Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Our Wedding.

Planning a wedding can be quite the task.  I've gotten a lot of questions about who we worked with and I'm more than happy to share some details on some of my favorite vendors from our special day.  It took a lot of research and interviewing to find the right match, so I thought I'd give some bride-to-be's a sneak peak on what worked so well for us!  Remember to enjoy the ride and never forget what the day is all about - the bond of marriage between you and your future husband.  Marriage is such a beautiful blessing - Happy planning :)

Our Venue ~ The Event Center at Blue located in Bethlehem, PA


The food was absolutely amazing at the Blue, especially their signature filet.  We still have friends and family telling us it was the best food they've ever had at a wedding.  We were so pleased with the size available for our wedding reception and felt that our guests had plenty of room (especially on the awesomely large dance floor).  The interior is so beautifully updated and we look forward to celebrating future anniversaries here!

http://www.eventcenteratblue.com






Event Designer ~ Elegance Remembered


Charlotte from Elegance Remembered was an absolute doll to work with.  I was so impressed with her work that I took the time during my crazy wedding day to call her after seeing how she made my vision a reality. I am so thankful for her work!  Having a romantic and elegant setting was one of the most important aspects in planning our wedding.  I wanted to feel like we were in a dream and she made our wishes come true.  From the crystal candelabras, blush and gold details to the mercury glass votives, the ambiance was exactly what we were hoping for.

http://www.eleganceremembered.com









Our Videographer ~ Sweet Start Weddings


Initially, my Husband and I did not consider a videographer. We felt that it wouldn't fit into our budget, but after speaking with other previous brides, I thought we should look into our options.  Sweet Start Weddings was recommended by a friend and I am beyond thankful to have found Alex and Shawn.  They truly captured the love and faith Ryan and I have together.  They live up to their name as the sweetest vendors to work with!  Most importantly, they are extremely talented and creative.  They have the most adorable personal touches throughout the entire process. I think this is the best add on investment we made in preparation for our wedding.  It was worth every penny and more to have these live memories to share with our family and future children.  They even helped us film an exciting announcement that we are expecting in April!




http://sweetstart.us


Check out our wedding feature film here: http://vimeo.com/102377461




Our Photographer ~ Melissa Doak Photography

We interviewed quite a few photographers and as soon as we met with Melissa, we knew she was the one.  We clicked with her immediately.  She was very accommodating with us and proved her talent during our engagement shoot at Longwood Gardens.  On the day of the wedding, I felt as though she was a friend.  She helped me stay calm during moments of anxiousness and made me feel beautiful.  Most importantly, she gave us the most beautiful pictures capturing moments that I didn't even know were happening on our wedding day.  We look forward to working with her in the future!
http://www.melissadoakphotography.com


































Our Florist ~ Tropic-Ardens

I've known Brooke and the Saborsky family since I was a little girl and knew that Tropic-Ardens would be the perfect florist for us.  Brooke was very responsive and created the most beautiful arrangements for our wedding.  Having my Great Grandmother's rosary was such a sentimental and special part of my bouquet and Tropic-Ardens incorporated it perfectly.   We are so happy with how plush and stunning our bouquets turned out!









Makeup ~ Sarah Lamb & Lori Genova

Sarah and Lori are very well known in our area to create beautiful wedding faces!  With backgrounds in Clinique and Chanel, they are loaded with experience and have all of the greatest products to match any skin type or look.  These ladies were so sweet during the entire preparation of the day and our makeup looked flawless all day!




Limo Service ~ J & J Luxury Transportation

We found J & J to be the most recommended and reliable transportation service in the Lehigh Valley.  Our driver was extremely early and very accommodating, even going over our time limit without charge to make an extra stop at our hotel.  The party bus was extremely clean and our limo that picked us up the following morning on the way to the airport was super nice and very timely as well!




I hope you all enjoyed the details of our wedding.  Thank you to all of these great vendors for making our dream a reality! Do you want to hear more?  List comments below if you'd like more details and advice on where to start when planning your wedding and I'll do another post!




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