DIY & Tradition by Imagen Photography

I love a bride who opts for a nontraditional dress for her big day. Marylou’s dress choice was a blush tulle skirt from Watters and a white lace top from Carol Hannah. Although the couple went for a traditional wedding day, Marylou wanted their personalities to shine through and to do that she chose to express herself with her dress. When a traditional wedding dress is not really what you want, this is an excellent alternative.
The Westchester Wedding Planner_2669We wanted a beautiful wedding but tried to keep things in perspective. We wanted to focus on the most important aspects of our wedding: a celebration of our love, our commitment to each other, the beginning of the next chapter of our lives and the coming together of two amazing families. We wanted our wedding to be traditional with a punch of our personalities. Steve decided to go classic with his attire, opting for a black tux while wearing his Dad’s wedding band, a hugely special thing for both of us. I opted for a two-piece dress, with a white lace top and blush tulle skirt. I love a good craft project, and we did a lot of DIY projects together leading up to the wedding. We handmade our favors, which were cinnamon heart ornaments (a project I remember making when I was little). Made drink flags, put together hilarious lumberjack themed photo booth props, and handcrafted wedding tambourines and wands for our grand exit from the church.

The best advice that we received that I would pass along to other couples is to make sure to sneak a few moments alone with each other throughout the night. The day goes by so quickly, and Steve and I both loved having some special memories between the two of us. We opted for a sweetheart table as opposed to the large head table with our bridal party. This gave us the amazing opportunity to eat together (actually eat – not just take two bites of our meals) and reflect on the day up to that point. It was twenty solid minutes of alone time that we cherished on our big day. We thoroughly enjoyed the process of planning our wedding together, and never put too much stress on ourselves to have the ‘perfect’ day. It was our day, which was perfectly imperfect. The Westchester Wedding Planner_2633 The Westchester Wedding Planner_2632 The Westchester Wedding Planner_2636 The Westchester Wedding Planner_2639The Westchester Wedding Planner_2641 The Westchester Wedding Planner_2643 The Westchester Wedding Planner_2646 The Westchester Wedding Planner_2647The Westchester Wedding Planner_2649 The Westchester Wedding Planner_2652 The Westchester Wedding Planner_2653The Westchester Wedding Planner_2658 The Westchester Wedding Planner_2660 The Westchester Wedding Planner_2662The Westchester Wedding Planner_2665 The Westchester Wedding Planner_2667 The Westchester Wedding Planner_2671The Westchester Wedding Planner_2673 The Westchester Wedding Planner_2677 The Westchester Wedding Planner_2678The Westchester Wedding Planner_2680 The Westchester Wedding Planner_2682
Photography & Photobooth: Imagen Photography | Florist: The Urban Orchid, Cleveland, OH | Ceremony Location: St. Christopher Parish, Rocky River, OH | Reception Location: Windows on the River, Cleveland, OH | Tuxes: Black by Vera Wang, Men’s Wearhouse | Dress: Top: Carol Hannah,  Skirt: Watters | Cake: Wild Flour Bakery | Stationery: Minted

Posted on April 12th, by Aida Krgin in DIY, Pink, Real Weddings, Restaurant, Traditional. No Comments

Baby's Breath Black by Vera Wang Carol Hannah Minted Watters

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