I was so honored when Elizabeth of Lizzie Bees asked me to coordinate her wedding at Event 1013. For someone that deals with celebrations on a daily basis, she has seen a lot, and therefore, it means all the more to be a vendor!
Here is the wedding in her perspective:
I’ve always envisioned my wedding day to one filled with lots of laughter. It’s one of the biggest occasions of one’s life, and both Mark and I wanted this joy to be infectious with our guests as well.
As a florist, I am surrounded by some of the most beautiful flowers. I create for clients based on their vision and it felt surreal to design for myself! Personally, I love the garden look with organic shapes and loose leaves. Vibrant, lush colors are something I adore and jewel tones were incorporated to the wedding, from bridesmaids’ dresses to flowers to stationery. I purchased my wedding dress in Kentucky (where I’m from) at the same store my mother bought hers, so that meant a lot.
Having an interactive wedding was important to us, and we knew we wanted to use a large-scale world map as our guestbook. We asked guests to place magnets on places they thought we should visit as a couple, and it was a lot of fun looking back at these areas many felt so strongly about. My favorite moment of the night though had to be our snowball fight. Mark and I aren’t your typical bride and groom, and we wanted to do something different for all involved. It rarely snows in Dallas, so we had snowballs created. Before we walked out into the night, we grabbed snowballs to pelt our guests with, and in turn, the favor was returned by all who attended.
A piece of advice I would impart to other brides-to-be is to get a coordinator! I cannot stress that enough. It was by far the best decision I made that made life so much easier.
WHAT IS YOUR PROPOSAL STORY?
Mark proposed at the Ft. Worth Petroleum Club. After our lovely dinner is when he popped the question. Without a hesitation I said yes.
WHAT WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT TO THE TWO OF YOU WHILE PLANNING? WAS THERE ANYTHING THAT YOU CHOSE TO SPLURGE ON OR SKIP?
The flowers ( of course with me being a florist) and the food! We had wagyu steak brought in from a local company called Local Yocal and all the rest of the catering was from another amazing company Low Country Quisine.
WHAT WERE YOUR FAVORITE PARTS OF THE DAY?
Mark and my Grandma set up a surprise of Waterford crystal champagne flutes as a gift during the toast. I rarely have surprises but this was a great one and the meaning behind them was perfect for they day!
TELL US ABOUT YOUR WEDDING FLOWERS.
My team did an amazing job. We had a moss wall with a custom monogram in the middle. My mom got to make my bouquet which was very special in itself. With the venue we were able to hang pendants of flowers from the ceiling and have some low tables filled with beautiful garlands.
WHAT DID YOU DO FOR FAVORS?
For the escort card we did little vases with flowers that guests got to take home.
DID YOU INCLUDE ANY FAMILY HEIRLOOMS OR SPECIAL TRADITIONS?
I did a rosary on my bouquet that my grandmother let me borrow on the day of the wedding.
DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR COUPLES PLANNING THEIR WEDDINGS NOW?
Don’t wait until the last minute to plan/order what you are needing for you wedding. Also hire a wedding planner!! Sarah was amazing and couldn’t have don’t the wedding without her!
For more ideas and inspiration for winter weddings, check out the other celebrations below!