Jayme + Mike
(May 18, 2019 in Mead, WA)
In this blog post, the author shares her vision for her wedding, which was focused on having fun and celebrating love with their closest family and friends. The aesthetics were centered around greenery and gold with accents of wine. On the day of the wedding, the author woke up feeling anxious but was able to calm down and be present to enjoy the day. The ceremony was perfect, with happy tears and laughter, and the reception was an absolute blast with good food and an 80s cover band. The author's #1 tip for future brides is to let go of things that are out of their control and to savor the little moments throughout the day.
Jayme looked gorgeous in our Shiloh gown on her big day. This is a beautiful A-line gown that accentuates the natural waist and Jayme added a gorgeous belt for a little bit of sparkle. The bodice has a plunging v-neckline covered in beautiful floral motifs. The neckline also features a high illusion for added support, and the illusion back is graced by dainty buttons along the spine.
By our real bride, Jayme:
What was the vision for your wedding?
I wanted it to be relaxed and all about having fun with our closest family and friends. I wanted it to feel like a party and a true celebration of our love. As for aesthetics, It was all about greenery and gold with accents of wine.
How did it go the day-of?
I woke up feeling very anxious, with my mind racing and thinking about all the things that needed to get done. But, I told myself that I have done everything I could to prep up until this point and I needed to actually be present and enjoy the day. So I even surprised myself with how calm I was on the day of the wedding. We had a loose schedule but nobody was overly stressed about the timing of photos and getting ready. It lightly rained in the morning but by ceremony time, the sun came out and it warmed up the air significantly. The ceremony was perfect - full of happy tears and laughs, looking back at our favorite moments together and how this commitment to each other is something we had both been looking forward to for a very long time. We watered a love bush to signify our commitment, which was one of my favorite parts of the ceremony. The reception was an absolute blast with good food and good people. We had pizza, ice cream, and an 80s cover band. I remember just taking a moment to look around and everything was exactly how I had envisioned. Everybody was mingling and dancing and the sun was painting a gorgeous sunset picture for us in the background. It was literally perfect.
What is your #1 tip to future brides?
Let go of things that are out of your control, like the weather. I booked a venue that had an indoor space equally as gorgeous as the outdoor space so that if we had to hold the wedding indoors, I wouldnt be disappointed. Dont be afraid to ask for help. I originally turned down several offers from friends willing to help but then reached out to them a few months later when the wedding day was approaching and I was feeling overwhelmed. I also used my fiancé a lot to make phone calls for confirmations and to run errands in the months leading up to the wedding. Take deep breaths and savor little moments all day long on the day of your wedding. I relived my wedding for weeks afterward in my mind because I didnt want to lose any of those incredible feelings I felt on my wedding day. And most importantly, book an amazing photographer. My wedding was over two months ago and I still look at my pictures probably every other day. They are something I will cherish for the rest of my life. Kate (our photographer) captured details, guests reactions, and even moments that I missed and it was so fun to see them all in picture form.