WedPics App Featured Wedding Couple: Courtney & Jake

Congrats to Courtney & Jake, 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!

Photo by Rebecca Fougerousse of Red Fern Photography

Photo by Rebecca Fougerousse of Red Fern Photography

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1) Was WedPics a part of your special day?

We signed up for Wedpics after going to the big southern bridal show in Raleigh.  I used it for my bachelorette party, my bridal shower, rehearsal, the wedding and our honeymoon. I think all the guests really liked it!

Photo by Rebecca Fougerousse of Red Fern Photography

Photo by Wedding Planner Julie Morrissey

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

This is a hard one because there are so many. We walked to the capital from our venue to take pictures and a city of Raleigh firetruck drove by and sounded the horns for us so that was pretty cool!

Photo by Rebecca Fougerousse of Red Fern Photography

Photo by Rebecca Fougerousse of Red Fern Photography

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3) What kind of personal touches did you add to your wedding?

I did a lot of DIY things for my wedding and it was a real labor of love. My theme was kind of a woodsy fall wedding. I did all the paper goods for the wedding including the invitations printed on wood. My maid of honor and I made a photobooth wall for cocktail hour and we had a poloroid camera down there so people could take a real picture home with them. I also did a thumbprint tree guestbook, and created my own seating chart that I put in a homemade birch bark frame. All the flowers were done by my mom who is a florist, and my wedding planner Julie Morrissey and her husband (a landscaper) got me tree stumps to use on my aisle and for the tables. I think I glittered about 50 pickle jars and votive holders for candles and spray painted a ton of frames and decor gold to match my theme. My husband and I made jam for our favors, even picking our own strawberries for it. One of the coolest things we had was a midnight snack from Cookout delivered to our venue. Everyone loved it!

Photo by Rebecca Fougerousse of Red Fern Photography

Photo by Rebecca Fougerousse of Red Fern Photography

Photo by Rebecca Fougerousse of Red Fern Photography

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4) If you could give one piece advice for future couples planning their wedding, what would that be?

If I could give one piece of advice it’s that it’s okay to ask for help. I thought since I was such a DIY bride it wouldn’t be okay to ask for help from bridesmaids or family and that it was my day so I had to do it all. Once I figured out that it was okay to let some jobs go and ask for help it made me a lot more relaxed and it was fun to work on projects with other people. My wedding coordinator was also key in making sure I wasn’t doing everything on my wedding. After the day started I couldn’t even imagine how stressful it would have been to do all of it alone.

Photo by Rebecca Fougerousse of Red Fern Photography

Photo by Rebecca Fougerousse of Red Fern Photography

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

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