Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Jason & Lindsey

My next wedding was one I was actually helping with.  I was Jason and Lindsey's wedding weekend coordinator.  It was a great experience and I was so glad to have been a part of such a special couple's wedding.  Let's take a look at some of the details:

When: June 26th, 2010
Where: Christ Community Church - Ottawa, IL
Bride's Dress: Oleg Cassini - strapless faille with a sweetheart draped bodice
Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal brand - tangerine cotton sateen strapless dress with ruching and pockets
Colors: Tangerine and Fuschia
Best part:  The personalized details (like Lindsey's dad's famous homemade carmels for favors) and the close community of friends and family that surrounded Jason & Lindsey.  It was so evident how supportive everyone was of this marriage and that is such a joy to see.
Money saving tips:  Jason and Lindsey had both their ceremony and reception at their church.  After the ceremony was over guests were ushered to the lower level for hor'dourve while a crew of us upstairs were transforming the space into a reception hall.  This is a huge money saver as a reception hall can sometimes be the biggest chunk of money.  Another money saver was not having a DJ and making their own mix of tunes on an iPod.  They just had a friend running the sound when needed!

Here's a few comments from the bride :)

Favorite part of the wedding day: I think just being surrounded by a myriad of people from different times and years of our lives was almost time-machine like. It was neat to witness the past and present in one room. I enjoyed dancing to our ipod mix of tunes...and to see Jason dancing was great. Lastly, our exit was a rush! To run through a tunnel of people supporting us, cheering for us...What a way to be ushered out!

Most stressful part: The day went very smoothly! I guess the most stressful part was when it came time for Jason and I to go table to table to meet and greet. Some guests wanted to talk for a long while and catch up on life but we knew there were several more tables to go to...so how to manage our time that way was a little tricky. Because of time I think there were a couple tables we didn't get a chance to greet.
Would you have done anything differently?: Honestly, no. It was the funnest day of my life. And I think the little quirks of the day and everything that went in to it made June 26 so special.

Now for some pictures!!  Photography was done by Jeremy Reed.

LOVED her shoes!!!

Dessert table :)

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