The Couple: Katie and John Heilmann
Wedding Date: December 31, 2010
Tell us a little about you and your beloved: We met through my friend who is married to John’s cousin. Katie knew she was going to marry John after just three weeks. John proposed to Katie on the beach in Cancun at a family reunion.
What was the most amazing part of your day? We got married on New Year’s Eve! Not only did we get to celebrate John’s birthday and the New Year, but we got to watch fireworks and start our life together surrounded by our friends and family.
What else would you like to share about your big day? We loved every single vendor. From Lisa and Geoff at the Goodness to Steve our DJ. The food at The Citizen was amazing, and our guests had a great time.
Ceremony and Reception Site: The Citizen Hotel
Photographer: The Goodness Photo & Design
Cake: Freeport Bakery
Flowers: Visual Impact Design
Favors: New Year’s Favors from Party City
Wedding Dress: House of Fashion
Bridesmaid Dresses: House of Fashion
Hair: Katie at Essentials
Makeup: Shana Beals
First Dance Song: “Can I have this Dance?” from High School Musical 3.
Any advice you’d give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now? Be organized! And don’t sweat the small stuff. No one cares about napkins. Keep your attention on the things that matter.
Anything that you would have done differently if you were given the chance? Had more time to plan! We got engaged and married in six months!
Photos courtesy of The Goodness Photo & Design.