Can I just say, I LOVE Fall. The light is softer, the temperatures are crisp & manageable in a ball gown and everyone seems more relaxed now that the busyness of summer has subsided. Molly & Ted's wedding was truly a family affair. Their 3 children were by their sides the majority of the day or being doted on by grandparents & aunties/uncles. Towards the end of the night, my heart melted when I walked in on Molly cradling calvin Calvin (3 years old) in an antique white washed rocking chair. My mamma heart swooned for the perfection of the moment and the beauty of the day. This non-traditional family affair is one you'll want to grab some kleenex handy and your pinterest ready. Molly's vision came to life is vivid pinks, turquoises & sparkle. Totally pinterest worthy, so feel free to pin any images to your hearts content!
From the Bride:
How did you guys meet?
we met while working at Macy's. Ted worked in women's shoes and I worked in the juniors department. I used to try getting his attention by dressing extra cute on the days he worked and baking him cookies.(which he never ate!) He actually ended up asking one of my friends out and not me. So I guess you could say our eventual coupling was through my sheer determination to make out with the guy in shoes.
How did you get engaged?
Calvin had just turned one in July. We had a romantic trip planned for November. (Vegas of course!) I couldn't understand why all of my clothes were making me look plump. So on a whim I took a pregnancy test. It was positive and we were terrified. Baby #3 was never in our plans. I spent the next evening sobbing into my pizza lamenting that I was fat and Ted was never going to marry me. The next morning I woke up to Calvin holding my engagement ring and Ted asking if I would marry them. He had planned on proposing while we were on vacay. However, like the majority of our story, things didn't quite go as planned. (And for the record, I wouldn't change a thing!)
What inspired you while planning your wedding?
finding ways to include our 3 children was a big inspiration for me and incredibly important. Our marriage wasn't just about Ted and I, it was about the family we built together.
What were some of your favorite wedding day details?
me, Maggie, and ivy's brooch bouquets. Also, the custom bunny wedding cake topper that came all the way from Bulgaria.
Did you have any DIY details? If so, please describe some of your favorites
to make the brooch bouquets I looked up a million diy tutorials. In the end, I took bits and pieces of what I learned and came up with my own take on it. I've never been good at following directions.
What were some of your favorite moments from your wedding day?
walking back down the aisle to Ed Sheeran's cover of Fetty Wap's "trap queen" as husband and wife. So much relief!!!! Like: hey we did it! All those nerves for nothing! Also, being able to share my day with my three favorite people on the planet: my kids. I know we didn't take the traditional route to the altar, but at the end of the day, we did it our way, and we're proud of our journey.
What advice would you give future brides?
it all goes by so quick! A year of planning and then: boom! It's over! Don't try and economize on your wedding photographer. After it's over, the pictures are what you'll have to show for it. Choose somebody who's work you love and who's reputation you respect. Don't be talked into your friend's friend's cousin, or be talked into finding somebody "cheaper". Good photography isn't cheap, you're paying for quality and for somebody to capture a monumental day in your life.
Flowers: Harts Floral | Cake: JW Desserts | Dj: Fatalmix Productions | Hair Stylist: Erica and Taryn of RUMOURS Hair Design | Makeup Artist: Elizabeth Marie Makeup | Gown & Accessories: Designed by Sophie Tolli from Dolce Bleu | Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Angelo | Menwear: The Formal House