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August 25, 2014
Ready to wipe some drool off of your keyboard? Don’t say I didn’t warn you. This wedding is full of amazing details (with the most gorgeous lettering!), a beautiful & fun wedding party, a bride & groom that couldn’t be more perfect for each other, hand tied bow ties, and glazed doughnuts. It was pretty much the perfect day. (Even if it did rain on us almost all.day.long!)
I LOVE when a bride books a hotel room to get ready in. It’s so much better than church nurseries (No one loves Noah’s ark wallpaper in the background!) and the light is just yummy!
The Decatur club looked ahh-mazing. (Told you that you just might drool.)
The Brass Horn was responsible for making this party look gooooood. (How fun are these ties in this background???)
Jillian. Just perfection. Classic beauty.
Jillian emailed me before the wedding to tell me about the “Big Love Ball.” It was HUGE! (and so much fun!)
You two are ridiculously good looking. And completely in love. And my heart couldn’t be happier for both of you.
What’s your love story?
David and I met in what we guess would be 4th grade or so at a St. Teresa Football game or sporting event. While we were always friends we did not date until after sophomore year in college. We did long distance for the last two years of college and the rest is history! Ha! He proposed on a random Thursday night when I was getting out of his car! I always give him a hard time about it but a big thumbs up for him because I seriously had just come from the nail salon, FRESH MANI! Haha! I said yes because David really is my best friend and I knew he was who I was going to go through the adventure of life with. No question.
What was your favorite memory from your wedding day?
I have a lot of great memories from the day, from getting ready with Doyle singing some crazy wedding song to seeing David as the doors opened to the church or watching everyone celebrate and dance the night away at the reception. The day was full of favorites!
What was your favorite detail from your wedding day?
For me, details were important, maybe so important it was a bit of a fault, if that is possible. I think my favorite detail though was at our new home, David had wrote “Welcome Home Mrs. Peters” on the wall in the dining room that we painted chalkboard the week before. It was the perfect detail to come home to as Mr. and Mrs. after a beautiful day!
What was your something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue?
My old and blue was the broach I had on my bouquet, it was my great, great aunts and was the “something blue” I had talked about using for years and years! My new was my dress, shoes everything really, and my something borrowed was the heart sewn in the back of my dress, that was a heart of fabric from my Grandma Jean’s dress that she wore to my parents wedding! Perfect detail!
Any advice you would give to future brides and grooms?
My advice is to think of the wedding day as your brand, the brand of your relationship. It should scream from start to finish, BRIDE and GROOM! Whatever makes that happen is what it should be. And I think it is so easy to think “this is how a wedding should be” and I think you have to throw that out the door, there are no rules, this is your day, do what you love.
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
We didn’t go on a honeymoon right away, but bought a home instead. We plan to take a honeymoon down the road a bit, so something to look forward to!
Anything else you’d like to add? Enjoy it, the day flies! Shoot the whole year flies! During planning, pick vendors that you connect with and you are inspired by, it makes all the difference. (cough, cough Kellie at AMP!) And make sure that the day screams you and your new spouse, it is all about you two!
The people responsible for making this happen:
Wedding Planner-We didn’t use a wedding planner but we definitely had a vision of what we wanted it to look like from the get go. I loved the planning and seeing the ideas come to life (I had a lot of ideas!!). We had great vendors for uplighting and florals which make great impacts on a space. And with my mom, dad, David and friends there to help make it happen, it become reality! I had a friend make the beautiful, massive silk florals, another made the amazing black and white striped “king’s table” table cloth and another made my crazy oversized balloon idea real!