Of course you want your wedding day to be pretty, but you also want it to be ‘you’. I just love today’s yellow farm wedding from Stacy Kokes and the cute couple proclaiming their ‘mutual weirdness forever’. There are tons of super sweet details to love, but I think that sign is my favorite!
My overall view of what I wanted in a wedding was a day that Lee and I could be together with close family and friends and be ourselves. I wanted a “romantic backyard” style wedding, that had candles, s’mores, and lots of string lighting. I wanted a wedding in which people could sit and talk, dance, eat amazing food, and enjoy some sweet tea vodka and lemonade and just have fun. While planning the wedding the main things that were important to us were our photographer, our cupcakes, and our florist. We wanted a photographer who would allow Lee and myself to be our silly selves and one that we would feel comfortable enough to act ourselves around but at the same time, we wanted a photographer who would capture the love that we have for one another.
For me, the most important thing was my dress. I wanted pockets, i wanted it to be big, but not too big and i wanted it to be me. I found a store that sold a designer I liked, tried on multiple dresses with my mom (to give her that “only daughter” wedding dress shopping feeling) but in the end I put on one dress and fell in love with it. The best part, is they allowed me to design a bow for my dress in which my dress seamstress did an awesome job recreating what i wanted. In addition, we wanted Lee’s father to do our ceremony and we wanted there to remembrance table, not only for our grandparents who have passed, but to also honor those who served and lost their lives, and those who continued to serve and couldn’t share in our day with us.
When it came to our cupcakes, we wanted them to be eatable. Lee had more of a say in them then I did. This was his area that he wanted to be in charge of and I let him run with it. We found an amazing cake lady, who allowed Lee to pick vanilla cupcakes with raspberry jelly in the middle and white chocolate raspberry frosting. Lastly, when looking for a florist I wanted someone who understood that we had a beautiful outdoor wedding backdrop, and didn’t need to be overdone. I gave my florist multiple ideas and she came together and did amazing center pieces and flowers. I wanted wood runners and lots of candles, and no matter what I emailed her she was able to make it work for me. In the end all of my vendors out did themselves.
Day of the wedding I was happy that all my random ideas came together. Some of my favorite parts were seeing the look on my mothers face when I stepped into my dress with my hair and make up done; being a little untraditional and being able to have a private moment with Lee during our first look. I am sure I have so many favorites from the day, but some others that stand out to me are our first dance, and Lee sneaking a spin in there and us actually pulling it off. I would also say my favorite part was being able to spend time with our family and friends that we don’t get to see that often.