AW: dmwilker non-pro pics wedding recap
Relatives from Scotland are still in town now so our honeymoon will wait until next month probably. But the day was beautiful and everything went pretty much according to expectation. It began to rain in the morning as the bridesmaids and I were at the salon getting our hair and makeup done but it soon stopped and it just made all of the trees and greenery that much more beautiful.
We are all really excited to get the pro photos back since both photographers were snapping photos all over the place at the ceremony and reception - Erin Marie Hall Photography was our vendor and Erin and her 2nd shooter James could not have been better - thanks to them both for their hard work.
Trio's Restaurant & Jazz Club was our reception venue in South Bend, Indiana. We had a small wedding of only 50 people so Trio's was the perfect place to hold the reception - the staff was absolutely amazing and they all really went out of their way to make everything so beautiful.
Poppies was our florist and I have to say when I saw the flowers for the first time I almost cried because they truly were the most beautiful flowers I had ever seen. We received compliments from everyone all day long about the flowers - Polly was on time with the delivery and it was absolute perfection. Poppies is based in South Bend, Indiana as well.
With a Wing and a Prayer provided our Cake and cupcakes. I was a little disappointed with them not because of the taste (that was amazing), but because of the presentation. The frosting decoration was not what we discussed with them at all whatsoever and it seemed they decided to do whatever they felt like on the frosting and decor instead of what I asked for. They also got very snippy with my bridal assistant when they delivered the cake to the reception (they were also late with the delivery) which I just do not approve of at all. I guess they are retiring/going out of business after this year so not too many brides will have to experience this sad level of service.
My dress is Casablanca 1899 - all dresses and tuxedos came from Bernardo's in Mishawaka, Indiana and I couldn't say enough great things about Bernardo and his staff.
In the end - my wedding day went by so fast and was so memborable as well. I'm now married to the love of my life and couldn't be happier....or more exhausted :)
Now I have to figure out what to do with my spare time in place of wedding planning!