As you may have noticed in the past few weeks, I've taken a break from blogging. Honestly, we've been so busy! I can't wait to catch you up on everything we've been working on. Decorating projects being installed, new construction homes finally coming to fruition, and full-on basement finish remodels have been in the works.
Personally? I'm married! On June 16th, 2018 I married the man of my dreams & am officially Mrs. Christie. It was an awesome day. We were surrounded by all of our family & friends, gorgeous flowers, delicious food, and endless amounts of champagne. Jared and I headed off to our "mini-moon" for 3 nights on the north shore of Lake Superior. We had the most perfect weather, and I quickly realized it was the first time I had truly unplugged for any length of time since starting this endeavor 9 months before. It was exactly what the doctor had ordered.
I’m so excited to finally be sharing the details of our special day with you all. We had the most amazing photographer, Uppercase L Photography, capture every detail. I had never realized how large of a role a GOOD photographer plays in the role of your wedding day. Who drives you to first look? That gal did. Amanda had never even been to North Dakota before, but we pulled off the perfect ‘sex & the city’ drive by- sans bouquet throw at Mr. Big- and made it to our first look without my soon-to-be husband even catching a glance.
My second but most important tip? Ask for help, and use it! There are so many small details you just can’t plan up until the last minute. Honestly? I forgot all about the ceremony programs. I quickly created them in photoshop, sent them to the printer, and only had one spelling error- but they did the job! This advice is especially important for the day of. I highly suggest ‘clocking out’ after your ceremony rehearsal, and quite literally putting the rest in gods hands. You’ve done the planning, at the end of the day- if you’re married to the love of your life- what more could you ask for? Cliché but true.
Have fun with your ceremony! We had the best music ever, thanks to the ever talented Abby Grimaldi. Our amazing pastor had also given us the advice to use those beautiful music breaks to stop and let it all soak in. It was truly one of my favorite parts of our day, to be just us- surrounded by all of our friends & family. We also wrote our own vows. I will truly cherish those words for the rest of our lives.
Lastly, don’t finalize the timeline with any vendors until the week or two before hand. I had booked certain vendors 6 months prior to the wedding date. Right before our invitations were printed, we had moved the ceremony up a half hour. It’s easy to forget to notify one or two vendors of the change, so when you book them- don’t give out an exact start time. Instead, ask them to call and confirm 2 weeks prior. Most vendors will call to confirm anyways, but if they don’t have any time written down- they will for sure check in!