Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Wedding Q+A Series With Made In The Shade

The lovely Bride Q+A Series continues on this beautiful Tuesday!  Today I have Rebecca from Made In The Shade stopping by to share her Wedding Story with all of you!

Hi! I'm Becky!

When did you get married ?
 June 8th, 2013 - the day of our first date, 3 years later!

How did you meet?
We are both nurses, and met at the hospital one day while I was working as a student nurse and he was having his nursing clinical. Now I always have someone to tell my gross stories to!

What was the one thing you were most passionate about?I cared the most about my dress (which had pockets!), that the flowers were real, and the venue.

What was the most awkward thing about wedding planning?
Knowing when to pay the vendors when its close to time for the wedding - convos about money are just so awkward!

 How many bridesmaids did you have? How did you go about choosing them?
I had 6 - it was just a number that worked out for both my husband and I. I had my sister, a previous room mate, and 4 nursing school friends!

How long did it take you to find your wedding dress?
I actually had 3 appointments booked at 3 stores, but found it in the first one. I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted - pockets, strapless, and a little bit poofy!

Spill some deets that went on. We wanna hear drama:
I didn't have too much drama thank goodness! The florist did deliver the flowers several hours late, but other than that it all turned out great!

What was your color scheme, and what made you choose it?
I love the color mint green, and knew we wanted daisies and hydrangeas. So mint, white, and a little yellow were our colors!

Did you do any DIY projects/etc?
Yes!! My wedding was full of DIY's, from the centerpieces, backdrop behind the table, floral arrangements, favors, table runners, etc! I was my own wedding planner and loved every minute of it! You can go to the link below to find how to DIY some wedding ideas of your own!

If you don't mind sharing what your budget was, and if you stayed
 on track or went over budget?
Our budget was about $12000 - 14000. We stayed pretty true to that, but we did a lot of DIY work, I got a lot of things off of etsy, and I was my own wedding planner to save a lot of money. It can be done, but you just have to do a lot of things yourself instead of paying someone else!
What was your favorite thing about your wedding day?Our first look together, and our first dance. I also really loved our photographer!

What was the most stressful thing about your wedding day?
It actually wasn't the wedding day, it was the rehearsal dinner. Because we didn't have a wedding planner I was overwhelmed. I recommend if you go this route to designate a family or friend to answer all the questions at the rehearsal for you!

If you could do it all over again, what would you do differently?
Absolutely nothing! I loved every minute of our day and would replan it all in a heart beat!

What's your best piece of advice for future brides out there?

Try to stay stress free, no matter what you'll be so happy on your wedding day you won't care about much else! And if you are looking to save money, DIY is the way to go!

Go here for more wedding pictures and ideas!
Thanks so much Rebecca for being a part of my series!  Your wedding day looked so magical!
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Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for Wedding Wednesday and linkup with me!


  1. Ahhhh I love the football photo!!! So cute and creative!! Love this series and reading about all of the brides, the day, and their experiences!!

  2. Love the colors scheme! I checked out the DIY page and I love those little wine bottle favors!

  3. Love all of her photos - always happy when she shares her wedding DIYs! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

  4. Such a lovely post



  5. Love this wedding!! My girls will be wearing mint as well :)

  6. You looked beautiful and love your dress! Pockets are a great idea...why didn't I think of that! My florist was probably the main drama too with being super unresponsive and then the flowers showed up looking slightly wilted.

  7. Very good points! Our number isn't even for our wedding, but I'm not concerned. Having the people by my side that matter most works for me. :) Love your wedding posts!


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