Saturday, August 13, 2016

Our Wedding Day - Palm Springs, California

Eight months later, maybe it's time for me to post some wedding pictures. We are actually attending a wedding today (as I write this post) which made me really think back on our wedding day and all the preparation, stress, and joys that made the day so special. I cannot believe 8 months has already passed since our big day. Here are just a few of my favorite pictures, but honestly, our photographer (Christine Choi Photography) was so amazing it is impossible to pick favs! You can check out our feature on Style Me Pretty and see more pictures if you'd like.

Sigh, even though planning the wedding was entirely exhausting, looking back at these pictures makes me wish we could go back and do the day all over again. All that planning and attention to detail, Adrian and I both feel like we missed it with all the commotion of the big day. We both wish we could have been guests at our own wedding so we could have truly enjoyed all the little details, but I guess that's just the way it goes.

Here are some of my tips for the soon to be brides:
1) Plan, plan, plan up until the day of. Then, just try to soak up every second because the day will literally fly by.
2) Get a day of planner (at the very least)! I know it may seem like an unnecessary cost but trust me when I say they are worth every penny. While Adrian started out saying "why are we paying someone so much when you're already doing all the work" to "thank goodness we had Laurie, I think she saved us money too!" Our planner/day of coordinator (The Events Department- Laurie Lund) was a life saver from helping negotiate costs to setting up the entire freaking thing. The wedding would have been impossible without her. I honestly do not know how people do it without a day of coordinator because the entire time I was getting my hair and makeup done she was working away at setting up the reception, problem solving, and getting all the vendors in order. Like, how would I have done both?!
3) Pick a few must haves, then work with what you got for the rest. Weddings today have endless options, but it'll cost ya! If you try to pick the perfect everything it will be impossible to stick to a budget. If you don't have one, then girl have at it! 

I'm pretty sure where everything is from is listed in the features but if there is anything you'd like to know feel free to ask!

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