Pamela & Matthew
Q & A with the Bride:
What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?
You know that moment when you are doing a tour of a venue and you could “feel” yourself getting married there? Well, that was how it was for me when I toured Vinewood Plantation for the first time. The venue is so serene and peaceful that it was the perfect backdrop for my rustic themed wedding. I did a lot of my deciding for the wedding based on a “feeling”. From my dress to the venue décor, everything was chosen when an indescribable feeling came over me.
Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?
I loved having the dance floor outside, under the strings of lights and the stars. There is something so beautiful and rustic about that.
My fiance, now husband, and I really aren’t cake lovers. My favorite dessert has always been the pies my Father and Grandmother make. I knew that’s why I wanted to have pies at my wedding instead of cake! Wicked Pies did a fantastic job. I loved the fact that we could pick out a variety of flavors because it gave the guests options that they may not have had with a wedding cake. Wicked Pies even gave my husband and me an extra “mini pie” that we could freeze (if you are into that tradition of eating your wedding cake a year later).
The last thing I loved was all the little details that were incorporated. This included a personal mason jar for everyone to drink out of, having the guests sign rocks instead of a guest book (the rocks were from Lake Ontario which is the lake in my home town, Oswego, NY), the table with all of the wedding pictures of our grandparents and parents, and the strawberry jam and apple butter wedding favors made by my Mother and Mother-in-law.
If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?
If you constantly remind yourself what the wedding day actually represents, marrying your best friend and soul mate, then all the little things you were stressed about don’t seem so bad anymore. I had to ask myself many times, “Will the guests even care if this isn’t included or if this looks like this?” The other thing I would offer is that there is something very fulfilling about having DIY elements in a wedding. It is a personal touch that guests will appreciate. Lastly, even up until the day of the wedding there may be some things that don’t go exactly how you planned them to. Just know that in the end it will all work out even better than you planned.