Real Wedding Wednesday

JULY 18, 2015


These two love birds just celebrated their anniversary a few weeks ago. So what better way to honor their love by showcasing the most beautiful wedding in all the land on this month's "RWW". Laura and Phil are both in the creative industry and it shows! This is one of our favorites. I think you'll see why...

First Dance Song?
"Baby" by Donnie and Joe Emerson

What was the most memorable moment of your day?
Our first look was immensely special and will stay with me forever, but our second line parade is a close second. Having just said our vows and had our first kiss as husband and wife, the parade was perfect to match that level of happiness.

Any advice for future bride/grooms?
You'll hear this again and again but it's true: the day goes by so very quickly, take a moment to take in your day! During the reception, I intentionally looked around and made a mental note of everything and I am so happy I did, it's a memory that will stay with me and it makes me feel so grateful for the day we had.

Funniest memory from your wedding day?
 Not FUNNIEST, but FUNNEST, or MOST FUN? Both Dads joining in with the band! Phil's dad and my dad are both musicians in their own right so it was pretty awesome and surreal when both dads each performed a song with our wedding band.

If you could do it all over, would you change anything?
Not a thing, it was a perfect day.

Where did you find inspiration during planning?
 Wedding blogs, Pinterest, and my own experience working in the wedding industry.

Favorite part of the planning process?
Having a real good reason to buy ALL OF THE THINGS on Etsy. For months before my wedding, it was like Christmas every day with all the vintage decor I was purchasing. I really enjoyed a lot of the planning process and it was super rewarding to see our vision for the wedding unfold.

What was your favorite part about Takk House?
Every room is just so lovely and it was great that everything was right there under one roof, preparing for the day in those beautiful bright rooms, knowing my soon to be husband was close by, watching the reception room be set up from the balcony just added to all the excitement and anticipation for the day ahead.

What was the most difficult decision when planning your wedding?
Weddings are one of the most important days in your life and there are many huge decisions to make during the planning process. I wouldn't say the decisions were difficult, but we knew we had to go with our gut when selecting our vendors. There's a lot of people that have to come together to help make a wedding happen and I'm so happy we made the choices we did, it truly made our wedding day what is was.