The Couple:  Kristina and Scott Kazer
Wedding Date:  October 3, 2010
Photography by Jenn Bartell Photography & Design
Tell us a little about you and your beloved:  Scott and I have known each other for 13 years, he was a friend of my brothers’. After dating briefly in high school, we went our separate ways to different colleges. It is truly fitting that we reconnected on the soccer field five years later. Amazingly enough, the chemistry was still there! We started dating again and never looked back. As a matter of fact, we got married on our three year anniversary
What was the most amazing part of your day?  The most amazing part of our day was when we exchanged vows. We each decided to write our own vows, and Scott’s vows were the most amazing words I have ever heard.
What else would you like to share about your big day?  Since our wedding destination was a six hour drive from home, we decided to have a local reception a week after the wedding. This was the best decision we made. Not only were we able to celebrate with much more people, all the nerves were gone and we were able to really party!

Ceremony Site:  Palmer’s Point in Patrick’s Point State Park
Reception Venue:  The home of a family friend in Carmichael
Photographer:  Jenn Bartell Photography & Design
Caterer:  String’s Italian Cafe
Cake:  Nugget Market
Flowers:  Garden of Weedon Designs
Favors:  DIY (By Bride and MOB)
Bridesmaid Dresses:  White House Black Market
Hair:  Groom’s Cousin
Makeup:  Groom’s Sister
Invitations:  DIY.  Purchased a set from Michael’s
DJ/Entertainment/Band:  We rented a speaker system and microphone, but all the music came from the bride and groom’s iPod play list.
First Dance Song:  “Lucky” by Jason Mraz
Any advice you’d give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now?  Make a to-do list! But make it your own. Take a look at the to-do lists on various wedding planning sites and magazines, but tailor yours to your day. A lot of the items might be unnecessary for you!
Anything that you would have done differently if you were given the chance?  Not a chance. It was perfect!

Photos courtesy of Jenn Bartell Photography & Design.

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