From the bride, Sarah: We wanted a white tie wedding, very formal and very traditional. We both felt very strongly that marriage is an expression of love and commitment to each other. It was not something to be entered into lightly, and keeping with tradition, it was also my parents 36 wedding anniversary. Historically, the people we know who have had a more traditional wedding, have stood the test of time.
Being from a long line of southern women. Engraved invitations were the only option. I did embellish them with ribbon and a wax seal. I hand wrote every outer and inner envelope my self. The coolest feature is we now have the copper plates for each piece of the engraving. They will be framed.
For the ceremony, we wanted an arch wrapped in vines, flowers, and crystals. I created the chair backs with love birds.
My Uncle George performed the exact ceremony performed at my parents wedding, from the same book. The book was my great, great grandfathers ceremony book – it is over 100 years old.
I only wanted one floral centerpiece. All white hydrangeas to fall off the edge of the table and pool on the floor.
Our favors were hand printed scarves that matched our wedding linens in custom boxes with custom notes inside. The boxes were embossed with white flowers and vines.
We used floating chandeliers and dangling lights under the tent.
1. Enjoy every minute of the planning process; I had the best time with my mother planning our wedding. There was no drama, no issues. And I had found my dress with my mother; it was a very special perfect moment, one she had imagined since I was little. My mother cried when we found the dress.
2. Hand write all your envelopes and every thank you card including the envelopes. After all it might be the only time in your life you do this…. And labels are not personal.
3. Learn the phrase, “I don’t know… call the wedding planner.”
Sarah’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer: Pepper Nix Photography // Venue & Caterer: Canyons Resort // Floral Designer & Event Planner: Harvest Moon Events // Dress Designer: Lillian West // Makeup Artist: Versa Artistry
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