Beautiful (albeit scorching-hot) weather set the tone for Gwynne and Eric’s fun-filled celebration. And that certainly helped convey the feel they were going for when pulling together their wedding-day details — many of which were DIY.
“I chose venues and colors that reflected new and old…relaxed and energetic,” explains the bride. “There was a lot of contrast, but it worked. And to see our daughter as the flower girl just made it even more priceless.”
Though the day wasn’t without a few glitches (like being locked out of their house at the end of the night!), this Shorewood couple couldn’t have asked for a better outcome. “No matter what goes wrong, nobody will notice, so don’t sweat it,” Gwynne advises. “Go with it, and your event will be memorable no matter what.”
Date: July 30, 2011
Photographs: Valo Photography
Ceremony site: Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum; Officiant: Bob De Vita; Ceremony musician: Jayk Burczyk; Reception site: The Moct; Caterer: Larry’s Market; DJ: Jason Samonik; Ceremony gown, bridesmaid and flower girl dresses: David’s Bridal; Reception dress and shoes: Zappos; Bride’s jewelry: Ann Taylor; Bride’s hair and makeup: Glow Salon & Spa; Bridesmaid necklace pearls (bride made): Planet Bead; Tuxedos: Men’s Wearhouse; Florist and planner: Moriah Iverson; Baker: Simma’s Bakery; Stationery supplies (bride letterpressed): The Paper Mill; Photo booth: Valo Photography
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