Planning your own wedding doesn’t always have to be stressful, as we found with our beautiful bride Nicole, as she gave us a few tips from her own soiree. Doing it yourself can be fun & oh-so stylish! So if you’re looking for a bit of rustic meets winery inspiration, look ahead to be blown away by so much beauty! Chloe Jackman Photography inspires us with photos that capture so much love, happiness, and let’s not forget the gorgeous decor and a very stunning bride + groom! So, follow in Nicole’s path and plan your wedding according what makes you and your fiance happy & all will turn into your dream come true!
From the bride...
What is your favorite wedding day memory? Everything about the day was so fun and exciting but I have to say, my favorite memory was the part leading up to the ceremony and of course the ceremony too!. From the bridal suite, I could "spy" on our guests arriving and finding their seats. With the music playing in the background, butterflies started gathering in my stomach as I counted down the final minutes before walking down the aisle. My bridesmaids and Matron of Honor left the suite ahead of me to walk down the aisle and I had about 3 minutes to myself, in pure silence. All of the stress of planning had washed away and I felt the most calm I've ever felt. The second I could finally see Thomas waiting at the end of the aisle for me, was a moment I will never forget until the end of my time!
Did you DIY anything for your wedding? If so, what... and what are your thoughts on your projects? We planned every aspect of the wedding ourselves so we were able to really make it our own. We made the seating chart out of picture frames, the favors, the table numbers and the thank you cards that were placed at each guest's seat. We LOVE olive oil so it was a no-brainer that we wanted it as a favor. I had so much fun making the hand-stamped thank you tags that were affixed to the oil. I also enjoyed making the table numbers, which were really easy and inexpensive (picture frames with the glass removed and wooden numbers glued in the middle)
What is your advice for brides currently in the planning process? Do what makes you and your fiance happy. There is so much inspiration online that it can feel overwhelming. Take a step back, dream up your perfect day, and create it. It doesn't have to look straight out of a movie, in fact, it shouldn't. It should look like YOUR dream day. What's most important is that it's what you want as it will likely be one of your most favorite memories of all time!
Photographer: Chloe Jackman Photography // Reception Venue: Clos LaChance Winery // Floral Designer: Lani Elizabeth Fine Design in Flowers & Events // DJ: BIG FUN Disc Jockeys // Submitted via Two Bright Lights