{SBB Bride of the Week} Becky

B E C K Y + L O G A N

{April 27th, 2019}

{Photos by: Victoria Rayburn Photography}

{Photos by: Victoria Rayburn Photography}

Such a classic beauty!!

Introducing our stunning bride, Becky!

For her spring wedding, Becky chose a fitted, strapless gown by Sincerity by Justin Alexander.

She added sparkling lace, off-the-shoulder straps by Stella York to create the perfect romantic vibe!

{Photos by: Victoria Rayburn Photography}

For her flowers, Becky worked with Rosemary’s Heritage Flowers in Crown Point to create the most perfect spring rose bouquets!

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{Photos by: Victoria Rayburn Photography}

{Photos by: Victoria Rayburn Photography}

Becky married her husband Logan at Griffith First Christian Church.

They decorated the space with lots of beautiful flowers, candles and signs.

We always talk about how important it is to have an unplugged wedding. Becky and Logan added an adorable sign asking all of their guests to please keep their phones in their pockets and let the photographer do her job - love it!

{Photos by: Victoria Rayburn Photography}

After the ceremony, guests and the bridal party headed to Villa Cesare in Schererville to celebrate the newlyweds!

Fun additions like a photo booth and flip flops for dancing were available to make the night even more memorable!

{Photos by: Victoria Rayburn Photography}

So pretty! Now that we have seen their wedding, let’s go behind the scenes and get to know the couple!

How did Becky and Logan meet?


”Logan and I met our junior year of high school in physics class. We were always in the same group of friends, but somehow we had never met before then.”


How did Logan pop the question?


”I passed all of my teaching licensure tests, so my parents surprised me with a spa day. Logan insisted that we shouldn’t let the day go to waste, and that we should go out to Chicago for the night. We ate dinner at Cité by Navy Pier, and we almost didn’t make it on time due to traffic and had to sprint through the freezing cold, February, Chicago weather (in heels)!! We had an awesome dinner, but I think Logan knew that I would be way too awkward to be proposed to in public (haha). That being said, we went back to our room at the Swissotel, on the 40th floor, surrounded by windows and the beautiful city lights, and that was when he popped the question! It was amazing!!”

Was Becky surprised or did she have a feeling it was coming?


”It was a total surprise! My friends and family were all in on it, and I had absolutely no idea! He even somehow managed to sneak going out to ask my dad for his blessing after I left for work one day. I was honestly super impressed!”

Let’s talk about our fave subject - wedding dress shopping!


”It was the absolute BEST experience. Seriously. Everyone was so wonderful and kind to me. I worked with Celine that day, and she went out of her way to find and pull everything that I could have wanted and more! I felt like the most important person in the world. I never felt pressured or rushed; just happy! Celine and I picked out removable off-the-shoulder straps to customize my dress exactly how I wanted it. We got my veil that same day too! I remember being so ecstatic! I checked out with Sandy who was also wonderful, and I spoke to her many times during my wedding planning process! It was always a great experience. My family and friends who were with me had so many wonderful things to say about SBB, and I feel so lucky to have bought my dress from you all!”

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


”I knew from the second I put it on. It was absolutely stunning, and it had everything I had ever imagined. It was fitted with a double train and covered in gorgeous appliqués (I was obsessed with the flower right in the middle, just ONE little flower) — once we added the straps and veil, that was it! I knew that if I didn’t buy it then and there that I would never be able to stop thinking about it! I’m not a person who usually feels good in what I wear, but in my dress, I genuinely felt beautiful. Not to mention, my mom was also thrilled because she’s actually the one who had clipped that dress in the store, and it ended up being “the one”!”

Let’s move on to wedding planning!


”My favorite part of the planning process would definitely be the eating (haha)! I loved the cake tasting and the meal tasting because... well, I like to eat. It was also fun to sit and enjoy a meal with family that we could pick and choose to recreate for EVERYONE on our wedding night!”

What about her least favorite part?


”Honestly, I was not a fan of the time period 2-3 weeks before the wedding. I felt like everyone was calling me and I was trying to get everything in order, correcting a lot of mistakes, tying up a lot of loose ends — it was a little bit crazy! It was fun to watch it all come together, but I would be lying if I said that it wasn’t also very overwhelming.”

Fast forward to the big day! What is the one moment Becky will always cherish?


”It would have to be when it was time for everyone to get up and dance at the reception. Logan and I were having our little moment together, and as I looked around I could see both of our families and all of our closest friends dancing, laughing, and having the best time together. I thought about the fact that this is probably the only time that everyone will be together in that way, and it made me so happy to watch. I wish I could replay that moment over and over again...”

Becky has some great final advice for brides-to-be who are currently planning their own wedding!


”Take a deep breath, and enjoy it. It seems that everything is “stressful” while you are planning, but I feel like brides take for granted how much fun they had along the way. Now that my wedding is all said and done, I miss having wedding planning taking up all of my free time! Remember, you’re planning a day just for you and the love of your life! How often do you get to do that?!
I know you hear it all the time, but your wedding day really will go by so fast. Enjoy every little second. Smile, laugh, and don’t take it too seriously!! Everything will be perfect if you make it that way! Heck, we had rain, snow, and sleet at the end of April sandwiched between two gorgeous, hot, and sunny days. It may sound like the end of the world to most brides, but I wouldn’t change a thing. The weather made us sprint and giggle and scream between locations. It made me feel like a princess when everyone chased me around with an umbrella and five people held my train up to make sure it stayed clean. My point? The “negative” things that happen can actually be your absolute BEST memories! Happy planning!”

Congratulations, Becky and Logan!! We LOVED sharing your beautiful wedding day!

Check out more of their gorgeous pics by Victoria Rayburn Photography in the gallery below!

{SBB Bride of the Week} Abbey

A gorgeous skyline is the perfect backdrop for this elegant October wedding.

The bride's not so bad either!

Meet Abbey!

{Photos by: Bambino International}

{Photos by: Bambino International}

Isn't she lovely??

Abbey looked amazing in her off-the-shoulder Sincerity gown and Edward Berger veil!

Before saying "I do", Abbey and her favorite girls got ready for the big day. Bambino International was there to capture the moment she got into her dream dress.

Abbey married her husband Darek at the historical Cathedral Basilica in Covington, Kentucky.

It was modeled after Notre Dame in Paris and man, is it gorgeous!!

Just look at that architecture and stained glass!

{Photos by: Bambino International}

How amazing is that?!

After the ceremony, guests headed to Drees Pavilion in Covington.

We can see why they chose this venue. It has some pretty breathtaking views overlooking the Cincinnati skyline!

Abbey chose candelabras and fresh florals for her centerpieces. The results were nothing short of beautiful!

{Photos by: Bambino International}

Isn't that just gorgeous?? The decor was so beautiful!

We've seen their wedding, now let's get to know these two a little better.

How they meet?

"We met in Lexington, Kentucky. Darek was in his fourth year of medical school, and I was completing a year of post-graduate pharmacy residency after graduating from Purdue. We both ended up on the same internal medicine team for a rotation.  I can still remember every detail about the day we met; there was instant chemistry when we first shook hands!  I had written my cell number on the board in our team room, in case anyone needed me when I wasn't in my office.  Darek took my number off the board and texted me after a couple days of working together. We went on our first date the following week (pizza and beer over a Bears game), and the rest is history!"

It didn't take long for them to figure out they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together...

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"We went to Siesta Key on our first vacation together, a place near and dear to Darek and his family. Our one-year anniversary was during the trip, so we celebrated with dinner at a beautiful restaurant named Cafe L’Europe. Fast-forward to two-and-a-half years later when we were back in S.K. on vacation. Two of my best friends were coming down to meet us for half of the week, and Darek suggested we go back to our special place, Cafe L’Europe, to have a nice dinner before they arrived.  After an amazing meal, the waiter brought out dessert.  On the plate was a raspberry sauce that spelled out, "W.Y.M.M.?"  I stared at it puzzled for a few seconds, and as it was all beginning to sink in, Darek was getting down on one knee and asking, Will You Marry Me?!"

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STOP! That is so cute! Was Abbey surprised?

"I was in complete shock!!!  It was one of the best days of my life!  I sobbed like a baby and couldn't stop smiling.  We were seated outdoors on a terrace, so people were clapping and cheering.  Darek was really sweet and hired a photographer to be in the area and capture the moment, and his dad came and videotaped the proposal from afar as well.  I had NO clue this was going on!!  After a glass of champagne and some celebrating, we went over to the park across the street and took engagement photos.  What made it even more perfect was getting to celebrate the rest of the week with my best friends that flew in the next day."

When it came to wedding planning, what was Abbey's fav part??

"Everything!! Just kidding. But I could honestly say almost everything. I just really enjoyed the process! Narrowing it down, I had three favorite parts: 1. Finding my dress. It was the first event that made everything so real, and it was a really special moment for me and my mom. 2. Finding our venue. My mom and dad were with me and we just knew it was the right place the second we walked in. It was such a cool feeling to think, “This is it!” 3. Tasting food with our caterer. This was something Darek was most excited about, and he put a lot of thought into it. It was a fun experience for us and our parents, and getting to know our caterer was nice- he’s a really neat guy!"

What was the downside?

"Registering. That might sound crazy to some people, but we were about to be 30 and had each had lived on our own for a while. It was hard to come up with things we needed at first. We had to think outside the box more than we had anticipated!"

The big day had finally arrived. What was Abbey's favorite part of her wedding?

"Dancing with everyone! There is nothing that can describe the feeling of being out on the center of the dance floor with your new husband, encircled by family and friends, with everyone singing at the top of their lungs. It was pure, absolute joy! If I could bottle up that feeling, I would!"

Abbey wants to leave future brides with some great advice for planning their own special day...

"It's important to remember that a lot of loved ones in your life are putting effort, time, and money into making your day perfect and making you feel special.  The day is about you and your new husband, but a little bit goes a long way when it comes to expressing gratitude.  Take the time to hug and greet everyone.  Hand-write your thank-you notes and say meaningful things in them!  People notice and appreciate these things.

When making decisions, try to think back on weddings you have attended and what things you actually remember about them. I didn't feel the need to have the most expensive programs or invitations or flowers, because these were things I didn't remember from a single wedding I had been to. I did remember the food, the dancing, and the fun, so we made these priorities!"

We are SO happy for you, Abbey! We wish you and Darek a beautiful future together!!

Check out more of the Sanford's gorgeous wedding day in the gallery below!

{SBB Bride of the Week} Taylor

There's nothing like a beautiful summer wedding.

Warm, fresh air, pretty flowers and one stunning bride!

Introducing Taylor...

{Photos by: The Willows - Wedding Photography}

{Photos by: The Willows - Wedding Photography}

I mean are you seeing this?? How GORGEOUS is she?!

Taylor wore a beautiful Sincerity Bridal off-the-shoulder gown on her big day. She complimented it with an Edward Berger veil and her final look was breathtaking! While getting ready, Taylor put a super cute jewelry bar out for her bridesmaids to choose from - seriously what a great idea! Taylor and her husband Nic hired The Willows Wedding Photography to capture their wedding day and the pictures are {as always} so amazing! The Willows was there as Taylor and her bridesmaids {and SUPER adorable little sister, the flower girl} got ready for the day.

Taylor chose another amazing vendor - Sugarfield Flowers - to do all the floral arrangements for the wedding. Per usual, the results were incredible! Just check out that gorgeous bouquet!

{Photos by: The Willows - Wedding Photography}

{Photos by: The Willows - Wedding Photography}

{Photos by: The Willows - Wedding Photography}

{Photos by: The Willows - Wedding Photography}

SO, so pretty!

Before walking down the aisle, Taylor had a few first looks to do! She started with her bridesmaids and little sister.

 

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After that sweet moment with her girls, it was time to see her dad.

 

{Photos by: The Willows - Wedding Photography}

 

Y'all know how we feel about those first looks. It's getting a little dusty up in here.

Finally, it was time to walk down the aisle. Taylor married her hubby at Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth, Indiana. The ceremony was so gorgeous and full of emotion.

{Photos by: The Willows - Wedding Photography}

So beautiful! Sugarfield killed it with the gorgeous flowers and eucalyptus garlands!

After the ceremony guests moved to the reception where they were treated to a delicious menu, beautiful decor and one seriously yummy cake!

{Photos by: The Willows - Wedding Photography}

Isn't that so pretty??

Now that we've seen Nic and Taylor's picture perfect wedding day, let's get to know them a little better!

They met poolside while traveling abroad.

"Nic and I first met the summer of 2012 at a hotel pool in Costa Rica. We were about to spend a short-term semester traveling throughout Central and South America with a program called Semester at Sea. Both of us were traveling with one other person, but other than that, we didn't know anybody! So, the first day, all of the students who were part of this study abroad program awkwardly stood around the hotel's outdoor pool and tried to make friends. Luckily, my cousin and I had already made friends with a few girls who we met at the airport, so we ran across the street to a market to buy a handle of rum, Pepsi, and McDonald's. When we made it back to the pool, everyone wanted to be our friends! But, I specifically remember seeing Nic in his University of Kentucky shirt, and I wanted to talk to him! Lisa and I went up to him and his buddy Grant, offered them a drink, and I made a comment about how Indiana University's basketball team had recently hit a last second shot (the "Wat Shot") to beat Kentucky, who was ranked #1 at the time. That was my pathetic attempt at flirting. After talking with Nic at the pool and briefly seeing him again later that night, I embarrassingly tried to see Nic every chance I could. Eventually, Nic first kissed me in Mira Flores, Peru, and the rest was history. We spent as much time together as possible throughout our month abroad, and we've been inseparable ever since!"

Is that even real life? Meet in one country, first kiss in another.

After dating for a few years, it was time to take the next step. Nic popped the question right before a big trip.


"First, a little backstory: Nic and I had been planning a trip to Europe in June 2016 to celebrate my college graduation for months. And by saying "Nic and I had been planning", I really mean that I planned every single detail of our two week vacation, and Nic only contributed if I begged for his opinion on what hotel we should book. At this point, we had been dating for over 4 years and had serious talks about marriage, so I had a feeling that he might propose somewhere in Europe.

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Proposal day: Neither of us had ever been to New York City, so we decided to fly into NYC at 8 a.m. and fly from NYC to London at 11 p.m. that night to give us an entire day to explore the city. For some reason, Nic really wanted to go to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park (red flag #1), but I didn't think anything of it at the time since he loves history, so that's where we went first! Once the park opened, he wanted to walk around the marble memorial and "take a lot of pictures to document the start of our trip" (red flag #2). After spending about 10 minutes at the park, I was ready to leave and go somewhere like Times Square or the Rockefeller Center. Honestly, I was kind of being a brat because A. I'm not very into history, and B. We were each lugging around huge backpacks full of 2 weeks worth of clothes in the summer heat. Nic finally convinced me to walk to the edge of the park where the marble met the river and there was a stunning view of the New York City skyline. He kept telling me to stand up on this huge slab of marble so he could get a picture, but there was a sign that specifically said not to! I agreed to take "one" picture, so we both climbed on top of the marble and took a picture together. At this point, I noticed a professional photographer near us (red flag #3- I started putting the pieces together)! The photographer asked if we would like him to take a photo for us, so we awkwardly posed for him for a few photos, and then Nic got down on one knee. Both of us started crying right away before he could even get a word out. It was just such an amazing, overwhelmingly emotional moment. He said the sweetest things about our love and spending the rest of our lives together, and then asked me to marry him!! I said yes, of course! I couldn't imagine a more romantic, thoughtful proposal, and I feel so lucky to get to spend the rest of my life with the one I love most. Nic had prearranged for the photographer to take pictures of us after the proposal (a girl's dream), and I am so thankful that we have photographs of the proposal and immediately afterwards to look back on. After all of this, Nic had another surprise for me! He booked a helicopter tour for us to take a ride over New York City. It was an incredible way to celebrate our recent engagement and see the entire city. Following our helicopter ride, we spent the day wandering and sightseeing before we started our Europe trip! I was so excited to have the next two weeks alone together to celebrate our engagement!"

Was she surprised?

"I was expecting a proposal at some point during our trip, but I was sure it was going to be while we were in Italy. So I was definitely surprised in NYC!"

After getting home from Europe, it was time for Taylor to plan the wedding. What was her favorite and least favorite part of the process?


"I think I am one of very few brides who honestly loved every minute of being engaged and planning a wedding. It was definitely stressful at times, but I was so excited to plan the best party ever to celebrate our marriage with all of our favorite people. It's hard to pinpoint a favorite part of planning, but I will never forget the wedding dress shopping experience. I am super picky, so my poor family and best friends watched me try on what felt like a billion dresses. We shopped in Indianapolis, New York City (even Kleinfeld's!), and Chicago all before finding my perfect wedding dress at Something Blue Bridal :) When I finally found my dream dress, it was such an exciting moment!


My least favorite part was probably making the final guest list. It's so difficult!"

The big day had arrived and it was time to say "I do"! What was the best part?


"Honestly, the entire wedding feels like one happy blur, but I think my favorite part was when we were sitting up at our head table with our bridal party, right after being married, and looking out at all of our family and friends who were there to celebrate us. It was such a surreal feeling!"


Currently planning your wedding? Taylor wants to leave you with her biggest takeaway from wedding planning and also her best piece of advice...


"Throughout the entire process, I constantly tried to remind myself that the whole reason behind all of the chaos of wedding planning was that I was going to marry my favorite person in the world. I can't even describe the feeling of knowing that all of the people you love are supporting you and your future husband. So if you're ever stressed out, just try to remember that you are going to be married at the end of the day, and everyone who is coming to the wedding will be so excited just to be there for you. It all works out in the end!

This is probably going to be the only day in your life that is completely about you and your (almost) husband, so take advantage of it! Make your wedding as unique as you'd like and add as many personal details as possible! Try not to stress about the little details or any last minute changes and enjoy every moment you can! It will be the absolute best day of your life!"

Thank you SO much, Taylor and Nic, for letting us feature your gorgeous wedding day!! Wishing lots of love and happiness!! Check out more of their beautiful pics in the gallery below!

{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!

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{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.

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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!

 

{SBB Bride of the Week} Natalie

We're always so happy for our brides when they get married, but {selfishly} feel a little sad for ourselves that we don't get to see them around the boutique anymore!

This gorgeous lady was so wonderful and gracious every time she stepped foot in the store.

Meet Natalie...

{Photo by: Forever Faithful Photos} 

{Photo by: Forever Faithful Photos} 

Natalie looked so gorgeous in her Sincerity Bridals gown, made all her own by adding a sparkling Bel Aire Bridals belt and bracelet, Edward Berger veil and Susan G. Allen Couture Bridal earrings!

{Photo by: Forever Faithful Photos}

{Photo by: Forever Faithful Photos}

That belt is such a stunner! One of our favs for sure.

Before walking down the aisle, Natalie wanted to share a first look with the main man in her life - dad. Y'all know how much we love these pics! Her photographer from Forever Faithful Photos was on hand to capture this special moment.

Natalie and her husband Joey were married in July in a beautiful ceremony at St. Mary Catholic Church in Crown Point!

{Photo by: Forever Faithful Photos}

{Photo by: Forever Faithful Photos}

 

The bride's bouquet and floral arrangements were all provided by The Bonnie View and were perfect summer colors!

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{Photo by: Forever Faithful Photos}

Loving the pops of blue in there!

After the ceremony, Natalie, Joey and their guests headed over to Wicker Park in Highland for their pictures and reception.

{Photo by: Forever Faithful Photos} 

{Photo by: Forever Faithful Photos} 

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{Photo by: Forever Faithful Photos} 

Their reception was beautiful, from the lit up centerpieces to the super yummy looking cupcakes made by family friend Nancy Maier!

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{Photo by: Forever Faithful Photos} 

{Photo by: Forever Faithful Photos} 

A super cute idea is having your own social media hashtag so guests can share pics that you can look back on whenever you search the tag!

{Photo by: Forever Faithful Photos} 

{Photo by: Forever Faithful Photos} 

Natalie and Joey first met in high school.

"He was a year older than me so after he graduated we lost touch. It was not until I went away to college that we started to talk again, on facebook of course. We remained just friends for a little while but after he made a few trips down to see me and I returned home to see him, I knew this guy was much more than just a friend."

After dating for 5 years, the happy couple took their first trip together.

"We went to Punta Cana and it was absolutely beautiful. On our last night there, we went for a walk and ended up at a little gazebo that overlooked the ocean. I was looking out at the ocean and as I turned around there he was down on one knee. I can't recall the exact words he said but it was so special because it was just he and I in that moment together. I will never forget it."

That is so special! Especially on such a beautiful vacation! Was Natalie expecting the moment?

"We had talked about taking the next step and looked at rings, but Joey was good at throwing me off his trail."

What was Natalie's favorite part and least favorite part of planning the wedding?

"I would have to say my favorite was looking for my dress. It was such a fun and emotional time. I loved that all the important ladies in my life were able to be with me as I tried on dresses. It was great to see their reactions and share that moment with them. I loved the feeling when I knew "THIS IS IT". All I could think about was walking down the aisle to the man of my dreams and seeing his reaction. Also Something Blue seriously made it so personal and were super helpful at making sure I got exactly what I wanted. Just perfect!

My least favorite part was making our seat chart for the reception. It was so stressful trying to make sure certain people sat with certain people and sitting the individual guests at tables where they knew someone. It all worked out but at that moment, UGH, not fun!"

Finally, it was the day of the wedding. I asked Natalie what her favorite moment was from her big day.

"The whole day was amazing! It was everything I could imagine and more! But my absolute favorite moment was our first dance. It was the first moment we were able to really talk and take in that we were finally husband and wife!"

{Photo by: Forever Faithful Photos} 

{Photo by: Forever Faithful Photos} 

So now that Natalie is a married woman, does she have any advice for future brides?

"It will all work out and don't wear the small stuff. Meaning don't get hung up on the little details like centerpieces because they will turn out just fine. I learned quickly they are the last things people remember about the BIG day! Also it's never too early to book venues or your vendors. It will make the process much less stressful if you can get your big things done. I personally had those portions of my wedding complete a year or more in advance and it took so much off our plate and allowed us to focus on other details."

Thank you so much to Natalie and Joey for letting us feature their special day on the blog! We LOVED working with you and wish you guys nothing but luck and happiness as you begin this new chapter! Check out more pictures from their big day in the gallery below!