Where did you and your fiancé meet?
He bid on my cake at our ward blind date cake auction... and lost.
How did he propose?
He wrote down our love story and read it to me in front of my favorite monument, the Jefferson Memorial.
Describe your wedding in 4 words:
Romantic, classy, summery, inclusive
What did you splurge on/save on?
We splurged on photography and saved on decorations. We were so blessed to have so many people willing to share their time, talents, and possessions to make our event beautiful.
What was your favorite part of the day?
That's a tie between the ring ceremony and the first dance. The majority of our friends flying in for the wedding are not Mormon, and couldn't be there for our sealing. We chose to have a ring ceremony so that we could include everyone, and it was so beautiful. Our bishop encouraged us to write letters to each other, and we read them in front of everyone. It felt like there was so much love in the room. For the first dance, we had choreographed it and practiced for almost five months prior to the wedding, and it was exciting to perform it in front of everyone.
Any advice for future brides?
The best part of the day is having everyone that you love in the same room, celebrating with you and the person you love the most. It can be stressful, but let yourself relax. You made it!
Credit your vendors:
Dress: Elizabeth Cooper Design's "Alexandra"
Photography: Alissa Mitchell
Makeup: Paige Connor
Hair: Heather Shimp
Florists: Heather Shimp and Michele Lioi
Cake: Scarlett Davis
Veil: David's Bridal
Shoes: Jessica Simpson