ASHLEY WEDS TOM

I can’t have favorites in my life.

I mean I do, my favorite person is my husband, but that’s it. I try to just appreciate everyone for who and what they are. #sappyshit

HOWEVER I adore clients like Tom and Ashley. They were terribly organized, asked enough questions to make me fee like an expert and took just the right amount of my ideas to stroke my ego and make their wedding day easier for me to execute. WITHOUT compromising what they wanted for their wedding and how they wanted to go about making it happen. The perfect blend.

Ashley had a moderate amount of decor, enough that I could manage solo (which is what I prefer) along with diagrams and pictures of what the set up should look like.

Lovely.

And so their wedding day was really a highlight of the two of them. Of their families and friends coming together to celebrate. And it totally shows.

 

6 THINGS WE CAN LEARN FROM TOM + ASHLEY:

  1. You both are getting married, you both should have your opinion heard. Listen like you mean it.

  2. Reusing votives with already burned candles is a great way to save money, just have someone (me) drop in fresh candles when the old ones are burnt out. Save the Earth one mercury votive at a time.

  3. If you are opting for a donut bar (or any dessert set up) please have the bakery set up with their platters. Not to be a d*ck but they will seriously do a better job than any of us can, and they have the appropriate sized platters and stands etc. etc.

  4. Make sure you confirm a room layout with table numbers. Your venue might create one for you but catering and whomever is placing table numbers, those people need it and they need it numbered. Go one step further and list out VIP tables, like immediate family, so those people get served first (or dismissed for the buffet first).

  5. Even if it is chilly, have your ceremony outside as planned. DO IT.

  6. Join your cocktail hour so you can enjoy your guests longer.

 

VIEW THEIR IMAGES:

Ashley and Tom | Mariah Brink Photo | Hyland Hills Wedding | Sixpence MN wedding planner | strappy nude heels for wedding Nine West with stationery
Ashley and Tom | Mariah Brink Photo | Hyland Hills Wedding | Sixpence MN wedding planner | flower girl getting ready flower robe and floral crown Sheraton Bloomington
Ashley and Tom | Mariah Brink Photo | Hyland Hills Wedding | Sixpence MN wedding planner | Normandale Lake wedding pictures
Ashley and Tom | Mariah Brink Photo | Hyland Hills Wedding | Sixpence MN wedding planner | Normandale Lake wedding pictures
Ashley and Tom | Mariah Brink Photo | Hyland Hills Wedding | Sixpence MN wedding planner | bride getting shoes on at Sheraton Bloomington
Ashley and Tom | Mariah Brink Photo | Hyland Hills Wedding | Sixpence MN wedding planner | Normandale Lake wedding pictures
Ashley and Tom | Mariah Brink Photo | Hyland Hills Wedding | Sixpence MN wedding planner | Normandale Lake wedding pictures
Ashley and Tom | Mariah Brink Photo | Hyland Hills Wedding | Sixpence MN wedding planner | Normandale Lake wedding pictures
Ashley and Tom | Mariah Brink Photo | Hyland Hills Wedding | Sixpence MN wedding planner | bride in front of stairs
Ashley and Tom | Mariah Brink Photo | Hyland Hills Wedding | Sixpence MN wedding planner  | Normandale Lake wedding picture
Ashley and Tom | Mariah Brink Photo | Hyland Hills Wedding | Sixpence MN wedding planner | Photo on the stairs | groom in dark navy burgundy and copenhagen shoes
Ashley and Tom | Mariah Brink Photo | Hyland Hills Wedding | Sixpence MN wedding planner | getting into the car photo
Ashley and Tom | Mariah Brink Photo | Hyland Hills Wedding | Sixpence MN wedding planner | flower girls with crowns in white cardigans and tutus
Ashley and Tom | Mariah Brink Photo | Hyland Hills Wedding | Sixpence MN wedding planner | elegant wedding party
Ashley and Tom | Mariah Brink Photo | Hyland Hills Wedding | Sixpence MN wedding planner | first dance
Ashley and Tom | Mariah Brink Photo | Hyland Hills Wedding | Sixpence MN wedding planner | bright bouquet with roses and ranunculus, hypericum berries | The Wild Orchid
Ashley and Tom | Mariah Brink Photo | Hyland Hills Wedding | Sixpence MN wedding planner | Angel Food Bakery donut bar with glass pedestal platters
Ashley and Tom | Mariah Brink Photo | Hyland Hills Wedding | Sixpence MN wedding planner | head table in front of the main windows
Ashley and Tom | Mariah Brink Photo | Hyland Hills Wedding | Sixpence MN wedding planner | dinner kiss at the head table
 

CHECK OUT THEIR VENDORS:

Accommodations // Sheraton Bloomington Hotel | Catering // Marna’s Catering | Ceremony Musician // Josh Hoaby | Day of Coordinating // Sixpence Events & Planning | DJ // Instant Request | Donut Bar // Angel Food Bakery | Flowers // The Wild Orchid | Hair and Makeup // Katherine Molskness and Jonnel Karjala | | Officiant // Affordable I Do’s (Steve) | Photography // Mariah Brink Photography | Rehearsal Dinner // Cowboy Jack’s Bloomington | Rentals // The Seatery | Venue // Hyland Hills Ski Chalet

Prosperity, Love & Happiness,
Josey