I bought lots of little inexpensive things off of etsy.com, but my favorites were the blue “I do” stickers for the bottom of my shoes and “Mr & Mrs” chair indicators. My bird cage veil was an absolute must for me, and I LOVED it!!
The entire day was my favorite memory of my entire life, but my favorite moment would be when I was waiting in the narthex with my dad. I experienced so many emotions all at once that I had never felt before, and then the moment I saw Zach, it was as though all of the anxiety and nervousness vanished. The only emotion I was feeling then was pure excitement and readiness at the fact that I was about to marry him.
The funniest moment was when Zach, Stacy, and I went outside to take more pictures, so the entire LARGE wedding party went into my house. By the time Zach, Stacy, and I saw them again, they had found a life-size, cardboard cut out of myself from high school and proceeded to take it to the reception with us. Needless to say, I think the life-size cut out took more pictures with people than I did!!
First Dance song? “Stay with You” by John Legend
Honeymoon plans? Zach and I are headed to Jamaica (Montego Bay Sandals resort!!) from Dec. 18-24 because we both had to go to school the Monday after the wedding! We love that the honeymoon is extending the celebration of our marriage And it has given us time to get settled back into the swing of things to be able to really enjoy and relax on our honeymoon!!
Advice for planning brides? Planning a wedding is a HUGE job. I am a full-time doctorate student, so I needed a lot of help, which I received from my wonderful mother!! Do not let yourself lose sight of the point of planning the wedding or get overwhelmed and stressed out throughout the process, which can easily happen. In the end, all that matters is that you get to marry the man of your dreams.
Cake- Icing on the Cake by Kristina Taylor
Florals- Bobby G. out of Seymour, IN (ceremony flowers), Jenna Ogilvie-Honeas of Factory 12 Event Loft (Reception centerpieces), and Claudia’s Flora Bunda (Large centerpieces at reception)
Bridal gown: Mon Cheri purchased at Bridal & Formal at the Bridal District in Cincinnati
Bridesmaids dresses- Mori Lee from That Special Touch in Columbus
Mens tuxes- Geno’s from That Special Touch in Columbus Indiana
Caterer- Gethin Thomas Catering
DJ and up lighting- Alan Trisler of Audio Magic Entertainment
Hair- Heather from Studio B Aveda Salon in Tipton Lakes Athletic Club; Mary Landwer (hair stylist in Indy did bridal party hair)
Makeup- Lindsey Prizevoits
Invitations- Ordered through the Factory 12 Event Loft
Photography: Stacy Able Photography