Sometimes I see really pretty weddings and although they are easy on the eyes, they are hard to fall in love with. It's the JOY behind the images that really gets me. The pure and total joy that the bride and groom exude in each and every picture. Whether the wedding is high style and full glam, or vintage and a bit rustic...it will never be really beautiful unless you can truly feel the emotions. Which is exactly why I heart this wedding so very much.
From the adorable bride, Nancy...
My husband and I have been friends for over 10 years and were married the day before our 7 year dating anniversary. If there is one thing we learned, it was that through all those years, our love was sustained, nurtured and strengthened by our friends and family and we couldn't wait to continue to grow that love by finally uniting in marriage and starting a family of our own. So, the loose "theme" for our wedding was Love Grows and we aimed to create a romantic garden-like wedding that exuded a warm, approachable elegance. We felt that a color scheme of blush pink and gold with hints of green would help set the mood.
We planned for a year and a half and worked on a strict budget that splurged on a few priorities like photography and lighting, while otherwise pulling tight the purse strings to bring our overall budget well under our local average. This was largely achieved by countless nights of DIY-ing anything and everything that could be DIY-ed, with the help of family and friends, of course. My favorite projects have to include the invitations, programs and hand-made paper flowers that served as escort cards. I think all of these personal touches really helped to create the casual feel we wanted to achieve.
While we did a lot of the preparing, crafting and planning ourselves, I wanted to turn everything over to someone else on the day-of so that we could completely enjoy every moment. Angel and Anna from Events of Love and Splendor went above and beyond to make sure that all our personalized details were in place and that our wedding day matched everything we had envisioned and hoped for. They inspired me to start my own wedding coordination company, So Happi Together, and I am already working with 6 other lovely brides! The best part is that I get to live vicariously through them and continue working on creating special, personal moments for weddings. Planning with my husband was so much fun and really a joint effort. I think I am now addicted! :)
Vendor List: Photography by Amelia Lyon Photography / Wedding Planner and Coordinator by Events of Love and Splendor / Gown by Tomato Weddings by Vivian / Hair and Makeup by Nicole DeAnne / DJ/MC by PK at Prokreation Productions / Florals by Commerce Flowers / Videographer, Same-Day-Edit - DvArtistry