Black & white photos and peek-a-boo bangs are all over todays wedding. Inspired by the action and love of the 1940’s, this bride created an experience within her wedding. Seen through the lens of Searching For The Light, that bouquet  is absolutely darling paired with the hairstyle that her stylist has perfected. Wrap it all up in that stunning dress, and you have yourself a dream wedding theme.

Oh, and groomsmen with bowties? I’m there.

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What makes you an On the Go Bride?
It seemed like my husband and I accomplished 5 years worth of life achievements in 1 year. He graduated with his PhD and began a new job halfway across the country. We then got engaged, moved, purchased our first home, and I started at a new university once we moved in. All the while I continued working. Planning a wedding is a lot of work, but doing it halfway across the country while trying to juggle everything else is exceptionally difficult.

What did you find most challenging about planning your wedding as an On the Go Bride?
The distance made scheduling and discussion via Skype and phone interviews more difficult than it should have been. I worked in the day and went to school at night, so mornings were best for me, but when it’s 8am in Detroit, it’s only 6am in Denver, and all seemed to be accomplished remotely.

What made the wedding planning process easier or helped save you time?
I hired a planner to take over during the last month. She was a friend of mine that had done weddings before, and I wouldn’t have made it to the end without her. My wedding was in the middle of the winter semester, and I could only take one week off to get married. My coordinator did all of the final walk-throughs and called all the final shots. Because we are such good friends, she knew me well enough to make decisions, and I trusted her enough to make those decisions.

What advice would you give to bride’s trying to plan their weddings while working?

A: Just relax and go with the flow. Nothing is perfect, so find the beauty in imperfections and don’t sweat the small stuff.
B: Get a good photographer, because a good photographer can make bland look dazzling, while a bad photographer will make the Taj Mahal itself look bland.
C: Accept help from friends and family, or get a wedding coordinator.

What special things or moments between you and your husband did you include in your wedding?

We included many quotes and ideas from one of our favorite philosophers in our wedding vows and program. All of the music was very meaningful. We did not get a DJ; we played only music that we loved, and that had meaning to us.

What was your favorite memory from your wedding day?
It’s hard to pick my favorite, but it’s a toss up between the flower girl, the mother-son dance, and our first kiss as husband and wife. Honestly, the most relaxing moment of my wedding was when Matt and I went outside for our couples’ photos. It was cold and so quiet outside… It was a much needed break to enjoy the company of my husband.


Photography: Searching for the Light Photography || Wedding Planner: Jessie McCormick || Caterer: Catering by Design || Event Designer: Four Five One Events || Bakery: Posh Pastries || Bridal Gown: Justin Alexander Bridal || Groom Attire: Brooks Brothers || Rentals: Butler Rents || Make-up & Hair:Amber Dawn & Dane Shaw