Erick and I got married! It’s been almost three months now and I’ve been itching to share our wedding photos since the day we got them. But, what I didn’t realize, is how hard putting this post together would be. Not sure why. It may be the struggle of wanting to share everything but also keep some of it private. Or it may be that our photographer sent us so many gorgeous photos that I had trouble narrowing them down to share just just a few. In the end, this wedding was everything Erick and I wanted. Our year and half of planning wasn’t without its bumps (er, mountains) but our dreamy wedding was more than worth it, and I’m happy to share our journey. Buckle up, this is a long one!
May 20, 2017
I guess we’ll start at the beginning – the morning of. Erick and I were very traditional in that we did not want to see each other before I was walking down the aisle. So after the rehearsal, a quick run through at the church and a casual dinner at my parents, Erick stayed at the hotel and I stayed in my old bedroom at my parents house. This is also where we each got ready in the morning with our bridal parties, which worked out especially well for the ladies. We had Emily set up with make up in the dining room and we were able to walk to and from the hair salon which was just a block over. It felt extra special being able to get ready in a familiar space. The flower girls were able to play, my mom put out a breakfast spread, and everyone seemed relaxed. It was a much needed calm morning.
I always knew I wanted to get married at the church I grew up attending, so that’s exactly what we did.
When we started wedding planning I didn’t have a specific venue in mind, but I knew what I wanted it to look and feel like. I was looking for something a bit different; a tent with an outdoor space, pretty views, farm tables, maybe in a garden. I also wanted it with in 40 minutes or so from the church so guests weren’t traveling too far. We searched for what seemed like forever and finally found exactly what we wanted; so we picked a date, booked it and started the real planning. That was until three months before the wedding (on Valentine’s Day I might add) that we found out the venue was closing and we needed a new location. No biggie, everyone relax, this is totally normal, we aren’t freaking out. FYI – it’s not normal, but life happens and if planning this wedding taught me anything it’s that you just need to roll with it. Luckily for us we had been working with an amazing wedding planner, Deb Ross of Peonies to Paint Chips (who totally got me and my vision) and she had us seeing new venue options right away. We were able to settle on Weidel’s Boxwood Farm and let me just tell you, this place was gorgeous.
When it came to this wedding, the small details were my biggest focus. Sure, I wanted a beautiful location with five star food, but I also wanted it to feel like Erick and I. This started with my bridesmaids dresses, which I am still completely in love with. I went with a mix and match color palate of blush, morning mist blue and a coordinating floral. Each girl chose their own style and two of them already re-wore their dress! Once I had these colors I got to work searching high and low for a matching tie for the fellas. I focused on creating personal signage with lyrics from our favorite songs, finding the right invitations, and creating favors that were near and dear to our heart. I worked really closely with Deb on what I was thinking for flowers, tablescapes, props and seating – even finding the right bathrooms! I say all this because our wedding was truly built on love. Every detail was thought about and talked over and we couldn’t have asked for a more “Meghan & Erick” day.
Wedding Planner – Deb Ross of Peonies and Paint Chips • Photographer – Dawn Joseph Photography • Make Up – Emily Alison • Invitations- Art + Alexander • Bride’s Dress – Isabelle Armstrong • Bridesmaid’s Dresses – Jenny Yoo • Groomsmen Ties – Stag Handmade • Rings – Kanibal & Co. | Arcos Jewelry • Wedding Signage – Twine & Braids