Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Real Wedding Wednesday! Monica & Daniel

Monica & Daniel.

I am so so excited to share this wedding on Real Wedding Wednesday. I am lucky enough to have had the opportunity to work with Monica during her summer internship at the design firm. She is creative, original, and extremely bright. Her wedding day was gorgeous complete with gorgeous yellow flowers, an amazing old car, a stunning beaded headband, and of course, a breathtaking dress. These are just some of the things I love from Monica and Daniel's beg day.

 The bride has completely nailed that "mischievous-grin" face; it makes that photo.  +   I love ring and flower shots.
 White hydrangea pew decor? Yes please.  +  Could that centerpiece be more stunning? I don't think so.
 This is a perfect dress shot (not to mention perfect dress).  +  Alley photoshoots get me every time.
 There is no way I could love these images of the bridal party any more. Completely classic yet fun.
 Tractor + Tandem Bike = This couple couldn't be more fun
 A "we finally did it" glance that makes my heart sigh  +  A perfect ride
 Bubble send-offs   +   A little taste of cake
 The bride used these engagement shots to create the table numbers. She also edited the colors to match the decor. Brilliant. These images via KM Photography..
Daisy's in their hair give them a playful look  +  Monica also made the sash's for the flower girl dresses and their baskets

Ceremony: First Presbyterian Church - Muncie, IN
Reception: Colonade Room at Cornerstone Center of the Arts - Muncie, IN
Photographer: Hannah Schopmeyer

From the Bride...
Weddings are very joyous occasions, and ours was no exception. We had a great amount of support from our friends and family. Celebrating our love and our commitment to each other made July 17th, 2010 the best day of our lives!

The planning process had many ups and downs, but it was all worthwhile. Some things, like choosing the flower girls and attendants, went smoothly. Others, like dealing with my dress arriving with holes in it and needles still stuck in the fabric, took more time and patience.

Everyone has priorities when planning their big day, and those are important to keep in mind during the process. Making the day unique and specifically ours was important to me, which means that I made many things myself. I designed the invitations and had them printed. I personally laser-cut our favors... more than 200 coasters with our engraved names and a lovely border around the edges, with hand-painted golden rings. The flower baskets were normal brown baskets from Goodwill, which I painted white with yellow detailing and decorated with ribbon that matched my two flower girls' dresses. To add another personal touch to the invitations, I used a calligraphy quill to write out names and addresses. Thankfully, my amazing Maid of Honor was able to help with the calligraphy. That isn't my complete list, but you are getting the idea. It is a bit crazy to think how much time I put in to some of these projects, but it was worth it to me and my husband-to-be was supportive every step of the way.

When the day came, everything went just as planned. The ceremony and reception were beautiful. Our parents were blushing and the attendants were radiant. The music and the mood were perfect and we danced the night away with people we cherish.

The most important thing, when all is said and done, is enjoying a day of spiritual commitment and celebration with people you love. None of the details trump the original reason for the celebration, because love is truly what ties knots and makes memories!