Purples, and yellows, and whites, oh my!
Obsessing over todays lovely pastel color palette. With a wonderful story told by Swan Photography, I can’t get enough of the simple elegance these two created for their wedding. As a grad student working a full time career, this bride still pulled off a beautiful destination wedding without an issue. Props for that, but it wouldn’t have been possible without her power team of amazing vendors. HEB Blooms had her bouquets on point, Sweet Traditions created a cake that I am in love with, and San Antonio Rentals designed a setting that brought the look together to immaculate cohesion.
Surrounded by family and friends from near and far, the perfect ceremony followed by a rustic reception made for the best day ever.
What makes you an On the Go Bride?
Right now my life is extremely chaotic and busy. I work 40-48 hours a week and am also a full time grad student. Any time not taken up by these generally goes towards spending time with my husband, taking care of our pets (2 dogs and cat), and keeping up with the never ending housework. There is always something to do.
What did you find most challenging about planning your wedding as an On the Go Bride?
Coordinating with vendors. Because we were planning an out of state wedding (we lived in Maryland, but the wedding was back home in Texas) I was only able to meet with my vendors once, about 4 months before the wedding, and even then there were a few I didn’t get to meet until the day of. Communication became key to ensuring everyone was on the same page. However, this didn’t always happen and some things got miscommunicated or lost in translation, adding to the stress that inherently comes with planning a wedding.
What made the wedding planning process easier or helped save you time?
Without a doubt my mother was the one that helped make this entire process much easier. I could my have done this without her. She met with vendors for me and called them when I didn’t have time; she and my father allowed me to have countless items shipped to and stored at their house; and on the day of the wedding she made sure everything went smoothly, and helped bring my vision to life. She had her own busy life to deal with, but she was always the first to offer help or make a suggestion, and not once complained. I relied on my mom a lot while planning this wedding and she never let me down; she was always there.
What advice would you give to bride’s trying to plan their weddings while working?
LISTS!! Lists were my best friend! I probably made close to 50 during the entire planning process. They really do help visualize everything that needs to get done, as well as everything you’ve already accomplished. Oh! Also give the groom some responsibilities that way you’re not worrying about everything yourself. I left mine in charge of his grooms cake, alcohol, the cigar bar, and his groomsmen items (i.e. suits, ties, gifts, etc.).
What special things or moments between you and your husband did you include in your wedding?
I think the biggest “special moment” we included in our wedding was that it was actually our one year anniversary. My husband is in the military, and just like many other military couples we had a small, intimate wedding with out family and a few friends first. We both still wanted to have a larger ceremony and reception with all our loved ones and thought inviting everyone to celebrate our marriage and our one year anniversary would make our wedding day that much more special.
What was your favorite memory from your wedding day?
My favorite memory from my wedding is hands down when my husband sent his groomsmen to give me my presents. I know that sounds so superficial, but there’s a story that goes along with it.
Photography: Swan Photography || Venue: Boulder Springs Events (Stonehaven Hall) || DJ: Toast Entertainment || Cakes: Sweet Traditions || Bar: BarMasters Texas || Florals: HEB Blooms || Catering: Infinity Catering || Decor: San Antonio Rentals & Party Planning || Dress: Casablanca || Hair/MUA: Bride’s cousin, Halee Lane || Vintage Bentley: 4 Leaf Limos