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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Wedding Wednesday: Kristen & Christopher

Hey y'all & welcome back to another edition of Wedding Wednesday!
I've taken care not to post these every single Wednesday, because I didn't want to overwhelm those of you that aren't as wedding obsessed as I apparently am 😉
Today's Wedding Wednesday is a very special bride who I met through blogging (so she has tons of resources for weddings that I'm going to be sharing with you!) 
Let's jump in and see this stunning wedding!
Tell my readers a little bit about you & your husband (how you met, how he proposed, where you're from, what you both do-etc.!)
My hubby and I met through mutual friends in college. It was funny because we got all the way to senior year without even knowing each other existed. It wasn't until the end of the year that I finally admitted that I thought he was cute. I totally stalked him on Facebook (added him of course!) and then we added each other on Instagram. It all started when he liked my pics on Instagram! Haha!
He ended up messaging me in July for my phone number and then he called me and asked me out on a date.
Fast forward almost three years later, he got down on one knee under the gazebo where we first met in person (well across the street from the house).
I'm a full-time blogger and I also nanny some kiddos part-time throughout the summer. My hubby is a graphic designer, so he's super creative!
Give a brief description of your wedding day:
Our wedding day was perfection. It was spent with our immediate families and closest friends. It was a glam farmhouse theme and it was simply a dream.
What venue did you choose & why did you choose it?
We ended up getting married in our friend's barn. It was built in the late 1800's and it still had original stone walls (which we got married in front of) and we both felt that it was the perfect mix of our styles.
What has been the most fun part of planning your wedding or what did you most look forward to planning?
I absolutely LOVED planning my wedding. I so wish that I could plan it again, and again, haha!
I loved every moment of it. Most brides say that it wasn't fun or that it is too overwhelming and I am so glad that wasn't my case. I just kept everything super organized and kept on planning.
The most fun part of planning the wedding was the decor. I have a thing for decorating and it was so fun to get to be so creative for my wedding.
We did everything ourselves from the flowers to the cake. Doing everything ourselves with the help of family made memories that we will never forget.
What advice would you give to other brides as they're planning their weddings?
The two posts below go through my tips and everything that I wish I had known while planning my wedding! 
If you could re-do anything, what would you change?
If I could change anything, it would be to take the bulk of the pictures before the wedding.
I wish I had gotten to the venue just a little sooner and it would have given more time to take pictures with my girls before the wedding, saving time later.
My hubby and I ended up leaving the reception for almost thirty minutes to take couple pics that we weren't able to get earlier & a lot of our guests left during that time & we missed them.
Which did you look more forward to & why; the actual wedding day or the honeymoon?
We totally looked forward to the wedding more, simply because we haven't gone on our honeymoon yet!
Where was your honeymoon?
We haven't gone on ours...yet!
But we still aren't sure where we want to go.
At this point, we are hoping to go somewhere for either our six-month wedding anniversary or possibly our one year.
We felt that it was best to do it this way 1) to save money because weddings are so expensive and 2) we wanted to do real life as soon as we got married instead of jumping into a fantasy world. 3) When we finally go on our honeymoon, it's going to be even more special!
Did you DIY any of your wedding or did you let someone else handle all the details?
Why did you choose that?
Literally everything, and I mean everything was DIY.
I wrote several posts that highlight all of my DIY projects from the flowers, our arch, and centerpieces to our cake and even my makeup! I feel like doing everything myself and with the help of my hubby and our family made it so much more special.
We were able to create lasting memories and I wasn't a bridezilla!
You guys-it's a miracle, haha!
As long as you are organized and you plan ahead, everything will be fine.
In fact, since I had everything planned out and scheduled, everything went more smooth than I thought.

Was your spouse super involved in the wedding planning or no?
He was definitely involved, but about eight weeks prior to our wedding, I had quit my job to pursue blogging full-time and I was able to plan our wedding full-time as well.
He was in charge of picking out his attire, our dad's attire, and his brother's (his best man)'s attire.
Everything else I pretty much did myself, but of course I valued his opinion and we made changes together. During the week of the wedding, he took off work to help set up our venue and help with any last minute errands.
Photographer: Aaron Hulbert
Videographer: Atlas DeFay

Y'all-this Wedding Wednesday was stunning!
Be sure to check Kristen's blog, A Classy Fashionista out and check out all of her posts, including the wedding ones that I linked above!

Until next time. . .



  1. You and your new hubby looks genuinely joyous together! Congratulations, love!

    1. Thank you so much for your comment, but this is actual a feature on bride Kristina-not me!

      xoxo, SS

  2. These photos are so beautiful! Lovely wedding!

  3. Wow! That barn! So many different textures to take pics in front of (natural stone, white stone, wood, etc). Amazing.

  4. Love this feature! I looks like such a beautiful wedding and I love that everything was DIYed! so awesome

  5. Love their wedding! Their pictures are amazing, and I absolutely love her dress and his suit!

  6. The venue is so pretty! I love the decorations!

  7. Your dress is gorgeous!! I love the lace detail in the back

    1. Thank you, but actually this is bride Kristen's wedding and photos-I just interviewed her here on my blog!

      xoxo, SS

  8. I cant get over your weddings pictures they are to die for!!

    1. Thank you, but these are actual a bride I'm featuring-Kristen! I do interviews here on the blog of brides so they can talk about their weddings and give ideas to other brides!

      xoxo, SS

  9. Looks like a lovely and happy day! Beautiful photos.
    Tori || Victori Media

  10. Ahh I love this theme and all the neutral colors. Such a beautiful wedding!

  11. This wedding was so beautiful!!

  12. I love these posts! I love weddings in general, and I'm having so much fun planning mine!



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