Expert May 2019

Sunday Brunch Pro Bam!

Brittany, on June 3, 2019 at 3:06 PM Posted in Married Life 0 30
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Budget: $12k-$15k (Idon't have our final numbers, but I believe we came in around the $15k mark)

Date: May 19, 2019

Time: Ceremony at 11:30AM, Reception 12:00-4:00

Engagement: 18 months

The Vendors:

Ceremony/Reception Venue: Copper Roux

Catering/Bar: Bayou Bluegrass

Hair: Personal stylist

Makeup: Image Insight

Photographer: Bourbon & Brides

DJ: COMPLETE Weddings + Events

Groom/groomsmen rentals: Geno's Formal Affair

Wedding dress: Dillard's, alterations at The Needle's Eye

Bridesmaid dresses: David's Bridal

Cake: made by my stepmom, donuts from Dough Daddy's

Flowers & Decor: DIY by myself. Flowers all purchased from Michael's, ribbons, chargers, and lightbulbs on centerpieces from Hobby Lobby, fabric on arch from JoAnn's

The Good: Honestly, everything about our day was so great. The weather was perfect, the food was amazing, everyone seemed to have a fantastic time. Most of the hiccups we had were because of family members, NOT because of any of our vendors.

The Bad: My hair stylist was supposed to bring a second person with her, she did not. We wound up being an hour late leaving the house for the first look and formal portraits. Thank goodness by photographer was AMAZING and had built a lot of extra time into our schedule for pictures. My MIL kept demanding pictures WITHOUT me and my daughter, so that was frustrating. We kept telling her no so at the reception she cornered my husband and his brother and got a picture without me. She also asked when we were giving her a grandchild, and when husband told her she has one she said "no, like one of my own..." FIL kept hitting on the bartender in front of his boyfriend so that was awkward, but it is what it is. My mom was 100000% more stressed than I was all weekend and then was stressed that I WASN'T stressed.

Overall: If you're considering a brunch wedding, DO IT! Our guests loved the food (breakfast meats, hashbrown casserole, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, and made-to-order omelettes.) We were worried that the reception would be a bust, but the DJ kept the dance floor packed and everyone had a great time. The venue coordinator told us that we were the liveliest brunch wedding they've EVER had. I will warn you that it was a very early start- hair and makeup arrived at 5AM. That being said, I was awake at 2:45 because I was so excited for the day, so getting it "over with" made the day go so much smoother for me, I'm sure.

I know everyone says it, but really, truly try to enjoy the day. You've spent HOURS picking the perfect vendors, now trust them to do their job. I didn't think I needed a day-of-coordinator, and I didn't want to spend the money on one. We decided to ask a family friend to coordinate for us on the day of and she was a life saver. She picked up donuts and had the dessert table assembled by 10am. She helped usher the little kids down the aisle, she held on to the marriage certificate, she took care of fielding any questions from the venue staff. If it's not in the budget but your mom's best friend or your aunt wants to feel involved and you trust them, ask them to help!

I feel like I'm forgetting some things but if anyone has any questions, feel free to ask!

Now what we all came for: PICTURES! Sorry, they uploaded in kind of a wonky order.

Omelet StationSunday Brunch Pro Bam! 1I didn't have any cake other than a small bite, but everyone said it was deliciousSunday Brunch Pro Bam! 2........Sunday Brunch Pro Bam! 3

Sunday Brunch Pro Bam! 4..........Sunday Brunch Pro Bam! 5..................Sunday Brunch Pro Bam! 6..............Sunday Brunch Pro Bam! 7...............Sunday Brunch Pro Bam! 8.............Sunday Brunch Pro Bam! 9When I walked down the aisle, he started bawling. Don't let anyone tell you that a first look takes away the emotion of the moment!Sunday Brunch Pro Bam! 10.............Sunday Brunch Pro Bam! 11The DJ had our guests surround us and tell us they loved us, then they gave us the best group hugSunday Brunch Pro Bam! 12..............Sunday Brunch Pro Bam! 13................Sunday Brunch Pro Bam! 14................Sunday Brunch Pro Bam! 15.............Sunday Brunch Pro Bam! 16.............Sunday Brunch Pro Bam! 17...........Sunday Brunch Pro Bam! 18Guest bench built by my dadSunday Brunch Pro Bam! 19............Sunday Brunch Pro Bam! 20...............Sunday Brunch Pro Bam! 21We opted for the shoe game rather than the bouquet and garter tossSunday Brunch Pro Bam! 22
Laughing when we messed up the choreographed danceSunday Brunch Pro Bam! 23

.......Sunday Brunch Pro Bam! 24.......Sunday Brunch Pro Bam! 25...........Sunday Brunch Pro Bam! 26...........Sunday Brunch Pro Bam! 27........Sunday Brunch Pro Bam! 28..........Sunday Brunch Pro Bam! 29........Sunday Brunch Pro Bam! 30.........Sunday Brunch Pro Bam! 31...........Sunday Brunch Pro Bam! 32..........Sunday Brunch Pro Bam! 33I thought these were the cutest (Hobby Lobby) Now I have about 30 in my guest room lolSunday Brunch Pro Bam! 34Arch built by my dad, flowers from Michael's and fabric from JoAnn'sSunday Brunch Pro Bam! 35........Sunday Brunch Pro Bam! 36........Sunday Brunch Pro Bam! 37.........Sunday Brunch Pro Bam! 38..........Sunday Brunch Pro Bam! 39..........Sunday Brunch Pro Bam! 40...........Sunday Brunch Pro Bam! 41Our favors were homemade jam, peach butter, and apple butter. A lot of guests used them on their biscuits at the reception!Sunday Brunch Pro Bam! 42..........Sunday Brunch Pro Bam! 43


  • Victoria
    VIP October 2018
    Beautiful! Every now and then a bride has a question as to whether or not they should wear their glasses (yes they should!)... We all need to remember to point them back to your post because you looked stunning! And it looked like you had so much fun with your new hubby! Congratulations!
  • OnCloudRawls
    VIP June 2019

    Congratulations!!! These pictures had shown a bunch of love and support! You look so happy!

  • C
    Devoted June 2019
    C R
    Wow - such great emotions captured by these pictures!!!! Congratulations! 馃
  • C
    Dedicated June 2019
    Congratulations, everything looks beautiful and you both look so happy!
  • Lola
    Devoted June 2019

    So pretty! Congrats!

  • Brae
    VIP September 2019
    Congratulations! Everything is beautiful!
  • Cher Horowitz
    Rockstar December 2019
    Cher Horowitz

    Such a beautiful wedding! I can feel the love just looking at these gorgeous photos

  • Angela
    Expert June 2019
    Everything looks so beautiful!! Congratulations!
  • EmAbrams
    Devoted August 2019

    Everything looked beautiful! We are doing a brunch wedding as well, I am so glad to hear yours was a hit! Congratulations

  • Cristy
    Rockstar May 2020
    Cristy Online

    Congratulations!! Beautiful photos, beautiful people!! You guys all look so happy. It looks like you had an amazing day!!

  • Futuremrsk
    VIP August 2019
    Congratulations!!!! Looks like you had a beautiful day! Your picture are fantastic!!
  • Btbride
    Super August 2019

    Hi fellow Lexington bride! Everything looked absolutely AMAZING! Congrats!

    Expert April 2020
    Congrats! Everything looked beautiful and you guys looked so happy!
  • Courtney
    Rockstar December 2019

    Omg your wedding looks gorgeous! And your daughter is so adorable. Congratulations!

  • M.W.
    VIP June 2019

    Absolutely beautiful! Congrats

  • Sin茅ad
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2025
    Sin茅ad Online

    WOW, Brittany! Your wedding looked absolutely amazing!! You looked so beautiful

    Congratulations! I hope you both had the most amazing day!!

  • NextChapterReady
    Super October 2019

    Congratulations! You looked beautiful! And everyone looked so happy

  • Cliodhna
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2030

    Thank you so much for sharing!

    You and your husband look like such a fun couple!!

    I love the 6th photo, definitely needs to be framed!

  • Brittany
    Expert May 2019
    View Quoted Comment

    Thank you so much! They actually served as my "something blue" and I had Mrs. Dixon etched into the side of them. I'm all about some fun glasses!

  • Brittany
    Expert May 2019
    View Quoted Comment

    Thank you!

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