Real Wedding: Maria + Tyler

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Congratulations to Maria + Tyler who got married September 11th, 2015.  We saw these pictures and our jaws dropped.  This bride and groom are just the most beautiful inside and out!  Read all about what made their big day so special as reported by Maria below.


The most important parts to pulling off my dream wedding were remembering not to get wrapped up in stressing out over the little details and renting items rather than buying because planning a wedding gets super expensive!  We really wanted a reclaimed wood farm table for our wedding, so instead of buying one we found one to rent through Rent Patina.  It seriously saved our lives and we got endless compliments on it!  We also rented a bunch of antique gold candlesticks and vases through Little Vintage Rentals.

There will never be anything like trying on the dress of your dreams and envisioning yourself walking down the aisle to the love of your life.  That is how I knew my dress was the one, the moment I tried it on I cried, my heart dropped, and I just knew I had found it.  I knew that my mom would cry as soon as I walked out of the fitting room (and yes, she did).  I had always wanted to wear a wedding dress with sleeves.  Always!  My mother wore a stunning wedding gown with lace sleeves that I had always been inspired by.  I knew I wanted something that was simple, beautiful, unique, yet made me feel like a bride.  Lovely Bride gave me the most wonderful experience from start to finish!  I will forever cherish the memories made in finding my dream wedding dress!


The most memorable moment was the morning of our wedding when Tyler and I exchanged love notes.  That is when it got real.  I think I had to stop 20 times because I just kept crying.  Reading my husband’s sweet words brought the ultimate joy, love and comfort to my heart.  Pouring our hearts out to one another the morning of our wedding was the most special moment I will always remember!  Our whole day was a dream, but that moment was just so special.






Picking my bridesmaids dresses through Weddingtonway  was super cute and affordable.  Everyone wins!



I have to be completely honest…  I was not nervous AT ALL the morning of our wedding.  Which is crazy because I’m usually the type of person who gets SO excited that it makes me nervous (and I’m also a huge perfectionist).  I knew that morning I was marrying the man of my dreams and that he’s the one that was set aside for me.  If there was any advice that I would give to future brides, it would be to not get stressed out over the little details or the “what ifs” on your big day.  Of course you want your day and all the details to be perfect… but at the end of the day it’s not about that stuff.  It’s about marrying your soulmate and the love of your life!  Focus on that along the way.  Enjoy every moment throughout the whole process, take lots of photos to remember the fun times planning, cake tasting, dress shopping, etc.  You’ll look back and cherish those times forever!







Photographer: Stephanie Parsley Photography // Dress: Lovely Bride, Katie May // Lovely Bride Location: New York City // Videographer: The French Adventures // Florals: Quinn Florist // Hair + Makeup: Bobby and The Bride // Flower Crown: Crowns by Christy // Shoes: Nina Shoes // Bridesmaids Dresses: Weddingtonway // Taylor’s Tux + Groomsmen Suits: The Black Tux // Venue: The Fox Hollow – Winter Garden Room