Sarah had planned for her May 21st wedding for a year and a half – and little did she know that date would be forecast by religious fanatics as the “last day of the world.” She sent out her Save the Date magnets and she was thankful to hear back that guests wouldn’t be anywhere else but at her wedding!
The wedding was held at a beautiful arboretum featuring gorgeous outdoor gardens and natural settings. Sarah’s day arrived and along with it came spotty showers. The ceremony was scheduled for 6 p.m. and at 5:30 the decision was made to move the ceremony inside. Despite a noisy wedding reception in the next room, the lack of enough chairs and no decorating, the ceremony was beautiful. Sarah says, “I just took a deep breath and said, ‘Sarah, you’re going to enjoy yourself no matter what anyone else thinks because you put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into this day, and no one is going to ruin that for you.’”
Hearing our precesional song really made everything sink in. “It was my favorite part of the wedding, she said. “As soon as I heard that song it gave me the courage I needed to get down that aisle.” (the song was a mix between Lupe Fiasco’s “The Show Goes On” and Cannon in D.) “It’s not the most traditional song but to this day I hear it and get chills! It was perfect for our wedding, and just what I needed to keep my spirits up.”
The reception was held at a nearby golf course featuring a very simple and chic décor. Things were on the upswing until the MOH gave one of the worst wedding speeches EVER…followed by guests picking up their wedding favors of loose-leaf tea and wondering if it was an illegal substance!
Bryn and Sarah ended the night with dancing, laughing and an enjoyable time. Sarah sums it up best, “We had a blast, didn’t let anything get to us, and just had a good time with friends and family – which is what a wedding is supposed to be all about, right?”
Sarah shared a few photos to give us a flavor of her choices for her spring wedding:
2. Sarah’s bouquet of deep red roses, white lilies and stephanotis. Her wedding colors were a deep red and slate gray with accents of black and white.
3. The wedding dress Sarah chose was a strapless fit-and-flair of white silk and appliquéd lace.
4. Wedding favors of loose-leaf tea. The bride and groom chose their favorite two blends and created single-serving jars with their monogram on top.
5. The reception was elegant with a lily as the centerpiece and deep red table cards.
6. Cute petit fours with an initial monogram were Sarah’s wedding cake of choice.
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The end result of this whole experience is that the happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything.