Jenna and Paul were married in August at Terrace 167. There were a few light sprinkles during their outdoor ceremony, but that’s good luck, right? Not that these two need any luck! As you will read below, they have been great friends for a very long time and anyone who observes them together can see what a great match they make!
From The Bride:
How did you meet and fall in love?
We have been friends for 17 years. We met when we were 15 years old during freshman year of high school. We instantly became great friends and there was always an attraction that neither of us really acted upon because we feared we would ruin our friendship. Unbeknownst to me, he told everyone he was going to marry me one day. The poor guy secretly chased me for 11 years and then he finally poured his heart out to me. Six years after that we are now happily married! I am lucky to say that I was able to marry my best friend (and quite possibly the most patient and determined man on this earth!)
How would you describe the style of your wedding?
Our wedding venue had a beautiful industrial rustic feel to it, which complemented our personal styles so well. We added lots of greenery, neutral flower colors, and copper accents.
What was the most fun detail of your wedding to plan?
I would have to say the most fun detail was creating the look of the table décor. The possibilities are endless and how you decorate your tables really brings your own personal style to light and accentuates the overall style of your wedding. We had long wooden farm tables with greenery garlands down the center, copper votives interlaced, along with an eclectic mix of antique glass bottles with sprigs of flowers in them. The look was simple and rustic with a hint of elegance.
What did you find the most challenging about planning your wedding?
The most challenging aspect of planning our wedding was creating the dream wedding we had in our minds, while staying within our budget. We obviously wanted it to be perfect, and we quickly learned how to prioritize the things most important to us, and to not fret over the little stuff!
What’s your number one piece of advice you have for couples just starting to plan their wedding?
The number one piece of advice I have is to sit down and discuss what aspects of your wedding are most important to you. Then create a budget spreadsheet with a list of all areas of spending/vendors. Decide where you feel comfortable spending more money and where you think you can cut some corners (This is where thinking outside the box, not fretting over little things, getting crafty, and calling in favors comes in!). Our budget sheet gave us a great visual and helped us stay within our budget while still creating our vision.
Which moment of your wedding was the most memorable for you?
The most memorable moment of the wedding was reciting our vows. We wrote our own vows, so they were very special to us. At that moment, everything kind of swirls around you, it’s just you and your husband, and all you feel is this incredible happiness! The other most memorable moment was walking down the aisle after being pronounced husband and wife, and seeing all our friends and family cheering for us and taking pictures. It was so surreal!
Describe newlywed life in 3 words.
Happily In Love