I had just completed my final wedding of the 2014 wedding season and the reality of being mom soon was setting in. I had decided I would not longer take on weddings before wee ones arrival in March, when Sheryl’s email came in.
I read it and my heart leapt inside. I wanted to work with her.
I sat and stared at the email for a few hours, praying for wisdom on how to proceed. I had a nagging feeling that these two were special and so too, would their wedding be….
After confessing that their wedding date landed in my 8th month of pregnancy, Sheryl quickly wrote back in excitement with a a trust in me and a desire to proceed in working together.
Boy, am I so glad she did! These two have blessed me immensely in the three short months we’ve walked hand in hand in making their intimate winter wedding a reality.
I could go on and on about how wonderful they are, but instead, I’ll let them share themselves and their hearts with you:
Describe yourselves as a couple, in 3 words
2. Describe your perfect Sunday
They’re quiet and relaxing, filled with simple pleasures and spent with family.
We like to get up slowly on Sunday, Mark makes coffee, and I make breakfast. We go on a longer walk with our dog, Eddy, and then come home to watch some football in the fall and winter, or enjoy the sunshine in spring and summer.
Sundays are the one day a week we don’t work – and whatever we do, we do together, so Sundays are our favorite day!
3. What matters most to you on wedding day?
That all the people we love the most are with us and we are able to let go and fully enjoy the moment.
4. What special touches are you adding to your wedding, to create an authentic and genuine portrayal of your two hearts?
We really wanted everything about our wedding to reflect us – where we have come from and how we have grown together.
We chose a venue that is close to home and close to a special place for us. We are making name cards from driftwood from the place we got engaged and almost all of the bridal accessories are heirlooms given or borrowed from family.
We will have games that are family favorites, and music that will bring back fun memories for us and our family. We will even have our dog at our wedding, because it just wouldn’t be the same without him.
5. What have you learnt so far in your wedding planning that you could offer as advice to other brides to be?
By the time we chose our perfect wedding date, we had just over 3 months to find a venue and do all the planning (thank goodness we found Kailey-Michelle!).
We’ve learnt that it helps to have a very clear idea of yourselves, your style and the type of wedding you want.
Things take longer and are more expensive than you expect, so being very organized with your time and money is important.
It’s also great to ask for help and don’t feel bad about it. People close to you always want to help!
6. What drew you to KME and excites you most about working with Kailey-Michelle?
We are having a very small wedding, so we spent a lot of time looking for the perfect “small vintage” wedding venue. While browsing through different sites, I came across some of her work and thought “that looks like my dream wedding”, so her style definitely drew us to her initially.
We knew she was perfect when we met her – she was so friendly and enthusiastic, and when we tried to describe the feel we wanted for our wedding – she instantly just got it.
We are really confident that she is going to make our wedding exceptionably memorable – both in the styling, and in taking care of the wedding-day details so we can just focus on staying in the moment.
One other thing we love about Kailey is that she never waivers in reminding you that your wedding is about you, but that the real goal is a loving-lasting marriage- and that stays at the heart of her work.
They tie the knot in Crescent Beach on January 17th in an intimate Winter Elopement Wedding. I could divulge all the incredible plans we have up our sleeve for their day, but for now I’ll leave you with this: Fireside Candlelight Service, Birchwood Dining Canopy and 7 of their closest friends and family celebrating oceanside.
You can follow along behind-the-scenes here and be sure to leave them some encouragement and love in the comments below!