Soon and Nick’s vision was a romantic late autumn wedding with a marsala color palette, complete with fairy lights, elements of wood, and candlelight. The stunning couple wanted the wedding to be a fun celebration true to the two of them. The reception had a bright and warm atmosphere, with bridesmaids glowing in rose gold and guests dancing the night away.
Rocking Gemma and Kaylee by Theia in rose gold, Soon’s bridesmaids were stunning.
What dresses and colors did your bridesmaids wear? What helped you come to a decision on your choice of dresses?
I had seen several brides who had the gold sequin Theia gowns in their bridal party and I thought it was stunning. One of the first decisions I made regarding the wedding was the bridesmaid gowns. At the last minute, I decided to change the color from gold to rose gold because I thought it would better suit the burgundy in the color palette, and I’m so glad I did!
Tell us a little about your day (including the most memorable moment)!
My day started at 6:30 am. Got up, showered, and immediately headed to the venue to begin getting ready. Once Chick-fil-A breakfast arrived (because lets face it, that’s really the most important part) all the girls began curling their hair and one of my maids of honor and I did all maids hairstyles ourselves. The makeup artists arrived around 10 am and began doing makeup on each maid. I began doing my own makeup at that time because I really felt that no one could do my makeup as well as I can do my own. My photographers arrived at 2 pm and it was time to do our first look. I was SO nervous.
Our first look was set to the backdrop of a vined wall outside and afterwards, we completed photos of just the two of us. Once the family began to arrive, we went ahead and knocked out family photos, then the bridal party was tucked away to begin the ceremony.
The ceremony was full of laughs and tears. After they pronounced us husband and wife, we kissed and “DMX – party up” immediately began playing as we danced down the aisle. Guests were immediately ushered outside and we did our sparkler exit immediately after the ceremony. This was to ensure that there would be a lot of people in our sparkler pic AND that no one could drunkenly have any sparkler accidents.
The cocktail hour began with all of our guests already outside. We had two fire dancers perform during the duration of our cocktail hour, along with a cigar bar and open bar to entertain.
After intro of the wedding party, Nick and I were introduced and immediately went into our choreographed Viennese waltz first dance to “Lenny Williams – Cause I Love You”, complete with a lift and dip at the end. I changed back into my custom wedding gown and we proceeded to cut the cake to the song “Cut it – OT Genesis.” From that point on, the rest of the night transformed to a huge celebration. The photo booth (@snapsocialphotobooth) was the most popular attraction of the night. With everyone dancing, chatting, or eating, there was never a dull moment and you could tell the entire room was filled with love.
What advice would you give to other brides and bridesmaids?
My advice would be to trust your vision. While it’s important to have a planner or coordinator assisting you, it’s important to make sure that the vibe that you and your husband both dreamed of comes to fruition. My husband and I had a majority of the creative decision making power and had an amazing planner (@amandareedweddings) there every step of the way to give her input, but she ultimately left it up to us and executed the evening perfectly.
How would you describe your experience using Vow To Be Chic?
My experience with Vow To Be Chic was seamless and I wish I could reuse them a thousand times over! They kept me posted on when there were sizing issues and also were the ones who originally told me when the rose gold Theia gowns became available. The gowns arrived in mint condition and the process to ship them back couldn’t have been any easier. I think my bridesmaids will keep Vow To Be Chic in mind when it comes time for their weddings too. No one wants to spend a fortune and have to hang on to a dress they don’t love. This was the perfect way to get the look I wanted without breaking anyone’s bank.
Congratulations Soon and Nick! What a beautiful and fun wedding!