We are so happy for Stephanie and Kevin! They were married September 22, 2012 at the Virginia Center for Architecture on Monument Ave. Stephanie wore wedding gown “Liane” by Wtoo Brides.
What were the three most important things to you while planning your wedding?
It was important for us to make our day a reflection of who we are. We love food, I love to craft and we both actively give back to our community. We focused on great food, playful touches (such as flip flops for the ladies, kids corner for the little ones & DIY lighting for the tent I made from cupcake liners!) and in lieu of a gift we chose to make a donation to Greater Richmond SCAN.
What was your favorite moment, memory, or experience from your wedding?
Our photographer recommended a “first look” and it was the best idea! My favorite moment was relaxing with Kevin after we finished our photographs. There was no pressure or stress it was just us hanging out with our family. It set the tone for the whole evening.
How did you find your dress/ know it was “the one?”
I knew my dress was the one even on the rack! My mother was skeptical and saw me in a lace traditional gown; so after trying on her vision I slipped into my dress. I knew immediately. It fit like it was made for me and I could not stop giggling. Love at first sight!
How would you describe your wedding style?
I would describe my wedding style as classic with a twist. The ballgown shape of the dress and minimal jewelry speaks to my ladylike side. The tiers of ruffles and gold shoes speaks to my bold personality.
Was there anything about your wedding that made it special or unique?
You may notice that we did not have a bridal party, flower girl or ring bearer. We decided early on we didn’t want a bridal party. I thought it was so much more meaningful to stand in front of our friends and family together, just us two. Ultimately marriage is between two people, and we wanted folks to see that commitment.
Is there any advice you would give future brides?
Make your day yours. Make sure you are clear and if your vendors try to persuade you to do something you don’t want, move on. I parted ways with my first wedding planner and it was one of the best decisions. Invite the folks you LOVE to celebrate with you, and thank your fiance every day for his support. Because no matter how organized and relaxed you are, you will have a melt down and with any luck there will be a handsome man holding ben and jerry’s to get you through it!
Congratulations Stephanie and Kevin!
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