We have a special treat for everyone today! Instead of me gushing about Rebecca and Thomas’ stunning wedding, we’ve enlisted the bride herself to spill all the details….
I was not the little girl who dreamt up every detail of her wedding, which is surprising because I am a planner at heart. I always have a list of things going. To me, the wedding was something I wanted the man I was to marry to contribute ideas to. As we began planning, it became clear we had different ideas. My vision of muted pinks, mint green and white was quickly vetoed. So, I asked him what his ideal wedding color scheme would be, and I kid you not, the man I love more than life itself answered “rainbow”. Literally wanted a rainbow on his tie. After both calling each other crazy, we dropped the discussion to talk about again after more realistic thought went into it. Neither of us knew what direction to take in fear of getting our ideas shot down again so we turned to the experts of pinterest. Those who had gone before us. We searched high and low, and then suddenly, there it was. I saw one of the most beautiful flower arrangements and had to have them, and Tommy felt the same….
It wasn’t a simple color scheme either. Dark blue. Light blue. Orange. Gray. White. I wish I could thank the bride who used these flowers in her wedding because I literally had the same exact bouquet, down to the ribbon. Thank you random person, you made my wedding beautiful. And Laura Williams, a dear friend and true artist in the field of flowers, made that bouquet come to life at our wedding. When I look back on our wedding day, I can’t help but mention how beautiful those flowers are. The inspiration behind every other decorative piece of our wedding….
One of the easiest decisions we made for our wedding, was dessert. I had my first taste of Sprinkles Cupcakes in Chicago sometime around Fall of 2010. You could call me obsessed, but I like to think of myself as a connoisseur. Though I never really liked the idea of cupcakes instead of an actual cake at a wedding, I knew I would be happiest with Sprinkles, and even saved money this way. In fact, it was such a happy revelation when I realized every anniversary could be celebrated with a fresh cupcake (but thankfully Tom brings them home for me more often than is healthy, but neither of us are complaining). I had so much fun looking around finding different cake stands, and even making some myself. Opting for cupcakes gave me the opportunity to get more creative with my wedding. Adding fabric strips behind the table was just the touch it needed….
For a day that we’ll remember forever, we’re still so glad we get to take home all the beautiful picture reminders of the day we became one. And for that, we have George Street Photography to thank. It is impossible to take in everything that happens on your wedding day. I’ve already had moments where I ask myself “did I remember to…” and have to look back through pictures to remind myself. Investing in the memory of our wedding was our first priority and we’re so happy we did. Our wedding lasted one day – but it was the start of our forever. Our always. For this we are blessed and humbled. What an amazing journey getting to that day was, and how amazing it still is!
Dress, Veil, and Garter: David’s Bridal / Sash: “Bridal Shoppe” on Etsy / Shoes: Payless / Bridesmaids Dresses: Dress Sale / Flowers: Laura Williams, Poppyhill Flowers / Wedding Planner: Heidi Georgiades / Suits: Glendale Suit Gallery / Venue: Calamigos Ranch / DJ: Rob Schwandt / Cupcakes: Sprinkles Cupcakes
The days of the smiling, plastic, generic bride and groom cake toppers are over! More and more, we see brides and grooms upping the ante on cake decor with customizations that express their personalities. The traditional topper is now being transformed into a quirky joke, while some couples choose to do without the plastic all together — opting for a personalized wire, lego creation or a pair of lovebirds. No matter the style, we’re so excited to see our couples having fun and getting creative!