Congrats to Ashley & Eric, recent newlyweds who have been kind enough to share their wedding journey with our blog! Hear from them on planning their wedding, drawing inspiration and their one piece of advice to future newlyweds!
We did use WedPics for our wedding and we loved it!! It was so cool to go back a few days later and see what our guests uploaded to the app for us. We chose to use WedPics because we wanted our guests to be involved in our big day and show us little pieces that maybe we didn’t get to see. We loved it!! I now recommend it to any brides I talk to!
3) What traditions did you choose to use for your wedding and which ones did you go out of your way to leave out?
We chose to say traditional older vows just like our grandparents and great-grandparents had done, but we left out the unity candle and instead wrote letters to each other to be opened on our 5-year anniversary. We placed them in a custom wine box purchased from a vineyard in Traverse City, Michigan on a trip we took there. We chose to have a first-look instead of waiting to see each other before the wedding and we don’t regret it at all. We got some amazing pictures and seeing each other took away any nerves.
4) What kind of personal touches did you add to your wedding?
The flowers were especially personal because they were all done by my mother, who is a florist. We had her put little charms in each of the groomsmen boutonnieres that represented their personalities. The ring bearers had Lego men in theirs. I also designed and printed the programs and menus myself, just a little piece of my graphic design background. The custom individual cake stands and custom wooden place settings were made by my grandfather and I lettered them individually for all 200-guests. Our cake topper was actually two wooden letters, A & E, made by the Wampanoag Indians, which we purchased from a special store on Martha’s Vineyard on a trip there during our engagement. We also added two, small fondant figures of a Michigan State Spartan and a Duke Blue Devil representing our favorite teams. Our tables were named for places we had been to together. We marked each of them with a framed photo of us at that place.
5) If you could give one piece advice for future couples planning their wedding, what would that be?
Really take time to enjoy the day and get things done ahead of time!! We did a lot of the little touches ourselves, and when we finished we stored them in Rubbermaid tubs labeled until we needed them. It was so much easier to set up the day before and a lot less stressful knowing things were done so far in advance.
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At WedPics, we not only love helping you capture every moment of your wedding events, but we also love bringing you ideas on how to add some pizzazz to your pictures. We really love these creative ideas and we hope they will inspire you!
Banners and signs are a great way to create unique and personalized photos! Include a heartfelt, customized message to create the perfect photo for your Save The Date or Thank You Cards. You can purchase banners and signs or get your DIY on.
Pick your favorite balloon shapes, sizes, and colors to coordinate with your wedding theme. Create a balloon bouquet or hold a single balloon. Decorate them with tassels and streamers. Give your flower girls balloons as a fun alternative to flowers. Let your bridal party or guests hold balloons for a fantastic photo op. Then, give your youngest guests a thrill by sending the balloons home with them as wedding favors.
Photo props are super fun and an entertaining way to get your guests engaged in the photo action! Go incognito by donning a hat or stylish frames or experiment with faux-facial hair and bright red lips!
Flirt with the camera using a parasol or umbrella. Hide behind one with your sweetheart, have your wedding party use them, or even hang them from the ceiling of your venue. They come in a multitude of styles, materials, and colors. They look lovely in lace and ruffles. We also adore the birdcage and pagoda style umbrellas. Rent or purchase vintage or new ones for your special day.