On July 14, 2018 we revisited just how important details can be in the face of some of life’s biggest moments. Kyle was proposing to Taylor and he wanted to make sure that everything, down to the smallest detail, was as beautiful and memorable as it could be. So we planned and prepped and when the time came… She said yes! But how do you not say yes to a man who is that thoughtful?? Congratulations, Kyle and Taylor on your recent engagement!
On April 21, 2018, one of our own said her “I Do’s” and we have since been anxiously awaiting her wedding photos. Today, they have arrived and we could not be more ecstatic!
Daniel and Adrean both wanted a fairytale wedding, and Adrean had some very big dreams for the way she wanted her wedding day to look. We took those dreams, put them on paper, then into the venue, and watched as her dreams came into fruition. This couple is very near and dear to our hearts here at Love’s and we are so excited to finally get to share all of these amazing photos.
Photos by Rebecca Hawkins Photography
We know what you’re thinking, “are they really blogging about the heat?” While it is definitely hot outside (and not officially summer yet, mind you), we’ve got something else in mind… Wedding day pet inclusion! Over recent years, it has become common for couples to include their fur baby in the wedding in some way, shape, or form and there just isn’t anything cuter than a ring-bearing corgie! Here are a few ways that you can include your pet in your big day:
- Engagement Photos
- Make them the ring bearer!…
- … Or the Flower Girl
- Dog of Honor
- Simple Recognition
To say that we were excited when Elizabeth asked us to coordinate her wedding would be a total understatement. Her day turned out to be an absolute dream and we are so glad that we got to be such a significant part of making her fairytale into a reality. We wish her and Carter many of years of love, joy, and happiness! Here’s to your newest adventure!
Photos by Benjamin Martin Photography
Florals by Love’s Flower Shop
We were so honored to get to be a part of Maitab & Andy’s beautiful day. The love that they have for one another was obvious from the get go and they are both just such sweet people! Maitab had a dream for a lovely, cascading lily bouquet and we wanted to make that dream come true. We wish the two of you all the love and happiness in the world! Congratulations!
Images by: Ashley Capes Photography
It can be difficult for a bride (or a groom, for that matter) to face their wedding day without being able to share it with certain family members who have passed on from this world. That being said, in recent years it has become common for the bride and groom to somehow memorialize their loved ones. So, what can you do at your wedding to acknowledge lost loved ones?
- Leave an empty seat
Keeping a seat open is a great way to publicly honor the presence of your loved one.
- Carry them with you
Whether you carry a handkerchief that belonged to them, wear their string of pearls or their cuff-links, or you keep a photo of them with you, this is a way to remember them without making a “big deal” about the fact that they are not present.
- Light a candle
A traditional tribute to lost loved ones that lets their light shine over your wedding day.
- Set up a memorial table
This works especially well if you have multiple family members or other loved ones to remember. A memorial table can include photos, mementos, knick-knacks, and any other memorabilia. Plus, they make a beautiful addition to any wedding!
- For fallen soldiers
For those loved ones who made the ultimate sacrifice (the ones we honor on Memorial Day), there is the fallen soldier table. The table is left empty at the reception to recognize those who went to war and never returned.
On May 19, 2018 Meghan Markle said “I Do” to Prince Harry in an extravagant ceremony at the Windsor Palace. Millions of people all across the planet watched as the newest Duke and Duchess tied the knot, and it has been a hot topic ever since! Here are some fun facts about the Royal Wedding that will make you swoon just a little more:
- “Something Old”
We’ve all heard the saying that a bride should wear “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue,” and Meghan Markle was no exception to this time honored tradition. She, in fact, wore the diamond bandeau tiara that was worn by Queen Mary!
In honor of the late Princess Diana, Markle chose to carry forget-me-nots in her bouquet. Although her bouquet was somewhat understated, we just can’t get over this sweet gesture that she made by recognizing Princess Diana’s favorite flower!
- Cake for Days
Cake is, without a doubt, a key feature for any wedding. But when you are hosting 600 guests, it can make a pretty hefty impact. As a matter of fact, according to the ingredients list released by Kensington Palace, the cake called for 500 eggs, 200 lemons, and 45 POUNDS of both flour and sugar!
- What Budget?
In the U.S., we spend an average of $36,000 on a wedding according to The Knot… Closer to $10,000 in rural areas such as the one that we live in. Royalty, however, does not have to deal with the same sort of budgeting as us common-folk. It has been estimated that a whopping $42,961,914 (USD) was spent, with over $13,000 being spent on Markle’s hair and makeup alone!
- Off With Her Head!… Wait, what???
I know… Seems a little intense… BUT it is a little known fact that the Royal Wedding was held on the same day as the beheading of Anne Boleyn in 1536, who was charged by her husband King Henry VIII for incest, treason, and adultery.
- A Veil to be Remembered
Meghan’s 16 foot veil was a sight to see as she made her way down the aisle with its magnificent cathedral length and its intricate detail. What you may not know is that the details were actually very symbolic. What appears to be lace around the edges of the veil is not lace at all, but floral embroidery with flora representing each of the 53 Commonwealth Countries in the UK.