REAL WEDDING Q&A
How have you met your Fiance?
We were raised together. We visited the same senior high school and bonded in art class! We were great friends, but we didn’t continue our first date until my junior year at TCU and my senior year at SMU… five years later he finally popped the question!!!
Tell us concerning the proposal!
He surprised me! Of course, each time that I thought it was going to take place, it never did, however the one time I had semi-wet hair and never an ounce of makeup on he proposed! We were inside my family’s house around the Guadalupe River in Hunt, Texas. The two of us were using a cocktail around the dock when he got recorded on one knee…I was beyond surprised!
How have you chosen the place for your wedding? What type of venue had you been looking for?
Grant is a huge golfer and I have become up taking trips to Carmel, California with my loved ones, so Carmel-by-the-Sea has turned into a very special spot to the two of us. So, once the time came for all of us to choose a spot to get married, it had been a no-brainer!
We chose to obtain married at The Church from the Wayfarer in Carmel-by-the-Sea and our reception was at The Beach Club at The Lodge at Pebble Beach. Before choosing a venue we’d had long conversations about using a destination wedding, but we decided that marriage in the most magical place on earth, was the easiest method to begin our life together! Grant and I both wanted a venue that represented us, we wanted our guests to see Carmel and Pebble Beach and like it as much as we all do. We wanted to obtain married in a location that meant something to us and Carmel does.
One time whenever we were visiting before we’ve got engaged, I was walking across the beach one morning talking about the majesty of Carmel and just how it was a location that allowed us both to unwind and think about what was vital in life after which and there I think both of us knew we wanted to obtain married in Carmel!! As they say, “If heaven isn’t as beautiful as Carmel, I don’t wish to go!”
How have you decided on your bridesmaid’s dresses? Tell us about your experience at FeelTimes!
I had been searching for the perfect bridesmaid’s dresses! I wanted a different outfit, something classic, fun, comfortable, flattering, but with a flair! It was just a little nerve-wracking because we picked an outfit style that wasn’t within the store, but Lauren assured me it would be an ideal style… also it so was!!! The dresses were long, silk dupioni, within the most perfect dusty rose bridesmaid dresses, most abundant in awesome operate collar ever!
During my 6 and a half month engagement we’d a few wonderful surprises, we discovered that my sister, the matron of honor, was pregnant and something of my close friends, a bridesmaid, seemed to be expecting. I called Lauren inside a panic concerning the bridesmaid’s dresses fitting them, but she is wonderful, again! She explained not to worry in regards to a thing, she known as the company coupled with extra fabric shipped in and all sorts of was perfect!!! We have sweet friends and wedding guests who’re still talking concerning the fabulous bridesmaid’s dresses!
Who designed your wedding dress? Where have you got it?
My gown would be a feel times gown that I available at the website www.feeltimes.com.
What was your preferred part from the day?
It’s so difficult to just pick one! One favorite part of the day was dealing with spending time prepping for that evening with my mom, sister, and all sorts of my close friends, and around I love all my girlfriends, I think walking on the aisle and seeing Grant’s face was my absolute favorite memory from the day!
What inspired you whenever you were planning your special day?
We were inspired by the gorgeous scenery around us, therefore we decided to center our décor and theme on which we thought would look classic and elegant within the space. Of course, we’d have to have unexpected pops too! So, we used blue and white as our main colors. We threw in pops of bright pink and yellow using the blue and white, we also had lemon trees and set lemons within the table arrangements too. Symbolically lemons are a sign of adoration, commitment, fidelity, and romance, plus they are a great color yellow, what exactly better-unexpected pop to put within the arrangements can there be?!!
What advice have you got for other brides?
HAVE FUN!!!! It is so easy to obtain caught up in all the details of wedding ceremony planning. Grant and I were each other’s throats and thus stressed with little details before the wedding, it’s so important to remember your reason for planning a wedding. March 8, 2014, was actually the most perfect and rewarding day of my entire life!