From Corina, the bride:
Scott and I met, went on our first date and became an official couple all within a couple of weeks. We fell in love line dancing in the biggest honky tonk in Texas. He keeps me grounded, I make him laugh. We truly are better together.
The inspiration for our wedding started with a single antique mason jar. Scott and I were in Westport, WA, on one of our many adventures and I found a beautiful Ball aqua colored mason jar. We traveled from Westport all the way down the Peninsula antiquing and collecting these mason jars. We had our center piece vases and I decided that was the only color I really needed. I wanted an elegant and unfussy wedding. I stuck to soft flowers, succulents and warm blues. I did, however, decide I needed a little something extra that expressed my personality…so I went with very bright flowers for my bouquet and for the bridal party!
I could probably write a short novel on all our various DIY projects. The two biggest projects were the centerpiece arrangements and the guest favors. We ordered flowers in bulk, ran all over town searching for a String of Pearls succulent plant and spent the entire afternoon of the rehearsal cutting and arranging. My amazing bridal party helped me repot each succulent for the guests while my older sister wrote the names on each chalkboard pick. The conversations and memories made during these moments were priceless. A very special project I took on late in the planning was a remembrance table. My grandmother passed away the Saturday prior to our wedding. I wanted to honor her and allow her and my grandfather to be present on our big day. We had their wedding photo, along with our parents’ and other grandparents’ wedding photos arranged on a table in the barn.
One of the moments that will forever stay with me was one I wasn’t even present for! I had started a journal for Scott when we got engaged. I gave it to him on our wedding day. The photos captured of his reaction still make me tear up.
Scott and I agree that our favorite shared moment was when we found ourselves alone in the barn towards the end of the reception. We shared a few quiet minutes in the barn surrounded by the wedding photos of our parents and grandparents. We looked at the Polaroids of our guests, read a few notes left in our guestbook and realized…we’re married! !
Advice to future brides: Let go! You can’t control every little detail. Events may not go exactly as planned. The memories are in the imperfections-your sister dropping the ring in the grass, forgetting your thank you speech and your new husband stepping in to save the day. Those are the moments that will make you smile.
Our wedding party walked down the aisle to Dave Matthews Band- Satellite (Instrumental). I walked down the aisle to one of our favorite songs, I Want to Hold Your Hand from the film Across the Universe. Our recessional song was Dave Matthews Band- You and Me. My Father-Daughter dance was Rod Stewart- Have I told You Lately.
Our first dance song was Tim McGraw- My Best Friend. We had a choreographed first dance to Michael Buble- Everything. We had worked really hard on the steps and I was super excited to surprise our families. The night before our wedding, Scott confessed he was so nervous just thinking about the dance and the steps he had to remember. I wanted him to enjoy our wedding day as much as possible, so I let this one go. I said surprise me- you pick the song. We can even dance high school prom style…which is exactly what we did.
Coordinator: Bri Augusto | Venue: 3 Oaks Vineyard in Clovis, California | Catering: Chacon’s Catering | Florist & Cake: Sweet Dreams in Oakhurst, California | Entertainment: Good Times Entertainment | Hair/Make-up: Jamie Corona | Gown Designer: Mikaella | Men’s Formalwear: Vera Wang