Hailey + Austin
(June 17, 2023 in Spokane, WA)
Step into the enchanting world of love and dreams as we take you on a captivating journey through the unforgettable wedding of one of our cherished real brides. At Honest in Ivory, we've had the privilege of being part of countless love stories, and today, we're excited to share the magical wedding day of one of our real brides as she embarked on her journey to forever with the love of her life. From the moment she walked through our doors to the breathtaking moment she said "I do," we've been there every step of the way to make her bridal dreams come true. Join us as we delve into the intricate details, the heartfelt moments, and the sheer beauty of a wedding day that will inspire and capture your heart. This is more than just a wedding; it's a celebration of love, and we can't wait to share it with you.
By our real bride, Hailey:
What was the vision for your wedding?
My Pinterest board started with rustic and whimsical and that is about how we turned out we joked our theme was space cowboy since we had some subtle and not-so-subtle Star Wars details throughout our wedding and had the clean rustic beauty of the farmhouse. We had a longer engagement so I was able to take time picking out vendors that matched our personalities. Most vendors we went with came off our venue recommendations and we found the rest at the wedding expo and confetti.
How did it go the day-of?
Like any wedding, the girls arrived at the venue hours before everyone else to start the hair and makeup process. We lined up my mom to bring us Starbucks for breakfast and caffeine, highly recommended the good base to start the day and keep nerves down! The bridal suite at the farmhouse is the perfect setup to watch vendors arrive and set up and get to watch the groomsmen/ guests arrive. Also if you have buttons on your dress double check whoever helps you gets all of them my mom missed half of mine, which just got us extra pictures of her helping me in the dress. Take a deep breath and walk slower than you think you need to my dad had to slow me down a few times, I was just too excited to make it to the end. Don’t be afraid to crack jokes during your ceremony. During our rehearsal, my fiancé cried and I got through with no emotion leading our pastor to joke I was stone cold, but wedding day I cried walking down the aisle and was able to shoot back “See I’m not completely stone cold” which made us all laugh. Our wedding seemed different because we didn’t take ourselves too seriously and had a blast making fun of ourselves and just being in the moment the day of.
A few special touches were our unity ceremony we used glass chunks that got sent off and made a vase for us, our corgi (Obi-Wan) was our ring bearer, I had my grandpa who passed away a few years ago as a charm on my flowers for my something old and blue. Sticking with traditions, the bouquet and garter toss got us some great pictures and fun stories with the friend and sister that caught them, a mini wedding cake is a great way to keep the wedding cake included but not have a lot of leftovers, although if you come from families of sweet tooth’s like us you won’t have any dress left even when you order extras! We are also counting down the days to our first anniversary to break out the top of our cake to eat. We had a few unique ways to have drinks with me the bride icing all the groomsmen when they got out of the photo booth, a shotski that originally started just for the groom and me but got used a few more times, and chambongs to keep it classy. Keeping them all within reason definitely added a fun level to the party without letting anyone go too far. Another nontraditional switch we made was during the father-daughter dance since it was longer we switched my dad (he was complaining the song was too long) out for my best friend’s dad who was like a second father to me growing up. We danced the night away and enjoyed soaking every minute in with our friends and family. As far as we are concerned the day was the perfect start to our forever.
What is your #1 tip to future brides?
Don’t sweat the little things. No matter how much planning goes into the day not everything will go as planned, and that’s ok! At the end of the day, you are still marrying your best friend and that’s what the day is all about!