Aspen & Manny | June 7, 2014
From the bride: Our wedding was very elegant and upbeat with a light pink, silver, and white color palette. Manny and I created and designed everything ourselves.
The ceremony was very sweet, short and simple. Our Yorkie was the ring bearer with a tuxedo, which was adorable. My cousin married us and we signed our marriage certificate as part of our ceremony, which I think is a great idea so you do it all together.
My favorite part and the highlight of our wedding was a baby deer that showed up to enjoy the day with all of our guests! I lost my dad in December 2013 unexpectedly, which of course was so heartbreaking that he physically couldn’t be at the wedding. I was talking with our family and the deer walked up to me. When I looked at the deer he had the bluest eyes, which reminded me of my father. I knelt down and stuck my hand out to the deer. I had my dog Alvin in my hand and the deer just stared at both of us wagging his tail. I have never seen a deer be so docile and loving.
During the toasts, this beautiful deer comes strolling into our tent walking inside checking everything out. Throughout the night the deer mingled with everyone and almost every guest got to pet the deer. A couple days after the wedding I found out that the deer was not a pet of Fox Fire Farms, in fact no one had seen the deer until our wedding day and it hadn’t left since.
My Advice: You have to do it all together. It will mean so much more in the end! I would definitely recommend a band and DJ at wedding. Gives the reception great flavor!
Aspen’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer: Allison Ragsdale Photography. She is the best and such a joy to work with.
Caterer: Hot Tomatoes. OMG yummy!!! Anything you want they can make it. Great advice on what works well taste and presentation wise. Ken and Robin are a joy to work with. All of our guests loved the food.
Band: Hello Doll Face. They were a huge highlight to our wedding.
Wedding Gown & Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal. Lots of options and you can customize what you want. Also if you have your wedding party in different states they can just go to their local store. Makes life easier!
Hair Stylist: Heather Chapman! There is no one else like her in the area. She has an eye for what looks good!
Men’s Wear: The guys bought suits at JC Penney for about the same cost of renting and now they own them for future use.
Florist: Igncaio Floral.