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Emily + Austin

(August 28, 2021 in Othello, WA)

In this blog post, a bride shares her experience of planning a modern, boho-themed backyard wedding. She talks about her vision for the wedding and how she wanted to keep things simple yet elegant. Despite the challenges of finding vendors due to the postponement of many 2020 weddings, the bride was able to find awesome vendors and was happy with everyone she used. On the day-of, the bride had an amazing time and emphasizes the importance of trusting your vendors to make your day seamless. Her #1 tip to future brides is to consider doing a first look before the ceremony, as it provides a special moment for just the couple and allows them to spend more time together before the ceremony.

By our real bride, Emily:

What was the vision for your wedding?

I really wanted a modern, boho look. My in-laws backyard is beautiful, with lots of flowers, established trees, and green grass, so we really wanted to capitalize on that and not complicate the d├ęcor, but use the already beautiful yard. I wanted black chairs, ivory tablecloths, and gold accents; lots of creams and dried flowers. Ultimately, I wanted to keep things simple, but elegant, and I feel like I was able to accomplish that look (or pretty close to it!). Choosing vendors was tough! All of the postponed 2020 weddings made it challenging to find vendors that were available for my date. Fortunately, I was able to find some awesome vendors and was super happy with everyone I used.

How did it go the day-of?

The day was AMAZING! It really goes by so fast. I wanted to approach the day with minimal stress. The only thing you can control on the day-of is your attitude. We were so lucky to have beautiful weather and awesome vendors that made our day seamless. It is so important to trust your vendors because they HAVE done this before; they know what to expect, how to go with the flow, and adjust accordingly to make your day perfect.

I have attended quite a few weddings over the past few years and I tried to focus on what I remembered most about them. The first thing I remember is the bride and groom and the joy they share on their special day; secondly, its the dancing and mingling with friends and family! All the details are appreciated, but in my opinion, they are often overlooked by guests. We wanted our friends and family to enjoy themselves and celebrate with us, and it was beyond my wildest dreams.

What is your #1 tip to future brides?

One tip that was passed along to me was to do your first look before the ceremony. My husband actually wanted to keep it traditional and see me for the first time in my dress as I walked down the aisle and while I admired his old-fashioned mentality, a friend told me the day goes by so fast and you really dont spend much time alone with your significant other, so that special moment with just you two can be so fun. And you are able to spend the time leading up to the ceremony together. I was very happy we did a first look!

Gown: Rossella by Calla Blanche

veil: Lauren by Sara Gabriel Designs

Photographer: Madison Mackie Photography

Videographer: Alex Rodriguez - Rodriguez Reels

Caterer: CG Catering

Cake/Desserts: Frost Me Sweet Bakery

DJ: Platinum Entertainment

Florist: Simplified Celebrations

Rentals: A-Z Rentals, Red Door Rentals and Sash Weddings

Hair & Makeup: Jeannie Morgan - Labella Glo Bridal Salon

Day-of Coordinator: Shelby Greget - The Perfect Match Co