1) I FINALLY COMPLETED MY DOCTORATE DEGREE!!!! It's been quite a journey but after hitting the 23rd grade, I'm ready to be done with school =)
2) I GOT MARRIED!!!!
Wedding planning was QUITE an experience and to be honest, getting my doctorate was easier and less stressful. I know that may be hard to believe but making decisions about sequin table cloths, floral arrangements, and budgets was more overwhelming than I thought it would be! However, despite the stress, my wedding day was by far one of the best days of my life. This is, in part, thanks to my wedding coordinators, a wonderful venue & caterer, AWESOME vendors, and my amazing friends and family. But beyond all that, I married my best friend and the love of my friggin' life!
Before I show you pictures of the ceremony/reception/etc. I wanted to take a moment to focus on the details and decor of my wedding and highlight the amazing vendors/small businesses that made my wedding so beautiful! So this is part 1 of a 2 part post! I hope y'all enjoy the pictures because they make me SO HAPPY.
First and foremost, I MUST thank our photographer, Theresa Bridget Photography who took all of these photos. I am blown away by her and her husband's talent, as well as their kindness and support. From start to finish, they were absolutely amazing to work with! I was instantly drawn to their photos right away because I love how bright they are and they have the vintage feel I was looking for. In addition, Theresa sent us a handful of photos the day after the wedding as a preview, which was SO cool! For more of Theresa Bridget Photography, check her out on Instagram @theresabridgetphotography and her website.
And now...on to the PHOTOS!!!!
The colors I chose for our wedding at Heritage Museum of Orange County (click HERE to see more of this venue!) were mint, pink, and gold. Pretty much my signature colors as I wear and love them in every shade =P Heritage was my dream venue and the first and ONLY venue I visited because I fell in love the minute I walked on the property. Plus, Jamie, the events coordinator, was beyond wonderful! She is the best so if any of y'all are looking for a wedding venue, contact her ASAP AND JUST BOOK IT.
Lets start with the getting ready details!
Ordered this sign to sit in between the aisles so people wouldn't walk through it before I do and it was perfect! Ordered from Sweet NC Collective on Etsy!
The flowers for my centerpieces were put together by my matron of honor Suzette (@oliveandferndesigns). Votives and planters I got from Oriental Trading! The table numbers were purchased from Amazon and I spray painted them gold.
Half of the tables had these lanterns I got from Melanie from Bella Blooms! I love them so much!!!
Last but DEFINITELY not least, I want to introduce you to two of my behind the scenes vendors who made my wedding wonderful!
First, the spectacular Jaimee of Edge Entertainment...Disney princess and DJ extraordinaire!!
This beauty was the best DJ EVAR!!!!! She was such a great MC and did such a good job with every part of the wedding! She kept our guests entertained and engaged the entire time and I am just so happy with how the reception turned out! I know that all of my friends & family also had such good things to say about her and their experience at the wedding. I met Jaimee through our mutual Disney lover connections & my shop instagram and since then I've gotten to know her on a personal level as well. She is an amazing human being and is very kind, enthusiastic, and inclusive, which are qualities that I value so much!
So 1) GO FOLLOW HER at @partyontheedge on instagram
2) If you are in need of a DJ go check out Edge Entertainment
and next, I must talk about our videographer, Joseph Reeves. He was ABSOLUTELY AWESOME. He did such an amazing job making our video and was extremely professional. I did not even realize he was there half the time and he got such amazing shots! His editing skills are also amazing because I cry literally every time I watch the video!
I will be posting the link to the video and his website in the next part of the blog post because I need to figure out how to post a clip of it first =P
Thank you for reading and stay tuned for the next installment of FemmeDeWEDDING coming to you ASAP!