There is so much I could say about this wedding- the beautiful venue, amazing details, yummy food...but the thing that has resonated with me most looking back is the way Joe looked at Erin. Of course, she was stunning (that dress!), but no one could deny the excitement in Joe's face as he counted down the minutes until they were finally married. It was what every girl dreams of! Such a beautiful day- full of wonderful people. I'll share some of Erin & Joe's commentary looking back on this post.
P.S. I couldn't narrow my favorites down any more than this. I hope you have a minute, dear blog-reader. :)
Menswear: J. Crew
Bridesmaids: Bill Levkoff
Florist: Dream Bouquet by Rebekah of Houston
Cake: Bavarian Cakery
Venue/Catering/DJ: Ashelynn Manor
Hair/Makeup: Exquisite Reflections
Stationery: Terri Pepper
Hairpiece & Garter purchased on Etsy
Groom's Fingerprint Wedding Band: Brent & Jessica @ Fabuluster
What was the most memorable moment about your day?
Erin: To name one memorable moment out of the entire day is almost impossible, because almost every second of that day was filled with love and memories. From the women in my life surrounding me while I got into my dress to my daddy crying as he prayed over Joe and I when he gave me away. But the most memorable moment had to be the look on Joe's face at our first look moment. It was so sweet and perfect. All the anxious and antsy feelings just disappeared. Plus, it didn't hurt that my man looked pretty stinkin' handsome! Another moment I loved though, for our family, was sneaking away from the reception with Rylee and Joe to go feed and pet the horses on the property. It was such a fun time to have with just us 3.
Joe: Well, I have two moments, because there is no way to choose just one. First, our first look. When I finally got to see Erin, I got emotional. She looked absolutely gorgeous and I could not wait to marry her. Second, when the doors opened and Erin walked down the aisle. It was one of those moments that I will never forget.
Erin gave Joe the "husband list" she made- such a perfect gift for their wedding day!
Favorite wedding purchase?
Erin: My favorite purchase was my wedding dress. I went into the boutique and had something totally different in mind and after working with an amazing consultant, walked out purchasing the first dress I tried on. The vintage feel to my lace dress was perfection and not only fit the wedding, but ended up being everything I ever wanted. Not only did I fall in love with it, but during a Bridal show in January, I won VIP passes to meet Randy Fenoli from "Say Yes to the Dress". When he asked to see my dress, he told me that it was perfect and that it was exactly what he would have chosen for me and for the feel of my wedding! It was one of my favorite moments from the whole wedding planning process!
How awesome is Erin's "naked" wedding cake? It was delicious, too! And the Lemonade bar was genius. They had regular lemonade and you could scoop whatever flavor of crushed fruit you wanted into it.
During the reception we snuck away for a few portraits of their new family. Miss Rylee and my son, Knox, are only a few weeks apart...we are working on the arranged marriage. :)
Any advice for future brides/grooms?
Erin: Completely enjoy the day. Don't let the little things bother you, because something WILL go wrong. And more times than not, you're the only one who even knew! Just be together and enjoy the love that surrounds all those little moments.
Congrats you two!