Y’all before I get started on this amazing wedding, I just have to tell you, sweet readers, that I tried octopus last night! Yes, octopus! Anyways!
Lisa + Nick’s navy and pink preppy wedding has so much goodness to report on! First, I’m completly smitten with the navy patterned tablecloths! I love how their planner, Laura, played with pattern to create a formal yet welcoming feel to their tented reception. The low pink florals make for a fun pop of color without being overpowering! Southern preppy perfection in my book! When it comes to Southern weddings, family is so important, and Lisa + Nick incorporated family into their big day by the wedding taking place at Lisa’s childhood home, and her mother playing the cello as she walked down the aisle. So sweet!
Big hugs to Tracy of Timmester Photography for sending this
I had an idea of the exact dress I wanted but when I went to Hitched to try the dress on, I found a completely different one that was absolutely perfect! Both my mom and maid of honor agreed.
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? Walking down the aisle and seeing each other’s faces (Nick’s especially, since tears were in his eyes).
Describe your wedding flowers: Pink! Beautiful! I had all peonies in my bouquet. At the tables, there were different vases with all kinds of pink flowers. They were a very nice contrast against the blue linens.
Our favorite detail of the wedding was: The escort card holders that we both spent hours putting together while talking, planning and getting seriously excited about the wedding.
I think I’d like to replicate this look in my living room! The clean white mixed with navy + pink has me crazy summer sunshine!
Describe your wedding cake or dessert: It was the most delicious cake we have ever had! It was almond Génoise cake with fresh sliced strawberries and Grand Marnier buttercream frosting. It was a simple white cake with blue ribbon and pink and green flourishes.
Love the idea of popcorn as a fun favor to take home, and I absolutely LOVE the happiness in Lisa’s face in the photo below! That’s what it’s all about!
How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story. We met in college at a house party that my friends and I were hosting. A friend said that Nick thought I was cute and that was it!
Describe the proposal. I was in Maryland for a week to visit my family and came home on a four- hour bus ride. It was midnight, and I was exhausted and had tons of luggage with me. I called from the cab and asked if Nick could come down and help with the bags, but he said no. I was very upset. I got to the apartment door and walked in to see Nick standing in his suit with our stuffed animals on the bed and a sign that said, “We love Lisa.” My favorite song was playing and he got down on one knee and popped the question. We celebrated that night by drinking champagne and eating McDonalds (our favorite). The next night, we celebrated by having dinner at Beauty and Essex, in downtown NYC.
In what month did you get married? May
How many guests attended your wedding? About 85
Did you decide to do a “first look”? No, we wanted to be very traditional and Nick did not want to see me until I walked down the aisle.
Tell us about some of the songs you used throughout your wedding. My mom is a cellist and she and her friends played as I walked down the aisle. Our first dance song was “Your Song” by Elton John, which Nick had playing when he proposed.
What Southern details or traditions did you include in your celebration? What was Southern about your wedding? The location, my childhood house, and the preppy style.
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? It being over.
If you are comfortable responding, what range did your wedding budget fall into $50,000-$75,000
What is the one thing you are most happy you splurged on? The dress and the flowers. Especially the dress – it was something I had been thinking about since I was three years old.
What advice do you have for folks currently planning a wedding? Enjoy every single second of it. The time between we got engaged to The Day was the most amazing time. Also, spread out the planning. We started early and everything went smoothly and perfectly, there was no stress.
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? We are looking to purchase a house in Connecticut and start building a nest.
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