The Couple: Angie & Brad
Wedding Date: May 17, 2013
Tell us a little about you and your beloved: Brad and I met at a water park when we were 10. We had mutual friends so we saw each other time to time but never went to the same school until high school. I left home for the military, but we always stayed in contact. We never actually dated until 2 years before the wedding.
Brad proposed when we went to Cancun in December of 2012. After we went to dinner he got down on one knee as we were walking along the beach and asked me to spend forever with him. Planning the wedding was very simple and easy going. He let me pick the colors and I let him choose his outfit. We live in Maryland so the toughest part was planning everything from so far away but our venue did most of the leg work.
What was the most amazing part of your day? Seeing him as I walked down the aisle was amazing, we could not stop smiling at each other and for a second I forgot other people were watching.
What else would you like to share about your big day? Sharing all of those special little moments with our closest family and friends was a huge blessing; we are from California so it was easier to have our wedding close to home to have all our loved ones there. One of the best parts was walking into the party as Mr. and Mrs., having our first dance and my father/daughter dance.
Ceremony and Reception Site, and Caterer: Wedgewood Sequoia Mansion
Officiant: One of my best friends, Roberto Ramos
Photographer: Foothill Photography
Cake/Desserts: My Grandmother, Kathryn Daniels
Flowers: Camino Flower Shop
Bridal Attire: David’s Bridal
Bridesmaids’ Attire: A Boutique in Savannah, GA
Hair and Make-up: Waterfall Salon & Day Spa
Invitations: Wedgewood Invitations
DJ/Entertainment/Band: Chad Stalzer Productions
Décor, Linen, and Furniture Rentals: Wedgewood Sequoia Mansion
First Dance Song: “Look at Me” by Alan Jackson
Any advice you’d give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now? Enjoy every little second of that day. For being one of the longest days of my life, it went by so fast. I just had to stop and take a look around throughout the day and soak it all up. Let go of any stress from small details possibly going wrong. It is not worth the stress and at the end of the day other people will not even notice.
Get a great photographer, read reviews and review their profiles. I loved my photographers; they were amazing to work with and did such a beautiful job. Those pictures captured one of the biggest days of our lives and having those to look back on forever mean the world to us.
Anything that you would have done differently if you were given the chance? No, I loved everything about that day. The venue coordinators handled everything and I was stress free the entire day. The smartest thing I did was find an all-inclusive venue.
Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s Social Media Maven, Aimee Carroll.
Photos courtesy of and copyright Foothill Photography.
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