How did you meet and how long have you been together?
Matt and I met through mutual friends. They had been dying to set us up and once they did we hit it off instantly. We have been together for 3 years
What were your highlights of the day? Were there any surprises?
The unexpected snow storm was the best surprise of the weekend. Even though everything about our wedding day changed, i couldn’t imagine our wedding celebration being any different. Getting married in the snow with just our family and wedding party, then having the reception at the southern hotel the next day with all of our wedding guests was perfect. I wouldn’t change a thing. Matt and I planned our wedding for over a year and everything changed the day before we were suppose to get married and it tunrned our better than we could have planned.
What advice would you give to other couples planning their day?
Don’t sweat the small stuff. In the end the only thing that matters is your married to your best friend. It’s easy to get caught up in the extravagance of it all.
Ceremony Location | What made you decide to get married there?
The ceremony was in my parents front yard. It was where my sister was married and where I have always wanted my wedding. The trees just make it perfect
Reception Location | What made you decide to get married there?
The Southern Hotel. Since our original plan of having the ceremony and reception in my parents yard was scratched due to the mounting snow covering the ground I had to find a plan B. My wedding planner stepped in and made it perfect. She made it look like it was the plan all along. The southern hotel was amazing about letting me have my reception there on such short notice.
Ceremony Coverage – Emily Songer Photography
Event Planner – Danielle Couturié Papania
Catering – Tope La
Florist – Flowers with friends
Wedding Cake + Grooms Cake – The Cocoa Bean
Wedding Dress Designer – Lillian West from Bliss Bridal New Orleans
Bridesmaids’ Dresses –Alfred Sung from Bella Bridesmaid
Getting Ready Attire – BHLDN
Wedding Shoes Designer – Kate Spade
Bride’s Hair Dresser – Theresa Velarde
Groom & Groomsmen Apparel – Jospeh A Banks
Reception Music – Impulse entertainment
Event Rentals – Yur Event
Wedding favors – Honey from Whimsy Farms & kookies
Invitations – Blue Notes
“Big thanks to all of my vendors who were able to be so flexible during that cold, snowy weekend and make December 8th and 9th so perfect. Also to all of our family and friends who were so understanding of all the changed plans that weekend. And last, but not least my Uncle Michael who was a huge help laying mulch and setting up our impromptu wedding ceremony in the snow. He worked really hard in the cold, snowy weather to have everything perfect for when Matt and I said “I do” a day earlier than planned.” – Emily