Q&A with the Bride and Groom:
Tell us about your wedding! What was the inspiration behind your day? Did you have a specific theme, style or color palette? Did you incorporate any cultural or religious traditions in any part of your day?
We knew right from the start that we wanted a fall rustic wedding. The colors we chose were fall theme - my favorite, burgundy, purple shades, light pink/mauve and cream. We both pictured our wedding being in a traditional red barn with a view of the beautiful mountains. We wanted our ceremony to be outside surrounded by nature - short and sweet so we can start the party right away! It was perfect - it was officiated by Joshua's father, we said our personal vows to each other, had an exchange of rings and we were married!
Let's talk wedding decor. How did you decorate your space for the ceremony and the reception? Was any part of the decor DIY?
Our wedding decor was simple. Almost every part of it was DIY. We wanted the main decor to be the flowers but did add some personal touches. We had some signs written in gold font around the barn. They consisted of a welcome sign, wedding hashtag sign, guest book sign and gifts sign. Our guest book is a couple of planks of wood put together that have metallic flowers popping out of it along with painted horns. Guests signed their names on the wood. This is a beautiful piece that we have hanging in our home! Our table charts with guests names were written on black chalkboard pieces - one for each table - and these hung around the walls of the barn. All flowers on each table were on a wood stand, as well as the beautiful cake!
Let's talk fashion. How did you both choose your wedding day look? Describe the looks in detail.
I knew I wanted a bohemian style dress, that was not extravagant, shiny or poofy. I did a general search for bohemian wedding dresses and I came across Allure - Wilderly Bride line. I saw they carried it just about two hours north of me, in Newton, CT. I made an appointment right away and the first dress I saw on the mannequin was the one I chose! I loved it right away and it was the first dress I tried, and I tried many more after that and even went to another store, but my mind stayed with that dress. It was light weight which was very important to me as I wanted to be comfortable and wanted to keep that dress on all night. It had some beautiful flower shapes on the neck line and the sleeves were so nice and different from all other dresses I saw. It was simply me!Josh always said he wanted grey suits. He wanted to wear brown shoes and also wanted to be as comfortable as possible. He wanted to match me. That's pretty much what he based his look on! Haha
Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you'd like to share with other couples planning their day?
Wedding planning was so fun for me! But for Josh, it was hard for him to get into the planning. Everyone says you should share responsibilities and do it together, but I don't think there is anything wrong with letting one person take the reigns if they enjoy it more than the other. Always keep each other in the loop but it just works easier this way - especially applies if you are long distance and communication isn't as easy as face to face! You don't want your precious FaceTime hour to be consumed in arguing back and forth about wedding ideas. I planned the wedding from New York and didn't move to Colorado until 2 weeks before our wedding. It doesn't seem to make sense considering Josh was living in Colorado, but for us it worked better this way. Josh will always say I did everything and he just showed up, but he really helped keep me grounded throughout the process. I would get stressed over things like if I didn't get a response from a vendor in 24 hours, but he always reassured me and helped me feel like everything was going to work out. In the end, he was right! Everything was even better than I thought it would be and made the wedding process journey with all it's highs and lows worth it!