Carly + Cody
We talked about the things we wanted to be part of our wedding most and then we built our budget around that. Julie with Middle Aisle knew our wedding budget and helped us stick to it!
Was there any personal element you incorporated into the wedding ceremony/reception?
Since a lot of our grandparents had passed on, we really wanted a way to honor them. We gathered all of their wedding pictures and framed them for display at the reception. I held one of my grandmothers handkerchief’s with my bouquet throughout the day and it helped to remind me of her.
Did you have any “DIY” elements at your reception?
We had a bunch of DIY elements at our reception thanks to my wonderful mom. She sewed over 200 flags, created custom pillow cases, did most of the signage, and refinished and painted the vintage chairs.
How did you decide on your color scheme and theme for the wedding?
I knew I wanted a soft vintage feel so the colors I chose tied in perfectly. For the theme, Colbie Caillait is one of my favorite artists and she has a line in one of her songs that says “we go together like peanuts and payday, Marley and reggae” and I have always felt that way with Cody and myself. I chose our theme to be “We go together like Cody & Carly” we based the wedding details around that theme and it turned out perfect!
What was a “must have” for your big day?
I knew I wanted a superb photographer who would capture every detail of my wedding. I knew Of My Affection Photography was a must have.
Share a wedding budget splurge that made a difference?
Definitely hiring Julie of Middle Aisle for my wedding planning. My mom and I didn’t want to have to worry about the little things on the day of the wedding, so that was our splurge that made the biggest difference. She was beyond amazing.
Besides tying the knot, what was your favorite part of the day?
Riding with my dad, up Snow Canyon on his motorcycle to the ceremony. It was so beautiful spending those moments with my dad before the ceremony.
Any advice you could pass on to future brides?
Take it all in! Enjoy the day! You’ve spent months planning your perfect day, so enjoy it and don’t stress. Pamper yourself the day before.
Where did you go for your honeymoon?
We went on a cruise to Mexico. We wanted something all inclusive so we felt a cruise was the perfect choice.