.
Music ~ I cannot say enough great things about Echo Jazz Trio, the jazz band that played during our cocktail hour and dinner. Ross Seligman, the Trio’s guitar player, also played during our ceremony recessional and processional. For the dancing portion of the reception, one of our friends created a personalized Ipod mix for us. It kept the dance floor packed and was a perfect option for the Inn’s smallish dance floor.
Wedding Planner ~ About 4 months before the wedding I realized that I was going to need some help planning and arranging details for our wedding. I was in the middle of my wedding photography season and was feeling extremely overwhelmed with work and wedding planning. I had been referred to Carmen Bailey by another photographer who had worked with her as a photographer at a few weddings. Carmen was awesome. I wish there were photos that depicted how amazing she was throughout the planning process as well on the day of our wedding. I highly recommend hiring a planner, even if it’s just for the day-of. It really made such a huge difference for me and Lincoln, especially since our family and all of our wedding party was from out of state.
Thank you so much to Lauren and Lincoln for sharing their day with us! It has left me feeling all cozy and in love. And, if anyone needs more Lauren inspiration, check out her gorgeous blog for total eye candy.