Real Wedding: Shelley and Preston

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Shelley’s goal while shopping for wedding vendors was to create a classy and elegant wedding at which their guests felt comfortable, and looking at the pictures, I think she’s achieved that goal! She chose the venue at Brix because it has an urban vibe that suited their style and loved how the courtyard had a “romantic, European” feel.
Read on for the rest of her vendor choices!

Couple: Shelley and Preston
Wedding Date: July 11th, 2011

The Wedding Ingredient List:

[icon name=icon-heart] Venue – Brix “We loved how we were able to have our ceremony and reception all there so our guests didn’t have to travel or wait long for us. ”

[icon name=icon-heart] Venue Decorations – Lavish Floral & Gifts “They put out the red carpet, drapery & candelabras and did a beautiful job decorating which took a lot of stress off of me that day.”

[icon name=icon-heart] Photography –  Angela Hubbard  “She made us feel comfortable instantly and her work is amazing. ”

[icon name=icon-heart] Hair & Make-Up –  Jayna Marie “She’s talented and bubbly.”

[icon name=icon-heart] Wedding Dress, Bridesmaid Dresses, Flower Girl Dresses –  Isabelle’s Bridal “I chose a simple raw silk Paloma Blanca dress.  A belt completed the look along with my sparkly Jimmy Choo’s which were a splurge.”

[icon name=icon-heart] Bride’s Hair Piece, Cuff & Earrings  Jeweliette

[icon name=icon-heart] Flowers – Hilary Miles “She surprised us with an extra blossom on each place setting.”

[icon name=icon-heart] Cake – Sweet Thea “Amazingly delicious.”

[icon name=icon-heart] Music Beyond Sound “The guests had a great time.”

Some words of wisdom from the bride…

1. “Find a way to add personal touches. For example, my step-daughter drew a playful portrait of my husband and I which I framed and displayed.”

2. “Think about what is most important to you. Planning a wedding is very expensive and while there are ways to save money doing things by oneself, there are definitely some things worth spending a bit extra on to do it well.”
engagement photo
Playful engagement photo
venue and decorations
Lovely venue and decorations
wedding couple
What a beautiful couple! Congrats guys!

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