Today’s wedding is so full of great ideas and details, you’ll definitely want to come back to it again and again. Onelove Photography, PS Plans, and Rosebud Floral Design brought Taylor and Grant’s wedding vision to reality with wooden details, heaps of greenery and romantic floral design, and images so gorgeous you’ll have to keep yourself from staring!
From the bride, Taylor: For our wedding day, Grant and I really just wanted to create a space where we could celebrate our love story with all the people who have meant so much to us on this journey to finding each other and HELLO getting married !! Yes, we wanted the decor to be fabulous and the photos to be pretty but really, at the end of the day, we just wanted to invite people into a joy dance with us over the new journey we were getting to start together. We aimed to intentionally create space for our guests to mingle with each other and mingle with US too. One of my favorite moments of the day was when, immediately following our first dance, the band BUSTED out into 3 or 4 more songs that had everybody on the dance floor with us shouting and celebrating before dinner even began. It was so surreal to be surrounded by so many that we loved in one space and break through the stuffiness and routine to just ENJOY the night – singing and laughing and hugging so many people who were there to cheer us on. That is something I will never forget.
We wanted everything about the day to feel really fresh and organic. I went with a design that was pretty “al fresco” with just a touch of bohemian. We utilized a lot of draping fabric and ivy garlands to make that happen – incorporating lanterns and candlelight surrounded by rosemary and lush greens. Then we threw the bohemian pops in with gold and lace fabric chargers, globes for our guestbook(s), and streaming fabric for our arch and dessert table. I loved playing with bistro lights and Edison bulbs to light the beauty that was already there – and we even decided to go with a “farm to table” concept for all of our food and beverages. It was SO fun to see how much our guests loved the unique hors d’oeuvres and buffet selections. Our caterer absolutely blew me away with what she created! Most of all, I love what the aesthetic invited people into – a day to kick off their shoes and enjoy celebrating with us and those around them!
Wedding planning can be stressful because, no matter who you are, so many worlds are colliding – family, friends, vision, cost. The one thing I would say to you, bride and groom to-be, is to hold on tight to what is most important to you as you plan – what YOU want to honor and what YOU really want your day to be about. Every decision that comes along can all of a sudden feel like it is THE deal breaker of your big day (and can have other opinions that go along with it). But Grant and I learned that you have to decide to hold on to the sweetness of the journey by coming back to your non-negotiables (having all the people you want there? amazing photography? killer stationery? great band?) and letting the other stuff go. And, at the end of the day, you are marrying the love of your life and your best friend. So the stuff that you missed? It’s not the point anyway. Grant and I enjoyed the process so much more when we stopped and took time to dream about our marriage together instead of just the wedding day. I PROMISE I PROMISE it’s worth it 🙂 Our vendors were AMAZING and without them our day really would not have come together the way it did 🙂 I think it is so important to hire a team of people who you can really trust as it was all of them in the end that created the space for our most special moments to happen!
Processional: “How Long Will I Love You,” Ellie Goulding
Recessional: “Safe and Sound,” Capital Cities
First Dance: “Paris in June,” Johnnyswim