This couple certainly knows how to pull off a wedding color palette with a striking color such as hot pink. It was already a perfect contrast with the white and gray that the event did not need any other vibrant accents. The pink stood out nicely amongst the photos but not so much that it undermined to beauty of the other decors. Congratulations to our couple!
Here is what our bride told us about their wedding. Look out for some really wise advices in there!
What is your story as a couple, how did you meet & fall in love?
We met in a college class because we were, at the time, both studying to be teachers. We knew right away that we were meant to be together, and have been ever since!
What makes the two of you a perfect match?
He balances out my way-too-serious side. We help each other enjoy the little things in life.
How did he (or you) propose?
We were playing Apples to Apples with my family and he wrote my name and “will you marry me?” on one of the make-your-own cards. While I was reading the card during my turn he got down on one knee!
How long was the planning process? Did you think it was enough time?
18 months to the day- I was very glad to have that much time to plan the perfect day.
What was the best advice you received when you were planning your wedding?
It’s YOUR wedding, so do what YOU want- it’s impossible to please everyone, so don’t try to, just please yourself.
What tips & tricks (“hacks”?) can you share future brides that you yourself have learned during and after your wedding?
I am SO glad we used a wedding hashtag- it made it really easy to look through everyone’s pictures the day after. Also, DIY Pinterest projects may look nice, but might be more trouble than they’re worth. I did DIY center pieces, which ended up costing a lot of money by the time I finished buying the materials. I spent a bunch of time putting them together at home then bringing them to the venue already assembled, and then afterwards I had to figure out what to do with the leftovers anyway. Lastly, splurge for the photo booth, everyone loves it!
What were some challenges you faced while planning your wedding & what did you do to address them?
Sometimes I got overwhelmed by just how much there was to do. But I had my maid of honor come over for a few hours to work on one project (DIY center pieces) and felt a lot better after we were done. Let people help, chances are they want to.
What inspired your wedding décor? Why did you choose the things that you did?
I am obsessed with the color pink, so everything was pink. Simple as that!
Where did you save the most money?
Having the ceremony and the reception at the same place saved us a lot of money by completely cutting out transportation costs
How many guests were invited in your wedding and what was the final guest count?
Invited 120, 100 attended
How did you narrow down your list?
I kept my side to family only, out to aunts/uncles/cousins, grandparents, and no further. The only friends I included on my side were those in the wedding party. My other friends completely understood.
What songs did you use during the ceremony?
Come To Me by the Goo Goo Dolls for the processional, I Believe In A Thing Called Love by The Darkness for the recessional. We really liked being able to change things up and get away from the slow, instrumental stuff. All of our guests were talking about it afterwards!
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
What are you most excited about for the future?
Buying a house and starting a family
Do you have advice for couples still in the planning process?
Just make sure you’re both in on all of the plans (even if one of you does most of the work, just keep the other one updated) and that you’re both ahoy with what the plan is. Also everyone says to make sure you eat before the wedding because you won’t have time to during the reception. My husband and I were both too anxious to eat but had plenty of time during the cocktail hour and reception, so it was fine!
What inspired the wedding day outfits?
Pink, pink, and lots more pink
What was your favorite part of the day?
The first look shoot that we did really calmed my nerves and I liked that my husband and I were able to see each other first without everyone seeing our reactions to each other (mainly because I was a crying mess- in a good way!)
Was there any Do it Yourself (DIY) projects? If so, can you describe them in detail?
My DIY center pieces were vases with black stones and a floating candle, a thinner vase with a single pink rose, and a votive candle.
What were the highlights from the ceremony & reception?
Our ceremony had a very personal touch to it which was wonderful- the reverend got to know us in such great detail that he told a very good story of us and incorporated our passions right into the ceremony.The reception had too many highlights to count- conga line, lots of line dances, a very interesting garter catch, the photo booth, and more!
Here are some of the photos from the wedding hashtag.
Me and the beautiful bride!! #schachtpartyof2 A photo posted by Michele (@miiichele_c) on
Photographer: Crystal Turino Photography
Floral Designer: Felthousen’s Florist & Greenhouse
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