As a dog loving wedding blogger, I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I get when we receive weddings or inspiration submissions which incorporate the bride and groom’s dog. Double the pleasure for more than one pup. To be completely cliche, I’m like a kid in a candy store as it brings two of my biggest loves together!
Needless to say, when Logan Walker Photography sent over Trina and Blake’s summer soiree, including their sweet Doodle Gypsy as the flower girl, I practically jumped for joy. I mean isn’t Gypsy just the cutest? And a pretty blush and rustic mountain wedding at Louland Falls couldn’t be any more lovely.
Photographer: Logan Walker Photography // Floral Designer: Blooms and Blossoms // Reception Venue: Louland Falls // Cake Designer: Midway Country Corner // Dress Store: White Couture Dress designer: Marishka // Bridesmaids Dresses: Individually Purchased in Similar Palette // Makeup Artist: Ceason Webster // Ring designer: William’s Jewelers Jewelry // Invitations: Delphine Printing Press // Videographer: Brock Nelson // Rehearsal Dinner: Frida Bistro // Officiant: Lydia Trellis // Submitted via Two Bright Lights
Q & A with bride Trina.
Did you do a First Look before the ceremony?
Yes, we did a first look. We were so happy we did! There were so many emotions happening when we first were going to meet. It was nice to get it all out of the way so we could focus on the vows and the be in the moment during the ceremony. Plus, it gave us an opportunity to get all of the pictures out of the way so we could celebrate with our guests.
Why did you pick that location for your ceremony?
We love the mountains, and Louland Falls had the beauty we were looking for. And since Blake and I spend every chance we get camping and hiking, it was a no-brainer for us!
Favorite ceremony memory?
The whole ceremony was remarkable. It was so special to be surrounded by so much love! Our dog Gypsy was the flower girl, so that was extra cute!
Describe your wedding flowers.
Classic wildflowers. I used old, vintage bottles, mason jars, and vintage crystal goblets that I found at estate sales and auctions to tie into the vintage rustic theme.
Where did you get the inspiration for your color palette and design?
I have always loved old, vintage things and antiques. I got a lot of inspiration off of Pinterest as well. I spent months going to estate sales and auctions to find some cool old things to decorate with. Amongst my favorite were old whiskey jugs and beautiful crystal glasses for the bar. I also tied in our love for the mountains by twigs, antlers, and dried lavender. I chose a muted palette because our location was so gorgeous and I didn’t want bright colors competing with the natural scenery.
Any advice you have for future brides?
Soak it all up- don’t sweat the small stuff! Enjoy the day because it flies by. I highly recommend taking pictures with your bridal party before the ceremony. Get as many pics out of the way early as possible! It allows you time to celebrate with your guests! Also, give a very specific list of songs to your DJ and communicate that it is important they are played. We gave a list to our DJ and thought that he would play most of the songs. Instead he played a lot of songs that we hated.
Your favorite moment of the day?
Walking down the aisle with my husband after we were married.
Anything you wish you hadn’t worried about?
The weather, there was nothing I could do to control it and all the worrying didn’t keep the rain away. It actually was great it rained because the night was cool for dancing and the sky was amazing.
What is your very best advice?
Have a back up plan for bad weather! Even in July you can get rain and wind!
If you knew then what you know now, what would you do different?
I would have hired a coordinator. And I would have been more specific and written out directions to people setting up. I had no time to direct anything being set up, so some things didn’t go the way I had planned. A funny thing that happened was with our sign-in table. We had a frame and picture for people to sign. I had given specific instructions to bring special Sharpie Pens, which the groomsmen followed. Somehow though, one of my bridesmaids pulled out some dry-erase markers instead. We could not read anything anyone wrote because the ink bled. That was a bummer! Just make sure that people know what is going on so you can avoid little mishaps!
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