Whitney and Aaron tied the knot at a barn in their hometown for a vintage country themed wedding. For picking colors, Whitney wanted yellow since her husband is in the Marines and yellow would pair well with his dress blues. After finding Azazie, Whitney chose the tulle skirts for her bridesmaids instead of traditional bridesmaids dresses and fell in love with the Daffodil and Dusty Rose colors!
All photos were taken by True Foundation Photography.
Q: Where did you get married?
“I picked Ray’s Place Wedding and Events as my venue. When I walked in I knew that it was the place for my wedding. It was perfect. I was the first wedding there other than her own, and they were wonderful I would recommend them to anyone!”
Q: Tell us your favorite wedding memory.
“My favorite part of the day was walking down the aisle and seeing Aaron at the end. Nothing beats that feeling.”
Q: Why did you choose skirts instead of traditional bridesmaids dresses?
“I chose skirts because I saw a picture on Pinterest of a girl in a lace top and a tulle skirt. I searched for places to buy them and [Azazie was] the first place that came up and I loved [the Sylvie], especially the bow on the back. I wanted something non-traditional. I feel like I had a lot of non-traditional things in my wedding and I didn’t want it to be like everyone else’s. I also loved that if they choose to, they can wear their skirts again. I never liked the thought of making my bridesmaids pay a lot of money for something they would never wear again. The skirts were perfect because they were very affordable and beautiful. When they arrived and I unzipped the bag, I was blown away at how perfect they were.”
Q: Any tips for brides-to-be?
“ENJOY IT! It is here and gone before you know it. I feel like my ceremony was 5 minutes long so make it count. You can’t do it alone, so don’t be afraid to ask for help and if someone offers to help you say yes, but always remember to say thank you. I couldn’t have done it without my friends and family. No matter what, it’s your day and you should love every aspect of it. If it’s not what everyone else likes, so what. You’re the one getting married, you should love it. Don’t be afraid to splurge on things that will make it memorable to you. I made 3 huge ribbon chandeliers to hang in the loft which were a little expensive but it totally completed the look I wanted and I would have regretted not having them in the end. Don’t let anything get you down because at the end of the day you will be married to the man you love more than anything. My wedding was the coldest, windiest day in April, but it was also the best day of my life.”
Q: Did you enjoy the wedding planning process?
“Yes and no. It is absolutely so stressful but you have to know what’s worth the stress and what’s not. I wanted my dress to be beautiful, my food to be delicious, and my pictures to be amazing. In my opinion, I got all three. We had originally booked my wedding for September but my husband is being deployed so we had to move everything up…talk about stress. We already had everything in order for September but God had made other plans for our lives and I know it was the right thing because it couldn’t have worked out more perfectly. My photographers and venue were so wonderful in the whole process of changing dates. My cake topper had the wrong date engraved on the bottom, but it’s a good story. It was a blessing even though I didn’t see it at the time as anything but stressful. At the same time, I loved the whole process because it’s just so fun to be the bride and get to make the vision in your head a reality. I love to craft so we did a lot ourselves. It was like a different project a night at our house but I loved all the quality time. Now I’m wondering what I’m going to do with my time since it’s over.”
Q: What’s your wedding in one word?
Q: Last thoughts!
“It is such a blessing to find someone you love and want to spend the rest of your life with. I thank God for giving me Aaron and all my family and friends who made my wedding day the best day of my life. It was everything I ever wanted and so much more.”