Tiana + Rob
It was Monday, August 22, and I had just finished working and was waiting for Rob to finish playing golf. He picked me up and we went to Menchies. When we arrived back to my house, he opened up the gate to my courtyard and I was in awe! There were rose petals covering the ground, candles were lit, the fountain was running, and all of a sudden Billy Currington’s Must Be Doin Somethin Right started to play! Rob was so nervous that he just blurted out, “Tiana, I love you. Will you marry me?” And just handed me the ring! He was so nervous he forgot to get down on one knee! I smiled and said YES (of course!) and then pointed out the fact that he forgotten to get down on one knee. He felt so dumb but I thought it was adorable!
Where there any personal elements that you incorporated into the wedding ceremony/reception?
We used Walla Walla sweet onions in our menu because that is where Rob is from. My grandmother embroidered my wedding date into my dress. We used our own patio furniture and home decor for our lounge area. My dad owns Twenty Five Main Cafe and so we also had lots of yummy cupcakes!
What was one idea that made the wedding yours?
The one specific idea I really wanted was to have my wedding be a big celebration, which it should be! So I only invited my closest family and friends and had a very nice sit down dinner and a live band to dance the night away!
What was one idea that the groom just had to have?
The only thing Rob wanted to be in charge of was the garter toss. So he completely surprised me and everyone else there when he did a dance from the movie Wayne’s World! It was the hit of the whole evening!
Share a wedding budget splurge that made all the difference
The best budget splurge we put into our wedding was hiring a wedding coordinator. We didn’t want any family or friends worrying about anything on our wedding day and we didn’t. Laura Stagg with Forever More Events was absolutely incredible! She was always there helping us and making sure we weren’t stressed or worried. She made my wedding a dream come true and even more incredible than I could have imagined.
Did you have DIY elements and how did you incorporate them?
Instead of doing a guest book, my mother, aunt, and I made a wish box with cards we made as well that guests could write wishes to the bride and groom. We also made our favors. We bought beautiful glitter snowflake ornaments from Pottery barn and had a matching ribbon with our names made and put those together since my wedding was five days before Christmas! The last DIY element I had made and is probably my most favorite is my subway art. I had it made to where it said everything about our wedding day, the date, the place, the time, everything. It now hangs in our hallway and it is a constant reminder of the best day of our lives!