They say your soulmate might be a world apart from you or right next door, and in this day and age, you can find the person who you’re meant to be with a swipe on the screen regardless of location. Trisha, a dreamy artist from a small town, and Marco, a fast-paced professional from the big city, were able to do just that thanks to modern technology.
Just as the timing was perfect for their meeting, so was Marco’s timing when he proposed to Trisha while they were on a beautiful hike along the Washington/Oregon border. Standing atop a giant boulder, as Trisha posed for a gorgeous photo with a breathtaking backdrop, Marco dropped to one knee and asked for her hand in marriage.
Trisha worked diligently to plan a wedding that was comfortable, romantic and representative of herself and Marco. Forgoing some of the traditional elements that would have rung hollow for them, they focused on a down-to-earth, easy-going vibe that would make their family and friends feel right at home. Music was a focal point as Trisha planned their special day. “We also felt it was very important, because of our love of music to incorporate great music into everything, especially our dance routine.” One of the more unique elements was a specially choreographed dance routine, performed by the couple, that had their guests all smiles and feeling the romance in the air. Trisha adds, “We made sure that the selections of songs really represented us including the songs we walked down the aisle to, the song we entered the reception to and our first dance.”
A particularly memorable moment for Trisha did not start out as a bright spot in the day but with the help of her day-of coordinator, Samantha from Two Roads Event Co., she was able to turn it into the most heartfelt memory. “Right before I started walking down the aisle,” she explains, “I got so incredibly nervous, my coordinator said, ‘Just focus on your husband.’ So I looked to him as we walked, as cheesy as it sounds, the best moment for me was looking at him as we went down the aisle.”
Trisha says their love has grown deeper, with a new sense of grounding and stability that warms her heart. “I guess it just feels more permanent, like we found each other, and we are good,” she explains.
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We had a mix done of several bits of songs in this order
“Ain’t that A Kick in the Head” by Dean Martin
“I’m Shipping up to Boston” by Dropkick Murphys
“It’s Not Unusual” by Tom Jones
“It Takes Two” by Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock
“The Power of Love” by Huey Lewis & The News
“The Very Thought of You” by Nat King Cole
“Money” by the Flying Lizards
“BABY” by Carla Thomas
“Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen
• Wedding Cake – Lemon cake with raspberry jam filling
• Cookie Bar – Italian wedding cookies, cannoli cookies, toffee pecan cookies, Raspberry Thumbprint, Sprinkle cookies, Bacon Chocolate Chip, Sunflower Seed Cookies
- Homemade Jam – Made by Me, My Mom, and My Grandpa
- My sister-in-law, Sandra Cooksey (Marco’s sister) decorated the jars
• Everyone there really made it special, we really took the time to invite the people we truly care about so it was very easy to just have fun!
• Could not say more than the BEST things about McConnell Estates Winery – they were really the best part and made the wedding really come together; the location is just so amazing!
• Also Samantha from Two Roads, was a LIFE SAVER! She did an amazing job as our day of coordinator!
• The Decorator’s Daughters – so amazingly gorgeous decorating and staging the whole wedding. She really took my vision and made it happen beyond!
Would have built in more time to mingle with guests. We ended up doing sunset photos, so that combined with the other photos ate into a lot of time. Plus we didn’t take in speeches either–that put us over in time too. We planned for only our parents and best man/maid of honor speech, so when others came in and jumped at the mic, it took into time we could have spent going around talking with people.