After a brief hiatus fraught with technical difficulties, I am happy to be back and bringing you this beautiful wedding today, courtesy of the incredible Ashley Rose Photography!
You may recognize Krystle and Josh from their fun beach ball engagement session that I featured a few months back! Their wedding was equally awesome, and Krystle was kind enough to share a bit about the day with us:
All my emotions hit me when we arrived at the venue. I arrived in the limo with my mom, my mother in law, all my bridesmaids, and our flower girl. As soon as we drove up I saw the twinkling lights above the dance floor that I had always dreamed of. Tables were being set up and I could see all the hard-DIY-work had paid off. I couldn’t wait to see the completed project. We were all dressed and ready to go, with boots on, makeup done, hair curled, jewelry shinning, except for my dress. I waited to put my dress on at the venue. As my bridesmaids carefully carried my dress into the barn where I was to finish up getting ready, I caught my first glimpse of my handsome husband to be. He, his groomsmen and our ring bearer were all dressed up and ready to go, looking stunning! Their backs were to us as they were getting photographed, and tears filled my eyes. I could only imagine the smile on Josh’s face as he could hear all us girls Ooooing and Ahhhing over how good they looked. That emotion was topped off by putting my dress on and looking in the mirror knowing I was ready to have our First Look and to marry the man of my dreams.
Some advice from Krystle:
Find your dress, be in love with your dress and stop looking at other dresses. There are so many gorgeous dresses out there that it can get confusing. Have a day of coordinator. They can be pricey so if you can’t afford the whole design part, at least do day of coordination. The Jesi Haack team was so awesome, I did not have to worry about one thing throughout the entire day. They kept everything moving right along and Josh and I got to enjoy every moment of our special day. Most importantly, the best piece of advice I got was to enjoy the day by taking it all in. Embrace it. Look at everything. Josh and I walked around together and looked at all our tables, looked at the guest book table, smelled the flowers, and admired the hard work that was put in to this beautiful celebration of our love. Because we did so many DIY projects, it was very important for us to see them in action. Enjoy the quick yet special moments that you have with your guests. Look in to peoples eyes and tell them you appreciate them being there. People are genuinely excited for you as a couple, not to mention so incredibly generous and you will be glad that you got to say Thank You. Finally, throughout the whole planning process and the entire day remember what the celebration is all about. It is about the bride and groom and the love that you promise to each other for the rest of your lives.
Photographer: Ashley Rose Photography
Venue: Red Horse Barn
Coordination + Design: Jesi Haack Design in collaboration with bride’s sister, Lindsey
Florist: Glowhite Florist
Paperie: Chocolate Butter Bean
Catering: Stone Fire Grill + Huntington Catering
Bride’s Dress: Marisa from The Wedding Day
Bride’s Shoes: Lucchese Cowboy Boots
Bride’s Hair Pieces + Clutch: By the bride’s sister, Lindsey
DJ: Sterling DJ
Cake: Twinfully Sweet
Videographer: Kroh Media