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Sydney + Alex

(May 30, 2021 in Mt Vernon, WA)

Todays blog post is about a couple's wedding and their vision for it. The bride initially had no clear vision in mind and relied on vendor recommendations and budget for planning. However, on the day of the wedding, everything turned out to be perfect, and the couple had the dream team of vendors they wanted. They celebrated the day with family and friends, who came from out of town to show their support. They also found ways to honor the bride's father, who had passed away, making the day emotional and fulfilling. The couple's advice to future brides is to plan early, enjoy the hard work, and hire a day-of coordinator.

Our real bride Sydney was breathtaking in our Rita gown by Ti Adora. Covered in gorgeous sheet lace, this fit and flare gown is absolutely stunning. It features a flattering sweetheart neckline and a lovely train. This is a classic gown that will never go out of style.

What was the vision for your wedding? 

Our vision for the wedding was simple and timeless, which is exactly how it felt the day of. I had ideas in my head of what I wanted going into the wedding, but Alex was a great soundboard and came with his own ideas too. Together, we chose vendors that we connected with best and it turned out to truly be the dream team!

How did it go the day-of?

I'm sure everyone says this, but it was absolutely perfect! We got married on Sunday over Memorial Day weekend and had a few days leading up to the wedding to greet family and friends coming in from out of town, which allowed us to be more present with each other on the day itself. Sunday was full of emotions for a lot of reasons, but we were really missing my dad who passed away in 2018. Throughout the day, we celebrated him in the most special of ways (my uncle who also gave the eulogy at my dad's memorial was our officiant, 3 buttons from one of his shirts were sewn into my dress, we decked out his old car/our getaway car a.k.a. Ophelia the Defender, and I danced with each of my siblings and my mom to Ophelia by the Lumineers for what should have been the father-daughter dance). THE TEARS WERE FLOWING. It was the most vulnerable, yet fulfilling day of our lives and it just reassured me how solid of a person I have by my side through it all.

What is your #1 tip to future brides?

Plan plan plan and then let yourself enjoy the hard work. Wedding planning was not romantic for me at all (can we please normalize this?!), but it was so worth it in the end. So put in the work early, and live it up when the day comes around!!! That and get a day-of coordinator (shoutout to Lacey from Evergreen Weddings)!

our gown: Rita by Ti adora

photographer: MMR Design and Photography

venue: Maplehurst Farm

makeup: MercedeZ Beauty

hair: Claire Anderson

videographer: Robin Co. Photography

coordinator: Evergreen Weddings

cake: Pure Bliss Desserts

florist: Al & Bloom