Marbie + Billy
(July 11, 2020 in Spokane, WA)
The author of the blog post had a Pinterest board filled with wedding ideas but realized she was trying too hard to make a certain wedding style work that just wasnt them. She narrowed down her vision just a few weeks before the big day. The author and her husband supported their friends small businesses by having family friends or friends from their church as vendors. Despite the challenges brought by COVID-19, their wedding day was a dream come true. They had to pare back the guest list, find a new venue with four weeks left, and ditch their honeymoon, but they were still surrounded by the people who loved them the most. The authors advice to future brides is to let go of the expectation that their wedding day should be the best day of their marriage. Instead, they should focus on the simple things in life that bring them joy.
Marbie was absolutely stunning in our Sawyer gown by Wtoo. This gown is a lovely A-line fit that hits at the natural waist and then gently flares out. The soft English netting skirt is comfortable and drapes romantically. An off-the-shoulder neckline goes into shirred sleeves that hit just above the elbow. Lace subtly lines the bodice for a vintage feel and the ruching over top of it is so so flattering.
By our real bride, Marbie:
What was the vision for your wedding?
My Pinterest board was FULL of ideas that Ive been pinning for at least 3 years so I really had to narrow down what our style and our vision were and created a new board with only a few pins!
I had an idea in my head of what I thought I wanted, but I realized I was trying too hard to make a certain wedding style work that just wasnt us. I ended up locking in my style just a few short weeks before the big day. (Not recommended!)
We love supporting our friends small businesses so a lot of our vendors were family friends or friends from our church!
How did it go the day-of?
With all of the ups and downs of COVID-19, I was overwhelmed with gratitude on our wedding day. For months we had labored over the decision on whether we should still with our original wedding date, or just elope! I wanted to have the day that I had dreamed of since I was a little girl, so we stuck with our date! My day was a dream come true. Even though we had to drastically pear back the guest list, find a new venue with four weeks left, and had to ditch our honeymoon to Kauai, we were still surrounded by the people who loved us the most and thats what mattered. My family and friends worked so hard to make our day exactly what we wanted, and thats what it was! It was so perfect!
What is your #1 tip to future brides?
Your wedding day shouldnt be the best day of your marriage. It doesnt have to be! You can let go of living up to that expectation right now. Let the best day of your marriage be the day youre slow dancing in the kitchen while making dinner. Your wedding day will be so special, but after all of the hype of the wedding goes away, you will have the simple things in life left to bring you joy!
P.S. Get yourself a wedding coordinator! They will make your life SO much easier!