Tell us about finding your wedding dress. I was living in Minneapolis at the time and my mom and sister made a special trip to come up and visit from Texas to go wedding dress shopping. We had a few appointments made but I had no intention of actually finding my wedding dress. We just wanted to start looking, so I could get an idea of what I wanted. The first shop we went to was a quaint wedding boutique in St. Paul called the Wedding Shoppe. We had our own special attendant who helped find dresses in the style I thought I wanted. After searching through hundreds of dresses I quickly narrowed down my first dresses. The first dress I tried on was my personality in a dress and I could not take it off. My mom and sister were convinced I loved it so much because it was the magic of putting on my first wedding gown. They persuaded me to keep looking. After I tried on that first dress, I compared every single dress I wore that day to it. Four bridal shops and a day later, we collectively decided to buy that intial dress from the Wedding Shoppe. It happened to be a trunk show that weekend and we were able to get a great deal!
Describe your wedding flowers and the colors you chose….and why. My wedding flowers were pink, white, off white and green.
What were your favorite details? The center pieces because Josh, his mom and his great aunt chopped all the wooden pieces we used. Also our guest book bench that Josh built and I helped paint. I loved the mistletoe in the center of the dance floor…tis the season! Our cake topper was another special detail because it was used at my mom and dad’s wedding.
What part of your wedding was DIY? Our Save the Dates, invitations, programs, center pieces, guest book bench, attendant gifts, grooms cake
Did you have any traditions or special events that were a part of your wedding? Wedding Cake Pull for the bridesmaid, Aggie War Hymn, Second Line,
Did you decide to do a “first look”? Why or why not? No, Josh’s face as I walked down the aisle was one I will never forget.
What was the most memorable moment of your wedding day? Our first dance because we worked on a special routine to set the tone for a fun night nobody would forget!
What song did you choose for the first dance? Was it meaningful or just a favorite? “Everything” by Michael Buble. It is upbeat, fun and flirty!
What was the funniest moment of your wedding day? Our friends surprising us with the Johnny Manziel Heisman Cups
What do you look forward to the most about marriage? Waking up beside my best friend every day
Venue: St. Peters Catholic Church
Cake: Bums Catering
Caterer: Karen Brickey
Flowers: An Empty Vase
Wedding Coordinator: Jodi Priestmeyer
Bride’s Dress: Wedding Shoppe
STD, Invitations, Programs: Jodi Priestmeyer