Meet Lindsay and Corey! This picture is a perfect description of who they are and the love that they share. Helping them with their month of coordination was a treat to say the least! They were both so involved, and both so in love. Spending time with them leading up to their wedding, you could feel just how strong their partnership was, and how much they truly, madly, deeply cared for each other. Their awesome sense of adventure, importance of family, and true spirit of fun were all dominant themes of their wedding.
Corey’s parent’s home (where he grew up) was the backdrop for this amazing day. He and his family spent months preparing the property to be just right. The days before the wedding were filled with so many hands to help, it felt odd to me not to have a million things on my to-do list! Everyone was there to help, including the groom on HIS WEDDING DAY! I couldn’t get him to stop and take a break, assuring him, all day, that we could take care of it! He insisted. His mother even brought out lunch for all the vendors who were setting up all day. Seriously, the sweetest family you’ll ever meet!!!
Lindsay and Corey handmade most of their wedding details and decor. Lindsay handmade lavender soaps for favors to their guests. And Cory shaped the candle holders that were part of the centerpieces. Everything that was included in their wedding was a reflection of them. It was great to be a part of a wedding that actually reflected the couple and their interests together!
They wanted good food that people would feel comfortable eating (not some stuffy fish or chicken option)! So they opted for a pizza truck, and man was it great! Everyone got food, but when the caterer left, they were definitely tapped out of supplies! Everyone loved it!
And good Beer selection was a must for this IPA/craft brew loving couple! There was no shortage at the bar! But opting to only provide beer and wine helped to keep costs down, and the party tame.
From the moment Lindsay stepped out of the town car when she reached the venue for their first look, she was in tears. You could tell she was just so excited to see Corey, and to get married to her best friend. Their first look had everyone tearing up!
They wrote love letters to each other and read them to one another during their first look. It was a very intimate moment just between the two of them, with their photographers shooting from a distance. A private moment that the two of them will share for the rest of their lives. I love this idea more than I can express! The entire wedding day is filled with so many people, it is so important for couples to take even just a few minutes alone to anchor the whole day around their love. Spend time together, experience the day together, take time to think together! Isn’t that what the day is all about anyways.
If there is one thing to-be-married couples can take away from Lindsay and Corey’s wedding it is to focus on each other! The details don’t matter as much as the love that you have for your soon to be spouse. So think about your spouse on your wedding day. Let the details fit in where you planned them, put someone else in charge of making the event run smooth, trust the vendors that you’ve selected, and Let it all go! The ONLY thing that truly matters is that you are getting married! If you switch your focus, it will show- in your pictures, in your guests eyes, and in your memories!
Photographer: Matt + Jess
Flowers: Jamul Flowers
Month of Coordinating: Simply Elegant Weddings
Vintage Rentals and Design work: Lauren Sharon Vintage Rentals and Design (LSVRAD)
Lighting: SD Socialights
Catering: Urban Pie
Bar: Build Your Own Bar (BYOB)
DJ: JD Musik
Hair and Make up: Hair by Aubree
Town car: Elite Image Limo
Last week I had the great pleasure of creating a wedding table design for the Chula Vista Golf Course’s fall wedding show in San Diego. I met a lot of great vendors, great brides, and got to show off a new wedding centerpieces idea that’s been cooking in my head for quite a while!
I know mason jars are still a crowd favorite among brides-to-be for their wedding design, but if you’re like me, I am ready for a change! I’ve seen mason jars done some many times in so many different ways. One wedding this past June had over 200 mason jars for their wedding of only 80 guests. Jars to drink out of, 9 jars per table with either candles or flowers, jars with favors in them… it was a little overkill!
Break out of the rut and get the same collected vibe with coffee mugs. Besides, your guests are a lot more likely to keep a coffee cup and use it often, than they are to use a mason jar.
You can write on them like I have with quotes/songs/scriptures about love. Or you can even print them with a beautiful wedding logo or monogram so they remember your wedding forever. This coffee theme can be significant to your love story: like my cousin who’s first date with her fiancé was as a local coffee shop. Or you can relate it to your wedding by having a specialty coffee/espresso bar late at night to help your guests warm up. Or it can just be for fun, since I’m pretty sure that’s all a mason jar is good for anyway!
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