WedPics Featured Couple: Courtney & Steve

Hear from newlyweds Courtney & Steve on their wedding planning journey, their experience using WedPics app and their advice on putting together the perfect wedding!

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

My favorite moment from my wedding is difficult to choose, because the entire day was amazing. There was one moment in time that could not have been planned, but was extremely memorable. Half way through the reception, when everyone was on the dance floor and enjoying the party, my husband grabbed my hand and led me to the upstairs mezzanine. The mezzanine overlooked the entire dance floor and we stood at the railing and took in the entire night. We were able to see all of our guests enjoying themselves and we were able to steal a moment just for ourselves. He pulled me in and kissed me and then wrapped his arm around me as we looked on.  Up there we had our own private dance floor and started to dance together as the music played. It was definitely an amazing moment.

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

My husband and I got engaged at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California (well before Kim and Kanye did it). We are huge Giants fans and one of our first dates was to a Giants game. Three years after our date to the stadium, he purchased a commemorative brick for the 2010 World Series win. Little did I know that he purchased the brick, so when we arrived for the game on opening weekend after the brick was laid, he proposed. He walked me to the location of the brick and pointed it out. I stopped to read it and saw “real love stories never have endings. Marry me Courtney” of course I said “YES!” Because we got engaged at the Giants stadium, I incorporated Giants related touches throughout our wedding. Our save the dates mimicked baseball tickets in the Giants colors of orange and black. On our wedding day, our ring bearer carried a Giants bear wearing the replica World Series rings. Our sign in table included our replica brick and photos from our engagement and the table markers were bricks with some of our favorite Giants players names and numbers. It was special for us to have these little touches that completely represent who we are as a couple laced throughout our engagement and wedding.

 Another personal touch we added was folding 1,000 origami cranes. In the Asian culture, the cranes represent good luck. Not only did I like how pretty they were to have them scattered throughout the reception, I also love what they represent. After the wedding, we included a crane in each thank you letter we sent out and we also made a branch with the extra cranes hanging off of it to hang on our wall. The branch gives us a reminder of our wedding and vows and also continues to bless us with good luck.
One of the most time consuming personal touches was my shoes. Because I wanted shoes that sparkled and there was no way I could afford the sparkly Jimmy Choo’s or Christian Loubotin’s, I made my own. The shoes were covered in thousands of Swarovski crystals all placed one-by-one by me. The detailed project was well worth it, because I love my shoes!

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3) Did you use WedPics for your wedding?  If so,  tell us a little bit about why you chose to use Wedpics and how did it work out for you?

Of course I used WedPics for our wedding! When I came across the app, I felt like it was user friendly and a great way to keep all the photos from such a special day in one spot. It was important to me to try and avoid the use of social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter by my guests. I wanted to avoid having pictures of the big day posted all over these sites for potentially hundreds of people to see before I had a chance to enjoy them. By using WedPics, I knew that only my guests would have access to the app and the pictures wouldn’t be floating out there in the social media world without my knowledge. I loved how user-friendly WedPics was and of course the fact that it was FREE! It was also nice to have the printable cards to hand out to our guests. I still go onto the app periodically to reminisce about the special day.

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

The one piece of advice I could give is that there is never enough time to plan! If you plan on being a DIY bride, like myself, start now! I had a 14 month engagement and put some projects off for a while because I felt like it was “too early” to work on them. If you find an idea that you are in love with, start the project right away, otherwise projects will pile up and it will stress you out. DIY is tons of fun and there are a million ideas out there, so find a theme and stick to it and don’t hesitate to ask for help.

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

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