real bride inspo :: a + r :: hotel walloon magic

10.8.2017

describe your day in 3 words: Loving, Fun, Gorgeous

your song:

His Pick-Thomas Rhett "Die A Happy Man"

Her Pick- Miranda Lambert "Holding Onto You"

moment that made you laugh: So many.
My step-son tearing up the dance floor.
Speeches.
Everything our officiant had to say. He's funny & correlated marriage to working in a restaurant.
Dancing, everyone dancing the whole time to country and old school rap songs.

vow that made you tear up: Just beginning to speak our vows I had to stop, I couldn't talk. I was not the one expected to cry so much. That's Ryan's job.
"I will never be the perfect man, but for you I will never stop striving for perfection."

moment that made you scratch your head: I had spent hours perfectly configuring guests placements during the ceremony so that all hotel balconies would be filled. Moments before the processional started I was told that the balconies weren't filled. It was one of 2 bridezilla moments through the whole wedding process...I said I would not walk down that aisle until there were people on every balcony!

Ryan was waiting for me in a stairwell for an hour for our first look. I had no idea, I assumed that the photogs were communicating timing, or someone was, but nope...he was just waiting while I was getting my makeup done. I wasn't even rushing! Oops!

love is never having to...: make excuses

photographer: Slow Juke

advice for future brides: Be you. Do what you want, not what you are supposed to do. My entire wedding day was fun & happy. I was not stressed. Hire a wedding coordinator. Someone who can execute your vision and that you trust. I wasn't stressed because our wedding was designed to be fun and laid-back and I knew that my coordinator would smooth over every hiccup. She answered the questions so I did not have to.

best vendors ever:
Hair & Makeup- Salon 804
Venue- Hotel Walloon
Photographer- Slow Juke
Coordinator- Conradie Event Design, also designed reception florals
Bridal Bouquet- Stems & Sprigs
Food- The Boathouse
Ceremony/Cocktail Music- Music Through You