Maggie + Corbin
(July 10, 2021 in Colbert, WA)
The author's vision for her wedding was for it to be timeless and elegant with a modern farmhouse feel. The wedding was held at the Farmhouse on Greenbluff, and the vendors reflected the author's taste perfectly. The day went smoothly thanks to the amazing photographer, DJ, and Crystal at the Farmhouse on Greenbluff, who coordinated with all of the vendors, helped set things out, and did all of the clean up. The author's number one tip to future brides is to decide which parts of the big day are the most important to them as a couple and to create a very specific timeline to ensure everyone is on the same page. The author also suggests taking a few minutes together to step away and soak it all in.
Maggie looked BREATHTAKING in our Delilah gown by Martina Liana. This is a stunning crepe fit and flare with gorgeous floral lace appliqués that frame the hips and highlight curves. The unlined bodice accentuates the waistline and buttons going all the way down the train add the perfect final touch. A stunning low back with dainty beaded straps and an organic train complete this absolutely gorgeous gown.
By our real bride, Maggie:
What was the vision for your wedding?
My vision for our wedding was for it to be timeless and elegant with a modern farmhouse feel. I wanted for us to be able to look back at photos when we are 80 and still feel like the day reflected who we are as a couple. I knew I wanted natural colors and almost everything I chose for our wedding day was either black, white, or champagne with lots and lots of greenery. The Farmhouse on Greenbluff was the perfect location to help this vision come to life.
A lot of our vendors were recommended to me by friends & family, or I had been following them on Instagram for wedding inspiration thanks to suggestions from the Ivory Blog. All of our vendors truly went above and beyond to make our day special and we are so thankful that we were able to book each and every one of them. As far as my wedding dress, I had been following along with Honest & Ivory since their very first post announcing that they would be opening and just knew that it would be where I would find my dress from the beginning. They made the process extremely easy for me and I don't even think I had tried on 5 dresses before finding the one! The rest of our vendors also reflected our taste perfectly - The Brewski Wagon served our guests local beer, The Board provided beautiful charcuterie boards for our cocktail hour, and Mandala Pizza served delicious pizza for dinner!
How did it go the day-of?
The day actually went very smoothly thanks to our amazing photographer and DJ who met with us the week-of to create a timeline for the day (so important!). They both kept us on schedule throughout the entire day! Crystal at the Farmhouse on Greenbluff also played a major role in making sure things ran smoothly and coordinated with all of our vendors, helped set things out for us, and did ALL of the cleanup! I can't reiterate enough how thankful we are for our venue and vendors.
I had been dreaming of my wedding day since I can remember and had thought of all of the big details. However, it is the unplanned, smaller moments that meant the most to me on our day. Driving to the venue listening to "Chapel of Love" on repeat with my mother-in-law that morning (best start to my day), the time we took alone together right after the ceremony to just soak it all in and enjoy a beer from the Brewski Wagon, shoving cake in each others faces (very unplanned but couldn't have done it any other way), and eating three boxes of pizza together from our caterer once we were finally back at the hotel are just some of the moments that come to mind.
We wanted our day to be as stress free as possible, which meant allowing plenty of time for photos. We decided that having a first look together would allow for the day to not feel so rushed. Our first look took place across the street from our venue at White Gables on Greenbluff in their beautiful orchards and was an incredibly intimate moment with just us and our photographer - I am so happy that we did it this way even though I was initially hesitant about a first look.
Another last minute decision, which became a very special moment, was reading our vows to each other separately as guests were arriving for the ceremony. We wanted to write our own vows, but didn't want to read them in front of everyone. I loved being able to read Corbin's vows to me right before walking down the aisle. It made me that much more excited to become his wife!
By the time speeches, dances, cake cutting and the bouquet toss were over (it went by so fast!!) we were so ready to just relax and PARTY with our closest friends and family! It was so important to us to block out the last part of the evening for nothing but dancing and having fun and I'm so happy that we stuck to that - I have never had so much fun as that night on our dance floor!
What is your #1 tip to future brides?
My number one tip is to decide which parts of your big day are the most important to you as a couple and don't compromise on blocking out time for those things. For us, we wanted to party and dance with our friends for the last part of the evening without anything else going on! We communicated that to our photographer and DJ which was extremely helpful.
I also highly recommend creating a very specific timeline - you can have things planned in 10-15 minute blocks for the entire day!! Give this timeline to your venue, vendors (especially photographer and DJ), and your bridesmaids! Then everyone is on the same page and can help keep everything on track.
Lastly, and most importantly, take a few minutes together to step away from everything and soak it all in! Look at all of the people that you love the most that are there to celebrate your love and all of the planning you did to bring your wedding vision to life. Even just a short moment like this where you slow down and really take it in is what you will remember for the rest of your life!