Katie + Bryan are that couple that you aww at when you hear that they’ve known each since the fourth grade. Not many people can say they’ve been friends with their sweetheart that long, so we couldn’t wait to see how they celebrated. Granted they didn’t start to see each other as more than friends until they were 25, but how cute is that, to think of them as kiddos and now seeing them here, in wedded bliss? Their wedding was truly romantic. With Katie being obsessed with anything gold, girly, romantic, ruffles and bows, you’ll see why we just had to share their wedding, captured oh so sweetly by Cassandra Photo.
We love Katie’s take on the books centerpiece. If you’ve ever tried to shop thrift or vintage shops for books to match your decor then you know it can take a long time. Finding books that are all a certain color is not easy. Wrapping them in decorative paper is, and it lets you play around with patterns, and our favorite, glitter paper!
Katie had some fun advice for future brides… Pinterest is always a good place for inspiration but it can be a love-hate relationship. It can provide you with great ideas but then make you feel inadequate because you didn’t utilize any of their 1500 ways to decorate a mason jar. Just have fun. Have fun while planning (anyone who has planned a wedding can tell you that this is a bit of a challenge), have fun on your wedding day. It all goes too fast. Before you know it your wedding and honeymoon will be over and you’ll just be back at work with a tan and a wedding ring.
Photographer: Cassandra Photo / Ceremony & Reception Venue: Emerson Creek Pottery and Tea Room / Event Day of Coordinator: Cindy Shanholtz of effortless events / Invitation Designer: Becky Schweiger (Bride’s friend), designed the invitation suite, printing and assembly of invitations done by bride / Hair: Candice Castaneda (Bride’s friend) / Makeup: Nikki Turco / Florist: Caitlin Kerr of Fox Glove Studio / Cake: Cathy’s Sweet Creations / Catering: My Chef / Rentals: Tablescapes / Wedding Dress Designer: Tara Keely / Wedding Shoes: Bella Bianca in Oakbrook, IL / Veil: Bella Bianca / Earrings & Belt: BHLDN / Bracelet: belonged to mother of the bride / Groom’s Suit: Men’s Warehouse / Shoes: Nordstrom / Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo, Earrings are Kate Spade, Necklaces are from J.Crew