{SBB Bride of the Week} Elizabeth

E L I Z A B E T H + B R I A N

{October 5th, 2018}

{Photos by: B. Adams Photography}

{Photos by: B. Adams Photography}

We are so happy to introduce you to Elizabeth!

She chose a beautiful satin Essense of Australia gown for her October wedding!

With it’s keyhole back and embellished details, it’s easy to see why she said yes to this dress!

{Photos by: B. Adams Photography}

With the help of her mom and sisters, Elizabeth arranged all of her own flowers for her big day!

They turned out so gorgeous!

{Photos by: B. Adams Photography}

{Photos by: B. Adams Photography}

Elizabeth married her husband, Brian, at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club in Lemont, IL.

During the ceremony the couple filled a wine box with letters to each other and a bottle of wine. On their 1st anniversary they’ll open up the box and enjoy!

Brian’s best friend, a comedian, was the officiant and as you can tell from the pictures he had the couple laughing throughout the ceremony!

{Photos by: B. Adams Photography}

After the ceremony guests headed into the country club where they were greeted by beautiful blooms and rich colors.

A yummy cake and dessert bar were available as well some some dino-inspired favors!

{Photos by: B. Adams Photography}

Let’s get to know the Millers a little better!

How’d they meet?

“Work! He started a year after I did. We worked in the same department, but not on the same team. He’d tend to come visit to joke around or say “Hi”, but mainly to steal candy from my desk.”

Such a flirt! Soon their flirting turned to love. Brian decided the perfect time to pop the question was right after they bought their home…

“The day after we closed on our house, we went there to clean since it had been vacant for some time. We were arriving at the house later than expected, so I was in a rush to get in and get going. As soon as we pulled up, I hopped out of the car to go let us in the house and open the garage to unload. When he didn’t immediately follow, I went out to check on him and he was out of the car standing there empty handed… I started getting irritated and asked why he wasn’t unpacking the car.  He said “let’s go inside first so we can talk” and I replied with “oh no” and he laughed. We walked into the kitchen and he got down on one knee asked me to be his wife, and I, again, answered eloquently with “yea, duh”.”

Was it a surprise or did she know it was coming?

“Mix of both... I knew it was coming eventually.  He told me he had gotten his grandma’s ring to reset, and I knew it had been ready for a few months. I thought it would happen when I was dressed up and prepared, like our anniversary or my birthday, but of course, instead, he chose the day I was in yoga pants, no makeup on and hair on top of my head.”

Once she was settled into the new house and the ring was on her finger, Elizabeth’s next order of business was dress shopping…

“I came to Something Blue with an entourage of important people – my mother-in-law, sister-in-law, mom, sister & close cousin. I had somewhat carried a vision in my mind of what I would like, but after everyone running around the store pinning 20 dresses, I had a whole variety to try on. It was great! I was able to easily view all of the different cuts and styles I’d seen on “Say Yes to the Dress” and rule out any that may have been a prior possibility.”

How did she know her dress was "the one"?

“I just felt very glamorous and beautiful. It just felt special so I knew it was the right pick.”

When it came to other aspects of wedding planning, what was Elizabeth’s favorite part?

“Planning out the décor and color scheme! I went to a lot of resale shops and had a lot of DIY projects that made it feel less cookie cutter and more personal and eclectic. The flowers we actually bought wholesale and arranged ourselves which was super fun but a little labor intensive.”

What about her least favorite part?

“Seating chart. This was the hardest thing to do. Trying to mix and match family and friends was a challenge and of course there is never an even number of guests.”

Finally it was wedding day! Elizabeth says one part of the day was hands down her favorite…

“Our ceremony. My husband’s best friend, who moonlights as a comedian and host, married us. He was hysterical but also thoughtful. I think I got the most compliments on our “amazing officiant”. Thank you to whatever online ministry that let him become ordained!”

That’s awesome! Now that its all said and done, is there any advice Elizabeth would give to other brides planning their own big day?

“You can plan for days, but things will fall through the cracks and that’s OK.  No one knows but you. I had a power point, spreadsheet and a wedding details guidebook that was distributed to all my vendors, and I still managed to forget this and that. It happens! 

Also hire a day of coordinator. Don’t just rely on your maid of honor or family member. It gets chaotic and everyone is busy and also trying to enjoy the day; it’s worth the money to have a third party step in. It will allow you a little more freedom to just soak in the day instead of worry about little details.” 

Congratulations, Elizabeth and Brian! Thank you for letting us share your beautiful wedding day! Check out more of their gorgeous pics by B. Adams Photography in the gallery below!