{SBB Bride of the Week} Kerry

K E R R Y + B Y R O N

{July 14th, 2018}

 {Photos by: George Street Photo}

{Photos by: George Street Photo}

Our brides are so dang pretty we can’t handle it!!

We’re so excited to be sharing Kerry’s wedding with you!

For her big day, Kerry chose a stunning Allure Couture fitted gown and added some Sara Gabriel earrings to complete her look.

After getting ready with her girls, Kerry also had a chance to give her dad a sneak peek of her gorgeous dress!

{Photos by: George Street Photo}

There is nothing sweeter than a dad seeing his girl on her wedding day. Love!

For flowers, Kerry worked with {SBB preferred vendor} Sugarfield Flowers to create some of the most beautiful bouquets we have seen! Kris is so amazing at her job - her flowers never disappoint!

 {Photos by: George Street Photo}

{Photos by: George Street Photo}

Kerry married her husband Byron at Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church in Merrillville.

The altar was decorated with beautiful floral arrangements that matched the bouquets.

{Photos by: George Street Photo}

After the “I Do’s”, guests headed to County Line Orchard for the most perfect barn reception ever!

String lights, candles, DONUTS…how can you go wrong??

{Photos by: George Street Photo}

So pretty! We love the flip flops so guests could get down on the dance floor without killing their feet!

Let’s rewind the clock a bit! How did Kerry and Byron meet?

“We met through mutual friends in Chicago. Things got kicked off at a concert and the rest was history.”

How did he pop the question?

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“On July 1, 2017, I was proposed to on the roof of Byron’s apartment building. He had just moved in that day and we were about to go out to dinner with his cousin and her husband, or so I thought. Byron suggested we go to the roof for a quick cocktail before dinner. It was uncomfortably windy, so I went downstairs to change clothes since I had a dress on. He was unusually concerned by this and and showed extra interest into what outfit I was changing into. I was confused as to why yoga pants were out of the question. We headed back upstairs and he asked a stranger on the roof to take a picture of us in front of the skyline. It was then that he pulled out the ring, got on one knee, and proposed. The strangers turned out to be his work friends from out of town, and they got the best pictures of our engagement! After that, he took me to our favorite restaurant where all of our friends and family were gathered for a surprise party.”

SO cute! Did she see it coming?

“Total surprise. I thought it would happen by the end of 2017 but had no idea that day.”

Let’s talk dresses! I asked Kerry to tell us all about her dress shopping experience!

“I went to SBB last August soon after the engagement for an Allure trunk show, just to get a look at the different styles of dresses.  I had no intention on trying any dresses on, let alone buying one that day. I tried on about 10-15 dresses and was getting a little tired/frustrated and was ready to make a second appointment. One dress in particular hanging on the trunk show rack kept catching my eye, and I was encouraged to try it on. When I put it on, I knew right away that it was different than the rest.”

What made it different?

“It had every characteristic of the previous dresses I had liked in one. I would like the top, not the bottom, the neckline not the train, the style not the material, etc. This one had it all.  I knew it was special when I tried it on, and the feeling was solidified when I walked out of the dressing room and saw the reaction of my mom and aunt.”  

When it came to planning their big day, what was the best part of the whole process?

“Byron and I took a Saturday and looked at multiple venues around the Region.  It was so much fun envisioning our reception filled with friends and family at all of the venues we visited. After a few hours we had a few venues on our short list, but the moment we walked into County Line Orchard, we knew that’s where we wanted our reception.”

So the finding the venue was fun, but what was their least favorite part of planning?

“Waiting on response cards. It is fun getting all of the responses, but the hard part is waiting for final numbers. There are a handful of tasks we could not do until we had our final count, and a lot of vendors require that number before they can complete their work.”

Fast forward to the big day. What was Kerry’s favorite part of her wedding?

“Walking down the aisle with my Dad, seeing all of our closest family and friends in one place to celebrate us, and looking down at the aisle at my soon to be husband. The moment was perfect.”

Looking back, what is Kerry’s biggest takeaway from the whole wedding planning process?

“Starting early is the best choice that I made when planning the wedding. I am very detail oriented and needed a good amount of time to make sure everything was planned and carried out how I envisioned.”

Any final advice for other SBB brides currently planning their wedding?

“I will be the first to say that I am a bit of a control freak and like things done in a certain way, but what I learned was, don’t be afraid to ask people for help, especially with small tasks. The small things really add up, and can result in extra time and stress spent during the final weeks before the big day. I found that so many family members and friends were not only willing, but happy to help, and it made all the difference.”

Congratulations to the newlyweds!!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful wedding day with us! Check out more of their gorgeous pictures from George Street Photo in the gallery below!