Friday, September 19, 2014

Winter Wonderland Wedding

I've known Larissa for quite a while and the second I found out her and Jeff were getting married, I couldn't wait to help! Sometimes brides don't really have a "dream" in their head of their wedding day and Larissa was totally like that. She is very laid back and okay with pretty much anything. It even took convincing to get her to have a bachelorette party! So, I knew that helping her plan would be a lot of work, but I was SO excited she asked me to help. The wedding was really beautiful and very special, these two are truly made for each other. I couldn't have been happier to be a part of her special day. And now I get to blog about it!


When and where did you get married?
Feb 15, 2014 Creeksbend Golf Course, New Prague

 Where did you get your dress/veil/shoes? 
Bride To Be Consignment

Where did you get the tuxes? Bridesmaid dress? 
Men's Wearhouse & Bridesmaid at Bride To Be

Which Florist did you use? 
A friend of my mother-in-law did our flowers

 Who was your photographer?  

What was one thing you couldn't live without on your big day? 
All of our friends and family!

What is your favorite memory from your day? 
The feeling after "you may now kiss your bride" and turning to face the crowd and seeing everyone, and then dancing down the isle to Barry Louis Polisar, "All I want is you". Definitely one of the happiest moments in my life!

Who helped you with planning? 
Amanda Daniels. She did a great job!  

What's one advice you'd give to other brides planning their wedding? 
It's your day and there are no rules. You can do anything you want. Cake or no cake, fancy dinner or backyard caterer. Do what fits you both. Also, we highly recommend videotaping your wedding! We both cried watching it the next day. It was amazing!

If you could have done one thing differently on your wedding day what would you do?
I have a fear of microphones so I didn't say anything at speech time. I wish I would have. Oh and I wish I didn't take my flowers outside for pictures, it was cold out and they ended up turning brown and wilting when we came back inside.

What are some things you did to save money on your wedding? 
I bought a lot of stuff at Bride To Be Consignment and then sold them back after the wedding. We didn't do a groom's dinner and just having a winter wedding saved us a ton of money. The room was only a dollar to rent!  I also had a friend do my hair and makeup.


  1. I love winter weddings! I think they're so pretty.

    I can't wait to hear about what your planning for your own! :)

  2. I think that the long Bridal Dresses would be good for a winter wedding outdoors. However I am not a fan of the long dresses. lol