Posted on April 18 2017
Pinterest and The Knot gave me a lot of really great ideas, but I had no idea how to get it to all come together without really breaking the bank! I didn’t have an actual “wedding planner” but my florist and venue coordinator were great at taking my visions and making it a reality. If I had to do it all over, I would definitely have a wedding planner to handle all the final details.
2. Wedding Date?
We were married November 7th, 2015
3. Wedding location and time of day?
We had a traditional catholic ceremony that began at 2pm at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Colleyville, Texas.
There was a bit of a gap between the end of the ceremony and the 6pm start of our reception, but since a lot of our guests were out-of-towners, they were able to freshen up and have plenty of travel time to get to Times Ten Cellars in Dallas, Texas.
4. Hors d'oeuvres or meal? Catered, potluck, family provided or cake only?
Our guests were served catered hors d’oeuvres and buffet style dinner. Clint’s Aunt, Michele made our wedding cake and it was exactly what I wanted!
5. Number of guests and number in bridal party?
There were 5 bridesmaids and 5 groomsmen in our bridal party and we had 135 guests.
6. Wedding colors?
I chose navy and teal for our wedding colors; teal was the main color for my college sorority and everyone looks good in navy!
7. Types of flowers and describe your decor style?
I am pretty simple and laid back, so when I came across the idea of using succulents as wedding flowers it was an obvious choice for me. The succulents were simple and unique and there were so many ways to dress them up and make them fancy enough for a wedding.
8. Funny story about your wedding?
We opted to do a first-look so we (ok, mostly me!) wouldn’t burst into tears as I walked down the aisle. I was very anxious walking up to the garden where I was going to surprise Clint, but the second I saw him all of that faded away. It was like any ordinary day, walking up to say hi to my best friend, we were so comfortable and relaxed that we actually high-fived! Our photographers laughed and said it was the first time they’d had a bride and a groom high-five!
9. Most memorable moment?
I did pretty well and managed not to cry like I thought I would, that is, until it was time for me to repeat after Father Richard, I got choked up and just went silent for a few moments, finally Father Richard broke the tension and said “Can’t back out now, you’re almost there!” it made me laugh and I was finally able to say the rest of my vows.
10. Biggest surprise of the wedding?
Seeing months of planning and preparation come together, the decorations, the food, the cake, and most importantly our families. It was like everything just clicked!!
11. What advice do you have for other brides reading this?
Nobody will remember your wedding day like you will, don’t worry about the minor details or if things don’t go 100% of the way you had envisioned. And certainly don’t let stress take away from the big picture. . . at the end of the day, you and your fiance will be married and that is the most important part!
12. Was there a honeymoon, if so where?
We spent 3 weeks traveling through Italy, France and Spain. There wasn’t a single place that we visited that didn’t amaze us!
13. Describe his face/that moment when you first saw him as you started down the aisle.
It was a feeling of complete calmness, I was marrying my soulmate and I have never been so sure and so confident of anything in my life.