WedPics App Featured Wedding Couple: Ashley & Eric

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!

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1) Was WedPics a part of your special day?

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!

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2) If you could choose just one, what was your favorite moment from the wedding weekend?

Seeing my future husband Eric for the first time during our first look.  He turned around and his eyes just lit up when he saw me.  I couldn’t have asked for a better moment.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

Congrats Ashley & Eric!  If you were recently married and would like to be featured on our blog, email us at blog@wedpics.com!

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