The summer of 2020 hasn’t exactly turned out as most had hoped, especially not for this bride and groom! Despite the many challenges and the odds against them, Natalia and Paul became husband and wife and toasted a bright future with close friends and family. It was such a gorgeous day filled with joy, laughter, and everything this couple loves.
“There were quite a lot of bumps in the road on the day and leading up to it. But with all the planning, it seemed to flow really well!”
“We loved seeing each other! That first moment was so precious. I’m so glad we could see each other before the wedding. Paul actually said that he felt more emotional during the ceremony because we were able to have a first look beforehand. He said he was able to process it more and let it sink in versus if he saw me for the first time going down the aisle. Next favorite part was getting married, OF COURSE!”
Husband and Wife!
“Our wedding style was more vintage/classic. There were quite a few modern parts—ice sculpture, pizza—but we wanted it to feel more like you were in our backyard. An elegant garden-styled wedding. Which is why flowers were picked that had strong scents, a rustic chandelier was used, and lanterns lined the aisle.”
Advice from the Bride
“Honestly, plan the most you can, but don’t stress about it. On the day, it may feel like everything is not going how you planned or envisioned, and it won’t. Try to prevent big problems, but on the day, go with the flow. Enjoy each moment because you only get it once. If all your guests start eating the ice cream and brownies before you cut the cake—which frustrated me because I thought it was common knowledge to wait until the cake was cut—let it go. That just means the line will be shorter!”
How did Heather Sherrill Photography do?
“We thought you did AMAZING! Our church is beautiful, but it doesn’t have the best places inside for wedding pictures except for the front stage. Heather and her team found ways to create natural light and turn spaces into a perfect space for a picture. Their ideas for pictures were centered around capturing the atmosphere of our wedding party and the wedding in general. Looking back at the pictures, I don’t even need the home videos we took. The pictures capture so many of the moments that made the atmosphere of the wedding. No bad thoughts or comments.”
Cake: Annette McIndoo
Caterer: 800 Degrees Pizza
Fruit and Vegetables: Chef Michael Eric Wells from Somerset Culinary Company
Ice Sculpture: Jim Houser
Florist: Chable Johnson Bridal
Groomsmen: Walmart and Gordmans (“Men’s Wearhouse messed up the orders last second, so we had to run to the store!”)
Groom’s Suit: Men’s Wearhouse
Bridesmaid Dresses: Birdy Grey
Wedding Dress: One Fine Day Bridal
Farm Tables: A Party A Part
Church: Oak Grove Church of God
Reception: The Van Buren Event Center