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Amanda + Henry

(September 3, 2021 in Silver Lake, WA)

Are you planning your dream wedding? If so, you'll want to read this inspiring blog post about one bride's vision for her big day. From the classic aesthetic she envisioned to the personal touches that made the day unforgettable, this bride shares all the details of her perfect wedding. Not only did she start early with her research and planning, but she also found ways to keep the fun going throughout the day. Read on for her #1 tip for future brides and get ready to be inspired!

Our real bride Amanda was absolutely gorgeous in our Natalie gown by Alyssa Kristin. Made out of the highest quality crepe, this gown is a stunning sheath fit. It has a beautiful square neckline, dainty straps, and stunning side cutouts that accentuate the waist. A low back and long train complete this gorgeous clean and simple gown.

By our real bride, Amanda:

What was the vision for your wedding?

The word I kept referring to was Classic. I wanted my wedding to be classy yet fun. We had a venue located on the lake but made it classy with my beautiful Honest in Ivory gown, my bridesmaid dresses, and black & white suits for the groomsmen. We wanted lots of greenery, black, white, & accents of pink! I chose my vendors by doing my research. I first figured out what I wanted (for instance, pizza for dinner!), so what did I do? Researched all local pizza places & went with my favorite - Versalia Pizza! I did the same thing with florals, bridesmaid dresses, & decor.

How did it go the day-of?

The day-of went beautifully. What stood out to me was the flow of our wedding. We kept the fun going by cutting the cocktail time short. We moved between dinner, dances, & cake cutting at a good pace to keep our guests engaged. One special touch I loved was adding a fun photo book with a cute vintage couch & a neon sign that said, Homie for Life. I can thank Pinterest for that idea! Another fun aspect was that our officiant was my husbands father. It made the ceremony personal & beautiful. I could go on & on with special and personal touches we included but overall the day was perfect.

What is your #1 tip to future brides? 

Start early. Its never too early to do your research into venues, food, dress, etc. Things fill up and you have to learn to be flexible. Its okay to have things change late in the game & its okay to go with the flow if things dont go as planned. Another thing I have learned from going to other weddings is that your guests will feed off of the bride & groom. If youre having a great time, so will your guests. Its your day, soak it up, & live it to the fullest! The day is about you so enjoy every minute of it because as everyone says, it goes by fast!

Dress: Natalie by Alyssa Kristin

Photographer: Corey & Kyha

Videographer: Max Delsid

Food: Versalia Pizza

Rentals: Event Rents

Wedding Planner: Julie Aton (Brides Mother)

venue: Lavender Farms on Silver Lake