{SBB Bride of the Week} Lindsey

We just love a summer wedding. Warm air, sunny skies, a beautiful setting. Not to mention a gorgeous bride!

We're so happy to introduce you to Lindsey!

 {Photo by: Melanie Gwen Photography}

{Photo by: Melanie Gwen Photography}

Lindsey looked amazing in her Sincerity Bridals gown, Edward Berger veil and Susan G. Allen accessories!

 {Photo by: Melanie Gwen Photography}

{Photo by: Melanie Gwen Photography}

So beautiful! Her gorgeous flowers were made by Kristina Lynn Floral and were just stunning! We are loving the color combo! We love Lindsey's mix of accessories and attention to detail. Even her man had some awesome custom cuff links for their big day!

lindseywedding28.jpg
 {Photo by: Melanie Gwen Photography}

{Photo by: Melanie Gwen Photography}

How cool are those?? Lindsey and Sean held their ceremony and reception at the Lighthouse Restaurant in Cedar Lake.

 {Photo by: Melanie Gwen Photography}

{Photo by: Melanie Gwen Photography}

Their reception was decorated beautifully with lanterns, wood accents and flowers. They also had a memorial table set up to honor loved ones who had passed.

{Photo by: Melanie Gwen Photography}

Designer Desserts provided a delish cake and cupcakes for after dinner. The couple even had a s'mores bar set up for their guests. YUM!

{Photo by: Melanie Gwen Photography}

We love a creative sweets bar! We've seen their gorgeous decor, but now let's get to know the newlyweds a little better...

 {Photo by: Melanie Gwen Photography}

{Photo by: Melanie Gwen Photography}

"Sean and I met through friends in college 7 years ago. We were close friends for a long time and after a while we started dating. I knew from the very start that if I was ever going to spend the rest of my life with someone, it was going to be him."

After dating for awhile, it was time for Sean to pop the question!

"Our engagement was heartfelt and sweet. Sean had a proposal all planned out for our vacation we were taking the following month but the night he came over to show my mom the ring he decided he couldn't wait any longer. He proposed to me that night. Before he proposed he told me every reason why being with me makes perfect sense and that he couldn't imagine experiencing life with anyone else but me. Then he got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife! I was so excited and happy I couldn't think of anything else to say except for yes, yes, and yes!"

We asked Lindsey what her favorite and least favorite part of the whole planning process was.

"My favorite part of planning my wedding was literally everything! I loved every bit of it! I might just even become a wedding planner now after college because of it. If I did have to pick a favorite it would be seeing how excited we both were for the wedding and making all the crafts to make our big day beautiful.

My least favorite part of the wedding was the bridesmaid drama. After I had to replace a couple bridesmaids the new bridesmaids that I officially had were absolutely wonderful and I’m still happy how everything worked out."

Uh oh! Bridesmaid drama is never fun! Finally the big day arrived. Lindsey says the best part was the time she got to spend with everyone. 

"My favorite moment of our wedding was the reception because that was when we got to relax the most and actually see each other."

Any advice for brides-to-be starting the planning process ?

"Start as early as possible! I started early and the only thing I had to worry about the last 2 weeks was getting everything I had made to the venue and making a check list of what I needed the day before and day of the wedding. The most important part is to not stress too much! This is your big day so enjoy every minute of the hard work that goes into it. In the end, no matter what happens you still get to marry your best friend.

My best advice for brides would be to only do what you and your future husband want to do. If you guys want to splurge then splurge and if you guys want a zombie wedding then plan a zombie wedding. Just always remember this is your big day, so plan the wedding that YOU want."

Great advice! And hey, a zombie wedding might be awesome for Halloween, no? Check out more pics {taken by the talented Melanie Gwen Photography} from Lindsey and Sean's big day in the gallery below! Thanks so much to the happy couple for letting us feature their beautiful wedding!