Real Wedding: Jessica + Michael
Tell us about the dress and what inspired your look.
I wanted something a little different, and most importantly something that I was comfortable in! It helped to have a silhouette in mind. I didn’t want to take up any more space than I do on a day-to-day basis, so tulle was out. Also, I’m a big sucker for sparkle. I wanted something that hit both the “old Hollywood” look but was also really modern.
What were the most important details to pulling off your dream wedding?
Keeping it personal and keeping it small! I wanted our wedding to be full of close friends and family – and not a sea of acquaintances and distant family friends. By keeping it small, we were able to have a special moment with everyone in attendance.
What was the most memorable moment?
There were a bunch, but the first one that comes to mind was probably while dancing at the reception! We’re not a big “dance” couple – but we were jumping around to some Beyoncé and I noticed he was throwing some moves I’d never seen him throw down before. I mentioned it and he said, “I’ve been watching YouTube videos!” So cute.
If you could give future brides any advice, what would it be?
Oh man! When planning gets too stressful just remember that this is supposed to be FUN! You’re marrying your best friend! Don’t get swept up in details that nobody remembers or cares about. Not everything needs a tiny, handcrafted sign if making or buying them is going to send you into a tailspin. Also – and perhaps most importantly – you only need one wedding hashtag, you guys. Having multiple hashtags completely negates the point of a hashtag. Don’t MAKE more work for yourself!
Photographer: Wendy Norman of Apt. B Photography // Dress: Lovely Bride, Theia // Lovely Bride Location: San Francisco // Earrings: Sorrelli // Shoes: Betsy Johnson Blue // Venue: Cha Bella Restaurant // Florist: Kato Floral Design // Rings: YIELD Design Co