“…After searching around, I found a design called a rangoli- a South Indian design that is drawn on doorsteps of houses for good luck. The particular rangoli we found was made of hearts and I knew it was perfect! I sent it over to Kristen and she worked her magic! “ - Hannah
I would say the best advice I received regarding the day, was to take every moment in and enjoy it. I cannot believe how quickly the day went by! As for wedding planning, I planned everything myself (I plan for a living) but couldn't have gotten through the day without the help of my day-of-planner and event coordinator at HPCC.
How were your personal styles reflected in your wedding day?
Daniel and I have very similar personal styles with few differences. We love everything classic, traditional and regal, be it music or architecture or fashion. We chose the Pinecroft Mansion because we wanted to get married at a venue that reflected our style. I chose a very classic ball gown silhouette for my dress and Daniel was very particular about the style of lapel on his tuxedo (he went with a shawl lapel!). We wanted our invitations to be very traditional and Kristen did a beautiful job of reflecting both of our styles in the design.
Also, we set the dress code for our wedding as 'Black Tie' to keep the style and theme alive and even our dog wore a tuxedo. We had a live classical music trio for our ceremony and worked closely with our DJ to pick the songs for the dinner to ensure they reflected our love for Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Glenn Miller, Dean Martin (ah, I could go on!).
The reception was at Ault Park! We had such an amazing crew that helped the day come together. I could not believe my eyes when I finally saw our day come to life. It is something else planning a day, and making decisions and you have no clue how it will all come together. Well my vendors were the A team! Everything was perfect.
Total dreamboat, i’m beyond obsessed. He’s just so good, I come home with so many issues all the time and all he wants to do is fix them. He’s a fixer and a problem solver and that’s what I love most about him. His latest project has been the early planning and ground work on building us a house for our dogs and future family. He’s also really musically talented; he’s good at the guitar and just got a keyboard for Christmas. Since then he’s been serenading me while I cook dinners and sometimes I just don’t understand how I got so lucky.
How was your personal style reflected in your wedding day?
I have always been all about anything that sparkles and thankfully we found tasteful ways to incorporate that into our day. Our sweetheart table had a sparkle overlay to it and our cake was on a stand that looked like it was covered in diamonds! My dress had a sparkle belt on it and although I wasn’t able to convince the guys to wear any sparkle, my bridesmaids had some sparkle on their dresses.