Lexi And Mitchell
How did he propose to you?
Mitchell and I met and started dating while we were going to school. As the semester ended, Mitchell moved home to California to work for the summer. Before he left we had started talking seriously about getting married. I always thought that if we got engaged during the summer that it would be at the end of summer. Because we were living in different states, we only got to see each other every few weeks. There was a holiday weekend coming up and I had planned to come visit Mitchell for the first time since he moved. His family had planned to go to their River House for a vacation that weekend. Before I came out Mitchell kept making hints about the proposal such as, make sure your nails are done when you come out. I thought there was no way he could already have a ring and that he was just getting my hopes up. I went out with no expectations. One night he told me he wanted to go sit on the dock and look for otters that sometimes hang out there. As we were looking around and talking Mitchell sat forward and stopped talking and just looked me at. As I turned towards him I saw lights shining on his back. I still had no idea what was happening and asked where those lights were coming from. He had me stand up and I saw a tube floating towards us with candles in a heart shape with the ring in the center. Mitchell untied the ring and got down on one knee. His family was watching from the house and came down to congratulate us with sparkling cider. It was the perfect proposal because it was just us in a place that we get to go back and visit often. I always wanted the proposal to be a surprise and that’s exactly how it was.
Were there any personal elements that you incorporated into the wedding ceremony/reception?
We wanted to keep something more personal for our guests, so instead of having guests sign a book we had them write on a quilt that we now have and use in our house.
We also wanted our wedding party to be filled with people who mean a lot to us. We ended up having 9 bridesmaids and 9 groomsmen. I’m so happy they were all able to share our wedding day with us.
What was one idea that made the wedding uniquely yours?
I wanted our wedding and reception to be a fun environment. I wanted our guests to enjoy themselves so we had lawn games available outside. It was a fun and different idea for family and friends who would be spending a lot of time with us.
What was one idea that the groom just had to have?
Mitchell wanted us to be able to socialize with our wedding guests more than the receiving line. So we had a formal receiving line for 1 hour and then time throughout the rest of our celebration to mingle with our family and friends.
What was one thing that made your wedding unforgettable?
Mitchell and I had discussed how we wanted to leave our reception. We didn’t want our car decorated because we were traveling in it so we decided to just keep it simple and leave in a golf cart. However, as we were getting ready to leave my Dad surprised us and had a Helicopter land on the golf course waiting to take us away. We were completely surprised. It was the perfect ending to our celebration and something we will never forget.
Share a wedding budget splurge that made all the difference.
The theme of our wedding was romantic vintage. I think we splurged on having a lot of decor to keep with that theme. Forevermore Events brought in suspended globe lights, gold chivari chairs, a mix of vintage dinnerware, while Bloomers provided gorgeous floral decorations. It made all of the difference in making our theme come alive.
Cake – Sweet Cakes by Karen
Caterer – Fish Rock Grill
DJ – Festival Sounds
Floral – Bloomers
Hair & Makeup – Katie Holt
Photography – Of My Affection
Rentals – St George Party Rentals
Venue – The Ledges
Wedding Planner – Forevermore Events
Paper Details – Bensten Designs