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Lola
Devoted June 2019

Pro-bam! 6/15/19

Lola, on July 11, 2019 at 12:49 PM Posted in Married Life 0 39
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I am so happy to share a few of the pro shots from our day! As I said in previous posts, despite being what I thought was extremely organized during the planning process, as well as hiring a DOC, DJ, etc. to make sure "I didn't have to stress," a lot went wrong, and I was extremely stressed pretty much up until I walked down the aisle.

I've been thinking A LOT about why things didn't go the way I wanted them to, and what I could have done differently. Honestly, what it comes down to is that I was trying way too hard to have an expensive "pinterest" wedding, but I did not have the budget for one. I didn't have the budget to hire the photographer for longer than six hours, so I tried to cram in pictures before the ceremony, which ended up bringing so much stress because we were running late. I didn't get a lot of pictures that I wish I would have. I picked a venue that was just too small, and didn't normally do weddings and so the staff was just not helpful in terms of helping with thing that should have been no-brainers (finding linens to cover the cake table, putting out the groom's cake with the regular cake, etc.). I had the ceremony and the reception in different locations, which created a lot of issues for the DOC, although I feel like this isn't THAT unusual and I am not sure why it ended up being such an issue. All in all, I should have scaled down my wedding and just went with out certain things that were just not in my budget to have. I should have picked an all in one venue and gone without decor, linens, etc. All of the extra decor choices added up to what the venue fee would have been anyway. I also chose to have my wedding in my hometown, rather than where I lived, which created endless extra expenses in terms of travel, not to mention not really being able to be present when any real decisions were being made. I regret this. If I had to do it over I would have had the wedding where I live, or just done something destination with a small guest list.

All in all, we really did have a lovely wedding, and I couldn't be happier to be married. But I definitely fell into the "pinterest" trap instead of just trying to throw a fun party on a budget.

Also, I don't know why I can't get these pictures to be a normal size, but when I try to upload them it crops the pictures in a weird way, so enjoy these giant pro-pics!

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39 Comments

Latest activity by Chloe, on July 15, 2019 at 10:02 PM
  • Lola
    Devoted June 2019
    Lola ·
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    Some more shots from the dancing portion of the evening!

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  • Lauren
    VIP February 2020
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    You and your wedding looked beautiful!! I love your centerpieces!

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  • Formerbride
    VIP June 2019
    Formerbride ·
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    Everything looks so beautiful! You can't tell you were remotely stressed. Congratulations and best wishes!
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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Legend March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    Wow! But for cramming in a lot of pics, you got some spectacular ones!!! The bridal pics, the wall pic & theater sign pics are to die for. Everything looks lovely. But really good advice that would have reduced your stress.
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  • Cyndy
    Master May 2019
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    Your wedding looks beautiful and that dress is gorgeous on you. I think we all try to plan the perfect wedding and in the end it is really about that person you are marrying and being together. Congratulations!
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  • Christine
    Dedicated August 2019
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    Your dress is beautiful! And it looks like despite the issues you had, it still was a gorgeous wedding!

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  • Kelly
    Super October 2019
    Kelly ·
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    Your dress is amazing & the pics are beautiful.
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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
    MrsD ·
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    Your dress is stunning. I'm sorry it was a stressful day, but your pictures look great and I love all your decor!

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  • Sharon
    Super September 2021
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    Congratulations! It looks like you were able to put the stress behind you and really enjoy your day, as you should. Your dress is perfect for you!
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  • CourtneyBrittain
    Master August 2019
    CourtneyBrittain ·
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    Wow, you look amazing!! Congratulations to you both!!
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  • Fenja
    VIP August 2021
    Fenja ·
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    Wow! Beautiful! Congrats!!! Absolutely stunning wedding!
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  • Ti'Anna
    Expert May 2021
    Ti'Anna ·
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    Everything looked amazing and you couldn't tell you were stressed at all! Congratulations!!!!

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  • Emily
    Super April 2020
    Emily ·
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    Your hair and gown is stunning! The venue looks gorgeous and from the pictures, I never would've known you were even remotely stressed out!

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  • NextChapterReady
    Super October 2019
    NextChapterReady ·
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    Congratulations! Everything looked gorgeous and I love your dress! Smiley heart

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  • Thea
    Dedicated August 2019
    Thea ·
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    I LOVE your whole bridal look - the bow on the dress was so fun and you looked stunning!

    I'm sorry you had a stressful experience. Wishing you a beautiful and happy future in your marriage!

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  • Jennifer
    Super October 2020
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    Looks like it was a very beautiful day! Congratulations!
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  • VIP September 2019
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    Boy you had the camera fooled because you look nothing but stunning. I would never have guessed there was issues or stress. I love your pictures. Your dress looks phenomenal on you. Congratulations
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  • Meghan
    Master October 2019
    Meghan ·
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    Beautiful! I love your dress! & I’d have no idea you were stressed!
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  • Stacey
    Devoted July 2020
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    Congratulations. It looks like everything was perfect. You looked amazing!!!
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  • Emily
    Savvy August 2020
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    It looks amazing girl!!!!
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