Photo by Megan Daas
At times, I questioned my decision to throw a Twin Cities wedding. The to-dos, costs, and expectations of family members could be overwhelming. Would it be worth it in the end? Looking back at my June 18 wedding, the answer is “yes.”
Having my loved ones watch me say my vows to Sean is a memory I’ll never forget. I burst out laughing during my dad’s father-of-the-bride speech. I indulged in cake and wine. I danced so hard my dress ripped. Most of all, I was overwhelmed by the love and support I received that day.
Sure, a few things went wrong. The caterer forgot lunch for the bridal party, which left us hungry during photos. The valet showed up late, leaving some guests scrambling to find parking. I almost signed my maiden name on my marriage license, and I had to correct it with some creative handwriting. However, these were minor inconveniences in what was otherwise an amazing day.
We were lucky to work with some great vendors, but these four went out of their way to make our wedding the best it could be:
Ambiente Wedding & Event Planning: There’s no way the wedding would have gone as smoothly as it did without Joan. She took on so many tasks, from welcoming guests to coordinating the vendors and making sure every detail was carried out perfectly. Thanks to Joan, my mom and I were able to enjoy the day instead of working it.
First Choice DJ Service: Matt kept the dance floor packed all night, playing songs that we picked, plus some of his expert selections. Both young and old guests danced together. I never imagined that I’d have a Britney Spears dance-off with my groom; it happened thanks to Matt.
Megan Daas Photography: Megan isn’t just a skilled photographer; she’s kind, thoughtful, and a lot of fun to work with. She put the bridal party and our families at ease. She was the first person to get me a glass of wine after the ceremony. She also stayed late to capture some epic dance floor shots.
Sadie's Couture Floral & Event Styling: I could tell Melissa cared about my vision for flowers and décor. When her initial estimate came in over budget, she found creative ways to adjust it. I was amazed by how beautiful the table arrangements and bouquets looked on the wedding day.
Brides, thank you for reading my posts during the last year. I hope that my wedding planning successes—and failures—helped you in some way.