Thursday, July 19, 2012

Sara & Patrick

Not a bad way to spend a Friday afternoon... hanging out with these two love birds on a beautiful summer day. The flowers amazing! The colors amazing! Lake Windsor... always amazing! And Sara and Patrick so excited for their wedding day to have finally arrived. Courtney, Matt and I were so honored to have been a part of it all. Much love you two!

All you have to do is look at the photos to see what an incredible planner Sara was... the wedding colors were highlighted in every element down to her shoes and signature wedding drinks!

Sara you are gorgeous!!

The sky was such a beautiful blue that day....


What was the most memorable part of your day?

Sara - The vows, when the pastor pronounced us husband and wife, all of our wedding party laughing and having fun on the party bus - taking jell-o shots from syringes (a nod to my nursing career!), our first dance, our last dance (everyone hugged us and we danced as a whole group).

Pat - The whole wedding was memorable.

What is your funniest memory from your wedding day?

Sara - I forgot my bra in our car, which was at the hotel, and Pat's uncle had to bring it to me! Also, when we went to practice our first dance outside, we looked up and all of the kids were looking out the windows clapping and giving us the thumbs up.

Pat - Vitali, my friend and one of the ushers in the wedding party, was trying to dance and get a date with one of Sara's nursing friends - he didn't realize she was married.

Any advice you'd share for future couples getting married?

Sara - About planning the wedding itself - yes it is stressful, but totally worth it in the end. Know what you like and don't be afraid to speak up about it to get what you want. Great vendors are the key to a worry free day!! Then if something does go wrong, try not to sweat it. I was anxious when it happened, but now it's kind of funny that I forgot my bra in the car, because it is totally characteristic of me.

Would you change anything about your day if you could?

Sara - No, I loved it just the way it was. Even the little hitches just gave it more personality and defined it as our day. Nothing big went wrong and overall the day went very smoothly.
Pat - No.

What songs did you use for your...

First Dance- "I Wouldn't Change a Thing" by Matthew West
Father/Daughter Dance- "A Song for My Daughter" by Ray Allaire
Mother/Son Dance- "Simple Man" by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Where did you go (or are you going) for your honeymoon?

We went to the Excellence Resort Playa Mujeres. It was an all-inclusive resort about 20 minutes north of Cancun. It was amazing!!

How did you two meet?

In high school, through mutual friends.

How long had you been dating?

Nine years.

5 words to describe your bride:

Beautiful, compassionate, forgetful, a worrier, amazing.

5 words to describe your groom:

Easy going, loving, sweet, handsome, intelligent, MINE :)

Who were your vendors?

Florist- Daffodil Parker
Cake Baker- Carl's Cakes
DJ or Band- Jukebox Bandstand
Videographer- Pat's Uncle George
Ceremony site- Lake Windsor Golf Club
Reception site- Wisconsin Lutheran Church

Any great vendor experiences to share?

I loved that all my vendors worked together and coordinated so that our day went as smoothly as possible. I would recommend any of them to other brides.

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