WedPics Featured Couple: Lisa & Jim

Hear from newlyweds Lisa & Jim on their wedding planning journey, their thoughts on traditions and their advice on putting together the perfect wedding!

Photos by  Gabriela Bucero Photography

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

Choosing just one moment of my wedding weekend truely is difficult! However, I would have to say one of the most special moments was after we were announced as Mr and Mrs and walked down the isle, we reentered through doors in front of the church and greeted each row of our guests to excuse them from the church pews. We felt this was a way for us to thank each guest individually for coming and to spend a moment each of them as some of our guests weren’t coming to the reception. It also made the recieving line go faster and less wait time for those standing.

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2) What wedding traditions did you incorporate into your wedding and which ones did you intentionally leave out?

My husband and I agreed on both including traditions and excluding certain traditions. During the wedding ceremony itself. I wore a traditional vail however I did not want to/didn’t wear it over my face. We had the traditional church wedding where my father gave me away to my husband in a Baptist service. At the wedding reception we did not do a garder toss. It didn’t fit our styles do to this in front of our families. And we found that with both of us being in our 30’s (he in his later 30’s) we found this tradition to be less tactful. We gave each other wedding gifts before the wedding ceremony began.

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

My style of decore at home is very rustic in nature and my husband loves International Harvester Tractors. We were able incorporate both in our wedding. I was able to use many natural elements throughout the day, including decorations with pinecones, peices of wood for our cake displays, recycled aluminumn food cans (that we cleaned and decorated) for decorations. And  I surprised my husband with an International Harvester Tractor ice sculpture from a local vendor.

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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 to any future bride and grooms I would encourage them to slow down, take in every moment and make sure you have a professional photographer and friends taking snapshots throughout the day for you. My sister married a few years back and hired a family friend to take her wedding photos, unfortunatly not a single picture turned out of her day. She however relied heavily on guest pictures. Using Webpics is an excellent idea. I would also encourage you to hire someone with professionl equipment that has experience. I got married only a bit over a month ago but I frequently look at our pictures and am so happy we had a professional photogrpher!

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

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