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Bam: Mr. + Mrs. Lewis 01.29.22 馃

SLY, on February 1, 2022 at 10:25 AM Posted in Married Life 1 17
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It's time for a BAM everyone!! We had the best time on Saturday, despite the sudden plummet in temperature, and I wish we could do it all over again! I'm going to have our vendors listed below, as well as some feedback from our day & also wedding planning. So fair warning, this post will be a little lengthy and wordy!


If there's one thing I can't stress enough, it's to have a coordinator. Ours were amazing, and kept the day running smoothly. We didn't have to worry about setting anything up, or taking things down and packing anything before we left. They truly allowed us to be calm and relaxed our whole day.

Second, is to HAVE A SEATING CHART. We made one and every guest had a seat and it helped the flow of traffic from cocktail hour to the reception area.

Don't sweat the small stuff...I was getting so upset over guests cancelling on us the week of the wedding, when in reality it was something I couldn't control and didn't notice much the day of.

Carve out some time to be alone together after the ceremony. We ate separately from our guests in the bridal suite, and had our coordinators set up a table and chairs, as well as our plates of food for us. We exchanged gifts, ate, and decompressed for 20min while our guests got their food table by table. A lot of people frown upon eating away from your guests, but trust me when I say this: THEY DO NOT CARE lol. We were able to eat and enjoy one another without interruptions, and when the 20min were up, we went by each table to greet our guests one by one, which took about 15min tops.

If it's possible for you, have a polaroid guest book!! We looked through ours the day after and LOVED seeing photos of our guests in it alongside their notes to us. We also had guests snapping photos during the reception, so we loved seeing all of the candid photos. They're truly something we'll treasure and love to look at for years to come.


Hair & Makeup: Marina Soto

Photography: Rachel Linder Photography

Videography: Memory Films Atl

Venue: White Fox Cottage

Florals: Julia Blair Floral Designs

Cake & Cupcakes: Chaffin's Dishes

Cookies: Insomnia Cookies

Dresses: Carrie's Bridal Collection: Macon

Suits: Generation Tux

Bridal Party Attire: Birdy Grey

DJ: Sounds Right Entertainment

Cocktail Hour: Dreams 2 Reality



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Latest activity by SLY, on March 25, 2022 at 2:05 PM
  • SLY
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    These are just some sneak peeks from our special day. I'll update with a link to our photographer's blog once she has our post up with more photos! Smiley shame

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  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
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    Congratulations!!!! I'm so glad to hear everything went well, and these photos turned out absolutely beautiful!! My fiance and I are doing a photo guest book too, so I'm glad to hear yours turned out well. Did you have any issues with people replacing the film once it ran out?
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  • SLY
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    Thank you!! We can't wait to receive all of our photos and wedding video! We didn't have any issues at all! For our older guests, one of our coordinators took their photo for them, and replaced film for those that had trouble doing so. Most of our guests were around our age, and had no problem with replacing it themselves!

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  • M
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    Congratulations

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  • SLY
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    Thank you so much Melle!

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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
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    Congratulations SHY!! These pictures are incredible and you look stunning! 馃槏

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  • SLY
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    Thank you Lynnie!! All of our vendors were incredible and did an amazing job! Smiley heart

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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Legend March 2017
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    Wow! What a kiss!
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  • Lunajay
    Super December 2022
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    Congratulations! I Your day looks amazing. I love that idea of the polaroid guest book. I wanted to do something similar to that. Who did you go through for you invitation? I love them!

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  • SLY
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    Can you tell we were excited?! haha!! Smiley laugh Smiley heart

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  • SLY
    Master January 2022
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    I highly recommend it if you're on the fence about having one! It was a hit at our wedding with our guests!

    We ordered our invitations through Minted! The style is "A Thousand Years", and we chose the four-panel format for our invites. Our guests RSVPd online, so we didn't need a separate RSVP card & return envelope. Ordering the four-panel format was a lot cheaper than ordering the standard invite layout with a separate details card!

    The monogram book on the left, and the "To my Bride..." book were both purchased off of Etsy!

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  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
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    Awesome to hear that you had no issues!! That makes me feel a lot better about my photo guest book, lol. Thanks for the info, and congratulations again on your wedding!!
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  • SLY
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    You're welcome! If you haven't already, I'd also suggest getting either photo corner stickers or washi tape! The book we ordered from Etsy came with corner stickers and they were very handy with keeping the photos neat!

    Thank you!!!

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  • Jmz
    Expert July 2022
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    Such beautiful photos!! I'm sure you'll be happy once you get the rest. I love the polaroid guest book idea. I originally wasn't going to because I know some couples did them, but guests would forget about it or older guests wouldn't even bother... but it's become quite a thing amongst my friend group to take polaroids so we have something physical after holidays or birthdays. So I might bring my polaroid along and extra film and put together a book afterwards. Smiley laugh

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  • SLY
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    Thank you so much JMZ!! We had a great time on our minimoon with our dog, and got plenty of rest!

    I was on the fence about it because of the cost of purchasing film for it, but I'm so glad we went ahead and had one! Even if you don't do a polaroid guest book, you could always have a couple of them floating around for either a designated person, or your guests to pass around to take photos! FH's SIL took some candid ones throughout the night and they're probably my favorites!

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  • Tara
    VIP November 2016
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    Congratulations!!! These photos are so beautiful.

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  • SLY
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    Thank you so much Tara!!!

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