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Tell us about your wedding day?

It was our favorite day yet! We were surrounded by our loved ones and we were blessed with the most beautiful day. Our ceremony was perfect and was so heartfelt. We had the best celebration with our friends and family.

Favorite moment of the day?

My favorite moment was walking down the aisle with my dad, looking up and seeing my husband for the first time that day, and all the emotion he had on his face.

Planning advice for brides?

I recommend starting as early as possible and delegating some tasks to friends and family. And you don’t need to hire a planner! For me, this ended up causing more stress for us. The venue usually has a day-of coordinator and that is perfect.

Day of wedding advice for brides?

Just be present and in the moment. Soak it all in! This whole day is about you and your spouse – so let everyone shower you with love! And…smile!

Is there anything you would change?

Yes, I wouldn’t have hired our wedding planner; it was the most stressful part of the wedding planning process.

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