Planning your wedding can be overwhelming and even tricky at times. So many decisions to make and so many options available. But don’t worry. We have advice for you. This couple who has been there and done that. Introducing, Sarah-Ann and Alfie. They share their wedding and their wedding planning advice.
How do you pick the date? Do you choose the day you went on your first date? How about a lucky number combination like 2-22-22 or your favorite holiday. Sarah-Ann and Alfie chose the day they first met and their favorite holiday – October 31st. Sarah-Ann says, “We wanted our Hallowedding to feel like a fun and spooky Halloween party and our coordinator, of Costal Coordinating, and her team definitely helped to make that idea come to life!”
To play to the theme, floral arrangements were created in Halloween colors. In the same vein, orange linens added a bright pop of color. Similarly, the bridesmaids wore juniper green dresses. Green also happens to be the groom’s favorite color. Meanwhile the groom and groomsmen wore navy suits. As a result, the suits became the running gag. Due to the fact that several of the groom’s closest friends were married in the suits they wore to the wedding. Sarah-Ann wore a traditional white wedding dress.
Planning your wedding should actually start with the wedding venue. Even though Central Florida alone has over 400 venues, many of the most popular locations sell out of weekend dates. Therefore, be sure you have a signed contract with your venue securing your date before you send out your save the dates.
Alfie and Sarah-Ann chose The Treasury on The Plaza in St. Augustine, FL. This happy couple chose their venue mainly based off of how beautiful the vault and cathedral ballroom are. To make a special moment for the couple, the coordinator brought them into the reception area prior to guest arrival. Sarah-Ann said, “It was amazing to see our ideas come to life and it looked better than we imagined.” Likewise, they created a special moment for their guests by coming out of the hidden vault instead of through the main entrance.
Add your personal details to your wedding. Make it special and memorable for you and your guests. For instance, this couple asked their couples to attend in costume in celebration of the theme. They wanted to have a fun and spooky wedding rather than the traditional style. In addition, the bridesmaids are the sisters of the bride and the maid of honor is the bride’s best friend since high school. In the same vein, the groomsmen are all old college roommates.
This couple has 6 pieces of wedding planning advice:
Venue: Treasury on The Plaza
Planner: Coastal Coordinating
DJ: Y? Entertainment
Hair: Mane Event Hair Artistry
Makeup: Beauty by Ashley
Catering: EFS Catering
Photography: Kristen Marie Photography
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