Timeless Summer Garden Wedding: Carmen & Seth

 

When we think about Carmen and Seth’s wedding, we think of the stunning reception that took our breath away.  Talk about wedding reception goals!  There were so many pretty details that went into planning.  Imagine soft draping, sparkling cafe lighting, impressive floral chandeliers, a soft color palette and lush greenery.  A rain plan was called the day before, but they were able to have a gorgeous outdoor ceremony.  Then, the sky fell out with an unexpected monsoon during the covered, outdoor reception. They were so happy to be married and all that mattered was that they were together.   They didn’t let the rain ruin the reception, instead they embraced it and danced the night away with family and friends. If it’s true what they say about rain being good luck on your wedding day, that means Carmen and Seth will have a lifetime of luck!

 

How did you meet?

Timing is everything!  We met through mutual friends in college but a few years later we would run into each other in Tuscaloosa at every football game and tailgate cheering on the Tide!  We were friends for a long time before I finally gave in and agreed to go on a date with him. That night he took me to the house he was renovating and said he could see himself marrying me and living there.  I thought he was insane, but I kissed him anyway!  I went from not even wanting to go on a date, to being smitten, and now that house is our beautiful home together.

How did he propose?

Seth told me we were going to Colorado for Spring Break to visit friends and take me skiing for the first time.  Two days before the flight I sprained my ankle.  I was on crutches and Seth pushed me in a wheelchair through the airport.  Little did I know, Seth had bigger plans for the trip and was frantically trying to figure out how he was going to propose to me on crutches.  I didn’t get to ski or snowboard.  After two days, lots of ice packs and a lot of help from Seth, I hobbled without crutches to a beautiful lookout point overlooking the frozen Lake Dillion.  As we walked to the overlook, snow began falling and when I least expected it, he was on one knee!  On March 12, 2017 we agreed on forever at Sapphire Point overlooking Lake Dillion in Breckenridge, Colorado.

What advice would you give brides and grooms that are planning a wedding?

Hire a wedding planner before you do anything else!  My planner Becky (Becky’s Brides) was incredible.  I would have been a complete mess without her.  Also, just enjoy the whole process. It’s easy to get lost in the stress during planning and even on the day of.  You know, so what if a monsoon comes and soaks your wedding updo and your guests and the power goes out…keep on laughing and dancing the night away with your soul mate!

 

Carmen and Seth, thank you for letting us be a part of your wedding day.  We enjoyed being a part of your gorgeous day and wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!

 

The Vendor Team:

Photographer: Eric & Jamie Photography | Wedding Planner: Becky’s Brides | Venue: Aldridge Gardens | Bridal Gown: Heidi Elnora | Bridesmaids Gowns: Bella Bridesmaids | Cake: Magic Muffins | Donuts: The Heavenly Donut Company | Caterer: Savoie | Lighting & Draping: On-Site Productions | Furniture/ Accessory Rentals: 12th Table, Prophouse, Black Walnut Designs, Event Rentals Unlimited | Florals: Vera Flora Designs | Groom’s Attire: Jos A Bank, The Tie Bar | Hair & Makeup Artist: Emily Summerville | Stationary: Empress Stationery | Linens: BBJ Linens | Music: Tacklebox Band | Videographer: Marry Tales 

 

 

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