Dorothy & David

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A while back we featured Dorothy and David's engagement shoot on WedLoft so we were super happy when Dorothy sent us the photos from their wedding day, also by Brian Mullins Photography!  We always love seeing the wedding days of the couples after we feature their engagements.  Dorothy also shared some deta... read more

A while back we featured Dorothy and David’s engagement shoot on WedLoft so we were super happy when Dorothy sent us the photos from their wedding day, also by Brian Mullins Photography!  We always love seeing the wedding days of the couples after we feature their engagements.  Dorothy also shared some details about her planning experience…

Dorothy: I wasn’t one of those girls who planned her wedding from the time I was a little girl. All I knew was that I wanted to get married outside in the fall. Little did I know that over the course of a year, I would plan up a storm, and ponder over every last detail–from the twine-tied caramel apple favors to each of the 120 mismatched china plates. I had a tight budget for the wedding, which meant that if I wanted to have the wedding of my dreams, I had to do most of it myself. So I did.

The wedding planning experience was eye-opening. I perused Pinterest and Etsy on a regular basis, and even started my own wedding planning blog. I learned that you can save so much money by doing things yourself. For example, buying tablecloths is actually CHEAPER than renting them, and you can sell them afterward! In fact, after our wedding, I ended up selling almost every decoration I had (from the chalkboards to the wheat bouquets to the shepherd’s hooks) and I was able to pay back my parents a substantial amount of money. These savings allowed us to spend more money on things that were important to us, such as our photographer, or having a day-of coordinator to make sure things run smoothly.

In the days leading up to the wedding, everyone kept telling me to prepare myself, because something always goes wrong on the big day…but they were wrong! Absolutely NOTHING went wrong. Everything was absolutely perfect and exactly how I had envisioned it, even the weather…and best of all, I got to marry my best friend!

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Photographer: Brian Mullins Photography || Ceremony Location: Village Arboretum || Reception Venue: The Fair Barn || Event Planner: Orangerie Events || Flowers & Decor: Designed by the Bride, Luv the Bride || Groom & Groomsmen: Men’s Wearhouse || Bridal Hair: Kate Bryan Salon || Makeup: Ginger Mullins || Wedding Dress: Casablanca Bridal from TLC Bridal Boutique || Veil: JL Johnson || Shoes: Jimmy Choo || Sash: Giselle Bridal || Bride’s Necklace: Elisabeth Ashlie || Caterer: Southern Harvest Catering || Cakes & Sweets: The Bakehouse, Bluebird Cupcakes || Stationery: Dan Nelson Art || Rentals: Richmond Rentals & Sales || Music: Opus One Strings, Vince Scheuerman, A+ DJ Service || Printers: Joseph C. Woodard, Telepathic Graphics || Ceremony Benches: Little Squirrels, Inc || Napkins, Silverware & Crystals: Heirloom Vintage China Hire

 

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