Today’s wedding has it all – vibrant colours, beautiful setting and wonderful couple. Kat and Zach tied the knot on THE date to get married last year – 10.10.10. Zach had popped the question exactly a year before. This meant and October wedding, bang in the middle of pumpkin season. Oh and mountains of fabulous DIY projects. Bride Kat shares the details with us today. Feast your eyes…
A visit to Sedona inspired the fresh Pumpkin and Turquoise theme.
[box] “When we are in Sedona at Red Rock Crossing looking up at Cathedral Rock, it was there that I got the inspiration of turquoise and pumpkin orange. The red rocks there are so vibrant and amazing and the Arizona sky is so big, beautiful and blue. We had a lot of travelers from California, Nevada, New York and Maryland that had never seen anything quite like it so the vibrant colors (especially turquoise) were really important in our planning.” [/box]
Almost the entire wedding was DIY. Kat made the Save the Dates and Invitations which she drew by hand and then scanned in. She made the beautiful on-theme cupcake display. She put together the gorgeous pumpkin centerpieces, and candle decor, made the guest book, bouquets, did her own make up and even hemmed the guys’ pants up. And as if that wasn’t enough, Kat wrote the ceremony herself.
The couple really wanted the wedding to represent them as a couple, which is the essence of The Quirk Factor. They’d met the first day of college, at Freshman orientation in 2004 and have been together since.
[box]“We’d had a long 6 year journey together that we wanted to share with our guests. So I guess my favorite element was that our wedding was an entire representation of us as a couple instead of something that we liked/collected/ or shared in common. My most outstanding memory of the wedding day was probably sitting down at our table together.” [/box]
[box]” I remember sitting down next to my new husband and just being happy that we were together…surrounded by all our friends and family. It was nice.” [/box]
Kat has this advice for those currently planning their weddings:
[box] 1 Really focus on staying true to yourself. Planning a wedding is so exciting and it can get really out of hand quickly. Expenses add up, you let people’s opinions get in the way. You will end up spending too much money on something that doesn’t represent you, or you as a couple. It’s your day, do EVERYTHING you wanna do.
2) Pick a time to just STOP. I’m a pretty big control freak so I had already worked out plan B, C, D – Z in case ANYTHING went wrong. But…stuff went wrong. I decided from the get-go that exactly 48 hours before the wedding, I would just stop. Anything that wasn’t done, wasn’t done; anything that wasn’t right, wasn’t right. Oh well.
I left everything go and it went so well. Everyone complimented me on what a calm bride I was… weirdly calm I guess. No one knew anything was wrong… No one even noticed that I was 40 minutes late to the ceremony [/box]
I can relate to the Plans D-Z! I think this is great advice, in fact I’m going to tell my bridesmaids to remind me of this 48 hours before my own big day. Good plan, Kat!
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